September XXIVth, MMXV
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
Heading to extreme southeast sector of Ward G, we wind up taking a look at A. Blair McPherson School. Truly a gem among the public schools, A. Blair & Principal Darrin DeGrande are noted for excellence. This Kindergarten through Grade Nine has the unique feature of the elementary & the junior high school kids sharing the exact same time frame & schedule! I love this idea as the younger students can have the older students mentor them & the older students can at the same time learn new ideas from their younger compatriots! I absolutely love this because it lets students build not just lifetime friendships, but a greater trust of adult & authority figures!
- A. Blair opens up its doors to community groups in evenings who might otherwise have a proper place to meet. This is marvelous as it lets students & their families see what is going on in their neighbourhoods & not just be stuck in a "school only" mindset.
- A. Blair has an amazing online study plan. This plan lets parents know that they are more than welcome to participate in their children or children's study plans & overall learning pathway.
- The school insists that students be punctual every day. I like that because routine & regular stimuli are great for young minds. It also encourages revising assignments & doing better on them so that students learn & truly comprehend the overall content of the said materials &/or lessons.
"Together We Are "Mighty!"",