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Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward

The sense of community at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) is deep, crossing multiple generations. Todd and Esther Worsley say they are a “big fan of the STS community” not only for the great education in the classroom, but for the caring relationships that develop between teachers, staff, and students.

It starts with cultivating interests

It starts with cultivating interests

One may not normally think of tax law as a global community-minded profession, but STS alumna Miriam (“Ria”) Paul Thacker ’94 has made her role at Google just that. 

STS Celebrates its 12th Annual Calgary Alumni Dinner

STS Celebrates its 12th Annual Calgary Alumni Dinner

On Thursday, May 9, 2019 we held our 12th Annual Alumni Dinner at Gasoline Alley in Heritage Park.  Over 215 members of the STS community came together to honour our 2019 Distinguished Alumna, Mrs. Sloan Pipella-Clark ’81, long serving retiree, Ms. Carrie Duncan-Moore, and retiring employees,Ms. Maureen Beddome and Ms. Karen Foley.

STS Grade 11 Panel Discussions with Alumni and Parents – April 24, 2019

STS Grade 11 Panel Discussions with Alumni and Parents – April 24, 2019

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 our Grade 11 students had the opportunity to participate in educational panels with STS alumni and parents, who are established in their chosen career.  The main focus of these panels was the path each alumnus and parent took to get to where they are now. It was abundantly clear that finding a career is most often not a linear path. 

National Volunteer Week 2019

National Volunteer Week 2019

STS volunteers have always been at the top of the list of resources that we draw upon to make our School a success. The impact of our volunteers is broad and deep as their work supports everything from student learning to governance. 

Toronto Alumni Social, April 8, 2019

Toronto Alumni Social, April 8, 2019

A good time was had by all at the STS alumni social, Monday, April 8, 2019 held at the Duke of Devon, downtown Toronto.  Lots of laughs, reminiscing, and reconnecting with fellow alumni and faculty was enjoyed.   

Speech Day 2019

Speech Day 2019

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff participated in one of the oldest traditions at STS – Speech Day. Throughout the day, Middle and Senior School students delivered performances in a number of categories including musical theatre, radio newscast, impromptu, poetry recitation, interpretative reading, persuasive speeches, solo and duo acting.

STS is in our DNA

STS is in our DNA

As an STS alumna, and the Mom of a soon-to-be STS Kindergarten student, it is my absolute privilege to work with families on their important journey to choose the right school for their children.

Master the Art of Making Cocktails Workshop with Nick Suche '07

Master the Art of Making Cocktails Workshop with Nick Suche '07

On February 27, 2019 members from our STS alumni family were guided through the history of cocktail making, muddling, stirring, shaking, and smoking techniques at the “Art of Making Cocktails Workshop” with fellow alumnus, Nick Suche ’07, owner of Shelter Cocktail Bar and Lounge, Calgary.  We sampled three delicious cocktails, enjoyed some bar snacks and ended the evening with a cocktail pouring contest.

Thank you Nick and staff for hosting this fun event and teaching us the correct techniques involved in mixing drinks!

Tales from Undergrad Years 2019

Tales from Undergrad Years 2019

Twenty-one young alumni shared their stories about the rewards, surprises, and challenges that follow after graduating from STS with our Grade 11 and 12 students at our annual ‘Tales from Undergrad Years’ sessions held on February 20 and 21, 2019.  In a panel format, our alumni spoke about how they chose their university and undergrad program, how they balance academics and social activities, their experiences as a freshman, or their reason for taking a gap year. Students had the opportunity to ask questions and acquire advice from these alumni.

Vancouver BC Social, February 13, 2019

Vancouver BC Social, February 13, 2019

Lots of fun and laughs were enjoyed at the STS alumni social, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Blackbird Public House, downtown Vancouver.   Thank you to those that were able to attended, and to those that weren’t, we look forward to seeing you next time.

 

Announcing 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Announcing 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

It is our pleasure to announce that Mrs. Sloan Pipella-Clark '81 has been selected as the recipient of the Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School (STS) 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award – the highest honour the School bestows upon its alumni.