I hope you're just as excited as I am about the official first day of school this September where we can learn about the world, each other and ourselves. Like me, I'm sure you're eager to embrace new challenges, make mistakes, learn from them and to create something new from what we learn together during the next 10 months. I encourage all of us to ask key questions all year long: What are we learning? And more importantly, why are we learning it? Also, how am I going to learn, how will I know I've learned and what do I learn next?
As we prepare for a new year together, I'm reminded that Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) is a growing community. This September, we will welcome 1057 new kindergarten learners and 694 learners in grades 1 to 12. We also have 244 new staff joining us in 2019-2020. I'm excited to have so many join our collective learning journey who will contribute to our shared Mission and Vision for LRSD. Nurturing a broadly shared Mission and Vision for our community is at the heart of our culture and is the guiding principle that helps us navigate our journey.
Our Motto distills the essence of our Mission and Vision. A core idea implicit in our motto is that we are all learners. Our Motto expresses our resolve to nurture "thriving learners and flourishing communities." Furthermore, our Motto suggests that I can't claim to be thriving as a learner, if I see someone in our community who is struggling. In LRSD, we believe everyone is responsible for their personal learning and supporting the learning of others. This shared commitment to be there for each other is key to each of us thriving and our community flourishing in 2019-20.
Christian Michalik, Superintendent of Schools
Thriving Learners ∞ Flourishing Communities
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