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by Jocelyn Pettitt
The Festival of Mini Trees began at École Pine
Grove Middle School December 1.
It has become a Christmas tradition for the last
three years that each homeroom will decorate a
mini Christmas tree to display in the Learning
Commons for the month of December.
Parent Council or staff will vote on their
favorites and the winning classes earn a prize.
The prizes in the past have been given out for
Most Creative, Best Theme, and Multicultural
category and this year there will be winners in
each grade.
Students and staff have been very creative with
Tree titles such as The Birds and the Biebers, Out
of the Milky Way, Memes: Past-Present-Future,
and The Wellness Tree. Pictured are grade 7 students Celeste Roberts and Shalawnda Monias holding one of their
Judging will happen in the last school week of favorites: Miyo Manitokisikaw 7B Ochi (Merry Christmas from 7B).

Pacer's Success Center gets a boost from TransCanada Pipelines

by Cassie Kushniruk registered apprenticeship, and independent presented Maris a $2000 cheque on December,
learning courses (ADLC). This center offers the directed to expanding the Pacer Success Center.
Parkland Composite High School Principal kids areas in which they themselves take “It was one of those things that they're trying to
Mark Maris' hopes for the Pacer's Success Center initiative to advance in their academic careers or make better for the students, and I thought that
became closer to reality with a $2000 donation to make their dream job more achievable. “We're was a great fit,” said Drader. Maris was very
from TransCanada Pipelines on December 1. trying to make a more welcoming, learning grateful for the contribution, “Donations like
Principal Maris is all about his students and environment that helps kids,” said Maris. “We're these are huge for us to be able to keep adding
creating the best possible learning environment here to support them by having all our supports more pieces in here to make it better for the
for them. The Pacer Success Center is based on in place.” kids.”
this intention, as it incorporates a relaxing spot Maris is planning on expanding the center to To put this money to the best use possible,
for the kids with an effective learning incorporate more of what the students want, but Maris turns to his students to pinpoint the exact
environment. “We've really made it a these changes come with a cost. “All these area they wish to expand in the Success Center.
comfortable place to be,” said Maris. changes are slowed down by the lack of money,” “We're surveying the kids to find out what they
The Success Center is made up of four said Maris. really enjoy,” said Maris. “We want them to vote
different areas; career and academic advisors, the Deon Drader of TransCanada Pipelines on what they think can add to this to make it the
traditional library, work experience and best possible.”

Niton Fundraising Society would like to thank everyone who
helped to make the playground upgrade at Niton School a
success. Thank you to the many people who donated items,
materials, equipment, money, time so we could install the
equipment and everyone who supported our various
fundraisers. Your generous support has made a difference to
our students!

Alberta Facility Enhancement SMYL Chevorlet
Deon Drader of TransCanada Pipelines presents Principal Mark Maris Program ( CFEP Grant) Jane Manary
with a cheque for $2000 on December 2 for the Pacer Success Center. Carrot Creek Cowboy Way 1647124 Alberta
photo Cassie Kushniruk Green Pasture Holdings Karlzen Farms
Cyclone Welding, Benson Family Terry Auriat
KIDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Jim Robinson Contracting Joe’s Mobile Wash
Niton Central School
Kerr Heavy Duty Mechanical
Niton Reunion Committee Morden Family
Madison Olson is 12 years old. Madison Tervita ( Carrot Creek Tower Road) Pelkey Family
goes to the Fulham School and is in grade Cenovus and all the wonderful Craig Jones
workers (Niton Plant)
six. Her favorite subject is math and she is Jaydel Farms Ruggles Family
Wayne Jensen
hoping to be either a doctor or a lawyer Mills Motors Elias Cherfan
when she grows up. Madison is hoping to Niton Hot Lunch Pelkey Family
Ducks Unlimited
get new head phones and a nice sweater Nixon Oilfield and Staff Jordan Bauman
Nadine Sharman
for Christmas. If she could travel any Mike the Mechanic Tom Varty
where, she says it would be to Mexico. Christine LeBlanc Sheila Easson
Prairie Oilfield John Myslicki Pay It Forward Event
Foxx Consulting
Robinson Family This project did not happen overnight
Kids Make A Difference is sponsored by: Key Performance - we have been receiving donations
Sand & Gravel Sales/Hauling Farm Boy Electrical and hosting fundraisers for a number
of years, so we may have
Jerry Bishop
Quality Work Deleeuw Family unintentionally missed recognizing a
few. We apologize and assure you
Clark Electrical
Serving Edson & District Since 1974 Keli and Darrel Setzer that your Thank You can be seen in
the student’s smiles.
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