Lots ahead for Wheatland Crossing School
Many exciting new a venues are in store for students at Wheat land Crossing.
From welding to a new kitchen to a developing agriculture program involving a mini farm, students have ample opportunities to explore something different.
“We have our kitchen up and running, we call it the Coyote Kitchen and actually we received a grant from Alberta education that all of our Kindergarten to grade six students are going to receive a free lunch for the school year e very day,” said Principal Karen Smith.
A plant wall will be set up as well to carry on w ith an eco-conscious t heme. The new mini f arm will provide leading technology for high schools in the province.
“We’re going t o tr y to involve all t he st udents in some a spect but we w ant to have a little mini farm by mid spr ing her e t hat st udents c an t ake ow nership of,” said Smith. “We want to have some smaller livestock here in May and June and a functioning greenhouse.”
A g rand op ening is s et for Tuesday, S eptember 26 at 1:30 p.m. An yone is we l-come to visit the new site. “I think students are very comfortable in the building and everybody is now just a student of Wheatland Crossing–It doesn’ t matter where you come from ,” Smith continued.
The school is also planning on opening its doors to the public so that the facilities are continuously used and can build strong relationships with surrounding villages.
“For example, we already have some dance lessons that are going to be run out of here,” said Smith.
Joining the faculty this year is Ms. O las son teaching grade three and Mrs. Stephanie K enly t eaching junior and senior high math and s cience. Mrs . Y vonne Comstock w ill b e manning the newly equipped kitchen as well.
The s chool b egan cla sses in late May of this year with minor c onstruction t hat happened over the summer break.
Enrollment has since seen a slight increase in numbers and many are enjoying their fresh classrooms.
“It’s g reat, t here’s mor e space and it’s a beautiful facility. O ur s chool mot to is Outstanding in our f Feld,” said Smith.