Student poet gets published in books

Kelsey Jolicoeur, a grade eight student at Our Lady of the Way School in Stratton, is officially a published author.
Her poem, “Words Can Shatter the Soul and Family,” has been published in “The Colours of Life” and “Celebrate! Young Poets Speak Out.”
A copy of these books are in the library at OLW for all to read. Congratulations, Kelsey!
In conjunction with the MS Read-A-Thon, OLW is holding a “We Love To Read” contest. Every book read will earn a heart on the bulletin board display.
Then at the end of the month, a heart will be drawn from all the hearts submitted and a prize will be awarded. Happy reading!
Yesteday, OLW students, staff, and invited guests were treated to a pancake breakfast to mark Shrove Tuesday—the day before Lent begins.
It is on this day, also known as Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), that families used up their butter, eggs, and dairy products that were left from their winter stores and which would not be eaten during Lent.
An Ash Wednesday service was slated at the school this morning at 9:30.
Principal’s Award winners for January at OLW were Caitlin Big-George, Meagan Armstrong, Kelsey Tesarsky, Cody Heyens, and Ursula Chojko-Bolec.
Also last month, Literacy Day held on Monday, Jan. 26 was a great success, with visits to OLW from Gilbert Smith and Dorothy Medicine.
Students were treated to a presentation about the eagle feather and the art of beading. The day was spent learning and reading about native culture and authors.
Thank you to Mrs. Brunn, Ms. Hunter, Mrs. Medicine, and Ms. McGinnis for sharing their talents with the students.
Positive reinforcement team winners at OLW were Dessa Vlotars, Jaden Gustafson, Terell Yerxa-Mosher, Cree-Dawn Big-George, Matthew Patenaude, Marian Paypom, Brandon Gustafson, Adrian Vandenbrand, Samantha Seguin, Charlie DeBungie, Javan Smith, Kristina Burner, Hailey Fehr, Karlene Pollard, Rylee Mowe, and Alyshia Langlais.