3110, 2014

Bessie Nichols School Council October 30, 2014

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Thanks to Co-Chairs Rebecca and Shelley, along with the rest of Council and Principal Martyn for letting me participate in their meeting.  BN is a vibrant busy school pioneering many of the concepts that will assist Career Pathways (mentioned in my other October 30th post).  I commend the Council and Community for their leadership and persistence in successfully advocating for their students for modular classrooms, new schools, and improved crosswalk safety.  A special thanks to MLA Matt Jeneroux and Councillor Oshry for their support on these issues.

3110, 2014

Career Pathways Symposium October 30, 2014

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I was delighted to participate with over 300 students, parents, educators, government, and community members in today’s Symposium.  The Career Pathways Concept Model is intended to support the growth and success for every student through community partnerships.  The Model helps students build awareness, understanding, and commitment to career pathways.  Throughout their kindergarten to grade 12 journey, the Model will help students discover for themselves their interests, opportunities, and plans to achieve their goals. I`m excited that the Pathways Model provides a vision for involving parents and community in and outside our classrooms to share their wisdom and experiences to help students shape their futures.  These are early days and I look forward to sharing information as the Concept develops.

2110, 2014

Lynnwood School Parent Council Meeting October 20 2014

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Thanks to Principal Godfrey, Chair Derek and the rest of Council for letting me join the meeting. Fantastic academic results!

2110, 2014

Callingwood School Trickster Theatre October 17 2014

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Great performances of Callingwood students with Trickster Theatre bringing character education to life.  Thoughtful messages embedded in hilarious skits.  Well done!

810, 2014

Highlights for the 2013 – 2014 School Year

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The Board has recently published the attached 2 page report of highlights for the 2013-2014 school year.

 

710, 2014

Ormsby School Council October 6 2014

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Thanks to Principal Marshall and the Council for switching the order of the Fundraising and Council meetings so that I could attend (sorry for mixing up the start time).   It was wonderful to hear how welcoming the school has been to students from Glastonbury and Granville neighborhoods. It was interesting to hear about the progress of the Leader in Me program, and I was excited by our discussion of the fit with the district’s Career Pathways.  Principal Marshall shared that the Results Review process and reporting is more meaningful for the staff and much better aligned with district priorities – good to hear!

710, 2014

Callingwood School Council October 6 2014

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Thanks to Principal McKeown and the School Council for the opportunity to attend. What a motivated Council, over 14 attendees and Chair Marianne helping with the transition even though all her children have graduated.  Nice to hear that enrollment has grown beyond expectations!