The month of October saw plenty of learning opportunities, celebrations, and volleyball action at Theresetta School.
On Oct. 1, the students energetically participated in the annual Terry Fox run, bringing in a total of $2459.50 in pledges. The day also consisted of a sub lunch, which in addition to donations, realized a profit of $596.
This money was donated to the Kids With Cancer Society in memory of a former student, Alexi Schnell.
In preparation for the Thanksgiving long weekend, Mrs. Ries helped the Grade three-four class assist Father Roger with our second outdoor mass. The weather cooperated beautifully.
Every October, our Grade nine class, under the guidance of Mr. Ries, prepares a presentation to honour the patron saint of our school, St. Therese. This year’s performance was held on Oct. 13, when the students presented a skit about her short, yet impactful life.
Students and staff were graciously treated to a pizza lunch on Oct. 21, courtesy of our local FCSS. This was held in conjunction with their Rural Mental Health Project. In addition to the delicious pizza, students were also given activities to complete in their health classes to familiarize them with the importance of looking after their mental well-being. We are very grateful to our FCSS members for all they do.
The Social Studies 9 class had an opportunity to meet with our Battle River-Crowfoot Member of Parliament Damien Kurek virtually last Monday, Oct. 25.
This meeting followed up their study of the structure of the federal government of Canada.
Students also completed an analysis of the results of the Sept. 20 federal election. This analysis included reaching out to the candidates from all the political parties running in our constituency. From these discussions, Damien Kurek’s office suggested a virtual meeting. Students from Grades eight and nine in attendance had a host of questions for Mr. Kurek.
Both girls’ and boys’ volleyball teams have been working very hard, and their efforts have been rewarded.
The boys won both the Forestburg and Red Deer’s Camille J. LaRouge tournaments in dominant style. They didn’t lose a game all day in Forestburg, and they played against far larger schools at Camille, where they only lost one match all day.
The team went into the semi-finals and final games with only six players, and their average grade/age on the court was always far less than the opposing teams.
On the final weekend of October the girls’ teams hosted a tournament.
Our A girls showed the skills and determination required to win the A side, and our B girls’ team worked equally hard to capture the B side of the tournament.
All of our players are looking forward to CARA regional finals on Nov. 6 in Stettler. Good luck!