Terry Fox Run raises $1,632

Aubrey Younger and Ben Felzien hold the Terry Fox flag, leading the charge to start the Terry Fox Run on Fri. Sept. 20 at the Theresetta School in Castor, Alta. ECA Review/Submitted

The annual Theresetta School Terry Fox Run was held on Fri. Sept. 20.

It was Theresetta’s turn to host Gus Wetter and everyone had a great time running the route together.

Students, teachers and community members joined together to remember Terry Fox and his excellent message of caring by running for those affected by cancer and raising money for cancer research.

Seeing everyone’s “Who I’m running for…” sticker reminds all of us that cancer is far-reaching and more often than not, we know someone who has been affected.

Theresetta students did a great job fundraising this year and were able to raise $1,632, as of the time of printing, for the cancer research cause.

Football field trip

Daphne Fuller and Iliann Munoz Bribiesca of Theresetta School enjoying the sights, sounds and candy that is all part of the CFL football game experience during the Labour Day Rematch field trip to Edmonton on Sat, Sept. 7. ECA Review/Submitted

Theresetta School started off the year with a bang by travelling to Edmonton once again to take in the Labour Day Classic Rematch football game between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Calgary Stampeders on Sat. Sept. 7.

A big energetic group of about 40 people enjoyed the day.

Buddy reading

New to the school this year is the resurrection of ‘buddy reading time’.

Every Friday in the last 10 minutes of their lunch recess, all Theresetta students get together with a partner from another class to read together and build relationships across grades.

After three weeks of trying this, teachers and students seem to agree that it is a fun way to get to know other students and great literacy activity for all.

Glee Club

Glee Club is the newest and most exciting thing to be happening at Theresetta this year.

Mrs. Kneller and her fabulous group of Grade 6-9 students are already practising each week with some great sounding music to perform at local events.

The group meets every Thursday after school and are enjoying the process of trying out many different songs.

Once a month the group will have their practice at the Paintearth Lodge.

The goal of the Glee Club is to be available to the community to provide musical entertainment for a variety of functions.

Volleyball teams enter mini-preseason tournament

Volleyball is well underway for both the girls and the boys.

Both teams have been practising hard for the start of the league. The boy’s team travelled to Forestburg on Sept. 16 for a mini preseason tournament.

The team got to play against teams from Forestburg, Daysland, Killam, and Sedgewick.

Besides the bonus of winning around three-quarters of their games, all the players made it seem like they never left the court from last season, not skipping a beat and working so well together.

The girls also travelled to Forestburg on Sept. 16 for the tournament.

The girls worked hard and came away winning half of their games.

After losing quite a few players from last season that moved on to high school, the new Grade 9 leaders did a great job stepping up and encouraging their teammates.

On Sept. 18, both the girls and boys teams travelled across town to Gus Wetter for the first league games of their respective seasons.

The boy’s team played hard and were able to win four of their five sets against the Gus Wetter squad.

The older Theresetta team, with players from Grades 6-9, played against the Grade 9 Gus Wetter team.

Both teams played well and put on a great game for their spectators.

The Knights were able to win their first few sets.

After the older girls were done, the younger Knights, from Grades 5-7, played against the Gus Wetter Grades 7-8 team.

Again the Knights did a great job working together to win their first two sets.

 

by K. Smawley

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