A NOTE FROM THE ADMIN TEAM
Gish "Cogito" is also a very popular Program for K-9. With a compatibility screening, we accept new students at all grades. We want to ensure that individual students and the Cogito Program are a good match for each other. For the first time in a while, we have room for more Cogito students in some of the classes, even if the students don't reside in St. Albert.
Congratulations to ALL the students who successfully achieved honours standing in Semester I. Staff hosted a well-attended Honours Breakfast for junior high students on Monday; we are VERY PROUD of all Gish School students.
Progress Reports were issued at the end of January, and Semester II officially starts on February 1st. If you need help accessing your children's Progress Reports, please contact Gish School's Office.
John Strembitsky, Sue Werner, Derek Harrison
Elmer Gish School's Administrative Team
Kindergarten Open House
-Mrs. Leppington will present and answer questions about the GLOBAL Program.
-Mrs. Soprovich AND Miss Cook will host the COGITO presentation / question session.
Administrators will also present and will also answer specific questions after the presentations. Parents are welcome to remain as long as they'd like to.
KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE: Wed. Feb. 8
6:00-6:10pm: Admin. Intro.
6:10-6:30pm: GLOBAL Presentation and Q & A: Carolyn Leppington
6:30-6:50pm: COGITO Presentation and Q & A: Katrina Soprovich & Cydney Cook
6:50-7:00pm Quick classroom tour
7:00pm-on: Admin Q & A
After completing the "Request to Register Form," parents will be contacted to set up an assessment/visit with Kindergarten teachers. First priority is for students who live in Akinsdale or Pineview subdivisions, then if they live in other areas of St. Albert. Second priority is for students who have older siblings currently attending Gish School. Third priority is for families who live outside of St. Albert. We want to get to know your child. No matter where students live, in order for students to be accepted into the Cogito Program, students will be assessed through the compatibility screening.
As our renovations come to an end we've discovered many treasures along the way. One such treasure is boxes of random new Cogito Uniform pieces. To clear out the stock, we've drastically reduced the price and will have them on sale at the upcoming parent teacher interviews in March. Stock is LIMITED and will be sold on a first come first served basis.
SR Girls Basketball finish B side finalist at SAPEC!
Gish WARRIORS Basketball
Gish Students continue to practice and play hard on the basketball court, with girls' and boys' Warrior's teams at both the junior and senior level.
Thanks to ALL coaches:
Senior Girls: Mr. Vigneau
Senior Boys: Mr. Fischer
Junior Girls: Mrs. Johnston
Junior Boys: Wyatt Paziuk & Mr. Orfino
Last week the Foods 8/9 classes took on their Cooking Challenge for the semester. So many great dishes - our judges were stuffed!
NEWS FROM ST.ALBERT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Th is program does require an application process that includes:
- a recommendation from the current school administrator and teacher, AND
- a FSIQ standard score of 120 or higher on a psychoeducational assessment.
If you feel this program might be a good fit for your child, please consider attending our Academic Challenge Information Evening Session on Wednesday, February 15th from 6-7pm in the SAM Library.
Also, if you have questions about this program, please do not hesitate to reach out to either:
- Charlotte Kirchner at Division Office, email@example.com
- Dawn Rothwell at SAM, firstname.lastname@example.org (grades 4-6)
- Randy Roszell at Hillgrove, email@example.com (grades 7-9)
Elmer S. Gish School