LRSD Interim Report to the Community: Spring 2014
This has been yet another exciting year in the Louis Riel School Division. At this time, we wish to share with you an “Interim Report to the Community” – a sampling of the tireless work happening in Louis Riel School Division to better educate our students and children.
This report includes work being done in our schools to meet the Division’s three priorities, an update on our new school in Sage Creek, and how we’re being wise with your tax dollars while meeting community needs.
We invite you to look forward to our full “Annual Report to the Community” that will be shared in the fall of 2014. In the fall report, we will share qualitative data to demonstrate the progress that we’ve made in the 2013-14 school year.
We hope you enjoy this report and welcome your feedback as the 2013-14 school year enters its final stretch.
BIENVENUE AU COLLÈGE BÉLIVEAU
Le Collège Béliveau est une école d'immersion française de la 7ième à la 12ième année qui reçoit des élèves de l'École Guyot, de l'École Henri-Bergeron, de l'École Howden, de l'École Provencher et de l'École Van Belleghem. La communauté d’apprenants du Collège Béliveau a comme mission d’outiller ses élèves afin qu’ils puissent réussir et devenir des citoyens responsables et bilingues.
Collège Béliveau is a Grade 7 to 12 French Immersion centre that employs 52 teaching and non-teaching staff. We are a diverse community that draws its population from five schools: École Guyot, École Henri-Bergeron, École Howden, École Provencher and École Van Belleghem. The mission of our learning community is to nurture all students to become successful, bilingual learners and responsible global citizens.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
Please find attached a copy of our Collège Béliveau Grade 7 & 8 School Supply List as well as that for our Grades 9 to 12 students. To assist you with your purchase of a laptop for your child in Grade 9 or 10, please refer to the LRSD 21st Century Learning Initiative booklet for more information.
VOYAGE EN FRANCE
Collège Béliveau is proud to announce that there will be a France trip in March 2016 for all students attending Collège Béliveau who will be in grade 11 and 12. The 10-day trip will start in the heart of Paris, continue through the Loire and finish in the French Riviera. The trip will take place from March 19th to March 28th, 2016. Application forms can be obtained at the Student Services Room (215) or you are invited to attend an information meeting on Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00 pm in the school library if you require more information. Contact Mme Bacon by phone or by email at Collège Béliveau. This is a unique trip that student will never forget.
As is often the case, students new to Collège Béliveau, particularly those in Grades 7 and 8, find it overwhelming to adjust to the changes in their transportation to and from school. To assist families with this challenge and to accommodate the large volume of students being transported to school from Island Lakes and Norwood Flats, Winnipeg Transit offers a School Charter bus to and from Collège Béliveau in both the morning and afternoon. Students travelling from Royalwood can take the #96 Winnipeg Transit bus (leaving Shorehill at Wildfire at 7:50 a.m.) to the busstop at Lakewood at Bishop Grandin (Stop 50634) and then transfer to the School Charter bus coming from Island Lakes at approximately 8:04 a.m. Each school charter is clearly indicated on the bus and will transport only public school students. Please refer to the attached Charter Bus Schedule to assist you in planning for your child's transportation to school. If you have any questions, please contact the office at (204) 255-3205.
LRSD 21st CENTURY LEARNING INITIATIVE
Today's students need preparation for the world beyond the K-12 environment and must be able to demonstrate the skills demanded for life in the 21st century. Educators are responsible to ensure that all students make successful transitions from high school to work, college or university. Regardless of their paths following their studies in the Louis Riel School Division, all young people will interact with technology. At Collège Béliveau, our goals to support our students with the upcoming 21st Century Learning Initiative include:
Increasing students’ knowledge and understanding in all curricular areas by allowing students to use highly effective tools in the classroom;
Enhancing the skills students need to live successfully in the 21st century;
Optimizing the advantage of students’ ownership of—and readiness to use— personal technology devices to learn, communicate and collaborate in school;
Increasing students’ desire to learn beyond the school day.
In keeping with the LRSD 21st Century Learning Initiative, students in Grade 9 will be required to bring a student-owned device to class, beginning in September 2013. The LRSD 21st Century Learning Initiative booklet is a guide which provides answers to a number of frequently-asked questions as well information regarding the purchase of a laptop. Once you have gone over the document, please feel free to contact either Gilles Mousseau or Paula Meyer should you have any further questions or concerns.
DOWNLOAD MS OFFICE 365 FOR FREE
Microsoft Office 365 is now available for FREE to all Collège Béliveau students. Students are able to download this software suite on to a maximum of 5 devices. Please follow these instructions to get your FREE software: INSTRUCTIONS FOR MS OFFICE 365 DOWNLOAD
HIGH SCHOOL DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM
For information on upcoming driver education classes and registration, click here. For answers to frequently asked questions, please review the following document provided by Manitoba Public Insurance.
STUDENT LEAVE OF ABSENCE NOTIFICATION
Will you be absent for an extended period of time for a sporting event or an upcoming family vacation? If so, students are now required to complete a Student Leave of Absence Notification form two weeks prior to departure. This will ensure their understanding of their responsibilities with respect to missed assignments and tests as well as timely communication with their classroom teachers. Please note that all absences during exam period must be approved by administration.