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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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  • 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

Welcome to Johnny Bright School – students (and their families) registered here have chosen to be part of an exciting and rewarding journey!  All students and staff are part of a learning community committed to “high levels of learning for all students” – excellence in learning opportunities for all!

Excellence in:

  •  Academics
  •  Athletics and activity for learning
  •  Citizenship and community involvement

These “pillars” provide a framework that will encourage and support learning as we set goals, thrive, and grow as learners for this year and many years to come. We will build our legacy together.

Our staff will continue to support learning as we lay the foundation as a professional learning community – we are committed to the focused, intentional work that is involved in providing excellent learning opportunities for all students. “These are all our students” is our commitment that we share every day in practice. We are a staff team that embraces the premise that the very purpose of the school is to help all students learn at high levels.  We will face the very challenging questions of, “Learn what?” and “How will we know if each student has learned?”  We will be guided by the Alberta Program of Studies and standards of performance as outlined in our school’s Assessment Plan posted to SchoolZone.

We will use learning results to guide and inform our decisions about programming and classroom practice as we work with clear intentions to meet the needs of all students.  A school-wide system of interventions will be adopted and will rely on our collaborative culture with everyone “in”:  a school culture in which staff members work together to provide each student with access to essential learning outcomes and a culture in which the growth of each student is assessed in a way that is timely, authentic and consistent.

As we continue our work this year, we will be paying particular attention to ensuring we communicate effectively about student learning.  This is an area where parents, as partners in learning, will be important participants in our learning community as it continues to expand.

This website is intended to work with SchoolZone and our weekly Friday Update as to provide timely, updated, meaningful and effective communication between the home and the school.

So welcome to Johnny Bright School 2017-2018. We hope you take up the invitation to be involved.

With the greatest of respect, thanks and appreciation,

Sincerely,  

Scott Millar, Principal