Class work, assignments and homework reinforce concepts taught in class and give students vital opportunities for learning. These are an essential part of the learning process at Lester B. Pearson High School and crucial to success. A student's placement in a course is an indication that the student has made a commitment to full participation in that course. Students are expected to meet deadlines for work in a timely manner.
At LBP, the success of our students is our primary mission. We will accomplish this through our focus on:
- Personalization of student learning
- Collaborative learning communities
- Fostering positive relationships
- Giving to others will be an important aspect of our personal growth and learning.
Lester B. Pearson – 14th Prime Minister of Canada and 1957 Nobel Peace Laureate said , “How can there be peace without people understanding each other; and how can this be if they don’t know each other“. Build your relationships by participating and becoming involved in the many curricular and extra-curricular opportunities that are available at Pearson. Be genuine, confident, humble, trustworthy, positive and fun. People who build great relationships feel good about who they are and always look for the positive in their world. They genuinely want the best for others and want to see them succeed.
Connect Time has been designed to provide the opportunity and space to develop meaningful and lasting connections for students.
Connect Time will occur every Friday for 45 minutes.
Students will look forward to Connect Time:
- As an avenue to be informed about school events and activities
- To discuss concerns
- As a smaller venue for students to get to know each other and as a means to participate in school wide events
- To receive report cards, IPPs and to book student parent teacher interviews
- Grade 10 & 11 complete Learning Strategies 15 and 25 through Connect Time
- Grade 12 will complete Learning Strategies 35 and plan for High School Completion, Leadership and Graduation.
- To be well known by at least one significant adult over the course of their high school career.
Support Time allows for daily and continuous support/intervention, enrichment and engagement for all students.
Support Time is a 45 minute block of time that occurs in the morning between periods 1 and 2 from 10:05 to 10:50 from Monday to Thursday. Attendance is mandatory.
Grade 10 Learning Communities
Support Time will be organized and executed by their Community Teachers in collaboration with students. Time can be targeted, collaborative, intentionally directed by a teacher and may be cross-curricular.
Grade 11 and 12 Support Time
Students will report to each of their scheduled classes during the course of the week from Monday to Thursday: P1 on Monday, P2 on Tuesday, P3 on Wednesday and P4 on Thursday. During Support Time students can choose to work on a subject area of choice. Students may also request with their Subject Teacher - the opportunity to work with another teacher/subject as well. A menu of curricular and cross-curricular offerings that will support learning will be posted for students to access and take advantage of.
IB enrichment can take place during this time. This time can also be used as opportunities for recovery and remediation. All students will attend and be accountable for their use of Support Time. Attendance will be taken.
Spares are valuable opportunities for students to study, research, and work on assignments and get extra help. Grade 10’s do not have spares. Grade 11’s may have a spare if it is a part of their Learning Plan and they are up to date with courses and credits. Grade 12’s may have a spare each semester if their courses and credits are up to date. Decisions about spares are made in consultation with the student, their parent, Student Services and the appropriate administrator.
While on a spare, students are expected to be working quietly in the designated areas of the Learning Commons, in the cafeteria, or at our many flex spaces (aka – lounges) throughout the first floor. Students on spares should not be roaming the halls or acting in a ways which interferes with other classes or the normal functioning of a school. Students may also choose to work in the Calgary Public Library at Village Square.