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GSSD recognizes staff for years of dedication

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THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE Awards went to (L to R): Dianne Kirby, Diane Koch, Faye Korpatniski, Randy Schuster and Eugene Krawetz.

The Good Spirit School Division (GSSD) recently hosted its Sixth Annual Staff Appreciation Awards Gala dinner attended by 250 people.

Awards were presented to 117 employees at the event. Both years of service award recipients as well as Sea Stars Making a Difference Employee Recognition Award recipients were recognized. Permanent, continuing service to education were recognized at the 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 year levels.

Sea Stars are those employees who are "Sparkling Examples of Accomplished Skillful Talented and Radiant Staff" who portray dedication to student success.

Recognized in the following categories were:

• High Level of Achievement, Rhonda Exner, Canora Junior Elementary School

• Prime Minister Award for Teaching Excellence, Rod Steciuk, Canora Junior Elementary School

• Saskatchewan Reading Council's Administrator's Award, Laurie Koval, Davison School

• Canadian Teachers' Federation Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award, Macdonald School (staff and students)

• Canadian Down Syndrome Hero Award, Robert McLean, Kamsack Comprehensive Institute

• Bates Award for Teaching Excellence in Student Teaching, Maureen Blight, Occupational Therapist

• Outstanding Contributions to the Community, "Occupational Therapy for Children: Services in Saskatchewan" document

• Individual or School Staff Making a Marked Difference, Dave Langley, Security Personnel, Yorkton Regional High School; Shelly Westberg, School Counsellor, Yorkton Regional High School

• Dedicated Service, Brenda Ferleyko, Administrative Assistant, Davison School (Melville); Florence Halldorson, Transportation Manager, Administration Office (Yorkton); Heather Taylor, Executive Assistant, Administration Office (Yorkton)

10 Years of Service Award Recipients

• Michael Andrusko Sturgis Composite High School; Jason Boyda Yorkdale Central School, Yorkton; Blair Drader Esterhazy High School; Gary Scheffler Student Services, Canora; Mark Dunlop Yorkton Regional High School; Noel Budz Yorkdale Central School, Yorkton; Mark Forsythe Victoria School, Kamsack, Donald Wihak Melville Comprehensive School; Kendra Hanson M.C. Knoll School, Yorkton; Renee Kindiak Yorkdale Central School, Yorkton; Lynel Martinuk Administration Office, Yorkton; Dianna Kozak Dr. Brass School, Yorkton; Valdene Belous Yorkdale Central School, Yorkton; Helen Forbes Canora Composite School; Veronica Bartley M.C. Knoll School, Yorkton; Carol Dutcheshen Victoria School, Kamsack; Shauna Vanderhaeghe Esterhazy High School; Barbara Vanjoff Macdonald School, Stockholm; Jeannine Popoff Kamsack Comprehensive Institute; Sharalee Kulcsar Yorkdale Central School, Yorkton; Andrea Verigin Kamsack Comprehensive Institute/Victoria School; Shelly Mozeski Esterhazy High School; LeeAnn Pachal Yorkton Regional High School; Catherine Wilson Yorkton Regional High School; Kimberly Merriam Yorkton Regional High School; Sharon Bileski Preeceville School; Tracy Forsythe Kamsack Comprehensive Institute; Claire Bishop Kamsack Comprehensive Institute; Jason Trost Dr. Brass School, Yorkton; Dale Sidoryk Saltcoats School

15 Years of Service Award recipients

• Holly Cyhla Hoffman School; Juanita Brown Administration Office, Yorkton; Sandy Ferris Norquay School; Charlene Buchholzer M.C. Knoll School, Yorkton; Bernadette Hagon Yorkton Bus Garage; William Dodge Preeceville School; Andrea Hnatiuk Administration Office, Yorkton; Gaye Huckell Student Services, Esterhazy (Retired); Loretta Prekaski Sturgis Bus Garage; Sherry Todosichuk Admin-istration Office, Yorkton; Celene Kirk Langenburg High School; Merle Wiley Saltcoats School; Linda Zazula Administration Office, Yorkton

20 Years of Service Award Recipients

• Bonnie Jones Student Services, Yorkton; Dave Krochak Kamsack Bus Garage; Angela Andreas Invermay School; Ernest Hrywkiw Langenburg High School; Ron Lutz Melville Comprehensive School; David Placatka Kamsack Comprehensive Institute; Charlene Scharnatta Esterhazy High School

25 Years of Service Award Recipients

• Dennis Darvill Yorkton Regional High School; Bob Dietz Kamsack Comprehensive Institute; Laurie Johanson Macdonald School, Stockholm; Gordon Erhardt Esterhazy High School; Jerry Lisitza Sturgis Composite High School; K. Scott Tulloch Victoria School, Kamsack; Linda Council Melville Bus Garage; Tamara Hall M.C. Knoll School, Yorkton; Mary Beth Kohlert Columbia School, Yorkton; Donna Hozjan P.J. Gillen School, Esterhazy; Sharon Michalishen Student Services, Melville; Sharon Sobkow Calder School; Connie Rosowsky Kamsack Comprehensive Institute (Retired)

30 Years of Service Award Recipients

• Gary Alzomal Administration Office, Yorkton; Cheryl Hoffman Yorkdale Central School, Yorkton; Albert Derworiz Yorkton Bus Garage; Ildiko Orosz P.J. Gillen School, Esterhazy; Reg Leidl P.J. Gillen School, Esterhazy; Debbie Hintz P.J. Gillen School, Esterhazy; Alisa Leidl Churchbridge Public School; Holly Slater Columbia School, Yorkton; Melinda Schentag P.J. Gillen School, Esterhazy

35 Years of Service Award Recipients

• Dianne Kirby P.J. Gillen School, Esterhazy (Retired); Diane Koch Yorkton Regional High School; Faye Korpatniski Victoria School, Kamsack; Randy Schuster Yorkton Regional High School; Eugene Krawetz Victoria School, Kamsack

Note: Retirees reached years of service level the year previous while still employed with GSSD.


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