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April 2022 Principal’s Message

Oh, how wonderful the sun has been this past week; it has put a smile on my face.  I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our basketball coaches, who put in many hours helping student-athletes develop their basketball skills.  I also want to thank our community wrestling coaches who as well put in many hours to help our young people develop their wrestling skills.  In the wrestling community, Stirling School is getting quite the reputation as a school to watch out for as we had several wrestlers do well at provincials. Badminton is in full swing for our grade 7-12 students Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-4:30 ish, until the end of April, at which time track and field athletes will be taking over.  

Another busy place has been our theatre.  Our students and directors have been rehearsing this spring’s musical production, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”.  Tickets will go on sale sometime in April for the school’s performance that will run May 4th - 7th.

I am sad that I will miss this wonderful production, track and field, and graduation this spring as I am taking a 2 month leave of absence from the school. I know that I am leaving the school in the very capable hands of Mrs. Char Teramura, Mr. Morgan Schaufele, and the rest of the Stirling Staff.

Reconnect with your Teen is a 2-evening course (April 7 and 14 at 6:30 in room 101) that introduces parenting strategies to assist parents & caregivers to relate, reconnecting and rediscover their teenagers. Various resources from experts such as Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Gabor Mate’, Barbara Coloroso, & Erma Bombeck are shared. The classes are casual, humorous and informative. Open discussion among the group is greatly appreciated. 

Hot lunch order forms will be available online at stirlingschool.ca, or a few will be available at the school office. May’s hot lunch order form is due April 27

The March Parent Council zoom meeting will be held on April 28th at 1:00 pm. Here is the Zoom link to the meeting.

All school news will be posted on our website www.stirlingschool.ca. Look for “Love and Logic” articles to help all parents under the parent tab.

If you still need to pay your school fees, we accept cash, debit and E-transfers to ssfees@westwind.ab.ca; thank you.

April at a Glance

  • April 1 (Friday)
    • Grades 10-12 report card 3 will be emailed home
  • April 5 (Tuesday)
    • Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) - The Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) is an assessment that measures the knowledge and skills of Grade 8/Secondary II students in three subjects: science, reading, and mathematics. PCAP provides feedback to Canadians on how well their education systems are meeting the needs of students and society.
      • Grade 8 students will be participating in this assessment starting at 9 am.
  • April 7 (Thursday)
    • Green Shirt Day - In honour of the Logan Boulet Effect, in support of organ donor awareness and registration across Canada.
    • Reconnect with your Teen - Margie Hartley will be hosting a second seminar for parents. More information to follow
      • Classroom 101 
        • 6:30 pm
  • April 12 (Tuesday) - tentatively planned
    • Divisional badminton tournament
  • April 13 (Wednesday)
    • Student Leadership, Mentorship and Wellness Series
  • April 14 (Thursday)
    • Reconnect with your Teen - Margie Hartley will be hosting a second seminar for parents. More information to follow
      • Classroom 101 
        • 6:30 pm
  • April 28 (Thursday)
    • Parent Council meeting
  • April 29 (Friday)
    • Junior high school badminton zones in Medicine Hat - parents will have to drive their kids if they qualify.
    • High school badminton zones in Lethbridge.
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