Lawson Heights School is dedicated to student learning and success for all its students. Located in Saskatoon's north end, our school enrols students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. We are home to a Language Learning Preschool, a program for three and four-year olds with hearing loss or language delays. We also provide classroom space to the Lawson Heights Cooperative Preschool for young children, ages three to five. We also offer English as an Additional Language (EAL) programming for students that require support to become proficient in the English language.
When you enter Lawson Heights, you will be struck by our welcoming, productive and safe learning environment. You will be greeted warmly by our front office staff or by any students and parents you meet. Lawson Heights maintains a well-established and strong relationship with our parents through our Home and School Association and School Community Council both of which have long supported the school. The Home and School Association regularly sponsors activities that strengthen our school community. Research tells us that, when parents are well-informed and supportive of their schools work, their children not only enjoy school more, but achieve at a higher level. That is why Together We're Better!
A high but attainable standard of student learning and achievement has been established at Lawson Heights. To accomplish this goal, our staff has designed an industrious learning environment for all students. Our academic program is strengthened by what the recent research tells us about the most effective instructional strategies. Our staff is committed to their own professional learning and seeks ways to practice new learning methods and techniques in their classrooms. The strongest educational learning is achieved when interested teachers work together collaboratively, practice together and support each others learning. In recent years, Assessment for Learning (AFL) has been an area of focus for teacher learning and has allowed for the introduction of new strategies to engage students in their own learning. These strategies teach students to learn more independently, be able to assess their own knowledge and set new learning targets. These skills ensure that students are better prepared as life long learners.
Along with Assessment for Learning, Saskatoon Public Schools' priorities continue to be advancing students' progress in literacy and mathematics. Language rich classrooms and hands-on activities work together to help students achieve grade level outcomes in both reading and math.
Another focus of teacher learning has been in the area of English as an Additional Language (EAL). Our school has welcomed many new students from other countries who are learning English for the first time, and who are enriching our classrooms by their presence. Our teachers recognized the need to acquire new strategies to help our new Canadians learn and become comfortable with the English language quickly!
Life at Lawson is further enhanced by a wide variety of extracurricular activities. Our Student Leadership Committee (Grades 6 to 8) plans and leads ongoing school-wide activities. They have partnered with Ronald McDonald House and participate in many volunteer experiences to support the house. Students are also busily involved in clubs, cross country running, house leagues, indoor and outdoor track and a variety of team sports.
Within our building there is also an Extended Day program, an initiative organized by an independent parent board that extends our school's safe and caring environment from 7:30 to 8:50 am and 3:25 to 6:00 p.m. daily. The Extended Day program provides students with a variety of before and after school activities in which to participate.
Lawson Heights is a busy school with a powerful focus on learning for all students. We offer countless activities to enrich the lives of students! Drop by or call us any time.