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News from Roland Michener School

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If you’ve been wondering what has been going on at Roland Michener School lately, you’ve come to the right place. Vice principal Linnea Jones was good enough to provide us with an update of recent activities and it turns out there’s been quite a lot!
For starters, Alberta Health Services and MADD teamed up with the school’s wellness coaches to do a National Addictions Awareness Week presentation. Jones says they put students through “a series of ‘drunk goggles’ simulation activities,” designed to show students how vision, balance, coordination and reaction time can be impaired by alcohol.
“Students were also able to stop by booths showcasing the amount of sugar that is in each of their drinks, learn about standard drink sizes, and learn about the harmful effects of binge drinking.”
The student council is running a homeroom challenge aimed to collect toys for the Santas Anonymous program. They have identified the most-needed items as makeup brushes, hair brushes, rattles, board games, gift cards, headphones, stuffed animals, art supplies, colouring books, baby toys, nail polish, teething toys, blankets, Lego, journals, books and dolls.
Several students were awarded prizes for their participation in the Royal Canadian Legion’s 2016 Youth Remembrance Contests: Tiana Groskopf (1st in senior poetry), Berlyn Broadhead (2nd in junior colour poster), Mahed Riaz (2nd in senior poetry), Eriana Bura (1st in senior colour poster), Sasha Cryan (1st in senior black and white poster) and Lucy Pearson (2nd in senior colour poster).
Students and teachers are encouraged to visit www.legion.ca to find contest rules and forms, and to enter this year’s competition. The contest closes on December. 1.

Students try out ‘drunk goggles,’ that simulate the effects of alcohol in a program facilitated by Alberta Health Services and MADD.

Slave Lake Legion President Beth McDonald presents Roland Michener students Tiana Groskopf and Berlyn Broadhead with their certificates for their winning entries in the Legion’s Remembrance contest.

Staff and students played a challenge match on Nov. 15 to celebrate the end of volleyball season.

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