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Helen Detwiler

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STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORTS

  • Disciplinary Tracking System
  • In-School Resource Team
  • Comprehensive Transition Plans
  • 2 Learning Resource Teachers
  • English-as-a-Second Language Teacher
  • Instructional Coach Supporting Teachers, Principal, and Vice-Principal
  • Comprehensive Literacy Focus: Modeled Reading and Guided Reading, with Reading for Meaning as the focus of our TLCP (Teaching & Learning Critical Pathways) Planning
  • Teaching and Learning Mathematics Focus
  • Implementation of many computers, wireless internet, tablet technology  and SMARTboards
  • Student Nutrition Program-healthy snacks provided daily to all students

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Everybody Plays approach to sport & physical activity (2009 winner of a Profiling Excellence Award)
  • Gauss Math Competition
  • Extensive Instrumental and Vocal Music programming
  • Student Council

CLUBS

  • Band
  • Year Long Intramurals
  • Memory Book
  • Choir
  • Blue Crew (recycling)
  • Student Council
  • Lunch Monitors
  • Peer Mediators
  • Active Recess Leaders

BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM OR ACTIVITIES

  • Junior and Senior Girls’ and Boys’ 3-Pitch Team
  • Junior and Senior Girls’ and Boys’ Volleyball
  • Junior and Senior Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball
  • Junior and Senior Cross-Country
  • Choir
  • Concert Band
  • Track and Field
  • Student Council/Parliament
  • Soccer

OUR SCHOOL PLAN

CURRICULUM FOCUS

Literacy

  • Reading strategies comprehensive literacy instructional approaches:Modelled, Shared, Guided and Independent Reading
  • TLCP Focus: Reading for Meaning expectations
  • Writing strategies making connections to self, world, and text materials

Numeracy

  • Problem Solving

ENVIRONMENT FOCUS

Character Builds

  • Students have learned all 10 Attributes for Character Builds – Teachers embed the teacher of character education every day.
  • Health and Safety Committee consists of educators, parent, and custodial staff responsible to ensure inside the school and outside grounds are monitored on a frequent basis to prevent injury and provide an inviting atmosphere for students, staff and larger school community
  • Frequent purchasing of age-specific novels and stories for students placed in Library for student use
  • Student Nutrition Program

PARENT & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

COMMUNITY

  • School Council
  • Diverse fundraising activities for classroom program and school needs support
  • School beautification initiatives
  • Staff Appreciation Luncheons
  • Comprehensive Volunteer Program
  • Office Assistance
  • Pizza Day Organizers
  • Student Nutrition Program
  • Classroom assistance with various subject and co curricular projects and activities
  • Library material processing
  • Sport and cultural activity school trips

PARENT

  • Kindergarten Literacy Day
  • International Languages courses [Saturday]
  • Urdu
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Arabic
  • Barton, Westmount, and Hill Park secondary schools Cooperative Education program support for high school students desiring to assist teachers and students with classroom and co-curricular school activities

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

EQAO

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CURRICULUM DOCUMENTS

Ontario Elementary Curriculum

Updated on Friday, February 23, 2018.
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