advertisement
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.
Download
Related flashcards

Roman goddesses

26 cards

Christian mythology

16 cards

Creation myths

21 cards

Mother goddesses

21 cards

Create Flashcards