Spook and Spike tournament held

Allie Weber, Tavi Pickles, Cara Penner and Kaitlyn Heidecker working with Nikki Wiart on Author’s Day. ECA Review/Submitted
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Jillian Heidecker
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There were many fun activities happening at Theresetta during October including lots of fun fall themed learning, the annual Spook and Spike Volleyball Tournament for the Grade 5 and 6 students, and a lot of fun things to help celebrate Halloween.

Theresetta hosted their annual Spook and Spike tournament on Oct. 26. The Halloween-timed tournament invited grade 5 and 6 students from Christ King in Stettler, Donalda and Alix to join for a day of triple ball.

Triple ball is a younger student-geared version of volleyball where both teams get more opportunities to play the ball without depending upon successful serving for every rally.

All three Theresetta teams ended up making it into a semi-final game. The tournament final was played by Donalda and Theresetta team #3 with Theresetta taking home the tournament title!

The Theresetta Knights have been busy travelling and playing many volleyball games in the past two weeks.

League play had both the girls grade 8/9 team and boys team travelling to Gus Wetter on Oct. 17, coming home victorious!

The younger grade 5 – 7 girls team travelled to Big Valley on Oct. 18 and they showed off even more improvement in their skills to take home the win.

The younger girls team got yet another chance to try out their abilities, this time against the Coronation volleyball squad on Oct. 24.

The female Knights fought hard, made lots of great serves and had a strong showing in the first set of the game before going on to lose in the third tie-breaking set.

The Theresetta Knights have also been hard at work playing on multiple weekends including travelling to Killam on Oct. 19 – 20. The older team played their way into the semi-finals against Viking. They won their opportunity to take on the host team in the A final and came home with golden hardware after putting up scores of 25 – 12 and 25 – 17.

The younger Knights also put on a great showing on the B side of the tournament as they to played their way into a semi-final against Viking.

They too won their spot into a final, this one against the host school’s younger team, which was a great match up!

They went home with second place and big smiles on their faces as they got to play so much and worked so well as a team.

Author’s Day

On Oct. 24, the grade 5 to 9 students got to participate in what Mr. Ries deemed; “Author’s Day” as he invited two local writers in to talk to the classes about their careers and experiences being published authors.

Allie Weber, Tavi Pickles, Cara Penner and Kaitlyn Heidecker working
with Nikki Wiart on Author’s Day. ECA Review/Submitted

Nikki Wiart, from Castor and Heather Grovet from Galahad, joined the students for the entire afternoon to share their experiences and to workshop some new writing pieces.

The authors shared their experiences as writers before suggesting a writing prompt and activity to the students. All the students enjoyed learning from the writers who gave them constructive and valuable advice based on real-life writing experience.

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