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  • Athletics


    Coaching Support

    Sharks Athletics is headed into our seventh year. We have had several teams not only go to City Championships, but win City Championships! To help our school grow athletically and promote school spirit,  we are looking for support from our community.

    We know that there is a vast coaching expertise in our community and we have been lucky to have many volunteer coaches assist us in making our athletics program a success.  Interested in helping out at MSS this year?  Volunteer coaches will be responsible  solely for development of skills in practices, and coaching games, each team will have a teacher sponsor which will chaperone your league and tournament play. Administrative duties will be taken care of by the teacher sponsor and/or the Athletics Department.

    If you would like to sign up as a volunteer coach, please contact Brent Sheehan by  email at Brent.Sheehan@epsb.ca  or by phone (780) 392-3500.

    Athletic Teams at MSS

    (teams are offered pending student interest and coach availability)

    Running Club – Running Club at M.S.S. “runs” throughout the indoor season. During the colder winter months, Shark students will train indoors at school and compete at the Butter-dome located on the U of A campus and the Harrier races at the Kinsmen Centre. During this season, students have the opportunity to compete against other schools athletes across Edmonton. M.S.S. students, both male and female, can compete in all track events from the fast paced individual sprint, to the team relays. All levels of abilities are encouraged to join.  Our goal is to help each runner achieve their personal best, developing their athletic abilities to realize their full potential. All you need is a positive attitude and some Shark personality. Grades 4 - 9 welcome.

    Soccer - Outdoor soccer runs in the month of September.  At MSS, we run a co-ed team with practices twice per week and games once or twice per week.  Soccer begins the second week of school so it is a great chance to get involved in school athletics early in the year.

    Volleyball – The Volleyball season runs from September to early December. Practices are twice a week and games are usually once per week.  Each team typically plays in a variety of tournaments to develop skills throughout the season. Tryouts are open to all students in grade 7 – 9, boys and girls – no experience necessary.  

    Basketball - Basketball runs from early December until mid-March.  Like volleyball, practices are typically twice per week with games once per week. Teams have the opportunity to participate in tournaments through the season.  Tryouts are open to all students in grades 7 - 9, boys and girls - no experience necessary.

    Badminton - Badminton runs from March - May.  Students can compete a singles, doubles and mixed doubles in either the junior or senior division.  Tryouts are open to students in grades 7 - 9 and practices are typically 2 times per week with games scheduled once per week. Badminton is open to both girls and boys. No experience necessary.

    Track and Field - The Track and Field program is integrated into the grade 7 - 9 Physical Education curriculum.  In May, a school-wide track meet takes place at J. Percy Page High School.  Qualifying athletes then move on to the Zone track meet against other schools in the south-west zone and then may even move on to City Championships.  The season runs from mid-April to early June.

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities



    A variety of extracurricular opportunities are currently offered at Michael Strembitsky School during the noon hour or after school. These opportunities are cross-graded and voluntary. Extracurricular opportunities provide students with enriched educational experiences to enhance learning and to build upon our students’ varying interests.



    Eco Team - The Eco Team runs the school’s beverage recycling program. Proceeds from this effort have been used to support the World Food Program, the World Wildlife Fund and the Rainforest Coalition. Check out the recycling room door to see specifics of some of the programs supported to date. Our dedicated members truly make a difference in our global community!

    Grades 2-3 and 4-6 Choirs – If you enjoy singing, then join a Michael Strembitsky School Choir!  Choir rehearses once a week and learns choral music to sing at both in and out-of-school performances.  New members are accepted throughout the year, so come out and make a beautiful choral sound!

    Handbell Ensemble – Our Handbell Ensemble is a dedicated group of Division 2 and 3 students who meet once a week to learn the art of bell-ringing.  Handbells are an excellent way to improve music literacy while making exquisite music!  The Handbell Ensemble works on a variety of repertoire to perform throughout the year.

    Library Club – We have a great group of volunteers from grades five and six. Their enthusiasm for reading, books and helping our Learning Commons to run more efficiently is contagious, their commitment is sincerely appreciated and their collaboration and leadership skills are commendable.

    Art Club- Michael Strembitsky Schools hosts Art Club for division 2 and 3 students.  Budding artists meet weekly at lunch in the Art Studio to explore and experiment with a variety of art styles, techniques, and mediums. The teacher leaders engage the students in mini-lessons and games, and also encourages members to show and share their own unique creations and art styles.  The MSS Art Club is a fun and safe place for all artists to share their passion and learn new skills.

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  • Volunteering


    Michael Strembitsky School values the contributions of our parent groups and parent volunteers. Together we work to promote the well-being and effectiveness of our students and programs. If you can spare even a half hour a week, or a day once a month - let us know what your interests are. We value any contribution you are able to make! Volunteering in our school is one way for parents to show their children that they value their education.

    All visitors and volunteers are asked to enter the school building through the front door and to report to the school office upon entering and leaving the school. All visitors and volunteers are asked to wear a visitor/volunteer badge while they are in the school, and to sign in and out of the office. All volunteers must complete the district's volunteer form prior to working within the school or supervising a field trip.


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Principal's Message

Information for the 2019-2020 School Year:

Michael Strembitsky School is full due to continued growth in the surrounding neighbourhoods. The school will only offer Grades 2-9 for the 2019-2020 school year. Learn more about the attendance area changes at Michael Strembitsky School
Edmonton Public Schools is monitoring our school's enrolment and the number of school-aged children in the area.  The District is hopeful that new schools in the area will allow enrolment patterns to settle over the coming years so Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes can come back to MSS.
Please note that Michael Strembitsky School will have closed attendance boundaries for the 2019-2020 school year.  We will only be able to take students who live in our attendance area (Summerside East) or those students currently grandfathered or have siblings who are continuing to be enrolled at MSS for the 2019-2020 school year. 
Please note:  Michael Strembitsky School does not host an Open House for our community as we are closed boundaries.

Dear Students, Parents, Guardians and Community Members,

Welcome to Michael Strembitsky School!

At Michael Strembitsky School, our priority is student growth and success. We believe that educating our students is a collective responsibility. Through a collaborative approach in working together with you as partners, we will maximize the potential of all students. We are committed to providing a positive learning environment that will foster and support high academic and behavioral expectations, capitalizing on the value of relationships as we delve deeper into our work.

We focus on creating an inviting and inclusive school community where diversity is celebrated and valued, where relationships are nurtured. Emphasis is placed on creating an environment where students feel capable, connected and contributing members in our school community and society in meaningful and fulfilling ways.

In an effort to ensure all students are successful, faculty will use a differentiated approach to teaching. This approach includes thoughtful planning, strategic assessment of learning outcomes, and targeted, flexible instruction. Classroom teaching will be a blend of whole class, group, partner, and individual instruction. Students will be provided with a multiple opportunities to make sense of ideas and information, practice new skills, and to demonstrate what they have learned.

As a faculty, we provide challenging and engaging curricular learning within and across subject disciplines. Students are engaged in learning and service projects that rely upon and strengthen human spirit and imagination. As a school, we design and embrace projects that allow students to engage in in-depth study of real-world problems that they care about and are interested in. Such opportunities to harness students' passion to explore problems or projects that affect their lives and the lives of their friends and family, enable our students to become experts across subjects, use 21st  century skills, and to collaborate with others at school and beyond to devise innovative solutions. Project learning allows students to cultivate meaningful and memorable knowledge within authentic contexts for learning.

At Michael Strembitsky School, we have access to new technologies that will serve as powerful tools for students to access, search, analyze, store, manage, create and communicate information and knowledge. These technologies support our focus on learning, thinking, communicating, collaborating, and working in much more powerful, personalized, integrated, connected and efficient ways.

We believe that success is best achieved in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. This will allow for a climate that supports relationship building and authentic partnerships among students, faculty, parents and community members. We believe that these relationships are integral to supporting students' academic learning, fostering students' citizenship skills, and ensuring student responsibility.

Please check this web site regularly for updates on our work.

We are looking forward to a great year with our students, families and all partners in education!

Chad Sheppard







2018-19 FACULTY:


Grade two: Monika Couprie, Cheryl Terry, Danika Hopkins

Grade three: Tim Chow, Kimberley Harris, Karly Dziadyk,Tammy Pedersen, Paul Ledding, Puja Chakkalakal, Teresa Hesse Miller


Grade four: Laura Simon, Ashley Taschuk, Angie Barron, Michelle Kershaw

Grade five: Avery Bernett-Johnson, Meaghan Stewart, Amanda Hagerman, Sandy Tong, Kyle Yakemchuk, Wanda Pedersen

Grade six: Tanya Boyko, Kelly Boudreau, Peter Uitvlugt, Lisa LaFrance, Megan Pop


Grades seven - nine:  Karen Dhaliwal-Bassi, Amber Schneider, James Leskewich, Vanessa Moerike, Daren Patterson, Brent Sheehan, Waylon Chinski, Julie Arsenault, Luke Nakonechny, Zahra Liberty-Branco, Apryl Evans-Bill


Music: Paul Ledding, Angela Lee

Band: Amber Schneider


Educational Assistants:  Charlotte Bullock, Yam Ghimire, Cheryl Henkelman, James Iwabuchi, Melissa LaMay, Micki Mayzel, Sandy McDonald, Cherie Ruttle, Kim Gruman, Gabriela Toledo, Deborah Young, Lana Zazelenchuk, Marie Carabuena-Damayo

Library Technician:  Sarah Jensen

Success Coach: Derek Warwick


Head Custodian: Tej Pangli

Custodians: Ferdinand Abelar, Elpidio Castillo, Marc Crisostomo, Freddie Punzalan


Principal: Chad Sheppard

Assistant Principals: Michelle McCulloch, Brent Bigney

Curriculum Coordinator: Shan Murray

Administrative Assistant - Business Office: Pat Grzech

Administrative Assistants - Main Office: Corrie Malek, Susan McWhinnie