Board Highlights - May 10, 2018

Board Highlights - May 10, 2018

  1. A student delegation from Margaret Wooding School presented on promoting a culture of learning, understanding, and growth at their school.  The presentation included information on numeracy interventions, digital technology, student leadership, and celebrations of learning – Passion Projects.  The four student presenters talked about what they learned, building confidence, the power of persuasion and passion, and how presentation methods can increase your audience / membership.
     
  2. The board approved updates to policies GP #6 Board Agenda/Monitoring, A225 Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning and Working Environments, and A305 Student Code of Conduct.  Changes to A225 and A305 reflect new provincial legislation and updates to the School Act.  The revisions are compliance items and do not reflect any significant changes to the way Prairie Rose School Division provides safe and caring environments for all students and staff.
     
  3. The board approved two outdoor field trips.  Irvine School grade 9 students will be participating in their annual Eco Adventures trip to Cypress Hills that includes zip lining and wall climbing activities.  South Central High School will also be traveling to the Cypress Hills to enjoy mountain biking, fishing and canoeing activities as part of their Outdoor Education programming option.

Other sharing items:

  • A program called Connect Training has been well received in Bow Island.  The free program is a 10-week course geared for parents.  The program promotes building strong relationships with your children, each other and the school community.  The training has already been offered in Redcliff and will soon be coming to the Oyen area.
  • Alberta Education paid a visit to IF Cox School in Redcliff to observe the Nutrition Program.  Assistant Superintendent Reagan Weeks has been asked to present to the College Association of School Superintendents about the program including career application process, interview process, resume program, gardening and harvesting experience.
  • Irvine School has started a rodeo club that meets in the evenings once a week.  The program consists of a rodeo component and lessons that are taught by a professional rodeo expert.  Students must have their own horse and riding gear.  There has been a lot of interest in the program.  A public event is planned for June 14th at 1:30 PM.