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    Athletics

    Coaching Support

    Sharks Athletics is headed into our fifth 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 Kirstin Johns-Bell by email at Kirstin.Johns-Bell@epsb.ca  or by phone (780) 392-3500.

    Athletic Teams at MSS

    (teams are offered pending student interest and coach availability)

    Cross Country – is a fall sport in which teams of runners race on open-air courses over natural terrain. The course may include surfaces of grass, and earth; pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills and flat ground. It is both an individual and a team sport as runners are judged on an individual basis and a points scoring method for teams. At M.S.S., we have girls and boys compete at cross country meets (Harriers and C.A.H.P.E.R.). Open to grades 4 - 9.

    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 6 – 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 6 - 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 6 - 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 6 - 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.

    Drawing Club – The drawing club originated thanks to the interest of our very talented students. The purpose of the club is to explore styles and techniques, along with developing the ability to express yourself through drawing. Comic book, basic animation and storytelling styles will also be analyzed. All grades are welcome to take part. Meetings will be happening over the lunch hour, and after school depending on the number of members.

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Since opening in September 2012, Michael Strembitsky School has developed a vision focused on authentic learning for a 21st century world. In an effort to reconceptualize teaching and learning, the Faculty at Michael Strembitsky School focuses on competency development as outlined in Inspiring Education and the new Ministerial Order for Student Learning.

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  • Volunteering

    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

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‌‌‌‌‌Be sure to check the "Parent Resources" page for 2016-17 school year start up information!

Please click for first day information:     First Day Procedues 2016-17


Pre-Enrolllment for the 2016-2017 School Year

Michael Strembitsky School has reached it's optimal enrollment limit for the upcoming school year.  As a result, we are only able to accommodate students who live in our primary attendance boundary. Thank you.

 

 

Mary Michailides and Mike Strembitsky

 June 2016‌

 

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!

In partnership,

Mary Michailides

 

Welcome

2016 - 17 Faculty 

 

DIVISION 1 FACULTY

Grades One - Three: Sharlene Bell, Tim Chow, Monika Couprie, Paula Guloien, Amy Hagman, Kimberley Harris, Teddy Hrycun, Karly Dziadyk, Emelia Johnson, Anita Lam, Michelle McCulloch, Tammy Pedersen, Julie Pries, Laura Simon, Cheryl Terry, Kyle Yakemchuk

DIVISION 2 FACULTY

Grades Four - Six:  Youssra Badr, Avery Bernett, Tanya Boyko, Waylon Chinski, Michelle Kershaw, Amanda Hagerman, Krista Hoogenboom, Natalie Johnson, Laura McGillivray, Ashley Smulski, Ashley Taschuk, Sandy Tong, Rianna van Egmond

JUNIOR HIGH FACULTY

Julie Arsenault, Brandi Devitt, Karen Dhaliwal-Bassi, Kirstin Johns-Bell, James Leskewich, Vanessa Moerike, Daren Patterson, Brent Sheehan

MUSIC/BAND FACULTY

Paul Ledding, Joanne Linden, Amber Schneider

SUPPORT STAFF FACULTY

Educational Assistants:  Charlotte Bullock, Yam Ghimire, Cheryl Henkelman, James Iwabuchi, Melissa LaMay, Micki Mayzel, Sandy McDonald, Cherie Ruttle, Valerie Westgate

Library Technician:  Jackie Martin

CUSTODIAL FACULTY

Head Custodian: Tej Pangli

Custodians: Russell Cagampan, Elpidio Castillo, Marc Crisostomo, Freddie Punzalan

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Principal: Mary Michailides

Assistant Principals: Vanessa LeCaine, Carla Babichuk

Curriculum Coordinator: Debbie Piasetsky

Graphic Designer and Artist in Residence: Flavio Rojas

Administrative Assistant - Business Office: Pat Grzech

Administrative Assistants - Main Office: Corrie Malek, Jessica McCafferty