One of Drumheller's neighboring schools is doing well after kicking off their school year in the pancake and sausage way.

The K-12 Morrin School held a Welcome Back Breakfast for their returning students and staff members and finished the day off with a students vs teachers volleyball match.

Morrin School Principal, Don Yavis is beyond excited for the new year.

"We are off to great start. The kids are back and enthusiastic. Teachers are all gung-ho and ready to go and things are rolling along real smooth. Enrollment is about the same as it was last year. We are about 130 students or so," explained Yavis.

Morrin takes advantage of their small size, and creates a welcoming and safe community for their students. This also allows for more special events to happen in the school.

"We do three or four different things during the year, like we have this pancake breakfast off the start. We have a Christmas luncheon where the staff and the parent council cook a full turkey dinner for all the staff and students," continued Yavis. "We have a grad luncheon at the end of the year where all the teachers sit down with the grads have lunch with them to talk about their futures and wish them well."

The school is also unique because it educates kids from the surrounding communities like Munson, Rumsey and Rowley.

"We have a leadership conference coming up here that the whole division is involved in, every junior high student in the whole division will be heading to Delia here on the 27th and 28th," said Yavis. "They do a sleepover at Delia School and they get leadership sessions and guest speakers, then they come back to their school and they implement programing or ideas of things they want to have happen in their school."

Yavis went on to say that the conference is exciting because they have students from neighboring communities taking part.



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