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Times Fun for Kids Mark Maris takes over as

PCHS's new principal

by Deanna Mitchener 30 years and all three of my sons
have graduated from PCHS. I am
Parkland Composite High honoured to have the opportunity
EDSON BOYS & GIRLS School (PCHS) in Edson will have to expand my role in helping our
a new face in administration as of students to succeed. Some of my

CLUB NEWS September 1 when Mark Maris proudest moments as an educator
takes over as PCHS's new are when former students come
principal. Mr. Maris is currently the back to the school and share how
Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada Physical Education Department we made a difference in helping
On behalf of the Boys and Girls Head and Athletic Director at them achieve their goals - I want to
Club of Edson & District, we'd Parkland. make a difference with every
“I am very excited as the student that walks in our door.”
like to thank community Principal to be welcoming new “We have an open house tour for
members for supporting our students and the returning students any new students that want to come
non-profit organization at the back to Parkland Composite High and see their schedule or walk
Edson Street Festival on July School,” said Maris. “Moving my around. We have our student
role from teaching to becoming the council and administration staff
13,14 & 15. Principal gives me a lot more here to show students around,” said
responsibility and I will need to Maris
With your help we were able to start thinking of the school as a “I remember walking into
raise over $9000 at our BBQ whole.” Parkland as a student way back in
“Mark has been an influential and the 80's. Thinking it's a scary place.
fundraiser which will go toward positive role model both for When you haven't seen the inside
fun afterschool and summer students and staff over his tenure at of the school before, it just seems
programming for local children! Parkland,” said Cory Gray, so big. We want to get rid of that
Thank you for your donations Superintendent of Schools. “This anxiety; we want kids to really feel
experience, as well as his strength welcome here,” said Maris.
and support. in creating unique learning “One of the ways to have them
opportunities for his students, were feel welcome is to have them come
A special thanks to Boisvert attributes that I was looking for in when it is quiet at the school and
Law Group, Castle Rentals, this key administration position at walk around. So on that first day
when they come to class and there
Edson and District Chamber of Edson's largest school.”
Maris has been at Parkland since are 500 students in the hallways
Commerce, Independent September 1, 1988 and has taught and things are going crazy, the new
Grocers, Shoppers Drugmart, Career and Technology Studies students already know where they
Sobeys, the Town of Edson and options as well as been the driving need to be heading for class and
force behind the development of where their lockers are. It helps
all of the volunteers! the multiple award winning make students feel a little more

A good place to be athletic program at PCHS. For the comfortable. We did a test run on it
last 18 years, he has also partnered last year with our student council

723-7240 with many organizations and and it seemed to work great. There
corporate businesses in offering was lots of positive feedback from valuable work experience the students that were here,” said
opportunities for interested Maris
ANCHOR Registered Apprenticeship located in Edson, AB and has a
The Proud Sponsor of the students and assisting with student Parkland Composite High School
placements for the school's popular is a dual track grade 9 to 12 school
Edson Boys & Girls Club
current population of 468 students.
Maris states, “I have been a proud
member of the Parkland School (With contributions from GYPSD
and Edson community for almost press release)
The eekly Mark Maris is excited to be taking over as PCHS’s new Principal.
photo Deanna Mitchener
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Lucas Jonker is four years old, his Brody Jonker is six years old. Brody
favorite color is red. Lucas said says "My favorite color is every
"My favorite food to eat is color in the rainbow. I like cheese
McDonalds food. I want to be a pizza to eat, I could eat it every
race car driver when I grow up, I day. I want to be a race car driver
watch them racing on T.V. and I too when I grow up. I like playing
want to do that. I like to play with with motor boats, cars and trailers
my Lego and camping at the lake." and I like camping. After summer is
over I will be going to grade one

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