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January Principal's Message

January 2020 Principal’s Message

Happy New Year! May you enjoy a year of health and happiness in 2020. Twenty years ago, we were worried about Y2K, now 20 years later I ask myself where has the time gone? I hope you enjoyed the festive season with family and friends. 

As we start back to school on January 6th, the grade 10-12 students will be preparing for their final exams. The grade 12’s will write their English 30 part A portion on Monday, January 13th. The following link is to our entire exam schedule, including mandatory study halls and mandatory attendance for any and all students who still owe teachers any missing assignments. Click here to see the full schedule.

We provided 600 possible seats for our Christmas concert in our theatre over the course of two days. All performances were well attended.  We had approximately 50 seat leftovers in both matinees and only a handful of seats in both evening performances. We appreciated the support that we received from so many. Thank you for using social media to get more tickets or exchanging tickets with other families. If you have any suggestions to make next year’s event go even better, please drop me a line. I was appreciative of our staff and students to be willing to do multiple performances. A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Marla Merrills and Mrs. Dalyce Wehlage for spearheading this year’s Christmas concert. 

I came across this article on teens and new year resolutions. This does not only have to apply to our children, but I could gain from doing some of these simple things myself. I thought I would share the major points with you. 

  1. Learn Something New

Trying something new is one of the best ways to develop ourselves. Learning a new skill can stretch us, help us meet new people, and give us new confidence. 

  1. Become a Better Friend or Family Member

Relationships are one of the most important parts of our life. Having good relationships can make everything in life sweeter, and having bad relationships can drain all of your energy. 

  1. Find a Cause

Finding a way to make the world a better place can be incredibly fulfilling. There are so many ways to help others, so resolve to look through the options, find something you feel passionate about, and jump in to help! 

  1. Be a Role Model

There are few goals as noble as trying to be a good role model for those around you. The key here is to make smart decisions in front of other people. 

  1. Manage Stress

No one can avoid stress, but we can learn how to manage it. A little stress can actually be good – it helps us develop our strengths, as well as persistence. 

  1. Improve your GPA

You do not need to make a goal to get straight A’s. Simply resolve to bump up your school performance by just a little bit this year. 

  1. Read for Fun

Reading strengthens your mind, improves your literacy (which significantly improves your chances for successful adulthood), and opens your perspective to new ideas. 

  1. Eat Slower

Our culture likes to do everything fast, and that even translates into eating. We buy fast food, and we gobble it down before we even taste it. 

  1. Get Moving

This is a popular resolution that many fail to keep, but it is worthy of consideration. Exercise is one of the very best ways to become healthier. 

  1. Take a Healthy Risk

Exploring your limits and abilities is a normal rite of passage for teens and can help you learn a lot about yourself. But, clearly, there are good risks and bad risks. Healthy risks are things that make you stretch and grow as a person. Many of us avoid healthy risks because we fear we will fail, but these are exactly the type of risks you need to find out what you’re capable of and prepare you for the inevitable risks you will need to take as an adult.

Final Thoughts…

If your teen decides to make a resolution, talk with them right away about how they would best like your support. Some young people want more affirmation for the good choices they make. Others want parents to be firm about the boundaries when they’re tempted to stray. Obviously, not everyone is successful with their resolutions, but many people are able to make significant life changes that positively affect their health and lifestyles. 

If you would like to read the whole article, please go to https://middleearthnj.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/the-top-ten-best-new-years-resolutions-for-teenagers/

If you still need to pay your resource fees, we accept E-transfers – ssfees@westwind.ab.ca, cash, debit. Thank you. 

All visitors please check-in at the office. We want to keep all of our students safe and appreciate your assistance with this simple but important procedure. 

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.

Hot lunch order forms will be available online at stirlingschool.ca or there will be a few available at the school office. February’s hot lunch order form is due January 29th

  • January 7 (Tuesday)
    • JV/SV Girls at KAHS game starts at 6.
  • January 9 (Thursday)
    • Grade 7 girls and boys at Mt. View for a 3:30 start
    • Grade 8 girls and boys host Mt. View 3:30 and 4:45 (possible time change coming)
    • JV/SV boys host ICSS game starts at 6
      • Senior night for Orin Smith, Brody Zaremba, and Hunter Michelson please come and support these fine young men in their final league game as a Laker.
    • January 10 (Friday)
      • Elementary Fun Friday - PJ Day
      • SV Girls at Chinook Tournament
      • SV Boys at Beaumont Tournament
    • January 11 (Saturday)
      • SV Girls at Chinook Tournament
      • SV Boys at Beaumont Tournament
    • January 13 (Monday)
      • DIP exam - English 30 part A from 8:15 - 2:30 in Mr. Depew’s room
    • January 15 (Wednesday)
      • JV Girls and Boys host PBHS game starts at 6
    • January 16 (Thursday)
      • Grade 7 girls and boys host Cardston for a 3:30 start.
      • Grade 8 girls and boys at Cardston 3:30 and 4:45 
    • January 17 (Friday)
      • Elementary Fun Friday - Red White and Blue
      • Stirling School hosts SV Boys’ Tournament
    • January 18 (Saturday)
      • Stirling School hosts SV Boys’ Tournament
    • January 21 (Tuesday)
      • Grade 12 last day of classes after morning classes, review and mandatory study hall start this afternoon.
      • JV boys at Magrath game starts at 4
    • January 22 (Wednesday)
      • Grade 10/11 last day of classes after morning classes, review and mandatory study hall start this afternoon.
      • Math 30-2 DIP exam 8:15 in Mr. Depew’s room
    • January 23 (Thursday)
      • DIP exam - English 30 part B at 8:15 in Mr. Schaufele’s room
      • Social Studies 20 Exam 8:10 in Mr. Depew’s room
      • Grade 7 girls and boys host Magrath for a 3:30
      • Grade 8 girls and boys at Magrath 3:30 and 4:45 
    • January 24 (Friday)
      • Elementary Fun Friday - Crazy Hair Day
      • Biology 20 Exam in Mr. Fletcher’s room at 8:10
      • Math 10C Exam in Lutz’s room at 8:10
      • Grade 8 Girls and Boys at GS Lakie Tournament
      • Stirling School hosts JV Girls’ Tournament
    • January 25 (Saturday)
      • Grade 8 Girls and Boys at GS Lakie Tournament
      • Stirling School hosts JV Girls’ Tournament
    • January 28 (Tuesday)
      • DIP Exam - Chemistry 30 in Mr. Depew’s room at 8:15
      • Science 10 in Mr. Stone’s room at 8:10
      • Grade 7 and boys at Spring Glen for a 3:30
      • Grade 8 girls and boys host Spring Glen 3:30 and 4:45
    • January 29 (Wednesday)
      • JV/SV Girls at Winston Churchill game starts at 6
    • January 31 (Friday)
      • Elementary Fun Friday - Color Day
        • Assembly at 9:30 in the theatre
      • SV Boys at Winston Churchill Tournament
    • February 1 (Saturday)
      • SV Boys at Winston Churchill Tournament
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