Board of Trustees Key Messages
Following are the Board of Trustees Key Messages from the Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
1) F.P. Walshe School Student Presentations and AERR
Several students from F.P. Walshe School in Fort Macleod attended the Board Meeting. Chelsie Harris and Logan Markland gave a presentation on Culinary Arts. Along with pictures of the new kitchen at the school, they spoke on: modules and daily specials, the two groups that make up this class; menu planning, and; crews (cooking and cleaning). They noted how fortunate they are to have Blair Yanke, a red seal chef who instructs and guides them in this course.
Mr. Orr’s Grade 9 Students Payton Van Driesten, Joyce Holwerda, Sydney Perry, Courtney Ross and Amy Craig described some CTS Shop Projects they have worked on in semester one. Their projects included a chicken coop duplex and a playhouse. Students gave a presentation showing pictures of the work they have done which includes, working with various carpentry saws, making precise measurements, wiring, framing, installing windows and shingling. They noted they would highly recommend this class to everyone.
Mr. Orr spoke on, and presented, Math 10-20/3 related shop projects that blends math with shop that students have worked on, creating shapes, figuring angles and cutting so projects fit perfectly. These steps include studying trigonometry and parathions angles. It was noted the practicality of math for building real life opportunities.
Sterling Paiha, Principal of F.P. Walshe School presented F.P. Walshe Schools Annual Results and Education Plan to the Board of Trustees. Mr. Paiha reviewed the Accountability Pillar, PAT and DIP results. Of note, Mr. Paiha described the newly introduced team teaching taking place to work on areas with issues which is already seeing results. Additionally Mr. Paiha reviewed work taking place with the FNMI and noted they are seeing good things happening. F.P. Walshe has introduced an Elder in Residence Program to promote First Nations, to enable students to feel more confidence and promote culture working with teachers. Mr. Paiha also reviewed the schools survey results, school goals trends and celebrations. To view the F.P. Walshe Schools AERR please use this link. http://www.fpwalsheschool.ca/documents/general/AERR%202017.pdf
2) LRSD Fact Sheet on Reserves
The LRSD Fact Sheet on Reserves is the document that summarizes the financial reserves held by the Livingstone Range School Division No. 68 and where they have been designated to. This document is reviewed on an annual basis after the completion of the Audited Financial Statements. Associate Superintendent, Business Services, Jeff Perry reviewed the document with the Board of Trustees which they approved. Following is a link to view the document. http://www.lrsd.ca/documents/general/Fact%20Sheet%20on%20Reserves%20-%202017-08-31.pdf
3) School Sponsored Ski Trips
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation from Acting Superintendent Seguin to allow schools to continue to follow Administrative Procedures in regards to having school sponsored ski trips in the future.