Special Thank You!

Wanted to give a special thank you to Marks for their continued support. Your donations are welcomed and appreciated.

Thanks so much.

Phoenix Students and Staff

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Lets Bowl

Phoenix Academy students tearing up the bowling lanes today.

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Thought Exchange, Thank you for your participation.

Thought Exchange

Thank you to all who participated in our recent Thought Exchange.  To view results please click here

Thank you and have a great day. 

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Parent and Student Conferences Info and Contact information

Parent Student Conference Sign up Sheet

Parent-Student-Conference-Sign-up-Sheet

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Kids Help Line

Kids Help Line – Text


This service is FREE of charge, meaning it won’t eat up minutes from your data plan.

Available 24 hours a day.

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Phoenix Academy Staff and Students had Halloween Fever…

A delightful afternoon full of fun, sun, games and of course a little candy at Phoenix today. The staff and students had their annual Halloween party and it went off without a hitch.

Bounce the jellybean onto the Oreo had the staff and students roaring for much of the competition. Joe Buchko aka Nichole Cornea led the troops in her Rider gear.

There is only one staff member tall enough to get this full aerial photo and that is the true Rider fanatic Jeff Lynnes as he climbs the mountain (my desk) to get this wonderful photo.

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Summer Student, Moose Jaw Literacy Network

Shaelyn Knudson

Summer Student, Moose Jaw Literacy Network

 

Information Literacy- What is it?

Information literacy is the ability to access, evaluate, and communicate information through various forms of media. This is a skill that children can acquire at a very young age. With the transition from books and libraries to Google and Wikipedia, students have a growing need to be able to research information while finding credible resources. This is a great skill to have while doing research projects or to even find information about everyday questions that they may encounter. For younger students, this may be simple skills that include asking valuable questions and giving them the resources to find their answers. For older students, it is important to educate them on searching strategies both online and offline. This way, they are able to find their own information that will benefit them in secondary education as well as their future careers.

Teaching information literacy does not require a month-long research project. You can teach your child these skills in 30 minutes or less by:

  1. Finding a question that interests them.
  2. Locating a credible website, book, or another source.
  3. Read and understand the information that the source has given.
  4. Document the information through writing it down, creating a Word Document, PowerPoint, Prezi, or other documenting program.

Overall, it is very easy to find false information on the internet in today’s technology, so this is a great skill to teach students at a young age in order to gain the ability to find information on a day-to-day basis that is trustworthy and reliable.

 

Resources

http://www.wesleyan.edu/libr/infoforyou/infolitdefined.html

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/teaching-information-literacy-skills

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Thoughtexchange learning tool information and link.

Parents, guardians, students and staff,

You are the major stakeholders in our system and we want to learn about your experiences in both our schools and our Division.

Thoughtexchange is an online learning tool that allows us to reach out to everyone affected by the decisions made in our Division. This exchange enables us to hear your thoughts and learn about your priorities to guide us in creating a renewed strategic plan for 2019 and beyond.

You will be invited to anonymously and safely participate in an exchange that flows three steps:

  1. Share – answer open-ended questions about education in our schools
  2. Star – review ideas from others and rate the ideas you like best
  3. Discover – learn what is important to the community as a whole

In a couple of weeks, you will receive an email with an invitation to participate. The information will also be posted on school and division websites. The exchange will be open from November 20th – 30th.

Thank you in advance for your participation. We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

 

Sean Chase

Director of Education

 

Thoughtexchange newsletter insert

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Parent Night at Vanier Collegiate ( poster attached )

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Phoenix Academy Robot Club P.A.R.K

The robot club had its Robot out and for a cruise thanks to the help of some Vanier students and staff. Here is a short video of its first rip around the neighborhood.

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