Safety Reminders for Back to School
Back to school means more children walking and biking on our roads. Drivers need to take special care and slow down around schools. Keep an eye out for children that may not be paying attention. Remember that young children can easily get distracted and step into harm’s way.
Some school zones may have reduced speed limits so make sure to watch for signs. As well, it is illegal to pass a school bus when the stop sign has been extended and lights are flashing.
Fall PD Planning
Calendars fill up quickly, so you’ll want to block Friday, November 25, to join us for our fall trustee education event at the Norwood Hotel in Winnipeg.
On that date, we are pleased to be welcoming Stephen Hansen, past executive director of the British Columbia School Trustees Association, for a full-day session on “The Human Side of Effective and Efficient Leadership—It’s All About the People!” Full program and registration information will be distributed in early October.
Learning Opportunities 2016-17
To help you manage your professional learning schedule in the upcoming months, we have once again published our Learning Opportunities calendar. This calendar provides an overview of conferences, workshops and other learning opportunities that will be of interest to trustees and administrators. Where possible, we have included preliminary program and registration information, and links to relevant websites. Our on-line calendar contains the current details about these and other events, so visit our website often!
Horatio Alger Scholarships 2017
Horatio Alger scholarships are awarded to deserving students in financial need who have overcome significant adversity while demonstrating strength of character, strong academics, a commitment to pursuing higher education, as well as a desire to contribute to society. Funds can be used for both university or career and technical studies.
Students are encouraged to file their applications before the October 25, 2016 deadline. The application form can be found on the association's website.