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  • Anti-Bullying Presentation at Lake Lenore School
    Celine Ferre, student at St. Brieux School, was one of six Horizon students chosen to attend the second annual Student First Anti-Bullying Forum held earlier this year. These six students were accompanied by Superintendent of Learning, Crandall Hrynkiw, Full Story...
  • Winston Gets Aware on Awareness Week
    Like always, Winston is supportive over global issues in today’s society. Our school is never shy to educate its students on what’s going on around us. On March 23rd – 27th Winston held its annual Awareness Week, one of my personal favorites. T Full Story...
  • Grade 1 Little Sprouts Project at LES
    In March, we started a Little Sprouts project sponsored by Agriculture in the Classroom. First we soaked our seeds overnight. Our seeds are Crunchy Bean Mix, Speckled Peas, Sunflower Shoots, and Sandwich Booster. Next we planted them in soil and cover Full Story...
  • Magical Munsch School Tour
    The stories of popular children's author, Robert Munsch, really came to life when the Wide Open Children's Theatre gave a puppet performance on March 23 at Lanigan Elementary School. With a narrator and two puppeteers, six stories were presented to not Full Story...
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THIS WEEK IN HORIZON (March 23 - 27, 2015)
Kevin C. Garinger – Director of Education

This week has been a culmination of what began last week in terms of healing, acceptance and change for our students, our staff, our parents and our communities. On Friday, March 27th, staff and students, members of the Board, parents and special guests were part of an assembly we referred to as “Safe & Caring: Culturally Responsive”. The assembly, arranged by principal Gene Unruh and his staff in collaboration with my office, was in response to an incident of online racism. The incident sparked a great deal of angst and anger in and around the community of Raymore and was extremely emotional and volatile for those involved. The delicate nature of the issue made addressing it even more critical and I want to commend the students and staff of Raymore School for how each of them has handled this situation. It is the response to a crisis that reveals true character and what I have witnessed was the will of all parties to move beyond tolerance to a deeper understanding that leads to empathy and ultimately, forgiveness. The challenge that I echoed last week for each of us to look at our own circumstance and the underlying issues in our own community was accepted and lived out in Raymore School. It has been challenging for all stakeholders but it is so true that, in every crisis, there is an opportunity to learn and to grow. Each of us has a part to play in the solution regardless of the role we’ve had in the issue and I saw every person in the gym, from student to staff to trustee to ministry of education, wanting to be part of the solution.


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