We have had a great turnout for our archery sessions. Just a reminder that the Grade 6-8 archers (the “Senior” shooters) meet at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. The Junior team, Grades 4 & 5, meet on Mondays after school (please listen to announcements and watch the school calendar as this time is likely to change). We would like to encourage our parents to sign up for REMIND so we can communicate any changes immediately. Also, please remember to send your t-shirt order (optional) in ASAP so we can go ahead with our team shirts. If you require an order form or information about the REMIND, please see the school webpage or ask your coach for the information sheet.
Coach Phillippi and Coach Jarvis
This racquet sport is introduced in all Physical Education classes (K to 8). M. C. Knoll sends a team of 16 players to the City Championship every year in April. Students in Grades 6 to 8 can try-out for a spot in each of the categories – Boys' Singles, Girls' Singles, Boys' Doubles, Girls' Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. Our athletes may also qualify for the East Central Tournament in early May.
This year we have 8 students participating in
the afterschool curling program. We began our Tuesday practices in
November. Students have been refining their skills and building up for
participation in some games. They have played twice against Columbia
students and will have their final bonspiel on Monday, Jan. 29 at the Gallagher
Center. The teams are coached by Mrs. Jarvis and Ms. Knight.
Students in Grades 3 to 8 have the opportunity to sign-up for the M. C. Knoll Cross-country Team each and every start of the school year. Numerous practices are done over the lunch hour over at Weinmaster Park and students quickly identify what is long distance running and the types of terrain that is included. The participating runners can attend 3 meets with other runners in the Good Spirit School Division and there is also the East Central Cross-country Meet for qualifiers at the conclusion of the season.
Approximately 50 boys and girls participate in the M. C. Knoll Basketball Program. Our basketball players are in Grades 7 and 8. The City Championship Tournament will be on February 12th to 14th for the 2017-2018 season. In addition to the action on the court, the basketball programs are recognizing various well-deserved heroes in our community. This year's campaign is called "Hoops for Heroes".
Students in grades 5 and 6 have the opportunity to join junior basketball this year. Mr. Trost and Mr. Adams will work with students on basic fundamental skills with the hope that students will gain the confidence needed to play on the grade 7/8 team in the future. Students may also have the opportunity to play in exhibition games vs. other schools. All students are welcome. See Mr. Trost or Mr. Adams for details.
At the conclusion of our basketball season, students in Grades 6 to 8 will have an opportunity to sign up for badminton. Shuttles will be flying around our gym later this month.
We are pleased to offer a guitar club again for the 2017/2018 school year. Students will learn basic skills, or improve their current skills by working with a variety of techniques. The school has a set of acoustic guitars so there is no need to own one. Guitar club will start in March and run until the end of May. Talk to Mr. Adams if you are interested.
This group performs every other year at M.C. Knoll School. This activity is offered to grades 6-8. There will be an opportunity for students to perform either at the Remembrance Day assembly or at the Christmas concert.
Intramurals (Grade 3 to 8)
During the 10:20 and 2:05 recesses from October until June, students in Grades 3 to 8 have the option to sign-up for additional activities in our gymnasium. It's a great way to have fun, exercise, and improve a variety of skill sets. In addition to the activities, students are also provided with a healthy drink and snack at the end of each recess. The Grade 7/8 Intramurals are on Days 1 and 5. The 5's and 6's go on Days 2 and 4 and the new Grade 3/4 Intramural Program is offered on Days 3 and 6.
Safety Patrol is an opportunity to help other students cross a busy intersection. Safety Patrol is offered to grade 5 to 8 students. In grades 5 and 6, students start out as Patrollers. In grades 7 and 8 students earn the opportunity to be a Captain. Safety Patrol is run by Mrs. Somogyi all year after school.
Track and Field
Students get plenty of opportunities for running, jumping, and throwing when they sign-up for the various track and field events. Track and field is offered to our students in April, May, and June. Students in Grades 6 to 8 attend a mandatory meet in early May and can qualify for the East Central District Meet at the end of May. Students in Grades 4 and 5 will also have the opportunity to attend a couple of exciting meets in the Spring over at Century Field.
This year we have five student volunteers
(grades 6-8) to help with the yearbook. Our club meets during
some noon and recesses and will have some afterschool work sessions as
needed. The student volunteers will be responsible for creating
pages to showcase the many school events, sports teams, and clubs that we
have at our school. They will learn how to use the computer program to
import and place pictures, create headlines and captions, as well as adding
interesting and functional clip art. This year the students will also be
involved in promoting yearbook sales in our school. Yearbook sales will
be early in the spring. We take pride in creating a book that will
provide lasting memories of M.C. Knoll School. Ms. Knight is the staff
advisor for the yearbook club.
M.C. Knoll Sr. Volleyball is open to all students in grades 7 & 8. Throughout the season our volleyball teams work on basic volleyball skills, as well as teamwork and sportsmanship. From September-November, our volleyball teams have the opportunity to play a number of games against other Yorkton elementary schools and participate in weekend tournaments. Each year our volleyball teams finish up their season by participating in a two day City-Wide Championship Tournament.
M.C. Knoll offers Jr. Volleyball - a fun and exciting way to work on basic fundamental skills with the hope that students will gain the confidence needed to play on the grade 7/8 team in the future. Students may also have the opportunity to play in exhibition games vs. other teams within our building or even within our school division. All students grade 5 and/or 6 students are welcome. See Mrs. Michalchuk or Ms. Heshka for details.