Dear Parent, Staff, Students, and Community Members We have once again partnered with Thoughtexchange to facilitate an online community conversation to help us identify ways to improve student learning and engagement across our school community.
You will soon be invited by an email from JoinTheConversation@sd5.bc.ca. This confidential process can be completed on any computer or mobile device, and will not require a login or password.
You also can visit the following page to ensure that your email is registered for the conversation.
http://bit.ly/sd5-student-learning Step One – Share
You will initially receive emails inviting you to share your thoughts on student learning in your school. If you are a parent with children in multiple schools, you will receive a separate invitation for each school. You will also receive reminder emails encouraging you to participate. Once you complete the process, you will not receive any further reminders. You can choose to opt-out of the process at any time. Step Two – Star
For the second step, will again receive emails inviting you to star (prioritize) all the thoughts that were shared in the Share step. You will see any thoughts you personally shared, along with the thoughts of others in your school community. Step 3 – Discover
In this final step, we will share the results of the online conversation back out with our community. We value your input and your time spent in this process will be very much appreciated!
Lynn Hauptman Superintendent of Schools
FSS recognized the importance of Kindness and Empathy on Oct 3. Work Experience students with Kristy prepared celebratory cakes and student leadership students handed out to student body at lunch. Students/Staff wore pink shirts as well.
Students from the International Program got to travel to Calgary to take in a "Stampeders" game back in September!
The Cranbrook Hub for Refugees has been encouraging schools in the area to collect bottles and cans to help support the refugee family that will soon be arriving in Cranbrook. The Grades 2 and 3 classes at Kootenay Orchards took on this challenge – they collected a small mountain of juice boxes, cans and bottles!
Gordon Terrace Elementary School students harvesting our garden!
Thanks to the Wild Voices program, the Grade Three class at Kootenay Orchards was able to visit the Thibeault Ranch to learn about cattle farming, sheep herding, market gardens and CHICKENS.
September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem.
G rade 11 students from Fernie Secondary recently travelled toCalgary to visit the University of Calgary and SAIT.
David Standing and Carter Stolarchuk took part in the Telus Walk to Cure Type One Diabetes!
To provide students with equitable, quality, educational opportunities in a safe, supportive environment through the efforts of a caring, professional team in cooperation with students, parents and communities.