Our School

Grades Taught

Grades 7-12

Principal

Mrs. Melissa Humby

Administration

Principal:  Mrs. Melissa Humby
Vice Principal:  Mr. Adam Stewart
Vice Principal: Mr. Aaron Weimer

Introduction

Pigeon Lake Regional School currently serves 300 students in Grades 7 - 12. Most of the school's students are drawn from a vast attendance area that includes the hamlet of Falun, the lake community around Pigeon Lake, the MaMeO Beach First Nations' reservation and the Hobbema reservation. The school receives Grade 7 students from the Falun, Lakedell, Mimiw Sakahikan and Pipestone Schools.

 

Motto

"Excellence in Education"

Mission

At PLRS, we are committed to all students graduating:

  • With academic strong skills and personal attributes
  • Prepared for post-secondary success
  • As responsible citizens
  • As lifelong learners
  • With confidence
  • Inspired

Philosophy

At PLRS, our policies, programs, and practices promote our mission statement. We envision a school where:

  • Diversity is respected and celebrated in a safe, caring, and inclusive environment
  • Students develop the characteristics of an active and responsible citizen
  • Students receive timely and effective interventions from staff
  • Students are at school every day with the desire to learn
  • All students and staff have a passion for learning
  • All staff are dedicated to our Mission Statement

Beliefs

In order to achieve the shared vision of our school, we commit to a model where:

  • We define “academic” as an acquisition of all skills, attributes, knowledge, attitudes, cross curricular competencies, and curriculum that encompasses every course that our students take
  • Staff uses effective, data driven instructional methods supported by common assessments within the classroom to improve student learning
  • Staff strives to establish candid, collaborative, and ongoing lines of communication with colleagues and other professionals
  • Staff analyzes and evaluates school policies and procedures ensuring our actions are in line with our Mission Statement
  • Staff learns from each other and supports each other in order to improve the learning environment for all
  • Staff models the attitude and behaviour of a lifelong learner and an active citizen
  • Staff takes the time to celebrate strengths and successes

 

Education Plan

Pigeon Lake’s school goals will continue to be in aligned with the WRPS Board priorities:

  • To increase the rate of high school completion.

In addition, data from the Accountability Pillar Survey, OurSCHOOL data, Student Learning Profiles, Diploma Examinations and Achievement Test results, as well as data collected at the school through surveys and focus groups will be used to measure implementation.

School Goals

  • Decrease the indigenous gap within our school
  • By the end of the 2018-19 school year, the literacy achievement gap will be less than 15% and the numeracy achievement gap will be 20%
  • Increase the academic results within our courses
  • At the end of every 2018-19 course, in comparison with past academic results, there will be a 5% increase in academic success in all core subject areas.
  • Increase accountability and responsibility in all students
  • By the end of 2018-19 school year, 90% of school population will be accountable and responsible

 

 

Supply Lists

Grades 7 – 9

4 - 2 Inch Binders
400 - Pages of lined loose-leaf paper
50 – sheets of grid paper
1 – 100 page coil notebook
2 - Sets of dividers, 20 – Pencils, 1 - Set Pencil Crayons
2 - Erasers (white preferred), 1 - Scissors
4 - Dry-erase fine tip markers (for whiteboards)
2 - Correction tape (white out), 1 - Glue sticks, 1 - pkg. pens (blue, red & black)
1 - Mechanical Pencil (preferred for graphing)
1 - pkg. highlighters (assorted colors)
1 - pkg. post-it notes (assorted colors)
1 - pkg. post-it flags (assorted colors)
1 - pkg. Paper reinforcements
1 – Ruler, 1 - Geometry Set
1 – pkg. plain paper
1 - Scientific Calculator (Preferred for Jr High: Sharp EL-520X, Sharp EL-531XG or Similar)
1 - set of head phones

All Students will need a set of Gym clothes
(sweats/shorts, shirt, running shoes)

Grades 10 – 12

Each grade 10 to 12 student will need the above items, in addition to the following:
1 – Texas Instrument Graphing Calculator

One of the following Models: T1-nspire CX Handheld, T1-83 Plus, T1-84 Plus, T1-84 Plus
Silver, T1-84 Plus Pocket SE or T1-84 Plus C Silver
Academic math (10C, 20-1, 30-1) – 50 sheets of graph paper

Sr. High Art – 5 pencil drawing set (2b, 4b, 6b, 8b and hb), 2 ultra-fine tip black sharpies, 1 fine
tip black sharpie, small pencil case, and 1 black coiled sketchbook (Dollarstore)

Programs and Services

In spite of its small size, the school offers a full range of academic courses to enable students to complete Alberta Education Diploma, Knowledge and Employability Certificate programs and High School Completion Certificate programs. In addition, we offer a wide range of option programs including art, drama, foods, fashions, construction, fabrication, mechanics, information technology, photography, design studies, cosmetology, tundra sports and outdoor education.

Our school also offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities including six basketball teams, six volleyball teams, cross country running track and field, golf, badminton, curling, weight room club, drama productions, student leadership opportunities, computer club and a school reach team. We are proud to be a part of Alberta Education’s High School Redesign Initiative.  As such we also offer programing that is focused on making sure that all students are successful and graduate high school.