Four students from each school in the Division will have the opportunity to participate in the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton’s Wild West Youth Conference hosted in Red Deer on September 30 to October 2, 2016. Selected students will have the opportunity to grow in their Catholic faith and be leaders of their school communities. $4,000 has been allocated towards this event.
Self-regulation tool kits will be developed to help students regulate their sensory needs and make them more productive within a school setting. $2,500 has been allotted to this project.
Go Girls is a one day event that promotes health and wellness to all Grade 5 girls in Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools and Red Deer Public Schools. The high school students volunteer their time to provide mentorship for the Grade 5 girls. This event has been allocated $1,500.
Grow Boys is a full day leadership conference for Grade 5 boys in Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools to provide sessions to support the happy, healthy growth and development of these students. $1,500 has been allocated towards this event.
The RDCRS READS Summer Reading Program is an exciting way to encourage our students to read throughout the summer months. Sixteen of our schools have chosen to participate in this program with approximately 2,300 students involved in the summer of 2015. $5,000 has been allotted towards this program.
École Camille J. Lerouge School, École Mother Teresa School, St. Francis of Assisi Middle School, St. Patrick’s Community School and St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School students will come together for the Second Annual District Band Event to work with new clinicians and master conductors. $5,690 has been allotted towards this initiative.
The school will offer four grade specific Faith Retreats throughout the 2016-2017 school year. Students will experience first-hand accounts of God’s merciful love through both word and personal witness. $4,300 has been allotted to these retreats.
A group of Grade 4 and 5 student leaders have selected activities to support mental and physical health initiatives in the school with faith components. $700 is allocated to these activities in the school.
$3,000 has been given to the breakfast program to continue offering nutritious food daily to students at the school.
$1,500 has been given to the breakfast program to continue offering nutritious food to students at the school on a daily basis.