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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Johnny Bright staff is committed to creating a Professional Learning Community that supports all students learning at high levels.  Teachers are focused on building a collaborative environment centered on essential learning outcomes, common assessments and best practices. Project-based and innovative, authentic learning opportunities assist in building a setting where students demonstrate active learning and are engaged.  We value all stakeholders and believe we share a collective responsibility in building a safe, secure and caring environment. 

    In a technology rich environment, staff provides students and parents with a variety of opportunities to communicate.  As a GOLD L.E.E.D. School we are committed to a “green” footprint – our largely paperless communication relies on SchoolZone, our weekly Friday Update and our Web site.  Students will be provided with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop 21st Century Literacy skills and attitudes necessary to become capable, connected and contributing members of our global society.

    Mission and Vision

    We believe:

    • Johnny Bright students are engaged, skilled and respectful.
    • That, within a dynamic, caring, creative and collaborative environment ALL Johnny Bright students will learn at high levels.
    • Our staff actions honour the belief that "These are all our students."
    • In building a collaborative culture that focuses on improving and teaching and learning at all levels.

    Values

    At Johnny Bright School staff are committed to:

    • Building and maintaining relationships with each other, our students, parents and community.
    • Engaging students in learning the lifelong skills embedded in the cross curricular competencies.
    • Supporting social, emotional, physical well being of our students.
    • Providing our students with effective, engaging and creative learning environments.
    • Collaborating with each other in response to data using effective assessment strategies to respond to student needs.
    • Learning and growing as professionals within a culture of continuous improvement.

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  • Career and Technology Foundations

    Career and Technology Foundations

     What is CTF? and C.A.P Day?

    • Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) allows students to explore interests and passions while making personal connections to career possibilities and technologies associated with the occupational areas covered in Career and Technology Studies (CTS).
    • CTF students work collaboratively towards a shared goal in response to a challenge, they ask questions, seek answers and share their findings through inquiry-based learning.
    • CTF students address challenges through hands-on, authentic learning experiences in which they create products, give performances or provide services, often with community partners.
    • The staff is committed to connecting the learning activities in CTF courses to essential learning outcomes from the core curriculum.
    • Collaboration and cooperation are also a key element to these programs.

    Grades 5-6

    Students will have the opportunity  to  experience  project based learning at various times of the year as CTF goals and project plans are identified. This might mean designing a bird house and connecting it to the Science curriculum, writing and performing a play connected to the Social Studies curriculum or writing a song connected to the Math curriculum. Throughout the school year technology and collaboration will be used to enhance the learning while engaging the students in exploring areas of interest.

    Grade 7

    All students in grade 7 have the opportunity to participate in three CTF areas. They will spend one third of the year in each area: Foods, Media/Robotics, and Design and Construction.  Basic procedures and safe practices will be taught in each area. A variety of projects and challenges will be used to engage students in hands on/minds on learning.  Connections to careers and to the core curriculum will also be stressed in these classes.

    Grade 8-9

    Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of complementary options in order to design and construct functional objects.  

    • Design & Construction: Wood tends to be the material of choice but access to some metal-working equipment will assist, support and expand the experience for these students.  Design tools will involve both traditional and computer based tools such as the CNC router. 
    • Outdoor Education is an activity-based course which provides opportunities for in-depth practical studies and experiences. Through active experiences students will develop and demonstrate basic knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for safe, comfortable outdoor experiences in all seasons.  
    • Media & Robotics focusses on problem solving when designing, building and programming with code. 
    • Food Studies promotes meal planning, nutrition and delicious food. Students often collaborate with younger students to prepare tasty dishes. 

    C.A.P Thursdays at Johnny Bright

    • called FLEX on schoolzone

     

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  •  Registration-Keep checking for updates

    Registration-Keep checking for updates

    On February 1, 2020 registrations for new Kindergarten students for September 2020 will begin.  Children must turn 5 years old by December 31, 2020 to be eligible.  Registration forms may be picked up from the school office or are available from the district web site: www.epsb.ca

    Prospective new students and their parents are invited to have a tour of the school to view learning in action when a registration form is submitted.  When the form is submitted, you can sign up for a school tour.  If you wish to simply tour the school before registering, please call the school office at 780.437.1341 to book a tour.  Tours are as follows: Wednesday, February 19 at 10:30 AM; Monday, March 9 at 1:30 PM;  Tuesday, March 10 at 1:30 PM;  Thursday, April 2 at 9:00 AM; and Tuesday, April 7 at 1:30 PM.

    Attendance at a school tour is optional but must be booked ahead of time, as if registration is low, the tour will be cancelled.   Registration forms should be submitted after February 1 but before April 15, 2020.

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Johnny Bright has a variety of clubs for students to join and participate in. Students are encouraged to join a club, meet new people, and gain new skills! There are many ways to get involved.

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Principal's Message

At Johnny Bright School we believe that every student has the right to a high quality learning environment and to be challenged to reach their full potential.  Our outstanding educational facility has a reputation for committing to excellence in academics; athletics and activity for learning; and citizenship and community involvement.  

We believe that the quality of education is enhanced when home and school have a strong relationship. Our relationship relies on open and ongoing communication. The school handbook, school web site, social media, conferences, and personal contact are designed to assist parents in understanding our school context. Contact with the school and inquiries are encouraged and always welcome.

As principal, I am honoured to be able to work with Johnny Bright School, staff, students, parents, and community. We all play an important role in the success of children and our school. Shared goals and high standards for academic achievement and personal conduct help our students to succeed.    

Together, we will build the learners of today into the leaders of tomorrow.

Mrs. Kathleen Marzolf, Principal