WELCOME CHRIS KOCH!

Dorothy Dalgliesh School and the PSBSPB is honored and excited to welcome inspirational speaker, Chris Koch!

Mr. Koch will be presenting in the DDS gym on:

  • Thursday, September 21
    • 9:00-10:00 am for grades 4-6
    • 10:45-11:15 am for grades K-3

While Mr. Koch has presented worldwide, and even been on the Oprah Winfrey Show, his roots are humble. Mr. Koch was born in Lethbridge and raised on a farm in Nanton.

While born with no arms or legs, his family refused to treat him with any pity or sympathy – they treated his disability by making the best of it. “After all,” Chris says, “I still have a good head on my shoulders.”

His message is based on his philosophy of “If I Can…” He speaks to not letting obstacles or limitations stand in his way, and how important it is to challenge yourself. Simply put, he says, “If I can do the things I have done so far in my life, what is stopping anyone else from doing the same?”

A HUGE thank you to the Public Schools Betterment Society of Picture Butte for sponsoring a large part of Mr. Koch’s costs.

School News

Literacy report celebrates culture of reading and writing

Palliser Regional Schools is pleased to provide its annual update on the division’s literacy work, supporting all students to be readers, writers and critical thinkers for success in school and in life.

The third annual Leadership in Literacy report celebrates the outstanding work of our teachers to foster a culture of reading and writing at all levels in all subject areas; reinforces the importance of summer reading every day, and shares book recommendations from our school librarians. You’ll also meet Literacy Specialist Orishia Asher.

For a PDF copy, please click HERE.

For parents and guardians of beginning readers, Director of Learning Laurie Wilson demonstrates tips and tricks for encouraging reading with easy strategies that are more effective than just sounding out every word in an easy to follow, short video.

Please watch the video here:

 

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