School Notes – A brand new year

Ashcroft Secondary student Cassidy Faith writes about school events.

School began Sept. 3 for 135 Ashcroft Secondary School students. For some of the members of the Ashcroft Community that means seeing children walking to or from school, seeing school buses in the morning and afternoon and hearing their cries of joy during recess from your dining room window.

The day started with a whole-hearted “Welcome Back” from Principal Colleen Minnabariet. It was a positive atmosphere as friends were united and teachers introduced their courses to their new pupils. This year, members of the 2014 Grad Class are the ones to set the example for the class of 2018 who are the new grade eights. The youngsters of this year are surely getting used to the new building and students they will be attending school with for the next 10 months. Shanusee Brookes in Grade 8 says, “I’m excited to learn and I’m looking forward to having fun and the dances!”

This year the junior girls volley ball team is hoping to recruit new members from the fresh batch of Grade 8s. The boys soccer team will be including players from Clinton and has already started practices. This year the Travel Club is going to Ontario and Quebec, learning their French along the way.

In all it was a good start to the school year of 2013/14.

Cassidy Faith

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