Another photo from a recent outdoor mass at Theresetta School. The priest’s name is Reverend Roger Niedzielski, and the student at the microphone is Kolby Renschler. photo submitted

Another photo from a recent outdoor mass at Theresetta School. The priest’s name is Reverend Roger Niedzielski, and the student at the microphone is Kolby Renschler. photo submitted

The latest news from Theresetta Shool

Our school community looks forward to a year of wonderful, positive interactions and opportunities

Theresetta School was the scene of a very eager and enthusiastic group of children, teenagers, and adults, when classes resumed on the first day of September.

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. They have been working really hard to learn their classroom routines and to practice being good friends to each other. One highlight has been in science, where the students have started their study of liquids, using their five senses to describe water.

They have already performed an interesting experiment using water and quarters.

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. Thank you to Mr. Ries for leading us through this process. The grade nines have also brainstormed a series of questions for the Battle River-Crowfoot federal election candidates forum, which will be held on Sept. 13 at the Stettler Community Hall.

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, 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. Thank you to Mr. Finkbiner and Mr. Fetaz for their coaching expertise.

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’. This exhibit will be at Theresetta from Sept. 1 to 30. The exhibition ‘SCRAPS’ features 20 hand-painted illustrations by Calgary-based artist Geneva Haley. Thank you to Joanne Howe for arranging these exhibits.

On Thursday, Sept. 9, we were privileged to have Father Roger celebrate our opening school mass in a beautiful outdoor setting.

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.