Snapshots of Excellence April 2018

Welcome to the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) Director's Snapshots of Excellence. The following is a snapshot from the past month of innovative and fun learning opportunities, success stories and demonstrations of community engagement featuring students and staff from across the LKDSB. Get inspired and learn how our students are shaping our world.

In January 2018, LKDSB Board Office staff saw a post on Twitter by Mrs. Parry of H. W. Burgess Public School regarding a post office she opened in her classroom with the support of Canada Post. In order to support this unique learning initiative, Board Office Staff decided to mail Valentine's Day cards and other cards to the students. The word quickly spread and soon other LKDSB staff and community members decided to send other materials to the students through the mail.

Through the magic of Twitter, the classroom received mail from all around the world. The class tracked the amount of mail it received and its origins.

Students demonstrate their talents using various mediums in art classes across the LKDSB.

Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School received a $5,700 technology grant from Best Buy Canada. The Best Buy School Tech Grant funds will support technology-based learning, including the Idea Lab makerspace, and promote digital literacy at the school.

Brooke Central Public School

Brooke Central Public School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017-2019 for its integration of engaging and varied Apple technology in flexible learning spaces throughout the school. Apple Distinguished Schools are centres of innovation, leadership and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.

Students and staff across the LKDSB expressed empathy and support for the families and community impacted by the tragic bus accident involving youth from Humboldt, Saskatchewan.

Our classrooms are filled with inquiry and wonder. See how our staff is fostering student success through innovative learning opportunities and promoting students’ overall health and well-being.

Former NHL player Jason Simon visited many of our secondary schools to share his inspirational story.

Teachers apply innovative learning strategies and a differentiated learning model to improve math literacy.

Northern Collegiate Institute and Vocational School students placed 15th overall at the Shell Eco-marathon in Sonoma, California. NCIVS was the only Canadian secondary school to attend the event, held April 19-22.

PE McGibbon received a Terrific Kids Award and $5000 donation towards interactive televisions for the school’s learning commons from the Sarnia-Lambton Golden K Kiwanis Club.

We are proud of the students and staff who strive to make the LKDSB a caring and inclusive learning environment for all. We appreciate all of the parents/guardians, families and community members who help to support students’ success every day.

Visit the LKDSB website to learn more about how we are fostering success for every student, every day: www.lkdsb.net.

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