This year marks my third as an employee of Parkland School Division. My role as youth resiliency coordinator has allowed me to learn from some of the best teachers, staff, and community partners we have in our school communities. This year, I’m learning that some of the healthiest school communities are those that actually take down the walls of the school and work through the messiness of relationship-building to create new pathways for our students to reach their dreams.
Check these out:
Alberta Culture and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts support musician Lucas Coffey—No Hands Drumming Artist in Residence Project at Tomahawk, Entwistle, High Park, Seba Beach, and Wabamun Schools
TD Friends of the Environment supporting the PSD Green Tower Teams Indoor Gardening Project at Blueberry, Brookwood, Duffield, Woodhaven, Forest Green, Connections for Learning, Parkland Village, Stony Plain Central, Muir Lake, High Park, Greystone, Seba Beach and Stony Plain Public Library
The Alberta Conservation Association supports the Recreation Environmental Wellness Middle Years Option at Stony Plain Central, High Park, and Duffield
Spruce Grove Save on Foods and Stony Plain Freson Bros. support the development of a Grab n’ Go Breakfast Program
What I’ve learned is that the community wants to play a role in building resilient children and youth. It’s our collective work to figure out how we can make unique and lasting partnerships work for our students.