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School Plan 2019-2020

January 30, 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)

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RT @louis_riel_sd: The Louis Riel School Division's Draft Budget Town Hall Live Event & Public Consultation is happening next month! Register today so you don't miss this virtual deep dive into LRSD's finances for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year:

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RT @louis_riel_sd: The latest story in our budget series is all about LRSD's Finance and Audit Committee. Meet the members of the Committee and discover their important role in the annual budget process:

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Mme Olson’s Grade 1 class reminds us that we all need to dress warmly as it is cold outside. Tomorrow we will have much nicer weather! @HowdenPAC @MmeOlson5

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