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 Recent Board News

Board News for the Meeting of May 26, 2015

LSS and Langley Blaze Baseball Academy

LSS baseball academy student James presented to the Board of Education, outlining the benefits of the academy program both on and off the field. As well as providing top-notch baseball instruction, students in the academy participate in school functions and spend time mentoring special needs and younger students by sharing their love of baseball. Students in the baseball academy also have to maintain academic standards as well. To view the presentation click here.


LSS Trades 1 Program for Gr 9 Students

Lexi, a grade 9 student in the Trades 1 program at LSS, addressed the Board and spoke of how the program has valuable to her and a number of other students. The opportunity to learn hands-on and to gain experience in trades education earlier than in the past, is of particular benefit. Academics are woven into the skills training and students may study Ohm's Law in the morning and build a circuit board later in the day, making direct connections between theory and practice. To view the presentation click here.


Achievement Report: Early Learning

Superintendent Suzanne Hoffman highlighted various initiatives focused on early learning in the District. The Instructional Services department's Amanda Slade is the district teacher responsible for the early learning portfolio and she works with community partners to assist in the successful transition of 0-6 year old learners into the school system. To view the report presentation, click here.


 Student Leadership Initiatives in SD35

Lara Petrie is the district teacher spearheading student leadership initiatives in the District. Many students have already benefitted from the wealth of opportunities in the District as well as the 'shift in thinking' away from selecting and grooming some students into leaders to a mindset where everyone is a leader, we just need to tap into it. Table 35, the Canadian Leadership Conference, Inside-out: Anti-bullying Campaign, the TED Youth Conference, Regional Student Conference, District LGBTQ representation and the Leadership Awards are some highlights. Read the full presentation here.


Action Plans for Learning

Assistant Superintendent Gord Stewart provided an overview of the Action Plan for Learning process for 2014-2015 and some potential changes for next year. Each school site submits their action plan draft but that may change depending on the passage of Bill 11, which changes the structure of School Planning Councils and District Achievement Contracts. What won't change, however, is the District's committment to utilizing the Action Plan for Learning format as a means for schools to identify ways they can improve student learning. View the entire presentation here.


Secretary Treasurer's Report: Budget Update

Secretary Treasurer David Green provided a budget update to the Board outlining the status of budget development, cost pressures and savings, administrative savings and the current status of the budget and projected surplus. The projected surplus is $1,368,391 for June 2015. A public open house will be held June 9 at the School Board Office. To view the presentation click here.


Education Committee Report

The Education Committee recommended that the Board approve the R.E. Mountian Secondar/Yorkson Creek Middle School Riverment Hockey Academy for the 2015/2016 school year. The motion passed and a new hockey academy will begin next year. This program differs from other District hockey programs in that it involves a middle school, a time "when a young player's development is really taking off", commmented Assistant Superintendent Gord Stewart.

 Policy Committee Report

The Policy Committee recommended that the Board pass a motion approving revisions to Policy No. 3601 - Disposal of Real Property. The motion passed and the Board approved the motion and revisions which updates the policy to reflect changes made by the Ministry of Education.



 Recent & Upcoming Board Meetings

5/26/2015 7:00 PM
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6/9/2015 7:00 PM
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6/16/2015 7:00 PM
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 Board Members

Name:School Board Office
Title:General Enquiries
Rob McFarlane
Name:Rob McFarlane
Name:Megan Dykeman
Shelley Coburn
Name:Shelley Coburn
David Tod
Name:David Tod
Alison McVeigh
Name:Alison McVeigh
Rosemary Wallace
Name:Rosemary Wallace
Rod Ross
Name:Rod Ross