December 2, 2013
December 2, 2013
The Lord Beaverbrook Volunteer Club has been actively involved in helping those in need in the community. The students and staff have assisted with sorting through donated clothing at the Mustard Seed; prepared food for dinners at the Mustard Seed; and helped to sort through donated food at the Calgary Drop In Centre. In the upcoming weeks, the Volunteer club will be providing assistance at the Salvation Army and will continue to work with the Calgary Drop In Centre.
November 30, 2013
The generous students of the Lord Beaverbrook High School Honours Society prepared winter socks that were packed with various items to help those in need at the Mustard Seed. The students were genuinely enthusiastic about this community outreach.
November 22, 2013
A very special congratulations to Mr. Ross McIntyre on receiving a 2013 Prime Minister’s Award For Teaching Excellence!
Courtesy of the Government of Canada:
Teaching Approach: Charles Ross McIntyre could just teach his students music, but in an effort to get students with different interests working together, he expands their focus, identifies their strengths and pulls together innovative, cross-disciplinary projects. Students end up learning about the arts through science and literature, and vice-versa.
Outstanding Achievements: Inspired after meeting astronaut Robert Thirsk, McIntyre engaged his students in the creation of a hard cover fictional children’s book, audio book and e-book entitled From Blue to Red about the first human mission to Mars. The project accurately depicted space and space travel, and was funded by the Canadian Space Agency and supported by its scientists. Students worked in teams, becoming scientists, writers, visual artists, composers, engineers, and more. For the From Blue to Red project, McIntyre’s students also worked with a journalist to turn the process into a video documentary. McIntyre developed a recording arts program at his school that he implemented by partnering with the Banff Centre for Performing Arts. The implementation of the program included designing and building an in-school recording studio to enable students to study recording arts and how it is applied to careers in television and the music industry. The partnership also provides his students with additional instruction with recording students from the Centre.
Rave Reviews:In my thirty five years of teaching I have not worked with or had the privilege to meet a finer educator than Ross McIntyre. His commitment to music education and his students is unmatched-(Colleague). Mr. McIntyre wants me to do the digital arts program and to be a really powerful musician. (…) He tells us that he pushes us so that we feel good about ourselves because we are never going to feel good about ourselves unless someone makes us realize finally we can to this!-(Student).
November 22, 2013
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Lord Beaverbrook hosted its annual Celebration of Excellence Awards Evening to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our finest scholars, athletes, musicians, and citizens from the 2012-2013 school year. Our students earned over $400000 in scholarships and entrance awards, and 712 awards were presented. This event truly reflects our talented students and excellent teachers, and we wish our recipients continued success in the years ahead! Congratulations to our students and their families!