New principal leads charge at MCS

The halls at Maymont School are once again full and active as a new school year begins.

We are pleased to welcome our new principal, Mr. Sean Lockwood. He has taught in several places around the world and comes to Maymont from the principalship in Air Ronge. He is residing in Blaine Lake.

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We are also pleased to have Mrs. Lindsay Munroe join our teaching staff. She will be teaching Kindergarten and Grade 1 until April. She grew up in Yorkton, attended the University of Saskatchewan and currently resides in North Battleford with her husband and two daughters, Emma, five years old, and Madelaine, nine months. She taught at The Spadina Learning Centre for two years, then at Chief Little Pine (Grade 1) for a year and a half.

Also joining our staff is new Educational Assistant Miss Heather Kuny. Heather resides in Maymont.

Our first week of school was busy with getting organized, discussing the events of the summer and preparing for a terrific year. As well, we had special dress-up days and activities at noon. These included: Rider Pride Day, Western Day, Crazy Hair Day, Twin Day and Hillbilly Day. Many students participated in the Jell-O-eating contest, jellybean spitting competition and three-legged and egg races.

A breakfast was held for staff, students and community members, Sept. 8. A delicious breakfast of fruit and muffins was enjoyed by all.

Welcome to our eight Kindergarten students: Kolten Gardiner, Seth McIntosh, Tristan Rempel, Logan Rookes, Raylene Rothenburger, Trae Schwartz and Rylan Voegeli. They bring our school's enrollment to 167 for the 2011 - 2012 school year.

The gymnasium is a very busy place as volleyball teams begin practising for the new season. Mrs. Olchowski and Mrs. Munroe coach the junior girls' team and Mr. Lockwood coaches the junior boys' team. Mrs. Nickell will coach the senior girls' team, and Mr. Nickell will coach the senior boys. All teams are looking forward to a fun-filled, active season.

The senior boys' soccer team and Mr. Nickell, their coach, have begun their season. They started the year with games in North Battleford and Rosthern.

The milk program will begin Oct. 3 and is organized this year by Mrs. Stott and Ms. Gillatt.

Noon hour intramurals are underway for elementary , junior and high school students.

We are pleased to have the school division's set of African drums in the school for a month. Students get a chance to try the drums and learn about another culture.

- Submitted by Maymont Central School staff

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