As we head into the final two months of the school year, students and staff continue to make every day a meaningful day of learning. I often get asked if we are winding down. In fact, we are only getting busier. While trying to complete the day-to-day and year-end tasks, we are busy planning for next year as well.

Congratulations to the SY band who performed very well at the Chicago Band Festival at the end of April. Good luck to our grade 7’s who are performing at their first festival in Winnipeg on May 1.

Thanks to all parents (and students) who came out to parent-teacher and student showcase of learning evening. The goal of the evening was to have parents connect with our school and find out a bit more about what their child is learning. The feedback from those that attended was very positive and we will certainly do it again next year.

During the week of May 6 – 10, our social justice committee, together with our guidance department, is hosting a Mental Health week. The theme of the week is self-care. Throughout the week, students will be encouraged to participate in activities that promotes wellness and happiness. On Friday, May 10, students and staff will enjoy a pancake breakfast to promote our sense of community. Later that day, students and staff will go out and clean up a bit of the winter garbage that has been strewn around town.

Spring is also a great time to get in some learning trips. Teachers of various grades are looking at the educational opportunities that can extend the learning beyond the classroom.

Grad preparations are well under way. Grad photo field trip is on Friday, May 31. Information about the grad banquet and ticket costs will be sent home shortly. Grads and parents are reminded to check the website regarding scholarship opportunities.

Girls fastball and boys baseball season runs during the month of May. The girls are coached by Mr. Anthony Koop. They are hosting a league tournament on Thursday, May 16 and zone playdowns on May 21 and 22. The boys are coached by Mr. Rob Giesbrecht and Brandon Livingstone and they have a number of league games in the first three weeks of May. Times and locations can be found on our website.  Zone playdowns will be in Mitchell, May 22 and 23, Best of luck to both teams. Come out and support your 96ers.

As we get ready for next year, we have a number of events planned at the end of May to help the grade 6 students transition to grade 7.  Letters will be sent home to parents of grade 6 students regarding an information evening and band instrument selection process.  Grade 6 students will also be invited to Landmark Collegiate to meet their teachers and see the school.

Senior Years course and credit information night will be on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30. This is a short introduction about the high school credit system and the steps required for graduation. It is mainly for parents who have children entering grade 9 and 10 next year and would like to know about how the high school credit system works and the various opportunities Landmark Collegiate provides for students to get their credit for graduation.

HSD Festival of the Arts will be happening May 29 to June 1 at Clearspring Mall in Steinbach, MB.  The HSD Festival of the Arts was created to showcase talent in music, dance, drama and visual arts from across Hanover School Division. Landmark Collegiate will have a number of visual artifacts on display.

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