Reopening of beaches and playgrounds provides some relief

Unity News


In our past life, we would have been feeling the excitement of school kids as they enjoyed track meets, outdoor activities, field trips and graduation preparation. All of this has changed, however recent announcements of more openings including beaches and playgrounds are some good news stories. Please don’t lapse in vigilance when participating in any of this and maintain social distancing and proper cleaning procedures.

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UCHS hosted a virtual newcomers’ night for incoming Grade 7s from both UPS and St. Peter’s School. UCHS report cards are being sent out June 22nd.

UCHS virtual graduation ceremony is June 26. Help these student celebrate as they form up for a safe, socially distanced parade that day starting at 7 p.m.

Congratulations to Living Sky School Division long-term service awards recipients: Larry Johnstone, who retired bus driving after 37 years of service; Mrs. Clark, five years; Mrs. Bick, 15 years; and all of the following who reached silver anniversary awards in their careers at UCHS ‑‑ Mrs. Gilbert, Mrs. Loadman, Mr. Parker and Ms Van de Meutter.

UCHS held a virtual awards night online with multiple award winners including 46 per cent of their students earning the honour roll award. You can see a complete list of award winners for this event in the Unity-Wilkie Press Herald.

Unity Public School has announced Mr. Laturnus will be taking a year leave from the vice-principal position. Mr. Gieni will take his position for the next year. LSSD has announced that supplemental learning will end by June 16. This will give staff time to plan for the fall and wind up the year writing reports and other tasks. There will be no final report card for students as the one received in March will be the final report. Starting the week of June 8, each grade will be highlighted in a short video to celebrate year-end for each classroom, and these will be shared through Google classroom or See Saw as well as the UPS Facebook page. At this point, UPS does not have an idea of what the fall is going to look like. However, the staff will be working hard to prepare for whatever scenario is presented. Further communication regarding school in the fall will be communicated by LSSD.

St. Peter’s School will also end supplemental learning June 16. The biggest change for the fall will be that Mr. Volk has accepted a position at Light of Christ Catholic Schools in North Battleford so a new principal, yet to be announced, will be taking the helm at St. Peter’s school

Congratulations to John Gottschalk who celebrated a remarkable milestone as he reached 50 years with Compass Minerals (formerly Sifto). John is the plant manager at the Unity facility.

Thank you to the Unity Knights of Columbus who donated more than $3,000 to the Unity Food Bank from two different campaigns.

Here’s hoping this finds you all safe, healthy and socially distanced. Until next week ...

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