Tyler Linell

Journey Middle School off to a great start

School students participate in Tour de Rock, Terry Fox and beach events

  • Oct. 7, 2015 7:00 a.m.

September went by fast for all the kids and teachers at Journey Middle School.

We got off to a great start with our back to school barbecue. We had tons of fun and great food. Thanks to the Sooke Lions Club for the free hotdogs, it was greatly appreciated.

The fun kept going with Beach Day for all grades which influenced team building and social skills. The Grade 6 students travelled to French Beach and had a great time, the Grade 7 students went to Aylard farms and spent the day in the sun and the Grade 8 kids hiked down to Mystic and explored the beach.

The school students and staff ran 5,373 kilometres in the Terry Fox Run. Students ran the five kilometre run in support of Terry and cancer research.

Nick Heslop beat our school record for the Terry Fox Run with a time of 18 minutes and 19 seconds. First place for the girls went to Irina Karassev and Zoe Evans who crossed the finish line hand in hand with a time of 22 minutes and 30 seconds. That’s amazing!

After the race, four bold students, who have been raising money for Cops for Cancer, got up and had their heads shaved in front of everyone. First one up was Christian Zakharchuk who raised $135. Next, was Alexsei Guetre who raised $200. After that, was Tyler Linell who raised $550. Last, but definitely not least, was Chris Piataowski who raised an outstanding $935! Everyone was so proud.

This was a great first month of the school year and we know the fun will just keep coming.

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Article written by Allana Garat, Marin Clarkston and Holly Conwright.

 

 

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