Theresetta School was privileged to have Father Roger Niedzielski celebrate our opening school mass in a beautiful outdoor setting on Thurs. Sept. 9.
Our school theme this year is “Called by God”, and Father did an excellent job explaining how we can answer God’s call this year, as we learn and grow in faith together.
Our school community looks forward to a year of wonderful, positive interactions and opportunities.
We are pleased to welcome a former student to our teaching staff this year.
Amberly Hepp is looking after the Grade 5-6 classroom, in addition to some junior high courses. We would also like to welcome back Glenda Ries as the Grade 3-4 teacher, and Carolyn Fetaz in the kindergarten room.
Kirsten Smawley has been having a great time in her new role as the Grade 1-2 teacher.
Students have started their science study of liquids, using their five senses to describe water.
The Grade 9 social studies class is delving into the structure of the federal government, as preparations are being made to host a Mock Election for all students on Sept. 20.
The Grade 9’s have also brainstormed a series of questions for the Battle River-Crowfoot federal election candidates forum.
Students have emailed the questions to the forum organizers and are hopeful that some will be selected for a response.
Junior high girls and boys volleyball practices have begun in earnest under the coaching of Mr. Finkbiner and Mr. Fetaz, with two very dedicated and driven groups honing their skills and team play. They are looking forward to a successful season of league games and a few tournaments this fall.
In addition to extracurricular sports activities, junior high students will also have the opportunity to participate in two fine arts clubs. Miss Smawley will be offering Art Club and Mrs. Ries and Mrs. Kneller are looking forward to singing with the Glee Club.
Once again we are privileged to be able to offer a Travelling Art Exhibit at Theresetta. This exhibit is sponsored by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Theresetta Education Foundation (TEF) and is entitled “SCRAPS” and will be at Theresetta from Sept.1 to 30. The exhibition “SCRAPS” features 20 hand-painted illustrations by Calgary-based artist Geneva Haley.
by Brenda Kneller