News & Announcements

SIOP Meeting (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol)

Representatives from each school are completing SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) training to support English Language Learners in our schools. The training consists of four days of professional development where participants learn about strategies that can have a positive impact on achievement as well as the acquisition of language. Stephanie Dodyk, from the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, is leading the training. We have worked with Stephanie over the last school year to enhance our repertoire of strategies for supporting ELL students in our classrooms and schools.

Cohort Meetings at Living Waters

Elementary administrators aligned report card comment expectations, worked collaboratively to provide feedback on unit and year plans, and planned to implement program assessments.

Our Junior/Senior administrators also planned to implement program assessments as well as met with Senior administration to work on strategic planning.

Both groups were encouraged to explore how an outdoor classroom could be created at their schools.

Early Learning Team Meeting

On October 28, 2022, the Living Waters Early Learning Team had the amazing opportunity to work with Mrs. Laurie McIntosh. Laurie McIntosh, better known as MsMackinders, spent the entire day inspiring our JK facilitators, Kindergarten facilitators and our Kindergarten teachers by sharing her expertise, wisdom and passion for early learning. The team looks forward to taking back the plethora of amazing ideas and lessons and incorporating them into their classrooms. Mrs. McIntosh will be returning in March to facilitate a day with all K-Grade 6 staff at the Living Waters Divisional Day.

Whitecourt Admin Team Meeting

In preparing for the opening of École St. Anne School, Administration Teams from the Whitecourt Community have been meeting regularly to plan for the new configurations of all Catholic Schools in Whitecourt. In 2023, staff, students and families can expect to see changes in the grade configurations of the schools in Whitecourt. École St. Anne will house our JK- Grade 3 programs with an emphasis on providing our youngest students with the opportunity to explore, discover and learn in a school designed for fun and wonder. École St. Mary will serve our Grade 4-6 students providing opportunities to learn and experiment in an environment designed for students to engage and collaborate in a flexible and open space. École St. Joseph School will officially become a Grade 7 - 12 JR/SR High school offering programming to meet the needs of our students in flexible and adaptive learning environments.

Annual Education Results Report Presentations at Slave Lake Schools

On October 24, 2022 the Board of Living Waters had the opportunity to attend the Annual Results Presentations at St. Mary of the Lake and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy in Slave Lake. Administration from the schools presented their 2021/2022 results to demonstrate their schools commitment to continuous improvement. Highlights included growth in literacy rates and the positive impact of learning supports. The Board of Trustees were pleased to hear about the increases in enrollment, and of the successes that both schools are experiencing at this time, and look forward to hearing more from the school about their future achievements.

Annual Education Results Report Presentations at Edson Schools

On October 21, 2022 the Board of Living Waters had the opportunity to attend the Annual Results Presentations at Vanier Catholic Community School and Holy Redeemer School in Edson. Administration from the schools presented their 2021/2022 results to demonstrate their schools commitment to continuous improvement. Highlights included growth in literacy rates and the positive impact of learning supports. The Board of Trustees were pleased to hear about the successes that both schools are experiencing at this time, and look forward to hearing more from the school about their future achievements.

Board Meeting of October 25, 2022

On October 25, 2022, prior to the October Meeting of the Board, all Trustees had the opportunity to tour the new École St. Anne School. It will be a Jk-Grade 3 school and was officially named after the Grandmother of baby Jesus. Construction is on schedule and over the course of this school year, staff will be preparing for its opening in 2023. With the onboarding of a new school, École St. Mary will become a Grade 4-6 school and École St. Joseph School will be reconfigured to be a Grade 7-12 school. Continue to visit our Living Waters Website to learn more about the progress of École St. Anne School.
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