- 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
SCS and KAA Welcome Visiting Author Dr. Lyle Weis
Dr. Lyle Weis is an Author in Residence who will be visiting Saipoyi Community School (grade 4 and 5 students) and Kainai Alternate Academy, He will be here November 5 through 16, 2012. Dr. Weis brings in expertise as a published author and extraordinary teacher. His two-week visit will provide a model of teaching for staff and will allow the students the opportunity to create a three chapter adventure story. We hope to have these stories published in a hard-bound book fro each classroom. Parents will have the opportunity to purchase a copy as the project is competed.
Lyle's visit is partially funded by an Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant. This grant supports the goals outlined in The Spirit of Alberta, Alberta's cultural policy.
Words that Work: Lyle Weis
Dr. Lyle Weis is a writer, teacher, and public speaker. After a career as a classroom teacher in public schools and universities, he acted as the Executive Director of the Writers Guild of Alberta for six years. He was one of the founders of the Canadian speculative fiction magazine, On Spec.
Today he writes for both adults and young people, and offers workshops and presentations on the purpose and craft of writing. Dr. Weis is dedicated to fostering the close relationship that should exist between the arts and education:
"Students of all ages should do more than read and study literature ... they should be encouraged to create it as well. Every child and adult has a story to tell. Our job is to help them tell that story in a clear and effective way that most benefits them and their community.
In Alberta we are fortunate to have the Artists and Education program, which makes funding available to schools to help bring writers into classrooms. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts deserves praise for its role in making this goal possible."
An exciting story of two teens and their fight for survival. Order online at