The Interlake School Division Board of Trustees wishes to extend our most sincere appreciation to our front-line employees and school and divisional leaders, for your incredible dedication and hard work during this challenging school year. We must also acknowledge our students, their families and our school communities for your perseverance in the face of incredible obstacles since March of 2020. Our Public Schools are at the heart of our communities and this has never been more true than during the… Read More
Over the last nine months, the focus for Hutterian students has been to use project-based instruction to improve literacy and implement rich, inquiry-based tasks in math. Some students created story vines to help them retell the Laura Ingalls Wilder story, Little House in the Big Woods. Then, they shared their vines in small groups with the rest of the school. The vines helped them recall the novel’s details and learn about the setting, character, and plot in a story. The… Read More
Stony Mountain students enjoy playing math games as an engaging way to learn important concepts in math. Students are playing some of our favourite math games related to multiplication and integers. They have been creative in adapting these games using individual decks of cards to allow for social distancing while still having fun!
One of the Interlake School Division’s Continuous Improvement Plan goals for students in Grades 9-12 is personal Well-Being. Why WELL-BEING matters: Healthy citizens are able to achieve their goals and realize their potential. Healthy citizens possess a range of skills and strategies to live happy and resilient lives and thereby make positive contributions to their communities. In order to live well, our students must learn well. What WELL-BEING is: Well-Being is the conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving health,… Read More
Manitoba Education has mandated two additional inservice days for all schools prior to the December break. The two additional inservice days in ISD will be December 4 and 7. Tuesday, December 8 will remain a Day 1 on the 6-day calendar as originally scheduled.
The students in The Infinity Program (TIP) have had the opportunity to spend time and get involved with the Robb Nash Project, headed by Canadian singer-songwriter, Robb Nash. The project works to engage young people through the power of music and storytelling and addresses topics related to mental health such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, addiction, bullying and suicidal ideation. It balances serious subject matter in a way that is thought provoking, inspirational, entertaining and humorous. Since November, students at TIP… Read More
In light of misinformation which has been widely spread on social media, we will share that at no point did any staff member of Stonewall Collegiate or Interlake School Division direct, nor mandate, any student to wear a ‘rainbow poppy’. The Board of Trustees will not comment on matters regarding individual students so as to maintain confidentiality for those involved. Media inquiries may be directed to Board Chair, Alan Campbell or Superintendent/CEO, Margaret Ward
At the end of September approximately 200 ISD grade 4 students took part in the annual Ecology Day at Oak Hammock Marsh. The staff at the marsh led the students in activities such as critter dipping, a marsh walk, ecology games and a lesson on Hawks, Owls & Falcons. Presentations were in English and French. Thankfully the weather cooperated, and both students and teachers reported the day to be a success.
Part of our school plan is to increase student discussion in the classroom, and to encourage students to explain their thinking when problem solving. One approach we are taking at Balmoral School is to practice discussing topics/issues with peers. Our grade 3 and 4 students are using discussion cards to show them different ways to respectfully communicate with each other. The goal is to give them a foundation for working collaboratively, and to instill confidence in their ability to think… Read More