LBHS Learning Conversations
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 conversations will engage participants with several topics and questions related to student achievement, student success, high school completion, the structure of high school, just to name a few. The opportunities to participate may include face to face meetings, Google forums, surveys and a LBHS Student Advisory Council.
The LBHS Student Advisory Council will be comprised of students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Students will be selected to be part of the Council through teacher nomination and student application. Students should look for information about the Council and the application process on our site: For Students/Student Information tab; in the bulletin and on monitors around the school. Meetings of the Council will begin in December and will occur on a regular basis.
Plans are also underway to engage students in conversation about High School Success in January as part of a LBHS Student Symposium on Learning. More information will be forthcoming about this opportunity.
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.
LBHS continues to look for and lead initiatives that are designed to improve our school community and the possibilities for others. Our TEAM Leadership students are designing activities and events both in our school and outside of our school that are helping to build school pride and demonstrate our pride in the community. An example of this work is organizing a Teddy Bear Toss for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. The event occurred at half time of the Junior Lords playoff Football game on Monday November 3. Congratulations to our students on helping to make our school and community a better place to be.
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:
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!
Go Lords! Be fiercely proud!
Jim Simpson, Principal