Liv­ing Wa­ters Catholic School Board news

The McLeod River Post - - Education Matters -

Oct. 24 meet­ing

The Board of Liv­ing Wa­ters Catholic Schools, wel­comes two new trus­tees to the table. Ed­son Trustee, Tammy Kennedy and Slave Lake Trustee, Florence Gladue join re­turn­ing trus­tees from White­court, Dana Kent­ner and Irene Sawyer, Slave Lake Trustee, Dar­rell Ghost­keeper and Ed­son Trustee, Gemma Christie. The new Board looks for­ward to serv­ing the stu­dents, staff and com­mu­ni­ties that com­prise our Di­vi­sion in their role as Trus­tees for Liv­ing Wa­ters Catholic Schools.

As­so­ciate Su­per­in­ten­dent of Learn­ing, Court­ney Lawrance, pro­vided the Board of Liv­ing Wa­ters with a thor­ough Sum­mary of Achieve­ment of the Di­vi­sion based on the re­sults of the Pro­vin­cial Achieve­ment Tests and Diploma Ex­ams. The Board ap­proved News Re­leases, which will go to the me­dia and be put on our web­site. The achieve­ment and suc­cess of our stu­dents are very im­por­tant and the data that has been col­lected and an­a­lyzed will be used to in­form Liv­ing Wa­ters’Three Year Ed­u­ca­tion Plan and An­nual Ed­u­ca­tion Re­sults Re­port.

The Liv­ing Wa­ters Board of Trus­tees re­viewed new Ad­min Pro­ce­dures de­vel­oped around Athletics and Con­cus­sion Pro­ce­dures. The safety and care of Liv­ing Wa­ters stu­dents who are en­gaged in Athletics and who may be at risk of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a con­cus­sion is taken very se­ri­ously, there­fore, an Ad­min Pro­ce­dure has been de­vel­oped to ad­dress proper pro­ce­dures in the event that some­one has suf­fered a con­cus­sion. For more in­for­ma­tion about Ad­min Pro­ce­dures, please click on the fol­low­ing link:

The Board of Liv­ing Wa­ters sets the vi­sion and mis­sion for the Di­vi­sion through its’ Blue­print 4.0 and its 20/20 Vi­sion for Learn­ing doc­u­ments. Liv­ing Wa­ters Blue­print 4.0 pro­vides the road map for trans­form­ing ed­u­ca­tion across the Di­vi­sion, while the 20/20 Vi­sion for Learn­ing doc­u­ment de­scribes what learn­ing will look like in 2020. These two foun­da­tional doc­u­ments iden­tify the pri­or­i­ties and ar­eas for im­prove­ment that will al­low the di­vi­sion to achieve its goal that ev­ery child who en­ters our doors will grad­u­ate suc­cess­fully from a faith-filled, safe and car­ing en­vi­ron­ment pre­pared for fu­ture suc­cess.

The Class­room Im­prove­ment Com­mit­tee, which is com­prised of two trus­tees, two sys­tem lead­ers and four mem­bers of the ATA Wood­land Rivers Lo­cal met on sev­eral oc­ca­sions to ap­prove pro­pos­als that are be­ing submitted from across the di­vi­sion. The Class­room Im­prove­ment Fund of $336,000.00 is be­ing used to sup­port ini­tia­tives and pro­pos­als that will im­prove class­room ex­pe­ri­ences for stu­dents and staff. The fol­low­ing projects have been ap­proved:

École St Joseph

Sec­ondary class­room li­brary books, PDPenny Kit­tle -Book Love $ 13,000

To­tal $ 13,000

École St Joseph/École St Mary

Lit­er­acy in­ter­ven­tion and ca­pac­ity build­ing, See­ing Stars Kits $ 18,500

French Im­mer­sion lev­elled li­brary books

$ 6,300

To­tal $ 24,800

École St Mary

Flex­i­ble seat­ing $ 30,000

Ipad Pro and smart key­board for vis­ually im­paired stu­dent $ 1,500

2 - 3 in 1 in­ter­ac­tive easels to sup­port spe­cific needs stu­dents $ 9,000

To­tal $ 40,500

Holy Redeemer Kiskey­i­h­tain­owin Cul­tural camp $ 3,500

2 Red­cat FM sys­tems for spe­cific needs stu­dents $ 4,500

2 F &P in­ter­ven­tion kits $ 14,000

To­tal $ 22,000

St Fran­cis of As­sissi Kiskey­i­h­tain­owin Cul­tural camp $ 4,500 Leader in Me PD $ 14,000

In­clu­sive Ed­u­ca­tion Spe­cial­ist Coun­cil Con­fer­ence (Be­yond the class­room life skills) $ 3,500

ELL Spe­cial­ist Con­fer­ence $ 5,250

Math PD and ma­nip­u­la­tives (Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks) - 9 peo­ple $ 5,000

Art sup­plies for abo­rig­i­nal art stud­ies and projects $ 2,500 To­tal $ 34,750

St Mary of the Lake

Tribes ma­te­ri­als $ 600

School sen­sory room $ 9,500

F& P re­sources $ 13,000

“In­clu­sion in Ele­men­tary class­rooms 3 Part Se­ries” PD - 4 peo­ple $ 5,000

2 Red­Cat FM sys­tems for spe­cific needs stu­dents $ 3,000

To­tal $ 31,100


Lev­elled re­sources grade Five $ 5,000 Lit­er­acy in­ter­ven­tion kits grade Two

$ 6,200

Deb­bie class sup­plies $ 10,000

To­tal $ 21,200

All Di­vi­sion Schools

“The Leader in Me Prin­ci­pal’s Academy”PD for 13 peo­ple $ 15,000

FNMI (First Na­tions, Metis and Inuit) TeamRe­siliency Sum­mit

Con­fer­ence- 1 per­son/school to at­tend $ 8,500 To­tal $ 23,500

The Board of Trus­tees look for­ward to hear­ing more about the plans, the ben­e­fits and the out­comes achieved over the next year based on this one time fund­ing from the Gov­ern­ment of Al­berta.

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