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June 2016 Principal's Message


It is hard to believe that the school year is just about over. It seems like only yesterday I was welcoming the students back to our newly reconfigured school. However, with the end of our graduation ceremony you know that the year will soon be over. Regarding our Graduation, I would like to thank all of our staff and parent volunteers for their time, effort and patience in planning, organizing and executing such a huge event. As usual, our students were fantastic and everyone that was in attendance enjoyed the evening very much.

I am very excited and pleased to announce that Alberta Education is continuing to go forward with their High School Re-Design efforts at the provincial level again. What this means is that next year, our school, Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus will be able to continue to operate as we have for the last seven years with respect to organizing for instruction outside of the restrictions of the Carnegie Unit. The Carnegie Unit, which mandates that students receive 25 hours of face-to-face instruction to attain one credit, may not be meeting the needs of todayís 21st century learners. The elimination of the time restrictions of the Carnegie Unit allows our school the freedom to implement best practices that enhance student learning and student engagement. With the removal of the Carnegie Unit, Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus will continue to explore various strategies in which high school education in Alberta is being organized and delivered to our students. We are still required to ensure that the curricular outcomes are achieved and that students have access to 1000 hours of teacher support each school year.

One of the things that we will be continuing with at our school in the fall of 2016 is our student assessment, evaluation and reporting practice. We have spent a lot of time reviewing literature and research surrounding best assessment practices over the last five years. As a result of our work our entire staff and school will be continuing to move towards a more formative way of assessing our students in the work that they are doing. With our newly re-configured school our assessment practice will again be one of our main priorities for next year and the years to come to be sure that our assessment practices are aligning from grades seven through twelve.

Our high school timetable has changed slightly just about every year for the last six years since being a part of the High School Flexibility Enhancement Pilot Project and also because of listening to student voice and concerns. However, next year the timetable will be different because of two main factors that are beyond our control. First, two sets of instructional hours within one timetable (950 Hrs. Min. grades 7-9 and 1000 Hrs. Min. grades 10-12) that needs to be met and second, the sharing of staff and resources with three schools. There will also be a few new changes next year to how we will be organizing our classes for instruction in the Jr. High. Students will be organized in large academies by grade and will be taught their core subjects by teams of teachers. More information will be sent out at the start of the new school year and will also be posted on our school website once some final decisions have been made.  

Continuing in September 2016, Clearview School Division will be entering into the tenth year of embedded Professional Development for all of their teaching staff. Embedded Professional Development allows teachers in all Clearview schools, the opportunities to work with the same grade and subject colleagues to plan units, lessons and projects together. It also gives teachers an opportunity to share common assessments, evaluations, teaching strategies, best practices and resources within their areas of expertise. Also, next year our teachers will again be spending time understanding and implementing the Ministerial Order, Curriculum Prototyping and the Inspiring Education document. Our staff will also be continuing their work on Google Apps For Education (GAFE) in our classrooms as well as continuing with Project Based Learning, as part of the regular classroom-learning environment. We have also taken on a new initiative with Professional Learning Communities (PLCís) that will be a part of our regular Professional Days. The days of our Divisional Collaborative times have changed slightly and now include full Professional Days in most months to allow our teachers more flexibility in how to use the collaborative Professional Days. Next yearís school learning calendar is also on-line on the divisionís website and on our schoolsí website outlining all of the Embedded Professional Days in which the students will not be required to be in school. Please remember that in September there will be no early PD Monday dismissals or early Friday dismissals. Our school days will start at 9:00 A.M. and end at 3:15 P.M. Monday to Friday. A reminder and calendar of important school dates will be available at the start of the school year and also on our school website.

Diploma, PAT and regular finals will be starting soon. The Gr. 12 final exams begin on Monday June 13th and continue until the end of June.  The last day of regular scheduled classes for all students is Tuesday June 21st. Please check the enclosed exam schedule for the dates and times of when your child is writing. Our exam schedule is also posted on our schoolsí website. Most of the grade 12 diploma and grade 9 PAT exams will once again be written in our school in our high school Flex Space (Room 202, 204 and the Flex Room). All other exams will be written in the teacher classrooms or the Jr. High Gym, please check with your teacher to confirm the room that you will be writing in.

Please be aware that there will be NO school mail out in August. Student timetables will be available to view and/or print from the Maplewood system in August. There will be no timetable changes in August. High School students will be given the opportunity to make necessary timetable (class) changes during the first days of the school year. Notifications and reminders will be sent out through our Synrevoice message system, Remind, Facebook, Twitter, School Website and Memo as well as our new outdoor sign. School calendar magnets showing important school year events will be available again but will not be mailed out. They will be distributed to students to bring home at the start of the school year as well as available to be picked up at our open house on Tuesday, September 13th.

The first day back for grade 10,11 and 12 students is Monday August 29th, grade 7,8 and 9 students will return to school on Tuesday August 30th. The first day back for all students is Wednesday August 31st. Our school picture day will be happening on Thursday September 1st. Information from Lifetouch, our photography company will be available on our first day of school and on our website.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Mr. Baharally, school principal, at 403-742-3466 or e-mail me.

Mr. Baharally

Welcome Back.  School resumes September 2, 2015.  

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