January SCOCA Blog

Happy January Parents!!!

We hope everyone has settled in for the next half of the year after our Christmas Break.

As usual there is a lot going on at CA and with that there is always a need for parent volunteers to help out in a variety of ways. Our Volunteer Coordinators have been busy recruiting new parent volunteers and facilitating new opportunities for them. If you would like to join our team of volunteers, please contact us at volunteers@calgaryacademy.com

SCOCA had its monthly School Council meeting on January 21st. We covered some interesting and informative topics:

Tim Carlson presented on the annual CA Alberta Education Report, which outlines and illustrates how CA performed on its 2017-2018 Academic Targets and its Strategic Plan goals. Tim also advised on the progress that CA has made towards instituting a Kindergarten class for 2019-2020. Final approval from Alberta Education is pending.

SCOCA Student Showcase highlighted the accomplishments of Kierah, a current Grade 12 CA student. She explained how she was selected from over 300 applicants to participate with 31 other students on the Minister’s Youth Council this year.  An amazing accomplishment! The Youth Council provides insight and feedback to the Minister of Education on a variety of topics such as curriculum updates, diversity in education, and strategies to increase focus on STEM classes.

Our next SCOCA meeting is going to be a very interesting and important one! The Board Chair Gary Purcell and CEO Dr. Greg Bass are going to present updates from the Board. There will also be a presentation on the new design plans for the upcoming CA renovations. This is an important milestone for Calgary Academy and this is your chance to see it first and ask questions!!

We hope to see you there February 25, 7 pm.