Students across Horizon SD participate in our School Reporter Program each month by submitting stories and photos from their schools. Below you will find our students' submissions for the month of September, sharing news from each of their schools!Ituna School News
Keisig, Ituna School Reporter
We would like to welcome back everyone to school! Ituna school has already had a very busy and filled first month of classes. The Senior SRC have been busy planning events and activities for the student body.
The annual magazine campaign runs this month and ends Sept. 29th. Our goal is to sell 450 subscriptions.
The SRC has also planned a new fundraiser to help charities in our local community. We call it Hats for Here. Anyone can wear a hat on Friday and pay $1.00 to wear it all day. Donations are appreciated as well. All monies collected will go to three local charities throughout the year.
We had gym blast on Monday September 26 for an afternoon filled with activities for Grade 7-12 students.
Cross country has begun with a meet taking place in Wynyard. Good luck to all the athletes in the rest of the season.
season has taken off with a few games already played. The boys took home the
win over Kahkewistahaw in a 66-0 game.
and junior girl’s volleyball has started as well with tournaments and league
Junior SRC are excited to have a good 2016-17 year. LeRoy School News- Sydney McGrath, LeRoy School Reporter
As the school year kicks off
on a brand new year of learning and excelling LeRoy School had many special
plans up their sleeves. The SRC kicked off the exciting year with a school wide
sand building competition to get the whole school body together and meeting the
new faces. It was a blast! The SRC also started it off right with a amazing ice
cream Sundae treat. Also on September 12th our local Credit Union sponsored a
FREE hot lunch! The hot lunch consisted of baked ham, hashbrown casserole and
many salads and treats! The school year was started off right with our school
and community members to thank for doing such an amazing job, it was very much
appreciated! On the first day all of our sports such as Volleyball and Soccer
hit off for all age groups and we will keep you posted as the months go on.
Good to be back!
With all the excitement
still running the halls of LeRoy School for being back and at it for another
year a group of our leaders travelled to Maple Creek Saskatchewan to
participate in the 2016 Saskatchewan Student Leadership Conference. Our
students Sydney McGrath, Evan Zentner, Jyle Serrano and Matthew McGrath along
with our advisor Krista Bernauer travelled the long and cozy five and a half
hour drive to the hilly Maple Creek. Upon arrival they are met by the cowboys
and cowgirls of the province. It was a busy week for the five members from
participating in gym blasts, roping courses, listening to powerful and
motivating speakers and lets not forget the good old hoe down Thursday night.
Our students had the opportunity to be inspired at the conference and are now
able to bring the inspiration and cool ideas back to the school. After a
busy three days it was time to say goodbye to Maple Creek and make the
long ride back to flat LeRoy! The drive was well worth it! Winston High School News
- Sarah Davidson, Winston High School Reporter
Full Throttle into the New Year
Welcome back Wildcats. The
2016-2017 year is already looking like a memorable one. With new staff joining
us, followed by new students this year is filled with new opportunities. Even
though the leaves have begun to fall most of us are holding onto summer as
tightly as we can. After a long weekend the school year has officially begun.
1st was ironically but traditionally the first day back at Winston. The grade
eights for this year were welcomed with gift bags as the new staff at Winston
was also welcomed with gifts of their own. Mr. Braman introduced everyone into
the new year during the assembly, as well as recognized this year’s SRC to the
student body. You know it’s not really the beginning of the semester without a
good Winston Wildcat football game. Luckily for us our first home game of the
season will take place on Friday September 9th. Make sure to come on
down and cheer on our team as they kick the rest of the football season off
with a home game. Our Cheer Team will be there to pump some spirit into the
stands and out onto the field as well.
this being my last year here at Winston I can only hope it will be a great one.
So far every year here has been worthwhile and entertaining to say the least
and I expect nothing less from this year as well. Good luck to all our new
staff and students in their first year with us here at Winston. Oh yeah almost
forgot . . . WE ARE ALL WILDCATS.
Playing the Field
Since today is the first
day of fall everyone is getting into that routine of sorts. Pumpkin spiced
lattes, oversized sweaters, brown boots, and of course . . . football. The
wildcats kicked off their season with a pep rally, rookie initiation and a home
game. If that doesn’t scream fall has started, then I don’t know what will.
On September 9th the rookie players were
initiated into the team with a good ole embarrassing tournament of karaoke. The
rookies grouped together and sang their hearts out to prove themselves. After
the embarrassment the players headed out to get pumped for their first game
against Preeceville. The boys finished with a win, with a score of 38-14. Their
next game, at home as well against Wynyard on the 16th, ended with a
loss for the Wildcats, a score of 14-45. With an even score of one win one loss
the boys are more ready than ever. On Friday the 23rd the team will
travel to Watson to play for the win and on the 30th in Preeceville
they will revisit that team for another game.
Football season is one of the best seasons, especially
when you live in small town Saskatchewan. We only get so long to watch great
football until the snow starts coming around again. (I’m sorry for mentioning
what we’re all pretending doesn’t exist). Good luck boys on your upcoming games
and the rest of your season. Drake School News
- Francine Bebita, Drake School Reporter
this article, I interviewed Kelsey Morningstar.
The FNIM smudge was on the 24th
of August 2016. It was to start off the year by clearing the bad spirit out.
The smudge started by the First Nations introducing themselves individually,
then they started to burn either wheatgrass or sweet grass with matches. As the
smoke began to rise, they asked each person there to bathe in the smoke by putting
some smoke on areas. Like I said, it was to clear the bad spirit away and start
off the year by being cleansed with smoke.
After, there were some treats to the
guests and it was great. It was a very different experience; far from anything
you would see in an average day. She said that it was very fun way to start the
year, and glad to have went.