Category Archives: Events

Upcoming Events for our FNMI Students

Elder/Arts Calgary Dinner – September 25

I know that Chef sent out his amazing menu to the staff; myself and my students are very excited to be a part of this event. There will be roughly 75 guests, Blackfoot, Cree, Metis and Stoney Elders, I believe, and members of Arts Calgary. Our students will be making centrepieces for each table. We are focussing on creating pieces that reflect the land and the elements of the Medicine Wheel. The students are also creating individual gifts for all of the attendees. I am so glad that students will have an opportunity to serve and meet some of the very important Elders within the Treaty 7 community.

Chantal Chagnon – Cree8

Chantal is an artist with her own company, aptly named, Cree8. She will be coming in sometime this week (I hope Wednesday) during Success time to work with our FNMI students. She would like to teach them about the ritual of smudging. She also wants to work with them to better understand the Medicine Wheel. She may also be teaching them how to create art with rawhide. Feel free to pop down during this time to check out this opportunity. It will be in room 1221F at the back of the Library. When I have received confirmation, I will send out another email to staff.

Orange Shirt Day – September 29

This year our students will be making orange bracelets for students and staff. This will be a day that acknowledges a part of our Canadian history, residential schools. We will be asking staff and students to recognize the genocide that darkly touched FNMI lives. Many of the people who lost their lives died without names. Their story is simply gone. Our students have family members: parents and grandparents, who were directly impacted by residential schools. The trauma is very fresh. By wearing the orange bracelet, we will be acknowledging the named and nameless. Students will have a table in the cafeteria at lunch with a tri-fold and posters to sign. With our names, we will be remembering the named and nameless. Two of our FNMI students, Alex Flett (Grade 11) and Connor Croteau (Grade 12 ) will be speaking to our student body on the PA system for a few moments at the start of Connect time. We are also hoping to play some drumming before the students speak.

Student Representation

We have many students representing many Nations within our school. I am hoping to connect with our Grade 10 students this week. Our Grade 11 and 12 population represent the Cree, Blackfoot, Lakota, Nakoda, Metis, Dene, and Ojibway Nations. How amazing is that?

 

Lester B. Pearson High School 25th Anniversary!!!

Lester B. Pearson High School would like to invite all alumni and former staff to a celebration of our first 25 years! The event will take place at LBPHS on Friday, April 7, from 12:30-2:30PM. The event will include entertainment, food and time to mingle with fellow attendees.

If you are alumni of the school who has previously attended or a former staff member, please register at the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lester-b-pearson-high-school-25th-anniversary-tickets-32270229124

Also, please link to your Facebook and twitter account if you have contact with other alumni or former staff. Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.

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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Science Fair

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Two teams, made of ten students, competed at a city wide competition at the University of Calgary on April 9th. Both of our teams earned gold level for the make ahead event of wind powered vehicles. One of our teams actually achieved the furthest distance! 108 ft when the vehicle only needed to travel 30 ft to achieve gold level. The other two events involved computer programming with raspberry PI’s and solving a simulated CSI case. Our teams achieved silver and bronze level overall.