From the Principal
March 2017 is no more!!! I am looking forward to the April showers and then the May flowers they will bring!
March was a busy month for us at GSTS. We hope that everyone had the opportunity to meet with their student’s teacher at the interviews and discuss strategies to ensure continued success or build future success academically and socially. If you did not make it and have concerns, please call or email your child’s teacher to arrange a time to meet.
This month we hosted some large school events that were big successes. Everyone was seeing pink as we celebrated our GSTS Pink Shirt Day highlighting acts of kindness and anti-bullying. This was extra special for us as we partnered with the Red Cross and it was hosted by co-founder of the national Pink Shirt Day, Travis Price. We also saw some amazing science projects this year at our GSTS Science Fair. We had an amazing 92 student projects and the top 10 were chosen to go to the Central Alberta Regional Science Fair. Congratulations to Grade 5 - Alex Naherny; Riley Reese, Grade 6 - Kaitlyn Whitehead, Grade 8 - Ashley Rodger, Cheyenne Mielke, Ava Lelond, Joshua Fokema, Thomas Mohr, Joshua Derksen, and Alberto Tadeo. At the Central Alberta Regional Science Fair, an extra special congratulation goes to Kaitlyn who won bronze in the Junior category and Ashley, Cheyenne and Ava who took home silver medals in the Senior category. These are our GSTS highest placements!
April will be another exciting month for our school. We will be hosting our annual FNMI Spring Carnival, the Grade 7 Chinese delegation, the Grade 8 Experience Canada exchange as well as orientations and registrations. Our Grade 8s will be attending the LTCHS orientation and there is a parent orientation for both LTCHS and HHHS. With the excitement of new beginnings, we must remember there are still 3 months left until the end of the Grade 8 year, and our students will need to stay focused.
There are also many field studies being planned for this coming spring. Our inquiry based field studies are a great way for you to get involved in your child’s education. Volunteer forms are available at the office. Please be aware that criminal record checks can take up to two weeks to be processed. Come join us as we bring real world education opportunities to life for your child!
Hoping you all have a great spring break. I hope you can all spend some quality time with your family and friends. All the best!