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June 6, 2018 - Board Meeting Highlights

The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders highlights from their recent meeting.  The adopted minutes will be available online following the next regular Board meeting scheduled for 1:30pm June 20, 2018 in High River.

 

  • The Board acknowledged the traditional territories of the people of Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta and the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3.

 

  • The Board hosted a Recognition Lunch honouring Edwin Parr Nominees Brooklyn Hamper and Shealeigh Brandford, Council for School Councils’ Distinguished Leadership award recipient Caroline Roberts, Excellence in Supporting Student Success recipients and Shannon & Brian Olson from Okotoks United Church who provide lunch for 43 students in Okotoks every day.

 

  • The Board welcomed a delegation from Ếcole Secondaire Foothills Composite High School/Alberta High School of Fine Arts.  Mme. Jensen provided a report on the French Partnership & Exchange program which, in this inaugural year, comprised of fifteen students from ẾSFCHS/AHSFA travelling to France.  Rave reviews were received from staff and families both here and overseas and the teacher exchange was equally successful with teachers spending two weeks at Lycée Jeanne d’Arc in Nancy.  We are now looking forward to welcoming teachers from France to Okotoks.

 

  • The Foothills School Division Naming of the School Committee for the new K-9 school in Okotoks concluded their deliberations and provided recommendations to the FSD Board of Trustees, however, the Board asked that further consideration be given to names that have a more geographical relevance to the area.

 

  • The Board accept for information correspondence from the Millarville School Council requesting consideration to change the grade configuration to K – 9.  The Board directed administration to conduct a review and provide a report to the Board of Trustees by the end of January, 2019.

 

  • The Cameron Crossing School Graduation took place on May 6, 2018.  The Board congratulated the students, parents and staff.  The whole event was very special and well presented.

 

  • Heritage Heights School held “Shave Your Lid” for Kids Cancer Care Canada and several personal stories were heard from students.  The final total raised was over $38,000!