WELCOME to DICKINSFIELD
BIENVENUE à DICKINSFIELD
C’est mon grand plaisir de vous donner le bienvenue a notre école. I am thrilled to welcome you to our school. We are the Home of the Panthers, les Pantheres. We are very courageous, brave, strong, and intelligent. This is exemplified in our excellent Student Leadership program, our academics and our athletics. At our school, we emphasize COMMUNITY, CAREER, and RESPONSIBILITY. We take time to get to know each other, to work with each other, and to listen to one another. We take time to do our best in our studies. You, of course, know of our namesake PUNCH DICKINS - the famous World War I pilot and Canadian northern bush pilolt! If you don’t, please come by and we will share the philosophy of PUNCH, DICKINS and the snow EAGLE!!
The staff at our school invite you to take full advantage of the Dickinsfield DIFFERENCE where the learning experience is enjoyable and stimulating, and where everyone is valued for their special gifts.
The Dickinsfield DIFFERENCE will allow you to experience:
- core subject instruction where we are making great strides to exceed district and provincial averages in both the English and French Immersion programs.
- a Fine Arts program that truly engenders a love of the visual and the performing arts;
- a broad spectrum of athletic opportunities embracing all junior high team and intramural sports;
- a wide variety of activities in Career and Technology Foundations;
- an extensive student leadership program where students have the opportunity to make decisions in the school and to prepare for their leadership role in the future;
- a number of other exciting options that allow students to explore the world beyond their curriculum and beyond the school, and
- a sense of belonging, as students participate in a strong intramural program based upon a cross-grade house system.
The Panther Path to academic, athletic, artistic, technological, and societal excellence will allow you to experience a school that has a safe andcaring environment, within which we will all be challenged to do our very best. You, the student, will be expected and be assisted to become responsible, active participants in your own learning.
A ceux qui parlent français, j’attends avec impatience le commencement de la nouvelle année. Préparez-vous d’être prêt pour l’école et prêt pour apprendre. Bienvenue à la DIFFÉRENCE de DICKINSFIELD.
Yours truly et sincèrement,
M. R. Butlin L. CORRIGAN
ÉCOLE DICKINSFIELD SCHOOL FOCUS
ÉCOLE DICKINSFIELD SCHOOL FOCUS
COMMUNITY, CAREER, RESPONSIBILITY!
Our goal is to foster the development of well-rounded, respectful citizens
who take responsibility for their learning.
When people feel like they belong, they feel good and they feel like they want to work hard and participatie to do well for their group.
We try to encourage belonging in a community, by assigning each student to a family group, a homeroom advisor class, that he/she will be with for his/her three years here. That family group , the advisor homeroom, gives the student a home-base, an advisor, a person to turn to for help, when needed.
- Each advisor class is assigned to a house upon which we base our friendly competitive Battle of the Panthers.
- Each House meets every month.
- Each grade level group meets every other month.
We cannot wait until after Grade 12 to decide where we want to go in life. We need to decide now what career our talents, interests and successes are pointing us towards. We can change our mind many times over, but we need to decide on at least the general route of our education.
The Education Planning Program myBLUEPRINT will be used throughout the school year in all classes to help us determine in on our pathway. During myBLUEPRINT we will help students determine their learning styles, we will teach them career soft skills and open up the wide door of careers for them.
In order for a student to be successful in school and in life they must take responsibility for their readiness for school and their readiness for learning. These are some of the strategies/programs that we use to develop the students’ responsibility.
- BE READY FOR SCHOOL
- Assignments, Materials, Agenda, on Task
- Responsibility Tutorials (RT) (directed & required)
- Unassigned lunch hour is a privilege. If the AMAT requirements are not met, students will be directed to the Responsibility Tutorial during the 1st half of lunch in the library.
- Similarly, if the student is late for school or a class, he/she will be directed to the Responsibility Tutorial.
- Behaviour 1,2,3
- School Zone
- Advisor/Mentor Program
- Attendance and Late Monitoring
- Student Leadership
- Restorative Practices
- Conflict Mediation conversation
- Community Conferences
- Parent/teacher/student/ admin conference
- Positive Behaviour Plans
- READY FOR LEARNING (Pyramid of Intervention)
Grade 7 Orientation
To New Grade 7 Students & Parents/Guardians & Grade 6 teachers!!
Welcome to Dickinsfield School! Bienvenue a l’ École Dickinsfield!
Thursday, August 24, 2017: 9:30 - 12:00 pm
Grade 7 Orientation!!
Our Student Council, the PANTHER PRIDE, will be hosting a SCAVENGER HUNT and PIZZA PARTY! Your parents can come, pay fees, and watch you search the school with your new Grade 7 friends for the PANTHER’S DEN, AND you’ll get your timetable early! There will be a Student Council reminder phone call August 22 AM. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 780-476-4646 so we can plan for the pizza!
2017/18 Supply List
École Dickinsfield School Supply List
Supply List for Grades 7, 8 & 9
8 Blue pens (Note: you may need more as the school year progresses)
1 Red pen for marking ( Note: you may need more as the school year progresses)
8HB pencils (Note: you may need more as the school year progresses)
1 Pkg. of 24 pencil crayons
1 Coloured pen for marking
4 Different Coloured Highlighters
6 Duotangs (Different colours)
1 Cloth Pencil case (not a box, they pop open & spill their contents easily)
3 Large Binders (Preference - different colours for easy identification of contents)
4 Dividers for each binder