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for Kids
Parkland Composite High
Times holds information nights

by Deanna Mitchener
important to build good habits early.
We really stress how important s UMMER
Parkland Composite High School grade nine is. A strong foundation
held two information sessions on for what's going to happen in higher Fun
June 9 for new students attending grades," said Murphy. for Kids
the school in September. Mr. Tews spoke about the LINKS
Parents and students were invited Department. "We have four
to come and meet staff, listen to members of the LINKS Department,
what the school has to offer, ask Mrs. Gohman, Ms. Wells, Tanya
ONLY RUNS IF questions, and take a tour of the Byers, and I. We work on providing CONGRATULATE YOUR GRAD - CALL US BEFORE JUNE 17 - SEE PAGE 19
solutions to problems that students
may have so they can succeed
One session was held at 4 p.m.
THEY SEND IN and another at 7 p.m., with another academically. We do provide
opportunity on August 31.
academic counseling, personal, and
social counseling. As academic
Ms. Murphy shared the
importance of grade nine students counselors we mainly work with
AN ARTICLE meeting the requirements for a high grade 10, 11, and 12 students on
planning their academic career.”
school diploma. "It is important that
“We want all of our students to
students know about the 100 credits
EDSON BOYS & GIRLS they need to receive their graduation achieve the highest level
academically so more doors will
diploma. Most students do not yet
CLUB NEWS know what they want to get in to open after high school. We start
meeting with grade nines part way
after school, so this is why we want
to help set them up for success right through the year to talk about
Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada from the start.” choices for the grade 10 courses,
DID YOU KNOW?: The Club has a very popular after-school Mr. Hall (assistant Principal), Mrs. Aschenmeier (Principal) and Ms. Murphy “We want to keep all the doors again always encouraging students
program! Why? First the Club provides a safe bus and walk system (assistant Principal) talked with students that will be new to Parkland Composite open for students to access. That to take the highest level of courses
from each school, then provides a healthy after school snack and High School in September, about what they offer and to take a tour of the school. way they are ready to apply at they can. Even with students
then there is a ton of fun and interesting programming each day!
Photo Deanna Mitchener University or Collage. It's very thinking about going into the trades,
KINDERCLUB: What does KinderClub do? Well they have gone important to have your grade nine we want them to achieve at the
swimming, bowling, gymnastics, tour of the museum, horseback
riding…& much more. Come see if you want your kindergartener marks up, because it gets you into highest level," said Tews.
to have this much fun! Trial June 2015: Playschool is over for the the higher level courses in your A lot of information was shared
year and children that are registered for Kindergarten can attend Students get their say
Kinderclub program each Monday in June, for a trial of the program. grade 10, 11, and 12. Good habits, about the different subjects, flex
Children and their families can experience the Kinderclub before consistency with homework, time, sports, and extracurricular
the 2015 Fall school year. Pre-registration required, spots fill up fast
for the trial June Mondays, so reserve your child's spot today! at Voice Symposium dedication to their courses flows programs during the session. CONGRATULATE YOUR GRAD - CALL US BEFORE JUNE 17
TEEN PROGRAM NIGHT: Teen Drop-in program on Thursday nights throughout high school. It is
from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This program is offered to 13-16 year olds
that want to be part of the Club's programming one night a week.
The program will offer a safe, fun and comfortable place for youth by Adrienne Tait hung up on the business/economical
to get together. Some Teen Night activities: yoga, dodgeball, air- side but the kids got the
hockey, floor hockey and of course food.
GYPSD board members received a competencies they need to have to
SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM: Warmer weather is here and our staff report from Parkland Composite be entrepreneurial.”
are starting to plan for Summer Camp. The Club provides a variety
of fun and interesting themed weeks, day trips and recreational High School students via video link Of the many suggestions and
activities throughout the summer for children 5-12 years old. Last regarding their thoughts on the things students felt were needed to
year some weeks and day trips were full so please reserve your thrive within their school several
child's spot today! Please call the club for more information: 723- Student Voice symposium they
7240. attended in Hinton. were repeated throughout the
Students from across the division presentation. These included respect
Boston Pizza, Secure energy, Northern Metallic, Iron line, Edson were asked to do a visual as well as for fellow students and teachers and
Rodeo, Fire Fit, Subway, Panago, Darcy's Welding oral presentation as they examined having that respect reciprocated,
th the three 'E's of learning: school pride, creativity, and more
BIKE RODEO: The Club is hosting a Bike safety rodeo on June 12 A.H. Dakin School would like to sincerely thank the
in our parking lot. This bike safety course is offered for free. Non entrepreneurial spirit, ethical citizen, one-on-one time. The students
club members must have a parent or adult attend the course with and engaged thinker. They also had acknowledged that providing one- following for their support this school year:
them. Call the Club for more details and to register, 723-7240.
conversations about strength, on-one time would be a challenge
OUR WEBSITE: opportunities, aspirations, and but felt it was needed. Talisman
FACEBOOK PAGE: results (S.O.A.R). In the video session with the board Bonavista
Please check out and like the Club's Facebook page: Boys and Girls Students had a chance to review grade eleven student Grayson
Club of Edson and District!
the responses of the “Tell them from McDavid said, “It was eye opening Stitzenberger Family
A good place to be me” survey the division distributed to see the many different faces from Zip Comm
earlier in the year.
all over Alberta. It seemed
Kurt Scobie, who was one of the
723-7240 mediators of the event and presented mediocre with drawings on posters. Independent Grocer’s
I'm not sure what the teachers would the results and a 13 minute video to take away from that but it was nice Canadian Tire
the board, was impressed with the
to know we were heard.”
answers and insights from the When asked by trustee DeClerq if Patterson’s Parts
Proud Sponsor of the students. “You need to know we felt McDavid felt he could talk to the Horizon Audio
teachers, ask for change, and be
in many ways the students hit the
Edson Boys & Girls Club mark on what needs to be done listened to; McDavid said some Nova Theatre
better than many of the adults did
teachers were more open than others
when we did the exact same thing and the manner in which some
with them in Jasper,” said Scobie. teachers engage with their students, As well as the many parents and other family
Assistant superintendent of and vice versa, may not work with
learning services Leslee Jodry all. “A lot of the teachers are sports members that have helped make our year a
agreed and said when it comes to the driven and if you are not it can be a success! Your contributions help to enrich
entrepreneurial spirit “adults get challenge,” said McDavid.
the kids’ school experience and we couldn’t
thank you enough.
June 19
Edson Farmer's Market Society invites all fathers to come out and enjoy a Our apologies if we may have missed anyone - we sincerely
piece of cake. Edson Farmer's Market happens every Friday at the Edson appreciate all that our community does to help with our school.
Friendship Centre from 10:30 am – 2 pm.
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