Medstead Mirror

September 2021

Principal's Pen

First of all I would like to welcome everyone back to the building. In a time of uncertainty it has been a real breath of fresh air to return to the school, classroom, and the extracurricular activities that I will never take for granted again. While I realize things aren’t exactly what everyone would hope for, watch students in the classroom, outside and gym being able to participate in activities, organized and not, is something we have been missing.

As we work our way into the school year we have started volleyball, cross country, and soccer as well as some golf. These are just a few of the opportunities for kids as we are also doing spirit days and open gym. The energy level is coming back into the adults and the kids as this is a building that has been built on strong academics that are assisted and strengthened by opportunities outside of the classroom.

I want to thank the community who, for the most part, have really helped us provide the best we could for our students. I was worried that apathy may start to set in after a year of restricted ability to be involved, but the first staff meeting showed that people are ready to go, and just want to give the opportunities back to the kids as much as possible.

Over the next while we may have to make adjustments to the way we do things with many of the decisions beyond our control, but if we have to adjust in order to keep offering the extras then we are more than willing to do that. We need to be flexible in order to be able to meet the needs of the students both in the classroom and out. We also need to be prepared for possible at home learning in at least short spurts so please make sure you student is able to log in to their account before the day comes when they are at home and unable to. If you have any questions it is always good to ask them ahead if possible.

Once again, thank you for your support and we will continue to do everything we can for all of our students.

Greg Knot

Medstead Central School Staff

Pre-K / Kindergarten - Mrs. Lisa Knot

Grade One / Two - Mrs. Shannon Mann

Grade Two / Three - Miss Brianne Arsenault - Mrs. Brigitte Johnson (maternity leave)

Grade Four / Five - Mr. Josh Hill

Grade Six/Seven/Phys Ed – Miss Annette Benson - Mrs. Tara Haryung

Grade Eight / Nine - Mrs. Nissa Shiell

Grade Ten & Senior Math - Mr. Dean Findlay

Grade Eleven - Mr. Brett Goller

Grade Twelve - Mrs. Janett Franson - Mr. Fletcher Bumphrey (student teacher intern)

Administrative Assistant - Ms. Pam Sommerfeld

Library Aide - Ms. Bonnie Deuel

Janitorial - Mrs. Bonnie Lybeck - Mrs. Marjorie Klassen - Ms. Bonnie Deuel

Educational Assistants - Mrs. Patti Edwards - Mrs. Lynn Moore - Mrs. Brenda Robertson

Principal - Mr. Greg Knot

Vice Principal - Mrs. Rae Short

School Counselor - Avril Keller

Division Board Trustee - Mr. Ken Arsenault

School Community Council

- Mrs. Lynn Moore-Chairperson

- Cara McClean

- Brigitte Johnson

- Evelyn Dezic

- Heather Pederson

- Nissa Shiell

- Adel Steinhardt

- Janett Franson

- Kathy Lange

- Vangie Loewen

- Pam Sommerfeld

- Greg Knot

- Rae Short

Staff Updates

Josh Hill

Hi, my name is Josh Hill. This is my first year at Medstead School as a teacher. As a former student of the building, I know how excited the kids are to be back and I cannot wait to work them and help them learn. I will be teaching grade 4/5 ELA and Social Studies. As well as Math 8, 9, and 10. I look forward to a fantastic year!
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September Birthdays


Shaylin ~ Caileigh ~ Paris ~ Brooke ~ Madison ~ Jesse ~ Cain ~ Zachary


Mrs. Moore ~ Mrs. Edwards

Chase the Ace is back! Playground Fundraiser

Tickets can be purchased at these locations:

Medstead Hometown Grocery

Ubettcha's Tavern

G-Mac's AgTeam


Glaslyn Agencies

The Liquor Nook

Rabbit Lake Hotel

Medstead Central School

$5 per ticket

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Lakeland Library News

Hours of Operation:

Tuesdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fridays 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Librarian: Alison Fonos 306-342-4988

September 2021 School Calendar

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