Several Grade 9 students participated in the Junior High Math Contest sponsored by Conoco and put together by the University of Calgary. This contest is open to all students in Junior High in Calgary with hundreds of students participating. Congratulations to all for their fine representation of St. Brigid School. A special congratulations to Kaiden Jobin who was one of the top 50 students. He will participate in the awards banquet on June 2nd.
32 Grade 9 students also participated in the Canadian Team Math Contest in May. This was a fabulous participation rate. Students worked on team questions as well as individual questions. Congratulations to all students! Well done.
The Greenators, the St. Brigid Environment Club, have been involved in several environmental initiatives this year. The Junior Greenators participated in Destination Conservation workshops with other Calgary schools where they learned how to take action and lead projects. They ran some challenges with the elementary students and participated in some challenges themselves.
The Senior Greenators put together an action proposal for water conservation and water education. They made a movie about water conservation issues. With funding provided by CEPF, the students were able to build several earth boxes to grow their own vegetables. By growing their own food, they can demonstrate how we can reduce our environmental footprint. This project will continue next year with students planting and maintaining the earth boxes as well as sharing in the harvest.
This project led to another also funded by CEPF. The school has built their own three bin composting system. The Greenators will guide students in the guidelines for good composting. This compost will be available to enrich our front gardens and will also allow us to reduce our load on the landfill. The compost system is just getting going and will be in full swing for the fall. We will be able to measure the reduction of our garbage while we enrich the soil in the front garden. A special thank you to Mr. Altrogge who built our beautiful compost bin.
Let’s Talk Science is a national program with the purpose of encouraging students to engage in science, technology, engineering and math. This year a team of students participated in the Let’s Talk Science challenge at the University of Calgary. The students studied various topics in science and math to prepare for the event. The challenge day included a game show and a design challenge. The St. Brigid team did very well and won the Spirit Award for the day. Congratulations to Zachary Kokot, Josiah Lansang, Angelica Markosky, and Aidan VanDyk for their hard work and representation of St. Brigid School.
Our Robotics Club represented St. Brigid School at the District Robotics Competition in late May. The team participated in five different challenges and were able to show their programming skills as well as their teamwork, collaboration, and problem solving abilities. Congratulations to our team of eight students: Carter Kokot, Brian Akolonu, Cayden Batten, Josiah Lansang, Zachary Kokot, Angelica Markosky, Kayla Rogers, and Aidan VanDyk.