School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) 9.2 Agenda of Regular Board of Education Meeting – December 9, 2013 Statement of Financial Information Report The Statement of Financial Information report for the year ended June 30, 2013 will be presented. MOTION: 10.0 Page 4 That the Statement of Financial Information report for the year ended June 30, 2013 be received by the Board of Education. REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 10.1 Superintendent’s Report of Student Achievement The School Act requires that the superintendent prepare a public report to the Board of Education on the progress of improving student achievement from the previous school year. The report is intended to ensure transparency and accountability for each school district in terms of its responsibility for improving student achievement. (Attachment) MOTION: That the Superintendent’s Report of Student Achievement be received 10.2 Field Trips The superintendent of schools will review the attached listing of field trip requests. (Attachment) 10.3 Enrolment The superintendent of schools will report on enrolment as of November 30, 2013. (Attachment) 10.4 2014-15 School Calendar – Pro-d Days The assistant superintendent will discuss a request from OSTU for pro-d days in the 2014-15 school year. 10.5 School Concerts A listing of school concerts is attached. (Attachment) 11.0 REPORT OF REPRESENTATIVES 12.0 NEW AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS 13.0 INFORMATION ITEMS 13.1 BCSTA Trustees Academy Trustees are reminded to bring to the meeting a report of their attendance at the BCSTA Trustees Academy held on December 5 to 7, 2013, in Vancouver. (Attachment) “Working Together for Student Success” FIELD TRIP REQUESTS School Board Meeting – December 9, 2013 1.0 LEVEL 1 – (LOW RISK DAY TRIPS APPROVED AT SCHOOL LEVEL) 2.0 LEVEL 2 - LOW RISK (UP TO 2 NIGHTS IN BC) APPROVED BY PRINCIPAL 3.0 LEVEL 3 – MED/HIGH RISK (2+ NIGHTS IN BC) APPROVED BY SUPERINTENDENT 4.0 3.1 January 31, February 7, February 14, 2013; Summerland Middle; approximately 110 grade 7 students to participate in a day of skiing at Crystal Mountain, West Kelowna. J. Broadbent, T. Steves, M. Porter, R. Thorpe, A. Devito plus CEAs and parent chaperones. 3.2 January 21, 2014; ConnectEd Junior Alternate; 10 students to travel to Apex Mountain Resort for a day of skiing/snowboarding; Dave Anderson plus chaperones. LEVEL 4 - TRIPS REQUIRING BOARD APPROVAL IN PRINCIPLE / PROCEED WITH PLANNING: 4.1 May 7 – 10, 2014; KVR Middle; 55 grade 8 band students to travel to Edmonton, AB, for a spring band tour; Stan Sabourin, Jennifer Wingham. Out-of-province travel. Board approval in principle required prior to proceeding with travel plans. FINAL APPROVAL: none Don MacIntyre December 9, 2013 Ref: Doic Data/2013-2014/11150-20 fieldtrip 2013-12-09 “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” - Farrah Gray Success Stories Forr the he December 9, 2013 ~ Bo Board d off Educ ucatio ion n Mee eeti ting Recognition of Student/School Success School Districtt No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) extends congratulations congratulatio ons to the following g students/groups students/group upss for for these o outstanding utst t anding example examples es of success for: Columbia Elementary y PEER READING TUTORS Recently a group of grade 5 students at Columbia Elementary have been involved in an exci ng project by becoming peer reading tutors. These students had to meet the following criteria in order to par cipate: they had to have received ELI (early literacy interven on) when they were in grade 1, and they needed to demonstrate empathy and understanding towards primary students who were struggling readers. Currently they are mee ng with grade 2 students who are just beginning to read, spending twenty minutes, three mes a week. Together they review reading strategies, read loud with just-right text, and encourage each other in their learning journey. A er a few weeks, it was inspiring to hear a grade 5 student share the following with his li le buddy, who was becoming frustrated when he couldn’t sound out a word: “Don’t worry, I know just how you feel. When I was your age, I couldn’t read more than a few words. But by the end of grade 2, I went up 10 levels! You can do it, I know you can.” McNicoll Park Middle SCHOOL GOALS McNicoll Park Middle have recently updated their school goals: o They read 50,000,000 words in term one and they only have 200 students! Mrs. Walliser’s whole class inished Fast ForWord. That’s a success! Success Stories Naramata Elementary NARAMATA’S GOT TALENT SHOW On Friday, November 15th, the PAC held its' second annual Naramata's Got Talent show. Over 200 people turned up from the community to enjoy the many talents their school and community had to offer. The evening was a great success in many ways and raised $4,321.00 for PAC fundraising and a further $365.75 towards Typhoon relief for the Philippines. Parkway Elementary Breakfast club is growing every week at Parkway. Shelene and her crew are doing an amazing job. Thank you! Pizza for hot lunch on Friday and everyone was thrilled! Thank you to Kelly and her group of volunteers, they do a super job at Parkway! Sing-a-long on Monday was a blast and the students had a great time singing and dancing! Thank you Mrs. Silvius! Parkway’s two recycling teams did another super job – thank you! The Multicultural Club continues to grow as well as complete some wonderful projects. Parkway staff and students are really enjoying them! Parkway Elementary Book Fair was a great success. The school will now be able to purchase many new books for the library. Thank you to everyone that contributed and supported the fair. Great job Mrs. Caruso! The first Family BINGO of the school year was a huge hit. Over 70 people came out to play for some great fun and treats! A huge thank you to Mrs. Silvius and Mrs. Dech for helping at the school! Success Stories Parkway Elementary Continued... The senior readers from the Concorde Senior’s Centre enjoyed a reading session with the students. Starbucks at Cherry Lane is once again doing a Holiday Book Drive for Parkway Elementary. Until the end of December, people can bring in a brand new book to Starbucks and get a free tall holiday drink! A big thank you to Shelene at Starbucks for coordinating this fantastic fundraiser! Giant’s Head Elementary REMEMBRANCE DAY On Friday November 8th, Giant’s Head Elementary took time to remember those who have given service for our country. In front of special guests from the Royal Canadian Legion, RCMP, Fire Department and School Board of Education trustees, the Grade 5 Ambassadors led an assembly that included poetry, video media and music. Giant’s Head staff and students gave a huge thanks to Mrs. Shanner, Mrs. Tracy and Mrs. Fleming’s for their rendition of “In Flanders Field”. It was a very moving ceremony. Success Stories Summerland Middle A highlight from November is the story of the Grade 7-8 Boys Rugby Team. It could be framed as a “David vs. Goliath” story, in that the team faced a Skaha Lake squad which was much bigger and stronger, but the story is not that simple. The Rugby team this year was comprised of 16 boys, some who had par cipated in organized sports before, but many who had not. The team was coached by Chris Hanon and Wayne Riddle, volunteers who devote their me in the belief they are developing both athle c skills and life skills in the boys. As the season began, Summerland Middle was very evenly matched with KVR and McNicoll Park, winning (and losing) matches in regular season play versus these schools. Skaha Lake was clearly in a diﬀerent ability class than the other schools, bea ng each opponent all year long by upwards of 40 points. The Summerland Middle boys faced Skaha Lake twice in regular season play, losing by a combined score of 110-15. As playoﬀs began, Summerland Middle defeated KVR in a semi-final, earning the right to face Skaha Lake once again. On a frigid November day, as each player boarded the bus to the game, they knew they were once again on their way to take the field against an opponent that had over-run them twice before. Yet, they were on that bus and s ll commi ed to take the field that day and give their all. In a hard fought game which ended due to darkness, Summerland Middle ed Skaha Lake Middle and both schools were named District Co-Champions. It is not the score or trophy that is most special in this story, it is the character and resiliency these boys demonstrated. It was John Wooden, a famous college basketball coach, who said that sports do not build character. They reveal it. In each of our lives we are faced with situa ons that seem winless, where we may feel overwhelmed or overmatched. Thanks to coaches like Chris and Wayne, these boys learned to face a challenge head on and to give their absolute best; these lessons will serve them well throughout their lives. Summerland Middle Continued... Success Stories Summerland Regional Library Visits SMS On November 27th, Caroline from the Summerland-Okanagan Regional Library visited classes and gave a presenta on on all of the many things the local library oﬀers. Many students received library cards. A big thank you to Caroline for the lively and informa ve visit!! Skaha Lake Middle Skaha Lake Girls’ Volleyball Team Congratula ons to the SLMS Grade 8 Girls’ Volleyball team for winning the South Zone Grade 8 Volleyball Championship. The girls won a three set thriller over Similkameen Secondary from Keremeos. Success Stories Skaha Lake Middle Continued... Skaha Lake Boys’ Rugby Team Congratula ons to the SLMS Grade 8 Boys’ Rugby Team who were crowned cochampions in the SD67 Grade 8 Rugby League Championship. The game versus Summerland Middle school was ed when called due to darkness. The boys finished league and playoﬀs undefeated this season. Swimming at the Community Pool All the grade 6 classes went swimming for the morning on November 6th at the Community Pool. Remembrance Day Assembly On Friday, November 8th, Skaha Lake held their student-led Remembrance Day assembly. This was presented by Mr. Bond’s leadership class as well as the grade 8 band. This year the school commemorated the 50th anniversary of Canada’s par cipa on in the Korean War. Success Stories Skaha Lake Middle Continued... Successful Lockdown Drill On November 20th, SLMS held their first lockdown drill. The lock down drill takes place twice a year and is designed to protect students and staﬀ from a threat inside the building, such as an intruder, when it may be more dangerous to leave the building by directed evacua on than to stay in a secured room. Students and staﬀ reviewed procedures prior to implemen ng the drill. The lockdown was completed very successfully according to the protocols set in place by School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) Emergency Preparedness Plan. Students and staﬀ were congratulated for their eﬀorts and once again reminded that this was a drill. The second lockdown drill will take place in the new year. School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) RECOGNITION OF STUDENT ARTWORK Wiltse Elementary School December 9, 2013 Grade 1 School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) extends recognition and appreciation to the following students/groups of Wiltse Elementary School for the artwork they submitted to be displayed in the boardroom for the month of December. Scott Ball A watercolour painting divided into six squares. Each square representing a different leaf shape and colour of hot pink, pale salmon, rust orange, orange-red, teal and moss green. Outlined shapes in black felt pen. Grade 1 G A pastel drawing of a large flower with a dark black center and red-orange outlined petals. The blue pastel background on black construction paper presents a scratched appearance. strid Highly A James Josay A watercolour painting divided into six squares. Each square representing a different leaf shape and colour in pale lime green, light teal, orange-red, tangerine, and orange-pink. Most leaves separated into various colours and outlined in black felt pen. Grade 3 Grade 2 Ella Peters A watercolour painting of an abstract tree with a black base, bright coloured polka dot leaves in orange, red, yellow and rust brown. The background of the painting is bright sky blue. Samantha Fujino Kindergarten A watercolour painting with a bright happy sun, four trees in a row with rust coloured trunks, hunter green leaves and bright red apples. Zachary Durnin Grade 1 A watercolour painting of a ‘fun’ caterpillar with a green-yellow body, bright red face and rusty coloured legs.