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s CHOOL RBC contributes $20,000 towards
Times Boys and Girls Club after-school program

by Deanna Mitchener
means we can be successful
over $25 million. We take
financial services with
in continuing to provide schools across Canada and manager for commercial
R B C R o y a l B a n k supports and a safe place this very seriously for our RBC.
A.H. Dakin raise $4,805 donated $20,000 to the for children to be. It helps kids as it will affect our Langman added, "We
Edson and District Boys us to stay cost effective and future –and our kids are our have single moms and
for cancer research and Girls Club for their feasible for all families in future." single dads that can
"You look at this group,
after-school program.
Edson and the surrounding
appreciate the lower cost
Mark Fedorak, senior area to be able to access the they are amazing, you w h e n p a y i n g p i l l s ,
We are proud to note that our students raised $4,805 for account manager for club.” know all walks of life can mortgages, and maybe
cancer research during our Terry Fox event this year. business and personal, said, RBC branch manager, come to this club and we putting a little aside for the
Our little school community continues its generous “RBC supports a lot of Marendra Das, said, "I have think people will really children's education down
tradition! after-school programs in been with this program for appreciate that and keeping the road. We try very hard
It was a busy month with farm and bus safety talks, fire communities across the over 15 years now and we the costs affordable," said to make each dollar count
drill practices, the arrival of practicum student-teacher country. We have had an have donated to 227 Jason Payne, accounts and stretch."
Michelle Anderson, photo day, Parent–Teacher arrangement with the
interviews, book fair and the start of multi-age reading Edson Boys and Girls Club
groups, as well as our Halloween parade and dance. for around six years now.
Assistant principal, Mr. Joe Hyatt, introduced the Each year is about the same
GlassMan mental health character and relaxation amount of money we
techniques at our October assembly. Monthly awards provide to the club for their
recognized students showing flexible thinking. Our program. They are doing a
grade 4/5 teacher, Amy Wesolowsky, wrapped up the really good job and it's a
assembly with Zumba dances. With the support of our grant that we hope to keep
success coach, Brianne Fahlman, students began going.”
making regular announcements supporting nutrition, “Once a year we come
activity and mental health. over and have a bit of a
party in conjunction with
the Edson and District
Boys and Girls Club, along
Wildwood School provides with the presentation of the
cheque,” said Fedorak.
‘Options” with CHOICE L e s l i e L a n g m a n ,
executive director for the On behalf of RBC Royal Bank Mark Fedorak, Marendra Das, and Jason
Wildwood School has ethical citizens with an en- club, said, "We are so Payne present a cheque for the sum of $20,000 to The Edson and District
worked hard in the last trepreneurial spirit. grateful to RBC for their Boys and Girls Club. Accepting for the club is Lesle Langman, Donna
couple of years providing Student choice, part of the ongoing support. Thanks to O'Brien, and a few of the children at the club on October 23.
junior high students with Wildwood Advantage. their generous donation it Photo: Deanna Mitchener
option classes that are
truly 'Options' with
CHOICE. Students are
learning and thriving with
some students selling
their personal art work
and others who are
recording their own
O p t i o n s w e r e
developed based on a
student survey completed
at the end of June where
students from grades 6-8
were asked for feedback.
Options currently being
offered reflect areas of
interest identified by
students. One option of
interest is The Pay it
F o r w a r d / W o r k
Experience option where
students choose to make
themselves available to be
of practical use to the
school community while
developing work related
skills. We applaud the
students who chose to
demonstrate citizenship
in this manner.
In selecting their
options, students were
asked to review their
choices with parents to
ensure a best fit. Initially
we experienced growing
pains with popular
options having numbers
too large to function well.
We addressed this
problem by adjusting
when various options
were being offered to
allow maximum access
and choice. Students are
pleased with their choices
and have made many
positive comments about
their options, core classes
and their timetable in
general. Optional courses
meet many curricular
expectations and provide
students with a broad
range of programing to
experience fine arts with
music, drama, and art.
Teachers are placing a
strong emphasis on the
development of cross-
curricular competencies
providing learning
experiences that require
students to function as
engaged thinkers and
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