Morinville sights and bites

Photos by Lucie Roy

Bullying Stops Here
On Wednesday MCHS Principal Todd Eistetter and Vice-Principal Wade Michael, along with teachers, staff and students were dressed in pink in support of the Student Council Pink Shirt Day to promote anti-bullying awareness. On Feb.27 people were encouraged to wear something pink to symbolize that bullying will not be tolerated. Pink Shirt day promotes awareness, understanding and openness about the problem and the important message that Bullying Stops Here.

On Wednesday Primeau students Lauren Smith, Emma Wiwchar, Katherine Hughes and Chantel Meunier were dressed in pink clothing in support of Anti-Bullying Day.

Award-winning market
Morinville Farmers’ Market Manager Korien Sampson was presented the Community Builder Award at the Alberta Farmers Market Association Annual General meeting held on Wednesday night in Edmonton. Sponsored by Western Financial Group this award recognizes managers, sponsors and vendors that have shown innovation planning, techniques and community involvement and promotions to their market. The AFMA Member Awards Program has four awards categories, the New Product in Make It, Bake it Produce It Award, the Marketing Award, Community Builder Award and the Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Improving literacy

Sturgeon School Division Chief Deputy Superintendent Gerry Schick was seated beside the three presenters, Nikki Woodford, Roxanne Filipchuk and Mark Lockwood at the Board meeting held Wednesday night.

Lockwood is the Division Principal of Research Innovation and Continuous Learning for the Sturgeon School Division and part of his responsibility is Principal of the two Learning Centres – one campus is located in Morinville and one in Gibbons.

Lockwood said a big part of his job is to coordinate the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) Cycle 5 Projects. Over the next three years there will be a focus on improving student literacy for Grades K to 12. The Guided Reading program focuses on teachers for Grades 1-6. Grades 7-9 may be involved in the research on project based learning and Grades 10-12 studying the impact of digital literacy on student learning.

Lockwood said the Learning Centres are also involved in the whole division’s focus on literacy.

Tanks for the coffee
Student drivers from Garrison Edmonton were parked at No Frills on Wednesday afternoon for a break and a Tim Hortons coffee.

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