Upcoming Grade 8 CTF Project
In early April, the Grade 8 students will work through an inter-disciplinary project focusing on “beauty.” The students will explore “beauty” through the Math, Language Arts, Science and Spanish language disciplinary lenses and the processes associated with the Career Technologies Foundations Program of Study. While rotating through the team of grade eight teachers,students will plan, design and create a project, and implement solutions for relevant real-life problems on the theme of beauty. The students will be provided with project details and important dates after Spring Break. The Grade 8 team of teachers promotes that parents talk to their student about the project, discuss the rich learning that is taking place and encourage the students’ enjoyment of this opportunity.
Snow shoe trip to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
Grade 7, 8 and 9 Environmental and Outdoor Education students traveled to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park for a Snow shoe field trip in late January. Students applied what they had learned in class regarding The Layering System to prepare themselves for the outdoors. Students learned about travel in snow shoes, Rockies ecosystems and played a game of Snowshoe hare and Lynx. We had a great day in the mountains!
Carburn Park Canoe Lessons
The trip to Carburn Park was really fun. We started off learning about our boat, and our instructors were giving us safety tips. We were equipped with a PFD (personal flotation device), a whistle, and a water scooper to scoop the water out of the boat. The instructors made 4 people for each canoe carry the canoes down to the water. There was a ramp that enters the pond so that we can push the cane into the water. The front person gets in first. Next, the back person will get in. We learned simple techniques to move our boat. The pry stroke begins with the paddle inserted vertically in the water. A gentle prying motion is applied away from the canoe. We also learned how to use the draw stroke, which starts away from the canoe and the paddle brought toward the canoe. We then rode around the pond and met back at our original spot. The last activity was a race. You had to go to the island and touch it with your paddle. Then, back to the dock. We eventually loaded our canoes back into the cage where we got them from and took the bus back home. That was a fun and enjoyable trip!
Written by: Parker W
Vision Board Assignment
Vision board assignment: students were asked to think about where they see themselves in 10 years. They had to do research on their future careers, in the cities they want to move/travel to, and on potential colleges/universities, they want to attend. They were then to create a vision board to help them concentrate and maintain focus on future life goals. Students had a blast completing the project and presenting it!
Trip to Mt. Yamnuska
By Sophia L
This October, I went to Mt. Yamnuska as a school field trip. It was a very pleasant trip. Here I will share some of my experiences. First of all, be prepared; there are no washroom facilities except for a small outhouse at the beginning of the trail. Once you are prepared, you can start your journey through the path leading to the mountain. The first part of our day was a hike to a cliff, with several stops for games and snacks. One of the games was about learning the different species of plants in the forests. We would have to find the species that our guide named. Once we found the species, the guide would show us the correct species. Later on, we were at a steep, rocky incline, which was hard to climb. Many of my classmates tripped. However, the climb was manageable. Luckily the weather was nice and sunny. There was plenty of chatter among us during the hike, as the guide had said that making noise would alert the animals about our presence. That way the animals wouldn’t be scared. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any wild animals on this trip I would have loved to see some wild deer and perhaps a cute bear cub. Finally when we got to a cliff which was our destination, I drank in a beautiful view. Although my legs were tired and I had goosebumps because of the height, it was breathtaking. I could see all the scenery below in a panoramic view. After having lunch, we set on the course back. On the way, we made a detour to see a lake. It was a peaceful place with a background of the mountain where we had just been to. It was amazing to see from the ground level how high I had hiked. (See the photos below) The guide taught us a lot of things. One thing that I learned was about kinnikinnik. It is a small, resilient little plant with waxy leaves and bright red berries. In older times it was used to grind with tobacco. The trip was fun and adventurous. It was something new that I have never done. I would love to go again to Mt. Yamnuska.
Lake with Mt. Yamnuska in backgound
HALLOWEEN AND "WE SCARE HUNGER'
Throughout October, the grade 9 leadership students were hard at work planning and organizing various Halloween activities leading up to the Halloween dance on October 31st. Kicking things off was the candy gram campaign to help raise funds for future student events and activities. The original target was to raise $400, but through the selling of 250 candy grams, they surpassed their original target and raised a total of $500. Some of those funds were used to purchase decorations to transform the front foyer into a fun and welcoming Halloween space along with fun giveaways for students during the Halloween dance. Senator Patrick Burns also partnered with the Calgary Food Bank on their “We Scare Hunger” campaign, filling almost four boxes of food donations during the Halloween dance, gracias Broncos! >span >En total fue un buen día de las brujas para los estudiantes de Senator Patrick Burns.
Written by Teagan Y & Sra. San Juan.
DIA DE MUERTOS
Terry Fox Run – Fri. Sept. 28
SPB held their first 2018 -2019 school-wide event on Friday, September 21 - the Terry Fox Run. Each year, all across Canada, students run to raise money for cancer research. This year, the grade nine leadership students and Athletic Council organized the event and the run was led by the cross country and soccer teams. In the week leading up to the run, the Leadership students organized the Toonies for Terry drive in which SBP students helped raise $445.00 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Fue un día que realmente mostró nuestro orgullo Bronco.
¡Que Pasa! ¡Que Show!
On May 7, 2018, Spanish bilingual program school students from across the CBE came together at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for an evening in celebration of Spanish language, music and culture. Twelve Spanish bilingual schools were represented by over 750 student performers in an extravaganza of song, dance and art.
Audience members were treated to a program that included songs from various Latin American countries and Spain as well as traditional dances from Spanish-speaking countries. The grand finale was a special treat with all performers filling the stage and aisles to sing together – accompanied by a jazz combo from William Aberhart High School.
Many thanks go out to the organizers of this event, in particular - CADME (Canadian Association for the Development of Music Education) - for their financial and logistical support.