On the evening of November 16, Wadena Composite held a community night for students and families. Two sessions were provided and both were very well
In the first session, Mr. Cradall Hrynkiw (Superintendent of Learning Services)
presented “Social Media Awareness” to a group of parents/caregivers. With the huge reliance on social media in today’s
world, getting the word out to students about using social media appropriately
is very important. The presentation covered various forms of
social media and apps.
Mr. Hrynkiw had presented this information to students earlier in the month. One of
Wadena Composite’s goals is to build positive relationships and in order to do
so, social media must be used in a positive manner.
For the second session, Mr. Larry Mikulcik (Curriculum Coach) provided a two-hour session on how to find
First World War soldier files. Community
members came throughout the night to find and receive personnel service files,
and to discover Canada’s Great War history. It was fantastic to watch people from
12 years old to 85 years old as they excitedly discovered their family member’s
service files from 100 years ago. Mr. Mikulcik also brought a number of pieces from his
personal World War item and artifact collection, which helped make a great night even better! Mr.
Mikulcik’s work has helped to generate a tremendous amount of excitement around
history, with students anxiously awaiting the opportunity to do soldier
research in class.