Shortly after semester 1 ended, South Lincoln administration and teachers reviewed the data from the report cards to determine which students might be under-performing. You might know with your own child that he or she “could do better” or “has the ability, but…”

Our goal is to have students improve their achievement and we plan to do this by getting to know our students better. What are their interests? How do they learn best? Teachers will choose strategies to help all students perform at their full potential. Watch for reports of our successes (and failures – because failing at something is also a learning opportunity) in both your child’s early bird report (before March Break) and at Parent Teacher Conferences March 23rd, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. If you have any questions, or would like to talk to your child’s teacher, please call us at (905) 957-3359.

Our Mental Health Awareness initiatives continue. We have a student team of Pink Shirt ambassadors who attended a one-day workshop aimed at developing school-based activities around mental health. Our ambassadors have created a window display to bring awareness to anti-bullying and will follow up with a school assembly March 8.

We are lucky to have Trevor the Bycrobat Bodogh present more along the line of anti-bullying through a student-initiated grant. Bears, please check out Trevor on YouTube before the March 22 assembly (presented through amazing bike stunts!).

Our School Council received a Parents Reaching Out Grant and were thrilled to have Terry Carson, The Parenting Coach, speak to more than 35 parents in our cafeteria on February 24th. Her tips on communicating with your teen to gain mutual respect were well received by all.

We feel safer around here after five staff and all the Specialist High School Major students completed a First Aid/CPR course. This course is only one of the many certificates SHSM students complete in order to receive a red seal on their diploma upon graduation. We offer SHSM in four areas: Agriculture, Construction, Health and Wellness and Manufacturing.