The year got off to another positive start. There is so much energy that students bring to school in the month of September, it really feels great. At Landmark Collegiate we want to develop important life and career skills to help our students be successful after graduation. On our first day of school we focused on exploring these skills with our students to help develop a better understanding of them. The activities were intended to highlight the learning that comes from wondering, curiosity, a growth mindset and creativity. Along with that, we want to develop other crucial skills such as communication, collaboration, citizenship, character and critical thinking as well as strong numeracy and literacy skills. You can also learn more about Hanover School Division’s deep learning plan at http://hsd.ca/ .
As part of Hanover School Division’s plan to support deep learning, they have invested heavily to provide students and teachers with access to technology. The students in grades 9 to 12 have their own Chromebooks to use at school and at home. The grade 7 and 8 classrooms have enough Chromebooks that can be accessed by the students in those grades, making our school a 1:1 ratio which would be the highest in the division. Thanks to all parents for your encouragement and support in this initiative. Please continue to connect with your child’s teacher to learn more about how we are leveraging technology to amplify and accelerate student learning.
On Sept. 28 students and staff wore something Orange in honor of those that suffered in the residential school system. Landmark Collegiate recognizes that we are on Treaty One land and on the traditional lands of the Annishinabe. In the spirit of reconciliation, we respect the treaties that were made on this territory.
Here are some important events coming up at Landmark Collegiate.
- Annual Grade 12 Grad Planning Retreat is on Oct. 1 and 2 at Camp Arnes.
- The SRSS is hosting a post-secondary information session on Thursday Oct. 11. Manitoba universities and colleges will be on hand to provide information to students. The students will be attending the day time sessions and parents can attend in the evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
- LC Chocolate Fundraising Drive will be from Sept. 26 to Oct. 23. This year we are selling an assortment of Laura Secord Chocolates as well as the traditional chocolate almonds. All money raised will go to offset the costs for student extra-curricular activities such as sports, student council events, musicals, field trips, and grad events.
- LC Fall Band and Choir Concert is on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 pm in the LC Gym. The concert will feature grade 8, 9, Senior and Jazz bands as well as our senior high choir.
Thanks to all who purchased Show and Save books from the PTA. The money donated from the PTA will go to enhancing the outdoor recreation area.
LC volleyball season is in full swing. Please check the website for a list of schedules and come out and support your 96’ers. Thank you to the coaches for your time and effort in providing this extra-curricular opportunity for our students.
Grade 7 Girls – Mr. Jordan Penner and Mrs. Kim Koop
Grade 7 Boys – Mrs. Hashemian and Mrs. Reimer
Grade 8 Girls – Jessica Beltz and Monica Giesbrecht
Grade 8 Boys – Mr. Glen Soper and Mr. Denis Gauthier
JV Girls 1 – Mrs. Bridgette Giesbrecht and Anika Neufeld
JV Girls 2 – Ms. McDonald
JV Boys – Mr. Tessmann
Varsity Girls – Ms. Giesbrecht
Varsity Boys – Mr. Giesbrecht
Congrats to the varsity boys who won the Treherne tournament Sept. 15.
Congrats to the JV Boys who won the consolation side of McGregor tournament on Sept. 22.
Thanks to the parents, students and community of Landmark for all your support in providing the best education possible. Follow us on Instagram at @lc96ers