Life at RJC continued on it's merry way despite the many days of gray skies and below normal temperatures in March. Looking back over the month we still managed to fit in many events despite March being a short month with Easter break falling at the end.
The Girls dorm kicked off the beginning of March with a Girls Night Out. After dirty February where the girls refrained from shaving for the month, the Girls DC hosted a Spa Night.
A sure sign that spring is fast approaching.....Musical Announcement! 'Godspell'! Auditions will soon be held and rehearsals will begin! Keep those dates open, June 22-23 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale May 22nd.
The Guys DC were not to be outdone by the Girls DC and they hosted their own end to Dirty February Guys Night out. It was filled with all things manly .... wrestling topped off by Poutine and deep fried goodness!
Guys DC continued their event planning by following up with their annual Sam Hawkins Event. The guys all received 'dates' that they creatively asked out for the evening. The evening was pirate themed. The kichen staff prepared a delicous meal that was enjoyed by all. The evening's activities included a treasure hunt and a trip to Prince Albert for an all school bowling night!
March Madness strikes RJC! Draft Day! Basketball Fever strikes as staff and students created their own draws in hopes that their chosen teams would make it to the Final Four.
A small group of students formed a Vocal Ensemble to represent RJC at the MC Sask Delegate Session in Swift Current. They travelled on to perform at Lethbridge/Coaldale Mennonite Church. This is the home church of Claire and Nick. They also lead a music workshop at Medicine Hat Christian School for the 4-6 choir before returning home.
For St. Patrick's Day, Faith and Life Committee planned a fun chapel for the students. Styled after the game Jeopardy, boys competed against the girls to earn points by answering St. Patrick Day trivia questions correctly.
Chapels continued this month based on our ALSO theme - the Upside Down Kingdom. Ryan and several guest speakers continue to prepare the students minds and hearts for the experiences they will have during ALSO week.
Interesting things are happening in the classroom as well as out of the classroom. Learning continues to be a priority at RJC.
The grade 10s and 12s present an afternoon of excerpts from Shakespearean novels.
PAA class construct model houses.
Health Science class examines a heart and lung specimen.
The end of March brought with it the culmination of the Easter Season. The students participated in the Stations of the Cross during Chapel. At each station the students reflected prayerfully upon Jesus' suffering.
Since the students would be home for Easter Sunday we celebrated before the students left for the break.
He has risen!
Celebrations continued with a feast of paska!
Students then departed for the Easter break. Hopefully they will return fully rested and ready to embrace April! We anticipate that April will be a very intense month with preparations for ALSO intensifying!