Brief history of Mr. Henry Wise Wood

Mr. Henry Wise Wood

  • Alberta Pioneer 
  • Henry was born in 1860; his father was a prosperous farmer in Missouri. 
  • Henry operated successful farming operations in Missouri and Texas, but moved to Alberta in 1905. 
  • In 1909 he joined the United Farmers of Alberta (U.F.A.) and in 1911 he took out his Canadian Citizenship. 
  • Through his efforts to organize and unite Alberta farmers they became a major force both provincially and nationally. 
  • In 1923, through his efforts, the Alberta Wheat Pool was formed. 
  • After running candidates in the 1921 provincial election, the U.F.A. formed the government and Henry Wood seemed the logical choice for premier, but he declined political office even though most Albertans regarded him as the most influential person in the province throughout the 1920’s.

Vision Statement

Henry Wise Wood High School is a diverse learning community where all members will respect, encourage and recognize each other as we strive towards our personal best.

As members of Henry Wise Wood High School we will:

  • understand and appreciate differences within our community e.g. ability, race, culture, faiths, age, gender, and economics. 
  • understand and appreciate the different ways and rates by which we learn. 
  • accommodate these differences by using a variety of teaching and learning practices. 
  • acknowledge that just as people learn in different ways, people teach in different ways. 
  • define our immediate community as including all past and present students, parents and staff. 
  • define our extended community as others who may have a vested interest or connection to the school e.g.: neighbours, feeder communities, local businesses and business partners. 
  • work to create a sense of pride and belonging amongst all students, parents and staff. 
  • welcome and include members of the extended community into the school. 
  • communicate effectively with members of our immediate and extended communities in order to build understanding and support for the school and its initiatives. 
  • provide opportunities to foster relationships between members of the immediate and extended communities. 
  • cultivate trusting relationships based upon mutual respect. 
  • treat each other with dignity and courtesy. 
  • treat Henry Wise Wood School as an important place of learning. 
  • motivate and support each other in our endeavours. 
  • emphasize the development of positive, "can do" attitudes. 
  • help individuals identify and utilize their strengths. 
  • identify the variety of achievements, talents and abilities of members of the immediate community. 
  • provide opportunities to honour these talents, abilities and achievements. 
  • include members of the extended community in the acknowledgement whenever possible and appropriate. 
  • realize that learning is a process that never ends. 
  • recognize that each individual has an infinite capacity for growth. 
  • promote the development of citizenship. 
  • commit ourselves to the pursuit of individual excellence. 
  • build and cultivate our School Development Plan Goals. 
  • help students demonstrate personal growth. 
  • embed character development into student learning to impact the culture of the school. 
  • provide access to quality program supports that are responsive to student needs, shifting student and community demographics and community choice.

Our School

Brief history of Mr. Henry Wise Wood

Mr. Henry Wise Wood

  • Alberta Pioneer 
  • Henry was born in 1860; his father was a prosperous farmer in Missouri. 
  • Henry operated successful farming operations in Missouri and Texas, but moved to Alberta in 1905. 
  • In 1909 he joined the United Farmers of Alberta (U.F.A.) and in 1911 he took out his Canadian Citizenship. 
  • Through his efforts to organize and unite Alberta farmers they became a major force both provincially and nationally. 
  • In 1923, through his efforts, the Alberta Wheat Pool was formed. 
  • After running candidates in the 1921 provincial election, the U.F.A. formed the government and Henry Wood seemed the logical choice for premier, but he declined political office even though most Albertans regarded him as the most influential person in the province throughout the 1920’s.

Vision Statement

Henry Wise Wood High School is a diverse learning community where all members will respect, encourage and recognize each other as we strive towards our personal best.

As members of Henry Wise Wood High School we will:

  • understand and appreciate differences within our community e.g. ability, race, culture, faiths, age, gender, and economics. 
  • understand and appreciate the different ways and rates by which we learn. 
  • accommodate these differences by using a variety of teaching and learning practices. 
  • acknowledge that just as people learn in different ways, people teach in different ways. 
  • define our immediate community as including all past and present students, parents and staff. 
  • define our extended community as others who may have a vested interest or connection to the school e.g.: neighbours, feeder communities, local businesses and business partners. 
  • work to create a sense of pride and belonging amongst all students, parents and staff. 
  • welcome and include members of the extended community into the school. 
  • communicate effectively with members of our immediate and extended communities in order to build understanding and support for the school and its initiatives. 
  • provide opportunities to foster relationships between members of the immediate and extended communities. 
  • cultivate trusting relationships based upon mutual respect. 
  • treat each other with dignity and courtesy. 
  • treat Henry Wise Wood School as an important place of learning. 
  • motivate and support each other in our endeavours. 
  • emphasize the development of positive, "can do" attitudes. 
  • help individuals identify and utilize their strengths. 
  • identify the variety of achievements, talents and abilities of members of the immediate community. 
  • provide opportunities to honour these talents, abilities and achievements. 
  • include members of the extended community in the acknowledgement whenever possible and appropriate. 
  • realize that learning is a process that never ends. 
  • recognize that each individual has an infinite capacity for growth. 
  • promote the development of citizenship. 
  • commit ourselves to the pursuit of individual excellence. 
  • build and cultivate our School Development Plan Goals. 
  • help students demonstrate personal growth. 
  • embed character development into student learning to impact the culture of the school. 
  • provide access to quality program supports that are responsive to student needs, shifting student and community demographics and community choice.
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School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

School Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.
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Read the budget update from Chief Superintendent Usih about the budget assumptions report presented to the board today: https://t.co/tdRklmsbSG #yycbe https://t.co/aaNh9TPVSt

The Board of Trustees will reconvene this afternoon at 4 to discuss the Budget Assumptions Report – Fall 2019 Update. Join us at the Ed Centre or stream the meeting online https://t.co/7ySI0lMtIG #yycbe https://t.co/wYDXmCna6Q

Today we were at the kick-off event for the Mayor’s 31st Annual Christmas Food Drive, proudly supporting @CalgaryFoodBank! We’re thankful for their work to #FeedYYC & for making a positive impact in the lives of many of our students & their families. #WeAreCBE #MayorsFoodDrive https://t.co/IDNNdguReI

The Board of Trustees will reconvene on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. Watch for a report on the 2019-20 Budget Assumptions that will be available by noon tomorrow https://t.co/epdOfxurs1 #WeAreCBE #yycbe https://t.co/v7sYBMneRL