Grade 9 tours concluded yesterday with our guests from Bob Edwards and Dr. Gordon Higgins. Thank you ALL for your help in welcoming our future Patriots and sharing with them, our wonderful Programs and Culture. Special thanks to Ms. Davidson for organizing the tours, Mr. Mason and his tech crew for lights and sound, Mr. Longlitz and his great Leadership Students/Tour Guides, Ms. Nottell and her superb Dance Students and Ms. Riben and her amazing Vocal Jazz Singers.
An audience viewpoint amongst our guests from Bob Edwards and Dr. Gordon Higgins. Vocal Jazz!!
Pearson’s Dance Troupe!!
Drop by the Main Foyer display cases to see some outstanding indigenous art by Elder Randy Alexander from the Siksika Nation. If you look carefully, you will see many hidden images.
And are these students looking forward to the winter break??? Hmmmmmm!!!
And tonight is our Annual Winter Concert at 7pm – Morgan, Jan, Steve and I personally invite you to attend. Hope to see you there!!
This past weekend in Athletics was remarkable for Patriots Athletics! Our Wrestling team won 17 medals at the Forest Lawn Tournament with teams from around the province. The team also had many top 6 results that we should be very proud about. In the past two weekends, Patriots Wrestlers have been on the podium, while representing the Pearson spirit that makes us the Best School in the City! Congratulations to the Athletes and coaches Ms. Marsh, Mr. Witt, Ms. Csikos, and Ms. Byrgesen.
Also this weekend, the Sr Girls and Sr Boys basketball teams travelled to Medicine Hat. Our Sr Girls lost in the Consolation Final, while the Sr Boys were crowned Tournament Champions. Amazing efforts teams! Congratulations to the athletes and coaches (Sr. Girls) Mr. Blum, Mr. Madsen, Ms. Paquette, Mr. Honywood, (Sr Boys) Mr. Minhas, and Mr. Wheaton.
ACCESS students getting into the Christmas spirit building Gingerbread houses and decorating cookies with the help of Leadership Students.
Ali, Malaica and Julian are selling tickets for the Royal Winter Dance on December 20th
Student Council members Parv, Parman, Raiyan and Matthew are collecting food, clothing, toys and donations for those less fortunate. Be sure to make a contribution.
And looking for a unique and ‘Green’ stocking stuffer. See Jr. Achievement mogul Aveneel in the School Store. His product is a Seed Pencil. Once your pencil is too short to sharpen you can plant it and grow a flower. Pretty Cool!!
A very special community event supported by Pearson staff and students: The Pineridge Community Safety walk for diversity (anti-racism). The walk was a joint effort of community stakeholders, including teachers and students from Pearson. It ended with a chili supper at the United Church behind our school.
Ann Lieske is our Career Practitioner: These are 2 of her dual credit carpentry students who take classes at SAIT!!
And we welcomed the staff and students from Clarence Samson for a tour of the school to learn about all the amazing Opportunities for Learning at Pearson.
The Dance Troupe put on a great show for our guests as did our Concert Choir.
Design Studio – part of the tour
Culinary Arts – part of the tour
Sports Medicine – part of the tour
Much to be proud of in our Community of Patriots!!!
Whether on Lunch, Spare or Success Block, students can and do make their learning visible.
Finance Management students balancing credits, debits, profits and expenditures through wheeling and dealing in Monopoly.
Youth Volunteer Club members: Tommy, Gerard, Cynthia, Kelly and Yohann selling Candy Grams this week in the Cafeteria.
Blood Donor Club members Raina and Anoop, signing up new donors. See them in the Cafeteria to answer questions. Tis the season to donate.
Our wonderful Leadership Students working side by side with our ACCESS Class.
Smiles all around!!!
Wrestling ruled the day on Friday with Pearson’s Rookie Tournament. Lots of staff and student volunteered to make this event a highlight.
Great sportsmanship on display!!!
This young man looked after the Coaches Room.
And these Leadership Students sold lots of Pizza at the concession.
Thanks to coaches Lindsay Marsh-Walters, Myles Gibbs, Mike Witt and Lisa Byrgesen and Cody Longlitz – our leadership mentor.
It was the Swim & Dive City Championships at Repsol Centre yesterday. Many of our athletes were proudly wearing their comfy Red Swim Hoodies. Coaches Evan Candido, Kathryn Riben & Mark Mason said it was a great meet with many PBs.
Thanks coaches & athletes. Pearson Pride at its best!
These are the stock market traders in Wayne Eng’s Finance Club; which meets on the first Tuesday of each month. The students learn basic financial literacy – example: budgeting, debt, interests (simple vs compound) Rule of 72, the various investment vehicles – example: mutual funds, bonds, stocks & exchange traded funds to help them achieve their future financial independence.
Start of the Annual D4 Basketball Tournament after school yesterday. Singing of O Canada was outstanding!!!
First Match featured our Sr Girls. Our 1st win over the Lords from Beaverbrook.
Second Match featured our Sr Boys. Our 1st win over the Lakers from Chestermere.
Half time feature our Dance Students. Wait for it………………
Wait for it……………….. Boom!!!!!!!!!
A great start to the season. Thanks to all the staff and students who made this a reality.