Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year at MidSun
Monday, 30 May 2016
It has been a fantastic year, and as principal I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to lead such an amazing community of students and school staff. I very much appreciate all the support provided by the parent community, in particular the devoted group who volunteer their time with our school council.
I have endeavoured to find succinct and effective ways to communicate with you over the course of my first five months as principal. The Calgary Board of Education is introducing new communication tools in the coming months, so please expect to see a new look to our website by September. As well, some changes will be made by the Calgary Board of Education to ensure we are compliant with Canada’s new anti-spam legislation. More specifics regarding changes to communication will be provided as we have them. My intent is to continue to provide one page weekly updates, with longer pieces of communication e-mailed to you when required. The best way to stay informed with your child’s school is to join the School Council. The last meeting of the year is on June 9, 2016 at 7pm. Everyone is welcome, so we hope to see you there.
June can be a stressful time for students as they endeavour to complete their assigned work and prepare for final exams. You were all sent a detailed itinerary of dates and times for the end of June. Knowing what to expect well in advance can help reduce the stress and anxiety of exams. Also included in the “Year-end Freedom Guide” were strategies and tips to help students prepare for exams. We expect all students to prepare for exams by completing review material provided by teachers and by studying at home. By putting in the necessary effort, students will be successful and can feel good about their final assessment of the year. We will report their final exam mark to you, so you are aware of their achievement. When it comes to a mark for Term 2, final exams are used as a final check. In most cases, the exam mark will be consistent with a student’s Term 2 mark. Please remember that there is no final mark or average mark between Terms 1 and 2. The new assessment protocols at the Calgary Board of Education assess work based on consistency with more emphasis on recently completed work. Therefore, a child’s Term 2 mark can be taken as their “final mark”, as it is an assessment of a child’s achievement at the end of June.
Thursday, 19 May 2016
Friday, 29 April 2016
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
MidSun School recently had the opportunity to host a special guest speaker on Tuesday, April 5th named Adria Laycraft. Mrs. Laycraft works as a professional writer, and editor and was able to share some of the ins and outs of the publishing world with students who self-identified as budding writers in grades 7, 8, and 9. The presentation was very informative and students were able to learn how to take their work to the next level and eventually even get paid for it! We look forward to seeing more MidSun students get themselves published! Go ahead and write that story, find that market, follow those submission guidelines, and get published, Lakers. We believe in you!
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Thursday, 3 March 2016
For those who have children moving on to high school, please remember to have your high school registration forms to Ms. Norcross by March 11th. Should you have questions about your child’s transition to high school, please contact Ms. Norcross. As always, we encourage you and your child to check d2l on a regular basis and for you to ask your child questions about what they are learning in school. The next set of Parent Teacher Student Conferences will be held on March 17th and 18th, but you are welcome to contact the school at any time.
Wednesday, 2 March 2016
You are invited to participate in MidSun Music Parents Society Easter fundraiser.
From there you are able to:
- Invite other members
- Shop online
- Pay for your orders
- PLEASE PUT A STUDENT NAME IN THE “ADDITIONAL INFO” LINE
PLEASE DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS TO JENNIE SHIPLEY AT MIDSUNMUSIC@GMAIL.COM.
The prices are very similar to in-store prices but you don’t have to go to the mall! Have a sweet shopping experience! Thank you for your support.
MidSun Music Parents Society
Friday, 26 February 2016
Don’t miss our upcoming school play! If you are planning to come down and watch our school play, you can use the following link to purchase advanced tickets and avoid any lineups:
The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet by Peter Bloedel. (If the link doesn’t work, you can search “Midsun” at the Eventbrite.com website)
The link will allow you to purchase tickets online until 4.30PM before the start of each show.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Monday showing has been cancelled, so the play will only run on two evenings (Tuesday March 1st and Wednesday March 2nd - 7PM) at the Cardel Theater.
There is no reserved seating in the theater, and seats will be allocated on a general admission basis. Limited tickets will also be available at the door by cash payment only.
We hope to see you then!
Friday, 5 February 2016
To make these trips possible we require parent volunteers!
March 2 – 9A, 9D and 9G – (Ms. Annand’s classes)
March 3 – 9B, 9E and 9H – (Mrs. Kaiser’s classes)
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Tip off is after lunch – 12:40pm
This game is full of laughter and entertainment as the MRU players demonstrate high flying slam dunks and our volunteer referee hands out made up penalties and yellow cards. We will also be hosting a half time competition.
Monday, 18 January 2016
There will be a series of displays involving Photoshop, Google Sketchup, robotics, 3D printing, games, and MineCraft EDU in front of the Cafeteria.
There will be art projects from grade seven grade eight and grade nine classes
Construction projects on display and photos of projects students have taken home
In front of Aux Gym doors
Trifold display and students circulating with ‘chocolat chaud & croissants’; French music when band is not playing
Jazz Band Performance
In between vending machines
Jazz Band Performance
Foods and Fashion
Circulating with Catering Club students with cookies/appetizers (for as long as they last)
A few fashion items on display in front hall display case
In the Drama room students will perform their dramatic work from class. Grade 7’s will perform clowning scenes, Grade 8’s will perform Commedia Dell ‘Arte mask work, and grade 9’s will perform 10 minute plays that they have written.
6-8Most students will perform twice, as time permits.
Outside the Drama Room
A loop of films the students have created will be playing, mastering the dolly-zoom shot
Friday, 15 January 2016
I am happy to share that our school will receive extra resources that will directly contribute to student learning and success. As a result, we will be adding two additional full-time teachers to further our school’s goal of improving student achievement as outlined in our School Development Plan. An area of focus that we have identified in our School Development Plan pertains to providing more intentional literacy and numeracy support for MidSun students. Beginning January 25th, Ms. Marie Jones will be joining the grade 8 humanities team and Miss Kelsey Bartel will be joining the grade 7 math and science team. Further staff changes include Ms. Tatiana Ryall who will be beginning her maternity leave on Monday, January 18th. Ms. Sonia Kernan will be joining the MidSun staff teaching grade 7, 8 & 9 French and grade 7 & 8 Leadership. Also, Ms. Jacqueline Paredes will be joining the ACCESS class as an education assistant replacing Ms. Lana Flores who has accepted a job at another CBE school. We will miss those who have left MidSun, but are also looking forward to everything our new staff members will bring to this wonderful place.
Monday, 4 January 2016
I will be hosting a Meet The Principal Evening on Thursday, January 14th from 6:15pm – 6:45pm in the MidSun School Learning Commons. I will speak briefly about myself, my philosophy and of all the great things that are to come for MidSun. It will also be an opportunity for me to answer your questions and to hear more of your thoughts and ideas.