GES Student Captures Provincial Title
Gravelbourg Elementary School student, Alaric E., has captured the provincial title in the Canadian Scholastic Challenge.
Alaric was among more than 3,000 Grade six students from across Canada that participated in the Canadian Scholastic Challenge this year. The competition comprised 100 questions from six categories: General Knowledge (i.e. food, art, sports, music, current events, entertainment, mythology, etc.), Language and Literature, Social Studies (Geography and History), Science, and Mathematics. The questions were not related to a specific curriculum, but were selected to reflect the general knowledge and educational levels expected of Grade six students.
Alaric gained top spot in Saskatchewan with a score 30 points above the national average. Well done Alaric!
Celebration of Learning, Annual Meeting of Electors Tonight
Join us tonight at our Annual Meeting of Electors! It's a Celebration of Learning; a chance to get to know our School Community Councils, have dinner, hear about what's new and exciting at Prairie South, and listen to our wonderful presenters and guest speakers.
When: Tonight (Tuesday, April 16, 2013)
Where: Sunningdale School, 530 Woodlily Drive, Moose Jaw
5:30 p.m. Meet & greet, get to know our School Community Councils
6:00 p.m. Supper
6:30 p.m. Annual Meeting of Electors
6:45 p.m. Presenters and Guest Speaker
7:30 p.m. Door prizes
8:00 p.m. Wrap up
- babysitting will be provided -
We look forward to seeing you tonight!
National Bullying Awareness Week
It's National Bullying Awareness Week in Canada!
Prairie South Schools will be hosting events and activities all week to speak out against bullying. On Wednesday, April 10, the message will be loud and clear as the Canadian Red Cross's Day of Pink will be celebrated across the Division. Some of the highlights include Anti-bullying crusader Travis Price speaking to Prince Arthur students on Wednesday.
We're encouraging students, staff and community members to wear pink on Wednesday - stand up to bullying and be a part of the solution!
The Coolest School Trip Ever!
Story courtesy of Lyndsay McCready, the Moose Jaw Times Herald
Winning Canada's Coolest School Trip, the Grade 8 class at Caronport Elementary School was surprised with the news they would be travelling to Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and Cape Breton Highlands this summer, early Monday morning.
"This is so awesome," said Gr. 8 student, Chiante Guretzki.
Although she personally felt the news was coming during Monday's assembly, Guretzki said when the big announcement was finally made, she couldn't help but jump for joy with the rest of her classmates.
"It is just really neat to think that we did this. It is just going to be a really awesome experience."
Canada's Coolest School Trip contest is part of the My Parks Pass program, which grants grade 8 and secondary 2 students across Canada free access for one year to any national park, national historic site and national marine area in the country, said Ellen Bertrand, director of external relations for Parks Canada.
"The My Parks Program really is about helping reengage youth with discovering the parks of Canada and all the different places out there for them, that belong to them."
And what better way encourage students to participate in a program than to have a contest and give away a free trip, said Bertrand.
As part of the contest, classes had to submit a video, audio or print advertisement-encouraging Canadians to explore Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.
Before being considered by a panel of judges, the projects had to make it into the top five of their categories through public voting.
That is where the community really played a big role in the success of the Gr. 8 class, said Lloyd Friesen, the elementary school's principal.
"I just really want to congratulate the students and the community for coming together on this."
GES Student will Represent Saskatchewan at International Dictée in Montreal
We are thrilled to announce that for a third year in a row, a Gravelbourg Elementary School student will represent Saskatchewan at the International finals in Montreal!
GES immersion students in grades 3 to 7 participated in the Dictée PGL this year. Students had weekly lessons and banks of words to study in preparation for the school finals in February.
Competitors at the Grade 5 and 6 levels competed for the chance to represent our school at the provincial finals. GES is proud to announce that Tarah T represented our school at the provincial level and won! Tarah has earned herself the honour of taking part in La Grande Finale Internationale de La Dictée P.G.L. This event will take place in Montrealin May. Dictée sponsor, the Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation, will be providing transportation by plane and accommodations for Tarah. Félicitations Tarah and best of luck!
The International final will gather participants from all over Canada, the United States, Senegal, Mali, Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso. For one last time, they will compete in an ultimate dictation.
La Dictée P.G.L. est un grand projet éducatif qui s'adresse à tous les élèves du primaire des classes francophones et des classes d'immersion en français, à partir de la maternelle. Il vise trois grands objectifs fondamentaux :- éveiller les jeunes aux réalités internationales;- les sensibiliser à la protection de l'environnement;- leur permettre d'accroître la maîtrise du français écrit.