News from Boissevain School

April 22, 2011

Declaration of Education

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mr. White @ 10:28 pm

May 10th is:

A day to remind ourselves and our students that citizenship means asking questions, finding answers and standing up for what you believe in… and that education must mean that too. The plan is to collect all the answers we can and then tag them on twitter which will include the responses with those around the world.  Please give it a try?

Declaration of Education.

1. When and where do I learn best?

2. What does an ideal learning environment look like?

3. How closely do our current places of learning resemble our ideal learning environment?

4. What barriers to learning/growth exist within our current learning environments?

5. What will we do to make our current learning environments more perfect places to work and learn?

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April 17, 2011

School Homepage

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mr. White @ 5:48 pm

I was told the other day that some people had overheard some parents saying they didn’t know the school had a HOMEPAGE (boissevainschool.ca) which makes me wonder what information those parents have been missing.  I did hear that the most important page for some parents is the Cafeteria Menu. I received a phone call about an event not listed on the google calendar displayed on the the school website so I know that for that person the calendar is important.   As well, we were commended on having a goolgle calendar for the gym schedule.  I would like to know how the boissevainschool.ca is used.

My Questions for you:

1. How do you use the school website?

2. What are most important on a school website?

April 6, 2011

What is New!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mr. White @ 1:42 am

As one returns from Spring Break we see a change  in a variety of things.  Extracurricular activities are changing with Baseball, Fastball and Track getting into full swing.  Many families have been away on holidays and the number of absent days for  holidays has really increased this year compared to previous years.   I read an interesting blog entry by someone I follow (George Couros).  He provided a question that is worthy of discussion with your child’s teacher.

1. How can we provide opportunities for our students to develop their learning while away without doing the traditional “worksheet packages” that have been sent in the past?

Someone asked how were the first few days upon returning from Spring Break.  Looking back to the two days “Variety” is the best word to describe them. From welcoming two new students from Columbia, course selections for next year, staffing, crosswalk responsibilities, an ailing classroom pet needing expert care, wet boots and socks, student issues, staff not feeling well, evaluations, practices, meetings, new haircuts, technology not working  to a few other things.

I would like to thank all our staff for their enthusiasm and compassion. By the way, we have great kids from K to 12 which means parents are doing some great things at their end. Thank You!

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