Motivating children to bring positive attitudes to the playground
Palliser Heights is teaming up with Recess Guardians to teach students how to play together in a constructive way at recess. The purpose of the program, which runs for 3 weeks, is to give children the tools necessary to lead other students in games at recess time with positive behaviour.
Recess Guardians, who aim to keep kids active, also find that leadership skills improve and confidence grows. According to Founder and Executive Director Mike McDonald, "it's a great way to empower the kids with the leadership skills to share these fun, interactive and positive games with their school."
Mrs. Naylor's grade 4/5 class at Palliser Heights is one of the many schools and classes across the province to have Recess Guardians run one of their interactive programs.
For more information on the program, visit www.recessguardians.com.
Peacock Green Wins Junior Title
With the game on the line, the Peacock Green team didn't let emotions get the best of them. They finished the game just as they had started, taking the point.
Read the full article by Katie Brickman at the Moose Jaw Times Herald here.
100 Years of Loss Exhibit
The community gathered last week at the Moose Jaw Art Gallery for the official opening of the "100 Years of Loss" Exhibit. Prairie South is a proud partner of the bilingual mobile exhibition, which is designed to raise awareness about the history and the legacy of residential schools.
Indigenous knowledge educator and residential school survivor, Barb Fraser, presided over the opening, sharing her personal and heartfelt reflections on life in the residential schools. Guests were invited to take in the powerful exhibit, and partake in homemade bannoc bread and mint tea, while Barb shared her insights.
The exhibit runs until November 9th at the Moose Jaw Art Gallery. Schools can book a tour and are encouraged to utilize the educational kits in their classroom.
For more information, see the article in the Moose Jaw Express, or visit http://www.legacyofhope.ca/projects/100-years-of-loss-exhibition
"How Many Years Will it Take to Recover From 100 Years of Loss?" Moose Jaw Express
100 years of King George School
Happy Birthday, King George School!
Alumni, former staff and all community members are invited to join the celebration of 100 years of King George School.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
1150 5th Avenue NW, Moose Jaw
School Tours from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Celebration Program from 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Enjoy displays, the book fair, memorabilia sales, refreshments and entertainment!
Today is the first early dismissal for the 2012-2013 school year!
Starting in October, school will dismiss one hour early every second or third Monday. This pattern will continue until the end of June. The early dismissals allow our teachers to work together in teams to address student learning. These teams are referred to as Learning Improvement Teams (LITs) and will be the focus of school goals this year. An abundance of research shows that when teachers work collaboratively, student learning improves as the specific needs of students at our school are addressed.
Should you have any questions or concerns about the LITs, please do not hesitate to contact your local school. We look forward to an exciting year of learning together!
Early Dismissal Days:
October 15, 29
February 11, 25
March 11, 25
April 15, 29
May 13, 27
Click here for more information on the LITs.