Gordon F. Kells High School Cougar Corner

The Student Leadership Team has planned a fun and festive 12 Days of Christmas. Each day there will be Christmas-themed spirit days and games including an Ugly Sweater Day, Pancake Breakfast, Name that Tune, and Cookie decorating. Calendars are posted on our Instagram page (@gfk.slt) and around the school.

The Mosaic Meal (Potluck) will again be held on the last day before the break, Friday, December 21st.  Each student is asked to bring enough food for 5 - 6 people according to the grade’s category. The food is to be brought on the Friday, between 11:30 AM and 11:55 AM. Warming up the food at school is not possible, so please bring it ready to serve. The meal starts at noon. The categories are: Grade 7, Chinese food; Grade 8, Mexican food; Grade 9, Italian food; Grade 10, Ukrainian food; Grade 11, appetizers; Grade 12, desserts; Grade 7-12 Filipino students, Filipino food. Please remember to avoid nuts in your meal preparations.  Food Bank donations have also started to come in. The class which brings in the most food items, eats first at the Mosaic Meal. The most needed food items include: peanut butter, canned meats, canned fish, all kinds of beans, powdered or canned milk, and canned vegetables and fruits.

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Check out the school website to find out how the newly wrapped Cougar Van came to be. G.F. Kells Website (https://www.secpsd.ca/school/GFKells).

Gordon F Kells Community calendar (formerly the Lion's calendar) is being developed. Advertising can be purchased for $50. Birthdays and anniversaries can be submitted and will be included in the calendar with the purchase ($20) of a calendar. Send information to kellscommunitycalendar@gmail.com

In this reporting period report cards were sent home to grade 7 – 9 parents, but we will not be sending report cards out to 10 – 12 parents because they can access student results and attendance on-line at any time.  It was great to see so many parents, guardians, and students out for Student Led Conferences. Remember, if you ever want to set up an interview with one of your child’s particular teachers, please contact the school.

To get your 2017/2018 Yearbook (or your 2016/2017 Yearbook), check out the link on the G.F. Kells Website (https://www.secpsd.ca/school/GFKells).

Staff and Students are selling 2 Broke Gals soup mixes as a school fundraiser. The campaign will run from November 8th to 23rd. Funds raised will go towards weekly student spirit activities, decorating for holidays, our Dickens Parade float and annual Spring Dance. If you would like to help support our school, please seek out any of our students.

“GFK is looking for basketball officials to ref junior basketball exhibition games. If you are interested in helping out please contact the school”

Fitness club runs every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 7:45 – 8:30 and is open to all GFK students and staff, all fitness levels are welcome. Come out and get a workout in to start your day!

Remember, the School Community Council meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. If you want to know what is going on at the school or have questions, please plan to attend.  Your participation is necessary for our school success.

Have you forgotten your HomeLogic password? You may now click on the "Forget Password" link to retrieve it.  Visit our HomeLogic page for additional information. Parents are reminded to continue to use the Home Logic Parent Portal to keep up with their children’s grades and attendance. ParenThe basketball season has now started and a busy season is ahead for the Sr. Boys. Practices run almost every Monday and Wednesday and tournaments are slotted in for Norquay, Stoughton, Estevan, Oxbow, Rocanville, Gravelbourg and Davidson. The completion of the season will be the SHSAA playoffs starting with Conferences in March and concluding with Hoopla on March 23rd and 24th!ts can contact the school for information about how to set up access. Remember, if you ever want to set up an interview with one of your child’s particular teachers, please contact the school. All your school news can be found on the GF Kells website on the Southeast Cornerstone School Division website under the “schools” tab. (http://www.cornerstonesd.ca/school/GFKells) Please check it out.

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