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  • C.A.P Thursdays at Johnny Bright

    C.A.P Thursdays at Johnny Bright

    Career and Academic Pathways or C.A.P Thursday has become part of our weekly timetable. Every Thursday our school will run a timetable that includes four 57 minute learning blocks followed by a 30-minute Health & Wellness block.   Students will be directed, on a Thursday, to 1-2 core learning support blocks where learning from the four core subjects will be supported and enhanced either through intervention or extension.  The remaining blocks will be selected by students and could include sessions from the fine arts, second languages, career pathways, a specific topic of interest, or an athletic activity.  The possibilities are endless and will be driven by student interest. Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with others and pursue interest areas beyond what has been offered traditionally.

     We are very excited about this new direction, as it creates more learning opportunities for our students along with exposure to the myriad of possibilities that will exist for them in post-secondary education, professions, trades, business and the world of work!  We encourage and support 21st-century learning for engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit.

    All of our sessions relate to at least one of the competencies of an educated Albertan as outlined by the Ministry of Education.

    These include:

    • Know how to learn
    • Think critically
    • Identify and solve complex problems
    • Manage information
    • Innovate
    • Create opportunities through play, imagination, and competition
    • Apply multiple literacies: reading, writing, mathematics, technology
    • Demonstrate good communication skills
    • Work cooperatively with others
    • Demonstrate global and cultural understanding
    • Identify and apply career and life skills through personal growth and well being

    Parents and community members are also invited to be a part of C.A.P Thursday! If you have a passion, unique experience or a special talent or skill that you would like to share, we would love to have you!  We also invite parents and members of our community to come in and share information about their careers with us. 

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Johnny Bright staff are 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 honor 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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  •  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 canceled. 

    Registration forms should be submitted after February 1 but before April 15, 2020.

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  • Athletics

    Athletics

    All Johnny Bright School students are eligible to try out for school teams. Some teams’ eligibility may depend on the grade of the student. Involvement requires a significant commitment of time and effort on the part of team members. Considerations for potential athletes include their attitude on the court and in school, leadership ability, needs of the team as a whole, and willingness to learn. Athletes may also be charged a fee to cover the cost of transportation and refereeing. Some athletic opportunities include involvement in the following teams:

    • Cheer Team (Sept-Apr): Junior High (grades 7-9) Teams
    • Cross Country (Sept-Oct)
    • Running Club (Sept - Mar)
    • Soccer (Sept-Oct): Senior Team, Men's and Women's
    • Volleyball (Oct-Nov): Junior and Senior Teams, Men's and Women's
    • Basketball (Jan-Mar): Junior and Senior Teams, Men's and Women's
    • Badminton (Mar-Apr): Juniors and Seniors, Men's and Women's, Singles and Doubles
    • Track and Field (May)
    • Slo-Pitch (May-June)
     

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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.


    - Choir (Grade 3-6)
    - Orff (Grade 6)
    - Math Club (Grades 2-3)
    - Coding Club (Grades 4-9)
    - Magic the Gathering Club (Grades 6-9)
    - Recycling Club (Grade 4)
    - JBTV - Johnny Bright live TV broadcasting (Grades 6-9)
    - Johnny Bright Newspaper (Grade 6)
    - Yearbook (Grades 7-9)
    - Leadership (Grades 7-9)
    - Improv (Grades 7-9)
    - Library Club (Grade 6)
    - School Patrollers (Grade 6)
    - Stem Club (Grades 1-3)

     

     

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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