Bluffton school begins new year

School population up at Bluffton School and new media lab is now being offered to students

 

Bluffton School is back in full swing with two new teachers on board and a larger student population in the classrooms.

Kelly Granville has joined the staff at Bluffton School and is teaching Grades 2/3.

“I love teaching elementary (students),” she said. “It is my favourite place to be.”

Shannon Durocher has also come on board and is teaching junior high math and science.

Roxanne Anderson is on leave.

Principal Terry Hoganson said student population has increased from 114 to 122 students.

He is looking forward to the new school year, noting the school will continue to move forward with Wolf Creek Public School’s vision of providing excellent learning environments for all students with a focus on literacy.

This year the school will offer a new media lab featuring a new green screen and related devices for video creation and editing, 3D printer, lego robotics, robots and a Little Bits Library for machine and robot creation.

Due to budget restraints, Bluffton School will not continue to provide the 1:1 Chromebook environment and students in Grades 5 to 9 are encouraged to bring their own learning support device to school. The Wolf Creek parent purchase program is also available to purchase such as device.

On Tues., Sept. 27 at 12:45 p.m. Fred Fox (Terry Fox’s brother) will visit the school to present a 35-year banner and provide a short presentation.

The Terry Fox Run will be held on Thurs. Sept. 29. This is the school’s 37th year of participating in the run.

Hoganson is proud of his school and its participation in the Terry Fox Run, noting the students from Kindergarten to Grade 2 run or walk five kilometers and students from Grades 3 to 9 complete 10 kilometers.

Last year around $4,000 was raised through the run and Hoganson said he is hopeful that goal will be met again this year.

“It really is a family, community event,” he said.