On February 22, 2017 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the GVC Gymnasium, the community is invited to attend a Budget Exhibition. This Come & Go event will feature student musical performances and over 20 exhibitors (no speeches) showcasing the outstanding programs, students and staff supported by the annual division budget. As part of the exhibition, the Board will host a separate budget exhibit focused on the GVSD budget. Everyone is encouraged to come out to see the great educational activities taking place in the division, engage in conversation with trustees, staff and students, and enjoy refreshments provided by the NPC baking program.
Congratulations to all students and staff who took part in the Winkler Elementary Fitness Challenge during the month of January. It was amazing to see the participation, effort, and improvement that was shown over the month by so many!
The results are in from the fitness competitions (continuous jumps, forearm planks, wall sits, and chair dips):
In the grade 1 – 3 category the winning class with an overall average score of 357.725 was 3A. 3A students averaged the following scores in each event – 1011.13 jumps, 102.722 seconds of planking, 293.158 seconds of wall sits, and 23.89 chair dips!
In the grade 4-6 category with an overall average of 378.25 was 6S. Students from 6S averaged 1193 jumps, 106 seconds of planking, 190 seconds of wall sits, and 24 chair dips.
Finally, in the grade 7 & 8 category with a dominating average score of 536.745 was 7R. Students in 7R averaged 1570.4 jumps, 131.474 seconds of planking, 414.105 seconds of wall sits, and 31 chair dips.
The winning classes all received a Simply Fit Exercise Board as a class prize as well as an individual prize for each student. Thanks again to all who participated in the Winkler Elementary Fitness Challenge!
The 2016 WES Boys Volleyball team was one of the top teams in the zone all year. With a solid group of athletes returning from last year’s championship team, and new recruits eager to work hard, the boys improved as individual players and learned to work well as a team despite the short season. The team played some of their best volleyball of the year at the final tournament. After advancing to the playoffs and winning their quarterfinal match, the team lost an intense and extremely close semi-final match. Congratulations to the boys on a great season!