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Great Things Seen & Heard

  • Overheard: Our Finance Secretary is not the staff psychologist!
  • We are suspecting TikTok challenges for every mishap these days…
  • One of our teachers was congratulated publicly for a good deed—returning a lost wallet to an older gentleman. Way to go, RL!
  • Both our School Council and our Parent Society have dedicated parents on board this year! What a relief teamwork is!

Clips & Tips

Considering how to scaffold learning for our students who have missed so much school in the past two years is challenging. Just the same, other challenges could be more significant in the long run. For example, looking at other disruptions in our students’ lives, we see the tremendous impact of social disengagement. Watch the video and read the blog article here:

Bits & Pieces

  • Please make sure you check the Hallway escort list to take note of which students cannot leave alone.
  • Next regular bi-weekly meeting with teachers and EA’s will be on October 25th.
  • U of C recruiter here for lunch on October 28th (Room 133).
  • Student work for Term One report card to be in on October 29th.
  • Student Teacher joins P.E. class on November 1st.
  • Photo retakes on November 2nd.
  • Marks to office on November 3rd.
  • Next Wing-it Wednesday for all staff is November 3rd after school.
  • PE Collaboration (HPSD) on November 4th after school.
  • Report cards emailed at end of day on November 9th.
  • Longer break from November 10th to November 14th: Five days off!
  • 3rd evening of PTI phone calls from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on November 16th.

Events This Week

  • Monday, October 18th: Hallway escorting begins.
  • Monday, October 18th: Hot Lunch is Pizza ordered from town.
  • Tuesday, October 19th: Administrators’ Association PD in morning.
  • Tuesday, October 19th: Our Counselling Consultant will NOT be at EWP today.
  • Tuesday, October 19th: Hot Lunch is Chicken Tortilla Soup and a bun.
  • Tuesday, October 19th: 1st evening of PTI phone calls from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
  • Wednesday, October 20th: LST meeting (HPSD) all day.
  • Wednesday, October 20th: Hot Lunch is Stuffed Peppers.
  • Wednesday, October 20th: Block 3 receives visitor for Land-Based Learning (duck soup).
  • Wednesday, October 20th: Post-Secondary recruiters visit EWP at 1:30 PM.
  • Wednesday, October 20th: 2nd evening of PTI phone calls from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
  • Thursday, October 21st: CSTAG training CANCELLED
  • Thursday, October 21st: Foods field trip to Joussard at 9:00 AM (NS, CB, and CG).
  • Thursday, October 21st: Safety visit to EWP 11:00 AM postponed to NEXT WEEK
  • Thursday, October 21st: Hot lunch Dill Chicken Pita.
  • Thursday, October 21st: Grad Committee Meeting at noon (that’s 12:00 noon) in Room 133.
  • Thursday, October 21st: Football team leaves for Grande Prairie at 1:00 PM.
  • Friday, October 22nd: Librarian PD at 9:00 AM.
  • Friday, October 22nd: Possible HPSD marking time at 9:00 AM.
  • Friday, October 22nd: Resume possible HPSD marking time at 1:00 PM.

Great Things Seen & Heard

  • When a student was called to come out of the bathroom since he’d been in there a long time, he hollered back that he was pooping. The reply was that he can’t poop and walk at the same time!
  • In SS class, a student was heard saying, “Oh no, I have a f*ing test tomorrow, but the quick reply was “No, that would have to be a biology test!”
  • Students were seen yelling out the classroom window for a skipping student to stop playing in his backyard and come to class!
  • Don’t bother asking Google questions; just ask DW for answers.
  • New word this week: cross-curriculate.
  • Heard at a Math-Science collaboration meeting: kids don’t learn from novel studies. How rude!
  • Teachers are thinking of making up their own TikTok challenges.

Clips & Tips

The perspective on what we’re going through as explored in this interview with an expert could be encouraging for many people. The article offers a possible explanation for our feelings and enumerates several easy tips to help us feel better about things in general. Best of all, many cited references offer the possibility of investigating further information to anyone wanting to dig deeper:

Bits & Pieces

  • News has yet to be announced after the special meeting of the Board of Trustees last Friday.
  • Next regular bi-weekly meeting with teachers and EA’s will be on October 25th.
  • Administration Association meeting in morning of October 19th.
  • 1st evening of PTI phone calls from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on October 19th.
  • LST meeting (HPSD) all day on October 20th.
  • Post-Secondary recruiters visit EWP in afternoon of October 20th.
  • 2nd evening of PTI phone calls from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on October 20th.
  • CSTAG training for designated people on October 21st (all day).
  • EWP Safety Visit on October 21st at 11:00 AM.
  • Football team leaves for Grande Prairie at 1:00 PM on October 21st.
  • Next PD Day on October 22nd (Librarian PD, common HPSD marking time).
  • U of C recruiter here for lunch on October 28th (Room 133).
  • Student work for Term One report card to be in on October 29th.
  • Football team leaves for Fairview at 1:00 PM on October 29th.
  • Student Teacher joins P.E. class on November 1st.
  • Photo retakes on November 2nd.
  • Marks to office on November 3rd.
  • Next Wing-it Wednesday for all staff is November 3rd after school.
  • PE Collaboration (HPSD) on November 4th after school.
  • Report cards emailed at end of day on November 9th.
  • Longer break from November 10th to November 14th. Whew.
  • 3rd evening of PTI phone calls from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on November 16th.

Events This Week

  • Monday, October 11th: Thanksgiving Day—we’re thankful for an extra day of rest.
  • Tuesday, October 12th: Two student teachers arrive today for NM and JN.
  • Tuesday, October 12th: Our Counselling Consultant will be at EWP today.
  • Tuesday, October 12th: Hot Lunch is Chicken Noodle Soup and Egg Salad Sandwich.
  • Wednesday, October 13th: Meeting with Indigenous Education Directors at 10:30 AM.
  • Wednesday, October 13th: Hot Lunch is Turkey Shepherd’s Pie.
  • Thursday, October 14th: Hot lunch Cajun Chicken Caesar Salad.
  • Thursday, October 14th: Grad Committee Meeting at noon (that’s 12:00 noon) in Room 133.
  • Thursday, October 14th: OCA testing at 12:30 PM (Block 3 classes).
  • Thursday, October 14th: Parent Society Meeting at 6:00 PM (on Zoom).
  • Friday, October 15th: Hot lunch is Minestrone Soup and a Bun.
  • Friday, October 15th: Football team leaves for Whitecourt at 1:00 PM.