From The Office

I looked back last month at the “From the Office” and read that I mentioned we’d be having nicer weather by the end of March to see that “lamb”. I’ll bet you can guess how well that turned out – I turn around and see the piles of snow that still fill up our courtyard at the front of the school, and think back to the frozen puddles I slid over this morning – what a strange spring!

We’re on the slide towards the end of this school year, and while it’s a good chance to look back at how the school year has gone, this is the time of year I look forward to students and staff powering through to the end of the year, and I start to make plans for next fall.

Our school year calendar is still in the works – we’ll get some conclusion to that in the next few weeks I’m sure. The School Goals we set for Hanley Composite School in September have been a focus for our staff Professional Learning Communities and we’ll be reporting on those goals and our results in May. I’m pleased to see the results that show growth in our students in the areas of numeracy and literacy and student engagement. Thank-you to those of you who’ve shown interest in our work.

Congratulations to our Drama club on a great showing at Regionals on April 20th. They did an amazing job of their play “Just a Teenage Wasteland” and received many awards. They are planning on a repeat public performance May 7th at Hanley Composite School, and will attend provincial competition May 9-11th.

Junior Badminton playoffs were held last week with Steffen T and Emily C progressing to the second round of Conference Playoffs. Congratulations! The Senior Badminton team is in playoffs this week – their first day in Hanley on April 23rd, and then on April 25th and 27th. Good luck everyone!

I’m excited to let you know we have received some further grant funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada due to a partnership with the Town of Hanley, to make some further improvements to our outdoor court and surrounding area of our playground. The amount is just over ten thousand dollars and wouldn’t have been available without the help of Darice Carlson and the interest of the Town Office to support working with the school to improve an area for students to use year round. We’ll update you soon with how the funds are put to use.

Some upcoming items to remember are the following: Jump Rope for Heart April 30th, Senior Band Tour to Edmonton May 1-4th, Grade 10 Shekinah trip May 1-2nd, Dance Recital in the gym May 11th. A last professional development day for teachers is May 3rd so there will be no classes for students that day.

That’s all for now. As always, Mr. Anderson and I would love to talk to you if you have time to drop by the office or give us a call. Talk to you soon.