Community Involvement & Impact
MTMS student are involved in a significant amount of community service "developing men and women for others".
Crab Apple Jelly
Our “Yes We Can” Crab Apple Jelly Campaign this year was, once again, a great success. Students from Mr. Rieder’s Grade 8 class picked apples from his tree in early September, and were able to make 100 jars of jelly. An ad on Kijiji helped secure enough apples for another 150 jars and we were ready to begin marketing in October. Our network of supporters including WestJet, Worker’s Compensation Board, Mike’s Independent Grocers & Fresh and Sweet restaurants helped out with ingredients and sales. Special thanks to marketing specialist Karen Dyck of MLT Law Firm for helping with the creation of posters and labels for the jars. In early December we were able to donate over $2200 to Regina Transition House.
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
In December of 2015, the Grade 7 students held the fourth annual “Me to We: Gingerbread House Decorating Contest.” The Grade 7 students worked together to plan, organize, and host the event. Based on each of their strengths, the students form various committees to make the event possible. The committees the students work on are marketing, advertising, accounting, entertainment, master of ceremonies, baking, and sponsorship. On the night of the event, the pre-registered teams come to Mother Teresa Middle School where they compete in a timed, half hour, decorating contest to create the best gingerbread house. This year was our most successful event yet. We had 36 teams participate, and raised $2,576.70. The students chose Hope’s Home as the group to donate the funds to. The Grade 7 class is greatly humbled by the support of the community in both the participation of the event, as well as the donation of the gingerbread houses and supplies needed to run the event. As a result of the support, we are able to donate 100% of the profits to Hope’s Home.