Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Thank you and happy holidays!

Happy wishes for a safe and fun-filled summer!

The staff at MidSun would like to extend a warm thank you to all of our parents who hosted a staff appreciation luncheon on June 26th.  The food was fantastic and we all appreciated the gift cards.  Our new Keurig coffee machine for our staff room will be put to use in the fall when we need to keep our energy up for our new grade 7,8 and 9 students.  Special thanks go out to Tammy W. who took the lead and organized it all! Thanks for spoiling us!

It was a wonderful year of learning at MidSun, with many off campus field trips and hands on activities to help the material jump off the page.  In our Tell them From Me survey, students were asked which class activities they found engaging and the answers were many and varied.  Some honorable mentions were the eyeball project, the element baby book project, using Photoshop, making a song about hygiene, the collective rights First Nations game, extracting DNA from a strawberry, making ice cream, reading the Unbroken Chain and, filming a heritage minute, to name a few.

We would like to thank our parents for generously sharing your children with us.  They are a wonderful bunch of curious, caring, generous youth and they have accomplished a great deal this year.  Our Celebration of Learning assemblies showcased some of their talents and discoveries this past year and we are proud of their work.  It is now time to recharge and spend time with friends and family.

The summer flies by and for those students returning to MidSun on September 1, 2015 (Grade 7 at 9 AM-Noon, grade 8 & 9 at 1:30-3:30 PM), we would ask that you spend a little time at the end of August reviewing the following documents (also available on our website under “School Forms and Handbook” :
Until then, have a wonderful break!

Veronica Saretsky

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Free Fitness for Students 12-17

Good Life Fitness is offering:

CLICK HERE for more information

Thursday, 18 June 2015

2014-2015 Wrap up. Important Info for all students (Next Yr 7's too)

Exam Week is upon us.  This is a summary of the last days of the year.
Monday June 22
-          Grade 7&8 Social Exam @ 9:00am
-          Grade 9’s Leave for Callaway @ 9:00am
-          Buses depart school at 11:30am
-          Grade 9’s Return @ 3:00pm (arrange for own way home)

A reminder for GRADE 9 students
For both the math and science exams students will require a CALCULATOR!  This must be an actual calculator, preferably a scientific calculator.  This means they are not permitted to use graphing calculators, a phone, iPod or other electronic device.

Tuesday June 23
-          All Grades Science Exam @ 9:00am
-          Buses depart school at 11:30am

Wednesday June 24
-          All Grades Math Exam @ 9:00am
-          Buses depart school at 11:30am
-      Office Closed 1:00-2:30pm

Thursday June 25
-          All Grades LA Exam @ 9:00am
-          Buses depart school at 11:30am
Friday June 26
-          Grade 9 Social Exam
-          Grade 7 & 8 do not attend school
-          Buses depart school at 11:30am

Monday June 29 NO BUSES
-          Drop in for Report Card pickup 9:00am-12:00 noon
         o   Stations will be set up for students to pick up their report cards in the gym
-          Awards @ 1:00pm (By invitation)
    o   Parents will be contacted if their child is receiving an award

 Tuesday June 30
-          Appeals
The school will be open 8:30-11:30am for marks appeals. Please call and make an appointment with your child's teacher if you need to appeal a mark

July 1- August 31 Summer holidays

September 1 – First day of school 
                             Grade 7 - 9:00am-12:00pm
                             Grade 8 & 9s - 1:30-3:30pm


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Important Transportation Info for 2015-2016

Transportation contracts are being submitted online this year.  Please go to the following link for information on the new process.

It is important that contracts be submitted to the transportation department by June 25, 2015.  Route and stop planning begin after this date and the absence of your contract may affect planning for your child’s transportation. 

Please note that payment is not required for the contract to be processed.

If your child is new to the CBE or returning to the CBE and you do not have a CBE number and have issues creating a “My CBE Account” please contact the office at 403-777-6430 and we will assist you.  As you are creating your account, please ensure you are using the same e-mail address that we have on file here at the school.

Thank you

Monday, 8 June 2015

Laker Life Classes Rank 3rd in Province Wide Survey/Contest

 9G and 9H Laker Life classes have been enrolled in a program called ChatterHigh this term.  ChatterHigh is a ‘gamified’ online tool to learn about career, health and finances.  Students participate in a 10-question daily quiz where they can access current post-secondary information, ask the ‘experts’ and contact institutions directly to begin planning their future careers. Both classes represented Midsun in a recent Alberta-wide competition as one of the youngest participants and finished in 3rd Place earning a $200 cash prize! Congratulations to all who contributed! For more information on this incredible tool, please visit www.chatterhigh.com

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Quebec Trip Wrap Up

Welcome back Quebec students!

6 days, 5 nights, 45 students, 4 supervisors, 1 guide, 3 flights, 1 train ride, 2 cities and a variety of activities resulted in a priceless and memorable experience making this year’s trip to Quebec a huge success. This was in large part due to the people involved from the early planning stages such as the support from families, the incredibly dynamic group of students, the supervision team (Mme. Ryall, Mr. Stretch, Mr. Johnston), our experienced volunteer (Mme. Dillabough), our sweet jolly travel guide (Serge) and the support of Midsun Staff.

The result was a fun-filled, jam-packed tour of Quebec City and Montreal comprised of a range of activities to extend students’ learning across the curriculum: The Plains of Abraham, Military Program, Citadelle, Fort Museum, Martello Tower, Ghost Tour, Montmorency Falls, Huron Village, Archeology Museum  (Social Stu

dies); Science Centre, Space Camp, Biodome (Science); Copper Museum, Legends Improv (Fine Arts); Chez Marie Restaurant, Sugar Shack, Walking Tours (Culture) in addition to giving students an opportunity to put their French into action.

We were so fortunate to have had incredible weather and sunny days to explore. Plans for next year’s trip have already begun. Stay tuned for a parent information meeting in September for
Quebec Trip 2016