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Hawk Talk : Report Card No. 3

Well, folks, we are almost at the end of the April and you know what that means, the third report card for the year has gone out for grades seven through twelve. Mrs. Karg will be available for trauma counseling in those cases where it is needed. The Maplewood Achievement Area will now be reopened so parents and students can see their marks from this point forward (in case any parents are wanting a second opinion).

Coaches Mr. Sean Christensen and Mrs. Jennifer McCormick took a team of fifteen archers to the invitational archery tournament at Youngstown school. Medals winners from JCC were: Brayden Foden (Sr. Boys bronze), Madison McKinnon (Sr. Girls gold), Shayna Fecho (Sr. Girls silver), Katie Kurbis (Jr. Girls gold), Ashlyn McCormick (Jr. Girls silver), Tanner Cormier (Jr. Boys gold), and Holly Karg (Elementary Girls silver). A shout out as well to Reece Fandrich for being the top shooter for grade nine boys!

Congratulations to JCC student Marena Hein for completing the 2015 Leaders in Training Program. She was presented with her certificate by Mayor Chris Warwick of Hanna on April 14th. We are always proud of students like Marena who go the extra mile.

Principal Kukurudza was present at the School Council meeting on Apr 19th where he reported that there will be quite a turnover of teaching staff in the new year with seven teachers taking leave, moving on, or retiring. He also reported that while the modernization is currently two months behind, Westcor is hoping to catch up this summer while the school is empty by hiring extra staff and trying to jump back ahead of schedule.

Mr. Sean Christensen and Mr. Sandy Campbell ran a combined field trip April 20th. The Outdoors class went to the Calgary Firearms Centre in De Winton, Alberta, to learn firearms safety and trapshooting. The safety part must have worked out as no one got back on the bus with any holes in them. Mr. Campbell’s photography students travelled to the nearby Okotoks Glacial Erratic to practice their camera skills.

There is still a call out for students interested in the Japan exchange program. JCC is offering travel opportunities for students in grades nine through twelve to travel to Japan this summer as exchange students. It offers a summer trip filled with cherry blossom trees, a fascinating culture, and some amazing landmarks. Those interested need to speak to Mrs. Tammy Marks. The deadline was April 15th, but we are still short students.

Grad is almost upon us, and grad preparations are underway. This year’s grad will be held on Friday, May 20th at 7pm at the Hanna Area. Members of the Hanna Rangeland 4-H Club will be at the ceremony capturing photos and video of the event. They are selling nicely printed photo and DVD video discs for $20 apiece or $40 for both. All proceeds go to support 4-H in our community. Please contact Mrs. Rhonda King to place an order.

That wraps up the news for now. Good luck to the students with midterm exams, here’s hoping we all do well.

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

(This item was published in the April 27th edition of the Hanna Herald.)

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