Go Lords!

LBHS Learning Conversations-Updated!

This year there will be several opportunities for students, parents, guardians and staff to engage in a series of learning conversations and discussions regarding High School Success.

The LBHS Student Learning Symposium is scheduled for January 15 and 16 (a.m. both days). FLEX Leaders have been selected to lead Flex Homeroom discussions on January 15 and will participate in the remainder of the symposium on both mornings. Topics for discussion will include: discussions about school structures; learning; assessment, evaluation and reporting; school culture; co-curricular program; student success; communication. A student panel will lead off the morning’s activities on January 16. Students will have another opportunity to respond to additional questions in February through a Google Form.

Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to participate in learning conversations and discussions about High School Success as part of School Council from January-April, 2015. Information about these sessions will be posted on the For Parents/School Council tab. School staff are also participating in conversation through regular staff meetings throughout the year.

LBHS Principal’s Student Advisory Council

The LBHS Student Advisory Council is comprised of 45 students in grades 10, 11 and 12. The first meetings of the Council are were held on December 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Our first meeting allowed us to learn about each other, organize for future meetings and to identify potential topics for discussion and action. Students should look for information about the Council on this site: For Students/Student Information tab. The council will meet once per month beginning again in February.

Student success at LBHS!

LBHS continues to succeed both in the classroom, in the community, on the stage and the court and playing field. Are you aware that our school had four teams in City Championship games this fall? Are you aware that our school swim team were fiercely proud recently in the City Championships? Are you aware of our most recent success in staging “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream”? Are you aware of how our school is connecting to the community (Acadia School; feeder schools) through Leadership? Are you aware of the activities prior to winter break that will lead to contributions to families and the larger community of Calgary prior to the holiday season? Are you aware of the focus of our school on student achievement, assessment for learning and design of meaningful relevant and engaging tasks? Are you aware of the rate of improvement in our diploma results and how our high school completion rate has improved over the last two years? Are you aware of how many of our students are engaged in apprenticeships and dual credit opportunities in CTS and with participating Trades in Calgary? If not – now you know how our school is working to define student success at Lord Beaverbrook. Stay tuned for more.

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 (or future student) and want to get involved in an activity, club or initiative, have a look! The Prezi will show you what opportunities exist, what each club does, where they meet and highlights some of the activities for each club throughout the year. To access the Prezi, click on the link below:

http://prezi.com/uz53og5shrvf/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

High School Registration

The Calgary Board of Education will launch a new High School Course Registration Guide in the near future. The guide will come in two forms: a long guide detailing specifics about high school courses and programs; and a short guide designed to help people understand some basics and foundations about high school programming and student success. These guides will be available on-line. Lord Beaverbrook High School will continue to support our students, parents, guardians with program registration specific to our school and will continue to refine our on-line course registration process. In January we will begin our work with feeder schools to LBHS and begin to engage our future students in the transition to High School.

Opportunities at Lord Beaverbrook High School

Increasingly throughout our school year students will be able to access additional supports, seek out learning and leadership opportunities, and provide their voice to our school. Through a partnership with the United Way of Calgary and the “All in for Youth” Initiative, students have increasing access to tutoring, scholarships, personal supports, mentors, and special presentations.  Through a generous donation from the Fraternal Order of Eagles, our school has launched a “Sports Development Initiative.” There are two parts to this initiative: Athletic Subsidy and Participation in Sport Development Camps. We will continue to recognize our students for their accomplishments in our school and the school community through the “Caught Ya” awards and recognize student achievement, effort through “Do Your Best!” Students should be looking for more information regarding these exciting opportunities on this site, the daily bulletin and on our television monitors around the school.

The Final Word

To all of our students, remember – do your best!

Good luck to all of our students as they finish semester one, complete projects for the semester and prepare for exams in January.

Go Lords! Be fiercely proud!

Jim Simpson, Principal