MUSTANG NEWS

Alix MAC School 4723 49 Street Box 160 Alix, Alberta (403)747-2778

Principal: Riley Quance Assistant Principal: Brenda Massing

October 2018 Edition

Principal’s Message

We are approaching the beginning of October and the students are doing a outstanding job in and out of the classroom. I am proud of the high level commitment of our students are demonstrating and the respect they use when dealing with others in the school. As a school, this behavior builds a positive culture and climate that fosters individual growth and compassion for all. Our school has a growing reputation for being very open, respectful and accepting of all who pass through the doors.

We are excited about our new elementary gym renovation!! Although it wasn’t finished for the start of this school year, it is worth the wait! The painting is now complete and the gym is open, so come and have a look! Students and teachers are both thrilled to have PE classes indoors again!

Our staff are pleased with how their course/class assignments are coming together. Mrs. Robinson, is doing an incredible job of getting to know the students and building engagement in her kindergarten classes. It has been a pleasure observing her classes over the past few weeks and I am looking forward to working with her. Our staff is working hard to build and implement new options and continue with favorites from the past. We currently are offering Construction, 3D Printing, Fabrication, Wildlife, and Sports Performance as our options, in addition to our Art and Band complementary courses.

Our athletics programming continues to roll as Sr. Girls Volleyball are coming off a 1st place finish at the Bentley tournament! Congratulations ladies. We are also excited to see our Golf and Cross Country Teams compete this month. I would like to wish them all the best. Go MUSTANGS!

Our Meet the Teacher event on September 13th was a well attended event that will help to set us up for a great year. I believe it is safe to say that everyone loved the scavenger hunt! I also wanted to thank the Bashaw RCMP and Sgt. Holliday for coming to the school to help with the Volunteer paperwork. We also organized an athletics meeting to help familiarize our parents with our school's expectations and procedures around our athletic programs. We hope that this will help parents better understand our philosophy and the process that can be followed if they have questions related to our extra-curricular activities.

I would like to thank the students, parents, community, and staff for your continued dedication to our school. Your support is what makes Alix MAC School a great place to learn.

Riley Quance

Principal

Alix MAC School

Students, staff, parents and community members will run in our annual Terry Fox Run on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Students will be discussing reasons why we run in classes and of course, Terry’s legacy of working hard to build capacity in others. Please feel free to join us Thursday afternoon as we head out into the community and onto the Nature Trail to pay homage to an incredibly inspiring young man who lost his battle too soon.

Blake Henry and his family will also be hosting a bake sale with all proceeds going to the Alberta Children's Hospital.

Our Vision:

The vision of our School Council is to promote and encourage positive parent, student, teacher and community interaction. This interaction is aimed to challenge, grow, and inform all participants. It will encourage participation and provide plenty of opportunities for all participants to give feedback into school processes, be aware of what is going on in the school, and provide engaging opportunities that support growth and learning.

We ONLY have 3 meetings per year!

During these meeting we receive an update from our Principal and there is time for our council to provide productive feedback and suggestions. We also spend time planning our events. This years meetings will be at 7pm in the School library on the following dates:

October 3, 2018 March 6, 2019 June 5, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!

Watch for notices coming home and ads in the school newsletter for more specific details regarding each event. Follow us on Facebook for event notices!

September PANCAKE BREAKFAST & MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT

NovemberMOVIE NIGHT at ALIX MAC

DecemberCHRISTMAS LUNCHEON

JanuarySPEAKER TO EQUIP & ENCOURAGE PARENTS

FebruaryHOCKEY NIGHT IN ALIX

MarchJOE SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENTATION

AprilFAMILY FUN NIGHT (Sock Wars, Lego, and Crafting)

MayCOMMUNITY CLEAN UP & FAMILY BASEBALL GAME

JuneTRACK & FIELD DAY

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nicole Thibeau (School Council Chair) at 403-872-2158 FB Page: Alix MAC School Council

PLEASE HAVE ORDERS IN BY TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH

We encourage all parents to use Parent Portal to order and pay for hot lunch. If you are unable to, please fill out the chart below and return to the office. If you need help accessing Parent Portal, please call the office for assistance (403)-747-2778. For a detailed description of the menu, please visit www.alix.wolfcreek.ab.ca. If you have any questions regarding the menu or if your child has any food allergies, please call Nicole at 403-872-2158.

Please Print ONE Form for EACH Child

Name: _______________________________________________

Grade: ___________________

DATE

LUNCH OPTION

(All meals come with a veggie and fruit serving)

COST

# OF LUNCHES

TOTAL COST

Oct 4

Turkey Caesar Salad Wrap with a Rice Krispy

$4.50

Oct 11

Teriyaki Rice Bowl with a Jell-O Cup

$4.50

Oct 18

Sausage & Egger on an English Muffin with a Pumpkin Spice Cupcake

$4.50

Oct 25

Hot Dog with Puppy Chow

$3.50

Extra Hot Dog

$2.00

Nov 1

Spaghetti with a Cookie

$4.50

Nov 8

Turkey Noodle Soup with Homemade Donuts

$4.50

Nov 15

Hot Dog with Worms & Dirt

$3.50

Extra Hot Dog

$2.00

Nov 22

Popcorn Chicken Bowl with a Puffed Wheat Square

$4.50

Nov 29

Hamburgers with Chips

$4.50

Dec 6

Pulled Pork on a Fresh Bun with Caramel Pretzel Bars

$4.50

Dec 13

Cheese Pizza with Christmas Popcorn Mix

$4.50

Extra Slice of Pizza

$3.50

TOTAL

*Please pay precisely as change will not be given. Make cheques payable to FAMS

We are looking for individuals who would be willing to either prepare food ahead of time or serve food on Thursdays. We are hosting an information evening where we will discuss each role, the commitment level, and how our program works. If you think this is something you might be able to help with, please come to find out more. We’ll answer any questions that you have and find out if this might be the right volunteer fit for you!

INFORMATION SESSION ON SEPTEMBER 27 at 8pm

In the School Kitchen Area

(Head towards the big gym and it’s on your right hand side half way down the hallway)

*Any hot lunch volunteer who serves 2 times per hot lunch term will receive $20!

Pizza -Who can't resist a slice of Cheesy Goodness from our local Pizza Pantry...

Turkey Cesar Wrap -Roasted turkey on top of creamy Cesar salad all wrapped in a tortilla

Sausage n' Egger -Who doesn't love breakfast for lunch?! An English muffin surrounding a sausage patty with an egg and a slice of cheddar cheese, YUM!

Popcorn Chicken Bowl -Juicy bite size chicken on top of fluffy mashed potatoes with a side of gravy and corn

Hamburgers -Juicy BBQ cheese burgers that will melt in your mouth

Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl -Marinated chicken in a sweet teriyaki sauce mixed with vegies, on top of a rice bowl

Pulled Pork -Shredded pork in a savoury BBQ sauce on a freshly baked bun

Hot Dogs -A gourmet hot dog locally made by "Bashaw Meats" on top a freshly baked bun

Turkey Noodle Soup -Time to warm up and fill up with this hearty Turkey Soup. Filled with vegies, turkey, and noodles and a fresh baked bun on the side

Spaghetti - Ground beef in a delicious cheesy, tomato sauce over a bed of spaghetti.

All Meals come with a veggie (fresh or cooked) and a fruit serving. Our Sweet Treats menu varies from week to week, but each meal comes with a homemade treat.

Items Available

Cost

5lbs of Bacon Gluten Free

$42

5lbs of Smokies Gluten Free

$33

5 lbs of Wieners Gluten Free

$33

48 4oz Seasoned Gluten Hamburger Patties Free

$58

48 4oz Charbroil Hamburger Patties

$58

5 lbs of Breakfast Sausage

$25

Due to the incredible support and feedback we received last year, the Bashaw Meat and Sausage Fundraiser is back! Last year the funds raised were used to support guest speakers, Science in Motion, the purchase of a water bottle filling station, and a variety of Student Leadership events at the school.

Watch for order forms coming home in the next two weeks. They will also be available online.

Student LEADERSHIP Update

It’s been an awesome start up to the year! We have lots of new students and they seem to have integrated and become part of Alix MAC already.

We have already opened the canteen. Hannah C. is in charge of making sure that it is always open at lunch time. She also will be working with Mrs. Massing to have something fresh and delicious on Fridays. There’s a menu outside of the canteen, so check it out.

We have had our first meetings, and there’s so many of our students that came out to be a part of leadership in our school this year. We are going to have a junior high team and a high school leadership team. They will each work to provide leadership in our school in different ways.

Thank you to everyone that brought in orders for the Bashaw Meats Fundraiser. We look forward to using these funds to enhance our school and learning this year.

Some things that we are planning in October are:

Cheering for our volleyball and cross country teams

World Teacher Day on October 5

Thanksgiving activities

Halloween Activities- stay tuned…..

Special thanks go out to Mrs. LaCroix, administrative assistant, for ensuring a successful start up to the 2018-19 school year. Her skill, organization and dedication to our school community keep everything running smoothly.

Compiled by Kendra Rodrigue

September 19-20, 1985- Earthquakes in Mexico City killed an estimated 5,000 to 20,000 persons and left more than 100,000 homeless, causing $4 billion in damage. The quakes registered 8.1 and 7.5 on the Richter scale

September 7, 1994- The U.S Army closed its headquarters in Berlin, ending the American military presence in the once-divided city after nearly half a century.

September 22, 1996- Australian Bob Dent, a cancer victim, became the first person to commit legally assisted suicide, via a lethal injection, under a voluntary euthanasia law.

September 5, 1997- Mother Teresa died in Calcutta at age 87, after a life of good works spent aiding the sick and poor in India through her Missionaries of Charity order.

Please update with the same information we put into the last newsletter.

CLassroom Updates

Kindergarten - Mrs. Robinson

Welcome to Kindergarten! We have been working on classroom routines and making friends. Each day we make sure we get a lot of PLAY time, as one of the core values of Kindergarten is learning through play! In September we have learned the letters A and B and their corresponding sounds. We have started to talk about the letters, sounds and letter formation. We have been working on fine motor development, cutting with scissors, writing our names, recognizing our names, and social skills such as sharing and following rules. We have enjoyed a few crafts, many stories, and lots of counting and singing in class so far. I am thrilled to be spending this year with this awesome group of kiddos! Parents will continue to receive information and student work through their black school bags, Freshgrade Portfolio, and the REMIND app.

Grade 1 - Mrs. LeBouthillier

Welcome to all 26 students and their parents / guardians entering the grade one classroom this year. We have been focused on getting organized, learning new routines and getting reunited with our friends after being away for the summer. In September, we have been reviewing our alphabet, numbers to 10, counting everything we can and reading the room for different objects to remind us that letters are just names for sounds. We have been bringing objects from home that start with the letter of the day and sharing those in class. The RUN Strong race was an absolute hit with the kids and parents alike. Parents will receive further communications through their student’s memo book as well as the REMIND app. It is going to be a great year and I look forward to working with the students and parents/guardians. I was very excited to welcome my new class to grade 1 and have had a very busy start of the school year.

Grade 2 - Mrs. Knapp

We have been busy reviewing in all subjects. The children have come back eager to learn and happy to see their classmates. We completed the book study of “Hurry Up, Franklin” and are starting a novel study on “Frog and Toad Together”. We have been working on patterns in math. The children like the unit because there is lots of hands on building of patterns. For science we are learning about “States of Matter.” We have been discussing the past and present in social. Thank you to FAMS and the Parent Council for supplying the food for “Meet the Teacher Night.” The scavenger hunt was a popular event. We are off to a wonderful start in grade two.

Grade 3 - Mrs. Buckley

Grade 3 have hit the ground running and are busy getting into routine and learning the ways of Grade 3. In Math we have started focusing on patterns including revising AB patterns and learning to identify the rule for increasing and decreasing patterns. In Language Arts we are exploring the stories by Robert Munsch. We are also spending some time revising correct sentence structure and taking a special interest in creating Smoking Sentence starters. Science has us exploring rocks and the rock cycle. In Social we have started to investigate what we know about different countries around the world.

Grade 4 - Mrs. Swainston

It has been a fabulous start for the Grade 4 Crew for the 2018/2019 school year! The Grade 4 Crew Zone (aka classroom) underwent some pretty big changes during the summer, and I was very excited to have this bunch join me! In Language Arts, we are learning about and enhancing grammar skills, and engaging in our weekly Seven Minute Scribbles to encourage turning thoughts into writing. In Math, we are looking at Patterns, and how to recognize them as they appear. Science has the class examining the unit of Waste and Our World, taking into consideration how to reduce, reuse and recycle to ensure the world is a better place for everyone. In Social Studies, we are looking at A Sense of the Land unit, and are learning about Alberta’s geography currently.

Alix Figure Skating

We are looking for more kids to

join our club!

Learn to Skate Program:

Monday/Wednesday 5:00 - 5:30

Choose 1 or 2 days per week.

Caual, fun lessons for young children.

CanSkate Program:

StarSkate Program:

If you want more information on any of our programs please contact: Marcy Henry @ 403-391-3111.

Equipment Exchange

The Alix Arena, in conjunction with Alix Minor Hockey and the Alix Figure Skating Club, has an ongoing equipment exchange so if you have equipment to get rid of or are looking for equipment for your kids, contact Marcy Henry at 403-391-3111.  We already have quite a few pair of skates to choose from.

Kidsport

KidSport Alberta is an excellent program which provides grants to children from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs. You can go to the website for more info: kidsportcanada.ca or contact Marcy Henry at 403-391-3111.

CLassroom Updates Continued

Grade 5 - Mrs. Winslow

Grade 5 has been super busy with practicing routines and teambuilding. We’ve been having all sorts of fun working together to save Fred (the worm) who was in a boating accident, as well as surviving a plane crash on the island of Tonga. For each of these activities, students had to work together to solve their problem. In math, students are working on patterns including working with variables and expressions (letters that replace numbers). In Language Arts, we have been getting word work routines going and are working on writing strong sentences and paragraphs. Map skills is the current focus in Social Studies. Students will end this unit by creating a map of a made up country. Students are also learning and memorizing the provinces, territories and capitals, as the entire year is focused on Canada. Electricity and Magnetism will be our next science unit. Students will be building and experimenting with circuits.

Grade 6 - Mrs. Stoupe-Trigg

Grade 6 is off and running, quite literally. Students had a great time at the first annual RunSTRONG event honoring their grade 4 teacher, Mr. Jeff Strong. The message of “consistent hard work leaves no room for excuses” has been in play since day one of sixth grade with students working diligently on their independent reading, daily writing and of course working to build their math fluency. Looking forward to October students will look at analyzing video clips for main idea, character, setting and plot while preparing to move into our second novel study. In math we will wrap up our number patterns unit of study and head into working with big numbers (everyone LOVES billions). In Social we have wrapped up our introductory look at the fundamental elements of democracy. Science will see us exploring the far reaches of space and all that it holds.

Mrs. Shapka

Art 1-6

Students continue to work on a variety of Fall themed projects using a number of mediums. These works of art will adorn the hallway as they are finished.

Art 7-12

Work on the projects outlined in the specific course outlines is well underway. Students are not only learning specific artistic techniques, but also time management and independent work habits. I am excited to see the finished products.

LA 7

Students have just wrapped up their September introduction writing prompt poem. Look for this finished writing assignment in your child’s Fresh Grade portfolio. Students also just completed their first Star Reading Test for the start of the school year. This assessment tool helps us to gauge where the best instructional and independent reading levels are for each student; this allows for customization of learning expectations. October will see us review parts of speech and grammar while starting our novel study Cowboys Don’t Cry.

Mrs. Massing

Math 7:

We are well into our first unit. I’m very impressed with the level of personal accountability and responsibility that the students are showing. The move from grade 6 to grade 7 is pretty dramatic, and these students are rising to the occasion. Way to go!! In math, our current unit focuses on linear relations and expressions. Students are choosing to come in at lunch whenever they need support.

Math 8:

Our first unit focuses on square numbers, square roots, and Pythagorean Theorem. Students are learning that the numbers don’t get bigger, but understanding the language of math, and completing multiple steps to complete a problem are the keys to success. Again, students are taking advantage of the extra help available at lunch. Parents have been invited to sign up for Remind.

It is NOT too late to get your 2017-18 school yearbook.

Our books contain hundreds of candid pictures of our children interacting with learning. Grab a tangible collection of memories of the year.

Cost: $30.00

Delivery: December 2018

Compiled by Sarah Moker

  • A single cloud in the sky can weigh more than 1 million pounds.
  • A human can eat an average of 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders when they are sleeping.
  • James Buchanan, the 15th U.S president continuously bought slaves with his own money to free them.
  • 10% of people in the world are left handed.
  • A heart of a shrimp is located on its head.
  • Slugs have four noses.
  • Flamingos are naturally white but with there diet of shrimp, brine and algae turns them pink.
  • Sea otters hold their hands when they are sleeping so they don't drift apart.

Each year the Grade 6 class journeys to Camp Evergreen, near Sundre, for an outdoor learning opportunity. This is an amazing overnight camp that challenges students to push their limits socially, physically and sometimes even psychologically. This field trip is very expensive, but worth every penny! In order to support families and ensure that all learners are able to attend we work as team to fundraise the tuition. (Any surplus funds are applied to other Grade 6 field trips.)

The community of Alix has been TREMENDOUS in recognizing the value of this and supporting it handly.

We will be hosting our annual bottle drive right after Thanksgiving. If you have bottles that you’d like to donate please contact Mrs. Stoupe-Trigg or any Grade 6 student. The trailer will be on the north side of the school on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 8:00 - 4:00. We can also arrange for pickup of your bottles if that time frame does not meet your needs.

Thanks in advance for your continued support of this FANTASTIC learning opportunity.

The Grade 6 class would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to

Mr. and Mrs. Perry who collected bottles for our Grade 6 Camp fundraiser all summer.

They are among the many consistent donors from this community and their generosity is greatly appreciated.

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018

8:00 - 4:00

Where: North side of the Alix MAC School

For: Grade 6 Camp 2019

Contact: Mrs. Stoupe-Trigg 403-747-2778

Any Grade 6 student or family

Contact us in advance if you’d like us to pick up your donation.

Classroom Updates Continued

Mr. Boss

Science 7

In Science 7 we have been looking at the interactions we have with the natural world. We have learned how our ecological footprint affects the natural world around us.

Social 7

Students have been learning about the world view of the First Nations groups that Europeans met with on their initial journeys to North America. Students get an understanding of the way First Nations understood the world and how they made decisions compared to us today.

Social 8

Social 8 students are learning about the Renaissance and its effect on the people of the time. We will be focusing on how Europeans developed their worldview and judged others based on it.

Social 10

In Social 10 we have been working on defining what globalization is and explain the three different types are. Students are learning how political, social and economic globalization affects us and those around the world.

Social 20

The students in Social 20 have been learning about nationalism and its origins. We have focused on the French Revolution as the time period when our understanding of nationalism began. We have also focused on the American Revolution and its effect on worldview.

Outdoor Ed.

The students in Outdoor Ed. have learned how to use a compass and have created a treasure hunt for the students. Our next step is to take a high school class and teach them how to use a compass and take them on a treasure hunt using these compasses.

Mrs. Henry

We have three LARGE bands this year which is FANTASTIC! Our Grade 6 Beginner Band has 20 members, Our Junior Band has 41 Grade 7, 8, and 9 students and our Senior Band has 40 students. I am excited to hear the full sound that can be created by that many bodies.

Mr. Grocholski

ELA 8 - We are currently wrapping up our work on Short Stories. We started with a focus on sentence-type and variety, and moved into understanding shifting points of view. We will be transitioning into our work on poetry and learning more tips and tricks for analyzing poems.

ELA 9 - This class is also just wrapping up with their Short Story unit. At the beginning of September we were given a refresher on the Provincial Achievement Test formats, and spent time dissecting the rubric, and examining exemplars to better understand different levels of achievement. The class will be transitioning into their poetry unit, and spending more time with modern poetry, the classics, and then creating their own.

ELA 30 - The class has been reading Fahrenheit 451, exploring a dystopian world where books have become banned due to the willing ignorance of society. They will be closely examining character growth and theme, as well as reflecting upon their own insights into their own behaviours. They will be completing an essay, reflective writing, and a marquee/poster for this unit, as well as a unit exam

By Braidy Meston

Three Alix MAC athletes, Harleigh Henderson and Jax Meston and Chet Meston are going to Las Vegas for the Jr. NFR.

Harleigh's qualifier was in the spring and both Chet and Jax qualified in September. The boys made it in the Saddle Bronc Riding and Harleigh made it in Barrel Racing. Harleigh, Jax and Chet will be competing the same week, but on different days. Jax and Chet will be on the same day, December 6th, and Harleigh will be after them. You can follow their progress on the Junior NFR website each day. This is Jax and Chet’s second year going down and Harleigh is going down to the Jr. NFR for the first time.

Former Alix MAC student, Braiden Kelts, will be joining our trio for the rough stock events in Vegas. Our Rodeo athletes will do a GREAT job of representing our community.

Congratulations and good luck to our three Alix MAC Jr. NFR qualifiers.

Mr. Quance

Social Studies 9

We are currently exploring the structure of the Federal Government and the role it plays in our daily lives. Students have been working on analysing sources and developing the tools needed to identify the key ideas in them. We will be exploring Political Parties and the roles they fill once elected in the next couple weeks.

Senior High Fabrication:

We are currently working on developing our skills related to the fabrication equipment, safety procedures, and classroom expectations. We are excited about the new opportunities this course offers.

Junior High Construction:

We are currently working in several different areas. Our class is divided into 3 different groups; wood burning, Chisel work, and design. All three of these groups are doing an outstanding job and will be posting their finished work on Fresh Grade.

Mr. Pall

In September in physical education class, we completed the Cross Country, and Ultimate Frisbee units. In PE this month we are starting our Volleyball and Football units. We also do fitness testing every two weeks to determine the level of fitness of each student.

In Science 9 we are working on the Matter and Chemical Change unit while doing our gamification with Safe Haven. The General Store is now open and the students are excited to spend some of their well earned caps on new cards to help level up their characters.

Our sports performance options have been a success to start the year and we continue to work on developing skills in volleyball at the Junior and Senior High levels.

Miss Fowler

Math 20-1/20-2: We have finished our review from Math 10C and have moved on to our first unit. In the first unit students have been working with Radicals and performing all four operations with them. Moving forward we will be working on Radical equations and solving them.

Math 30-2: Students are finishing up the first section of of Logic unit, students have been looking at set theory terminology and applying intersections/unions to different sets.

Miss Fowler Continued

Math 9: We reviewed rational numbers and operations including them. We have moved on to classifying and ordering rational numbers without the use of a calculator; this is essential for students to master as there is a no calculator part A to the PAT.

Science 8: We have finished our review of lab safety rules, WHMIS and MSDS. We are now working on introduction to matter and its different forms.

Physics 20: We have finished our review of the Science 10 curriculum involving uniform motion and analyzing graphs. We will be focusing now on Kinematics and why things move they way they do

“Forget yesterday

We’ll make the great escape”

~Boys Like Girls

Saturday, September 29

Alix MAC School Gymnasium

Ceremony 4:00pm

Band Notes

The band program is up and running with students and parents attending Rental Night to rent an instrument for this school year. Band student numbers are great in all 3 bands and we are beginning to prepare music for our first concert in December.

The band program is fully funded by parents and this community. We had our first Band Society Meeting on Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the band room. We invited all band parents to attend and have input into the program and fundraising opportunities. We also discussed upcoming performances and begin organizing Mom's Pantry for our fall fundraiser.

Please come out and support your band program! Thanks!

Mrs. JoAnne Henry Band Director

Wear an orange shirt on

Thursday, September 27, 2018

to honor and bring awareness to the experiences of residential school students.

"Orange Shirt Day is a growing movement of reconciliation, and legacy of the 2013 St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event, held in Williams Lake, B.C. It grew out of a former student’s account of having her brand-new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school.

Wearing an Orange Shirt is meant to recognize the harm done to residential school students, and show a commitment to the principle that every child matters. A date in September was chosen because it is the time of year when children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.

Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools, and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come."

Thank to all of the families who supported our annual Scholastic Book Fair. All funds raised go directly into adding to our library collection.

Thanks also to our dedicated Support Staff team members who ensured that it was staffed and ran smoothly.

Janny does a tremendous job each year of organizing the whole process.

Staff Directory

To contact teachers you can dial the school phone number, 403 747-2778, and their respective extension.

Mr. Quance

4114

Mrs. Robinson

4483

Mrs. Lebouthillier

4061

Mrs. Knapp

4262

Mrs. Buckley

5524

Mrs. Swainston

5272

Mrs. Winslow

4108

Mrs. Stoupe-Trigg

4069

Mr. Pall

4595

Mrs. Massing

4092

Miss Fowler

4898

Mr. Boss

4118

Mrs. Henry

4060

Mrs. Shapka

4067

Mr. Grocholski

4066

Athletic Update

September has come and gone and with it, so has many outstanding athletic achievements. Currently we are running 7 teams over 3 different sports. We are glad to see that our athletic program is growing and becoming more competitive every year. GO MUSTANGS!

Jr. Girls Volleyball

The Junior Girls team, coached by Mrs. Nicole Thibeau, has played one game and won! They have a busy October with many league games and a couple of tournaments. Please come out and cheer on our Mustangs October 5 and 6th as the girls host their home tournament.

Jr. Boys Volleyball

The Junior Boys team, coached by Mr. Chris Sargent, has played one game losing 2 sets to three. They have a busy October with many league games and three tournaments. Please come out and cheer on our Mustangs October 12 and 13th as the boys host their home tournament.

Golf

Mrs. LeBouthillier, Mrs. Shari Beier and Mrs. Stoupe-Trigg shared the coaching duties for junior and senior high golf this year. The students went twice a week to the Alix Haunted Lake Golf Course to work on their skills. A special thank you to the golf course for allowing us to practice there for the month of September after school.

Jr. Golf

The girls team consists of Elsie Stoupe-Trigg, Caleigh Stauffer and Emiliey Korman. The boys team consists

of Declan Sargent, Cooper Henderson, Braydin Korman and Brodie Mattie. The tournament is scheduled for

September 27 at the Nursery Golf Course in Lacombe. Good Luck Golfers!

Sr. Golf

Jaxon Beier and Tyler Gartner attended the Zones Senior High Golf Tournament in Camrose. They both

represented our school well and shot 18 respectable holes of golf in the freezing cold temperatures topping 3

degrees celsius.

Jr. Cross Country

We sent 12 runners to the Junior High race at Deer Valley Meadows with

Coach Leigh Peirens and chief photographer, volunteer Carol-Lynn Nordman.

Brenden Gesselman came in 12th in the Grade 6 Boys race.

Natalie Allan came in 16th in the Grade 7 Girls race.

Denver Barritt came in 13th in the Grade 7 Boys race.

Kade Zimmer came in 20th in the Grade 7 Boys race

Hannah Warford came in 5th in the Grade 8 Girls race.

Cameron Zimmer came in 9th in the Grade 8 Boys race.

Cooper Henderson came in13th in the Grade 8 Boys race.

Emily Barritt came in 3rd in the Grade 9 Girls race.

Isaac Lamb came in 19th in the Grade 9 Boys race.

Tremendous thanks go out to Coaches Leigh and Luc Peirens for their commitment to the

weekly training of our runners. Their dedication helped to build not only capacity in our athletes,

but also their love of the sport.

Sr. Girls Volleyball

Our Sr. Girls have had a very successful start to the season with an undefeated record of 8-0. The girls won their first tournament in Bentley on September 15th and have won their first 3 league games. October is a very busy month for them as they have tournaments every weekend after the October 5th and 6th weekend. The 12th and 13th they are in Stettler, the 19th and 20th weekend they are at their home tournament, and the 26th and 27th they are in New Norway for their spooktacular tournament. Keep up the good work ladies.

Winners of the Bentley Tournament

Emily Barritt

3rd Place

7 Month Dance Programs & 12 Week Options Available

For Girls and Boys ages 3-16

Offering classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Boys

Only Hip, Hop, and ACRO-Dance

Classes will run Tuesday Evenings with Times TBA

Begins September 25th

Enroll online at www.bit.ly/alixdancereg2018

For More Information go to : www.alixdanceclub.com

Phone: 403-872-2158

The mini-renovation that the ‘little gym’ received over the past month was not only well anticipated, but also deeply appreciated. It is nice to not have yucky, ripped carpet on the walls anymore. Thanks go out to the WCPS Facilities staff and our Mr. Rider for ensuring that the gym is the BEST learning space it can be.

October 3

Parent Council AGM and Planning Meeting 7:00 pm

October 4

Junior Girls and Boys Volleyball HOME GAME 4:00 girls start, 5:30 boys start

October 5

World Teacher Day!!

October 5-6

Junior Girls Volleyball HOME Tournament

October 6

Junior Boys Volleyball Tournament @ Lacombe Christian School

October 8

Thanksgiving - NO SCHOOL

October 9

Junior Girls and Boys Volleyball HOME GAME 4:00 girls start, 5:30 boys start

October 9

CWAJHAA Cross Country Meet in Ponoka

October 11

Junior Girls and Boys Volleyball HOME GAME 4:00 girls start, 5:30 boys start

October 12

PD Day - NO SCHOOL

October 12-13

Junior Boys Volleyball HOME Tournament

October 12-13

Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament in Stettler

October 18

Junior Girls and Boys Volleyball @ Clive 4:00 girls start, 5:30 boys start

October 19

Junior/Senior High Awards Ceremony 12:45

October 19-20

Junior Boys Volleyball Tournament @ Bashaw

October 19-20

Senior Girls HOME Tournament

October 22

Junior Girls and Boys Volleyball @ Burman University Gym 4:00 girls & boys start

October 25

Junior Girls and Boys Volleyball @ ELJHS 4:00 girls start, 5:30 boys start

October 26

PD Day - NO SCHOOL

October 26-27

Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament in New Norway

October 31

Halloween Activities

Dates at a Glance

October 2018 Newsletter - Google Slides