Superintendent Blaine Veitch reported last night that the Division is welcoming Margaret Head Steppan as the Community Cultural Advisor. This role will support cultural identity and retention of the Aboriginal culture. Head Steppan will be available for student and staff counseling as well as classroom cultural teachings within all schools.
At Ecole McIsaac School Natasha Herring will be in charge of a new French immersion program in the shop. Veitch said its not often shop is instructed in French so parents will be pleased with the expansion of time dedicated to junior high French immersion students
In other school news the McIsaac Parent Council is hosting the welcome back to school supper tonight from five to six thirty. The Hapnot Travel Club is selling farm to school healthy food products as a fundraiser. Contact Mr. Dillon or any Travel Club student to place an order.
In closing Board Chair Murray Skeavington said he hopes students are getting into the groove of the new school year and reminded parents and motorists to exercise caution when driving in and around school zones.