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Changes on the Horizon

Keep an eye on this site & Twitter (@brucemellesmoen) for information about the changes that are on the horizon for this blog. There will be a new format, however the focus will still remain on learning and leading. What do YOU think?  176 total views...

Day One: Your Impact Begins

A new year is upon us as our students arrive bright and early tomorrow morning. We have just enjoyed a relaxing summer, where we were able to recharge our batteries and are now ready to begin the 2019-2020 learning journey. Over the past two weeks I’ve seen all of...

Long Hallways of Learning

Some of the strangest articles catch my eye as I scroll through social media. I have become much better at skipping the nonsense, like the bashing of politicians, the critiquing of social groups, or the ongoing debate over the colour of the dress (which is white and gold by...

The Gift of Missed Chances

I have always loved swimming, and from an early age I found it was one thing I was pretty good at. In my early teens, my best friend Paul and I worked with the staff at the local swimming pool to organize a speed swimming team, The Watrous Whitecaps....

Delivering Your Denouement

As the curtain closed the cheers echoed off the gymnasium walls as the audience signaled their appreciation for the show they had just experienced. For close to two hours, children and adults alike were captured by the performance of the Waldheim School drama club. This diverse collection of young...

What Did They Tell You?

We have been putting it off for a while now and every so often we are reminded of the need to get at it! Sometimes it’s easier to just close the doors and pretend they are not there, but that does not change the reality that hides within. It’s...

Just Floating an Idea…

I have been thinking about my youth. For some reason, I am finding myself reminiscing about years gone by, whether it is because I watch my own children at play or because fifty is quickly approaching. Recently I was recalling a favourite place in my home town. The ParticiPark,...

Changes

I could not resist. The pile of laundry, the flowers waiting to be planted, the uncut lawn, and the depleted bank account all said stay home, but the lure of the sunny skies, warm sand, and fresh air was too much for me. Away we went, up to Waskesiu...

Who Do You Illuminate?

The weather was perfect for the kids to toss their scooters into the van and hit the road into Saskatoon. One of their favorite places to explore is the University of Saskatchewan, and they have come to enjoy riding their scooters on the paths in the bowl. Before they...

From Anticipation to Affirmation

“Oh my goodness, look at all these messages!” Brenda could hardly contain her excitement as she showed me her phone. The screen was populated with well-wishes from staff members, and she commented that it was what she needed. We knew that being invited to share our story was a...