Thursday, 3 March 2016

March Principal's Message

The 2015-2016 school year is moving along quickly and students are enthusiastically working on a myriad of projects to demonstrate their learning. It is wonderful to see all the engaged faces as I travel from class to class. Our students are so very friendly and more than willing to share their work with me. I continue to be impressed with the high quality of teaching and know that your children are learning the necessary skills to ensure success in high school and beyond.  Many of the accomplishments were on display during our Celebration of Learning in early February.  A big thank you goes out to Mr. Stretch, his team and MidSun students, for pulling all of the wonderful projects and demonstrations of learning together into one celebration. It was great to see how proud our students were of their accomplishments and how supportive their peers were of their successes.

Our school play was a massive success, with students demonstrating their commitment, enthusiasm and talent.  Each of the cast members should be very proud of themselves for presenting a spectacular performance to two sold out audiences.  A special thank you to Ms. Smith and the team of teachers who put in so much time, effort and care to ensure a high quality production.  In addition, a busy basketball season has come to an end with all teams experiencing success, learning valuable skills and having a lot of fun. MidSun players represented their school very well with their work ethic, sportsmanship and skills.  Thank you to coaches Mr. S. Slaughter, Ms. Amirault, Mrs. D. Slaughter, Mr. Woods, Ms. Miles, Ms. Hill, Ms. Hennebury and Mr. Moulton for their commitment and leadership.  Similarly, Mr. Campbell and our bands continue to do MidSun proud each and every time they leave the school to perform. I look forward to hearing more from all of our bands as the year progresses. 
Spring Break is fast approaching and the days are finally getting longer. Students are getting outside at lunch for some fresh air and to burn off some energy. They will be encouraged to go outside on all nice days for the remainder of the school year. There are still many opportunities for your child to become involved in extracurricular activities. Clubs are continuing and badminton season got under way on March 1st. 

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.

The process of planning for next year has already begun. Option sheets will be coming home in the near future. Please ensure these are returned by the assigned date as we will be using student choice to build the appropriate number of sections of a course. The process of building classes for next year will begin in May.  Should you have specific requests for next year in regards to your child’s class placement, please contact Mr. Giffen, Mrs. Chatani or Ms. Norcross with an e-mail prior to the May long weekend.  If your grade 7 or 8 student will not be attending MidSun next year, please let us know as early possible. We prefer to have next year conversations proactively to ensure your student has the best possible transition to the next grade. I look forward to the rest of the school year and getting to better know your children. Please never hesitate to contact me should you have questions. 

Have a wonderful March,
Chris Giffen, Principal

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

MidSun Music Parents Society - Purdy's Easter Order

You are invited to participate in MidSun Music Parents Society Easter fundraiser.

Please support this worthy cause by clicking the link below to join the fundraiser.

Once registered and logged in, you should be joined to MidSun Music Parents Society .

From there you are able to:

  • Invite other members
  • Shop online
  • Pay for your orders 
If you would like the funds to go toward a particular band student, please also put that student’s name in the “Additional Info” Line.  All funds raised go toward helping our band students get to camp. 


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