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PSSC FEbruary Minutes

​Leo Hayes High School

Parent School Support Committee



                                                Date:  February 6th, 2017                                               Time:  6:30pm

Leo Hayes High School Dreamcatcher Room


PSSC Members Present:                                                                               School/DEC Representation Present:

                                                                                                                                Jane Buckley

Kim LeBlanc, Chair                                                                                           Brad Sturgeon, Principal

Makenna O’Dell, Student Rep                                                                   

Michelle Dougherty                                                                                       

Shelley Morell                                                                                                  

Lynn McMinniman

Katie Baird

Andreas Decken

Claudia Bryenton

George Long

Christine Violette


PSSC Members Regrets:

Joannie Herron, Teacher Rep

Kathy Palmer


Call to Order:

Kim called the meeting to order at 6:30pm.


Approval of the Minutes from November 7th, 2016

It was moved by Decken and seconded by Violette that the minutes of the November 7th, 2016 meeting be approved as presented.  Motion Carried.


Approval of the Minutes from January 9th, 2017

It was moved by Baird and seconded by Bryenton that the minutes of the January 9th, 2017 meeting be approved as presented.  Motion Carried.



Business Arising from the Minutes

There was no business arising from the minutes.


New Business


FHS Mental Health Event

FHS PSSC is exploring organizing a mental health event in the Spring.  Looking to gauge interest from LHHS.  Katie, Christine and Shelley have agreed to attend a brainstorming session at a future date.


Tech Wing Follow-Up

As no mention was made of the tech wing in the Capital Budget, despite it being the number one capital budget priority submitted by the DEC, the committee decided to forward a letter to Minister Kenney seeking clarification on the government’s position with regards to this project.


Principal’s Report (handout)

  • Community Kitchen – will be on site by April

  • School Review – Internal Committee meeting Feb. 27-28th

  • SIP – Committee to review goal #2 for next month

  • Double exam day on Friday, Jan. 27th due to weather.  Teachers able to submit marks by Tuesday with report cards going home on Wednesday.

  • All grade 9 students wrote the ELPA during their scheduled English classes.

  • All students will attend “Jabber” at the playhouse in February.

  • Concern regarding live video streaming capabilities on social media apps addressed with students and talk mail went home.  This is prohibited due to privacy considerations.

  • Cell phone storage during class time – looking for feedback

  • Pathways to Personalized Learning – EECD initiative.  Committee reviewed handout.

  • Truth and Reconciliation implications – Curriculum review to include First Nations history.  To become part of regular Social Studies Curriculum for grades 9-12.



    There was no correspondence this month.


    Closing Comments


  • A sustainability study is going to be conducted on Kingsclear Consolidated School. 

  •  Committee is in their first of a four year term

  • Immersion and Budget decisions are being reviewed by the committee.


    Student Rep

  • Safe Grad will be hosting a Casino night fundraiser in March. 

  •  $2000 was raised at the recent breakfast held at Willie O’Ree. 


    Next Meeting Date:  March 13th, 2017 @ 6:30pm.



    The meeting adjourned at 7:40pm.  Superintendent David McTimoney will be attending next month’s meeting.




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