Superintendent's Message - October 2017
Election Results Are In!
With the most recent election, Clearview is excited to welcome five new trustees who will be sworn in on October 26. Clearview welcomes Greg Hayden and Rebecca (Becky) Scott for Ward 3 (Town of Stettler) Also, incumbent John Schofer will return to represent Ward 4 (Botha, Gadsby, Byemoor and areas, as well as Halkirk and Halkirk west area). Four wards were determined by acclamation last month by Guy Neitz (Ward 1), Kimberley Smyth (Ward 2), Erika Grice (Ward 5), and Ken Checkel (Ward 6). Congratulations to all trustees!
Providing information to you in a new way
Your involvement in your child’s education is so important. One way to achieve that is to ensure you’re given current information in a way that works for everyone. To that end, Clearview is now working with a company called School Messenger whose products will allow us to send emails, phone calls and texts to all parents of Clearview. This company is also customizing a phone “app” which, when fully implemented, will be a hub for all types of communication whether from your school or the school division. Stay tuned for additional information coming soon.
What is Clearview’s focus this year?
In Clearview Public schools, we’re in the “people” business, and we’re in the “building positive relationships” business. I don’t think that’s a great revelation to any parent reading this. It’s that simple and that complex. Educational research is clear that students do better when they are truly connected to at least five caring adults. We also know that students do better when parents are meaningfully involved in the school. Bearing this in mind, a key focus for us this year to is to strengthen our relationships with and between students, parents, and our school communities.
Clearview staff meet a few times a year with the school council chairs from each school. This organization, Council of School Councils (COSC), provides us with wonderful feedback. As always, I encourage you to attend your local School Council meeting.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
The food our students consume has a definite impact on their ability to learn. We really appreciate that our students come to school with nutritious food that enables them to have the energy to learn and be active during the day. The food our students consume has a definite impact on their ability to learn. I came across a video on YouTube by the Fifth Estate television program with some disturbing information about sugar. There are some bitter truths about something sweet!
All the best,
Peter Barron, Superintendent