Monthly Archives: December 2017

Pearson Portraits!!

Gina applied to the Radio, Television & Broadcast News Diploma at SAIT. As part of her application she had to complete a Career and Program Investigation Report which she was able to do at Shine FM. Superb!!!


Gina is also one of our talented Concert Band Students

Gina 2

Ms. Csikos’ Social 20 students have created games, simulations, quizzes, and other interactive elements for their fellow students to promote awareness about issues in the world.


Csikos 2

Csikos 3

Csikos 4

And students were dressed to the nines at the Royal Winter Dance last night.

Royal Winter Dance 2

Royal Winter Dance 3





Mr. C – Happy Holidays!!!!

Pearson Portraits!!

The highlight of the night was our Winter Concert last featuring our Instrumental and Choral students. It was a full house and more. The evening was heartwarming, inspiring and fun. Many proud family, friends and staff. “As the weather outside was frightful, but the concert was so delightful!!” Ms. Riben has much to be proud of and we are proud of her and her students. Thanks also to Shannon Lloyd, Loralee Montens and Mark Mason – for their support – and hats off to Dr. Cooper as many folks were donning the Classic LBP blinking robots. (apologies for poor picture quality)

Getting Ready

Winter Concert 2

Instrumental Band

Winter Concert 3

Vocal Jazz

Vocal Jazz

Concert Choir

Concert Choir

And this is Manreet – who shared an amazing web-page she developed in her coding class!!! Our students are amazing!!

Coding Class

Pearson Portraits!

Grade 9 tours concluded yesterday with our guests from Bob Edwards and Dr. Gordon Higgins. Thank you ALL for your help in welcoming our future Patriots and sharing with them, our wonderful Programs and Culture. Special thanks to Ms. Davidson for organizing the tours, Mr. Mason and his tech crew for lights and sound, Mr. Longlitz and his great Leadership Students/Tour Guides, Ms. Nottell and her superb Dance Students and Ms. Riben and her amazing Vocal Jazz Singers.

An audience viewpoint amongst our guests from Bob Edwards and Dr. Gordon Higgins. Vocal Jazz!!

Grade 9s

Pearson’s Dance Troupe!!

Grade 9s 2

Drop by the Main Foyer display cases to see some outstanding indigenous art by Elder Randy Alexander from the Siksika Nation. If you look carefully, you will see many hidden images.

Siksika Nation

And are these students looking forward to the winter break??? Hmmmmmm!!!

students - winter break

And tonight is our Annual Winter Concert at 7pm – Morgan, Jan, Steve and I personally invite you to attend. Hope to see you there!!

winter concert

Pearson Medal Count this weekend ranks them top ASAA school in Alberta

This past weekend in Athletics was remarkable for Patriots Athletics! Our Wrestling team won 17 medals at the Forest Lawn Tournament with teams from around the province. The team also had many top 6 results that we should be very proud about. In the past two weekends, Patriots Wrestlers have been on the podium, while representing the Pearson spirit that makes us the Best School in the City! Congratulations to the Athletes and coaches Ms. Marsh, Mr. Witt, Ms. Csikos, and Ms. Byrgesen.


Also this weekend, the Sr Girls and Sr Boys basketball teams travelled to Medicine Hat. Our Sr Girls lost in the Consolation Final, while the Sr Boys were crowned Tournament Champions. Amazing efforts teams! Congratulations to the athletes and coaches (Sr. Girls) Mr. Blum, Mr. Madsen, Ms. Paquette, Mr. Honywood, (Sr Boys) Mr. Minhas, and Mr. Wheaton.

Basketball boys

Pearson Portraits!!

As we gather for the last few days in the classroom before Christmas, remember to cherish those moments and those special people for which we are thankful. Early Friday Morning our Senior Boys and Girls Basketball Teams gathered for their trip to the Medicine Hat Invitational. Here of some of the girls, smiles on their faces, and Timmy’s at the ready!!

LBP students

Our Senior Boys played amazing ball. They dropped their first match and had to win the next two to get into the playoffs. They dug deep and made playoffs and then went on to win the Championship. Our girls lost in the consolation final but both teams played with class and sportsmanship. They did their coaches (and the school) proud. Go Patriots!!

Basketball boys

Our IB students celebrated the season with a Pot Luck Luncheon in the Plus 15!! Lots of food and it was all healthy!!

Food line

Constable Pon pondering what to have for dessert!!

Constable Pon

After school our Jazz Choir got together after school to make Gingerbread Houses.

Gingerbread houses

Gingerbread houses 2

All Done!! And good enough to eat!!

Gingerbread houses 3

On Saturday, our Robotics Team set up shop in Market Mall to sell their Flashy Robot Pins. I was there but somehow missed them. However, I did get an email from a customer this morning, “I met several students from the LBP program who were selling handmade/designed/coded Christmas pins at Market Mall for a Club fundraiser, I bought two and was so impressed with the team’s ingenuity. I run a wearable medical technology in Calgary and would like to buy more pins for my employees as a Christmas gift (13 people)”. Congrats to the Robotics team on their endeavour and their salesmanship!!!



Pearson Portraits!!!

ACCESS students getting into the Christmas spirit building Gingerbread houses and decorating cookies with the help of Leadership Students.



Ali, Malaica and Julian are selling tickets for the Royal Winter Dance on December 20th

Royal Winter Dance

Student Council members Parv, Parman, Raiyan and Matthew are collecting food, clothing, toys and donations for those less fortunate. Be sure to make a contribution.

Student Council

And looking for a unique and ‘Green’ stocking stuffer. See Jr. Achievement mogul Aveneel in the School Store. His product is a Seed Pencil. Once your pencil is too short to sharpen you can plant it and grow a flower. Pretty Cool!!

Jr. Achievement

Pearson Portraits!!

A very special community event supported by Pearson staff and students: The Pineridge Community Safety walk for diversity (anti-racism). The walk was a joint effort of community stakeholders, including teachers and students from Pearson. It ended with a chili supper at the United Church behind our school.

Community Walk

Ann Lieske is our Career Practitioner: These are 2 of her dual credit carpentry students who take classes at SAIT!!


And we welcomed the staff and students from Clarence Samson for a tour of the school to learn about all the amazing Opportunities for Learning at Pearson.

Grade 9 Tours

The Dance Troupe put on a great show for our guests as did our Concert Choir.

Dance troupe performing

Design Studio – part of the tour

Grade 9 Tours 2

Culinary Arts – part of the tour

Grade 9 Tours 3

Sports Medicine – part of the tour

Sports Medicine

Much to be proud of in our Community of Patriots!!!

Kenneth Chee


Pearson Portraits – Our amazing students!!

Whether on Lunch, Spare or Success Block, students can and do make their learning visible.

Lunch Prep Success Block

Finance Management students balancing credits, debits, profits and expenditures through wheeling and dealing in Monopoly.

Finance Management

Youth Volunteer Club members: Tommy, Gerard, Cynthia, Kelly and Yohann selling Candy Grams this week in the Cafeteria.

Youth Volunteer Club

Blood Donor Club members Raina and Anoop, signing up new donors. See them in the Cafeteria to answer questions. Tis the season to donate.

Blood Donor Club