WRPS by-election to be held Jan. 29

Roots of Empathy program coming back to Wetaskiwin

Roots of Empathy

The board will be considering offering the Roots of Empathy program. The board received a presentation from the Roots of Empathy provincial coordinator outlining the program. This evidence-based classroom program has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression and bullying among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. The program had previously been offered in Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools with much success and the board felt it would be a great benefit to rejuvenate programming and have it facilitated in WRPS schools once again. Administration will follow up with principals to determine if there is interest in offering the program in schools in the 2018-2019 school year.

School Year Calendar Feedback

The calendar consultation is complete and stakeholders have reviewed the draft 2018-2019 school year calendars and provided feedback. Suggestions will be considered along with a Leadership Team request to have job embedded collaborative time included in the calendar. Based on the feedback new calendars will be developed and brought back to the board in February for final approval.

Staff Wellness

Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools has a commitment to wellness. The board acknowledged the importance of staff wellness and is committed to supporting employee wellness, which includes both physical and mental wellness. Wellness is a shared responsibility between WRPS and our employees.

Leaders of Tomorrow Kick – Off

Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools attended the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards Program Kick – off event held January 18, 2018 at the Reynolds Alberta Museum. The board is a sponsor of the program. This youth volunteer recognition program enables community organizations to publicly recognize the contributions of their youth volunteers. The purpose of the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards Program is to encourage the nominees to continue their involvement in volunteerism and leadership activities, as well as acknowledge that all voluntary contributions are valuable to the community. Nomination forms are available on our website.

By-Election Division 3 – Notice of Nomination Day

Nomination Day is January 29, 2018 for the election of a candidate for the vacancy in Rural Electoral Division 3. Nominations will be received between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 noon on January 29, 2018 at the Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools Division Office 5515-47A Avenue, Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Candidate information packages are available at the WRPS Division Office.

-Submitted By Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools

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