Category: Local Schools

Graduating class enjoys rites of passage

Wadena Composite School held its Grade 12 graduation on June 13, with 22 graduands. The day started with yearbook photos and continued through the afternoon with parades through the schools and nursing homes, and...

When one door closes . . .

The Kelvington High School graduating class of 2014 chose straw bales, empty saddles and silhouettes of cowpokes on horses as the western-themed decorations for their long-anticipated event. Left to right, back row: Austin Prystay,...

A ‘party’ to make you think

Maybe you saw it – a forlorn vehicle sitting beside the creek on Kennedy Avenue in Wadena – and maybe you wondered what happened or how it got there. It got there with the help...

Cross-Canada credits count

Local high school principal Darin Faubert has been given the green light to develop Canada’s first cross-Canada outdoor school curriculum. An advocate and developer of the Wadena Composite School’s outdoor education class, Faubert is...

Keep those hearts healthy

The Wadena Composite School helped raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation the last couple of weeks through the Hoops for Heart and Jumpcredible programs. Grades 7 through 9 had a Hoops for...

Playschool class has grad party

The Wadena Kinsmen playschool celebrated its graduation on May 27. Left to right, back row, Rayna Maleschuk, Cadence Ziola, Ryden Johnson, Dixon Sobchyshyn, Mrs. Severo; front row, Andrea Fehr, Elizabeth Irvine, Sadie Parrott, Hayley...

Family literacy at Fishing Lake First Nation

This spring an ambitious program to create on-reserve early family literacy teams was introduced on Fishing Lake First Nation (FLFN). As part of a partnership between Parkland Regional Library, Regional KidsFirst Program, the Horizon...

Springtime is Flingtime

By Charlene Wirtz It must be spring now – the Wadena Elementary School held its annual Spring Fling on a rainy Thursday. This year’s production was a musical play for a student’s favourite day,...

First Nations culture shared in Kylemore

By Charlene Wirtz Fishing Lake School hosted its 2014 Language Festival and invited the students of Wadena Elementary School. Held at the Percy Severight Hall in Kylemore, the festival was a day of fun...

On the slopes of the mighty Asessippi

By Susan Lowndes On March 18, the junior high classes at Kelvington High School travelled to the Asessippi ski resort for a beautiful day on the slopes of the Shell River Valley. Located north...

Mr. Speaker! Mr. Speaker!

By Charlene Wirtz The Grade 6 class at Wadena Elementary School (WES) learned a little more about politics and responsibility last week when they held a mock legislative assembly meeting in the gym, with...

Bob and Wendy Hume of Saltcoats tell Grade 3 students at WES about the need for and benefits of volunteering.

SaskTel Pioneers bring contest to school

  By Pat Casement The Yorkton District chapter of SaskTel Pioneers, represented by Bob and Wendy Hume of Saltcoats, visited the Wadena Elementary School on Jan. 21 to introduce a program the Pioneers are...

An entry decorated to represent Superman's logo was this red velvet cake made by (left to right) Kristopher Bregenser, Kyla Beaudry and Brittany Fowler of the Watson home ec. class.

Let them eat cake

  The judges for such contests are well rewarded, as tasting is generally involved. Here at the news office, we too are available to judge your culinary contests. Any old time. Happy to help...