August 28, 2012

Briefing - August 28, 2012

Board congratulates scholarship winners

The board congratulated Polina Myrox, who graduated from Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School, and Allanah Shah, who graduated from John Fraser Secondary School, on being selected by the Canadian Federation of University Women (Mississauga) (CFWU) to receive university entrance awards of $2,000 each.

CFWU is an organization of women university graduates with both national and international affiliations. The club members raise and disburse more than $11,500 in scholarships annually to promote university education for young women. Myrox and Shah were identified as future leaders, and were recognized for academic achievement and overall commitment to their schools and communities.

Board recognizes students who participated in the learning partnership's change your future program

The board congratulated students from Louise Arbour and Fletcher’s Meadow secondary schools who participated in The Learning Partnership’s Change Your Future program during the 2011-12 school year.

Change Your Future is an innovative, educational program that works with its partner schools to deliver creative, purposeful and ever-challenging student-focused opportunities for personal and academic growth. It is designed to help students be the best they can be through newly discovered success in school, and enhanced life skills.

Louise Arbour and Fletcher’s Meadow students were among 600 students in 30 Ontario schools to benefit from the program during the previous school year. This year marks the fourteenth year that The Learning Partnership has delivered this program to students across the province.

Board recognizes adult education trustee award recipients

On June 21, 2012, Peel board Adult Education Trustee Awards were presented to four graduates of the Adult Credit programs. Recipients Bruno Maria Francis, Sagarika Halker, Tram Nguyen and Ryan Scott all have plans to further their education at the post-secondary level.

The daytime and evening Adult Credit program served approximately 4,300 students in 2011-12. The graduating class totalled close to 150 students, and 35 more graduates completed their diploma requirements in the summer program.

Board approves OPSBA renewal

The board approved the renewal of its membership to the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). OPSBA represents public district school boards and public school authorities across the province and advocates on behalf of the best interests and needs of the public school system in Ontario. OPSBA is seen as the credible voice of public education in Ontario and is routinely called on by the provincial government for input and advice on legislation and the impact of government policy directions.

Retirements

Trustees recognized the contributions and years of service of the following staff who are retiring:

Lyn Chapman, teaching assistant, will retire Sept. 1
Jeanette Currie, office assistant, retired Aug. 27
Dean Davis, teacher, retired June 30
Christine Fischer, teacher, will retire Sept. 30
Lee Fletcher, teaching assistant, retired June 29
Roberta Goldthorp, office assistant, retired Aug. 27
Dave Hamilton, teaching assistant, will retire Sept. 4
Edward Jackson, custodian, retired July 27
Edward Medeiros, assistant digital operator, will retire Aug. 31
Madeleine Mueller, teacher, retired July 31
Fadia Ouaida, teacher, retired June 30
Susan Pritchard, customer service support specialist, retired Aug. 1
Linda Thomas, teacher, will retire Aug. 31
Richard Trudel, head custodian, will retire Aug. 31
Mary Wade, school attendant, retired July 11
Zeni Wolfe, office assistant, will retire Sept. 12

The next regular meeting of the board of trustees is Sept. 11, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.

 

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