Clearview celebrated its staff by hosting a lunch on Wednesday

Clearview celebrates Staff Appreciation Week

The Alberta School Councils’ Association and the Canadian Home and School Federation recognized Feb. 13-17 as Staff Appreciation Week.

This past week, Feb. 13-17 has been recognized by the Alberta School Councils’ Association and the Canadian Home and School Federation as the Staff Appreciation Week, and Clearview celebrated this with aplomb, making sure that their staff knew how special they were.

“During staff appreciation week, Clearview trustees personally deliver treats to all our schools,” said Board Chair Cheri Neitz. “We are grateful for the dedication and commitment of all our staff, who make each day brighter in the educational lives of our children.”

The purpose of this week was to encourage parents and the wider community to recognize the personal and professional contributions that Clearview teachers and school staff make to children and their education.

Every school has dedicated teachers and staff members such as secretaries, teacher assistants, bus drivers and custodians.

During the week, the trustees participated with a hands-on approach and showed their appreciation for the teachers.

According to Clearview Superintendent Peter Barron, many of the school councils hosted appreciation lunches at the schools to express their gratitude to the staff for making Clearview schools an awesome learning place.

Each staff member’s part in making the school year a success was appreciated.

World Read Aloud Day observed

On Thursday, Feb. 16, the World Read Aloud Day was observed at Clearview.

The event is designed to motivate children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers who take action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people.

According to Clearview’s Peter Barron, World Read Aloud Day was celebrated by millions of people in more than 100 countries, with great participation awareness being raised about the word across the globe.

Studies show that literacy is the foundation for emotional and physical well-being, intellectual growth, and economic security.

Furthermore, reading aloud improves listening skills, vocabulary acquisition, and the understanding of common story themes and structures that will factor into children’s future success, according to a media release that Clearview sent out this past week.

Participants could use various cues to create a powerful, memorable read aloud experience. For instance, they could read the book beforehand to familiarize themselves with the story, making a note of places they wanted to stop and ask questions, or they could be animated and change their voice during the read aloud to match the expressions of the characters and emotions of the story.


Just Posted

Alberta judge cleared in case where sex assault victim was shackled, jailed

Judicial council: Judge Raymond Bodnarek acted on Crown’s advice, tried to minimize victim’s hardship

Stettler Elementary getting school clubs up and running

Stettler Elementary Grade 4’s get to check out Smith’s igloo

Big Valley – A community to be thankful for

Big Valley blessed with choirs of ‘snow angels’

Judicial council finds no misconduct by Alberta judge of Aboriginal sex assault victim

Hearing after complaints of alleged poor treatment of woman with pseudonym Angela Cardinal

A Look Back – Stettler Independent Archive Files

Originally Submitted By: Margaret Connon and Mary-Jane Jackson Updated By: Landin Chambers

WATCH: Red Deer celebrates one year out from 2019 Canada Games

Community gathers at Great Chief Park to commemorate Games milestone

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Concert-goers unfazed by Hedley sexual misconduct allegations

Frontman Jacob Hoggard thanked fans from the ‘bottom of our hearts’ at Halifax’s Scotiabank Centre

OLYMPICS 101: Oldest and youngest Canadians to reach the podium

This year, Canada sent its most athletes in Winter Games history, here’s a look at record breakers

Federal budget to unveil incentive for 5-week second parent leave: official

Goal behind the measure is to give parents more incentive to share child-rearing responsibilities

Notley says Alberta watching B.C. court bid closely, will get no free ride on it

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley ended the three-week ban on B.C. wine, calming the trade war

Trudeau ends troubled India trip in his comfort zone of hockey and youth

The players, 18-25, came to New Delhi from Ladakhi in northern India, as part of outreach program

Team Canada’s Dave Duncan apologizes after drunken joyride in Pyeongchang

Duncan, his wife Maja and Canadian technical coach William Raine detained by South Korean police

Stettler Regional Board of Trade announces 2018 Board of Directors

Matt Wall will serve as President for a second year

Most Read

Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.