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.
Please be aware that visitor parking is reserved for visitors to the school such as parents coming for a meeting or to pay fees. It is not meant for students to use. You may be ticketed and towed if you are found to be parking in visitor parking inappropriately.
We are also concerned about the number of intruders we found in the school over Exam Break, and the dangers associated with dropping students off at the side of the school next to the Leisure Center. We had a student hit by a car there in the Fall. As a result of these 2 issues, we will be locking the side doors to the school. This will prevent intruders from accessing the school without going through the front doors where they are visible. We would like to ask parents to drop off students in the parking lot for the shopping center, at the far end of the shopping center or in front of the school where there is not the same high volume of traffic.
Monday and Thursdays – Doors will be locked at 9am – then unlocked from 12 – 1pm – then locked again
Fridays – Doors will be locked at 9am for the rest of the day
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.
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.
The Pearson staff would like to thank the many Grade 10 students who have taken advantage of the extra support provided these last eight days. Engaged learners have been rewarded with improvement in their understanding resulting in higher grades. Report cards will be released in one week.
On Thursday January 26, our Science and Math teachers will be attending a system meeting at Forest Lawn High School while many of our Grade 10 teachers will be on a field trip. Grade 10 students are welcome to come into Room 2166 (9:00 – 11:30 am). Ms. Hornby (Assistant Principal) will be available to supervise students. Our final day of extra support will be on Friday January 27th with teachers available from 9:00 – 11:30 am.
Semester two will begin on Wednesday February 1st with “Success Connect” from 8:45 – 8:55 am for new timetables.
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.
For those of our parents who are not yet using HomeLogic, our student data portal, we have created two videos. The first video explains how to sign up/register for the service, and the second video explains how to find your child’s marks and attendance records.
As always, if you have any questions about HomeLogic you can call us at 403-280-6565.