October Newsletter
Stay up to date with what has been happening at Mother Teresa Middle School (MTMS).
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Leading up to National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, students took part in Bringing Back the Buffalo Programming. These programs were hosted by Lorne Kequahtooway and Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway, the leaders behind the Buffalo Peoples Art Institute and local Indigenous Designer/Artist, Tracey George Heese. Students engaged in various workshops including buffalo hide scraping, hand drum and sweetgrass teachings, beading, bannock making and the Reading Program featured books from Indigenous authors and role models.

Mother Teresa Middle School (MTMS) encourages the understanding that we are all Treaty people and that we need to nurture a relationship of mutual care and support. Indigenous traditions, spiritual practices and teachings are infused into the overall curriculum and woven throughout school practices. We encourage you to take a few moments to watch this powerful video featuring MTMS’s Buffalo Boys and First Nation Dancers, along with Evan Whitestar, Indigenous Advocate/Oskâpêos. Evan helps us better understand the legacy of residential schools, recognize the intergenerational harm and how we, as Canadians, can contribute to changing this narrative moving forward.
We wish to extend a special thanks to Harvard Western Insurance, Harvard Media, The Hill Companies and Conexus Arts Centre in the making of the video and for the thoughtful collaboration throughout the week.
In the Community
Connecting With the Land
An important piece of our holistic education model is experiential learning. The Grade 6 class spent time exploring Wascana Trails and Wascana Marsh. The field trips provided great opportunities for land-based learning and better understanding our connection to Mother Earth.
The MT Cup
Students took part in an experience they will never forget, playing football at Mosaic Stadium for the MT Cup! It was an afternoon filled with laughter, great joy and powerful moments the MTMS Blues will remember for years to come.
Bike Trip!
On October 1st, the Grade 8 class took part in a bike trip that covered over 20 kms! The trip provided many learning opportunities as students enjoyed a guided adventure through the city. The trip also taught about the importance of self reflection and investing in oneself.
By the Numbers

Throughout the school year the Nutrition Program at MTMS provides students with two homemade, nutritional meals and two healthy snacks a day. This is the equivalent of over 21,000 meals a year!

Focused On the Goal
MTMS alumni have been working hard with the Graduate Support Team to achieve their educational goals. Keep up the great work everyone!
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Mother Teresa Middle School is proudly situated in Treaty 4 territory, the homeland of the Métis and the traditional territory of the Nêhiyawak / ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐊᐧᐠ /Cree, Nakawē / ᓇᐦᑲᐌ /Saulteaux, Nakota/Assiniboine, Lakota, Dakota and other Indigenous peoples.