District Cross Country

District Cross Country

Congratulations to our cross country runners on a successful season.  The Mustangs brought home 4 top 10 ribbons at District this year.  Congrats to Liam […]

Halloween Spirit

Halloween Spirit

Our students were a spooktacular sight on Friday as many of them dressed up for the Halloween season.  The winner of our Persuasive Paragraph contest […]

ESS STEM Visit

ESS STEM Visit

A huge thank you goes out to the Eastside Secondary School team who came in on Thursday to work on a STEM project.  Students were […]

Recognizing Truth and Reconciliation Day

Recognizing Truth and Reconciliation Day

Thursday, September 30th was a day spent understanding further about Canada’s past, present and looking into our future.  We looked at what we knew, some […]

Terry Fox Success

Terry Fox Success

Every year we take time to honour, remember and be inspired by great Canadians.  With this year’s Terry Fox walk, Susanna Moodie raised an astounding […]

Lighting Up Our Walls!

Lighting Up Our Walls!

The first few weeks the Destinations classes have been looking at diversity, inclusion and creating an accepting community.  Through various activities and discussions it led […]

Money Raised for the Humane Society

Money Raised for the Humane Society

Students had been working on Passion Projects again this year and many groups decided to start their own businesses and raise money for a local […]

A Successful Virtual District Cross Country

A Successful Virtual District Cross Country

The Destinations classes took part in the Virtual District Cross Country Meet this Fall.  Hard work paid off for these 5 as they placed in […]

Practicing Scientific Drawings

Practicing Scientific Drawings

Students were working hard practicing scientific drawings this week.  Some specimens they were looking at were bacteria, plant and animal cells through the microviewers.  

Learning Skills

Learning skills are truly the foundation to any student’s success.  The Progress Report that comes out in the fall places an emphasis on learning skills because when these skills are weak it becomes very difficult for students to succeed in the various subject areas.  At Destinations we want our students to maximize their growth in the learning skills, not just because it will help them with their overall academic success, but because we know that it is key to their success later on in life.

To help students monitor and maximize their progress in the various learning skills, we have broken down the learning skills into “look for’s.”  These “look for’s” are things that we should see the student doing as evidence that they are achieving at a particular level in each skill.  Students complete a self-assessment on the rubric each term, and design strategies to help them continue to improve.  Each self-assessment is followed by a one-on-one conference with their teacher to discuss what the teacher sees, and to assist with developing strategies for growth.

If you wish to view the self-assessment rubric for learning skills, click on the link below.  Please keep in mind that the rubric may be revised as the year goes on to reflect the needs of our students.

Student Self-Assessment for Learning Skills and Work Habits

 

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