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Meeting of the Board of Trustees

At the January 25, 2022 Meeting of the Board of Trustees...

Committee and Staff Reports

Student Trustee Report

Trustees received the Student Trustee Report that included:

“At the January senate meeting, we had a Student Demographic Survey presentation where we were asked to give suggestions for how we could increase student participation in the survey.  Some of the suggestions to increase participation in the survey included giving kids rewards (e.g., extra dress down days), staff promotion, and a promotional video.  We were also asked if we thought that it should be called a census or survey.  Follow up consultation is being planned.

The Student Senate group volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul in December.  Hopefully we will be able to volunteer again when restrictions lift.  

It was very clear that kids were happy to be back at school again but stressed about how the online learning would affect their grades.  To help with this, Superintendent Temple sent out an email to principals asking the secondary teachers in the board to exercise empathy and be considerate and compassionate when it comes to culminating activities and marks this quad.

At Assumption College school they hosted coffee house and karaoke night.  Both events were a big success, and it was encouraging to see the community coming together for events again.  They also had spirit week leading up to Christmas.  On the last day of school before Christmas break, Assumption had a liturgy, and the student council ran events such as Kahoot trivia over teams for all classes.  They also ran their Pennies for Heaven campaign which raised over $8000. 

Holy Trinity hosted an outdoor student council retreat in November. The principal at the school allowed them to host the school’s traditional turkey dinner subject to all required COVID food handling protocols and the selling of candy grams was a success. They also had a very successful spirit month in December and are working on planning for Black History month. 

St. John’s College school had a very successful countdown to Christmas this December and actively posted on there Instagram account throughout the extended break.  They are currently planning a mental health promotion as we approach exams. They are also planning to run a matchmaker activity on Valentine’s Day.”