The future of education in Hanna was on display on Thursday, September 14 as the combined K-12 J.C. Charyk Hanna School held its official grand opening.
It was supposed to take place last spring, shortly after students were moved from the now closed Hanna Primary School into the newly renovated J.C. Charyk, but was postponed by a snowstorm.
On Thursday they made up for it at an assembly that featured the entire student body.
"It was nice to have all of the students involved because it's really their school and we made all of our plans based on what was in the best interests of the students," said Principal Audra Limpert.
"It took a lot with the modernization and moving, and moving again and then finally coming together with the total package," she recalled. "I think that it's been really successful: we see a lot of cross curricular and cross graded activities going on, which has been great for all students."
Guest speakers included Prairie Land Superintendent Cam McKeage, Board Chair Marsha Tkatch, Hanna Mayor Chris Warwick and student Tyson Sabey. The Elementary Students Choir provided the entertainment.
"I grew up in Hanna and we had three schools when I started, and then two as I moved into a teaching career, and now one school," related Limpert. "We have everyone under one roof and we're able to have consistency and collaboration from kindergarten all the way to Grade 12."
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