Innovative program at Buck Mountain Central School

Below are notes submitted by Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools regarding the Apr. 25 meeting of the board of trustees.

  • May. 5, 2017 5:00 a.m.
Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools board notes

Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools board notes

Submitted by WRPS

Below are notes submitted by Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools regarding the Apr. 25 meeting of the board of trustees.

Sci-Matics at Buck Mountain Central School

Teachers Shelby Bend, Linda Kwirant and Nicole Townsend updated the board regarding their innovative Sci-Matics course developed at Buck Mountain Central School.

Sci-Matics was recognized as part of the board’s commitment to celebrating excellence. Teachers at Buck Mountain Central School initiated, created and are currently offering a combined Grade 10 science and mathematics program to increase student engagement and support successful completion of Grade 10 science and math requirements: Science 10 combined with Math 10C, Math 10-3 and Science 14 ισ Sci-Matics.

Teachers presented positive student feedback and increased results, with a desire to build on it next school year.

PLRS and BMCS High School Re-design Alternative Calendar

Buck Mountain Central School (BMCS) and Pigeon Lake Regional School (PLRS) continue involvement in the High School Redesign project with Alberta Education.

BMCS and PLRS administrators Kris Denney, Adam Stewart, Melissa Humby and Jon Meyers presented to the board an alternative school calendar based on their high school re-design projects. The benefits of collaboration days built within the school year calendar to meet the needs of our high school re-design projects were outlined.

The board approved the high school re-design alternative calendar for Buck Mountain Central School and Pigeon Lake Regional School, as presented, for the 2017-2018 school year.