Crystal Springs Soccer Team (Grades 6 – 11) won a five team tournament on Saturday, June 16th. The tournament was held at Silver Winds Colony near Sperling. Our team had a perfect record, going undefeated through round robin and elimination rounds. They scored a total of 8 goals and allowed none. Way to go! Special thanks to the coaches and the Crystal Springs youth group, who provided tough opponents to practice against in the weeks leading up to the tournament.
Music Teacher Ruth Bergen will be taking the Grade 6-11 choir to perform at a concert at the Mennonite Heritage Village on the evening of May 4th at 7pm.
The event features the Winnipeg Singers, the SRSS Chamber Choir, and the Crystal Springs School Gr6-11 Choir. The theme is Accent on Youth: Young Canadian Talents.
Rusty, a long-eared owl, dropped by Crystal Springs for a morning visit to a couple of classrooms. The students were fascinated to experience a beautiful creature like Rusty up close and personal. The presentation included numerous artifacts like owl talons and wings that students were able to handle, as well as some owl pellets they got to dissect to learn more about the dietary habits of owls.
Crystal Springs School had another highly successful year at the 23rd Annual Manitoba Robot Games. With 26 students entering 40 robots in 8 different categories, in a field of 204 robots registered, the Crystal Springs Robotics Team is one of the largest at the event. Our students had a wonderful time and learned a great deal, both from their victories and their struggles.
There was significant media coverage of the event and Crystal Springs students were interviewed or had photos and videos of their creations featured in several publications.
Our team had 14 placements: 5 firsts, 5 seconds, and 4 thirds. See the Manitoba Robot Games Website for a full list of the 2018 Winners.
Grade 8-9 students presented to the HSD Board at the public board meeting on Dec 5th. The student presented some of the inquiry based and hands-on learning they have been doing studying optics. They demonstrated a Camera Obscura, and several simple box cameras they built, along with photos and contact prints they made using blue-print paper, as well as some of the small reflecting telescopes they had made. The students did a great job presenting, and their confidence reflected the skills they have learned as part of the Public Speaking classes they are taking this year. Keep up the terrific work.
A Grade 10 student from Crystal Springs School placed 2nd in the Hockey Canada/Boston Pizza Design-A-Mask art contest. Unfortunately, we were not aware that there were actually three online polls where one could vote and so, while the did get enough supporters voting for to place first in the one poll we were aware of, the 1st place winner earner more votes at the others polls and took the prize. Great job for both students. Impressive artwork.
A Grade 10 student from Crystal Springs School is one of two finalists in the 13-18 Category of Boston Pizza / Hockey Canada’s Design-A-Mask for the the goalie of the 2019 World Juniors Team Canada Goalie. You can join the excitement by voting in the Facebook poll. Facebook account required. The design on the left side in the Over 13 Category. It’s the obvious choice isn’t it.
Once again we had a great time participating in the HBNI Cross Country Run. 39 staff and students joined approximately 300 runners from the HBNI group of Hutterite Colony schools in a 5K/10K cross-country run at the Bittersweet Trails Ski Trails near Rosendale, MB. It was a lovely, brisk day and everyone had a great and invigorating time.
A number of students from Crystal Springs School competed in the drawing contest held by Fish Futures to create the image that is found on the Youth Angler Card. There were several winners in both the Junior and Senior category, including the 1st Place Senior, which is the picture selected to appear on the 2017 Youth Angler Card. Congratulations to Liyah, Kelly, and Roman for your winning entries and to all the other students for your amazing efforts.
Welcome back to school on Wednesday, September 7th. Start training. It’s going to be a running start to the new school year. Terry Fox Run, Imagine Run, and HBNI 10K Run all happening in the first 6 weeks of school.