Ferris Elementary School

A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS THAT DEMONSTRATE H.E.A.R.T. EACH DAY!

What will we do to enhance our students' learning?

We will continue to do may of the things we have done in the past.  These include having an active committee of staff that make up our social responsility committee.  These staff members help provide a focus around our HEART matrix for both students and staff.  

Monthly assemblies that have a HEART focus.  

Providing classrooms with a focus for the month. 

Introducing new HEART focus at our monthly assemblies.

Providing staff with ways of making new connections with students and also providing opportunities to provide students feedback with our HEART program.

Family teams (multi age groups) are also a focus of our social responsibility committe.  Family teams are a wonderful way to promote school community as it provides opportunities to make connections for both staff and students.  Leadership is also a focus of family teams.

What are some specific actions we are considering taking?

Considering the feedbck we have received from out intermediate students, we will start by asking them for ideas how they can be meaningfully involved int he HEART program so it provides a strong purpose and connects with them as individuals.

Example: A leadership convention to provide students the opportunity for input into providing meaningful opportunities and learning wth our social resposiblity program (HEART).

What will we focus on in our professional learning to support our students' learning?

One of the strongest aspects of Ferris is the shared responsibility that all staff have for all students.  Ferris school will continue to work towards creating the best learning environment for all students that is based on a solid foundation of care, kindness and respect.  Social Emotional learning has been and will continue to be a focus of all professional learning regardless of the overlying topics. 

Our Evidence for 2017-2018

Ferris has H.E.A.R.T.!  Student Leadership= F.I.S.H. (Ferris Inspirational Student Helpers)

Month

2018-2019

Activity

Theme/Focus

September

Random Acts of Heart begins and continues, Welcome Assembly—HEART at Ferris—“Who are you when nobody is watching”

F.I.S.H. = Terry Fox fundraising & Assembly

Helpful & Safe

October

“How We Learn and Work Together”-Code of Conduct-teachers review with class as age appropriate

F.I.S.H.= WE DAY and We SCARE HUNGER-Food Drive

Helpful & Safe

November

Remembrance Day Assembly, Family Teams

Empathy Assembly (student voice)

F.I.S.H.= Candy Drive

Empathy

December

Connections: School-wide sing along and Winter Concert

Empathy

January

“Mapping” of Ferris-student voice about places where misbehavior occurs (gathering student data)

Assembly—Being Accountable

Accountability

February/March

“Way to Goal!”—walking in the hallway blitz!, Pink Shirt Assembly,  Family Teams, Readers Choice, student input into new book pruchases

F.I.S.H.= Zinc saves lives battery drive

Accountability/

 

April

Jump Rope for Heart, Digital Awareness Evening, RCMP-online Safety (Gr. 4-7) Family Teams (COTA)

Staff Appreciation Lunch

F.I.S.H.= We Bake for Change

Respect (self and others—including online!)

May

Celebration of the Arts & spring Carnival-Ferris Community events, Track Meet-showing HEART, Welcome to Kindergarten

Truly Kind

June

Student Voice-online survey (reflections on connections and learning) and student input on Ferris Mapping Data Celebrations- Book Swap, Sports Day, Gr. 7 Farewell,  Staff Farewells, PAC thank yous!

Truly Kind