Muir Lake School Leadership Teams

To the Muir Lake School Community … From Your Leadership Teams

Stride Goudie KarenIt has been a privilege to serve the students, staff and parents at Muir Lake School for the past four years. This leadership experience has provided me with powerful opportunities to foster a culture of trust, collaboration, innovation, creativity, risk-taking, shared leadership and transparency.  We have worked together through a team-oriented, collaborative approach to fulfill Parkland’s mission of preparing, engaging and inspiring our students to be their best in a quickly changing global community. At Muir Lake School … the world has opened up … and I leave you with this challenge … Continue on your innovative learning journey of creating opportunities for our 21 Century digital learners with passion, perseverance and resiliency. Thank you!

We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Mrs. Dickson for serving our Muir Lake School Community as Acting Assistant Principal with such excellence!

Karen Stride-Goudie – Principal

 I have had a fantastic year as your Acting Assistant Principal! The experience I have gained is invaluable to me as both an educator and a learner. Having the opportunity to work closely with students, staff and parents to continue delivering the best possible education to our students and future leaders at Muir Lake School has been tremendously rewarding! I am looking forward to all that the future holds, and  I am excited to welcome our new Admin team to Muir Lake School!

 Nealle Dickson – Acting Assistant Principal

 

Gail Ferguson-2015-2016 photo (2)Hello!  I would like to send out a special thanks to Mrs. Stride-Goudie, Mrs. Dickson, Mrs. Garley, Mrs. Williams and Muir Lake staff members and Muir Lake School Council for the warm welcome I have received to your school.  What a great place for learning! I look forward to getting to know students, staff and parents as we begin the 2015-2016 school year together.  “Oh, the places we’ll go!”  I wish you all a wonderful summer that includes lots of reading, exploring, and time for you and your family.

Gail Ferguson – Principal

 

Shireen MohammedHello Muir Lake Students and Parents! I am very excited to be joining Muir Lake School for the 2015-2016 school year. I have been with Parkland School Division for 25 years, in which I have had the good fortune of participating in numerous roles, including teaching special education, early and middle years , programming support, inclusive education, counselling  and Assistant Principal. I look forward to an incredible year ahead of   continued learning and growing with students, staff and parents. Wishing everyone a safe and happy summer!

Shireen Mohammed –  Assistant Principal

 

We officially WELCOME Mrs. Ferguson & Ms. Mohammed to Muir Lake School as your new Leadership Team!

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HAVE A FANTASTIC SUMMER!

Just a quick blog post … to wish our Muir Lake School Community a FANTASTIC summer!

THANK YOU for the privilege of working with your children and teenagers!  We are truly BLESSED!

George Whitman stated, “All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher”.

 

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May you enjoy AMAZING time with family and friends this summer!                       Relax … Refresh … Rejuvenate … Connect … 

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Inspiring Education … Innovation … Cross-Curricular Competencies …

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Would you like to know what …

Inspiring Education, 21 Century Skills, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Cross-Curricular Competencies, Inquiry Process, Creativity & Problem Solving have in common ?

Come to Muir Lake School Council — Monday, January 12 @ 7:00 p.m.

We look forward to having great conversations and discussions about Alberta Education Initiatives.

See you there !

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“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!

WE REMEMBER …

WE REMEMBER … at Muir Lake School.  We had a beautiful Remembrance Day Ceremony at Muir Lake School today.  We took time to remember, reflect & show our respect to those who have fought for our freedom.

Thank you to all of our students who were involved in making this ceremony so special … MCs, Tech Team, Grade 4s, Glee Club, Poem Readers, Singers, Students placing a wreath & poppy. Thank you to Mrs. L’Hirondelle, Mrs. Wayken & Mrs. Gottenbos for planning & organizing the ceremony.

Thank you to all of our students for being such a respectful audience.  Thank you to our many parents, grandparents & honorable guests for sharing this special ceremony with us.

Lest we forget …

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Good Afternoon Everyone,

As we head into a beautiful long weekend … I wanted to take an opportunity to say THANK YOU for the privilege of working with your children! Muir Lake School is a GREAT community! I am truly blessed!

Terri Guillemets states, “As each day comes to us refreshed and anew so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.”

Have a BLESSED weekend with family and friends!

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Meet the Staff BBQ Lunch & Outdoor Family Concert – Friday, Sept. 19

We are very excited for our Meet the Staff BBQ Lunch & Family Concert – on Friday, Sept. 19!

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11:30 – Hot Dog Picnic Lunch – for students, staff and families  

12:30 – Meet the Staff

1:00 – Outdoor Family Concert  – Rup Loops

Bring your lawn chairs … let’s enjoy an afternoon together as a community … and celebrate the beginning of a FANTASTIC year! 

We really look forward to seeing you !

MLS School Council – Monday, Sept. 15 – 7:00 p.m.

We are excited to welcome all of our parents to a new year at Muir Lake School! We invite you to our School Council Meeting on Monday, September 15 @ 7:00 p.m.  Our School Council meets the second “teaching” Monday of each month and all parents are encouraged to attend.

Please come out and hear about the FANTASTIC start we have had at Muir Lake School and how you can be a part of your child’s learning journey.

Your Leadership Team will share their vision and core values of their leadership.  There will be pictures and videos highlighting our first few days together as a learning community.

Elsie Kinsey, our Board of Trustee member will share highlights from the recent Board Meeting and the Board’s vision and mission for our students in Parkland School Division.

Throughout the year, we will have various learning opportunities for parents and will keep you posted with the topics, dates, and details.

As part of our first meeting, School Council will be sharing about the many opportunities there are for parental involvement at Muir Lake School.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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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