Course selections for next school year are complete and we have begun to create our 2017-18 Master Timetable for scheduling of classes. With the infusion of myBlueprint into classes, working sessions with our Guidance Department, and continued experiential learning to make learning more relevant for students, they have been able to plan for their pathway in the coming year. Final Performance Assessments are around the corner and the Semester 2 Final Exam Schedule will be posted shortly to the LBP website.
The Program Accommodation and Review Process continues for all HDSB Burlington Secondary School. The Director’s Final Report was released on April 21st. Public delegation meetings on the nights of May 8th and 11th will lead to the vote for Final Decision concerning the Burlington PAR by the HDSB Trustees on June 7th. All posted information can be found linked through our school website.
An important note about Cashless Schools in the new school year: In the 2017-18 school year, Halton District School Board will replace Cashless Schools with a new system called School Cash Online. School Cash Online will allow parents to pay school fees using credit cards, Visa Debit and online funds transfer. The Board will have a parent help desk, staffed 24/7 to assist you when using School Cash Online. Please ensure you read the attachment about the replacement process.
Our Parent Advisory Council’s last meeting of the school year was held on April 11th and minutes are attached. We thank all our PAC members for their contributions as their year concluded. Our special gratitude to co-chair, Cheryl DeLugt, whose passion and commitment was instrumental to PAC’s final event of the year. A successful evening was planned by Cheryl for both LBP and Sir Ernest McMillian Elementary communities educating parents on how to identify and protect young people from bullying and violence; with support from facilitators of the Toronto Argonaut Football Club an informative evening was provided for many. Plan to join us for their first PAC 2017-18 meeting on Tuesday September 19th.
We ask parents to continue to stay connected to daily announcements about co-curricular and extra-curricular events that are regularly posted to our school website (www.lbp.hdsb.ca), outdoor sign board, and Student Service’s Twitter account. In addition, many of our teacher websites are connected through this web link and can keep you aware of classroom learning and assessment.
During the Spring season we look forward to celebrating the many academic, athletic and social successes of our students, teachers and school community. Be sure to celebrate with us!
Loraine Fedurco, Principal
Highlights of March and April 2017……
Garen Khoudigian and Mehr Mahmood who were selected as Lester B. Pearson’s Burlington Rotary Award recipients this year. Garen and Mehr, along with their families, celebrated at the Rotary Award Dinner in April.
→From The Arts:
Our Upper Middle Bands competed at Musicfest in London with some AMAZING results. All their hard work pay off. Not only did they sound incredible, but they made our school community proud by being respectful and kind individuals to everyone they met. These groups finished with the following awards:
Sr. Concert Band: Gold with an invitation to Nationals
Sr. Jazz Band: Silver with an invitation to Nationals
Jr. Jazz Band: Silver
Jr. Concert Band: Silver with an invitation to Nationals
The Drama performance of Einsam at this year’s Sear’s Drama festival was amazing! The cast and crew really pulled it off! There were a lot of laughs and positive comments! Although they did not move on to the regional competition they did win Distinctive Merit Award for Visuals and Performances - Cast, Crew, and Directors. It's a real honour to have the entire cast win this award!
→Apeldoorn…our LBP students ventured to Apeldoorn
The Burlington-Apeldoorn Exchange concluded in April with the return of our enthusiastic students from Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. A remembrance ceremony at Holton Cemetery, celebrated the anniversary of when Canadian soldiers liberated Apeldoorn. With over 1350 Canadians buried there, a big part of this exchange was our students researching and presenting the Canadian soldiers at this official remembrance ceremony at Holton. We thank the teachers of Robert Bateman HS, Dr. Frank Hayden HS and our own Madelle Genis for their devotion and organization of this rewarding cultural experience for students.
LBP Rugby enthusiasts had the opportunity to experience a more competitive skill enhancing venture in New Zealand over the March Break. Those who partook in this trip have brought back training sessions from professional rugby coaches as well as memories of the Maori culture and customs.
Spring sports are well underway with league play happening for Junior and Senior Girls and Boys Soccer, Boys and Girls Rugby, Boys Baseball, and Track and Field training for upcoming meets.
→From the Environmental Club:
The club held our annual Earth Day cleanup in April around the school property and forest. Over 1400 pounds of garbage was collected by our students…now that’s the environmental way!
→Family Fitness Night
The third evening of fun, community and fitness was held in April. Our own social worker, Laura Clement, shared messages for positive well-being to the participants. Please watch for our next evening of Fitness in May.
→From Student Parliament:
The Fire and Ice Charity Semi Formal was in March with $500 donated to support Joseph Brant Hospital Fund as well as additional dollars towards St. Parliament’s annual June Pearson Amazing Race.
The LBP Career Fair was held on March 29 where students had the opportunity to hear two keynote speakers with distinct chosen career paths: Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie from Kelly’s Cupcakes and music artist Mike Sleath. Student then attended three sessions of a broad range of career sectors and post-secondary pathways that were featured. We are very grateful for all community members and parents who gave of their time for our students to hear more about pathways they were interested in learning more about. A big thank-you to the Guidance Team for hosting this terrific event.
→HDSB Skills Competition:
LBP competitors in the Construction and Transportation divisions put their skills to the test. As well our Grade 10 students had the opportunity to visit the host site , White Oaks Secondary School in Oakville, to cheer on our competitors and observe other technical skills of students from Grade 4- 12 in the areas of Automotive, Baking, Cabinetmaking, Graphic Design, Robotics.
→OSSLT Update :
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (O.S.S.L.T.) was successfully held for our Grade 10 students at the end of March. Results should be known by the end of the year.
Grade 9 students participated in the Halton Regional Police`s ``Police Academics Program”. They became more informed of situations and dangers such as drugs, human trafficking, crime stoppers, social media and sexting.
→Toronto Argonauts `Huddle up Program
The Toronto Argonauts’ Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program held on International Pink Day, was an all-encompassing opportunity for our school population to focus on the impact they can have on bullying in their own environment. This student lead assembly directed their message toward people being bullied as well as bystanders, so awareness and action can develop prior to situations turning negative. Members of the Argo’s Cheerleaders and Players spent an afternoon with our students sharing personal testimonies of how they overcame these negative challenges and the strategies that were significant for them.
→Save the dates for :
LBP's Commencement Ceremony on June 29 at 3:30pm.
September 22-24……See all 21 Ontario universities under one roof at the 2017 Ontario Universities' Fair, located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This year's fair will take place September 22 to 24. The OUF is a free event, hosted by all Ontario universities. See www.ouf.ca for more details. Follow us on Facebook for regular updates: www.facebook.com/OntarioUFair. And join the conversation on Twitter: @OntarioUniFair / #OUF2017.
10th Annual PIC Conference is planned for October 14th – watch for details on the school website
May 4th -- Grade 12 Breakfast at 8:45am
May 5 -- Floodlight Soccer Junior and Senior Games (5:30pm start)
May 22 -- Victoria Day Holiday – School Closed
May 23 – June 15 -- Semester 2 Performance Assessments
May 24th --15th week of Semester Report mailed
June 1st -- Music Spring Concert at 7:00pm
June 6th -- Athletic Banquet at 6:00pm
June 16th -- Pearson’s Annual Awards Review
June 22nd – 27th -- Semester 2 Final Exams
COBB`s FUNDRAISING continues…
PAC Fundraising continues this year at Burlington’s COB’S BAKERY; just mention your child attends LBP with a purchase and COB’S BAKERY makes a donation towards our school community.
Attendance reporting for absences, late arrivals or early dismissal is IMPORTANT, please read here.
Cashless Schools Replaced by School Cash Online in 2017-18
LBP Minutes from Parent Council Meeting April 11, 2017
LBPHS Highlights of March and April 2017