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  • School Plan 2019-2020

    École Howden takes pride in its programming to meet students’ diverse needs. Our school planning process is guided by the Louis Riel School Division’s Multi-Year Strategic Planning. The four strategic priorities parallel the quadrants of the Circle of Courage, an Indigenous inspired whole-learner framework for a holistic journey that incorporates concepts of Belonging, Mastery, Independence and Generosity.

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    Independence: Creating a Culture of Inquiry and Responsibility

    • Implementing assistive technology supports for students with academic challenges in reading and writing.
    • Increasing the environmental awareness of our students for recycling in our school
    • Enhancing critical thinking skills through the Optimal Learning Method in daily writing

    Generosity: Creating a Culture of Caring and Collaboration

    • Staff and students will increase their awareness and deepen their understanding of Indigenous perspectives (past, present and future) with support from the LRSD's Indigenous Education Support Team and MTS Teacher-Led Team:
      • Treaty #1 acknowledgement in daily announcements
      • Professional development:
        • Blanket exercise
        • Exploring Treaty Education
          •  Portal through the Indigenous Education LRSD web page
        • Reconciliation PD
    • Develop our citizenship, compassion and cultural conscience regarding the environment
      • Create an environment committee to review our recycling practices
      • Earth Day celebration

    Mastery: Creating a Culture of Learning and Well Becoming

    • Introducing the literacy pilot project in Grade 1:
      • Learning the sounds and their rules to read and spell words by using a multi-sensory approach
      • Repeat all evaluations for K-1 students while adding fine motor evaluation this year
      • Analyze all data with school psychologist, occupational therapist, speech and language pathologist, Student Services teachers, literacy teacher and school administration
      • Develop French resources to support all students in this initiative
    • Supporting our student's well-being and well becoming:
      • Application of common strategies: mindfulness, zones of regulation, Big Brain/Little Brain, conflict resolution wheel 

    Belonging: Creating a Culture of Equity and Inclusion

    • Enhancing and developing our understanding of Indigenous perspectives
    • Creating opportunities to network with community members
    • Enhancing student's school pride
      • Howden wear on Fridays, visibility of our mascot Kinta
    • School playground renewal project (PAC)