Thursday, 28 February 2013

Grocery Gift Card Order

The next Grocery Gift Card Order deadline for orders paid for by cash or cheque is Thursday, March 7th.  If you have not had a chance to order Grocery Gift Cards for March, and you would like to pay for your order by credit card, credit card orders will be able to be taken and processed in the school’s office, on Tuesday, March 5th, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, and on Wednesday, March 6th, from 3:30 to 4:00 pm.

2013/2014 School Year

We are now starting our planning for next year.  If parents feel there are educational reasons why their child should be placed with a certain teacher we ask that we are advised of this request in writing to by March 15th, 2013.  We promise we will take your requests into account as we are creating class lists.  The creation of a class list is a complicated one and many factors go into this decision.  We need to balance classes for academic needs and abilities, behaviour issues, boys and girls, and complimentary subject choices.  We cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate all requests but we will take them into account as we prepare and balance the classes.
Thank you

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Midsun Picks Up Awards at the Alberta Internation Band Festival

Congratulations to all band students who participated in the Alberta International Band Festival last week!  MidSun Bands had a strong showing in all performances.  To recap, the jazz band received an Excellent and Excellent Plus rating, with Sierra Mand Alex P receiving Outstanding Solo Awards!  Both the Grade 8 and 9 Bands received 2 Superior Ratings, thus awarding them Gold Awards.  Our Jazz Band also performed amazingly well at the Final Awards Gala Concert at Mount Royal on Saturday night!  Thanks to all band students for their hard work and for representing MidSun so proudly!

                                Grade 9 Band on stage at the Rozsa Centre performing at the AIBF.

                                   Jazz Band performing at the AIBF Jazz Final Awards Gala Concert

Midsun Legacy Basketball Tournament

This past weekend Midsun hosted the Midsun Legacy Basketball Tournament.  Everyone played hard and had an enjoyable weekend.

Heritage Christian Academy won the boys’ side, defeating Branton.  The girls’side was won by Branton, they defeated FE Osborne in the final. 
Here is the breakdown of 1 st to 8th in boys and 1st to 6th in girls
Boys – 1. Heritage Christian, 2. Branton, 3. FE Osborne, 4. MidSun, 5. Okotoks Jr. High, 6. Mountain Park, 7. Rideau Park, 8. Rundle College
Girls – 1. Branton, 2. FE Osborne, 3. Rideau Park, 4. MidSun, 5. GP Vanier, 6. Mountain Park

Thanks to all the students, staff and parents who helped out to make the weekend run smoothly and kept everyone fed.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Midsun Students Shine in CBE Art Show

Midsun students were showcased in a gallery exhibition entitled “How Do the Arts Help Me Grow?” on February 13-22, 2013 at the Calgary Board of Education building . Each student created an artwork and narrative answering the question how the arts help them grow. 
Ryan K, Jordan P, Emily S, Ashley S, Meaghan H, Kayla B, Lacey Z and Justin Y submitted artwork and represented Midsun.
The opening reception was a huge success with over 100 people attending.  Each artist received an exhibition catalogue with all 63 artworks and narratives from the show. Way to go artists!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Midsun represented at the Southern Alberta Jr. High Honour Band

Congratulations to Tommy D., Garrett L., Nathan F., Taylor M., and Sierra M., who represented MidSun in the Southern Alberta Jr. High Honour Band.  They spent their entire Teachers' Convention rehearsing music, working towards a very successful concert on Friday night!  Here, the students pose with conductor and composer, Victor Lopez, of Miami, Florida and Mr. Campbell.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Book Club Information for Feb

 Book Club meets on Wed. Februray 20th. The Grade Seven students will be discussing Scrawl, by Mark Shulman. This book is told through the journal entries of Tod Munn, a bully. Grade 8 &9 book club will discussing True Blue by Deborah Ellis, an engaging book about the darker side of friendship.
Next on our reading list are: Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass (Grade 7) and All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin (Grades 8 & 9). Book Club meets monthly at lunch time. We are always happy to welcome new readers.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

MidSun School Council Agenda Feb 12

MidSun School Council


Tuesday, February  12th, 2013 7:00 p.m. MidSun School Library

Item No.
Minutes allotted

Chair's welcome
Reg Curren
Coffee with the Principal

Possible topics:
·         Tell Them From Me student survey results (all grades)
·         The school’s position on mobile devices at school,
·         Discussion around School Council possibly arranging for an evening information session for parents / guardians with our area Counselor with Calgary Sexual Health Services – What would parents / guardians like to know?,
·         And more.

Veronica Saretsky
60 minutes

MidSun School Education Enhancement Society


Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 7:45 p.m. MidSun School Library
Item No.
Minutes allotted
Chair's welcome & report
Reg Curren
Treasurer's report
Michelle Den Hoed
Approval of minutes of previous meeting(s)
Kim Bender
Fundraising update
·         Grocery store gift card update
·         Update on second semester fundraising  ideas
Michelle Den Hoed
Other business


Monday, 11 February 2013

MidSun School Prospective Student Open House

MidSun School will be holding an open house for prospective students and parents for the 2013 – 2014 school year on Thursday, March 7, 2013  from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
7:00 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.   Main Gym

-   Welcome
             - Introduction of The MidSun Way
             - Highlights of the Grade 7 programs

7:20 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   Throughout the school

             Self-guided tours
             Student demonstrations
             Specific program information from course teachers

Tour Highlights

Athletics Display
Core Subject exhibits / information
Red Pod - Home to Grade 7’s

Complementary Courses

Foods & Fashion
Information Processing
Environmental Education
Exploration in film
Fine Arts

MidSun School is located at 660 Sunmills Drive S.E.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

MidSun Dunks for Dollars with their Annual Charity Basketball game VS the Mount Royal University Cougars

Our Senior boys and girls basketball teams joined forces today against a highbred team of mens and ladies players from the Mount Royal University Cougars basketball team.  The teams played in a fun-filled fast paced game while our whole school cheered on.  The game was refereed by our own zany Mr. Harris while Ms. Amirault called the play by play.  The half time show had students from grade 7, 8 and 9 pulled from the audience for a shooting completion with the winners taking home a special edition lakers T-shirt.  The school and the University were joining forces to raise money for Right to Play, a charity whose mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict, and disease in disadvantaged communities.    

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Great Defence!

Lakers Senior Girls basketball were working the defence in the Lakerdome tonight! Catch our Seniors boys team play at 4:30 pm and 7:30 PM Thursday February 7th!

Monday, 4 February 2013

Junior Girls' kick off 4 days of BBall in the Lakerdome!

Junior Girls clean up in the lakerdome in the first of four consecutive evenings of basketball action!
Catch the games from 4-8 PM this week:
Tues Feb 5 - Jr. Boys
Wed Feb 6 - Sr. Girls
Thursday Feb 7 - Sr. Boys
Go Lakers!

MidSun School Council News / Upcoming Event(s)

MidSun School Council News / Upcoming Event(s)

MSEES and MidSun School Council would like to thank all the MidSun staff members and MidSun families who have already participated in and those who plan to continue to participate in the Grocery Gift Card (GGC) fundraising program.  In the past twelve months your support has raised $7,750.00.  If you have not had a chance to order Grocery Gift Cards, and you would like to do so, the next order deadline for cash and cheque orders is Thursday, February 7th.  If you prefer to purchase Grocery Gift Cards and pay by Credit Card, credit card orders will be able to be taken and processed in the school office, between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm, on Wednesday, February 6th.  (If you were hoping to order Grocery Gift Cards and pay by Credit Card, and you are not able to make it into the school this Wednesday, please contact Michelle D. at   GGC Order Forms are available in the office or online at

MidSun Parent Council would like to extend an open invitation to all MidSun parents / guardians to join us for Coffee & Conversation with the Principal, on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, in the Library Commons -- coffee (regular and decaf), tea and a light snack will be provided.  Some of the potential topics for questions and conversation include:  Tell Them From Me student survey results (all grades), the school’s position on mobile devises at school, a discussion around School Council possibly arranging for an evening information session for parents / guardians with our area Counselor with Calgary Sexual Health Services – What would parents / guardians like to know?, and more … We hope to see you there!

MSEES (MidSun School Education Enhancement Society) will hold its monthly fundraising budget meeting immediately following Coffee & Conversation with the Principal, on Tuesday, February 12th, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm, in the Library Commons.  All newcomers welcome!

Midsun Winter Carnival 2013

The MidSun School Carnival was a huge success raising over $3000 for our Outdoor School Picnic Area. A huge thank you to the Leadership students for organizing and running games, and SOBEYS in Cranston for the very generous food donation. The next Carnival happens in June watch for information coming your way in late May.