I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a healthy, relaxing summer. This break affords our students, parents and staff an opportunity to recharge and prepare for the upcoming year. I encourage you to continue to read to your children, and have them read to maintain their literacy skills.
Time To Say Goodbye
May and June are months that combine both sadness and joy. Organizing farewells and graduations are top on the job list for many staff, and both events evoke feelings of pride and nostalgia. Grade 9’s are preparing for high school, and grade 12’s are venturing into the unknown as their future unfolds in front of them. I want to thank all the staff who work very hard to ensure these students are honoured and celebrated during this important transition. Many thanks as well to parents for their support of our schools and staff.
In the month of June, we also celebrated staff who have served Clearview’s communities faithfully for many years. We paid tribute and bid farewell to staff who are retiring. In sharp contrast to those at the end of their careers, we also acknowledged our Edwin Parr Nominee, Brandon Brown, who is in his first year of teaching at Donalda School. Finally, we recognized the effort and dedication of students and employees, past and present, who have achieved excellence at a national and/or international level with the Clearview Award of Merit. This year’s recipients were Dr. Jackie Whittaker and Mr. Doug Griffiths. Congratulations to everyone!
Looking in the Rearview Mirror
We’ve had a very successful school year. Many of our initiatives are taking hold and making a difference for students. Our Collaborative Response Model is transforming the way we support students who are experiencing difficulty. We have much to be proud of and to build on.
Looking Through the Windshield
Next year, we will continue our partnership with Wolf Creek School Division. We will be using many of their online high school resources. As well, we will support our students to attend “Rock the Diploma” courses to help them with their preparations for diploma exams. We are welcoming three new principals to the Division: Drew Neilson (Erskine), Kate Syson (Botha) and Gwen Keith (Byemoor). There is so much to look forward to.