Request from the 2017 Grad Committee: Pictures!

In 2015-16, Carman Lim (a member of the 2016 graduating class) spent countless hours generating a long term memory for her fellow grads. She posted the video to “You Tube” so you can share the memories with your family and friends: 2016 Lester B Pearson High School Graduation Video. Grad Committee members, led by Mohit Parmar, have begun collecting pictures for the 2017 video: http://goo.gl/photos/QB7bzYDPq8Sse2xy5 or 2017 Grad Video Collection of Pictures. Enjoy a study break and send along some of your favorite photos with Patriot friends. The Committee will strive to include every member of the 2017 graduating class. They need your photos to make this a reality…

Congratulations to Mr. Fraser: Head Football Coach of the Year!!!

CSHSAA Head Coach of the Year Award: Football

The Lester B. Pearson School Community would like to extend their congratulations to Mr. Morgan Fraser, our Athletic Director. Today he was recognized by the Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association (CSHSAA) with the “Gary Deman Award” as the “Head Coach of the Year” for our Senior Boys Football team. The team came bursting out into the playoffs scoring a number of upsets leading to a City Final appearance with the team finishing second in their division. Mr. Fraser’s leadership in bringing football back to LBP in 2015-16, after a long hiatus, resulted in a City Championship appearance in the team’s second season. Students and staff at Lester B. Pearson celebrate Mr. Fraser’s commitment to excellence in Patriot Athletics. Proud to be a Patriot!

Home Logic will be temporarily turned off: January 19th (9:00 am)

Good afternoon Patriot Families:

Home Logic will be temporarily turned off from Thursday January 19th (9:00 am) to Wednesday February 1st. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause but our computer system crashes with the increased data input activity.

Please do not hesitate to e-mail teachers directly if you have questions in the meantime: LBP Staff List

This is a practice common to all CBE High Schools.

We appreciate your understanding.

What is going on for the next two weeks?

Happy New Year Patriot Families:

During the 2016-17 school year, we have begun to compress our school events into a weekly newsletter. If you do not currently receive these valuable documents, please call the school at 403-280-6565 and dial 0. Carlie, Cathy, Brigida or Marilyn will help you to gain access. This week’s summary is 14 pages: Pearson Newsletter Week of January 16 – January 20

Grad photos are also taking place for the next two weeks in Room 2171 and 2173. Students are reminded to please bring their $40.00 sitting fee in the exact amount as Lifetouch cannot make change. Please do not make multiple bookings! We did have 51 students make 2 – 5 different appointments which filled every time slot. Lifetouch spent quite a bit of time contacting families to remove multiple bookings last week! There are enough time slots if every student takes one. Here is a summary (which is also in the newsletter): 2016-2017 Grad Photos FAQ

Grade 10 students will have the next two weeks to have individualized attention based on their current progress. If students have marks of 60% or lower, they MUST come in. If students have marks of 60% or higher, their time is more flexible. These details were reviewed with Grade 10 students along with a bright blue printed copy of this schedule: January 2017 for Grade 10 Students – Student edition

Grade 11 and 12 students are starting exams as the first semester draws to a close. This information is summarized in the newsletter as well:

LBP Jan 2017 Exam Schedule

LBP School Examinations rules: Jan 2017

Alberta Education Standards: Wearable Technology

Semester Two will begin on Wednesday February 1st at 8:45 am with a “Success Connect” class for every student. New timetables will be distributed that reflect room changes and a few revisions in who is leading what course.

We wish all of our students success as they make positive choices to support their learning in the next two weeks. Many of your questions may be answered by the above documents. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 403-280-6565, ext 0, if you have any further questions.

Proud to be a Patriot!

 

 

 

 

Perspective – a Junior Achievement Student Venture Company

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Perspective is a Junior Achievement student venture company, with students from Both Lester B Pearson High School and Crescent Heights High school. This year they created a Virtual reality headset, where by adding your cell phone to the headset allows you to immerse yourself in the world of VR.

Perspective has been working very hard and would like to invite you to come check out their company and all the other Junior achievement companies February 11 at Cross Iron Mills Mall from 10 am to 9 pm ( by the food court).

Please also check out our Twitter account, @JAPerspective and check out our retweets from Dragon Den Dragons, Brett Wilson and Arlene Dickinson as well as our Mayor N. Nenshi.

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59th London International Youth Science Forum – Invitation

Students are invited to attend the 59th London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF).

Founded in 1959, the annual London International Youth Science Forum is a two-week residential course held at Imperial College London. Our aim is to unite outstanding talent in science and engineering from all nations and provide a deeper insight into science and its applications for the benefit of all mankind. LIYSF attracts 500 of the world’s leading young students, aged 16-21 years old, from more than 75 participating countries and will be held 26th July to 9th August 2017 – www.liysf.org.uk

LIYSF 2017 will explore the future developments in the sciences with leading scientists, engineers, dignitaries and industry pioneers giving lectures throughout the event. The Forum will cover all areas of science, but the underlying theme this year will be “Science – Making Life Better”. Recent former speakers include, Professor Romain Murenzi, Professor Ada Yonath, Professor Lord Winston, Professor Mark McCaughrean, Professor Sir Roy Anderson, Lord Browne of Madingley, Professor John Ellis (CERN) and Sir Colin Terry to name a few. Current and past Presidents of LIYSF include Professor Richard O’Kennedy, Lord Briggs, Lord Ritchie Calder, Dame Kathleen Londsdale and founding Patron the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip HRH. Alongside the range of main plenary lectures, students are also able to tailor their programme to suit their own STEM interests, with four days dedicated to specialist lectures where students can choose four lectures from thirty-two on offer. A key element of our programme includes opportunities to visit industrial sites, research centres, scientific institutions and organisations, including world-class research institutions and laboratories.

These visits include university departments at, Imperial, UCL, King’s, Oxford and Cambridge, as well as Airbus, Rolls Royce, National Oceanography Centre and Culham Science Center, to name a few. There is an active social calendar with events designed to enable those from around the world to learn about different cultures, for example:- Debates, International Cabaret – Cultural Showcase Performance Evening and Traditions of Home – Sharing World Customs and Fashion. The scope of LIYSF extends further than broadening scientific understanding to engage students in education on other cultures and develop lasting, international friendships. LIYSF Videos: About LIYSF – http://www.liysf.org.uk/liysf/liysf-2017/ Key Note Speaker interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rRWQl2EEos Student Project video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czmqc-Tz-I0 Specialist Study day video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYKRgUOIz2o To see more information about the scope of our event, please see the 2016 programme brochure and 2017 flyer at http://www.liysf.org.uk/liysf/downloads/ or of course our website at www.liysf.org.uk

Applications are now open and are considered on a first come, first served basis. I do strongly recommend your students to apply early if they are interested to attend, applications close at the end of May 2017. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Richard Richard Myhill Director, LIYSF London International Youth Science Forum Royal Parade Mews, Chislehurst, BR7 6TN, UK W: www.liysf.org.uk E: Richard.myhill@liysf.org.uk T: +44 20 8295 8395