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STAR Catholic board meeting highlights – May 2019

Next board meeting is Wednesday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m.

Presentations to the Board

The Board heard presentations from

Académie Saint-André Academy and St. Anthony School on academics, faith, social justice, clubs, and programs.

Revised Ponoka/Lacombe Calendar

The Board approved a revised 2019- 2020 calendar for Ponoka/Lacombe.

2019-2020 Kindergarten and Outreach Calendars

The Board approved school calendars for kindergarten and STAR Catholic Outreach for the upcoming 2019-2020 year.

Locally Developed Courses

The Board reauthorized approval for a number of locally developed courses including Filipino L&C 3Y 15, Advanced Acting/Touring Theatre 15, 25 and 35, and Applied Graphic Arts 15, 25 and 35.

Travel Requests

The Board approved Sacred Heart School’s request to travel to Victoria, B.C., and, in principal, Holy Trinity Academy’s international ministry travel request to the Dominican Republic. ASBA Presentation

The Board heard a presentation from Dr. Vivian Abboud, Chief Executive Officer, and Lorrie Jess, President of the ASBA, about priorities and goals for the future, including government advocacy.

Instruction and Staff Development

The Board heard a presentation from the Director of Instruction and Staff Development on curriculum strategies, development, and implementation.

Student Services

The Board heard a presentation from the Director of Student Services on student assessment, learning intervention, and inclusive education.

Father Lacombe Modernization

The Board was updated on the Father Lacombe School Modernization. Contractors are currently investigating the building to ensure a gym wall is structurally sound enough to withstand the addition of a second floor.

OurSchool and Faith Surveys

The Board heard a summary of the results of surveys on the state of mental health and faith life in schools.

-Submitted by STAR Catholic

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