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College News – June 2012

June 1, 2012

June Cafeteria Menu

ARE YOU FOLLOWING OUR BLOG?
Our goal is to try and reduce the number of emails sent home next year. Beginning Summer 2012, we will no longer be emailing parents to inform them of new postings in the College blog. Please don’t miss out on these important updates – sign up to”‘follow” us.

To “follow” the College blog, please enter your email on the right hand side of the blog that says “Follow blog via email”. You will receive a confirmation email to set you up.

Remember: if you change your email address, you will need to re-sign up to follow the blog.

15TH ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST
The 15th Annual Western Pancake Breakfast will be held on June 7th from 8:00-9:30am.

The deadline for complimentary tickets has now passed. Tickets will be available at the door for $3.00 each.

2011-2012 YEARBOOKS
Have you ordered your yearbook yet? There are limited amount left, so make sure you don’t miss out! Order forms are available here.

Remember: Grade 12 students are given a complimentary yearbook.

MASTER’S COLLEGE PRODUCTION 2012-2013
Calling all actors and stage hands! Master’s College is proud to announce the 2012-2013 production: The Importance of Being Earnest!

Written by Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest opened in London in 1895. The story is a delight from the first cucumber sandwich on as Jack’s double life catches up with him. The problems are resolved in an extremely charming and quite unexpected way as Jack and Algernon discover the importance of being earnest while answering to the name of Ernest.

Audition packages, which contain information about both on and off stage roles and responsibilities, will be available to students before exam week. A draft rehearsal schedule will be made available in September.

Auditions will be held after camp in September. Students who wish to audition for a lead must have read the play and have a prepared monologue for their audition that suits the personality of the character for whom they are auditioning.

There are many roles that need to filled in this student-led production, so please encourage your son or daughter to get involved and be part of the show!

NEWSLETTER EXTRAS

ADVISORY WITH MISS THOMAS
Our Advisory program has been intentionally developing the attributes mentioned in our Graduate Profile. These include: activating imagination, releasing creativity, risking, becoming leaders and history-makers, having a spirit of exploration, walking in the realm of unlimited possibilities, and achieving academic success.

In both the Junior and Senior High this year, students have been provided with the opportunity to engage in activities such as leadership projects, assemblies, Spiritual Life Week, readings, grade meetings, service to the community, discussion and research that develop visionary thinking, future readiness, career exploration and design, and character.

We are looking forward to what September brings!

STUDENT RECOGNITION
Congratulations to Lindsay Hansen and Kaila Meister! They have been selected as this year’s graduating class’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively.

Congratulations to Melissa Magliocca who has been accepted into the RCMP summer youth program. Only 32 students from across Canada are accepted based on citizenship, academics, and interest in police work. Well done Melissa!

Chris Brunet’s team won bronze at the National Volleyball Championships in Toronto this May! He was also named one of six all stars from 48 teams and over 500 boys competing in his age group. Congratulations Chris!

Sean McCreary has being growing out his unruly locks and on June 1st will shave his head for cancer! What an inspiration! For more information visit http://FundraiseForLife2012.kintera.org/seanshave

We would like to recognize and celebrate with you the achievements of our students. If your son or daughter has be recognized or received an award, please contact the College Office so we may celebrate together as a school community.

OUR STUDENTS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
Justin Chow, Jesse Viehweger, Tomás Pearson are Grade 9 students here at Master’s and they are going on a summer missions trip to Jamaica. The description of their trip follows and is intended for families that might be interested in supporting their endeavor.

“We, Tomás, Jesse, and Justin, will be attending a ten day Youth Missions trip with our church, Westside King’s Church. We will be leaving for our missions trip on June 29. We will be traveling to Jamaica to construct homes for needy families in the community of Montego Bay. Besides theconstruction aspect of the trip, we hope to make an impact in the lives of the local people. We will be spreading the word of God and sharing how we have experienced His glory through our friends, family, and our school. By being involved with this mission trip we believe we can truly experience the power, love, and grace of God and be able to serve those who are not as fortunate. Our intention is to impact not just the people around us, but a community completely different and more diverse than ours.

Individually we need to raise $2,000 each to travel to Jamaica.

Families that wish to support our cause can donate through our church. A cheque can be written to “Westside King’s Church” with the subject “Youth Mission Trip – Funds raised for Chow/Pearson/Viehweger”. All cheque donations are tax deductible. Any amount of donation would be greatly appreciated. In addition to donations we will also need your prayers that our financial needs are met and your prayers that God will keep us safe, prepare us for our visit, and bless our efforts while we are there.

We thank you for considering this.
Justin, Tomás, and Jesse”

LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Hello everyone,

As the end of the school year nears, I want to wish all of our students the very best as they complete this year’s studies, write final exams, and look ahead to the summer.

I would also encourage them to reflect on the past year, and all that they have accomplished over the course of the last 10 months. Take some time to think back on what you’ve learned, the experiences you’ve had and the many ways you’ve matured, no matter what grade you’re in. Life is a journey that can zip by in the blink of an eye, and it’s only when we stop to reflect on our own growth, that we realize just how much we’ve achieved.

I would also encourage our students, families, and staff to review the report produced following the May 14, 2012 stakeholders’ meeting. We brought together students, staff, parents and other stakeholders from across Palliser for “A Community Conversation” focused on school success. Te report shares the factors for success that participants identified over the course of their conversation.

I want to thank everyone who participated. I know our Board of Trustees and Central Office administration greatly appreciated the conversation that will help us build success moving forward.

The report can be viewed here. For a paper copy, please call Central Office at 1-403-328-4111 or toll free at 1-877-667-1234.

Thank you for being part of Palliser Regional Schools this year. We look forward to serving you in 2012-2013.

Kevin Gietz, Superintendent
Palliser Regional Schools

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