Thursday, 7 November 2013

Remembrance Day Assembly

Our students proudly participated in a moving Remembrance Day Assembly today that featured student MC's and readers.  Our Drama Department presented a movement piece and our band played several selections, including The Last Post and Reveille.  Mr. Howie's grade eight social studies classes created a video called "Time to Pause" and Mr. Reynard shared his PowerPoint, "Each Flag".  We were very fortunate to have Master Corporal Kevin Fensom share his experiences of his two deployments in Afghanistan and helped us have a deeper understanding of Canada's role in that country. Mr. Joey Bleviss, the Chief Administrative Officer of the Calgary Poppy fund and veteran of the Canadian Forces, also spoke. Many parents joined us for this act of remembrance.  It was a wonderful way for MidSun staff and students to gather together with our community to reflect and be thankful for the freedoms we enjoy today.  We would like to thank the many people who made the event so special with their kind contributions and especially to Mr. Scott Campbell for organizing us all.

Tomorrow is a professional development day for our staff who will be gathering to take a closer look at the learning outcomes in their respective programs of studies. This is part of the process for our teachers as we look to moving to an outcomes based report card for the 2014-2015 school year.  More information about the new reporting methods will be discussed at our school council meeting in January.

Have a good weekend!

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