April 2018

Dashing Through the Decades

One of the highlights of life at the middle campus is our annual Theme Week, during which we cancel our regular class schedule for a few days in order to more deeply explore a key theme and engage in more vivid learning experiences. This year’s Theme Week ran from March 13-16 and involved a journey back in time through our “Dashing Through the Decades” theme. Teams of teachers and educational assistants worked very hard to help students experience the history and culture of three eras: the 1950s and 60s, the 1970s and 80s, and the 1990s. Students spent a day in each era, engaging in activities such as making grilled cheese using clothes irons, making their own music videos, and learning about strange 1990s artifacts such as pagers! The day culminated a time of reflection and celebration on Friday March 16, as we shared what we learned in our homeroom classes and gathered the whole school for a high-energy Decades Dance and Praise Chapel. Throughout the week, we reflected on our theme verses, 2 Peter 3:8-9: “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance”. Throughout Dashing Through the Decades, we learned about God’s control over history and looked for evidence of His patient grace and our own need for it. It was an exhausting and exhilarating time of learning fun!

submitted by Mr. Chris Finch, Vice-Principal

Sparks Fly!

Grade 7 Science students were treated to a special visit by a guest scientist from the High Touch – High Tech program – ‘Atomic Alissa’!  She guided students through the ‘Edison’s Electricity’ workshop, which included Charged Particles, Static Electricity, Current Electricity, Potato Batteries, Solar Panels – all of these and more!  The students got a real ‘charge’ out of this class, with plenty of positive energy flowing through the classroom

submitted by Mr. Darrell Reimer, Grade 7 Teacher

Grade 7 Badminton

On Thursday, April 19, the Grade 7 students on the Badminton team met up with 6 teams from 3 other schools and had a full day of Badminton in our high school’s gym. There were many great matches, playing best of 3 games and our students played very well.

Our doubles teams of boy’s and girl’s garnered 1st and 2nd placements, while the boys doubles managed to sweep the top 3 spots, all members receiving medals! Our boys #1 seed in singles remained undefeated all day, well done Adrian Z!

The team celebrated by playing in the gym after all the other teams had left, took some great photos and enjoyed their victories from the day.

Submitted by Mrs. Kay Harbridge, Athletic Director

Standing with Humboldt Sask.

I am very proud of the staff and students of the middle campus who wore team jerseys and stood in prayerful solidarity with the community of Humboldt Sask. as they are struggling with the terrible tragedy of the last few weeks. I appreciate the heart of the kids at the middle level who are compassionate and empathetic to the needs of others.

Submitted by Bonnie Burton, Principal