26 Oct. 2017
Thursday October 26, 2017
Morning Announcements - Thursday
Today is recycle day.
No school tomorrow as it is a PD Day.
Wednesday October 25, 2017
Morning Announcements - Wednesday
Today - during Block C- in room 220 - there will be a workshop on university applications.
The college one will be held on a different day.
There is no school on Friday as it is a PD Day.
There is a dance tomorrow night. You have until the end of the school day today to sign up for the
bus from Ear Falls. It will leave the Trillium Hotel at 6:15 pm to come to the school and then it will leave
the school immediately following the dance. If there is no sufficient sign up - there will be no bus.
The sign up sheet is on the main office counter.
Tuesday October 24, 2017
Tuesday Morning Announcements
Do you have artistic talent? The Employment Office in Red Lake is looking for someone to paint their
window in early November. It is a great way to earn community hours - please contact
Jeannette at 727-2297. Thank you.
Picture Day is coming on November 1- if you did not receive a form - pick one up at the main
There will be college application workshops. The first one will be on October 25 during Block A.
October Board Meeting Highlights
Media Release - October 12, 2017
Trustees met at Sioux Mountain Public School in Sioux Lookout on Tuesday, October 10, for a regular board meeting. Trustees held their board meeting following an opportunity for a firsthand look at the progress to date on the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board‘s new high school, Sioux North High School. Trustees were pleased with the progress and were informed that the walls have now been erected with roof work to begin within the week. Please click here to view a live stream of the construction.
The October Kids Come First presentation titled ‘Project Sunset – Sioux Mountain Public School’ was received by Trustees. Project Sunset Coordinator, Curtis Robb, and Sioux Mountain student, Kanaysah Kakegamic, shared their experiences in the program with Trustees. Project Sunset is an OPP-led initiative, designed to empower children and build skills like resiliency and self-awareness through a strengths-based, outdoors-focused experiential learning curriculum. Some of the hands-on activities students in the program participate in include dogsledding, rock climbing, canoeing, and camping. Kanaysah had plenty to say about the program, including that the program makes her feel safe and throughout the presentation, she referred to those involved as her family. Kanaysah plans to return to the program once she goes on to high school as a mentor for the younger students. Project Sunset is offered to students at KPDSB schools in Sioux Lookout, Dryden and Kenora.
Deanna Pacheco, Student Achievement Administrator, presented the Student Achievement report. The position of Student Achievement Administrator was put in place in February 2016 and works closely with central Student Achievement Special Assignment Teachers and school administration. Six KPDSB school were identified as the focus of the student achievement work for the 2017-2018 school year. The work includes school and classroom visits to talk about instruction and assessment, sharing resources and best practices, and support for both school administrators and staff based on school and classroom needs. The province’s renewed Math strategy is also an important component of this work and ultimately, the goal is to see students’ literacy and numeracy scores improve over time.
Superintendents Caryl Hron, Joan Kantola and Tania Sterling presented the 2017-2018 Board Continuous Improvement Plan for Student Achievement (BCIP) update. The 2017-2018 BCIP, along with individual School Improvement Plans, guides the work of our schools. Taking a grass roots approach to the plan, this year’s plan development includes increased analysis of school data with school administration, discussions around areas of student and teachers needs in each school, prioritization of centralized supports for schools, consultation with elementary and secondary administrators and central staff to identify priorities, and development of a draft BCIP for sharing with schools for feedback prior to presenting the BCIP to the Board of Trustees.
Kim Carlson, Facilities Manager, along with Chris Edie, Assistant Manager Facility Operations & Maintenance, and Steve Parker, Assistant Manager Facility Planning & Development, presented the 2017 Capital Projects report. Highlights of capital work included:
- Construction of Sioux North High School (Sioux Lookout)
- Child care space planning at Sioux Mountain Public School (Sioux Lookout), New Prospect and Open Roads Public Schools (Dryden)
- Roof replacements at Evergreen, King George and Keewatin Public Schools (Kenora)
- Parking lot improvements at Red Lake District High School
Monday October 23, 2017
Monday - morning announcements
Remember to sign up for the late bus by 12:00 noon if you are riding it to Ear Falls after school.
Friday October 27 is a PD Day - no school for students.
The health nurse is not here today - but you can leave a message at the Health Unit at 727-2626.
The Ear Falls Public library is looking for help with their Reading Buddy Program - contact them
at 222-3209. This is a great way to earn community hours.
There will be a dance on Thursday October 26. There will be a bus from Ear Falls - if there is enough
sign up. The bus will leave the Trillium at 6:15 pm and return to Ear Falls after the dance.
You must sign up by 3:10 pm on Wednesday October 25th.
There will be college application workshops for students. The first one will be October 25 during