News from Boissevain School

March 17, 2013

Update – March 17 – 2013

Filed under: Education — Mr. White @ 8:37 pm


What’s Up at Boissevain School


Upcoming Dates:


March 18 – High School Information Night – 7 pm in Band Room

March 19 – Band Concert – North Gym – 7:30pm

March 19  – Blood Donor Clinic – South Gym

April 3  – Live Differently – Gr. 7 to 12 – 2 pm

April 5 – MADD – Gr. 9 to 12 – 9 am

April 14 – 18 – Cantando Band Trip – Edmonton

April 16 – HS reports go home

April 18 – HS Interviews

April 25 – Val Caldwell – Social Media Presentation – Gr. 11 & 12 – pm – North Gym

June 4 – Cafeteria Closes

June 5 – AAA Spirit Day


Reminders:  Please mark on your calendars!

Staff Mtgs:  I think we can move through March without a regular staff meeting

Primary – April 10  – 3:30    MS – April 15  – 8 am    HS  – April 8 – 3:30

(as always, submit items on the staff wiki or let me know – Meetings are in Meeting Room)


√ The recycling program is as strong as ever with the added containers and support of students and staff – one problem has popped up as all garbage is being placed in the the pop bottle container in the MS hallway – we could get rid of the containers but this is more about respect for the recycling program – no one should have to pick garbage out of the blue containers – Could Gr. 5 to 8 teachers please address this with your classrooms.

I know that it is not just Gr. 5 to 8 but it’s a start. The Pop bottle container in the HS is pretty good.

Thanks for your help.

√ We will have a Lockdown Practice on Thursday morning – please refresh the proper details with your class and remind yourself of your responsibilities – locking doors, etc.

√ Mike N. is completing his interviews with some staff Monday and Tuesday – the schedule was sent out last week

√ I have completed the 1st Course Selections for next year with Gr. 8 & 9 – I will be around to go over the selections with Gr. 11 & 12 this week.

√ The HS staff meeting was scheduled for Monday, April 8 but there is a TMTA meeting in Killarney at 4:30 that day – I have rescheduled the HS meeting for Monday, April 15


√ High School – Advisory

March 20 Seminar Day

12 – Career Cruising

11 – Resume Prep

10 – Study Skills

9 – What are my Values?

Spring Break


April 3 No Advisory – Live Differently Presentation – Gr. 7 to 12


April 10 Regular Advisory


***Please see Corey if you would like to have a subscription to the Advisory/Arts & Culture calendar***


√√√√ Please be prepared to report on PD that you have attended since the last staff meeting – use the 3 – 2 – 1 process:

3 Highlights – 2 Questions you have – 1 item you implement in the school.



√√√√ This weeks thoughts from Damian Cooper’s Book called Redefining Fair


It Says:

–        when curriculum and instruction are not tailored to the needs of students, some find learning too challenging, while others find it boring.

–        In either case, the consequences are often similar: disengagement, truancy, failure to complete assigned work and inappropriate behavior

–        Cooper wrote about his observations in a Gr. 2 class – all students were enthusiastically engaged in their learning – students were well behaved and respectful to each other – students were resourceful, relying upon each other for support – the teacher moved easily and efficiently throughout the room – different materials used at different stations reflected thorough planning and preparation

–        He also writes about his experience in Gr. 9 English – he collected evidence on their writing by getting responses to a newspaper article, a video, a creative writing prompt, a response to a personal letter  – by examining their writing in all of these modes (descriptive, expository, creative and personal), he was able to build a student profile and adjust the learning from that evidence.



√√√√  I have not seen one of these for a while – the music is the same but the

clips are a little different – 4 minutes—video





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