All posts by Michelle Hornby

Thank-You to CTV News and Lisa Bowes, Sports Anchor/Reporter

Dear Patriots:

Lisa Bowes, CTV Sports Anchor and Reporter, has sent along a better version of our Sr. Boys winning the championship this past Saturday.

Please use this link, click on CTV news at 11:30 at the left of the page, and fast forward to the 19 minute mark after curling. This story was aired at 11:30 pm on Saturday March 11th:

or use this link: LBP Sr. Boys Win City Finals (fast forward 19 minutes in)

We extend our appreciation to CTV news and Lisa!

Congrats to our Pearson Patriot Athletes!

Happy Sunday:

It was an amazing weekend for PATRIOT sports!!!
Provincial Wrestlers: It is incredible to imagine we have so many athletes that excelled at the Provincial level. Please congratulate the following athletes, along with Mr. Sayer, the Head Coach:
Gold: Mohammad Qatanani, Celeste Diaz Acosta
Silver: Simran Dhaliwal
Fourth: Gloria Ng
Fifth: Mohamed Abassi
Sixth: Teghvir Sidhu and June Paw Eh

Photos of wrestlers to follow.

Division I Boys Basketball Finals: held at the Jack Simpson Gymnasium (U of C) on Saturday night. Bishop McNally were ahead most of the way leading by 10 points after the 3rd quarter. Our boys worked hard to close the gap with the following scores taking place:
3:59 remaining: 64-65 for McNally
2:34 remaining: tied 67-67
2:15 remaining: still tied 67-67
1:34 remaining: 72-67 for Pearson
1:17 remaining: 72-69 for Pearson
58.3 remaining: 74-69 for Pearson
31.8 remaining: still 74-70 for Pearson
28.7 remaining: 75-70 for Pearson
22.8 remaining: 75-73 for Pearson
The news article below shares that Bill Mitchell, at 37 years young, led the team as the Head Coach along with Morgan Fraser, DJ Whetton and Dean Haider.
Our excited players include:
1: Simar Bajwa
2: Joshua Valencia
3: Usman Fyisso
6: Imani Cross
8: Maninder Khosa
9: Ferdous Ahmadi
12: Jaskaran Atwal
13: Mobin Ali
20: Navdeep Bajwa
21: Iba (Ibrahima) Doumbouya
22: Zubeir Hussein
25: Jason Logoro
27: John Bosse
The team will be heading to provincials in Lethbridge this weekend.
This evening Ms. Hornby taped a news item on CTV news and uploaded it to You Tube; if a “better” version of this summary is available, please let her know (
So very proud to be a Patriot!!!

Upcoming City Basketball Championships

At Lester B. Pearson, we anticipate all of our basketball teams making the playoffs. Due to the popularity of these games, we would like to provide a few details to our enthusiastic fans:

CSHSAA Website for the most up to date schedules of who plays where: Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association

Direct link to Basketball: CSHSAA Basketball Link

Lester B. Pearson Jr. and Sr. Boys: Division I

Lester B. Pearson Jr. and Sr. Girls: Division II

  1. There is ADMISSION charged for all seeding rounds, quarter and semi-final games, and City Championship games. No exceptions. The funds collected do NOT go to LBP; they offset the costs associated with hosting the City Championships. At LBP, Mr. Fraser (Athletic Director) will also organize a “ticket” system to gain entry due to the high demand. Stay tuned for specific details. Adults – $5.00 Students/Seniors – $2.00. Under 6 – FREE
  1. Should there be two (or possibly even 3 games) on any one night… please check the website for conflicts or TIME changes to games.


  1. Home team: Light jersey Away: Dark jersey


  1. Administrators will be available to be at the GATE prior to our games so that we can greet our parents/students. Please have your ID, entry fee and “ticket” available. In previous years, only spectators from the opposing teams have been allowed in the LBP gym. For example, you may denied entry at a Father Lacombe game if Lester B. Pearson is not playing. Gym space will determine if you will have access. Please be kind and respectful if the host school is unable to accommodate out of school fans. Parents of players are given priority access to the gym; please come to the front of the line should fans be turned away.
  1. No noise-makers are permitted at any venue (cowbells, clappers, air horns, blow horns, etc). You will be removed from the gym should you violate this expectation.
  1. Fans who enter the playing space during play (ex. going crazy after an amazing offensive or defensive play) or are deemed to be rude to officials or opposing team members will be immediately removed from the gym. Our preference is that 100% of our fans are able to stay for the entire game because they are consistently demonstrating respectful behaviors. No second chances.
  1. Winning teams are NOT PERMITTED to cut down any nets (this may have been a practice in years past, but it is no longer permitted at any of the venues)
  1. HOST schools will provide scorekeeper and timekeepers for all seeding and quarter/semi-final games. And, unless you hear otherwise, the City Championship Host schools (and UofC) will provide scorekeepers and timekeepers at City Championship games.
  1. Game times for City Championships:

Friday, March 10th (HOST – Ernest Manning)

2:00pm: Div 3 Junior Girls

4:30pm: Div 3 Junior Boys

7:00pm: Div 2 Junior Girls


Friday, March 10th (HOST – Crescent Heights)

2:00pm: Div 2 Junior Boys

4:30pm: Div 1 Junior Girls

7:00pm: Div 1 Junior Boys


Saturday, March 11th (HOST – Crescent Heights)

2:00pm: Div 3 Senior Girls

4:30pm: Div 3 Senior Boys

7:00pm: Div 2 Senior Girls


Saturday, March 11th (HOST – University of Calgary: Jack Simpson Gymnasium)

2:00pm: Div 2 Senior Boys (warm-up begins at 1:15pm)

4:30pm: Div 1 Senior Girls

7:00pm: Div 1 Senior Boys


Many thanks to Ernest Manning, Crescent Heights and the UofC for hosting. We ask that all Admin and staff present ensure that the venues are respected (helping to keep them clean) and that fans are also respectful and display great sportsmanship towards the officials and minor officials. We are all HUMAN! They will likely make mistakes.


  1. At U of C only: Away team fans: Sit in the WEST stands (opposite the score table) Home team fans: Sit in the EAST stands (behind the score table).
  1. Parking at the UofC: Spectators must indicate to the BOOTH attendant that they are attending the High School Basketball City Championships. The attendants have been informed to allow our players/parents/admin/spectators into LOT #10 – FREE OF CHARGE. There are two entrances to LOT 10. The MAIN ENTRANCE to LOT 10 off Collegiate Road will be the only one open (must turn right at the 4-way stop). The secondary entrance off Collegiate Blvd will NOT be open for FREE admission.
  1. If we school bring a “FAN BUS”,we must let me know the organizers know. Once we have #’s of students on the bus, we will have our teacher supervisor/admin let organizers know the TOTAL NUMBER of students at the gate. Students will pay the teacher who will submit one payment on behalf of the school.


Interested in Earning Credits While Learning How to Ride a Horse at Camp Chief Hector YMCA?

Camp Chief Hector YMCA, in partnership with Canadian Rockies Public Schools, is offering a 3-credit course for Alberta High School students. EQUINE LEADERSHIP 15 combines leadership with horsemanship. This is an engaging and dynamic opportunity for students to learn more about themselves, equine practices, the Alberta landscape and ecology, local history through applied horsemanship skills and riding, leadership skill development and team building.

Details are found at the following links:

Equine Leadership 15 2017 Poster

Equine Leadership 15 Registration form

Please feel free to share the links with friends from other schools in Alberta who would like to join you in this unique learning opportunity.

Read and Write Student Home Access

Lester B. Pearson High School is excited to share our students can now have home access to “Read and Write Literacy Software”: Home-user Instructions for Read and Write Gold

We provide all students with the most appropriate learning environments and opportunities for them to best achieve their potential. Inclusive learning technologies are one area in which the CBE addresses the unique learning needs of each student, including our students with exceptional needs and English Language Learners. We strive to personalize learning and make technology accessible to all.

Read&Write Literacy Support Software helps diverse learners with reading, writing, organization, study skills, and research. The customizable toolbar offers a variety of features including a picture and talking dictionary, spell checker, text-to-speech, word prediction, translator tool, calculator, etc. The program supports diverse learning styles and independent work habits.

Having problems? Please click on this link for further support: CBE Inclusive Technology Support

Grade 12 Diploma Marks: “My Pass” + redoing diploma courses?

Dear Patriot Families:

In the next few days, students who wrote diploma exams will have access to their final grades through “My Pass”. Grade 10, 11 and 12 students can create an account. Diploma results are NO LONGER MAILED home.

Should students decide to improve their marks, they can sign up for a “Diploma Redo” course through CBE Learn from February 14 – February 27. Courses are available to every CBE student in Calgary so the classes may fill quickly. Please see Mr. Colvin or Ms. Olsen (Student Services) as soon as you know your results.

FAQs about Diploma Redo from CBE LEARN:

Why are you offering this new term?

  • Our teachers analyzed our student data from the past few years, and determined there was a specific population of students who were not being accommodated.
  • Historically, many students choose to redo their diploma-level courses with CBe-learn, so we wanted to ensure we were customizing and personalizing the experience for this significant student population.
  • Like a Summer School course, the course will be slightly condensed, but all of the general and specific outcomes will be met.

When are you offering this term?

  • Diploma Redo starts on March 9 and runs until the end of the semester: June 14, 2017.
  • Registration runs from February 14 through February 27.

Which students are best suited for Diploma Redo?

  • Students who have already completed the course and have a passing mark will be most successful in this term. It is designed for students who are looking to upgrade their mark by taking the entire course over again, and re-writing their Diploma Exam.

What if they didn’t pass their Diploma Exam?

  • If a student did not pass their Diploma Exam the first time, and therefore does not have a passing overall grade, we can still accept them into the Diploma Redo term.
  • On good faith, we will be accepting students into this term based on the recommendation of their counsellor or school administrator.

Is this a diploma prep course?

  • No. Although preparation for the Diploma Exam is part of the content, this is a full course that covers all outcomes for the specific subject.
  • Students will be expected to complete all of the course content, activities and assessment.

Will students be required to start over?

  • Our conversations with students and counsellors have indicated that most students will be starting the course from the beginning, with the intention of ameliorating their mark across all units of the course.
  • If a student missed one or two units completely, because of illness or other mitigating factors, we can work through a High School Success model and ensure their previous work is honored. Please contact me if you require any clarification about this on a case-by-case basis.

What will be different?

  • Because it is a focused group of students who have already been exposed to the content of the curriculum, our teachers will be able to move faster through material.
  • This term is really designed for students who already have the basic understanding and knowledge in the subject area, so they can work quickly through their areas of strength, and take more time where they need it.
  • The teachers of these classes will understand they have a whole cohort of students in a similar position, and will tailor their communication, feedback and assessment to ensure students are getting exactly what they need.

Will students get a new mark?

  • Yes. If students complete the Diploma Redo course, they will obtain a mark.
  • Marks will be submitted to Alberta Education in June, at the end of the traditional semester.

What if I have more questions or suggestions?

  • As a new term for us, we welcome all suggestions to help make this successful for all CBE students.
  • Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions, concerns or suggestions. I want to ensure this is a advantageous term for our grade 12 CBE population.
  • Monti Tanner, Assistant Principal, CBE Learn (
  • For on-site support at LBP, please see Mr. Colvin and Ms. Olsen in Student Services.

Expectations: Video recording in school

Dear Patriot Families:

A popular app called “House Party” (House Party Link #1) (House Party Link #2) is currently being used during our school day. We respectfully ask all students to please refrain from using this app while they are in Lester B. Pearson High School or other public places. It is illegal to record anyone without permission (Canadian Privacy Laws). Teachers are asked to please send students to the main office should they be using “House Party” or similar apps while at school. Follow up with Administration will take place leading to a suspension. It is disrespectful and against Canadian law to videotape someone without their permission. We appreciate student cooperation and understanding with this expectation.


Lester B. Pearson Staff and Fellow Students

“Success Support” Zones at LBP

Good Evening Patriot Families:

Last week your child was familiarized with the “Success Support” periods that begin tomorrow. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:05 – 10:50 am, your child has the opportunity to self select their learning opportunity.

The philosophy of the program is contained in Alberta Education’s “High School Redesign” aimed to improve high school completion rates across the province: Moving Forward With High School Re-Design

At Lester B. Pearson High School, we have created “Success Connect” utilizing a three credit learning strategies course. Our homeroom teachers are leading the learning every Wednesday in a mandatory course for all of our students. Ask you child what they have engaged in so far.

An extension of “Success Connect” is “Success Support”. Grade 10 students must be with their ELA, Science, Math or Social Studies teacher. Grade 11 and 12 students have more flexibility having the option to select where they want to spend their time.

CBE Student Code of Conduct

Dear Families:

The CBE has engaged in a lengthy consultative process to develop a city wide “Student Code of Conduct”. Students will be reviewing these documents with their “Success Connect” teachers.

AR 6005 Student Code of Conduct

This AR has been developed to provide clarity and guidance pertaining to the expectations for student behaviour in all CBE schools. This AR identifies acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and the consequences for unacceptable behaviour. Clarity pertaining to discrimination and bullying including both those who engage in, perpetuate or are subject to such behaviour is also included in this Code of Conduct. The new AR can be found at the following link: CBE Student Code of Conduct

AR 6006 Progressive Student Discipline

This AR has been revised to reflect a whole school approach to discipline that utilizes a continuum of intervention, supports and consequences while building on strategies that promote positive student behaviour. The revised AR can be found at the following link: CBE Progressive Student Discipline

AR 6007 Suspension and Expulsion

This AR has been developed to reflect the expectation and guidelines pertaining to suspensions and expulsions. At this point in time, the current information regarding suspensions and expulsions has been removed from the now deleted Discipline policy and placed in a separate AR. The processes and expectations for suspensions and expulsions within CBE will be reviewed commencing in the fall of 2016. The revised AR can be found at the following link: Suspensions and Explusions in the CBE


AR 6001 Student Discipline

This AR has been deleted and replaced with the three ARs highlighted above.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Assistant Principals:

Grade 10: Michelle Hornby (

Grade 11 and 12 – A – Ki: Steve Papp (

Grade 11 and 12 – Ko – Z: Brian Tuff (

We thank-you for your help in co-creating a safe and caring Pearson community,

Lester B. Pearson Staff



Success Connect: 10:05 am – 10:50 am

Good evening Patriot Families:

Today was a whirlwind as we welcomed back 1600+ students! Our Leadership students were AMAZING providing outstanding logistic support for the various activities we planned. A huge thank-you to each of our student volunteers who provide the magic energy that makes us want to teach!

An area of confusion could arise with our new “Success Connect” time that starts tomorrow. This will take place everyday from Wednesday September 7 to Friday September 16 for 100% of our students. Students have the opportunity to learn “how to be an effective learner” with the support of one teacher (acting as a learning coach) while also earning 3 credits in this mandatory course. After September 16th, the “Success Connect” time will just take place on Wednesday with “Success Support” occurring on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Ask your child about how these two concepts are different but complimentary. Peek at the 2016-17 LBP Bell Schedule to understand it further. The attachment below contains a summary of key differences.

Where do students go for “Success Connect” in the next 8 days? The attached summary will help: 10 05 to 10 50 am Where do I go

Should you have any questions, please e-mail your child’s “Success Connect” teacher: LBP Staff List