2022 has kept students, teachers busy


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This article was published 16/03/2022 (445 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

The beginning of 2022 has kept students, staff and families in the Louis Riel School Division busy, especially with navigating various stages of the pandemic. The LRSD board of trustees worked to reconfigure wards for the upcoming election this fall and, alongside the LRSD’s senior leadership team, has been diligently preparing the budget for the 2022-2023 school year.

Schools across the division have been ensuring that students are receiving a quality education despite the challenges presented by COVID-19. I would like to take this opportunity to highlight a few initiatives at schools in Ward 3.

At École Julie-Riel, the annual holiday store went on as planned before students headed home for winter break. The school raised over $1,200 to support Agape Table, Toy Mountain, Riel-Evate and Manitoba Harvest. Students had the opportunity to purchase gifts for their family members for $1 per item. The parent association committee and community members had the opportunity to share in the children’s wonder and joy as they purchased precious gifts thanks to the grateful donations and volunteers who gave up time to assist. This was a true example of giving and sharing with those less fortunate.

École Julie-Riel’s annual holiday store raised over $1,200 to support Agape Table, Toy Mountain, Riel-Evate and Manitoba Harvest.

Grade 2 and 3 students in Ms. Best’s class at Samuel Burland School recently worked collaboratively on a land acknowledgement. One of the school’s goals is to build knowledge and understanding around reconciliation and residential schools. Students are exploring the 94 Calls to Action published by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. As part of this learning, Ms. Best’s class explored the LRSD’s land acknowledgement.

Students learned what the words in this acknowledgement meant and recorded questions which led to learning about the different Indigenous and Métis nations on Treaty One territory as well as the meaning of a treaty. They learned about Canada’s history and residential schools. Afterward, students shared their learning with the whole school by creating a land acknowledgement chart for everyone to see. Their goal was to help people understand what the land acknowledgement means, to learn about our history and to help improve the future.

I commend the efforts of the staff, students and parent groups in the LRSD as they continue in the quest to excel as caring, confident, capable and resilient life-long learners.

Josie Landry

Josie Landry
Louis Riel School Division trustee report

Josie Landry is a Ward 3 trustee for the Louis Riel School Division.

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