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Sexsmith Sentinel 2500 COPIES PRINTED www.sexsmith.ca OCTOBER 2011 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Family & Community Support Services Grand Opening of St. Mary’s School MCs Students: Carson Sakundiak & Ashley Kosa submitted by Linda Beaudet, Principal St. Mary's Sexsmith Ribbon Cutting Our Grand Opening celebration was well Students l-r: Kali Gordey, Brennan McLaughlin, Ryan Kosa, Kenyana Anderson and Laine attended and we want to thank everyone for being Ormshaw present for St. Mary’s special day. Although we Guests l-r: Ben Dart, Board Vice-Chair; Jennifer Wrzosek, GPCSD Trustee; Mel Knight, MLA; did move into the school last May, our official and Micael Ouellette, GPCSD Trustee. opening was held on October 21. It was with pride that we were able to show off our brand new enjoyed by all. Our list of special guests that building. addressed the students and community included: Spray Park We began our special ceremony with a blessing Mr. Mel Knight, MLA from Grande Prairie of the classrooms by Father Clifford Sherwin. Smoky, Mr. Chris Warkentin, member of During the ceremony, several performances by our parliament, and Mr. Ben Dart, the Grande Prairie Orff students and some of our great singers were Catholic School Board vice-chair. Our guest list also included: the Mayor of Sexsmith, Mr. Claude Lagace, Steven Bushnell, from the Barr Ryder Architects and Interior Designs, and Mark Latimer, our Manager of School Facilities for the Department of Infrastructure, just to name a few. Thank you to Alberta Education who also sent some of their representatives. We received some flowers from the Grande Prairie Public District, as they were unable to attend. As you can see in the picture, we had the Invited guests at the grand opening traditional ribbon cutting, followed by a Power Point presentation showing the different stages of the construction of the school. Several plaques have been donated to the school, including one from the Town of Sexsmith. The Blessing of the school was done and students went back into their classrooms, where a special snack was waiting for them. Guest were taken on a school tour by our The Spray Park is ready for spring opening. Grand Opening students and later enjoyed time to socialize. The area around has top soil and will be Karl Germann, Superintendent; Claude What a wonderful afternoon! sodded in the spring. Lagace, Mayor; and Mel Knight, MLA. Gazebo is still to be built. DEADLINE: 15th of month email@example.com (780) 568-3695 OC TOBER 2011 S en t i n e l pa ge 2 Peering through Bifocals submitted by Sheryl Pelletier classes are targeted to grade one and up. November 27 at the same time as the Christmas Looks like the new run of programs are a “Coffee and a Book” runs on the first Friday Card Workshop, but rather, it will be held on success. Seven young people came to the first “A of each month at 3:00 p.m. The group has picked Sunday, January 29, 2012. Register for both and Book and a Movie!” This program is free to a whack of books for next year. I am particularly I will bring cake! attend, and the next one is November 4, and then looking forward to the Thomas Pitt mysteries by December 16, 2011. Due to licensing controls, Anne Perry to be discussed on November 4. Ex-Mayor chosen for we cannot advertise the name of the movie, but Make sure you register for Wrapped Pearl Alberta Order of Excellence you may wish to read the first book of the Harry and Leather Bracelets, the next Alternative Arts Six Albertans have been selected this year for Potter series. session on November 8 at 7:00. We will be doing membership in the Alberta Order of Excellence. This session of Time for Tots still has a bit of a double wrap, and all supplies are provided. For Walter Paszkowski has dedicated his career to room. It is held on Wednesday or Friday the Living Ornaments on December 6, I will be strengthening the quality of life and the mornings from 10:30 to 11:30. This run of picking up the miniature plants in mid- opportunities enjoyed by his fellow Peace Country sessions will go until November 23 and 25th. November. Therefore the more notice I have, the residents and all Albertans. His distinguished Registration is $5.00 per child for the full eight less likely that people will be turned away. record of public service includes successful tenures weeks. Registration is open to adult⁄older child pairs, as Mayor of Sexsmith, as a Member of the Rhymes Alive! A family literacy program teens and seniors and costs $10.00 per project Legislative Assembly of Alberta, and as Cabinet offered by South Peace Family Literacy has started There are several computer nights planned by Minister of a number of key portfolios. He has again this fall. Drop in on Tuesday afternoons South Peace Rural Learning Council this fall. been particularly successful in his efforts to from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. to enjoy a fun- These are single evening workshops, November 2 encourage excellence and innovation in the filled hour of rhymes, songs, and stories. This will focus on Basic computers; November 30 will province’s agricultural sector and to the foster the program is free and will run from October 168th focus on Internet searching. Interested people can well-being of rural Alberta communities. until December 6, 2011 call South Peace Rural Learning Council at 1-866- The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta serves as After school craft days to mark on your 538-4111 for further information or to register. Chancellor of the Order. He presided over the calendar are on Wednesdays, October 26 and You may also register on-line at www.sprcl.ca. investiture ceremony in Edmonton on November 23 at 3:30 pm. These are designed There was an error in the South Peace Rural Wednesday, October 19, 2011. around special holiday crafts and pre-registration Learning Council Calendar. The All-Occasion Congratulations, Walter! is required at a cost of a loonie per child. These Card Making Workshop is NOT being held on DEADLINE: 15th of month firstname.lastname@example.org (780) 568-3695 OC TOBER 2011 S en t i n e l pa ge 3 DEADLINE: 15th of month email@example.com (780) 568-3695 OC TOBER 2011 S en t i n e l pa ge 4 Webster News Sexsmith Playschool submitted by Anita Richardson 11 Larry Patenaude submitted by Ashlee Gibbs Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! 12 Brian McAllister Sexsmith Playschool has been in full swing for If you ate too much during Thanksgiving, as 16 Mike Harding, Parker Gordey, Lainey a month now. We’ve been having a great time I did, we have Zumba nights, every Wednesday Schroeder racing our favorite cars at the Skateboard⁄BMX night at the Webster Hall from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 17 Cheyenne Rees Park and we are looking forward to dressing up p.m.! It is $10 to drop in or $85 will give you 10 18 Derrick Kuzemchuk, Jennifer Foley and having a Hallowe’en party at the end of the classes with a punch card that will work at other 19 Bruce McAllister, Marvin Badger, Porter month. We are learning our colors this month locations. Wear breathable clothing, good McAllister and we get to wear a new colour each day. running shoes and bring water. Arrive 15 minutes 22 Megan Patenaude, Ernie Mitchell Sexsmith Playschool participated in the Frosty to warm up and have fun! 25 Sophia Nasalski Fall Craft Sale at the Shannon Library from 10:00 The Hallowe’en Dance will be held on 26 Brandon Sterr, Tyson Cornish, Randi a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We sold freshly baked goodies. Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at the Webster Sperling Thank you to everyone who came out to support Hall! Doors open at 9:00 p.m., dance to follow 28 Nancy Weissenbourne your local Playschool and enjoyed the tasty treats. from 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. with Curtis Grambo 29 Craig Rees, Joe Bueckert We are still accepting children for our and the Buck 5 Band as entertainment. It will be Anniversaries for November: afternoon class. The class runs from 1:00 - 3:30 great fun as this band played at Bud Country 7 Dave & Linda Renner p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Child 2011! There will be prizes for costumes and a 9 Perry & Michelle Roy must be four years old by December 31, 2011. midnight lunch at 11:00 p.m.. Tickets are $20 25 Gerald & Sherry Eady For more information and to register your child, each, adults only. If you have any comments or have anything please call Judy, at 780-568-2655 or 780-568- The Webster Hall will host the Rural Crime you would like to see in the Webster news, e-mail 3858. Watch Meeting from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at We would like to thank the Shannon Library November 1st. Come support your local (780)978-2928. for the wonderful Hallowe’en stories. community! Mark your calendars for the annual Christmas Sexsmith Shamrocks Bantam Football Craft Sale on Friday November 18th, from 5:00 submitted by Colleen Gerus Remember to dress warm, layers are great, also p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday November 19th, It’s been a great season so far for the blankets and sleeping bags. Come enjoy, wind, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Enjoy lunch or Shamrocks with an impressive 6-1 win-loss record rain, snow, sleet and occasional sunny games! Our coffee with friends while you shop. From hand- as of press time. The team has its sights set on fans are always welcome and appreciated; we’ll see made crafts to baking, produce, art, and games, playoffs in the coming weeks. Be sure to check to you at the field! there are over 30 tables of great Christmas ideas! Shamrocks website at: See you there! www.eteamz.com/SexsmithShamrocks for an up- Sexsmith Royal Purple The Webster Hall Dinner Theatre is on to-date playoff schedule. Saturday November 26th! Doors open at 5:30 The Shamrocks would like to express their The Sexsmith Royal Purple would like to wish p.m. There will be a Roast Beef Dinner at 6:00 heartfelt gratitude to the following for their Mary Kirkham a speedy recovery. p.m., with the play, Males Order Brides, to follow. support: Dwernychuk Farms, Mary It is a Wild West setting so this should be a perfect Dwernychuk, Wapiti Gravel Suppliers, Want to rent the night out! Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for ages Mundle's Recycle Bins LTD and team parents. Civic Centre? 10 and under. Thank you for contributing to a great season! You can pick up tickets for the Hallowe’en ‘Rocks congratulate the Sexsmith Sabres Girls Call Isak at Dance and the Dinner Theatre at Wilson’s High School Football Team for their outstanding 780-568-3868 Hardware and Mix’s Mercantile or you can call season and provincial championship! our ticket sellers: Linda Fowler @ 780-568-2435 Cindy Foley @ 780-568-4112 Sandy Steinke @ 780-568-2740 Regina Kuzemchuk @ 780-568-4671 Yvonne McAllister @ 780-568-7096 Birthdays for November: 1 Benjamin Maclennan 2 Vickie Pastion 4 Kyle McLean, Christian Schwemler 5 Brodan McLennan 6 Lily Harding, Tami Stuart 8 Kegan Schroeder 9 Dennis Cull DEADLINE: 15th of month email@example.com (780) 568-3695 OC TOBER 2011 S en t i n e l pa ge 5 The Haunted Heart submitted by Warren Charlton, Chair of Pastoral bear that pressure very effectively. The greater the We are never alone; the great I AM is with us, Studies, Peace River Bible Institute pressure, the more stable it becomes. In this always, so we have no need to be afraid. As the FEAR haunts our heart. We experience fear promise from God we are given a tripod, upon God who delivered up his Son to the cross for our whenever we feel threatened. The threat may be which we can rest our fearful and anxious hearts. salvation, he has pledged himself to us as our God real (such as the time I was robbed) or it may be First, God knows that fear is a common problem forever so we can face every situation and not be imaginary (such as the time I felt I was among his people. He is gracious and tender- filled with dread. The Lord also promises that he incompetent as a teacher) but our reaction is the hearted towards us when we are gripped with fear. will be active in our life to give us his strength, to same. We are filled with fear. A leading scientist – He knows our hearts; he feels our fears and he is provide us his help, and to hold us up in times of Dr. Daniel Freeman – claims that the 21st century quick to comfort and encourage us so that we overwhelming pressure by his mighty right hand. could well be the “Age of Paranoia”. In his book, might overcome our fears by trusting in him. He Our Lord gently reminds us, “If God is for us, of Paranoia: the 21st Century Fear, Dr Freeman knows that fear is a problem we have to deal with what do we need to fear?” observes, "These days, we daren't let our children on a regular basis. Do you admit your fears? One of my students recently described anxiety play outside. We're suspicious of strangers. Second, God knows that fear is a serious as a force that squeezes the life out of you. We can Security cameras are everywhere.” The conclusion problem in our life. He recognizes that if fear gets all identify with her. Yet we can overcome our fears is clear: fear or paranoia increasingly haunts our a toehold in our hearts then our confidence in him by trusting in the Lord’s promise of his presence hearts. How do we silence our fears? erodes. Fear can move us to react in ways that with us, his devotion to us as our God, and of his Listen to God’s word of consolation. “So do dishonour him. We begin to act as if there is no sure and certain help. Open your heart to the not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for God on whom we can call in the day of trouble. peace that God promises; refuse to allow paranoia I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; That, somehow, the Lord is not with us and to define your life. Do not permit your heart to be I will uphold you by my righteous right hand” therefore his help is nonexistent; that we now have haunted by fear any longer! (Isaiah 41:10). The Lord is aware of our fears and to depend only on ourselves. Fear can lead us to speaks comfort into our hearts. That is what he is murmur against our Lord as we manifest the fruit doing to his ancient people Israel through the of unbelief. Do you recognize the potential for evil Please prophet Isaiah. Their stress point was the Lord’s that fear can generate in your heart? clean up announcement that he was raising one up from the Third, the Lord wants us to be strong and east (Cyrus) who was going to invade that region courageous so he fights for us against our fears with after your pet! and conqueror all its kingdoms. In contrast to the the truth that he is with us and for us at all times. nations around them who were riddled with fear, and unlike those who crafted idols as an attempt to find some kind of supernatural protection, Israel was not to be afraid. They were not to be dismayed because the Lord was with them as their God to strengthen them, help them, and uphold them with his righteous right hand – his hand of power and victory. His goal was to give them the assurance that he was with them so they could overcome the fears that haunted their hearts. I am told that one of the sturdiest devices humans have invented is a tripod. (Think of an old three-legged milking stool.) When weight is placed upon a tripod, the three legs enable it to DEADLINE: 15th of month firstname.lastname@example.org (780) 568-3695 OC TOBER 2011 S en t i n e l pa ge 6 4H News New NDP Candidate Valhalla 4H Beef Club on November 21, 2011, in the basement of the On September 29, 2011, Mary Dahr became submitted by Damon Nayko Valhalla Church, at 7:00 p.m. Roll call will be the the new NDP candidate for Grande Prairie Smoky Welcome to a new year of 4H. On September name and weight of our 4H animals. Remember, riding. 19, 2011, we had our organizational meeting and it is not too late to join our club! If you wish to The meeting held in Grande Prairie hosted elected our leader, Pat Moutray, and assistant join, please contact our leader, Pat Moutray, 780- guest speaker Rachel Notley. Mary wanted to run leaders Roxy Vig, Dominic Valine, Doug 356-2372, or anyone of our members. as she felt Alberta can do better. We should be able Kochendorfer, and Jessica Saastad. We also to fund social programs and be putting money elected our executive as follows: President, Tyler away for the future. Did you know.... She looks forward to meeting residents in this Vig, treasurer Lauren Kockendorfer, secretary, Faith Nayko, parliamentarian, Dale Valine, the Town of Sexsmith area. historian,Hanna Nayko, thank you person, Kaelie is on Animal Control Officers Rode and newspaper reporter, Damon Nayko. Facebook & Twitter? 780-532-9727 Our weigh-in will take place at Nick and Lorraine Van Galen’s farm on November 5, 2011, beginning at 9:00 a.m. This year our club fees will be $130. They can be paid to the treasurer along with optional insurance fees at weigh-in. Our club has a few upcoming events. We are planning to attend the Canadian Final Rodeo on November 11 - 13. We have also scheduled a bottle drive to fundraise for this trip on October 15, to begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Kochendorfer’s house. If you wish to donate, please contact any of our members. Our meetings take place on the third Monday of every month. Our next meeting will take place DEADLINE: 15th of month email@example.com (780) 568-3695 OC TOBER 2011 S en t i n e l pa ge 7 Nor’eastern News submitted by Gordon Mackey, 780-568-3334 painting, as it tries to provide local benefits for the who told about the early telephone system. It was The Haunted House put on by the Teepee community. an enjoyable evening, and something everyone Creek Museum on October 28 and 29 was so Congratulations to the firefighters of the should consider attending next year. scary that I am writing about it before it has Teepee Creek Fire Station, for they have become The Teepee Creek Museum has just acquired a happened. This is the safest thing for me to do one of the best in the County. Good work, wheelchair estimated at 110 years old. It is made right now. I'll say more next month. people. Volunteering for an essential service such almost entirely of wood, as compared with modern Bill Scott wrote a very interesting full-page as firefighting requires serious commitment, so a wheelchairs being mostly metal and plastic. This article in the Daily Herald-Tribune about tip of my hat to you all. old wheelchair has only 3 wheels ... the 2 large side Maureen Perreault (from just west of Teepee From about 1920 to the late 1940s, Cyril M. wheels and a caster wheel about 7 inches in Creek) and her friend and work partner Diane Clarke was a resident of Teepee Creek. He was a diameter, centered at the back. Reid. Bill told about the ladies' friendship and veteran of World War 1 where he worked as a While driving down the street the other day, I their long history of cutting hair. They both now translator. He was very polite, well educated and noticed an attractive lady walking along the work at the Tip Top Barber Shop in the South 40 spoke several languages, and fate brought him to sidewalk. I watched her as I slowly drove past her, complex on Wapiti Road. May you have Teepee Creek. He became famous for the until red and blue lights started flashing. Darn continued success, Maureen. If I had hair, I'd go hundreds of varieties of peonies he developed, and distracted driving law. No cell phones, now no there myself. Since I am older than dirt, my head many of his varieties are still grown in the area, as pretty ladies? Darn distracted driving law. is like a rolling stone ... not even any moss up well as in the Edmonton Devonian Gardens and there. My wife says it's a hollow stone with many elsewhere. It was recently drawn to my attention cracks in it. by Lorna McIlroy, that Mr. Clarke does not have Want to rent the The Teepee Creek Museum has decided to a headstone on his grave in the Grande Prairie purchase equipment for doing stained-glass work, Cemetery. Legion Room? so a winter evening program can be offered to The Teepee Creek Museum, at its October 12 people of the area. Watch for further meeting, decided to take on the special project of information, as no schedule or fee schedule has honoring Mr. Clarke's contributions to the area Call Isak at been decided at this time. It should be fun. Over by fundraising and arranging for a permanent the years, the Museum has offered evening marker on Mr. Clarke's grave. Assistance will be 780-568-3868 program classes in ceramics, drawing and needed, so if you can help with this project, please give me a call. Thanks. Jean Rycroft, of Sexsmith, was one of 12 story-tellers at the annual film and story evening put on by the South Peace Regional Archive Society. Held at the Golden Age Centre in Grande Prairie on October 1, Jean spoke about the Mount Star Ladies’ Club which served the area between Sexsmith and North Kleskun. Well done, Jean. Three of the other speakers at the S.P.R. Archives event were Wanda Zenner who spoke about early life in the Bezanson area, Gloria Davis who told about being a teacher in Hythe, and Mathew Wozniak of Wanham DEADLINE: 15th of month firstname.lastname@example.org (780) 568-3695 OC TOBER 2011 S en t i n e l pa ge 8 Council Highlights Council Meeting, October 3, 2011 the repair of the Public Works shop. Council the best position it has been in some time and, as - Dennis & Shayne Milligan, Sexsmith voted to tender out the repairs. Completion date such, will weather the repairs well. Insurance, attended Council to put forward an of the repairs is to be the end of December. - The park in the Clearwater subdivision will be idea. Sexsmith Insurance is contributing to the - Barb Buck spoke during Public Session to brought back for consideration at budget time. Community Foundation under their name and are request more information on the Child - A motion for updating the Town logo was proposing that the Town partner with them, in Development Center, the elevator report, and on defeated. that when their contributions hit $10,000 half of Town dealings in general. The CAO replied that - County Enforcement is to give a regular update the interest generated would go to a bursary and she puts information into Council packages for the on actions taken on unsightly premises in Town. the other half of the interest be given to the Town Council and the decisions they make on that - Library insurance was increased on cost of for green spaces or parks. It could take 5 years for information are put into the Sentinel. replacing books, were anything to happen. the donation to get to $10,000. The interest on - Council meeting times are to remain at 6:30 - The County sent an application for subdivision the money is perpetual and so would the Town’s p.m.- Council asked Councillor Cooke, who is on and it was passed as no ‘objection’. portion. Council voted to an agreement in the Sustainability Committee, to thank Jeanne - Elizabeth Bell was approved as a new member principle, depending on the wording of the Lomenda and the rest of the committee for doing on the Library Board. agreement. the survey on behalf of the Town of Sexsmith. - Financial statements were passed, as presented. - Desmond McGrath, from Beairsto Lehners & They completed a survey for the Mackenzie - Council will apply for the JEPP grant for a 6” Ketchum, attended Council to go over options for Municipal Services, for the Land Use Framework portable pump. Beaverlodge, Hythe, and that is being promoted by the province. Council Wembley will be asked to join us in applying for made slight additions to their survey, the portable pump. If successful in getting the - Council will continue to pay insurance on the grant, the pump could be shared, as need arises, old zamboni for a year, as a backup for the new with the other communities. zamboni that should arrive soon. - CAO introduced Nell Martell as the new FCSS - Council sent several requests, ie funding for the Coordinator. Meghan Dohm resigned to pursue Ag Society, Phase II of the Skateboard⁄BMX Park, other goals. Thanks for all of your hard work, Community Centre repairs and painting, over to Meghan, and good luck in your new ventures. the 2012 budget deliberations. - The CAO gave her report and then Council -Council accept,in principle, the fire agreement went ‘In Camera” (which means only Council can with the County. be in the room as they were dealing with personnel Council Meeting, October 17, 2011 or monetary matters that may harm someone if - Jodie Harbarenko spoke at the Public Hearing discussed in open meetings). in favour of the Bylaw that would see her property - Once they come out of ‘In Camera’, Council change from Centeral Commercial to General approved Councillor Siggelkow’s request to go to Residential. The Bylaw was later passed during the Lobby the Government Effectively Conference the regular Council meeting. in Edmonton on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. - The Organizational meeting was next. It was a - Don’t forget to support Sexsmith’s Night at the chance for Councillors to sit on different boards Storm game on Saturday, November 19, 2011. for the ensuing year. During intermission, you can show your support - Melissa Mayhew spoke about her desire for an for Sexsmith Minor Hockey. $10 discounted off leash dog park. She has agreed to spearhead an game vouchers are available at the Town Office or effort to have the park become a reality and is at businesses in Sexsmith. You might get lucky looking for input. and catch one of the Sexsmith t-shirts that will be - Almost all of the motions were accepted for shot into the crowd! information only. - Council is waiting for tenders to come in for the repair of the Public Works shop. - The paved road at the Child Development Center was footed by Peace Wapiti - not the County Town. Peace Wapiti pays the insurance on the building and replacement and the Town carries insurance on the contents (that are ours). Constable, - It is late in the fiscal year to look at cost cutting options to help cover the hit the Town will take for some of the repairs at Public Works. The 780-532-9727 CAO pointed out that financially, the Town is in DEADLINE: 15th of month email@example.com (780) 568-3695 OC TOBER 2011 S en t i n e l pa ge 9 Eva Ruby Christine Jantz, October 15, 2010 - August 15, 2011 Eva Ruby too fragile to leave Edmonton. She progressed Obviously Eva is gratly loved and missed by Christine well but was re-admitted to the hospital two more her mommy and daddy; Anella and Mike Jantz; Jantz, of times and had changes to her medicine. big brothers: Samuel, Vincent, and Theodore; Teepee Creek, On August 3, 2011, she received the all clear Grandparents: Harley and Judith Jantz and Oma Alberta, passed to come home and it was with great joy that her Anne Marie Mekking. She will also be missed by away suddenly family welcomed her home on August 4th. Josie and her Uncle Dave and Auntie Sabine, as on August Eva spent a wonderful eleven days at home well as Aunts: Rebecca (Nathan), Carrie (Tom), 15th, 2011 at with her family. She watched her brothers play Rachel (Kelly), Ruby, Lena, and many others the Stollery soccer; she had numerous camp fires and went whom she touched with her sweet smile. Children’s Saskatoon berry picking. Her joy and zest were The memorial celebration was held at Webster Hospital in wonderful to behold and she seemed so healthy Community Chuch, at on August 27, 2011 at Edmonton. that her family was looking forward to many years eleven o'clock in the morning. Eva was of loving Eva. Throughout this whole ordeal, Eva’s family born at home into her daddy’s hands on October On August 15, 2011, Eva and her parents remains ever grateful to the Stollery Children’s 15, 2010. She shone her little light to the fullest drove to Edmonton for scheduled appointments Hospital for the excellent care Eva received there, and was always so bright-eyed and sparkly, it on the 16th. as well as to Ronald McDonald House Northern seemed everyone just smiled right back at her. They checked into Ronald McDonald House Alberta who allowed us to have a ‘home away from Eva was admitted to the QEII hospital on June at 8:00 p.m and, at 8:30 p.m., Eva’s dad was home’ in Edmonton with our little princess, Eva. 17, 2011. On June 19th, 2011, she was giving her a bath. She was smiling and splashing In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to medevaced to the Stollery, where she spent 12 days when she suddenly went limp in her daddy’s hands Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta or the in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She was CPR was performed and she was rushed to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in diagnosed with ventricular tachycardia and did not Stollery Children’s Hospital but medical teams memory of Eva Ruby Christine Jantz. It is her respond to medicine. She underwent two closed were unable to resuscitate her and time of death family’s prayer that Eva’s sick heart would bring heart surgeries, as wall as many other needles, tests, was 9:15 p.m. She was 10 months and 4 hours many hearts to Jesus. That my soul may sing praise and procedures. She did well and was released old. to You and not be silent. from the hospital to stay at Ronald McDonald Cause of death was cardiac tamponade due to O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever. House Northern Alberta, with her mom as she was a scar from her previous surgery rupturing. Psalm 30. DEADLINE: 15th of month firstname.lastname@example.org (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 10 DEADLINE: 15th of month email@example.com (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 11 Operation Christmas Child: Shoe Box Packing Party! To date, Operation Christmas Child has iv. Playing cards (card games such as UNO collected and distributed over 86 million shoe box are allowed) gifts worldwide. Each shoe box gift is filled with v. Liquids or items that could leak, melt, hygiene items, school supplies, toys, and candy, freeze, or break – Shampoo, creams, lip and is given to children regardless of gender, race, balm, bath gels, mirrors, or glass, etc. religion, or age. In 2010, 640,714 shoe boxes were (these can damage other items in the collected in Canada alone! shoe box). Items that can scare or harm Bring the whole family out to help pack a child – war-related toys, knives, and Christmas shoe boxes for children in other toy guns, etc. countries. vi. Using a backpack instead of a shoe box Saturday, November 19th from 1-3 pm is problematic because it creates unfair Sexsmith & Area Community Centre circumstances at distribution events. Music, snacks and hot chocolate provided. Backpacks can also cause problems when Just bring what you have for the shoe boxes, mix cartons are being packed, and when and match with others, and create a fantastic shipments are going through Customs Christmas gift for a child in need. 4. Make your Donation How to pack a shoe box: a. Please donate a minimum of $7 for each 1. Select a shoe box shoe box you prepare to help cover project a. Use a regular-sized shoe box or pliable costs, including shipping. Simply make your plastic box. If wrapping your shoe box, donation online or place a cheque or cash please wrap the lid separately. donation in an envelope inside your shoe 2. Boy or Girl? box. If you make an online donation, you a. Determine whether your gift will be for a do not need to include the donation receipt boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2- in the shoe box. 4, 5-9, or 10-14. For more information visit 3. Fill your shoe box Fill your shoe box with a www.samaritanspurse.ca or call FCSS at 780-568- well-balanced variety of items from the 4345. following categories: Christmas Hamper a. School Supplies - Items such as pencils, pens, pencil crayons, note pads, and picture Bag Flyer Folding Night books b. Toys & Other Gifts - Items such as stuffed animals, small musical instruments, hair Wednesday, clips, toy jewelry, t-shirts, socks, and candy November 9, 2011 (loose, individually wrapped hard candy in a sealable bag) 7:00 p.m. c. Hygiene Items - Please place soap in a Community Centre sealable bag d. Personal Note - Include a personal note and/or a photo in your shoe box (not inside Bring the whole family for the donation envelope) e. DO NOT INCLUDE this fun and simple i. Toothpaste (due to customs regulations) project. Bring your ii. Food and any chewy, crumbly, or soft candy: Including gum (due to customs staplers, too! regulations) iii. Used items (due to customs regulations) DEADLINE: 15th of month firstname.lastname@example.org (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 12 Christmas Hampers FCSS Advisory Board Town Light Up If you or someone you Friday, December 2, 2011 The Sexsmith Family & Community know could use a Christmas 6 - 7:30 p.m. Support Services office is looking Hamper, please call Sexsmith Main Street for few people to sit on the FCSS at 780-568-4345 or Bring the whole family for hotdogs, hot Advisory Board: chocolate, a bonfire and more! Clairmont FCSS at 780-567- • Senior (age 55 plus) rep Family Time 2843 starting November 1st. • Young families rep • Member at Large The Sexsmith & Area Make donating to Christmas Hampers this year a The role of an Advisory Board Christmas Hampers serve the family event. Ask your children what they think member is to let the director know others might enjoy and have them pack your residents of LaGlace, Teepee what is happening around town, donation bags (keep in mind that the Christmas Creek, Sexsmith, Clairmont, and to give direction regarding Hamper program is always desperately short of and Bezanson. programming. If you think you teen gifts). Come out to one of the public sorts might be interested please call the All referrals remain and bring the whole family. Make helping with FCSS office at 780-568-4345 and the Christmas Hamper program a fun tradition confidential. speak with the Director. that your entire family can enjoy from year to year. New FCSS Director Sustainability Committee and I have been an active board member for the Sexsmith FCSS for the past year. When Meghan told us she was leaving her position, I knew I had to apply. This chance to be involved in the community was too good to pass up. I was ecstatic to receive the offer to be the new FCSS Coordinator. I know I will be using my education and experience to continue to carry the bright torch Meghan Dohm has lit in her three and a half years. Meghan will most definitely be missed; I can only hope to be as well received in the community as Meghan was. As I learn my way around the office, I look forward to meeting new people and getting reacquainted with others. Please feel free to drop Nell Martell into the town office anytime, I would love to meet I would like to take this opportunity to you! introduce myself. I am Denelle (Nell) Martell and I will be taking the position of FCSS Coordinator. I have a Bachelor of Arts, from Saint Mary’s University, with a major in Sociology, and I have recently completed the Intensive Office Administrative Diploma at GPRC. I was a Teaching Assistant at Sexsmith Secondary School, in 2005 - 2006, and then I switched to the John Howard Society where I taught students about the Youth Criminal Justice Act. During the past few years I have been a member of the Sexsmith Fall Exhibition at the Civic Centre on September 14, 2011. It was organized by FCSS for a mass registration for the many groups in Sexsmith. DEADLINE: 15th of month email@example.com (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 13 Teepee Creek School submitted by Donna Mcnally playground. Medical research has shown that engaged the staff in a friendly competition last Another school year is in full swing at Teepee students engaged in physical activity prior to Friday and have some upcoming games with Creek School! Welcome everyone to the 2011 - classroom work are able to improve their learning, Bezanson and Woking. 2012 school year; a special welcome to all the new behavior, and classroom performance. Dress for *Running Club: Mrs. Stark had some of her families in our school and community! the weather! running club students enter into various cross all Mustang Pride: We have formed new PRIDE Welcome Back Barbeque/Meet the Staff: Our the running club for their hard work!! Teams and the students have chosen names for welcome back barbeque held at the school on *Swimming Lessons: have already been completed their team. This year we look forward to friendly September 8th was very well attended again this for this year. Students enjoyed some extra time competitions, with a focus on team work and year. Parents, students, and siblings were invited after one of their swim lessons at the corn maize school pride between the: Purple Piranhas, Red to come enjoy a free hamburger or hotdog and this year. Rhinos, Invisible Intestines, Ducks, and the then students had opportunity to show their Mighty Elephants. On Monday mornings our parents their classrooms and desks and introduce students gather with their PRIDE Teams and them to their teachers. The School Advisory Team leaders and get to know each other. We Council and Booster Club had a quick assembly in begin the meetings with Oh Canada and then our the gym to inform parents of their purpose and to very own school song “Teepee Creek – We’ve invite and encourage all parents to come to their Got Mustang Pride” created by our students and meetings. Bobby Boogaloo in June of 2009! We look Destination Imagination: Destination forward to sharing it with our parents and Imagination is a creative problem solving program community at our various activities and that we are piloting for Alberta Education. assemblies. It will help us promote “mustang Students will be doing instant challenges in their pride” in our school. classrooms, practicing working in teams, and Brain Gain initiative: At Teepee Creek School thinking outside of the box we will continue to promote healthy bodies and Teepee Creek Phys Ed: healthy minds by starting our day with 20 minutes Volleyball: Grade 5-8 students are practicing of physical activity. Students and staff all join in volleyball, through some after school skill’s walking or jogging the perimeter of the school sessions with Mr. Kimble and Mr. Bishop. They South Peace Rural Community Learning and Literacy Course Wills And Estates Sunday, November 27, 2011 Internet Searching 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. This workshop will teach you how to work with Learn why it is so important to have a will and Sexsmith Shannon Library web browsers and search engines. Managing organize your estate. Register before November 14: $32 security settings inside browsers and learning Instructor: Lyle Carlstrom of Kay McVey Smith and Carlstrom LLP different techniques for more effective internet $20 Researching searches will also be covered. Basic computer knowledge is helpful. Wednesday, Your Family Tree Instructor: Sheryl Pelletier Want to look into your family tree but don’t November 16, 2011 know where to start? Grow missing branches $30 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. using websites and other online resources. Let Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Sexsmith -TBA experienced genealogists assist you in getting 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Register before November 2: $15 started in your family research or help you find Sexsmith Shannon Library missing information. Register by Nov 16: $25 Christmas Card Blitz Instructor: Grande Prairie & District To register, call: Genealogy Society Members It’s a blitz! A Christmas card blitz. Leave this workshop with 15 cards to send this holiday $50 780-354-2656 or season. You will make 5 different designs using Saturday, November 26,2011 1-866-538-4111 or different techniques. Most supplies and all materials will be provided. Sexsmith Shannon Library register online 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Sheryl Pelletier Register before November 9: $40 www.SPRCL.ca $40 DEADLINE: 15th of month firstname.lastname@example.org (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 14 La Glace School News Sexsmith & Area Community Centre submitted by Kim McLean students took in a movie complete with hot buttered popcorn. Thanks to the La Glace Ag has an Since our last submission, the La Glace School has been a busy place. Society for the use of their “professional” popcorn Office Space for Rent Classroom news: popper. Office is 24.2' x 13.7'. $500/mo includes utilities. Grade 2 – students in Mrs. Eady’s class earned a Grade 9 Trip – Students and parents are planning Entrance is through the Community Centre. “float” party for good behaviour. The grade 2s are a February trip to Quebec with students from Looking for a renter who is able to work in this apparently excellent spellers as evidenced by their Bezanson and Peace Wapiti Academy. What an specific type of environment. 80% + average since the start of the school year. exciting end to the La Glace school experience! Interested? Call the Town Office Grade 3 – parents of grade 3 students can now go Fund Raising – recent events have included: 780-568-3681 online to keep updated on school events and Bottle Drive – the sports teams organized this activities such as upcoming tests, pizza and hot event to raise money for sports apparel. They dog sales, etc. Study sheets, reading logs, students’ raised a whopping $3900! art work – see it all at Mom’s Pantry – the sale of foodstuffs will support www.mottahal.wordpress.com both the Grade5/6 class and the Junior High Grade 4 – Mrs. Richards reports that she has two Students “Students of the Month” this time round. They Lion’s Den Steak Night – this fundraiser slated are Brianna Sandboe and Tara Klassen. Students for November 12 will raise monies for the Grade earn the honour by their good behaviour and good 9’s Quebec trip. The Booster Club would listening skills. Students of the month earn a free appreciate any donations for the live and silent hotdog on the next Friday hot dog day. auctions. Tickets are just $15 each and are Junior High Drama – Mr. Perry’s seven students available at the school. Please support our have recently been learning about special effects adventure! makeup. The lessons were successful and quite Sports: convincing. Mr. Perry “alarmed” the school with Cross Country Run – Thanks to all the students On October 14, 2011, Alan Gordey, Public a “wound “: a wooden skewer protruding from his who participated in this, our first year of cross Works Superintendent snapped this photo forearm. The students “injuries” were equally country running. In October, the La Glace of the old, burned Catholic Church coming realistic and we saw a variety of “bumps and runners competed at the zone level. All the boys down. bruises”. Mr. Perry and his students are currently placed well in their working on the filming of a murder mystery. Who event and were excellent knows, if it is good enough we might get to view ambassadors for our it. school. A huge thank School Newsletters – if you wish to read a you to Mr. Birnbaum detailed weekly newsletter from La Glace School and Mrs. Fast for via email visit: coaching this year. http:www.pwsd76.ablca/schools/laglace and Volleyball – Our girls subscribe at the bottom left of the page. won the Little Red Special events: Tournament in Grande Our New Look - Our school teams are now Prairie recently. The wearing awesome “La Glace Gators” apparel. The boys earned a fourth general student body was also able to purchase this place standing. clothing and we celebrated by having a “School Congratulations to our Colours Day” on October 14. Students donned athletes. The calendar new hoodies, jackets, and tee shirts in the La Glace colours of black and green. The sale of school that is usually clothing with our “La Glace Gators” logo was a located on the fundraiser through the Booster Club. Terry Fox Run – this event, held at the end of last page of September, brought in $2,476.27. Students the paper will ran/walked a course through the hamlet of La Glace to raise funds for cancer research. Way to return next go, students! Students were challenged to raise month. $1500. As a reward for surpassing their goal the junior high students enjoyed a sock-hop in the gym on October 14 while the Grades 1 through 6 DEADLINE: 15th of month email@example.com (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 15 St. Mary’s School ATCO presentation Cooking option in full gear School gathering prior to Terry Fox run submitted by Kim Badry and Linda Beaudet Mr. Hemenway also donated the hand scrolled 10. This was initially a steering committee for On October 21, we held our official grand “Stations of the Cross” as well as two beautiful Inspiring Education: A dialogue with students opening, with the blessing of our school. Father scrolled works of the “Our Father”. who were given the unique opportunity to engage Clifford blessed each classroom with a more We have had a busy October with the in public discussions about how education should intimate blessing with the students, and then following guests: look and feel. The students have the chance to proceeded with all the other spaces used in the Tours: Several school boards looking at building impact on the future direction of their education. school. We gathered in the gym for a celebration new facilities toured the classrooms, library, gym, We were excited to have the opportunity to with visiting dignitaries, school board, school and office spaces. They asked questions, participate with an Alberta Education facilitator. board trustees, community members, and invited commented on and complemented our school. D.A.R.E. – (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), is guests. ATCO: school resource program presented a a highly acclaimed program that gives kids the Our processional cross that graces the school musical that taught students about safety, fossil skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, foyer, carved statue of Mary with child, large cross fuels, and electricity. Pre-K to Grade 6 enjoyed gangs, and violence. It is a police officer-led series with the life of Jesus, and the individual scrolled the music filled presentation. of classroom lessons that will teach our Grade 6 crosses and crucifixes were also blessed at this time. Speak-Out – Involves students from Grade 9 and St. Mary’s School continued on page 16 DEADLINE: 15th of month firstname.lastname@example.org (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 16 St. Mary’s School continued on page 15 class about how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. Respect Tech – This program was brought to our school by FCSS in Sexsmith. Respect Tech is a Cyberbullying and Cyberbalance program that cultivates a respect for technology. Students today are bombarded with ads for cell phones, We finally have our own canteen! Blackberries, computers, I-Pads, Twitter, MySpace, Facebook and Webkinz. It is estimated dreams, giving them fun and practical advice for that over a third of youth have been cyberbullied the reading and writing skills that are a foundation and more than half of youth report knowing for future success. His presentations are high-level someone that was cyberbullied. energy for students. He especially gears his talk for They finally have the food option. As it is essential that youth are computer reluctant readers and gears the talk to engage their literate for educational and employment purposes, attention. He talked to the whole school and gave “Temperance”. Jesus lived perfect Temperance. there is clearly a need to teach students the proper writing workshops to Grade 7 – 10 classes. “Because our needs are limited, but our wants are etiquette and balance for using this technology in Thank you to Zach Moir for coaching our A unlimited, a virtue is necessary to restrain our a respectful way. Boys and A Girls Volleyball teams this season. We inordinate appetites and desires—and that virtue Thank you to Meghan Dohm, who worked appreciate the time you took to come to the school is Temperance. It has for its objective the for FCSS and was our liaison, for bringing this to coach our kids. A thank you also goes out to regulation of the sensible appetites by reason. program to the school. We would like to wish you Amanda Campbell for coaching our B Team. November is the month of Mrs. Badry’s book good luck on all your future endeavors. Our Professional Development days for fair. Look for flyers coming home. It is the perfect Writing Workshop with Author Sigmund teachers were spent training on Power School time to purchase books for gifts or to help with at Brouwer: It doesn’t matter where you come from; learning the new process for doing report cards. home reading. Reading is always the perfect gift to it’s where you decide to go in life that’s far more The second PD day was based on technology. give your child. Her book fair is held during the important. (Quote) Because of this, Sigmund Workshops were set up in different areas in the noon hour on the 16 – 24, and during the evening Brouwer encourages students to reach for their district schools. of Parent Teacher Interviews, the 23 and 24. Our Virtue for the month of October was Hope to see you there. DEADLINE: 15th of month email@example.com (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 17 M LS® L066278 MLS® L066278 $410,000 $410,000 Part of NW 13 74 W6 Part of NW 13 74 W6 M L S ® L 0 6 6 6 2 8 1 $ 3 7 5 ,0 0 0 MLS® L0666281 $375,000 M ik e L e v e s q u e Mike Levesque Bezanson B ezanson 780 518-0079 780 518-0079 Sexsmith with stunning S e x s m ith w ith s tu n n in g v ie w ! view! Beds, Baths, renovated, 3 Beds, 2 Baths, renovated, Over 7 acres, 4 Beds, 2 Over acres, Beds, extremely well maintained home extremely well maintained home 1/2 Baths, many windows, 1/2 Baths, many windows, on 21 acres of land! New on 21 acres of land! 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MLS® L065269 $75,000 MLS® L065269 $75,000 DEADLINE: 15th of month firstname.lastname@example.org (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 18 Sexsmith Secondary School News Important School Dates brought to you by games left. Rookie Jam was a big success as the the Welcome Week By: Jamie Tarita and Cassidy Justin and Jordan Sabres went undefeated. Some of the coaches Trydal November 8 Booster club and school council include: Coach Aldren who is the defensive On September 14th, 15th, and 16th, Sexsmith meeting coordinator, Coach Watson is the offensive Secondary School students participated in 10 1st Report card coordinator, Coach Lenik who works with the welcome week activities. Welcome Week is a 11 Remembrance day wide receivers, and Coach Moskalyk who works series of lunch time competitions that Leadership 17 Parent Teacher interviews 3:30 with the running backs. When interviewed, coach puts on. These events are put on to get students – 9:00 pm Watson stated, “We talk with action and not with involved and have more school spirit. Students 25 No school in lieu of Parent our words.” So let’s hope that Sabres can come participated in activities such as musical chairs, Teacher interviews out on top. thirsty straw obstacle course, and the 3-legged The Terry Fox Run In Sexsmith by Erin, Sabres Volleyball by Kendall, Taylor and Janelle race. We do them to earn points for our colour Cassidy, Chantel and Shayla It has been a fantastic season for the volleyball clans. On September 28, Sexsmith Secondary School teams of Sexsmith Secondary. The junior ‘A’ girls Colour clans: the three colours of our school, participated in a 5 kilometer run, for raising took home gold at the I.V Macklin tournament. were made to help get the students to build money for cancer research. It was a cold and The “B” girls have started their season by playing friendly and competitive spirit. Grade 7 and 12 windy day but we still had 350 participants in the Little Red. The senior high girls won are gold, 8 and 11 are red, and 9 and 10 are black. pushing through. The organizer of this event, consolation gold in the Big Red while senior boys The scores for colour clans are: Black in first with Mrs. Howrish, says, “It’s an important event and I were knocked out in the quarter finals. The junior 2828 points, Red in second with 2557 points, and feel it’s one way we as a school can help support high had league night on Thursday the 13th with Gold in third with 1779 points. Another activity it.” It is important for our school to partake in the all 3 junior teams playing Penson. we do is the Welcome Week dance, which took Terry Fox Run because cancer has touched all our The junior boys have been having an place on September 16. The person who lives. interesting season winning against Bezanson. organized most of the events is Mrs. Temple. Sexsmith Sabres Football Update by Isaiah and Both the Junior ‘A’ girls and boys had a Spirit Cross Country Running Levi S. River tournament on October 14 and 15. The This month we had three competitors take It’s been a long season for the Sexsmith Sabres girls took Bronze while the boys continued to add part in the NWASAA Zone Cross Country team, but with determination they have come out to the number of sets won. ‘B’ girls won gold at SSS continued on page 19 on top with 4 wins and 1 loss. There are only two Ridgevalley that same weekend . DEADLINE: 15th of month email@example.com (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 19 SSS continued from page 18 High Awards Night. Several awards and a lot of English: Running Championships held in Wanham. It was money was handed out to students who excelled in Eng. 10-1 – Katlyn Koersen-deBoer, Eng. 10-2 – a cool, clear day and our kids did great! 7th their classes over the past year. We would like to Greg Raskaukas, Eng. 20-1 – Hannah Senft, Eng. grader, Greg Student, and 9th grader, Kristina recognize these students in the paper as well as 20-2 – Julia Rose, Eng. 30-1 – Ashley Ikenouye Koersen-deBoer, both placed first in their thank the many sponsors who helped make this Social Studies: S.S. 10-1 – Devyn Rorem, S.S. age/gender categories to become zone champions. such a wonderful night. 10-2 – Katelyn Maki, S.S. 20-1 – Hannah Senft, Andrew Dyck, a first-time competitive runner, Business/ Computers: Communication Tech. – S.S. 20-1 – Dalaney Wolski, S.S. 30-1 – Nicholas made a great showing and had a personal best Brandon Reber Kosa running his 4km race. Congratulations to our 3 Industrial Arts: Mathematics: athletes and a big thanks to Ms. Koersen for CTS Woods 10 – Jermaine Loewen, CTS Woods Math 10C – Katelyn Koersen-de-Boer, Math 20P working with these runners. 11 – Norwin Bussemeier, CTS Woods 11 – – Hannah Senft, Math 20P – Trudy Klassen, Magazine sales: by Jenna Warner and Kelsey Jennica Pol, CTS Woods 12 – Michael Chopek, Math 20A – Janelle Newsom, Math 24 – Brittany Loewen CTS Woods 12 – Janelle Newsom, Merit Towle, Math 30P – Derek Dodd, Math 30P – Each year, Sexsmith Secondary School Contracting Award – Michael Chopek, CTS Lab Jordan Rycroft, Math 30A – Tai Chalifoux participates in annual magazine sale. Starting in 2 (10) – Kelton Steinke, CTS Lab 2 (11) – Science: mid-September, we started to sell magazines. This Norwin Bussemeier CTS Lab 2 (12) – Shay Sc. 10 – Brandon Reber, Sc. 14 – Ashley sale ended on the 5th of October with an awesome Neufeld, Energy and Mines – Dane Morison, Job McPherson and Ryley Paziuk, Bio. 20 – Hannah completion. We had not completely fulfilled our Preparation – Katelyn Koersen-deBoer Senft, Sc. 24 – Shyraun Logan, Bio. 30 – Ashley goal but, overall, we sold 100 more subscriptions Home. Ec.: Ikenouye, Phys. 20 – Hannah Senft, Phys. 30 – than last year. A teacher at Sexsmith Secondary Food St. 1000 – Katelyn de-Boer, Food St. 1000 Derek Dodd, Chem 20 – Kim Student and School, Mrs. McNabb, stated, “The magazine – Brandon Reber, Foods St. 1000 – Alexandra Savannah Payeur, Chem 30 – Jordan Rycroft sales were to benefit the school. The main reason Dick, Foods St. 2000 – Hannah Senft, Foods French: was to raise money for the leadership group. We 3000 – Kim Student, Cosmetology (10) – Jonica Fr. 10 – Katelyn Koersen-de-Boer, Fr. 20 – did an awesome job at raising and selling the Rasi, (11) –Jennica Pol, Cosmo (12) – Glendy Katelyn Koersen-deBoer, Fr. 30 – Cara Haukedal magazines.” Thank you to all the participants, not Klassen Physical Education: only the sellers but as well as the buyers. Band: P.ED. 10 – Andrew Student, ED. 10 (3cd.) – Senior High Awards Night Gen. Music 10 – Adam Paananen, Gen. Music 20 Katelyn Koersen-deBoer, P.ED. 20 – Morgan On Thursday, October 6th, we had our Senior – Devon Schlosser, Music 10 – Lindsay Lovrod, Juneau, P.ED. 30 – Jason Milinkovic Music 20 – Darryl CALM: LeGuerrier, Music 30 – Katelyn Koersen-deBoer Kaylene Bidewell, HONORS Music Special Proj. – Grade 10: Jayden Berg, Marissa Dyck, David Nicholas Kosa; Musical Edgeworth, Kimberly Germain, Sydney Leadership – Devon Hampshire, Jaiden Handfield, Allison Ikenouye, Schlosser, Outstanding Shelby Jubinville, Katelyn Koersen-deBoer, Musician - Lawson Lindsay Lovrod, Dane Morisson, Megan Quist, Storey Brandon Reber, Devyn Rorem, Ben Seaton, Drama: Brianna Stewart, Lacee Temple, Melanie Wiley Drama 10 (5 cd.) – Grade 11: Norwin Bussemeier, Kayla Fast, Kayla Kim Germain, Drama Jacklin, Trudy Klassen, Savannah Payeur, Nikol 10 (5 cd.) – Devyn Robbins, Hannah Senft, Kim Student, Dalaney Rorem, Drama 10 (3 Wolski cd.) – Nikol Robbins, Grade 12: Derek Dodd, Anakate Dueck, Ashley Drama 10 (3 cd.) – Ikenouye, Nicholas Kosa, Amanda LeBlanc, Hannah Senft, Drama Nicole LeBlanc, Jordan Rycroft 20 (3 cd.) – Nikol Top Grade 10: Katelyn Koersen-deBoer $200 – Robbins, Drama 20 (3 donated by Sexsmith Legion, Brandon Reber $100 cd.) – Hannah Senft, – donated by Mixes’ Mercantile, Devyn Rorem Drama Student of the $50 – donated by Sexsmith Elks, Dane Morison Year – Hannah Senft $50 – donated by Sexsmith Elks Art: Top Grade: Hannah Senft $200 – donated by Art 10 – Kayla Jacklin, Tags, Trudy Klassen $100 – donated by Tags Art 20 – Hannah Senft, Dalaney Wolski $50 – donated by the Leadership Art 30 – Kayla Fast, Group of SSS, Savannah Payeur $50 – donated by Artist of the Year – Sara the Leadership Group of SSS Slater SSS continued on page 20 DEADLINE: 15th of month firstname.lastname@example.org (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 20 SSS continued from page 19 Top Male Athlete: Kyle Yurkewich Top Grade 12: Derek Dodd $500 – donated by School Spirit: Travis Roeters $200 – donated by Caisse Horizon Credit Union, Nicholas Kosa Sexsmith Elks $400 – donated by Sexsmith Elks, Jordan Rycroft Glen Stith Memorial: Nicole Meurs $200 – $200 – donated by Start-Rite Driver Training, donated by Sexsmith Elks Ashley Ikenouye $100 – donated by Sexsmith Elks Premier’s Award: Nicole Meurs Governor-General’s Award: Derek Dodd Rutherford Scholarships: Diamond Abe, Dustin Bradley, Derek Dodd, Brianna Drieger, Cara Haukedal, Ashley Ikenouye, Nicholas Kosa, Amanda LeBlanc, Nicole LeBlanc, Nicole Meurs, Stefanie Ielysh Nasalski, Adam Paananen, Amy Quist, Lawson Russell, Jordan Rycroft, Emmalee Steinke, Colin Vavrek, Sayer Yakemchuk Legion Bursaries: Cliff Williams - Nicole Meurs, Charles Stojan - Ashley Ikenouye, Andy Innes - Amanda LeBlanc Sexsmith Ag. Society: Nicole Meurs and Colin Vavrek Canfor Athletic Award: Austin Fedchuk Rotary Scholarship: Nicole Meurs Dr. Robert & Anna Shaw: Nicole Meurs, Colin Vavrek, Derek Dodd Dr. Robert Shaw: Jordan Rycroft and Nicole LeBlanc Top Female Athlete: Mallory Starkey DEADLINE: 15th of month email@example.com (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 21 Robert W. Zahara School World Sight Day Walk for Water for Ethiopians Information about fossils. Fixed Window in the Atrium they saw them, because Canadian kids cared about submitted by Noah & Hunter and participated in the Terry Fox Run to raise money for cancer research. Terry Fox ran from St them. Students in Ethiopia listened extremely The atrium window skylight has been fixed! well and stayed after school to work and ask One month ago, a teenager fell on the skylight John’s NL to Thunder Bay ON, and then he had to stop. Terry raised about $1,000,000 for cancer questions. When the Ethiopian students were window and broke it. Now it has been fixed. ready to reply to the letters, they were very excited Now we can have our hot dog and bake sales there, research. Ethiopian Students about it, and they wrote, and wrote, and wrote. as well as some assemblies and the Grade 2’s can Mrs. Alstad tried lots of different foods, but she go to the atrium to read. There was a fence around submitted by Kristin & Sara Last year, everyone who were in the Grade 4 says her favourite was kula, which is ground up the atrium and we weren’t allowed in it for about grains and nuts. The Ethiopian students were one and a half months. and 5 classes wrote letters to Ethiopian students. Mrs. Alstad went to Ethiopia with the letters and concerned that the Canadian students might not The Terry Fox Run be able to read their writing! But it was okay! Two submitted by Noah & Hunter the Ethiopian students she was teaching there wrote back to the Canadian students. Mrs. Alstad of the teaching assistants reminded Mrs. Alstad of Everyone in the entire school ran the Terry her sons, one because they both loved bread, and Fox Run all around the red running track at RWZ said she taught 61 students in her class in Ethiopia. When the letters were sent, they were sent with a the other because they always answered a question School. Everyone in the school ran a lot of laps RWZ continued on page 22 picture. Many of the students were excited when DEADLINE: 15th of month firstname.lastname@example.org (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 22 RWZ continued from page 21 with another question. Walk for Water submitted by Sara & Camryn Walk for Water is where we walk around the track with milk jugs full of water. We raise money through sponsors for people and children in Ethiopia, which is in Africa. We are trying to raise enough money for five water wells, which cost about $2,545, so children don’t have to miss school and risk getting killed by animals. The Walk for Water for Ethiopians animals they try to avoid are elephants, hyenas, money gets to do the first part of it. All the grade zebras, baboons, panthers, and poisonous snakes, 1, 2, and 3’s carry empty milk jugs and the grade REALLY big glasses! and other very dangerous animals that live where 4, 5, 6’s carry 4 L milk jugs that are full of water. five years old. She took piano, singing, and speech it’s hot and could seriously hurt you or kill you in We are collecting milk jugs for the month of lessons. She was in Drama and she wrote in the Africa. In Africa, people can get diseases from October so that we can recycle them to raise extra high school newspaper. She taught recorders water that is dirty and it can kill them. The girls money. It will be hard to raise the money we need (which is an instrument) for 23 years. We were (it does not matter how old) go two at a time and for the five water wells, but we will make it easier doing Green Eggs and Ham with her in Drama get humungous yellow jugs to get water for their for some of the Ethiopians to get water. All the class. She worked with other teachers to put on families. It takes two hours to get to the water students are excited. How about if you sponsor four musicals. This year, another musical will be station and two hours to get back and that’s why someone so you can help raise money for performed, called, Willy Wonka, Jr. they miss half the day so they cannot go to school UNICEF for all the students, teachers, adults, and Walk for Water Assembly for very long. They want to go to school, even on teenagers in Ethiopia? Students at RWZ are submitted by Cody & Kolby Saturday and Sunday, too. We use the forms that raising money like crazy! Mrs. Alstad said she would shave her head if we get from UNICEF, and if we raise enough Fine Arts Interview with Mrs. Alstad we raised $2,545 to build five water wells in money for the five water wells, Mrs. Alstad will submitted by Kyle Africa. At the assembly we played a game called shave her head and the student who raises the most Mrs. Alstad has been teaching Fine Arts for 30 “Streets” with the Grade 5’s and 6’s. The grade 5’s years. Mrs. Alstad was in Fine Arts when she was RWZ continued on page 23 DEADLINE: 15th of month email@example.com (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 23 RWZ continued from page 22 World Sight Day 8:10 every Tuesday and Thursday. Mrs. Alstad were the animals that are found by the watering submitted by Ashtyn & Emma keeps too much music and a few kids volunteered holes in Africa, and the grade 6’s were people Everybody at RWZ wore sunglasses on to go and sort it at recess. We’re off to a GREAT trying to get water. They each had a big water jug Saturday, October 13th. All the people that wore YEAR! with a rope. The kindergarten to grade 4 students their glasses got a point for their colour team. We Line-Up For Grade 5’s and 6’s tried to grab the ropes off the bottles as the grade wore sunglasses to remind people to protect their submitted by Vanessa & Sydney 6’s ran between the rows of students. Kristen was eyes from UV rays. People all over the world can First, we were in a rush to get in through our the guide. We sang a song called, Lean on Me. have poor eyesight if they don’t protect their eyes! door, but then we got the organizational line-up. Everybody in the gym sang the song. We had 340 Basketball We have two lines, one for grade 5’s and the other students in the gym and close to 400 people were We have basket practice going on right now one for grade 6’s. We stand in the lines and the there, including staff and volunteers. Mrs. Alstad for the grade 5’s & 6’s. Our coaches are Mrs. quietest line goes in first, after each recess and in went to Ethiopia and lived there for five weeks. Biendarra, Trudy, and Cayla. We always have lots the morning. One teacher every morning, and She taught kids in Ethiopia. We wrote letters to of fun, but the games are the best part. We have every recess, comes to the lines and picks the them and they wrote back. jerseys and they have our school gecko on them. quietest line. This started when kids were getting News From the Playground! Thanks to our coaches for making the season so pushed around in the boot room. In the winter, submitted by Greg & Tristan much fun. we will freeze if we are don’t be quiet. We know New playground equipment has been voted on The Early Bird Choir this because we are in grade 5 and it is not easier by the students! Kids have voted for their submitted by Hanna & Cora Lee because of students visiting and fooling around in favourites and, in one to two years, the new There are 40 girls coming to Early Bird Choir. line. Our principal thought of this because kids equipment will be coming! So that means the Every week we are learning a new song and are getting hurt because of bigger kids in the boot poor Grade 6-er’s won’t be able to play on the currently working on Simple Gifts. There are more room. new, awesome, radical playground. The new girls in choir this year than in any year before. The Bake Sale⁄ Pizza Sale⁄ Food Bank Day playground will include slides, climbing stuff, and choir has been going on for six years! If you ask submitted by Jacey & Leanne rotating stuff. It’s a new sensation! Kids will be me, that’s a lot of time! It’s for girls only, like Food is really important to kids in RWZ having lots of fun on this new equipment. Greg FBO stands For Boys Only. School. We supported the local Food Bank on and Tristan say that it will be truly awesome! The festivals the choirs have sung at are World Teacher Day, to collect food for kids and Thanks to everyone who voted! AMAZING The motto of the choir is “The Early families that don’t have enough food like we do. Bird Gets the Worm”, because we start sing at RWZ continued on page 24 DEADLINE: 15th of month firstname.lastname@example.org (780) 568-3695 OCTOBER 2011 Sentinel page 24 RWZ continued from page 23 UNICEF will build five new wells in Ethiopia. Information about fossils There were boxes and boxes of food for the food Vandalism at our School? submitted by Brynn, Levi, & Matthew bank. That means that kids can come to school submitted by Cole & Taylor You have to have a permit to dig up fossils. and not have to worry about being hungry. This week our playground was vandalized. It There can be as many as 300 fossils in one square The 4A class did a bake sale to raise money for wasn’t pleasant. When the kids came to school in meter. You can take a fossil if it’s on the ground, their field trip. the morning, they were shocked and sad. We but you can’t dig them up if they are buried. 6A is holding a pizza sale for 6A’s classroom don’t know if the people who did it were all our Fossils are mostly found around dry lands but they budget. We are getting the pizza from Pizza Hut. students our not. It is bad for the school because might also be close to rivers. Not all fossils are The staff and students are thankful for having so it is wrong and illegal. Why do people want to do from dinosaurs. Our provincial rock is petrified much variety in their food. graffiti? They think it is cool but it’s not! Money wood, which is a fossil. Running Club from our school had to be used to clean up the Terry Fox Run submitted by Steven & Byran mess and the awful words. That is not a good We recently had a Terry Fox Run at our Running Club is something that Robert W. thing. We want to set a good example for the School. Terry was born on July 28, 1958, in Zahara has been doing for about eight years. It is younger and smaller students in our school. Winnipeg, Manitoba. He died on June 28, 1981. when student run around the track that was made Paleontologist Visits 4B Our Terry Fox run was a big success. We got way around our football field, The students run laps, submitted by Matthew & Jennifer more than just one toonie for Terry from each and, when they’ve done a lap, they get a coloured This week a paleontologist from GPRC came student. We raised over $800 - $895 to be exact. popsicle stick that we hand in to our teacher, and to visit the Grade 4’s. The students seemed very Terry’s famous speech is “Dreams are made if then we get a point for our colour team. We have excited by what they saw and learned. Ashlyn, people only try. I believe in miracles…I have been trying to count our laps and run around the from 4B, said she like the presentation She saw to…because somewhere the hurting must stop.”. world! At our last assembly, Mrs. Alstad told us fossils of dinosaurs. She knows more about Terry Fox died of cancer. All of the students ran that this year we have already run far enough to be dinosaurs now. Ashlyn’s favourite part of the on the RWZ running track to a song dedicated to part of the way across Egypt! Mrs. Alstad made us presentation was the PowerPoint. David, from Terry Fox – I Will Run 500 Miles. feel like we were landing in Cairo. We watched 4B, liked being able to see the dinosaur teeth. some slides of Egypt. Robin, the paleontologist explained how they Fire Prevention: For the month of October, we are going to might have found dinosaur bones at Pipestone Check the batteries gather sponsors and run around the track with Creek. David’s favourite part of the presentation in your smoke detectors! milk jugs full of water. The money we raise for was when they got to handle the fossils!
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