“Good things are happening” as we are well into the Semester 1 school term. Our Athletic programs are nearing completion of their seasons with playoffs around the corner. Your cheers at the games and competitions are welcomed by all our athletes and coaches. Clubs and after-school events are in full swing as reported in “What’s Up” (attached). Your provisions for transportation outside of school hours and presence at these events is appreciated.
Fifth Week Reports were emailed/mailed last week for parents to review learning skill outcomes with their child for all Grade 9 students and for Grade 10 -12 students where progress is a concern. As parents, we welcome your partnership in encouraging your student to take advantage of supports teachers are suggesting to improve their success. Although Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences, held on October 19th, as an opportunity to review student achievement please be in contact with a teacher at any time you feel the need for a check-in. Teacher contact information is available under the STAFF tab on our school website.
Our School Improvement Plan (SIP) continues to focus on making learning more relevant by teachers creating experiential learning opportunities within and outside of the classroom to better engage students. When asking your child about their school day consider questioning them about what resonated well for them with their learning. Such opportunities could involve workshops with community partners brought into the classroom, virtual guest speakers from another part of the province and globally from another country, or cross-curricular opportunities that explore culture and language to better understand the diversity in our world.
Above all, we continue to make the wellness of our staff and students primary as we plan for the Integration with MMR High School next school year. Through the LBP Well-being Team of students and staff, and the Foundations for A Healthy School connected to the school board we will strive to ensure everyone in our building is doing well.
The first LBP/MMR Integration Committee Meeting was held October 12th where preliminary discussions focused on the committee mandate, administrators’ reports, artifacts and memorabilia, school closure and welcoming ceremonies, and communication plan. Recently, a facilitator to examine the Accommodation Review Process was appointed by the Ministry of Education. Staying informed with updates and messages from the Halton District School Board about the LBP/MMR Integration can be found HERE, on our LBP website “PAR Implementation” tab, and through our School Advisory Council MEETINGS.
Wishing you a pleasurable autumn season,
Loraine Fedurco, Principal