Moose Jaw is Reading Town Canada 2014!
From May 3rd to 10th, 2014 the National Reading Campaign will create an exemplary model of what a reading Canada would look like. For one week, citizens of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan will weave reading into every aspect of their lives through a series of amazing events!
Make reading a part of you life by checking out one of the great events around the city. Click here for events and activities.
Spring into Reading!
Easy ways to get your kids to SPRING into reading:
Take books along on outings. Pack books in your beach bag, picnic basket or in the car.
Read together. At bedtime or snack time, take the time to share a story.
Visit the library. A wonderful (and free) place full of adventures yet to be discovered.
Just open a book and SPRING into reading!
It's Spring Break time for Prairie South Schools! Please be extra cautious this week and watch for playing children. Have a safe and happy break everyone!
Gravelbourg Elementary School Student to Represent Saskatchewan
Gravelbourg School is thrilled to announce that for a fourth consecutive year, a Gravelbourg Elementary School student will represent Saskatchewan at the International finals in Montreal!
GES immersion students in grades 3 to 7 participated in the Dictée PGL this year. Students had weekly lessons and banks of words to study in preparation for the school finals in February.
Competitors at the Grade 5 and 6 levels competed for the chance to represent our school at the provincial finals. GES is proud to announce that Zoee A. represented our school at the provincial level and won! Zoee has earned herself the honour of taking part in La Grande Finale Internationale de La Dictée P.G.L. This event will take place in Quebec. Dictée sponsor, the Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation, will be providing transportation by plane and accommodations for Zoee. Félicitations Zoee and best of luck!
The International final will gather participants from all over Canada, the United States, Senegal, Mali, Benin, Niger and Burkina Faso. For one last time, they will compete in an ultimate dictation.
Written by Mme Gingell, Gravelbourg School
Prairie South Announces New Director of Education
Prairie South School Division is proud to announce that Mr. Tony Baldwin will be joining Prairie South Schools as Director of Education effective August 1, 2014.
"Mr. Baldwin brings a wealth of experience in the education sector to Prairie South Schools, and we are honoured to have him join our team," says Board Chair, Dr. Shawn Davidson. "Our extensive executive search resulted in several excellent candidates, and the Board chose Tony for his dedication to student learning and vision for a strong School Division."
Tony holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Regina and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University. Currently, he is working as a Superintendent of Education with Sun West School Division, where his primary responsibilities are with school operations in 12 schools and strategic improvement planning. Tony has previously had responsibility for School Community Councils, Technology and Distance Learning, and Home-Based Education. He has strong professional interests including community involvement in school-level decision-making.
Tony has presented a variety of in-services on parent and community engagement, and is currently a member of a team that is working on developing an early warning system for students who are at risk of not graduating. Prior to his work as a Superintendent, Tony was the principal at Davidson High School for 11 years, a teacher at Chaplin School, and an instructor at the Canadian Forces Fleet School in Esquimalt, British Columbia.
Tony and his wife, Sandra, have three daughters: Nicole, 20; Kimberley, 18; and Kaitlyn, 16. Sandra is a High School math and science teacher in Davidson, where the family currently lives.
Please join us in welcoming Tony to Prairie South Schools!