I am excited for the 2018-19 school year as principal of the Fort Vermilion Public School. The staff have been planning for a great year and are dedicated to providing the best education possible to all students.
We offer a number of programs to ensure students reach their highest level of achievement. These programs are not only academic but also extracurricular to ensure students receive a well rounded education. We have a CTS program that will include welding, mechanics, cabinet making and photography.
Falcons Catering will continue as well, giving our students the experiences of running a catering business. They will need to order and/or shop for food, stay within a budget, and, most importantly, remain financially sustainable.
I am also excited to continue our partnership with Northern Lakes College to renovate one of their residential units during our Housing and Blast program. We will be completing a major renovation which will include walls, cabinets, flooring, windows and siding. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to gain the necessary skills that will benefit them for their entire lives. This program will also give students an opportunity to work alongside other tradesmen such as carpenters, electricians and plumbers and give them insight to other careers.
Very popular to students is our SRC, Student Representative Council. There is a large population of our student body who want to volunteer their time and make positive changes within the school. Elective positions this year will include President, Vice President ,Jr. Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Aboriginal Director, Tech Director, House Team Director, and Social Media/Advertising Director.
We are staffed with high quality teaching and support staff who strive to meet the diverse learning needs of each student in order that they meet both their personal and academic goals. In order to support students throughout the school year, communication is key for success. This includes communication between teacher and students, parents and teacher and students and parents. There are numerous tools available for students and parents to access information to make informed decisions throughout the year. Both parents and students have access to PowerSchool and Google Classroom to keep up on assignments and receive feedback and grades throughout the semester. Students also have access to myBlueprint to help them plan for future careers and post-secondary aspirations. Parents should also provide teachers with an email account in order to receive updates on their child’s education.
Mr. Grant Charles