First day of school shows solid enrollment
Photos by Lucie Roy
Morinville Public Elementary School
Morinville Public Elementary School student Aiden Wall took a look Tuesday morning to see which classroom and which teacher he would have this year. The two large boards assisted students and parents on their way on the first day of school. Principal Wayne Rufiange and teachers and staff were also on hand to escort students to their classes.
MPES Administrative Assistant Joan Tolsma said the new teachers at MPES include Kristen Fair, Tanya Crump, Brittany Clarke, Renee Thomson, Tara Hodgson, Jeannie Brenneis and Kari Morgan. New MPES Vice-Principal, Kari Morgan, was previously at Sturgeon Composite High School and has 18 years teaching experience.
There were 420 students enrolled at MPES as of Tuesday morning with a few new registrations coming in Tuesday morning.
Georges H. Primeau Middle School
New Georges H. Primeau School Principal Allan Menduk was at his desk Tuesday morning. Menduk was previously Assistant Principal at Morinville community High School. He is one of eight new members at Primeau, including Jamie French, Ken Kordyback, Dean McKinney, Angie Boucher, Vice-Principal Christina Mackinnon, Counsellor Tracy Delhez and Secretary Nicole Johnson.
The student count for Grades 5 to 8 is about 465, including five who registered for school Tuesday morning. That is an increase from the 438 registered last year.
This year’s Primeau them is Everyday Heroes. A meet-the-teacher night is scheduled for Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Ecole Notre Dame Elementary
Ecole Notre Dame Elementary School teacher Sheri Crowston used to teach at Vanier. She was busy with her Grade 1 English students, giving them the school orientation tour. There are two new teachers this year, the other being Judith Cadorette, The registration at Notre Dame currently sits at 483
Morinville Community High School
MCHS had 570 students registered as of Tuesday morning; however, the school has a staggered start to the school year. Grades 11-12 start Wednesday. They have one new teacher, Blair Wood, and will have two administrators instead of three; Principal Eistetter and Vice-Principal Wade Michael.
School enrollment numbers are not considered official until later in September.
Morinville Christian Fellowship School
Details on Morinville Christian Fellowship School were not available by our online deadline.