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Great Things Seen & Heard

  • Congratulations on receiving long-service awards, to JA, AL, and SO!
  • A student says it is enough of a reward just to participate in Spirit Days!
  • Two different people considered our own CB hot two times in the same day!
  • Speculation from a student that anyone who holds the responsibility of a school principal must surely have partied hard in high school, as you cannot simply develop that sense of responsibility overnight: you have to overcome irresponsibility first!
  • Wanted: an English teacher who could teach a boy the entire English 30 course in two weeks or less! We have the name to call for any interested applicants…
  • A student asked his teacher if he would be comfortable calling him “Lightning” from now on!
  • After hearing his Foods teacher will be working on a Masters’ of Education in Home Economics in the fall, a student tells her that would be a huge disappointment to his parents if they were her parents! Congratulations on your acceptance into the program, NS!

Clips & Tips

Using different strategies to encourage more participation from a high number of students helps educators obtain better results to instruction. Using wait time certainly can help achieve that goal, especially in consideration of different ways to see it. This particular strategy can be adapted to fit teacher style or to meet particular student needs. Check it out here:

Bits & Pieces

  • May 30th, preparation of Chromebooks for PISA testing.
  • IA Collaboration (HPSD) on May 30th.
  • May 31st, PISA testing of all 16-year-olds in Room 141, Block 1 & most of Block 2.
  • Feather teaching at lunch on June 1st (CG).
  • Renegades Football Jamboree in Grande Prairie on June 1st.
  • Wing-It Wednesday on June 1st.
  • Tie Dye Day on June 2nd.
  • PVO commencement in afternoon of June 2nd (GL).
  • Braiding Stories (specific girls) on June 2nd (CB).
  • HLAT Training from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM on June 2nd (PL and EV).
  • Provincial Track Meet in Medicine Hat on June 2nd and 3rd (NM and JG on trip).
  • Final PTI on June 8th, 5-7 PM (celebrate staff supper at 4 PM).
  • Graduation Ceremony in gym on June 11th at 1:00 PM.
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day, June 16th (Bannock Bison Burgers).
  • Last Day of Classes on June 16th.
  • Exam Week, June 17th to 28th (see shared document for details).
  • CW and JN participating in Diploma marking, June 23rd to June 30th.

Events This Week

  • Monday, May 23rd: No school for Victoria Day.
  • Monday, May 23rd: Regular biweekly CRM meetings are cancelled.
  • Tuesday, May 24th: Hot Lunch is Grilled Turkey Burger and fruit.
  • Tuesday, May 24th: Drum Making in Math 15 class in Block 3 (may go over time).
  • Tuesday, May 24th: Curriculum meeting at 1:00 PM (TR & EV).
  • Tuesday, May 24th: Career program planning at 2:30 PM (EV).
  • Tuesday, May 24th: SS Collaboration at 3:40 PM (HPSD).
  • Wednesday, May 25th: Restorative Practice training (EV) at LSO, 9 AM to 3:30 PM.
  • Wednesday, May 25th: Haspara overview through online meeting all day (TR & PL).
  • Wednesday, May 25th: Hot Lunch is Chicken Skewers and Broccoli Salad.
  • Thursday, May 26th: Dress like a teacher for Spirit Day.
  • Thursday, May 26th: Hot Lunch is Beef on a Bun and Coleslaw.
  • Thursday, May 26th: CST/Art Collaboration (HPSD) at 3:40 PM.
  • Thursday, May 26th: Volunteers welcome to stay and help prepare BBQ after school.
  • Thursday, May 26th: Open House BBQ for all school staff and families from 5 to 7 PM.
  • Friday, May 27th: Zone competition for track in Grande Prairie, leave at 6:30 AM.
  • Friday, May 27th: TP away for at least the morning.
  • Friday, May 27th: Cut-off date for Grad List (those with projected success by end of June).
  • Friday, May 27th: Hot Lunch is Baked Fish and Chips.
  • Friday, May 27th: Preparation begins to get 55 Chromebooks ready for PISA testing.
  • Friday, May 27th: Grade 5’s come to visit IA Shop in Block 4.
  • Friday, May 27th: Evening Long-Service Awards in Enilda.

Great Things Seen & Heard

  • Our school is receiving an “Eat Well, Be Well” grant of $5800! Thanks for applying, CB!
  • Student misinterpreted my thumbs up signal to another student as a sign that he needs to get to work, so he proceeded to accomplish more in 60 minutes than he has this semester!
  • After hearing that two boys out on a stroll were on a “missing her” walk, we were confused because we thought they were saying the name of a teacher!
  • Students thought we could use vape smoke instead of dry ice for special effects at the graduation ceremony in the gym!

Clips & Tips

Challenging our thinking and choosing our battles are both things we often say to ourselves as educators. This video clip regarding a conflict between a teacher and a student gives us an outsider view of how our reactions to students can shut the door on future learning. Use this video as a springboard for self-reflection:

Bits & Pieces

  • No School on Monday, May 23rd—Victoria Day.
  • CRM meeting cancelled for Victoria Day on May 23rd.
  • SS Collaboration (HPSD) on May 24th.
  • Haspara, part 2, on May 25th (TR & PL).
  • Restorative Practice on May 25th (EV).
  • CST/Art Collaboration on May 26th (HPSD).
  • Dress like a teacher on May 26th.
  • Open House BBQ on May 26th, 5 to 7 PM.
  • Grad List cutoff (for projected success by end of June): May 27th.
  • IA Collaboration (HPSD) on May 30th.
  • Feather teaching at lunch on June 1st (CG).
  • Tie Dye Day on June 2nd.
  • Braiding Stories (specific girls) on June 2nd (CB).
  • Provincial Track Meet in Medicine Hat on June 2nd and 3rd.
  • Possible PISA testing for all 16 year-olds on June 3rd. (Date and time TBC.)
  • Final PTI on June 8th, 5-7 PM (celebrate staff supper at 4 PM).
  • Graduation Ceremony in gym on June 11th at 1:00 PM.
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day, June 16th (Bannock Bison Burgers).
  • Last Day of Classes on June 16th.
  • Exam Week, June 17th to 28th.
  • CW and JN participating in Diploma marking, June 23rd to June 30th.

Events This Week

  • Monday, May 16th: Band trip to Red Deer (NS away for two days).
  • Monday, May 16th: Smudge in Room 126 from 8:15 to 8:30 AM.
  • Monday, May 16th: Reward breakfast for JA’s Spirit Day participation.
  • Monday, May 16th: Lunch is Charcuterie Box.
  • Tuesday, May 17th: Divisional Track meet (rain or shine).
  • Tuesday, May 17th: Band students still away (also NS).
  • Tuesday, May 17th: EV and TR in Admin meeting all morning (virtual).
  • Tuesday, May 17th: Reward for SM’s Spirit Day participation.
  • Tuesday, May 17th: Hot Lunch is Pizza.
  • Wednesday, May 18th: LST meeting almost all day.
  • Wednesday, May 18th: EV at virtual Career Fair 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • Wednesday, May 18th: Hot Lunch is Mediterranean Salmon Wrap with Veggies and Dip.
  • Thursday, May 19th: Carry anything but a backpack for Spirit Day.
  • Thursday, May 19th: CB away all day (hopefully after counting Spirit Day participants).
  • Thursday, May 19th: Meeting for Diploma technology at 9:30 AM (TR, EV, JC, and PL).
  • Thursday, May 19th: Cold Lunch is Chicken Salad Sandwich and Yogurt Parfait.
  • Friday, May 20th: No School—Day in Lieu.
  • Friday, May 20th: School wireless internet down for maintenance.