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Exciting, Emerging Opportunities
Our school is fortunate to be in engaged in relationships with outside organizations that benefit our students in many different ways. We are within days of finalizing our relationship with Calgary Southwest United Soccer Club. This relationship will allow students (boys and girls) designated to LBHS and affiliated with Southwest United Soccer to train before school, in the off season to the CSHSAA soccer schedule. A letter will be sent home to individual students who have made a commitment to engage in additional training with Southwest United Soccer. Offering this opportunity before school will guarantee minimal disruption to student schedules. This opportunity will begin in September 2014.
Given our school’s relationship with Calgary United Way and the “All in for Youth” initiative, our school has been offered a tremendous opportunity. SAIT has invited our school to participate in the Bissett Bursary Recipient Success Program. In late April, early May, information will be released to our school community regarding this program. This program is available only to graduating grade 12 students who either have applied to SAIT or are considering applying to SAIT for Fall 2014. There will be an extensive application process and strict timelines for submission of applications to our school. Parents, guardians and students need to watch carefully for more information. This is a significant opportunity and we are very excited about the possibility this presents for our students.
At the start of the school year, as Principal, I made a bold statement. That statement was that I want Lord Beaverbrook to be the best high school in Calgary. I challenged students to “Do your best; show us your best attitude; do your best work; and put forth your best effort.”
Recent examples of how our students have taken up the challenge have focused on efforts outside of the classroom. While we will continue to acknowledge student achievement outside of the classroom, we will also begin to feature stories of student achievement in the classroom as well. Here is one example of how our students have the opportunity to engage in meaninful, relevant and engaging tasks. Thanks to one of our students, M. Wood for writing about a recent experience in Medical Studies:
The Medical Studies 20 and 30 classes, as well as the Sports Med 30 class went to the TELUS Spark Science Centre to watch a live knee surgery being broadcast from the Rockyview Hospital. We watched them replace a knee joint, that had arthritis, with artificial parts, including a patella, femur and tibia replacement. The presentation was really educational and well presented. We were able to interact with the surgeon, scrub nurse, and anaesthesiologist and ask our questions during the surgery, deepening our immersion. We also had two orthopaedic residents in the audience with us to answer questions.
Congratulations to our LBHS Improv Team for their recent participation in the Canadian Improv Games in Ottawa. If you followed the tournament and our team’s progress on-line via the web site you will know they represented themselves and our school exceptionally well. Thank you for your efforts and for the citizenship you demonstrated.
While we have turned our focus on the above outstanding achievements, we cannot forget what others have accomplished previously this school year: Calgary Skills competitors; Art Scholarship recipients; Junior Girls, Junior Boys, and Senior Girls Basketball teams CSHSAA Division III Basketball City Champions; LBHS Chamber and Concert Choirs Gold ratings at Choralfest in Edmonton; LBHS Improv Team Gold Medal at the Canadian Improv Games-Alberta.
Students Building School Pride
Lord Beaverbrook students care for and desire to make our school and our community a better place to be. Students Building School Pride is a Prezi (presentation tool) that shows how our students are building school pride through voice, leadership, community influence, and staying connected. If you are a current student and want to get involved in an activity, club or initiative, have a look at what opportunities exist, and make it happen! If you are a prospective student and want to see what you could become involved in at LBHS, click on the link below:
2014-15 Course Registration
On-line course registration is now closed. Our school is almost 99% registered for the 2014-15 school year. Guidance Counsellors are tracking down those students from grades 9-11 who have not completed their registration and supporting them in the process. Course registrations now must be completed through the school in contact with Administration and Guidance.
The Final Word
“Go the extra mile. It is never crowded.” (Executive Speedwriter Newsletter)
To all of our students, remember – do your best!
Go Lords! Be fiercely proud!
Jim Simpson, Principal