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The ROYAL REVIEW Three Hills School Newsletter

June, 2013


From the principal…

Hello readers – welcome to June! We have an exceptional newsletter for you this month – featuring great photos, lots of information, and the anticipation of finishing well!

We have some staffing changes to announce as the year draws to a close. Mr. Riegel has been on a medical leave for part of this year, but in addition, he is retiring as the year ends. However, we will see him in August as he will return for the afternoons to teach drama & work with a few elementary classes. Some of the highlights of each year revolve around the drama team experience, and we look forward to that continuing next year. Thank you for your hard work and dedication over several decades as a teacher, Mr. Riegel. Enjoy your break from the mountain of marking that senior high English classes require. We are in the process of advertising and interviewing for the 2013/14 English teacher model, so no announcement is available yet on that front.

We are also saying goodbye and best wishes to Ms. Morgan, Mrs. Stephan, and Mrs. Gaucher. We have really appreciated the impact that they have made with our students this year. Their patience and personal care and concern for the students they have worked with have been invaluable in assisting those students’ learning.

On the new beginnings news front, THS is initiating a new program for grades 7 – 12 students. This initiative, which will likely quickly become known as the Flex Block, reflects the current educational philosophy flowing from the province’s ideas about 21st Century Learners. The new blueprint of Inspiring Education indicates that as we move forward, schools will be offering flexibility and individualized attention for students as they complete their high school programs. The five key principles of the

High School Flexibility Project are (1) mastery, (2) personalization, (3) flexible learning environments (engagement), (4) rigorous and relevant curriculum, and educator roles and (5) professional development.

We will be offering both increased access to teachers through a Graduation Coach/Teacher Advisor program, as well as a half hour Flex Block in the afternoon that allows students to make choices in regards to how they spend some of the day’s learning time. At the junior high level, that will have a literacy and homework or tutorial focus. The senior high will be similar, along with goal setting and specific learning strategies being incorporated into the tutorial blocks.

What will this look like in a school day? -

1 – There will be a FLEX block each day after period 6 for a half hour 2 – Students will be linked with teachers in a graduation coach tribe 3 – tutorial time with the ability to work in small groups, or with a specific teacher 4 – Literacy and study focus time during their school day 5 – Graduation Coaches will assist in Individual Education Plan development & communication with students & parents

Expectations for students’ learning will continue to be high, and this program should provide another layer of support to enable students to meet the learning outcomes and competencies in their courses. Attendance in these blocks will be the same as for their classes, and we will be hosting a fall information session for parents to lay out the program in greater detail. The processes of defining the parameters of this initiative have led us to school visits in Stettler and Hanna, as well as consultation with numerous other schools and administrators across the province. There is a group of 25 schools that have been piloting this program for the past 4 years, and we have drawn on their experiences and expertise in developing our THS version of the High School Re-Design and Flexibility Project. Stay tuned for more details as the year begins, and ask your students for their perceptions after our orientation sessions in June, and as the program gets off the ground in September.

We were proud to present our class of 2013 graduates on May 18. We enjoyed a great banquet, and excellent commencement ceremony here at the school with the class and their guests. Be sure to check out the photos on our home page under the PHOTOS button. Mr. Kozak has some great shots of all of our students. A huge thank you goes to many of the behind the scenes people who make Grad a success: -

Mr. Stockwood gets lots of details ready in the gym Mr. Adams is the head greensman & chef de mission for the class photo in his backyard park Mrs. Heidt has fingerprints on almost every part of grad Mrs. McNeely did the lion’s share of banquet organization Will Bernicot & Austin Rivers worked with Mr. Riegel on the technical crew

I have not yet begun to speak of the special trips and activities, the tests and exams, the concerts and campouts. Before we look ahead to the warm and sunny days of summer, remember to study diligently so that you finish well and meet your goals. The newsletter also has a copy of the Final Exam Schedule, so be sure to print and post that on the fridge. Go on to make a plan for when you study, and good luck as you pursue your goals. Until the fall, Lloyd Boody

June 07 June 10 June 11 June 11 June 11 June 12 June 12 June 13 June 13 June 13 June 13 June 13 June 13 June 14 June 14 June 16 June 17 June 17 June 17 June 18 June 18 June 18 June 19 June 19 June 19 June 20 June 20

Flex Friday NO SCHOOL Grade 10 Orientation 7 pm PAT –Gr. 3 LA Part B Social 30 Field Test Sr. Council Hamburger Sale Math 9 Field Test Diploma –LA 30-1&2 Part A 9-11:30 Year-End Band Concert -7 pm Main Gym Hot Dog Day (s) Diploma –Social 30-1 & 2 Part A 9-11 PAT –Gr. 3 Math 9-10 Social 9 Field Test International Students to Heritage Park Elementary Trackmeet Last Day of School for T/Th Kinders Father’s Day Diploma –LA 30-1&2 Part B PAT –LA –Gr. 6 Part B 9-10 Last Day for DLC 2 Students Diploma –Soc. 30&33 Part B 9-11 PAT – Gr. 6 Math 9-10 Last Day for DLC 1 Students Last day of Classes for Jr/Sr- LOCKER CLEAN PAT –Gr. 6 Science 9-10:15 Last Day of School for M/W Kinders Last Hot Dog Day Grade 1 Field Trip to the Zoo

June 20 Diploma –Biology 30 June 20 PAT –Gr. 6 Social 9-10 June 21 Grade 9 Year-end Field Trip to West Edmonton Mall st June 21 1 Day of Summer June 21 Kindergarten Orientation June 24 Diploma –Chemistry 30 June 24 PAT –Gr. 9 Science 9-10:30 June 24 Grade 1 Field trip to Keiver’s Lake June 25 Diploma –Pure & Applied Math 30 June 25 Grade 3 Year-end Field Trip to Glenbow Museum June 25 PAT –Gr. 9 Math 9-10:30 June 26 Diploma -Physics 30 June 26 PAT- Gr. 9 LA Part B 9-10 June 26 Alternate Exam Date June 26 Grade 4 Year-end Field Trip to Atlas Coal Mine June 27 PAT –Gr. 9 Social June 27 Grade7/8 Year-end Field Trip June 27 Elementary Celebration of Learning June 27 Diploma –Science 30 June 27 Last Day of School June 28 Organizational/Professional Day -NO SCHOOL June 28 Jr/Sr Report Cards to be picked up before noon

2013 – 2014 School Fees ECS Resource Fee ECS Field Trip Fees Elementary Resource (1-6) Junior High Book Rental Senior High Book Rental Technology Fee Locker Rental (4-12) Grade 10 Phys. Ed. Fee Grade 11 Phys. Ed. Fee Grade 12 Phys. Ed. Fee Junior High Option Fees Sr. Cosmetology Sr. Home Ec. Sr. Ind. Ed. Jr. Student Union Fee Sr. Student Union Fee Yearbook (optional) Yearbook engraved –Add

$ 30.00 $ 10.00 $ 50.00 $ 60.00 $ 65.00 $ 10.00 $ 5.00 $ 35.00 $ 50.00 $ 50.00 $ 60.00 $ 50.00 $ 25.00 $ 25.00 $ 10.00 $ 10.00 $ 40.00 $ 5.00

LIBRARY CLOSING DATE The last library day for this school year is June 6th, 2013. It is very important that all library books are returned by June 6th. Please help your children remember to bring their books back. The librarian needs to have time to shelve all books correctly and do a complete inventory of all library materials. All textbooks are due when the students write their final exams. Textbooks will be collected as each exam is written. Thank you, Mrs. Anhorn

Tools for School As school wraps up and we welcome another summer, we are reminded of how quickly it will pass and “back to school� will be upon us again. Binders, backpacks, glue and calculators are just some of the many items needed by students in an effort to promote their academic success. Unfortunately, the price of school supplies can be a dreaded thought when faced with expenses that strain an already tight budget. In an effort to make the expenses of getting ready for school more bearable, the Tools for School program will be once again in operation throughout the Kneehill area. Donations for the Tools for School program can either be in the form of school supplies (most wanted items are large backpacks, pencil boxes, scientific calculators and binders) or given in the form of a cash donation. Please watch for donation boxes coming in August. To benefit from this program, or to donate, please call 403-443-3800. Donations made in the Kneehill area stay in the Kneehill area!

Three Hills School Kindergarten Orientation Kindergarten Orientation for the 2013-2014 school year will be held on June 21, 2013 in the Kindergarten Classroom. If you missed our Kindergarten Registration in April, please contact Amanda Bartsch at the Three Hills School to reserve your spot for Kindergarten Orientation.

Golden Prairie Parent Link invites you to‌ a FREE workshop for parents and children

Kindergarten, Here I Come! We will provide fun, interactive activities and take home resources that will help prepare you and your child for kindergarten. Date: Tuesday June 18th Time: 6:30-7:30 Place: Three Hills Community Center To register please call Marcy at‌ 403-854-8800

Camp was awesome!! On May 28 – 29 the DLC 2 class travelled to Camp Kindle in Water Valley for their very first overnight camp. For many of the students this was two days of firsts. The first time they ever went to overnight camp, the first time doing archery, the first time on a zip line. By all accounts it was a great success. The smiles really speak for themselves. A big thank-you to Mr. Yeo for coming along as our male supervisor and to Mrs. Meston and Mrs. Vickery for all their hard work. Thanks also to Miss. Scott our former student-teacher for tagging along. My favorite quote of the camp was, “ Can we come for two days next year!”

Junior High Magazine Sales We’d appreciate your support again in September when we KICK OFF our 2013 magazine campaign! The students and staff of Three Hills School would once again like to thank everyone who assisted in making our magazine subscription campaign a great success! Thank you again for helping us to reach our $3000.00 fundraising goal! Many of our students were the lucky recipients of over $1300.00 worth of cash and prizes throughout the campaign! Please remember that CCRP continues to honor the renewal prices offered to you from the publishing companies- simply attach the renewal offer to your magazine sales slip and pay the renewal price, instead of the listed price!!

All of your subscriptions are 100% guaranteed! If you HAVE NOT received your subscriptions, please address any service concerns to CCRP at 1-800-6655133 or by email service

Three Hills School Spring BBQ Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Lunch Time in the Common Area & Courtyard Prices $5.00 – Cheeseburger, Pop and Chips $3.00 – Cheeseburger$1.50 – Chips $1.25 – Pop

The Grade 9 Drink Project The Language Arts 9 classes are working on a Group Project that is the culminating activity for a unit of study on Advertising and Media. The students are responsible for creating their own beverage, marketing their product for 7 days, and then on Thursday, June 13th they will set up booths in the Common Area and do their best to sell as many glasses of their beverage as they can! The Advertising Campaign will be directed at students (k through 12) and staff at Three Hills School. If your son/daughter would like to join in the fun, they can bring a little spending money on June 13th to purchase some of the beverages. Drinks are priced between $0.50 and $2.00. (More specific information will be sent home to K – 3 classes). Any profit made through the Beverage Sales will go towards subsidizing the cost of the grade 9 year- end field trip. Thanks for helping to support the Grade 9’s in this exciting learning activity!! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Jody Lammle at or 403 443 5335.

Congratulations Class of 2013!


Future Plans

Jessica Omotese Aitanke

Plans to study engineering

Lawrenz Custodio Amoncio

Work for a year

Luke Timothy Anhorn

Attend U of A to study Engineering

Mack Bradley Bayes

Attend Olds college in the Fall in the TV Program

Madison Rae Buckland

plans to work for a year, hopefully pursue a career in Heath Care

Connor Joel Cunningham

Attend Heavy Equipment Operator School in Innisfail

Matthew Robert Dancey

Take a year off to work, enter the RCMP Program

Colton Shelby Denis

Attend U of C studying Sciences or do a Welding Apprenticeship, Pursue a music career, have fun

Erik Christopher Dugie

Travel to Europe, Australia & New Zealand. Work, & eventually get into Real Estate and Investments

Matthew David Dyck

Work for a while & go from there

Myles William Ezra Brittany Joyce Marie FairmanPatterson

Live with mom & find a job


Future Plans

Jessica Louise Clara Fortier

Attend Simon Fraser University, play varsity softball and study Business

Justin William George

Apprentice & attend RDC to become a Plumber

Bryanne Rose Halford

Move to Calgary to pursue nursing training possibly at Bow Valley College

Vanessa Angela Hanger

Conitnue her schooling at MRU & obtain a degree in Pre-Natal Care Nursing

Daryn Richard Hebert

Play Jr. Hockey. Apprentice as a power lineman or electrician & become a journeyman

Brady Owen Hoover

Plans on attending many social gatherings at SAIT while working towards his goal of being an NHL back-up goalie

Mohammad Saad Husain

Study Engineering @ U of C

Cory Edward Herbert Jensen

Take a year off, figure out what to do next

Allyson Denae Kahler

Work for a year, go to U of Nations in Kona, Hawaii

Nicole Coralie Kahler

Work for 2 years, move to either Kelowna or Vancouver and begin her Photography Career. Hopes to someday work for National Geographic.

Wenyu (Lynn) Lai

Travel to Great Britain, maybe back to Canada for further education at University of Lethbridge

Spencer Emmett Lang

Upgrade then attend RDC to take Transitional Vocational Program & hopefully work in a sports store

Sanne Lansink

Attend Red Deer College taking Medical Lab Assistant Program

Yan Luo

Start my University life at U of C

James Donald Manning

Hold a job somewhere-preferably not in rural Alberta. Play lots of video games

Charlotte Leslie Maxwell

With the world as her oyster, Charlotte dreams of traveling far & wide to learn new things without the restrictions of a desk

Julia Elizabeth McNeely

Attend Red Deer College in the Music Diploma Program

Bryan Glenn McRae

Take a year off for fun, attend RCMP Training Camp & become a Rural Police Officer

Scott Alexander Metzger

Combine in Australia this fall, become a famer

Elizabeth Rose Miller

pursue education in Psychology

Teanna Karoline Moar

Spend the Fall in Austria, come back to work & decide on a career

Shane Morten Moldrup

Attend RDC for 1 year, transfer to U of A to complete an Engineering Degree

Jordan Taylor Moos

Attend University of Lethbridge, get a Bachelor of Management & Major in Accounting

Shaniah Rachel Morris

Become a Tatoo Artist or do custom paint‌just to do art!

Cory Glen Nakaska

Attend RDC for carpentry

Ashleigh Marie Penner

Attend Lethbridge College in the Fall to study Environmental Sciences

Megan Victoria Regehr

Take a year off to work, attend SAIT and study radiology

Jay Patrick Reimer

Study Achitectural Technologies and later build & sell houses.

Rebecca Doreen Richards

Plans to become a Chef

Rhenzo Ray Candelaria Rodrigo

Become a professional Pilot

Katelyn Dawn Skotheim

Attend Mount Royal University in the Fall for a Business Degree, then Law Degree or MBA

Hanna Leigh Snelgrove

Play VB @ Olds College while enrolled in their veterinary medical receptionist program. Plan to enroll in Animal Health Tech

Kelci Marie Steen

Attend RDC to become a Cosmotology Teacher

Westley Joseph Svederus

Move to Red Deer to pursue employment

Alexander John Trentham

Attend U of C, attain a Science Degree and become a Researcher.

Taylor Patrick Van Cauwenberge

Have not made plans yet

Daniel Peter Weatherald

Take a year off to figure out what's next

Fungshai Wu Fangyuan Wu Shu Ting Wu

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