Board Highlights - May 2018



Fort McMurray Public School District Board of Trustees

Chair Linda Mywaart, Vice Chair Angela Adams
Trustees: Stephen Drover, Tim O'Hara, Jonathan Lambert, Solange Maher, Dan Rizzuto 

From the May 23, 2018 Board of Trustees Meeting


Special Presentation to Tzu Chi Foundation


The Board welcomed back Tzu Chi Foundation from Vancouver. The Buddhist international relief foundation  donated over $373,000 to FMPSD post wildfires last year - the biggest donation amount ever in our history.

Mr. Gary Ho, CEO, Tzu Chi Foundation (photo below) was on hand to receive an FMPSD memento of appreciation from Linda Mywaart, Board Chair.

“It is an honour to present this memento from Fort McMurray Public School District to the Tzu Chi Foundation,” said Chair Mywaart.

“Your incredible generosity has meant so much to us. And, like this collage, our schools have come together to embrace Leader in Me - an incredible program, which believes every student is a leader, now flourishing in seven additional schools - because of you.” 



Dave McNeilly Public School - Leader in Me Presentation

Student leaders presented on the many tasks they perform, thanks to the Leader in Me program. They enjoy being Public Speaking Leaders, Announcement Leaders, Library Leaders, and Birthday Card Leaders, to name a few.



Thickwood Heights School Willy Wonka Jr. Performance

A group of 12 students performed scenes from Willy Wonka Jr., the school’s annual musical this year. It opened to rave reviews this spring. The plays are put together by Thickwood Theatriks, Thickwood’s student company assisted by staff.



Indigenous Spirit Awards

Congratulations to Salima Thibault (École McTavish Junior High Public School) and Taylor Golosky (Dr. K. A. Clark Public School) on receiving the Alberta School Board Association’s Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student awards. Kudos also to Jordan Plamondon (École McTavish Junior High Public School) for the Honourable Mention.

We appreciate you sharing your Indigenous culture with FMPSD.

L-R: Taylor Golosky and Jordan Plamondon with the Board

WBRSF and Canada Wide Science Fair Students

Congratulations to Dhvani Patel, Dhruv Patel, Krish Shah, and Shaaf Babar, who were the four FMPSD finalists at the Wood Buffalo Regional Science Fair (WBRSF) in April. As Team Wood Buffalo, they went on to compete in the Canada Wide Science Fair on May 17. The event was held at Carleton University in Ottawa where Bronze Medals were secured by Dhruv, Dhvani, and Shaaf, and Krish brought home a Silver Medal. Additionally, both Krish and Shaaf got the prestigious Challenge Awards in their age category, a national honour.

L-R: Dhvani Patel, Krish Shah, Shaaf Babar, and Dhruv Patel

Fort McMurray Islamic School Grade Reconfiguration


The Board unanimously approved the Motion by Trustee Rizzuto that the Junior High Islamic Program at Fort McMurray Composite High School be moved to the Islamic School site with an enrollment cap of 400 students effective the 2018-2019 school year.  


Next Meeting:
June 20, 2018 at 3 p.m.
Post-recess: 6:30 p.m.
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