Parents, students, and community members,
With only 13 school days in April, this month is sure to fly by! I hope that everyone takes a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather that I’m sure will come our way over the Easter break.
Our students have been part of so many interesting and diverse learning opportunities this year, all of which are aimed at helping them to develop as well-rounded young citizens. Although much of our focus at school is on specific subject-area learning, the support of our community and SCC has allowed us to expose students to a variety of other great learning experiences that transcend the traditional classroom. Recently, this has included:
- Athletic or wellness events. We have prioritized student health and well-being by introducing them to exciting activities like fencing, wall-climbing, and gymnastics. In addition, our school-based athletic opportunities like badminton, track and field, and Marafun help to make sure that students stay active and learn about the benefits of leading an active lifestyle. More information for families can be found at http://www.in-motion.ca/pages/content/canadian-physical-activity-guidelines.
- Career or post-secondary events. Students have had the opportunity to attend a variety of post-secondary open houses, career fairs, “Take Our Kids to Work Day”, and “Spotlight on Careers” days to help them start planning for their future.
- Curriculum-enrichment activities. Many of the trips that our students have been on are aimed at enhancing their connection to subject-area learning, including “Agriculture in the Classroom”, “Digitized”, and the holocaust presentation in Saskatoon. In May, students will be going to the Science Center and IMAX in Regina to explore meaningful connections to the things that they are currently learning about in science.
None of these activities would be possible without the continued support of the Borden Community. Our first ever “Borden School’s Got Talent” night raised just under $2000 for school trips and events. Not only did we experience a wide variety of exceptional student talent (both in live performances and silent auction items), but all food items for dinner were donated by members of our school community! I want to send a special thanks to the SCC for helping to coordinate this incredibly successful event.
With progress reports and 3-way conferences occurring in March and April, I hope that all students will find a renewed focus as we enter the last few months of the school year. There is still so much to learn, and springtime can often make it difficult for students to focus on school. All of our staff appreciate the continued support from parents in helping make sure that all students have a successful end to the school year.
Have a great April!
Mr. Mitch Luiten
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