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Jun 29
​​2018/2019 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.

How do I get ready for Personalized Learning next year at Glenlawn?

  1. Purchase a device – please refer to https://www.lrsd.net/schools/gci/news/pages/personalized-learning.aspx  for a buying guide
  2. Install Microsoft Office for students –Instructions can be found on the Glenlawn website.  This can be done on your own or at Glenlawn during the times listed below
  3. Appointment times are "drop-in" but be sure to give yourself about an hour to complete the download and setup.
  • August 28th, 29th, 30th – 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • September 5th – Advocate Day – 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

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 name is listed on the schedule that was delivered/e-mailed in mid-June.

Important Dates:

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 – Student Advocate System (SAS) Meeting (Register on Conference Manager beginning August 27th, 2018) & Picture Day (in the Gymnasium)

Thursday, September 6th, 2018 - Regular Classes Begin

 

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

Jun 08
Finishing Another School Year 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.   Generosity, along with Mastery, independence and Belonging continue to be school goals, based on the work of Dr. Martin Brokenleg, 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 banquet and convocation on June 25th.

 

Assessment week begins for most students on Monday, June 18th.  Provincial Math assessments begin on June 12th(Pre-Cal – 12th, Essentials – 13th, Applied – 14th).  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 summative assessments, while important, are only one way of evaluating students and the upcoming assessments represent only a percentage of how a student demonstrates 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.

 

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

 

#wearebettertogether  #golions

 

Apr 23
Spring Message

Spring moved in at a slow pace, but that activities and learning at Glenlawn are not!  April is a very busy month at the school.  Activities such as the Band Trip to Banff, the Living Library, various field trips such as the Career Expo and the Human Rights Museum, and new sports beginning their seasons such as Badminton, Rugby and Handball are just a few of the exciting things happening in April.

Another highlight in April is students will be receiving their mid-semester report cards on April 24th.  Students will sign up for an appointment with their advocate to review their report card and make plans for a successful end of the semester and the school year.  We would also like to encourage and welcome all parents and guardians along with their children to attend the Parent, Student, Teacher Tri-Conferences on April 26th from 4:30pm – 7:30 pm.  Regular communication between home and school is imperative to student success and this night provides yet another way for these important conversations to occur.  While phone calls, emails, and website updates are valuable, face to face conversations between the teacher, the student and their support system to plan for continued success is an important opportunity.  We look forward to seeing you!

While planning for a successful end of the year is occurring, plans are being put into place to ensure that next year is just as successful.  Ensuring all students are registered in appropriate courses, completing teaching assignments, developing a schedule and confirming all staff are in place are just some of the important actives that occur in the month of April and into May.  To ensure that students do not go into the summer not knowing what their next year will look like, all students will have a copy of their schedule before they leave for summer break.

We wish everyone all the best moving into the spring season.

Mar 08
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 Belonging, Generosity, Mastery and Independence based on Dr. Martin Brokenleg's "Circle of Courage".  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.

 

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 the hard work the organizing teachers and students put in together as they created four great days of events. Thank you to all 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 Mental Health along with our family of schools' staff.  Much beneficial learning occurred on that day from a variety of speakers who facilitated workshops to help us support the mental wellness of our students, colleagues and ourselves.  Special thanks to our Keynote speakers Keith McPherson and Mitch Bourbonniere for sharing the stories of resilience, their knowledge and skills regarding mental health promotion and their passion for young people

 

The last day of classes before Spring Break is Friday, March 23rd with classes resuming on Monday, April 2nd.  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 17
Happy New Year - Upcoming February Events

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 2nd, the staff will have the pleasure of working with colleagues from our family of schools (Glenwood, Windsor, St. George. Minnetonka, Dr, Penner and Samuel Burland) to focus on the topic of Mental Health and Wellness.  We are especially looking forward to hearing keynote speakers Keith McPherson and Mitch Bourbonniere share how we can better support the mental health of our students and ourselves!

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 8th, 2018.

 

Best of luck to all in the new semester! 

 

#wearebettertogether  #youbelonghere

Dec 17
December Message

December has come in like a "Lion" and around here that is just how we like it!  While the weather outside is cold and blustery, inside the school it is warm and busy!

Students in Successful Futures are participating in their work placements developing employment skills and building their resumes.  Students are engaged in everything from retail, automotive, food service to the Manitoba Moose organization!  We would like to thank all the businesses that have partnered with us and supported our students with this valuable experience.

Our students continue to demonstrate their skills in a variety of areas while always representing themselves and the school with class.  Volleyball season has just finished wrapping up and basketball season has begun in earnest.  There will be 5 musical concerts in December, with talent being displayed in vocals, concert band, jazz, and guitar, just to name a few.

It was great to see all who came to the school during our Parent, Student, Teacher Conferences in late November.  As communication between home and school is imperative in a student's education, nights such as conference night are a great celebration of the learning that is occurring in this early part of the year.  Always remember that if you ever have any questions or concerns about your son/daughter's education, do not hesitate to contact their teacher.  Regular communication helps everyone work together in the best interests of the students.

On behalf of the staff of Glenlawn Collegiate, I wish you and your family a safe and relaxing winter break.  The last day of classes before the break is Friday, December 22nd, 2017 with dismissal at 2:30 pm.  We look forward to seeing all the students back, well rested and ready to finish the semester strong on Monday, January 8th, 2018.

All the best to you and yours this month and for 2018!

 

#wearebettertogether

Nov 02
November message

November 11th, Remembrance Day, provides an annual opportunity to teach students about the sacrifices of those who gave their lives in the service of our nation.  On this special day we pay tribute by showing respect and gratitude to the brave men and women who have proudly worn the uniform of the armed services. Remembrance Day provides both individuals and society the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices offered by citizens and soldiers in our nation's history.  Even though we do not have school on November 11, we can pay tribute in our homes or communities to the citizens who have died in the line of duty while serving for Canada.  Remembrance Day reminds us that these people made the greatest contribution anyone could ask of them.  Glenlawn Collegiate will have multiple Remembrance Day ceremonies on November 8th, Indigenous Veterans Day. Ceremonies begin at 9:45 am in the Theatre. Various classes have prepared materials to help us remember in our school community. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Mid-Term and Quarter-term report cards can be picked up from the student's advocate during regular school hours on Friday, November 17th.  Students will sign up for times to meet with their advocate. Sign up sheets are outside of their regular meeting space now. During this meeting time advocates will also help the students to set goals to help ensure a successful finish to the semester.

Tri conferences (Parent/Student/Teacher) will be held on November 24th from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm.   Parents/Students can make appointments using Conference Manager located by clicking here or by going to our website and clicking on the Conference Manager icon. 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.  Grade 9 parents expect an email outlining a slightly different process

Looking forward to seeing as many families out on the 23rd as possible.

Oct 02
October Message

It's the second month of the school year and students are getting into a school routine.  We have spent September creating a sense of belonging within our classes and hallways. Students are also busily engaged in numerous extra-curricular activities.  A wide assortment of clubs, sports teams, bands, and action groups have begun their journeys to help develop many skills within our youth.  Glenlawn is proud of all the students who are representing our school and themselves in a positive way. 

The entire staff continues to work hard to create a positive and successful learning environment for the students of Glenlawn Collegiate and it is with gratitude that we thank them for their dedication, commitment, enthusiasm, and incredible skill.  All have been working hard to implement personalized classrooms using student's devices to educate, engage and organize while fostering independence, mastery, generosity and belonging.  We commend the students, staff and the whole Glenlawn community for their persistence and patience as we adopt new teaching approaches.

On a final note, in the digital world we live in, there are many opportunities for students to be connected through cell phones, laptops, tablets, Facebook, Twitter and many other online resources.  As partners in educating your child/children, we appreciate your support in monitoring your children's activities on-line.  As is evident this year, proper use of multiple online resources can be a wonderful learning vehicle.  On the other hand, improper use of social media can result in activity which is neither respectful nor appropriate. This activity spills over into the school environment and can impact student learning in a negative way.  We value and appreciate your help in helping youth navigate their online presence.

Enjoy the colours and cool weather of autumn!

Jul 05
2017/2018 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.

How do I get ready for Personalized Learning next year at Glenlawn?

  1. Purchase a device – please refer to www.lrsd.net/schools/GCI for a buying guide
  2. Install Microsoft Office for students – this is a free download (if you are a new student to LRSD please come to one of the GCI sessions listed on the below. https://www.lrsd.net/schools/gci/news/pages/microsoft-office-for-gci-students.aspx  This can be done on your own or at Glenlawn (times shown below)
  3. Come in at any of the times shown listed below to log into the GCI Wi-Fi and get your laptop set up to start the school year.
    1. August 28, 29, 30 & 31 - 9am-3:00pm
    2. September 6 - 8:30am-3:30pm

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 name is listed on the schedule that was delivered in mid-June.

Important Dates:

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 – Advocate Meeting (Register on Conference Manager beginning August 22nd) & Picture Day (in the gymnasium)

Thursday, September 7th, 2017 - Regular Classes Begin:

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

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

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