Busy time at Journey Middle School

Halloween, Remembrance assembly among many activities celebrated at school

October is always an exciting month and it’s especially great at Journey Middle School with several events over the last few weeks.

On Oct. 20 some girls at our school went to Power of Being a Girl at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre.

Students from different schools came to do activities such as yoga, stress-buster, kickboxing and rocking the awkward. They were provided with lunch and souvenirs such as water bottles and a pin.  It was a really great program that celebrated the greatness in girls and we thank the organizers for having us.

The student council organized a Halloween dance which was hosted in the gym on Oct. 29.

Almost everyone wore a costume and the following students were recognized for their excellent costumes: Noah H. for best make-up; Christian Z. for most scary; Weston W. for most funny; Paige S. for most creative; Cole, Clarke M. And Olivia C. for most realistic; Reilly R. and Madison T. for cutest; Gemini R. and Shaylin S for most traditional; Maddy F. for most original; Jordan C. for best homemade costume; and Emily T and Amelia B. for best jack-o-lanterns.

Earlier in the day Mr. Elm and Mr. Hopkin’s classes carved more than 80 pumpkins to help raise money for the Sooke Family Resource Centre.

The pumpkins were lit up and displayed at a local house.

We had an expert carver come into show a few classes how to carve pumpkins in a very unique way.  A special thanks to community member Karen Webb.

Nov. 10 Journey students and staff held a Remembrance Assembly.  Several students read poems and sang songs.

Our band played O’Canada and we had a student play a solo on her violin and another student play a solo on the piano.

The best part was our guest speaker, Joe Danylenko, and gave us a lovely speech about remembering the people who served us and who continue to serve us.

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Submitted by Journey Middle School students Makenna Sale and Mackenzie Seamen.

 

 

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