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AUTHORITY: 3240 GRANDE PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2357

GPPSD WELCOME TO OUR DISTRICT Grande Prairie Public School District is pleased to share our highlights and celebrations with our community. We are also proud to share our plans to address identified areas of need in our district. On the October 2016 Accountability Pillar from the provincial government GPPSD either improved or maintained in 13 of the 15 areas measured. Our mission is that we are a learning community in which every student succeeds and we believe that our staff provides the instruction and support our students need to be able to experience the success they deserve.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT GPPSD

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AUTHORITY: 3240 GRANDE PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2357

STUDENT SUCCESS IS OUR FOCUS

WHAT OUR STAKEHOLDERS TELL US The Alberta government surveys parents, teachers and students each year to determine how all school districts are addressing the needs of their community. We also survey students, staff and parents in our annual satisfaction survey. Highlights include:

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AUTHORITY: 3240 GRANDE PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2357

GPPSD ENSURING EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS Our teachers and administrators work on PLC (Professional Learning Community) Fridays by asking four essential questions: 1. 2. 3. 4.

What do we expect our students to learn? (Goals/Outcomes) How will we know they are learning? (Assessment) How will we respond when they don’t learn? (What intervention(s) will we utilize to ensure that they learn the outcome?) How will we respond if they already know it? (How do we enhance or enrich the learning for these students?)

We believe that the number one variable influencing student achievement is the teacher in the classroom. The majority of student learning needs are addressed through quality instructional practices. We believe that this is further aided through other supports aimed at addressing more specific learning needs. GPPSD wants to ensure that “every student succeeds” so we must work to meet the needs of every child who enters our schools. We provide a broad range of supports ranging from early learning supports such as Reading Recovery to support grade 1 literacy to providing other supports for quality instruction such as Instructional Coaches, Numeracy Coaching and Learning Support teachers at each site. Further specialized supports through our Inclusive Education Support Teams and through Peace Collaborative Services provides students access to a regional team of specialists which includes speech-language pathologists, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, consultants for the deaf and the hard of hearing and consultants for the blind and the visually impaired.

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AUTHORITY: 3240 GRANDE PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2357

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Grande Prairie Public School District No. 2357 is governed by an elected Board of Trustees, whose role is to represent the interests and concerns of the community of Grande Prairie. The Board consists of five members:

BOARD CHAIR JOHN LEHNERS

BOARD VICE-CHAIR JOANN CAZAKOFF

TRUSTEE BRENDA HOWARD

TRUSTEE KAREN PROPOKOWICH

TRUSTEE PAULETTE KURYLO

UNIVERSAL GUIDING PRINCIPLES For everything we decide and do, we will hold ourselves accountable and we will ask: 1. Is it good for students? 2. Will it build trust and good relationships? 3. Will it help us improve? 4. Is it a responsible thing to do? 5. Are we being open, honest and ethical?

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AUTHORITY: 3240 GRANDE PRAIRIE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2357

GPPSD BY THE NUMBERS…. IN 2015-2016 Summary of Allocation by Program: $3,066,602 $2,289,121

d

e

$6,799,416 a) ECS Instruction - 7%

a

$15,641,969

c

b) Grades 1 to 12 Instruction - 74% c) Operations & Maintenance of Facilities - 14%

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d) Transportation - 2% e) Board & System Administration - 3% $68,351,069

ECS Instruction

$6,493,395

ECS-Grade 12 Instruction

$68,657,090

Operations & Maintenance of Facilities

$15,641,969

Transportation Board & System Administration TOTAL

$2,289,121 $3,066,602 $96,148,177

GPPSD STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK QUALITY INSTRUCTION We believe the quality of instruction that GPPSD students receive is the most important factor that influences student achievement.

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICES We believe providing the staff the opportunity to collaborate for the purpose of increasing student achievement, both individually and collectively, is an important factor in supporting our students.

PURPOSEFUL ENGAGEMENT We believe the extent to which students are meaningfully engaged in their learning can be considered to have a direct connection to high school completion and graduation rates.

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP We believe system and school improvement is not possible without effective school leadership. As a result, we remain committed to supporting our leaders and developing instructional leadership in order to support student achievement.

FOR MORE Information: For more information about the Grande Prairie Public School District and its programs, please see the complete Report to the Community online at: https://www.gppsd.ab.ca/board/Pages/default.aspx

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GPPSD Highlights Report to the Community APORI 2016  

We are proud to share the Highlights Report to the Community of our Three Year Education Plan 2016-2019 and Annual Education Results Report...

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