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. Opportunities to participate may include face to face meetings, Google forms, and a 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 scheduled for the morning of December 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Grade 10-9:00-10:00; 11-10:00-11:00; 12-11:00-12:00). Students should look for information about the Council on this site: For Students/Student Information tab. The council will meet once per month.
The LBHS Student Learning Symposium is scheduled for January 15 and 16 (a.m. both days). On December 17 there will be a LBHS Flex-Homeroom where two representatives (Flex Leaders) will be selected to help facilitate discussions and to participate in Symposium activities. On January 15 there will be a school wide session followed by a meeting with all Flex Leaders. On January 16, there will be a meeting with all Flex Leaders. Plans are underway for a student panel discussion on that date. More updates to come.
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.
A new tradition of 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 a new tradition of student success at Lord Beaverbrook.
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