Happy New Year! We hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful holiday season.
Congratulations to our varsity boys and girls volleyball teams who did very well at provincials this past month. The girls played well but, in the end, fell to a strong Ile des Chenes team. The boys won the AA Provincial Title with an exciting win over Ile des Chenes. Callum Plett and Seth Peters were named tournament all-starts and Alan Hiebert was named tournament MVP. Callum was also named to the provincial graduate all start team. Congratulations to all the players and coach Rob Giesbrecht.
Just before we left for the break, many LC students participated in several social justice projects. Staff and students collected many items for the Tache Christmas Hamper. The grade 7 class sent gifts for a toy drive to Hull Beach, Nunavut to support the isolated community. Hull Beach has a population 900, 50% of whom are under the age of 18. The Grade 11 and 12 students spent the last day before the break volunteering at Salvation Army. They helped sort and pack all left over toys from the various Christmas drives as well as set up for the Salvation Army Christmas dinner where they expect to serve hundreds of people. Eight grade 11 and 12 girls spent time at the Union Gospel Women’s Shelter cleaning and organizing their facility and then participated in the afternoon Christmas party.
Also, just before the Christmas break, auditions were held for the musical The Wizard of Oz. Rehearsals will begin shortly in the new year. Performance dates are April 30 and May 1. Tickets will go on sale the first week of April. Mark your calendars now. This is going to be a great show.
The start of the New Year will be as busy as any other time. Basketball season moves into full swing as soon as school resumes. Please see our website for schedule of games and practices. We are looking for a coach for our grade 7 girls basketball team. If you are interested, please call Mr. Giesbrecht at the school.
Our grade 8 students will be preparing for the annual Camp Arnes retreat on Jan. 28 – 30. The will be selling cookie dough in January to help offset the cost of the camp. Our grade 8, 9 and senior bands will be preparing to participate in the Optimist Festival in February. The grade 8’s perform on Feb. 19, the grade 9’s on Feb. 18 and the Senior band on Feb. 20. Graduation preparations will soon be getting underway with the first Safe Grad meeting on January 8. Grad pictures will be on Friday, Feb. 21 and students can make their appointments in the office starting Jan. 27.
We are completing the last few weeks of the first semester for grade 9 to 12 students. Grade 12 Provincial ELA exam begins Tuesday, Jan. 7. Final assessments for most other high school courses will take place from Jan 27 – 30. The assessment schedule can be found on our website in the first week in January.
We would like to acknowledge the staff and community volunteers who work very hard to provide many exciting extra-curricular opportunities for our students. All these activities help build a positive school culture and a great place to learn.