“Leader in Me” Presentation – Board Of Trustees Meeting November 25, 2014

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We were privileged to bring students and parents from Muir Lake School to the November Board of Trustees Meeting – November 25, 2014 to do a presentation on “Leader In Me”.  Three schools in Parkland School Division shared how “Leader in Me” embraces the vision, mission, and Priorities of Parkland School Division.  Graminia School focused on Engaging our Community; Ecole Meridian Heights focused on Engaging Our Staff and Muir Lake School focused on Engaging Our Students.

Mrs. Matsuba spoke about “Leader in Me” and the culture it brings to the school.  She was very proud to introduce our students to the Board of Trustees & Senior Executive in Parkland School Division. Students from Muir Lake School spoke with confidence on how the “Leader in Me” is impacting their lives, their school, their community, and their world.

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Hannah & Carter represented our WE CARE Team and talked about WE Day, Social Innovation Workshop and helping people in their community & around the globe. They also highlighted their fundraising efforts and social justice actions over the past two – three years evidencing their leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and ethical citizenship.

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Cole & Veronica spoke about our “Leader in Me” Assemblies and how they have had opportunities to MC and be involved. They also shared about our Leadership awards and how the “7 Habits” are helping them become better people.

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Jacey, Victoria, Gabi & McKenna shared how the “7 Habits” are impacting their daily lives.  It has taught them valuable life lessons, helps keep them balanced, is preparing them for their future, and has built a strong sense of community in our school.

The Board of Trustees, Superintendent Tim Monds & the Senior Executive Team of Parkland School Division were very pleased to have our students share today. Our students evidenced the beauty of Student Leadership & Citizenship through the “7 Habits”.

Students … Mrs. Matsuba, Mrs. Dickson and I are VERY PROUD of you!

THANK YOU for your leadership at Muir Lake School!

First Leader in Me Assembly

We were VERY EXCITED to host our FIRST “Leader in Me” Assembly for this school year! It was a FANTASTIC way to end our first week together and officially welcome everyone to an exciting year at Muir Lake School!

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Student MCs – Parker & Hannah and our Student Tech Team kept the excitement and energy high throughout the assembly.

Several students shared their Class Mission Statements as a way to showcase leadership in our school.  Noah in 2 Matsuba talked about how their class will focus on …“being leaders by being nice, friendly and caring … we will do our best to use the 7 habits …”

Throughout the year, we will have the pleasure of hearing all class mission statements in our various assemblies, and we are very excited for this opportunity!

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Kindergarten Open House

Muir Lake School was a buzz of activity last night! We were delighted to welcome Kindergarten students and parents. Students had fun with blocks, playdough, lego, puzzles, books etc.

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Thank you to Mrs. Bursey and Mrs. Brownlee for hosting our evening. Thank you to Fallon and Kaylee for being such AMAZING helpers and tour guides!

We look forward to welcoming new students and families to Muir Lake School! We are excited to be partnering with you in your child’s education!

We would appreciate receiving your registrations as soon as possible. Thank you!

Technology & Leadership

On Monday, Parkland School Division hosted the CASS (Council of Alberta School Superintendents) Professional Learning Day – Engaging and Inspiring Leaders and Learners. There were various workshops throughout the day on Technology and Innovation, facilitated by PSD staff.
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Travis McNaughton facilitated a workshop on BYOD in the Middle Years. It was an opportunity for us to celebrate and highlight some of the amazing learning opportunities that our students are experiencing in our classrooms. Thank you staff and parents for your dedication and commitment to transforming learning for our students.

In the afternoon, there were opportunities to hear from PSD 70 students from various schools in Parkland on how technology is transforming their learning.
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We were privileged to bring representatives from our Student Tech Team (Patryk, Bradley, Joey, Matthew and Colton) to share their experiences. THANK YOU gentlemen for sharing your passion and commitment to integrating Technology and Leadership in our school … Creativity, Innovation and Leadership … are all skills you use each day to do your job … and you do it with excellence!! Thank you!

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STUDENT ADVISORY in Parkland School Division

Muir Lake School is privileged to have two student advisors representing our school this year: Ethan Maze (Grade 8) and Megan Smith (Grade 9). These students exemplify the 7 Habits and are role models and leaders in our school. Thank you so much Ethan and Megan for your valuable contributions!

Let’s hear from Ethan and Megan …

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During the course of our February student advisory meeting we discussed student success in the classroom and why students may be struggling. First of all what is student advisory? Student Advisory is where two or three students from all over Parkland School Division in grade eight and nine come together and discuss with the trustees and superintendents issues concerning schools and students today. When we discussed student success some of the factors that came up were the teacher, the subject, and the personal problems in the home. Some of the keys to student success are having an interesting subject, being open to learning a new subject and having the confidence to participate in class. … (Ethan)

My name is Megan Smith and I am talking to you about March student advisory. It is a meeting that I was recommended to attend and I am glad to say that I am enjoying it very much. In our latest session we were talking about school health. We had a group discussion for what other schools are doing to help keep their schools healthy. … We were then temporary health detectives to find a way to improve our school. A few of the ways that were recommended was for the students to be more involved in the school, like doing announcements and assemblies. Our school is already into that but I think we can do even more. We can have the students help the younger grades to strengthen the bond between the schools kids.  The reason we go to this meeting, the students, is because no one knows a student like a student. I am at the advisory to give a voice to my school and the students in it.  (Megan)

Canada helps Afghanistan …

Canada has played a role in helping Afghanistan in a variety of ways including helping feed people living in poverty, improving the health care system, working to improve the lives of women and children in Afghanistan and helping build a strong education system.

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Today, March 12,  we celebrate the end of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan and recognize the sacrifice that so many Canadians have made. Today is a significant day for Canada and Alberta.

 

Today we pause and say THANK YOU … by wearing RED … and participating in a flag raising ceremony.

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