Thursday, 30 May 2013


The track and field meet that was rescheduled for tomorrow (Friday May 31) has been cancelled again because of the weather. 

Wednesday, 29 May 2013


June 2013 (revised May 21, 2013)

June 5 -        Spring concert @ 7:00 p.m.

June 7 -        Last day that students can take out library books

June 14 -      All library books are due back by today

June 19 -      Last day of classes, locker cleanout and hand in locks in last 20 minutes of the day

June 20     Awards assemblies:
-       Gr. 7 @ 9:00 a.m.
-       Gr. 8 @ 11:00 a.m.
-       Gr. 9 @ 1:00 p.m.  (semi-formal)

June 21 – Gr. 9 Farewell @ Calaway Park10:30 – 2:30/Gr. 7 & 8 Social studies final [09:00-10:15]

                                                -      Students have an extra 30 minutes if necessary (10:45)/ELL have twice the time
-          Gr. 7/8 Social texts to be handed in (out in the hall on the pod tables)

-          Busses depart at 11:00

June 24 – Science exam all grades [09:00-10:15]

                                                -     Students have an extra 30 minutes if necessary (10:45)/ELL have twice the time

-      Busses depart at 11:00

-          Collect science texts on pod tables

June 25 – Math exam all grades [09:00-10:30]

-          Students have an extra 30 minutes if necessary (11:00)/ELL have twice the time

-      collect any math texts and advise office of any that are missing

-     Busses depart at 11:15

June 26 – Language Arts exam all grades [09:00-10:15]

                                                -      Students have an extra 30 minutes if necessary (10:45)/ELL have twice the time

-          Busses@ 11:00

June 27 - Social Studies exam (Gr. 9’s only at school): [09:00-10:20]

                                                -     Students have an extra 30 minutes if necessary (10:5)/ELL have twice the time

-         collect any texts on the pod tables  and advise the office about any missing texts

-          1:30 -2:00 distribute report cards to gr. 9 teachers

-          2:30 – 3:30 students pick up report cards/settle fee issues

-           Busses depart at regular time

June 28 - Appeals day:
-          Mark appeals until 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Midsun Student takes GOLD at Science Fair

Congratulations Rebecca K.  Her "Music and Memory" experiment won Gold and the 2013 Faculty of Arts Award at the 2013 Calgary Youth Science Fair.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Mid-Sun Book Club Update

The Mid-Sun Book Club met on Wednesday, May 15th. Grade Seven students met to discuss “As Easy as Falling off the Face of the Earth” by Lynne Rae Perkins.  The consensus was the book was boring and in fact no one finished. Life is too precious to waste time on bad books. A disappointment as the author is a Newberry Medal winner. The reaction of the Grade eights to their book, “Shock Point” by April Henry was also unanimous, but in this case we were all in agreement that it was a great read. It was rated a 4.4 out of 5 stars and the library has multiple copies. It is an exciting, fast read. Any of April Henry’s books would make great summer reading. Often teens who consider themselves reluctant readers really enjoy her thrillers.

Our last book club meeting for this year is Wednesday, June 12th. Grade sevens will be reading “All These Things I’ve Done” by Gabrielle Zevin. I hope they enjoy it as much as the grade eights did. Grade eights are reading “Home in Time For Dinner” By Kathryn Ellis about a teen who discovers he has been abducted by his father.

Sue LeBreton, Book Club Co-ordinator

Friday, 10 May 2013

Badminton teams

            Congratulations to all the players who represented MidSun for the badminton season.  Thank you for playing hard and showing good sportsmanship throughout your games.  We look forward to seeing you improve next year.

                Ben J                    Giorgia G
                Eric C                    Sierra M
                Tyler M                 Diane O
                Jakob F                 Dana M
                Josh W                 Temi O
                Jadon W               Mia A
                Dale M                 Sharee M
                Jason I                  Isabel S
                Shea P                  Cassidy L
                Vidar V                 Carrly S
                Iain M                   Tristin F
                Peyton Y               Haley C

                Trent F                  Jaden B
                Jason L                 Sara D
                Cam R                  Kate T
                Dylan D                Bria B
                Koi M                   Tiegan S
                Kai S                    Gared M
                Chris B                Danielle T
                Logan Y               Skye G
                Alyssa B              Samara W       
                Jenna D               Emma H

                Ashlyn D              Sydney W
                Tavia D                Shelby C
                Emma G               Taylor B
                Natalie H             Heart R
                Jillian H               Jessica A
                Shae E                 Cole P
                Luke E                 Jordan M
                Carson S             Tyson S
                Carson L             Nathan T
                Matthew J          Allen C
                Daniel K             Will S

Sucessful year of LINKages

Congratulations to our LINKages students for becoming friends with a senior at the McKenzie Town Centre.

Over 100 students applied for 28 positions that were available for our students to participate in the LINKages program this year.  The selected students were trained and met with a senior for an hour every second week to play games, make crafts and chat.  Our students enjoyed the friendship they shared with the seniors.  We learned that we have more in common than we thought.
Well done to the following students who demonstrated good citizenship and helped fulfill our motto to make the world a better place:

Sammie B                 Callesta K
Alissa B                    Tessa L 
Bria B                       Sarah L
Morgan B                 Garrett L
Elise B                      Dana M
Lauren C                  Jordan N
Taylor C                   Tayah J 
Sarah E                    Shantelle P
Meagan F                Bronwyn R
Emma H                  Emily S 
Mackenzie H           Matt T
Ian H                       Joseph T 
Megan K                 Charlotte W
Alex K

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Staff vs. Student Charity Hockey Game

Our 19th Annual Staff vs Student hockey game was held on Friday, May 3rd.  Staff and Students did a great job of supporting this charity event.  MidSun raised over $700!
75% will go to the "Kid's Help Phone" while 25% will go to "Free the Children."
A huge thank you to all staff and students.  Especially the Grade 9 Leadership students who planned the event.  Rylan B, Sofia Y, Seth H and Brayden S.

Badminton Windup

Congratulations to all three of our badminton teams.  They competed in the divisional meet during the end of April.  Our Grade 7 team finished in 5th place and our Grade 8 team came in an impressive second place.  The Grade 9 team has made MidSun history by taking the first ever division pennant!
All teams did a great job representing our school.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Online Summer School Registration

Information regarding on-line summer school at CBe-learn has been received.   Although it is not recommended, should a Grade Nine student wish to take a high school course, a grade nine authorization form must be signed by the administration of the high school which the student plans to attend in the fall.  On-line summer school begins on July 2nd and ends August 13th.  Registration occurs between May 7th and June 18th.  The cost per course is $60.00.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Grocery Gift Card Orders

The deadline to order grocery gift cards for May is Tuesday May 7th.

The debit/credit card machine in the office, will be available for payments at the following times:

Monday, May 6, 2013 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 3:30 to 4:00 pm

Thanks again for your support of Midsun through this fundraising project.