G.C. Huston begins the year in high spirits
by Sandy Lindsay

September 9, 2016


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G. C. Huston Public School

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New line-ups can be confusing ...

... especially if you're in Sr. Kindergarten ... Principal Dan Russell and teacher Meryl Gilmore are there to help

G. C. Huston Public School in Southampton is a little school that is bursting at the seams ... with school spirit!

Starting right on day one of the new school year, Principal Dan Russell met each student and somehow already knows all their names.

For some, it is the beginning of an entirely new life as little ones start school for the first time and, what a way to start ... an assembly, where they learned that they now belong to the 'Home of the Hawks' and learned the cheer that goes with that. 

New 'team school spirit' Home of the Hawks shirts for everyone!

Russell also introduced new shirts this year that adds to the school spirit for all the students.

(L) Ojibway teacher Marilyn Root and teacher Enid Johnston (R) show off the new shirts

Students at G. C. Huston are taught from day one that they can 'Soar above the Clouds' but they are also taught the First Nation seven 'Grandfather teachings' that every student is expected to learn and live by while at the school .... respect, wisdom, love, bravery, honesty, humility and truth.

Enrolment at the school continues to climb and is now at 253 students, up another 18 from last year and, last year, numbers were up from the previous year.

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Principal Dan Russell leads the school in the 'spirit cheer' ... 'We are the mighty, mighty hawks'

The school has become the 'heart' of the community where organizations such as Southampton Rotary, Marine Heritage, the Community Band and churches have all become involved in supporting it in a variety of ways

With a year-round outdoor classroom, butterfly gardens, an award-winning archery p
rogram, Ojibway classes, a student-run mini-fish hatchery aquarium, music program and that inestimable school spirit, G. C. Huston has become a school in which students, teachers and parents can hardly wait to become involved.

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