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Jun 05
Celebrating Success and Finishing Strong

As another school year draws close to the end we can reflect on the many opportunities and successes of Glenlawn students.  In addition to knowledge and skills, students have also learned the importance of caring for others by helping improve the lives of the less fortunate.   Citizenship, along with engagement and academic success continue to be divisional and school goals that aim to create well rounded global citizens.  We are proud of the growth of all of our students this year, and look forward to seeing our "Lions" grow more in the future.

Celebrating success is something that is important to take time to do.  Our priorities are what we value, and we must revel in the success our staff and students enjoy throughout the year.  Graduation for Grade 12's is a logical time to celebrate.  We look forward to celebrating with the graduates during the dinner and convocation on June 26th at the and on Lion Night with the rest of our students at a date to be determined in the fall.

Assessment week begins for most students on Thursday, June 15th.  Often students find this time of year to be quite stressful.  It is the responsibility of all of us that we help students through this potentially stressful time. Our staff would like to emphasize to parents/guardians that exams, while important, are only one way of evaluating students and the upcoming exams represent only a percentage of how a student represents their learning over the semester. Teachers use many ways of evaluating student's learning during the year. While it is important that students study and prepare for these assessments, it is also important that the pressure we put on students be kept in perspective.

This staff at Glenlawn Collegiate wish you a warm and relaxing June, as we finish another successful school year strong.

#wearebettertogether  #golions

May 02
Spring News

Spring has sprung once again, and with it the excitement of the end of the year is building and students and staff are working extra hard to finish strong and productively.  Gr. 12 Provincial Exams begin with the English exam on May 29th, and finish with Math (Pre-Cal – June 13th, Essential – June 14th, Applied – June 15th).  School based Assessment Week will begin on Thursday June 15th and will continue until Thursday June 22rd.  The schedule for the week will be posted online by the end of May.  Please ensure that you look at it carefully and contact Mr. Dubeau if you have any conflicts or concerns.

Spring has also allowed for more outdoor activities.  Some of our classes are starting to use the outdoors as an extension of the classroom to continue their learning.  As well, many more sports teams such as lacrosse, soccer, rugby, team handball and ultimate are in full stride and the participants are displaying good sportsmanship and athletic ability.  Fostering a healthy body is critical in the support of a healthy mind.

Staff have been working hard to prepare for the Personalized Learning initiative that begins for Gr. 9-11 students during the 2017-2018 school year.  They have been studying and interacting with research by noted scholars such as Michael Fullan and exploring techniques and approaches that will foster 21st century skills in the students we teach.  We recently collaborated with Dakota Collegiate who have been leveraging technology through student laptops for many years now.  Our staff appreciated the collaborative opportunity and left with many good ideas and reassurance that we are well positioned in this process.

One of Glenlawn's goals is to guide students to be responsible local, global and digital citizens. We strive to provide our students with opportunities to develop and practice the skills, knowledge and behaviours that will allow them the greatest chance of being a successful member of society.

We believe that technology integration is an essential aspect to creating a personalized learning experience for our students.   This will allow students to explore specific topics with more depth, access resources with greater efficiency, further develop critical thinking skills, learn and apply the behaviours of good digital citizens, and express and share their learning in more creative, modern and engaging ways. Through the use of technology we hope to help students create something new that was not possible prior to full technology integration.

As we near the end of the year, communication between home and school becomes even more critical.  Please be sure to monitor your child's progress in their classes and do not hesitate to contact their teachers if you have any questions or concerns.

Enjoy the warm spring weather.  We at Glenlawn wish you all the best as we move into the final month of the school year

Mar 12
March Bulletin

March is here and spring is on its way! Students have settled in nicely to the new routines of the second semester and staff continue to work with all students to support our priorities of academic achievement, engagement and citizenship.

Spirit Week recently wrapped up and the skills showcased, the unity and the positive competitive spirit continue to be alive and well at Glenlawn.  Special thanks for all of the hard work the organizing teachers and students put in together as they created four great days of events. Thank you to all of the students for ensuring that the week was an overwhelming success.  Students are no doubt more energized and engaged in their school as they pursue their year-end goals.

In early February staff participated in a professional learning day that focused on the work of Dr. Martin Brokenleg with a focus on the Circle of Courage.  The Circle of Courage consists of four strength based quadrants: Belonging, Mastery, Generosity and Independence.  Students and teachers alike strive to ensure that their circle is "complete" and that all aspects of the circle are represented in their lives.  Teachers have begun developing lessons to support their students in making sense of what the four quadrants means to them and how they can build on the strengths of their students.

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The last day of classes before Spring Break is Friday, March 25th with classes resuming on Monday, April 3rd.  The staff at Glenlawn Collegiate would like to wish you a safe and relaxing Spring Break which, with any luck includes warm weather and increased opportunities for family activities.

#wearebettertogether #golions #lionpride

Jan 31
Welcome to Second Semester

February is shaping up to be another exciting month!  Open House, Spirit Week, Course Registration, Report Cards, and the "fresh start" feeling of beginning a new semester are just a few of the joys that this month brings. 

Please also consider that this month is Black History Month: http://blackhistorycanada.ca/ and be sure to honour the struggle and celebrate the progress of all of the cultures that contribute to the diverse fabric of Canada.

During the professional learning day on February 3rd, the staff will have the pleasure of hearing renowned educator Dr. Martin Brokenleg.  Dr. Brokenleg will be speaking about the "Circle of Courage" and it's applications to support all students achieve belonging, independence, mastery and generosity.  Glenlawn staff will be investigating these ideas and determining ways that these attributes can be learned and applied in all of our classrooms.

February is synonymous with Love.  Glenlawn staff and students are not shy about sharing their talents to brighten other's day.  Love is the most basic need of every person throughout the world.  The three simplest but most important words, "I Love You" are what everyone craves to hear. These words let your child know that deep inside of them is something significantly valuable.

We hope to see many of you out for our Open house on February 9th.

Best of luck to all in the new semester! 

#wearebettertogether

Nov 04
November News

November will be a very busy month here at Glenlawn. There are report cards, parent/student/teacher conferences, playoffs for sports, two Professional Development Days, and Remembrance Day.

Glenlawn Collegiate will have multiple Remembrance Day ceremonies on Indigenous Veteran's Day, Tuesday, November 8th. Various classes have prepared materials to help us take the time to remember all of the sacrifices that have been made by our indigenous and non-indigenous veterns throughout history. Parents are welcome to attend. The schedule starts 9:45am and repeated about every 45m minutes in order to have each grade attend as a group. 

Report card pick up and advocate meetings take place during regular school hours on Friday, November 18th.  Student Progress Meetings will be on November 24th from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.   Parents/Students can make appointments for both days using Conference Manager located by clicking here or by going to our website and clicking on the Conference Manager icon.  If you do not have access to a computer, please call the office and we will get you scheduled with your child's teacher. These conferences are important because they provide time to learn more about your child's educational programming and learning that has been accomplished since the beginning of the school year. Please ensure that both parent/guardian and student attend the conferences on November 24th.

We would like to make an official welcome to our new School Resource Officer (SRO) Andy Wahl.  Andy is a member of the Winnipeg Police who will be stationed at our school and Windsor Park Collegiate.  Officer Andy will be making positive relationships with our students and has become an invaluable resource when problem solving unique situations with students and families.  His great sense of humour and approachability make him ideal for this job.  Many students have connections with Officer Andy and we look forward to his contributions to supporting the positive culture we have at Glenlawn Collegiate.  Welcome Andy!

 

To find out more about upcoming events at GCI please go to the online calendar. Sport schedules are also posted online.

For up to date information also follow us on twitter @gciLRSD

Oct 02
The Year is off to a “Roaring” Start

Another school year has fully begun and the routines and flow of the school are now well established.  Students are working hard and staff are busy preparing and delivering quality instruction in a variety of disciplines.  There is no doubt in my mind that students will enjoy many successes this year.

A highlight of the year so far was our first "Lion Night".  This night provided the community an opportunity to meet teachers/advocates and become exposed to many of the clubs, groups and teams that positively add to the "Glenlawn Experience". 

"Studies show that high school students who engage in extracurricular activities have higher indicators of school success" (Source: http://elearninginfographics.com/value-extracurricular-activities-infographic).  With this in mind, Glenlawn offers something to support almost any student's interest.  Everything from various sports teams/intramurals, music groups, video game clubs, philanthropic groups and Indigenous voice in action, just to name a few.  If a student wants to start a club, all they need to do is contact a trusted staff member to supervise, and we will make every effort to make it happen.  We want all students to feel connected to the school and reap the benefits of increased school connectedness.

Also on "Lion Night", I had the privilege of congratulating students on their academic and citizenship successes from last school year.  Seeing the pride on the students and guardians faces as they accepted these recognitions, reminded me of the many successes that are to come for all of the students this school year.

I want to thank the entire Glenlawn community for their efforts in contributing to a positive beginning to the school year.  I encourage all students and families to get involved, work hard, and always "strive for excellence".  I am eagerly looking forward to seeing what the rest of the school year brings!

#wearebettertogether #golions #lionpride

Jul 01
2016/2017 School Year Info

The staff of Glenlawn Collegiate would like to wish all members of “The Pride” a safe and relaxing summer!

To our new grade nine students from our family of schools, our returning grade ten, eleven, and twelve students, and to any students who are new to the area, welcome to Glenlawn Collegiate.

Information regarding the opening of the school year will be sent to all registered students in late August.  Before the first day of school, please make sure to book an appointment for your son/daughter to meet with their teacher advocate using Conference Manager. The advocate will be named in the August mail out.

Important Dates:

Monday August 29th – Thursday September 1st – Schedule changes with Student Services teachers (by appointment only via Conference Manager before the August 28)

 

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 – Advocate Meeting (Register on Conference Manager beginning August 29th) & Picture Day (in the gymnasium)

 

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 - Regular Classes Begin:

If you have any question please call the school or email me at dionne.deer@lrsd.net

 

Jun 06
Celebrating Success and Finishing Strong

As another school year draws close to the end we can reflect on the many opportunities and successes of Glenlawn students.  In addition to knowledge and skills, students have also learned the importance of caring for others by helping improve the lives of the less fortunate.   Citizenship, along with engagement and academic success continue to be divisional and school goals that aim to create well rounded global citizens.  We are proud of the growth of all of our students this year, and look forward to seeing our "Lions" grow more in the future.

Celebrating success is something that is important to take time to do.  Our priorities are what we value, and we must revel in the success our staff and students enjoy throughout the year.  Graduation for Grade 12's is a logical time to celebrate.  We look forward to celebrating with the graduates during the dinner and convocation on June 27th and 28th respectively.  Please note that the Under Grad Awards which were typically at the end of June have been moved to September 22nd, 2016 as part of our newly launched Lion Night.  Our Open House and other celebrations of learning will also take place on this special evening.  Stay tuned for more information at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

Assessment week begins for most students on Thursday, June 16th, 2016.  Often students find this time of year to be quite stressful.  It is the responsibility of all of us that we help students through this potentially stressful time. Our staff would like to emphasize to parents/guardians that exams, while important, are only one way of evaluating students and the upcoming exams represent only a percentage how a student represents their learning over the semester. Teachers use many ways of evaluating student's learning during the year. While it is important that students study and prepare for these assessments, it is also important that the pressure we put on students be kept in perspective.

This staff at Glenlawn Collegiate wish you a warm and relaxing June, as we finish another successful school year strong.

May 12
Welcome to May

Spring has sprung once again, and with it the excitement of the end of the year is building and students and staff are working extra hard to finish strong and productively.  School based Assessment Week will begin on Thursday June 16th and will continue until Thursday June 23rd.  The schedule for the week has been posted online.  Please ensure that you look at it carefully and contact Mr. Dubeau if you have any conflicts or concerns.

Spring has also allowed for more outdoor activities.  Some of our classes are starting to use the outdoors as an extension of the classroom to continue their learning.  As well, many more sports teams such as lacrosse, soccer, rugby, team handball and ultimate are in full stride and the participants are displaying good sportsmanship and athletic ability.  Fostering a healthy body is critical in the support of a healthy mind.

In concert with the school division, Glenlawn has been an active participant in citizenship and service learning projects both in our local community and throughout the city.  Examples such as community cleanups, collection and delivery of hampers, and volunteering at organizations such as Winnipeg Harvest, Agape Table, and Siloam Mission.  Even a handful of staff volunteered their time on a Saturday afternoon to serve lunch to some of our cities less fortunate.  The Louis Riel School Division will be hosting eight Canadian Citizenship Ceremony on May 16th, 2016 at the board office.  One class from our school will be attending to experience this and life changing event for newcomers.  Other classes will watch online, while our student musicians will be in attendance to provide musical ambiance for the event.  One of Glenlawn's priorities continues to be to foster global citizens that strive to make the world a better place for themselves and others.  We're proud of the work that our staff and students do to contribute to the achievement of this priority.

As we near the end of the year, communication between home and school becomes even more critical.  Please be sure to monitor your child's progress in their classes and do not hesitate to contact their teachers if you have any questions or concerns.

Enjoy the warm spring weather.  We at Glenlawn wish you all the best as we move into the final month of the school year!

Mar 17
Managing the Flu

​With the disappearing of the snow (well until today) and the arrival of Spring, we have noticed an increase of students who are battling the flu.  It is important, among other precautions that students that are suffering the effects of the flu stay home and rest as to ensure that they are at their best when they are at the school and to avoid the spread of the virus.  For more detailed information on how to care for yourself and others with flu, please see the following link provided by Manitoba Health:  http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/factsheets/caringforselfandothers_flu.pdf    

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Reminder to incoming grade 9 parents that there is a schedule run through for you today starting at 4pm. Hope to see you then.

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