April 17, 2019 --
Retirements at Morfee:
On her last day at Morfee Elementary, teacher MaryAnn Rice did something that came as a surprise to no one at the Mackenzie school – she gave homemade cookies to all the staff members and students.
Rice retired from Morfee on March 15. During her years there, she often provided the school community with treats and meals. The kind gesture always produced smiles and allowed Rice – an avid baker and cook – an outlet for her goodies.
With March 15 being so close to St. Patrick's Day, Rice's cookies had a definite green theme to them.
Rice was an EA2 and also worked with Morfee's speech and language students. As well, she was an Aboriginal Education Worker for a period of time.
"MaryAnn cared deeply for our students and we will miss her," said Christa Barnes, Morfee's Principal.
Rice had company in her retirement celebration, as fellow Morfee teacher Shauna White also wrapped up her career on March 15. White was also an EA2. She worked with students ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 6.
"As a qualified EA, she was invaluable when working with our designated students," Barnes said. "We miss her as well."
Zone Science Fair:
The annual Zone Science Fair, held at the University of Northern British Columbia on March 2, was a great success. Students from a record number of schools displayed a total of 155 projects. Schools represented at the fair were College Heights Secondary, D.P. Todd Secondary, Edgewood Elementary, Ecole College Heights, Ecole Lac des Bois, Heather Park Elementary, McBride Centennial Elementary and Morfee Elementary.
"It was quite an experience just to wander around and talk to the students and look at their projects," said Trustee Sharel Warrington, who attended the event alongside Trustee Ron Polillo. "These students represented their schools extremely well. They were anywhere from Grade 4 right through to Grade 12 and the youngest ones were incredible to talk to."
The Zone Science Fair was organized by Anjula Corbin, Ecole College Heights Principal.
"Anjula has been coordinating the science fair for many, many years and I'd like to congratulate Anjula on the incredible work that she has done for the district and for students of this district."
Nusdeh Yoh wins hockey tournament:
At the season-ending Elementary School Hockey Tournament, held on April 11, Nusdeh Yoh skated to an undefeated record. Congratulations to the team and to all of the participants in this event.
The next Board of Education Regular Public Meeting is scheduled for April 30 in McBride. The meeting will also be livestreamed on the School District No. 57 website.