Search for husky mascot over at Hampden Academy

In the schools

Published on May 16, 2014

Hampden Howler
By Danielle Ropson

Hello readers. It’s been quite a while since my last article, so let’s jump right into the events that have been taking place at Hampden Academy.

On April 10, Hampden Academy hosted its annual heritage fair.

This showcased the projects designed by Mrs. Cassell’s Grade 7, 8 and 9 social studies class.

The projects all showed hard work and intelligence. Well done everyone.

Philop Wasef is a Grade 8 student and his project placed in the top 20 at the Regional Heritage Fair on May 3, out of over 130 projects.

Well done, Philop.

As I have mentioned previously, this year Hampden Academy began a dedicated journey to positive behaviour.

This year the school began a Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports program.

As tokens for positive behaviour, Husky Paws are handed out to students and can be later submitted in the dog house for prize draws.

Since the development of this program, our school has been looking for a husky mascot to sit beside our doghouse, but had very little luck, that is until our principal, Cathy House, attended a presentation at an educator’s forum. After seeing some adorable stuffed huskies, she made contact with the presenter from Husky Energy.

Husky donated some stuffed huskies to our school and we now have mascots.

On Monday, the Drama 2206 class hosted a dinner theatre and it was a huge success. The audience was full of laughter and the play went on without a hitch.

It was a great way to fundraise and bring some new entertainment to the community.

On May 8, a big celebration happened at Hampden Academy. The class of 2014 had their cap and gown ceremony, followed by the graduation ceremony on May 9.

The gymnasium was decorated beautifully with ponds of water lilies scattered throughout.

The ponds and wishing wells were used as a way to raise money for the Children's Wish Foundation.

On behalf of the staff and students I would like to wish all the graduates congratulations and good luck when you leave high school this summer.

Speaking of graduates, Marie Wasef, from the Class of 2014, was invited to attend the annual Blundon Seminar sponsored by the Mathematics Department at Memorial University.

Only 48 students were invited from the whole province, so this is a great accomplishment for Marie.

After a few busy weeks, things are settling down at Hampden Academy for a while ... until finals that is.

That is it for this article, until next time readers.