LBHS Welcome Back BBQ
The third annual LBHS Welcome Back BBQ took place today. All of our students and staff enjoyed a hot dog, chips and a drink on the school field west of the school. This is the one event in the school year where we can bring our entire school together. It was great to see everyone out there. Congratulations to those students who won the ticket draws for Lords gear and gift certificates and more! We should all take time to thank the TEAM Leadership students in Ms. Taylor’s and Mr. Bogen’s classes for organizing, setting up and operating the event (over 1800 students and 125 staff). Thanks to Ms. Taylor for the major leadership role she played in coordinating the event and to Mr. Chan, Mr. Bogen and Mr. Lipsey for their support as well. With your support, this event was, once again, a great success.
The Ecology Club is proud to announce that Lord Beaverbrook High School has been chosen as the third Greenest High School in Canada. This prestigious award is given out by the Canada Green Building Council. The council highlighted our water conservation and electricity reduction measures, water bottle filling stations and the Living Wall. Our school got a special “shout out” this week in Calgary Metro in the Five Things You Need to Know Today section. There will be a special presentation at the school in the coming weeks. Great work Lords!
No matter how old you are, what role you play, or what grade you are in, the first day of school is always an exciting event. We always look forward to connecting with each other! This year we welcome back returning students, students new to LBHS from outside Calgary, Alberta, and Canada. Special welcome to our International students who have traveled great distances to continue their education with our school and the Calgary Board of Education.
On September 2 our school welcomed all of our students for 2014-15. Grade 10 students attended in the morning and Grade 11/12 students attended in the afternoon. Students met with their LBHS Flex-Homeroom Teacher, attended a grade level assembly and participated in a mini-timetable to ready themselves for the next full day of school.
In the assemblies, it was my pleasure to address all of our students. I shared my hopes for the school year, reviewed some of my expectations, and shared some important information with them about changes and opportunities for the school year.
The presentation can be viewed through this link: Lord Beaverbrook High School-Opening Day Assemblies
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 will have access to tutoring, scholarships, and special presentations in classrooms and school wide. 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. Over the course of the year, I will make effort to meet with an LBHS School Future Student Advisory Group. This group will be engaging in conversation with myself about our school and our shared future together. 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.
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:
The Final Word
To all of our students, remember – do your best!
Go Lords! Be fiercely proud!
Jim Simpson, Principal