Our School

Mission

Our mission at Ethel M. Johnson School is to facilitate continuous student learning and development. We recognize and value individual differences in students and strive to provide for their diverse learning needs. In cooperation with the home, we promote children's intellectual, social, emotional, creative, and physical development.

We Believe:

  • That all children can learn and succeed, although not in the same way or at the same time
  • In early identification and provision for learning differences
  • That all experiences should contribute to student's self-esteem
  • That the better we understand quality learning, the greater are the opportunities for individual student growth
  • That an in-depth knowledge of curriculum will benefit the learner
  • That an environment of collegiality and collaboration enhances teaching and learning
  • That mutual respect fosters positive student-teacher relationships

Vision

To build a collaborative, collegial learning community founded on our beliefs that students learn best:

  • In an atmosphere that is positive, caring, and supportive.
  • When they have opportunities for success and for development of a positive self-concept.
  • Through a variety of experiences that address a variety of learning styles.
  • When they are actively engaged in purposeful, meaningful learning.
  • When they are encouraged to take responsibility and ownership for their learning.
  • When their teachers are knowledgeable and committed and participate in shared decision making and leadership responsibilities.

School Motto

Together we learn, grow and inspire the best in ourselves and others.

Who Was Ethel M. Johnson?

The school was named after Ethel M. Johnson, who came to Calgary from Ontario in 1918. She was active in community work, serving on the Scarboro Community Association, the United Church Women, the Alberta Women's Liberal Association, and the Calgary and Alberta Councils of Women. She was a member of the Calgary Public School Board for 12 years during which time she was keenly interested in and devoted to her work in education as well as to public affairs in general. Her energy, dedication, and wise counsel were felt in many areas of local and provincial activity.

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Our School's Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

We are committed to acknowledging and supporting the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action specific to education. In 2021, our school, along with all CBE schools made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, 2022, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

​​​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 Improvement 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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On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the CBE’s Well-Being team will host its next free webinar with the AHS Sexual & Reproductive Health Team on the topic of Healthy Sexual Development. Sign up today to join the virtual session from 6:30-8:00 pm https://t.co/74F8MHOyOV #WeAreCBE https://t.co/ySHlZQZcIr

RT @BishopPinkham: Acknowledging Black History Month for February. Many more lessons and stories will be integrated into core and complementary classes. #WeAreCBE #BlackHistoryMonth https://t.co/nxdD21eXnP

RT @MSBhullarCBE: WHoooo created these amazing sketches and poems? Gr6 students Sai, Ayana and Priya wowed us with their skills and creativity. #WeareCBE #NicetoManmeetYou https://t.co/Ev8WwfIbey

In February we celebrate Black History Month! It’s an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians in communities across the country. Activities and lessons are planned in CBE schools throughout the month. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/zQV1xcoztb

There are no classes for CBE students on Friday, Feb. 3, because it’s a system-wide non-instructional day. Have a great long weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/mvrodtENcq

RT @Tombainescbe: Happy Groundhog Day #yyc Check out this student made GIF done in computers to celebrate! #wearecbc @yyCBEdu @CbeArea1 https://t.co/HitZvs1slg

February 1 is World Hijab Day. It is a day to celebrate and honor the diversity and strength of women who choose to wear the hijab. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Q11FGeAyRz

Chief Superintendent Christopher Usih and Blackfoot Elder Saa'kokoto joined the Literacy and Indigenous Education Teams to celebrate World Read Aloud Day. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/kMS0U61gGS

RT @SunnysideCBE: Our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation is to continue our commitment to land-based learning and to build on our understanding of the Holistic Lifelong Learning Framework through the Seven Sacred Teachings. Here is what the grade 2s learned about Respect from the Bison. https://t.co/WgbyUmxdDx

Winter Walk Day is Wednesday, Feb. 1 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/2UAFm6wq8F