- Apr 9 - KBE Job Opportunity
- Mar 15 - FNSSP supports Tatsikiisaapo'p Photo Journal Project
- Oct 30 - SCS and KAA Welcome Visiting Author Dr. Lyle Weis
- Oct 29 - Elementary Teachers gain skills in modeling writing
- Sep 6 - WHAT IS RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RTI)
- Sep 6 - Welcome Back all Returning and New Students
Welcome Back all Returning and New Students
Fall is in the air. The temperature is falling. The leaves are changing color. The Canadian geese are heading south. Yes, it is that time again. School is back in session for the 2012-13 school year. This exciting time of new clothes, supplies and getting up early is not just an annual ritual but sets the pace for all the students in K-12 for a lifetime. KBE staff are committed and dedicated to guiding our students to reach their potential. All teaching staff attended a two-day in-service to learn more about how to be more effective in their teaching practice by implementing the Response to Intervention model (RTI). Last school year saw the implementation of the Professional Learning Community model (PLC) whereby staff are teamed to meet the needs of their students. For more information on RTI, see the FAQ article: What is RTI?
One area of prime concern is attendance. We all know that when a child does not attend school on a regular basis, skills for school success are missed creating an unhealthy cycle of failure. After the June Attendance Summit, ideas and recommendations were compiled from the participants. These participants of community members, parents, students and agency representatives all have a stake in seeing our students succeed. In fact, the whole community needs to rally behind this initiative. A BCR is presently before Chief and Council to mandate that school attendance is not just required but essential for all school age children. One of the Summit outcomes was the hiring of two attendance officers. Jessica Goodstriker and Delbert Mills will be meeting with school principals, parents, and community members to prevent attendance issues. When a child is referred for attendance issues, an Intervention process will begin begin. If an action plan is needed, parents, extended family and agencies will be included to offer support. This is one area that can be changed with a strong community effort. "Failure is not an option" for our students and for the well-being of our communities.