Timberwolf Tracks  October 2015

The month has gone by quickly with lots of events happening around TGMS.  First of all, this being my first month as Principal, I was overwhelmed by the support given by both staff and students here at TGMS.  I am very excited to be Principal at TGMS and look forward to the continued success of the school and student achievement.

The Grade 7 and 8 classes at TGMS had the opportunity to visit the Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg on October 14th.  The students spent two hours on a guided tour of the Museum.  Congratulations to the students on their behaviour throughout the day!  

The school has been busy with the election of our new student council.  Students who ran for positions were busy making posters and speeches in preparation for elections.  Congratulations to all who were elected and/or ran for a position.  

Our TGMS Magazine drive ended October 13th, and sales were very impressive.  Students at TGMS sold over $16,000 worth of magazines. Of these sales approximately 30% will come back to the school. This allows for the purchase of play equipment and helps fund school activities during the year.

Mrs. Lewarne and Miss Kowalchuk were busy engaging the students of TGMS with “Student Vote” this month.  The purpose of student vote is to provide young Canadians with an opportunity to experience the voting process firsthand and build the habits of informed and engaged citizenship.  Students take on the role of deputy returning officers and poll clerks, and cast ballots for the official election candidates.  A great learning experience for all.  For more information and results visit the Student Vote website. studentvote.ca

In sports action, the Grades 5-8 X-Country team headed off to Spruce Woods for the divisional meet on Oct 13th.  All students gave their best efforts and had a lot of fun in the process.  Individuals accolades go to Owen Anderson who placed 1st in Grade 7 boys.  In the team event, the Grade 7 boys finished first while the Grade 5 boys finished third.

In soccer action both the Grades 5/6 and 7/8 participated in Soccer tournaments held in Baldur and Manitou.  Feedback from the staff was very positive.  Students showed sportsmanship and a high level of effort in all games.

Volleyball has started at TGMS and our Timberwolves hosted the first tournament Oct 20th. The Wolves competed against teams from Baldur and Glenboro.  Our next home action will be November 10th.  Come out and cheer on our teams!

In Intramural action Soccer has just wrapped up.  The 5/6 champions were the Bouncy Bobcats while the 7/8 champions were the Angry Pandas.  Currently, flag football is in full swing.  Good luck to all teams participating!

On Friday October 23rd, public schools were closed across the province as part of a Professional Development day for teachers.  Teachers had the opportunity to travel to Brandon or Winnipeg to take part in a variety of sessions.

A Remembrance Day service will be held at TGMS Tuesday November 10th at 10:45 a.m.  Students and staff from both CCEY and TGMS will be attending this event.  The surrounding community is invited to attend as well.

***Due to the cost of bus travel, TGMS will start charging playing fees for each extra curricular sport.  This fee will subsidize some of these costs.

Submitted by:  Nathan Ramage TGMS Principal