Superintendent’s Report – February 2020

Framework for Enhancing Student Learning

Intellectual Development

“Camp Read S’More” during library time with Ms Dressler at Robert Ogilvie School!

For the last couple of weeks, students have taken the great outdoors inside when it comes to their library visits! Ms Dressler had a variety of stations set up, including 2 erected tents, where students could enjoy reading in a different environment.

Human & Social Development

Richard Stock, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a PBIS-SCP Team Member. Dr. Stock is full time Faculty in the Applied Behaviour Analysis–Autism Department at Capilano University. He is also Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario where he teaches graduate courses in ABA and an Adjunct Professor in Special Education at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Stock has extensive experience conducting functional assessments and designing positive behaviour support plans for children and youth with autism and developmental disabilities in collaboration with families and educators. He also teaches course work in Functional Assessment and Positive Behaviour Support and provides Tier 3 training to school districts. Dr. Stock is co-investigator on a national survey of PBIS practices in schools across Canada. 

During PBIS-SCP board meetings, team members provide updates on their PBS activities in their local provinces across the country. Dr. Stock’s recent update included:

– Bi-weekly PBIS distance consultations with school teams for School District No. 60 (Peace River North)

– Three on-site PBIS consultations for Peace River North School District No. 60 (during 2019-2020 academic year)

Career & Skill Development

Nations, working in partnership with CSKATEC (a registered Canadian non-profit organization working to empower youth through community engagement) facilitated a 2 – day skateboarding camp for SD60 middle school students on January 30 and 31, 2020.  Students from both Dr. Kearney Middle School and Bert Bowes Middle School participated in the camp. Students also worked, in collaboration with SD60 Careers and Maintenance departments, to build the ramps that were used in the 2 day skateboarding camp.

Nations is comprised of a group of Indigenous professional skateboarders who work with Indigenous youth within the youths’ home communities. Nations’ focus is on empowering youth to embrace their cultural identity and self-determination through the positive impact of skateboarding.  The Nations group members are passionate about sharing their own lived experiences, imparting the importance of keeping culture and traditions relevant and the positive impact youth can have within their own communities.   

Skateboarding Video:

Achievement Updates

Operations / HR

School District No. 60 has been a major partner in the BC Winter Games! 

Here are some stats to consider…

o   7 schools are accommodation sites hosting upwards of 1500 participants for the biggest slumber party ever seen in FSJ!

o   5 school facilities are being used as sport venues offering technical fields of play and competition space

o   the North Peace Secondary cafeteria will ramp up to serve over 16,000 meals in 4 days of Games.

o   The entire SD bus fleet is used to move participants throughout the community

o   Over 300 School District No. 60 employees (over 25% of our staff) have embraced these games and filled countless volunteer hours and leadership support for Games organizers 

Helen Gilbert, Board Chair, receiving a plaque in recognition of School District No. 60’s contribution to the BC Winter Games 2020.

Truth & Reconciliation

The above new teacher resource can be found here. It includes a section at the back called “Backgrounders”.  These one-page topics give an excellent background into the history and structures of BC First Nations.  One of these documents has been attached to the public references for the board meeting.

“Take 3”

Three examples of dynamic learning and fun from around the district

Puppet Residency at Bert Ambrose School

“The Most Amazing Time!”

“They were fun!  I liked their personalities!”

“It was a blast!”

These were some of the student comments about the puppet residency with Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Ritchie.  Our primary students absolutely loved working with the puppets. It was a very full week, with storytelling, learning how to convey movement and emotion, being introduced to performance techniques, seeing how to use props, and being introduced to the magical shadow puppets.

Many thanks to Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Ritchie for sharing their knowledge and love of puppets with our students.   Thank you, too, Bert Ambrose PAC and SD 60 for your support of the residency. Mrs. Tacey

Dance Residency at Alwin Holland Elementary

Ms. Shauna Milne, from Studio 2 Stage, taught social dances to our classes. This was followed by a family dance in December. Mrs. Orcutt

Jump Rope for Heart and Valentine’s Day!

It was an exciting day at Clearview with the students skipping, sharing, tangling, and eating all sorts of great treats!  Mrs. Hartman