Go Girls is a one-day event that promotes health and wellness to all Grade 5 girls in Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools and Red Deer Public Schools. This event focuses on physical activity, healthy eating and mental wellness. Students benefit by gaining new skills and knowledge, while building new friendships. This initiative has been given $2,000
Grow Boys is a full day leadership conference for Grade 5 boys in Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools and Red Deer Public Schools. This event includes sessions on physical activity, mental health/wellness, trades and technology. Students benefit from learning new skills and are exposed to positive role models throughout the day. This initiative has been allocated $2,000.
St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School will be launching a breakfast program that will provide nutritional foods that will be available to students before morning classes. This initiative will receive $4,000 in funding.
The Mindful Kids Club encourages students to be leaders by selecting meaningful projects that promote mindfulness and kindness in the school community. The club embodies an appreciation of all students and their God given dignity where they see in the light of others and focus on kind acts. This initiative was allocated $1,500.
Students prepare and deliver a weekly Newscast on YouTube. Each student who presents on the show has the opportunity to share their knowledge or gifts with their peers. The $1500 in funding will go towards new equipment, such as an iPad, microphone and new Chromebooks for editing.
The Prayer and Praise program provides a unique and powerful way for students and staff members to connect with their faith through music. The school will receive $5,000 in funding to restock and replenish decades old musical instruments, such as rhythm sticks, maracas, hand drums, finger cymbals, shaker eggs, triangles, tambourines, wood blocks, etc.
Students and staff will set up a community garden on school land to grow fruit, vegetables and flowers, such as lilies and daisies. Liles are the flower symbol of Mary and daisies will represent the school’s name: Marguerite. This project has been allocated $2,300.
All staff and students at St. Martin de Porres School will join together to practice and present a musical production that celebrates the Catholic faith. Students will grow in the Catholic characteristic of tradition through acting, singing, moving set pieces, and ushering people at the door. This production will receive $3,500 in funding.
The Blended and Foundations program will create a welcoming entrance to the school that will be a functional and outdoor learning space for all students. This will include the planting of trees and having a mulch bed created, with the addition of planter boxes and picnic tables. This project was allocated $3,000.
Grade 5 students from elementary feeder schools partner with St. Francis of Assisi Middle School students to complete stewardship projects that follow the Laudato Si’. This allows students to learn how to care for their common home and promotes Catholic education in our community. This project will receive $3,000.