Hawk Talk : Life in a Fish Bowl

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Everyone returned to school after the February break and were just blown away with how awesome Phase One of our modernization looked now that it has been opened up for use. The new updated computer lab is wonderful to work in and the new Home Ec room is absolutely swanky. Everyone loves the new common area placed where the old staff room was. Poor Mr. K’s new (old) office is kind of a fishbowl, however. We’ve all been tempted to sprinkle Tetra Fish Food into it.

The north end of the school is now closed off for Phase Two of the renovations and everyone is trying to fit all of their activities into one gym. Everyone is hoping it will warm up sooner than usual outside and allow phys-ed classes to move outdoors and relieve the crowding.

Students from grades ten thru twelve learned about Fentanyl and other dangerous narcotics during an RCMP presentation on February 25th.

The grade fives went skating on February 29th and reportedly had loads of fun. JCC staff would like to send a shout out to those parents who helped the youngsters with tying their skates.

Congratulations to Tyson Cox, Neely Antosh and Faith Kurbis for winning the Ag Society’s fall fair cover contest. Mr. Vern Thuroo presented cheques to the winners on March 3rd.

Grade eleven students attended the ‘World of Choices’ career fair in Drumheller on March 8th. Thanks so much to Mrs. Fredericks and Mr. Kukurudza for riding along and making sure the trip was a success.

The Hawks Jr. High Girls Basketball team was doing a bottle drive on March 9th. If you missed them at your home but would still like to donate, please call the school at 403-854-3642 and someone will be sent to collect your empties, pronto. To those who already donated… THANKS!

Elementary report cards went home on March 10th and crisis counselors were on hand to deal with the trauma. Well, okay, it was actually Mrs. Benoit with fresh-baked muffins, but we’re told everything ended happily.

IMG_20160313_222756Seventeen students travelled to the NASP Nationals archery tournament in Edmonton on March 13th. Mrs. McCormick rode herd on students on the bus. Special thanks to Mr. McCormick for driving the bus and buying doughnuts, and also to Mr. Christensen for transporting all of our equipment that didn’t fit safely on our bus in his truck. Tournament results should be available in time for our next column.

Our basketball teams have been everywhere and they have been absolutely CRUSHING IT. It’s basically been All Hawks All the Time and the impressive results are elsewhere in this paper. We just want to say how proud we are of our athletes for sticking with it and winning their matches, especially when things have been so frustrating with our school being down to one gym and practices being cut for all teams. Good luck to those teams that have upcoming tournaments!

Finally, we are thrilled to announce that the Student Exchange Program between Hanna and Wake, our sister city in Japan, will continue again this summer. If you have a child seeking a fun-filled, cultural adventure of a lifetime, and your child is currently in grade 9, 10, 11, or 12, you will want to pick up an Application Package from the school office! Please note that the deadline for applications is Friday, April 15th. Contact the school office for more information.

Ashlyn McCormick
Grade 9B
J.C. Charyk Hanna School

(This item was published in the March 16th edition of the Hanna Herald.)

1 Comment

  1. Angie · March 16, 2016 Reply

    This is amazing work, and a wealth of information of events and goings on in our school. Thank you for keeping us in the loop!

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