PWPSD Board News - April 28, 2022

APRIL 28, 2022
Inspiring all learners to become confident, collaborative and ethical citizens motivated with a passion to achieve a sustainable future.

Weyerhaeuser offering scholarships to two PWPSD graduates

Weyerhaeuser has graciously donated two $500 scholarships to go toward Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) graduates' post-secondary education. All graduates are welcome to apply, however preference will be given to students who are children or grandchildren of Weyerhaeuser employees within Grande Prairie Lumber or Grande Prairie Timberlands.

Applications are due back to school administrators by May 31, 2022.

See the poster below, or visit our website, for more information.

School Administrators excited for land-based learning

On May 31, PWPSD Indigenous Education Services, in partnership with Werklund School of Education, will be leading a final professional development session for PWPSD administrators.

The session will take place outdoors, allowing staff to connect to nature and incorporate cultural teachings into discussions on decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization. PWPSD's Indigenous Education Services team, along with Werklund, has been supporting this professional development throughout the past year. Their guidance and support has allowed for rich conversations and reflection around how colonization has shaped PWPSD schools and the experiences of Indigenous peoples within them.

The goal of the upcoming learning session is to deepen understanding to empower action of meaningful acts of reconciliation and decolonization. The professional development sessions have been funded through a grant from Pembina Pipeline Corporation. 

Committee & Meeting Reports

  • Trustee Grant presented the PSBC Meeting Report
  • Trustee Clarke presented the Policy Review Committee Meeting Report
  • Trustees Clarke, Piebiak and Riding presented their ASCA Meeting Reports
  • Trustee Clarke presented the Rural Caucus of Alberta School Boards Report

Upcoming Events

  • Happy Mother's Day!: Sunday, May 8
  • Victoria Day, no school, all PWPSD offices and shops closed: Monday, May 23
  • Next Board Meeting: Thursday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m.
PWPSD board meetings are open to the public. If you wish to attend a board meeting you may do so remotely via Google Meet. Please contact Kayla Klava by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the board meeting for connection details at: 780-357-5224 or [email protected].
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