School Advancement Plan

2016 - 2017

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Learning for life. Together.

This document is created to share the goals, strategies and success indicators for the school.

It is a legislative requirement as part of the 3 Year Education Plan and Annual Education Results Review (AERR).

It is meant to share the local context and priorities and document school advancement direction.

This is an organic document, which is open to change and modification as circumstances, results, and local context dictate.

  1. School Profile

Focus Question: Who are we?

Location:Onoway, AB

Main Campus ( school 2105) and Outreach (school 1551)

Population demographic breakdown by grade:September  30, 2016

Gr8- 104

Gr 9-104

Gr 10-97

Gr 11-99

Gr 12-103

Number of Students: 505

Outreach: 13

Number of certificated and non-certificated staff:

Certificated: 26.0 FTE ( 27 teachers - 2 @ 0.5 FTE)

Non certificated: Office  3.5 FTE / Learning Commons 1.0 FTE

Educational assistants: 6.0 FTE (7.0 FTE as of Oct 7, 2016)

 B. School Highlights

Focus Question: What is exciting and unique to our school?

We have a brand new main campus building. Opened in September 2016, this 2 story structure was designed by Workun Garrick Partnership, with the input of staff input.

There are many innovative areas for learning:

  •  3 small breakout rooms,
  •  a large 2nd floor learning commons,
  •  4 foldable walls that can open up double classrooms,
  •  a large double gym with attached fitness area and suspended walking track
  •  4 modular classes,
  •  a dedicated CTS corridor and supported practical labs,
  •  a dedicated Music class as well as a performing arts area.

Within  this new learning environment our students will be able to:

  • Continue with an award winning band program
  • Develop skills  in CTS labs such as mechanics, robotics,construction, cosmetology and communication technologies
  • Develop healthier living habits , from good diet choices to exercise in classes and using the track and fitness areas
  • Find a pleasurable location that allows for a calm, positive learning environment, including the central foyer and the learning commons
  • Engage with prevalent technology to support their learning - wireless conductivity, available laptops, chromebooks and desktops, and specialized output devices (e.g. 3D printer, sublimation printer)

C. Strategic Planning

2016 - 2017 Strategy Action Plan

School Strategy

Empower staff to practice their craft at a higher level by establishing a higher standard of Planning for Course Outlines and the subsequently aligned Long Range Plans.

Division Gateway Statement        Gateway Statement 1: Learners are Successful.

Division Outcome                        Outcome 1.1: Learners meet standards.

School Outcome                Learners meet the Provincial levels of Acceptable Standard and Standard of Excellence on Provincial Achievement Tests

and Diploma Exams.

Data Gathered

2015/16 RESULTS

Course

Standard

OJSH %

Provincial %

ELA 9

AS

69

77

S OF E

9.2

15.2

MATH 9

AS

75.4

67.8

S OF E

4.6

17.5

MATH 9 KNE

AS

72.7

61.2

S OF E

4.5

13

SCIENCE 9

AS

71.3

74.2

S OF E

12.6

22.4

SOCIAL 9

AS

56.3

64.7

S OF E

10.3

18

ELA30-1

AS

97.6

86.8

S OF E

9.8

10.7

ELA 30-2

AS

98.2

89.1

S OF E

12.7

12.3

MATH 30-1

AS

56

70.7

S OF E

0

25.9

MATH 30-2

AS

75

75.4

S OF E

8.3

16.8

SOCIAL 30-1

AS

100

84.9

S OF E

20

14.3

SOCIAL 30-2

AS

97

81.1

S OF E

24.2

13.1

BIOLOGY 30

AS

84.2

85.1

S OF E

26.3

32.4

CHEMISTRY 30

AS

77.8

81.5

S OF E

5.6

34.5

PHYSICS 30

AS

87

85.8

S OF E

17.4

39.8

Compelling Need

  • Percentages of students who achieved standards on grade 9 provincial achievement tests

Grade 9 PATs data shows some areas of strength and weakness.

2016-2017 Timeline

School Actions

Indicators of Success

Responsibility

Results

June 2017

Teaching is purposely planned and aligned to the specific curriculum in all grades.

Students have a higher success rate for meeting the provincial levels of Acceptable Standard and Standard of Excellence

OJSH admin, OJSH teaching and support staff


2016 - 2017 Strategy Action Plan

School Strategy

Empower students through unique and enriched learning experiences

Division Gateway Statement        Gateway Statement 2: Learners are Supported.

Division Outcome                        Outcome 2.2: Learners have excellent teachers, school and school authority leaders.

School Outcome                Learners are provided with access to a broad program of studies.

Data Gathered

  • Overall teacher, parent and student satisfaction with the opportunity of students to receive a broad program of studies including fine arts, career, technology, health, and physical education.
  • Low Accountability Pillar results in PAT for Acceptable Standard and Standard of Excellence
  • Student OurSCHOOL survey show they are not interested in what they learn
  • We have approximately 20% FNMI population

Compelling Need

  • We want teachers to have a greater understanding of the FNMI worldview as well as specific issues affecting learning

2016-2017 Timeline

School Actions

Indicators of Success

Responsibility

Results

March 2017

Students show a greater interest in what they are learning

OurSCHOOL survey results improved

School staff

December 2016

March 2017

ATA PD session FNMI worldviews / Reconciliation Commission

Student survey

OJSH staff


2016 - 2017 Strategy Action Plan

School Strategy

Improve mental health through:

  1. Empowering staff, students, parents and community members to develop healthy behaviors around making positive food choices.
  2. Empowering staff to develop positive mental health behaviors so that they may best address the needs of students in their charge.

Division Gateway Statement        Gateway Statement 1: Learners are Successful.

Division Outcome                        Outcome 1.2: Learners own their learning.

School Outcome                Learners demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary to be successful in their future for better health outcomes.

Data Gathered

Agreement of teachers and parents that students are taught attitudes and behaviours that will make them successful at work when they finish school

Compelling Need

Without mental health, we will not achieve our full potential in other aspects of day-to-day life.

Nutrition impacts overall health and a review by Alberta health consultant, Jacqui Currie, identified that most of the food products sold at OJSH were from the “least chosen” option.

Mental wellness for staff has been impacted by moving schools, being spread further apart in a larger building, the stress of day-to-day flux and unsettlement due to construction on site, and demands with increased enrollment of students with mental health issues. These factors, in addition to the inherent demands of the profession of teaching, have significantly impacted the mental wellness of our staff.  

2016-2017 Timeline

School Actions

Indicators of Success

Responsibility

Results

September 2016 - June 2017

OJSH cafeteria and Cafe will have 50% of their products from the “choose most often” options

Review by Alberta Health consultant

OJSH staff and students running the Cafe business

September 2016 - June 2017

Staff will have positive mental wellness activities built into every PD day and be empowered to contribute, create and participate in activities during and outside of school days

Participation in activities

Less sick time taken

Happier staff

Health Champion and OJSH administration

Social Committee

Student Council (?)

D. School Community Communication and Collaboration

It is expected that this School Advancement Plan is a result of a collaborative effort among students (if appropriate), parents, School Council, staff members and the administrative team. Describe how the school community has been included in the development your school plan.

Collaboration Approach

Key Contact(s)

OJSHS School Council

Melanie Fitzgerald

OJSHS Student Council

Cole Peck

OJSHS Staff Representative

Lisa Dundas


School Advancement Plan                                                                                                                         2016-2017