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June 2019

​McKenzie Highlands is a school built upon the pillars of academics, athletics, arts, and citizenship. 
Those pillars provided a most solid foundation for students this year!
Academically, teachers were passionately dedicated to getting to really know their students as learners – unearthing what types of learning experiences most engaged students and what each student most needed in terms of having their unique learning needs supported.  As well, we watched our students grow immensely – doing their homework, giving their best efforts to tasks, and contributing to positive classroom environments.
Athletically, we fielded teams in all sports sanctioned by Calgary Middle Level School Amateur Athletics.  This year our “Legendary” teams captured 8 divisional pennants! Even more impressive, though, was that our athletes consistently showed tremendous skill, determination, and character as they represented our school with great pride.
Artistically, musicians and actors were given an abundance of opportunity to explore, develop, and refine their talents through band and drama classes with culminating concert performances and production of “The Comic Book Artist.”  Evident when these students took stage was not only great talent, but also much effort, courage, and perseverance!
In the realm of citizenship there were so many occasions upon which our students stepped up to inspire much hope for our future. Of particular note, was the work of our Grade 6 students and their Take Action Fair, which culminated with almost $10,000 being raised for a number of local, national, and international causes.  Not to be overlooked are the countless informal displays of responsible and respectful citizenship displayed by students on a daily basis throughout our school community.
This culture that shapes this community of “Legends” has been built by students, parents, and staff.  Thus, I take this opportunity to thank everyone for their role in shaping our school community!
I begin with our students.  There have been so many occasions during which our students have made me so very proud – whether it be as scholars, athletes, artists, responsible citizens, or kids just growing in maturity and learning to show greater levels of respect and consideration to all they interact with.  When I look at our kids, I am filled with great hope and confidence for our world.  What a legacy these “Legends” will leave!
Our kids are great because of their parents!  Thank you, parents, for your awesome support of our work with your kids over the course of this year. You supported your kids in completing homework and encouraging them to do their absolute best.  You worked with teachers to ensure that students remained on a path towards success. You cheered kids on at countless athletic events.  You attended assemblies.  You attended Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences.  You volunteered on countless enrichment excursions!
I thank our staff for their unending hard work!  Parents, you can be assured that your kids have been challenged, enriched, honored, supported, nurtured, protected, and deeply cared for.  Students have received countless opportunities and experiences outside of the classroom as a result of teachers freely giving of their time. I am particularly proud of and appreciative for the extra time teachers have given to support kids when they have encountered challenges in their learning.
This year our population stood at approximately 685 students.  Next year we will grow to approximately 760 students.  Such growth of course necessitates the hiring of additional staff.  I’m thrilled to welcome the following teachers to our staff next year: Sue Nixon will be joining us to teach Grade 6 Math and Science, Michael Smith will be teaching Grade 5 and Evvy Jenoure joins us to support our L and L students in Grade 8.
Sadly, we also say goodbye to some staff.  Blake Irvine was with us this year on a temporary contract and made an outstanding contribution to our school community, both within the classroom and in coaching a number of our athletic teams. Priya Stephen and Jamie Bohnet each joined us over the course of this year on temporary contracts working in our L and L program. Both brought great dedication and care to their work with our students.  We wish Mr. Irvine, Ms. Stephen, and Ms. Bohnet all the absolute best in what will be most promising futures within the CBE.
Thank you, everyone, for a most memorable and amazing year!  Wishing all of you a summer full of much relaxation and rejuvenation!
Kel Connelly​

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McKenzie Highlands School

25 McKenzie Towne Dr. SE Calgary, AB, T2Z 4B7
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Principal
Mr Kel Connelly
Assistant Principal
Miss Tania Brown
Area Director
Ann Ard
Trustee
Michael Bradshaw

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Grades
04-09
Enrolment
676
Programs
Regular
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Morning Start
8:30 AM
Dismissal
3:17 PM
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