A day of learning and activities at Aden Bowman Collegiate that furthered the conversation around student mental health and well-being was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Board of Education's Jan. 10 meeting.
The Mental Health Expo held last October is part of the ongoing work being done at the school to respond to stress, anxiety, and wellness concerns of students — both in and out of the classroom. Sessions were offered by Saskatoon Public Schools' staff, community partners, and outside agency experts. Topics included resilience, mindfulness, self-care, anxiety, and the impact of social media. Visit the Aden Bowman website to learn more.
Other highlights of the meeting were:
Harkirat Bhullar, a graduate of Evan Hardy Collegiate, was recognized as the recipient of the 2019 Award of Excellence, presented by the Saskatoon Board of Education. The annual award is given to the student who best exemplifies the vision and goals of Saskatoon Public Schools. Read the full story.
An update on student assessment provided trustees with examples of how new assessments are guiding instructional processes at the classroom level. Measuring student success is an ongoing process in all division schools. Several new assessments and processes were introduced last fall to provide targeted, specific information about student success and achievement.
Reports and information presented at board meetings can be found at www.saskatoonpublicschools.ca. The next meeting of the Board of Education is Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.