Around the schools

Plenty of activity going on at local schools last week. Here is some of why our lenses caught. You can see full photo galleries of community events as they happen on our Facebook Page.


Award-Winning School
Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools presented the Board’s Education Leadership Recognition Award (BELRA) Certificate of Recognition to Ecole Notre Dame Elementary School Thursday. MCHS was presented with the award Wednesday, Primeau on Friday. Trustee Noreen Radford and Assistant Superintendent David Quick made the presentation to Notre Dame Principal Marlene Pelletier. The Certificates were for the 2012/2013 school year and Notre Dame received very high achievement in citizenship, education quality, parental involvement program of studies, safe and caring and PAT acceptable standard. MCHS received two Certificates of Recognition, one for very high achievement in drop out rate, diploma exam acceptable standard, education quality, parental involvement, program of studies and safe and caring.

– Lucie Roy Photo


Inspirational visitors

MPESl Principal Wayne Rufiange poses with student Zoey Scrimshaw and Olympian Kerri Buchberger-Kendziora at the school’s Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Thursday. Kendziora, a retired volleyball player, competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. After playing for Team Canada for seven years she played in Europe for five years as a professional volleyball player. Also speaking at the event was Olympian Adam Trupish, a Welterweight Boxer who represented Canada at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Both spoke of passion, perseverance, inspiration and goal setting as well as the power to be what one wants to be.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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The Green Team

Ecole Notre Dame Elmentary School Green Team member Finnegan O’Gorman takes to the podium to make a presenatiation as Trinity Morrison and teacher Nadine Trenchard stand by. Five members of the Green Team made a presentation at the school’s Open House Thursday night. O’Gorman said he learned more about nature, the environment and where food comes from by participating in Green Team. In the Fall the group harvested the school’s garden and cooked up some delicious soup that was gobbled up in one lunch hour. They also learned about weird looking carrots and how corn on the cob actually grows on the stalk. The team is led by three teachers who encourage the 40 Green Team members to recycle paper and cardboard each week. The grade 4 classes take turns collecting cans, juice containers and water bottles every week. They recycled enough last year to pay for wooly pockets that grow plants vertically on the wall.

– Lucie Roy Photo

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