Great Things Seen & Heard

  • One of our students hit a hole-in-one at the golf tournament last Monday!
  • A special needs student that often only appeared when our LST was away last year showed up for the first time when PL was away at the golf tournament! Quite the track record!
  • A student was looking for TR to tell him he looks like the principal on Rick and Morty. The boy was really quite excited about it!
  • Overheard: a student telling another student that he missed his chance, anti-mask day was last week.
  • Comments from football players washing uniforms: doing laundry is yucky!
  • You know it’s been a long, tiring week when both administrators wonder where the corn field is at the Corn Maze Fun Day for Grade 10 students!
  • Overheard: a student is pretty tired today because he couldn’t sleep in Math class; that new teacher’s voice is too loud!

Clips & Tips

Long ago, this blog article originally caught my interest because having a rule for hats and hoodies to be removed inside the school building previously came up for discussion every year. I remember teachers saying they felt they were being aggressive when they were expected to enforce that rule. Same as many of the readers, I found some comments more interesting than the article itself. It’s clear to see how the article could inspire some worthwhile discussion, especially now that we are continually faced with microaggressions both in and out of school with the enforcement of Covid regulations. It would be an interesting exercise to rewrite the article from either perspective, whether in terms of people aggressively stopping us on the way through doors of stores in bigger cities, or in terms of individuals attacking us when we obediently enforce regulations set by outside organizations.

Bits & Pieces

  • Regular bi-weekly meeting with teachers and EA’s on Monday, September 27th after school.
  • Administrators’ Association PD on Tuesday, September 28th.
  • Orange Shirt Day will be on Thursday, September 30th.
  • Meeting after school for TR and EV.
  • High Prairie school administration collaboration at 9:00 AM on October 1st.
  • Grad ring display will come to our school on Monday, October 4th.
  • School Photos will be on Tuesday, October 5th.

Events This Week

  • Monday, September 20th: Election Day, so remember to vote.
  • Monday, September 20th: Election booths for mock election set up around school (JN).
  • Monday, September 20th: Hot Lunch is Veggie Fried Rice.
  • Monday, September 20th: TR & EV at Board Office at 1:00 PM.
  • Tuesday, September 21st: Our Counselling Consultant will be at EWP today.
  • Tuesday, September 21st: Hot Lunch is Chicken Noodle Soup and Grilled Cheese.
  • Tuesday, September 21st: Virtual AGM Meeting for School Council at 6:00 PM.
  • Wednesday, September 22nd: Hot Lunch is Beef Stir Fry and Rice.
  • Wednesday, September 22nd: ATA’s PD meeting after school.
  • Thursday, September 23rd: AHS conducting vaccinations in our school.
  • Thursday, September 23rd: Grad Meeting at 12:00 noon, Room 133.
  • Thursday, September 23rd: Hot Lunch is Chicken Caesar Wrap.
  • Thursday, September 23rd: Virtual AGM Meeting for Parent (Fundraising) Committee at 6:00 PM.
  • Friday, September 24th: PD Day for teachers.
  • Friday, September 24th: Librarians’ PD at 9:00 AM.
  • Friday, September 24th: Beginning Teachers’ Conference (online).
  • Friday, September 24th: Process for student wellness, 9:15 AM in Learning Commons.
  • Friday, September 24th: Elders’ Sharing Circle cancelled (was 1:00 PM). Replacement activity TBA.
  • Friday, September 24th: Literacy Project meeting at 2:00 PM.
  • Friday, September 24th: Football game at 4:30 PM (home game)

Great Things Seen & Heard

  • We were commended for having the highest percentage of staff members with the online safety training completed! Way to go, everyone!
  • Overheard: This isn’t acting like a real website, it’s acting like a picture of a website. It is a picture of a website!
  • Misappropriation of the terms: a boy went in the gender-inclusive bathroom with a girl, but only to talk.
  • Some of our CTS General students have already earned a few credits!
  • Three boys were caught in the main boys’ bathroom in the dark. When lights were turned on, a loud “What are you doing so close to me??” was heard.
  • We heard that police and a SWAT team were at our school arresting students who weren’t wearing masks.
  • Football boys have been reported to be going into the Fitness Room to primp in front of the wall of mirrors.
  • A staff member in the staff bathroom was alarmed to hear what sounded like someone breaking through the wall. It turns out that someone did burst a hole in the wall, but not through!
  • Overheard regarding the protest organizer: “Why would we follow a kid who can’t even spell?”
  • When asked if he had a booboo, the student answered, “Yes, but that’s not what it’s called.”
  • We had the best turn-out ever for a Grad meeting at lunch this past week!
  • Seen: a football player has a teddy-bear in his locker to pump himself up.
  • Our Volleyball teams were able to go on their first road trip in years!
  • Our Football team won their game on Friday night!
  • A total stranger from a town east of Calgary called to encourage us to stand strong after seeing a post about police in front of our school—she said she knew it was a false report and thought we probably needed a positive phone call!

Bits & Pieces

  • Contract tracing for any positive staff or students has recommenced.
  • We will be regularly picking a Block of classes to phone parents of all missing students. We will ask for a quick email with names of students in advance, same as we did on Friday.
  • School Council AGM at 6:00 PM (online) on September 21st.
  • ATA’s PD meeting on September 22nd.
  • AHS conducting vaccinations in our school on September 23rd.
  • Grad Meeting at 12:00 noon in Room 133 on September 23rd.
  • Fundraising Parent Council AGM at 6:00 PM (online) on September 23rd.
  • Next PD Day: September 24th (Librarian PD at 9:00 AM and Elder Sharing Circle at 1:00 PM).
  • Orange Shirt Day will be on Thursday, September 30th.
  • School Photos will be on Tuesday, October 5th.

Events This Week

  • Monday, September 13th: Golfers (with PL and JS) at tournament all day.
  • Monday, September 13th: Hot Lunch is Chicken Caesar Salad.
  • Monday, September 13th: Regular bi-weekly meeting for teachers and EA’s after school (lunch rooms, health and safety concerns, PD communication, update on threat management if necessary, next steps on Dossier).
  • Monday, September 13th: Network maintenance at 4:30PM, after our meeting.
  • Tuesday, September 14th: Our Counselling Consultant will be at EWP today.
  • Tuesday, September 14th: Admin Association Meetings all morning (TR & EV).
  • Tuesday, September 14th: Hot Lunch is Quinoa Salad.
  • Tuesday, September 14th: TR away in PM.
  • Wednesday, September 15th: PL away all day
  • Wednesday, September 15th: Grade 10 Fun Day—Corn Maze and water slide.
  • Wednesday, September 15th: Hot Lunch is Stuffed Peppers.
  • Thursday, September 16th: Meeting with community education directors and IEC in morning.
  • Thursday, September 16th: Hot Lunch is Spaghetti.
  • Friday, September 17th: Rain date for Grade 10 Fun Day.
  • Friday, September 17th: Hot Lunch is Turkey Shepherd’s Pie.
  • Friday, September 17th: Football game at 4:30 PM (home game)