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Volume 5, Issue 3

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AND FROM THIS CORNER... Students strike a pose during visit to Radville

pisa results 2012 Last week, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released the results of the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Approximately 510,000 students from 65 countries participated, with 1,933 of those students from Saskatchewan. Students were tested in mathematics, with a minor focus on reading and science.

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Mentors are a great source of inspiration to students

The results speak volumes of the improvements made by SK students in all three subject areas and the equity between high and low achievers. Since 2003, scores decreased in all provinces except Quebec and Saskatchewan, where the changes were not statistically significant over the nine year span. Within Canada, Saskatchewan’s rank improved in all three subject areas. The results highlight that SK students now rank fourth in Canada in science, up from seventh in the 2009 assessment; fifth in math, up from sixth; and sixth in reading, up from seventh. The educational outcomes are impacted by a balanced approach to curriculum, instruction and assessment and the results suggest that as a province we are making progress. While this is just one measure, it is encouraging to see that our students are improving. With Math as our first priority, we will continue to develop and strengthen our action plans and other initiatives for the best outcomes for our students through a Student First approach. We celebrate our teachers and staff for their diligence and dedication to the success of our students and salute our students for their willingness to learn and transfer concepts taught. Thank you for your commitment to celebrating student achievement. We have been visiting schools this past year as part of the Director’s School Visits to examine math action plans and have been sharing some of those with you. We hope to improve our efforts through innovative teaching practices as we mould men and women of tomorrow.

CHRISTMAS BUSINESS HOURS

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Our office will be closed from December 24, 2013 to January 1, 2014 inclusive. We will re-open on January 2, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.

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love for rural nursing discovered by Christel Gee, Pre-Health Professions Coordinator

message from from the the board board chair chair message The Christmas holiday season can be a challenging one. While many of us enjoy everything that it brings, there are many who experience no joy as they deal with the continual challenges of life. We do have a responsibility to help those less fortunate than us so they can experience some positive and rewarding personal and family time. Teachers and support staff that work with students provide exceptional experiences for students on a daily basis. Particularly effective are those who are sensitive and attentive to the emotional cues of the children and teenagers they work with. As well, there is much to be said when we are able to instill in students a sense of social responsibility and a love for their fellow man. The Christmas season often brings out the best in them when an attitude of caring and empathy for their peers shines through. A little smile, a word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near, A little gift from one held dear, Best wishes for the coming year. These make a Merry Christmas On behalf of the Board of Education, it is a joy to say a sincere Thank You to all of our staff and to wish you a festive holiday season. Harold Laich

Kiana with Nurse Littlechief in Arcola

Estevan student, Kiana Apperley, recently had the opportunity to take a look first-hand at nursing from a rural perspective when she spent a day observing Tara Littlechief in the Community Health Centre of Arcola. “I think the most interesting thing about my mentorship was the diversity between a rural nurse and a city nurse. In a rural hospital, the nurses do almost everything, including mixing and sorting medication for each patient. I really liked the atmosphere of the rural hospital. They worked together so well and everyone's opinion was valued.” This experience was made possible by the University of Saskatchewan, Pre-Health Professions Club, a program where students explore health careers through mentorships with local health regions. While in the Club, students are given the responsibility to research a health related profession of interest. Observing nurse mentor Tara Littlechief in her workplace setting was part of the research Kiana was expected to do. Students are asked to take note of a variety of aspects of the career including communication, teamwork, equipment used and the responsibilities of a health care professional. On occasion, they may even have the opportunity to test out some of those skills. “I got to practice setting up an I.V. which was extremely exciting and made me eager to do this in the future. The mentorship definitely impacted my desire to want to pursue a career in nursing. Spending the day mentoring alongside Tara helped me confirm Nursing is where I want to be,” said Kiana Apperley. When mentor RN Tara Littlechief was asked about the experience, she replied, “We had a great day together, but I personally think eight hours isn't enough for students to truly experience our day. After Kiana left, we had all sorts of patients to look after and procedures to do, which I wish she could have seen. Altogether though, I think she had a really good day with us.” Sun Country Health Region (SCHR) and S.E. Cornerstone Public School Division are pleased to participate in the Pre-Health Professions Club to provide opportunities for students to learn about health care professions. Grade eleven students are asked to register through their school guidance counsellor at the beginning of semester two. The University of Saskatchewan would like to thank the SCHR and all of the mentors for the learning opportunities they have provided to the students.

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AND FROM THIS CORNER... in your neck of the prairies... monthly school highlights Extra-curricular activities at Alameda School The volleyball teams of the Alameda School had a very successful year in 2013. There were three teams wearing the Dolphins jersey’s, the Junior Girls team (girls from grade 8 and 9), the Rookie Girls team (girls from grade 6 and 7), and the Junior Boys team (boys from grades 6 through 9). Most of the students from grades 6-9 participated in this extra-curricular activity. The Junior Girls played in three tournaments this year in Carnduff, Estevan, and Oxbow, as well as several exhibition games. The team improved their basic skills throughout the season and grew to work together as a team. They placed second in two of three tournaments. These girls acted as the hosts for the District A playoffs on November 13th. Teams from Midale, Wawota, Redvers, Bellegarde and Carnduff all attended the playoff tournament. The girls played some close games and advanced to the finals. The home team came together with excellent serving and teamwork to win the tournament! The girls would like to thank the Alameda School Community Council for organizing and serving food in the concession during their tournament. The Rookie Girls team started off the season working on positioning, rotation, and serving. These girls were quick learners and they were ready for game situations in no time. The girls played in tournaments in Carievale, and Carnduff. They also played several exhibition games throughout the season. These girls travelled to Wapella for their District final tournament. The girls had some tough games in the round robin against Wawota, Carievale, Wapella and Carnduff, but advanced to the final against Carievale. The girls worked together and were successful at winning the gold! The boys’ team from Alameda School was quite a diverse group this year. The players ranged in age from 11-15 years old, and in height from 4’ 10” to 5’ 9”. The team played in tournaments in Weyburn, as well as several exhibition games with Oxbow, Carnduff, and Estevan. The boys travelled to Redvers for their District tournament on November 13th. The boys were undefeated after round robin play. The team was able to advance to the finals against Wawota , and they returned home with a gold medal as well! The players and coaches would like to thank the parent volunteers who drove the students to and from their games this season. Congratulations to all the players on this year’s Alameda Dolphin’s volleyball teams! Submitted: Alameda School

WE Day 2013- A Student Perspective Lampman School was chosen to go to WE Day in November in Saskatoon. WE Day is sponsored by “Free the Children”, a children’s organization that helps kids overseas. After school on November 5th, Lampman School SRC and SADD members sat in the school to wait for the bus that was to take them to Saskatoon. Lampman kids were traveling with Hillcrest School from Estevan. The grades in Lampman were grade 6 to grade 12. Students boarded the bus for the three hours drive to Chamberlain where they stopped to refill the bus and then a two hours drive to Saskatoon. Lampman School stayed at the Holiday Inn. In the morning, they attended a complimentary breakfast at 7:15 a.m. and then boarded the bus at 7:45 a.m. to get to WE Day. Students arrived at WE Day at 9:30 and had to wait 30 minutes for the doors to open. Once the doors opened, students rushed to their section to get good seats in Section U. After getting to their seats, they had to wait for an hour before it started. They had special speakers such as Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Spencer West, Molly Burke, and more. They had the performers Everest, Tyler Shaw Kay, and more. The event lasted for four hours. Lampman School was lucky to go to this amazing event and everybody had fun. Submitted: Gavin F. Grade 6- Lampman School

Reading Fluency at APES For the past three years elementary students in South East Cornerstone Public School Division have participated in a universal screen, AIMSweb, which targets early literacy, reading fluency, comprehension skills, and early numeracy. The results of this screening tool assist the school staff in providing targeted academic programming for all students. In September all students in grade 2 to grade 6 were assessed for their reading fluency with AIMsweb. We recently received our school data which states that 89.2% of our students are considered established readers! Submitted: Assiniboia Park Elementary

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in your neck of the prairies... monthly school highlights

human resources department updates The Human Resources department of the Division has undertaken a number of innovations, which have resulted in higher levels of efficiency for the Division. According to Superintendent of Human Resources, Gord Husband, the realization of the software Applitrack allows the Division to post, accept and manage an unlimited number of employment applications, using a web-based solution; applications are therefore only accepted online. The relatively new process is one of the many innovative areas being undertaken. The department has also seen the continued expansion of the SRB Leave Management Program, and has developed an in-house software for formative feedback and evaluation reports. Husband also shared with the Board of Education a general overview of the sector as well as employee configurations and agreements. Currently, the Division’s educational full time equivalent staffing comprises 527.8 teachers, 43.25 response to intervention teachers, 37.10 learning support teachers, 447.45 classroom teachers and 55 educational supports. The full time equivalent support staff comprises 128.08 educational assistants, 18.9 library technicians, 33.54 administrative assistants, 125 transportation personnel, 52.25 facilities personnel, 14 information systems, 12.5 accounts payable, payroll and human resources combined, and 7 division office educational administrative assistants. The Division has also revised some of its employee agreements, which are effective until 2014. In moving forward, the department will continue to expand the SRB leave management software to all employees, with targeted work in areas such as sick leave management, the duty to accommodate process and employees returning to work, as well as a move to an electronic system for human resources.

Student practices Math during Mathletics A Photo of Support for Canadian Troops Grade 7 English Language Arts students recently sent letters to Canadian troops in Afghanistan. The students spent time discussing the organization of a block-style letter. Each letter was comprised of four paragraphs explaining where the students live and go to school, their family, their interests, and their personal message to the troops. The students’ letters were well-written and heartfelt. Enclosed in each envelope was a photo of the students wearing red in support of our Canadian troops and their families. The Canadian Forces Members who will be receiving the letters are based out of Shilo, Manitoba. The ELA class also travelled to Plainview Hutterite Colony,near Kola, MB. Their trip coincided with a novel study of Mariam Toews’ “A Complicated Kindness”. The novel studies a teen girl living in a small town Mennonite community. After background study and discussion of the Mennonite religion, students had an opportunity to visit the Hutterite Colony to see, ask questions and experience the life of a group of devout Mennonites. Submitted

Games for Good The grade 6/7 students created an action plan to help those in need after learning about topics such as child labour and poverty in ELA. The kids broke themselves into 2 groups to create two separate plans. The first group worked at a breakfast put on by the SCC. This breakfast was to raise money for a local family who have had large medical expenses in the past 6 months. With the support of the community, the breakfast raised just short of $3000.00. The second group organized a “Games for the Good” afternoon where they set up several carnival games, and students paid to play the games for 20-30 minutes. The proceeds for this activity will go to the Salvation Army in Estevan. The students raised $300.00 for their cause. Submitted

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AND FROM THIS CORNER... in your neck of the prairies... monthly school highlights 3 P’s at Spruce Ridge School

Pancakes, PJ’s and Problem-Solving! Wearing pyjamas, students enjoyed a pancake breakfast and capitalized on the opportunity to solve some problems. Each individual who attended the breakfast received a complimentary bookmark with problems to get the brain working. Sponsored by the School Community Council, the event saw hundreds of parents, students and staff coming out to join in the school activity. After breakfast, teachers, students and parents were engaged in dynamic math centers for approximately one hour.

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During the month of November the students and staff of Maryfield School helped to raise awareness of the risks and harmful effects of addictions. We kicked off Addictions Awareness Week by handing out red ribbons to all staff and students. On Wednesday, the grade 9-12 students were given a presentation by Vanessa Kavalanch, Addictions Counsellor for Sun Country Health, which included valuable information related to the risks and hazards related to use of illicit drugs and alcohol, including some of the warning signs of addiction. On Thursday, students in grade 7-12, watched a presentation on Teenage Drinking and Driving, which included statistics of injuries and death related to teens drinking and driving, as well as the legal consequences they may face. The presentation was followed by a demonstration of the effects of alcohol on the body using the Fatal Vision Goggles provided by SGI. Every student was able to experience how vision, balance, and coordination are affected by blood alcohol levels. On Friday students wrapped up the week by enjoying delicious mocktails made by the MSC. Submitted: Maryfield School

Brick by Brick at Queen Elizabeth School The grade 6 class at QE is fundraising to help build a school and bring education to students in a developing country. We have joined the We Day movement and this is our first We Act. The Grade 6 students believe they have the power to make a change. Therefore, instead of buying gifts for each other at school, the students are asked to donate money to support building a school for children in a developing country. They are going to sell paper “bricks”. The bricks will sell for $2 each. We Act is part of a group of organizations, including Free the Children, which has a shared goal: to empower a generation to shift the world from ‘me’ to ‘we’. It is a year round program that educates and engages young people to take action on social issues both locally and around the world. Submitted: Queen Elizabeth School

Remembrance Day at Maryfield School On Friday, November 8th, the community, students and school staff came together to honour those who sacrificed themselves for the freedom of our country. Retired RCMP officer Rob Hill and Reserve Army Officer, Crystal Veysey, escorted veteran Alfred Sweeting, veteran Frieda Paige, and Ladies’ Legion Auxiliary member Mary Hartlin into the gymnasium. Mistress of Ceremonies, Jean Anne Overand welcomed everyone and April Gareau sang “O Canada.” Crystal Veysery read the letter from the SK Governor General. Tim Sweeting and Lyle Adair read the Honour Roll of the Maryfield and Fairlight Legions before the playing of the “Reveille,” a minute of silence and the playing of the “Last Post.” In sports, the Maryfield Rookie boys completed their season by hosting the district championship tournament on November 14th. Not many people were giving the boys much of a chance in the playoffs. The boys started the day out by losing both sets to Bellegarde. They then lost the first set to Fillmore, before finally getting their first win to give them a record of 1-3. Even though they had only one win through 4 sets, they were getting stronger and more confident with each point.The next game they swept both sets over a much older Carlyle team, before beating Bienfait to advance to the semi-finals. In the semis they rolled over Fillmore, at one time get-ting 18 points in a row. Then came the finals and a rematch with the Bellegarde team that had not only beaten them easily to start the day, but also twice earlier in the year. The boys dropped a close first set to them 25-21 but they really believed that they could still win. They did win the second set to force a deciding 3rd set up to 15. They boys found themselves down 11-8 late in the set but never gave up and came from behind to win 15-13 and capture the championship. It was a great day for everyone involved, and a big thank you goes out to everyone that helped out throughout the day. Congratulations to all of the boys. Submitted: Maryfield School

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things parents can do to increase math skills The following article, written by Shelley Frost of Demand Media, provides tips for parents to increase math skills of their children. When the parent and school work together, student outcomes are improved.

social media highlights With a new Social Media Administrative Procedure, many of our schools now use Social Media to connect with various stakeholders and enhance educational instruction and digital literacy. Check out these social media sites and stay up-to-date with some of the activities in our schools: Pleasantdale School Blog: http://sm45rt.wordpress.com/ Pleasantdale Schoolhttp://sm45rt.wordpress.com/

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Midale Central School- Career7/8: http://mrcampbellmcs.wordpress.com/ Gordon F. Kells High School: http://gfkells.wordpress.com/ Weyburn Comprehensive School: http://missklassen.edublogs.org/

annual meeting of electors The Annual Meeting of Electors will be held on February 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm in the Board Room at the Division Office in Weyburn.

Teacher assists student with Math activity during school visits

Stay Positive Your own attitude about math can rub off on your child. If you constantly talk about how difficult math is or how no one uses math in real life, your child gets the impression that it isn't an important skill. If you feel intimidated by math, your child might feel that math is something to fear or avoid. A negative attitude about math puts up barriers for your child, making the subject more difficult. Talk about math in a positive way, whether it's your child’s homework assignment or your own use of math. Help With Homework Lending a hand when your child sits down to do math homework allows you to check his/her understanding of the assignment. Review the math concepts on the homework assignment before your child starts the work. If he/she can't explain it to you or solve a practice problem on his/her own, going through the concept step-by-step will help out. For example, if your child is struggling with story problems, read through one, helping him/her pick out key pieces of information. Show your child how to use different techniques, such as drawing an image to illustrate the problem. Supervising the homework allows you to get your child back on track if he/she has difficulty. When possible, use the proper math terminology to help your child commit it to memory. Play Games When the math homework is done, games offer a playful way to reinforce math skills. You probably already own board games that involve basic math concepts, such as counting, adding and handling money. As you play those games, point out how you're using math. You can also play games more directly related to math skills. For estimation, use a jar of buttons or other small objects so your child can guess how many items are inside. For a simple game on number sense, have your child guess a secret number, giving clues such as whether it is even or odd. A pretend store in the playroom helps her learn about money and counting.

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Use Real World Math You probably don't think about all the ways you use math during the day. Estimating how much you're spending at the store, calculating how much of something to buy, reconciling your bank account and using measurements in a recipe are offering the chance to try out his/her own real-world math. If your child is having friends over, have him/her figure out how many packages of juice boxes he’ll/she'll need. Those daily math examples reinforce the concepts and give them a chance to practice with numbers. November 2


AND FROM THIS CORNER... a ‘student first’ approach to sector planning I am ready to learn I am respected I am engaged I can achieve I am prepared for my future These five strategic intents are the key aspirations of those charged with the mandate of ensuring success and achievement for all Saskatchewan students. Every student, regardless of gender, ethnicity, ability or life circumstances, must be healthy, hopeful and resilient, must feel safe, supported and validated, must be provided with activities that encourage creation and innovation, must be provided with opportunities at levels appropriate for their ability and aspiration, and which will prepare them for the future education, employment or entrepreneurial endeavours. These strategic intents represent a commitment to Student First and were drafted as part of a province-wide planning process, referred to as *Hoshin Kanri. A few months ago the education sector welcomed Don Morgan, the new Minister of Education with responsibility for the leadership and direction of early learning and child care, kindergarten through grade 12 education, literacy and library sectors. As part of the strategic sector planning process, all 28 Directors of Education in the province met with the Minister Morgan and his team, and, through a new planning process referred to as Hoshin Kanri, engaged in an intense four day collaborative effort. As a team, we reviewed a large amount of provincial statistical information, engaged in a facilitated analysis of the strengths and challenges facing our sector, and then worked together to draft a plan for the education sector. At the end of the process, we produced a first draft of the Education Sector Plan for the province. The first component of the plan looked at the development of the aforementioned strategic intents, and placed students at the forefront of the planning process. These strategic intents represent what we would want every student to be able to say about their experiences with the school systems. The second component of the drafted plan allowed us to identify system level strategies that could be implemented to ensure the success of all students. These five ‘big picture’ Enduring Strategies were identified as: •Culturally relevant and engaging curriculum •Differentiated, high quality instruction •Culturally appropriate and authentic assessment •Targeted and relevant professional learning •Alignment of human, physical and fiscal resources These enduring strategies are instrumental in ensuring the realization of the five strategic intents.

This is an exciting time for the education sector and our province. For the first time, school division leaders and the ministry have collaboratively developed a plan to improve student learning. As we forge ahead with persistence and purpose, we will continue to work together to create higher levels of success for our students through immediate actions such as: •Developing a communication plan for the sector planning •Developing individual implementation plans for each hoshin or outcome •Providing an opportunity to Boards of Education, Division staff, and principals to provide feedback on the draft plan through a process known as ‘catchball’ •Providing provincial partner groups such as the STF, the SSBA and SASBO with opportunities to do the same. •Consulting with teachers and other employees on how to achieve the outcomes and hoshins •Finalizing the plan and allocating resources to support its success With the necessary modifications through consultation and feedback, the components will be the framework for our provincial education sector plan. The underlying principle is to ensure that we focus on what matters most-the student. By using this approach, we create the glue that holds all major education initiatives together, through shared leadership and the development of the sector plan that puts the student first. At the South East Cornerstone Public School Division, with student first as our guide, we will be working with the province as a unified system to achieve improved results for all students. Whether it be through innovative teaching and learning practices, new Ministry initiatives, division-wide activities and events, student and staff engagement or community-centered engagement, we are committed to ensuring success and achievement for all students in all schools. There are pockets of excellence and many great things happening in our schools. Student First is about starting in the early years and building positive experiences for a child to contribute to later success in all areas of life; it is about measuring to improve. As the government executes an action oriented plan and provides support for students, parents, teachers, principals and school divisions, let us ask ourselves “what difference does it make for students?” and “how can we work together to achieve this?” Help us help our students become leaders of tomorrow. Help us mould young men and women with sound minds, clearness of thought, the courage of their convictions and a yearning to contribute to nation building. Help us put the Student First! Yours in Education, Dr. Marc Casavant Director of Education/CEO *Hoshin Kanri is a method devised to capture and cement strategic goals, as well as flashes of insight about the future and develop the means to bring those into reality. November 2

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The third component looked at the outcomes that the sector plan hopes to achieve. These work hand in hand with the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth, as well as the goals and targets outlined in the Continuous Plan for the South East Cornerstone Public School Division. Over the next few years, we expect students to be at grade level or above, we expect an increase in graduation rates and operational education spending, and we expect that all students will report high levels of engagement in their learning.

The fourth component of the sector plan focused on Improvement Targets and the means by which these will be measured. This section of the plan is being refined and will be communicated as the process unfolds. The final component looked at goals or hoshins. This fifth component for Improvement Breakthroughs will also involve other ministries and partners and outlines clear direction for short term student outcomes and success.


FIRST regional community mobilization hub signs m.o.u.

board and vice chair acclaimed for 2013-2014 During the Organizational Meeting of the Board of Education on November 22, Harold Laich and Audrey Trombley were declared Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson for 2013-2014. The following individuals were appointed for the following committees: •Comprehensive School Governance Authority: Pam Currie, Janet Foord, Audrey Trombley, Len Williams and Bryan Wilson •Audit Committee: Audrey Trombley, Carol Flynn and Janet Foord •Saskatchewan School Boards Association Public Section: Bryan Wilson •SECPSD First Nations/Métis Committee: Carol Flynn, Harold Laich, Elwood White, Marc Casavant, Velda Weatherald and Lynn Little •Weyburn Facilities Committee: Len Williams and Bryan Wilson

disposal of records In accordance with the Records Retention and Disposal Guide for Saskatchewan School Divisions dated 2013, the Board has approved the disposal of student cumulative records for birth dates 1987 and earlier, as well as accounts payable records, school based budget documentation, prospective employees’ files and support staff documentation, school division pre-amalgamation financial and general documents, school board election voter registrations, ballots and forms, as well as board chair and vice chair ballots. Student cumulative files for students born in 1987 will be disposed of after January 9, 2014.

For the first time, the cities of Weyburn and Estevan and the province of Saskatchewan officially launched the South East Regional Community Mobilization Hub program that works within the Building Partnerships to Reduce Crime (BPRC) approach to crime reduction and community safety and wellness. As part of the process, representatives signed the memorandum of understanding with the underlying mandate to find ways to immediately assist individuals and families in at-risk situations. Co-Chair of the Weyburn Chief of Police and South East Regional Community Mobilization Steering Committee Marlo Pritchard, expressed his confidence in the process and the positive effect in change for communities. The Hub sees the collaboration of a number of sectors including the South East Cornerstone Public School Division, Estevan and Weyburn Police Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Sun Country Health Region, the Ministries of Social Services, Corrections and Policing, and the Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division. With weekly meetings, the hub alternates between the cities of Weyburn and Estevan, covering the corridor and surrounding communities, with future plans to expand into the rural communities, including First Nations communities. Among the representatives was Minister of Health Dustin Duncan who shared the role of his ministry in the mobilization process. According to Duncan, it is important for each sector to play their part in removing the barriers and the silos so that people can get the help they need in a timelier manner. “This is really about all of these different sectors working together, removing the barriers so that we can help to provide services to people to reduce victimization and crime ultimately,” noted Duncan. Minister of Corrections and Policing Christine Tell, in her opening presentation, noted that the government of SK strongly supports the focus on sustainable community solutions to crime, violence and victimization. “We are pleased that Estevan and Weyburn are establishing their own regional Hub program. Improved wellness for individuals, families and the community as a whole will ultimately reduce crime and violence,” noted Tell. It is encouraging, she noted, to see more and more communities interested in implementing the collaborative and integrated programs aligned with the BPRC. In the educational sector, South East Cornerstone has already noted school successes. According to Superintendent of Education Lynn Little, “from a school perspective, for example, if a student is truant or has chronic absenteeism, and is struggling to come to school, there’s often an underlying issue that that the school wouldn’t necessarily know about or have the ability and support to be able to help in that situation. “ she reiterated. With the multi-agency framework of the hub, each entity can play their part in ensuring that support is provided to individuals, families and the communities.

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Similar hubs will be established in other communities in Saskatchewan as part embthe Novof er 2 Government’s Child and Family Agenda.


AND FROM THIS CORNER... A hair-raising experiment An Electric Science Lesson

Want your hair to stand out like this? Take a trip to Alameda School and the possibilities are endless. Grades 6 and 7 have been enjoying learning about electricity in their science class. The result: A Hair Raising Experiment. At the South East Cornerstone Public School Division, we value a positive environment that enables each person to achieve his or her potential.

South East Cornerstone Public School Division No. 209 80A-18th Street NE Weyburn, SK S4H 2W4

Phone: (306)848-4795 Fax: (306) 848-4747 Email: april.bent@cornerstonesd.ca www.cornerstonesd.ca

Check out our Video of the Month Global Teen Solutions: Grade 6 and 8 students at Pleasantdale School are participating in a global project called Global Teen Solutions. They are working with other schools around the world to tackle the issue of bullying. View the project at: http://globalteensolutions.weebly.com/project-survey-for-students.html

We welcome your stories; send stories to submitastory@cornerstonesd.ca

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