News from Boissevain School

April 14, 2013

Update – April 14 – 2013

Filed under: Education — Mr. White @ 7:32 pm


What’s Up at Boissevain School


Upcoming Dates:

April 14 – 18 – Cantando Band Trip – Edmonton

April 16 – HS reports go home

April 17 – HS Staff Meeting (Note Change)

April 18 – HS Interviews

April 18 – Preschool Wellness Day

April 25 – Val Caldwell – Social Media – Gr. 11 & 12 – 12:30 pm – North Gym

April 25 – Social Media – Val Caldwell – Parent Session – North – Band Room – 7 pm

May 28 – Middle School Track Meet

June 4 – MS TMSD Track Meet

June 4 – Cafeteria Closes

June 5 – AAA Spirit Day


Reminders:  Please mark on your calendars!

Staff Mtgs:

Primary – May 14  – 3:30    MS – May 15  – 8 am    HS  – April 17 – 3:30 then May 13

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

√ teaching staff – please remember to complete the survey I emailed to you with regards to Al and Myself by April 26th – thank you.


√ High School – Advisory

April 17 Regular  Advisory


√√ Committee updates:

School Plan and PBIS – Positive Behaviour Intervention System

Brad, Al, Corey, Roxy, Patty, Shawn, Bob, Sonia H


RTI – Response to Intervention – School Team

Brad, Al, Krista, Sonia S., Pam, Bob, Primary –  Roxy , Middle Years – Travis

High School –  Keith  &  Tracey



√√√√ Redefining Fair – Damian Cooper – I have read through the last chapters of the book Redefining Fair – it focuses on our work we are doing with report cards, assessment and essential outcomes – I am sure the changes we are seeing are the result f Damian Cooper and other’s work

Some final comments by Damian Cooper:

–       as educators we are in the midst of unprecedented change

–       as teachers, we must continue to improve our craft

–       every classroom today needs to be differentiated

–       we must constantly reflect upon our current practices

–       we must examine what is working and what is not

–       we must problem solve to become more effective teachers


** I have the book in my office for you to read so please come and get it – there are a number of case studies in the book that are interesting to read and are at all levels from K to 12.


√√√√ I attended a mLRC workshop last week – here is one post to share

Four Essential Questions in Unit Planning

  1. What do all students need to know and be able to do?
  2. How do we teach so that all students learn?
  3. How will we know if they have learned it?
  4. What will we do if they don’t know it or if they come to us already knowing?


√√√√ Interesting read







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