In conjunction with youth ministry, middle school students will get the opportunity to participate in a Faith Day at St. Joseph High School. This event will allow students to grow in the Catholic faith and become leaders in their schools. $4000 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 2,600 students involved in the summer of 2016. $9978 has been allotted towards this program.
Grade 8 and 9 students will have the opportunity to participate in an Ambassadors Group, who are responsible for representing the school at masses, celebrations and special events. This group will inspire students to model the actions of Jesus as a school leader. This initiative has been allocated $500.
Grade 2 students will bring home a backpack filled with items to create a prayer table and examples of different types of prayer (praying in colour, rote prayers, intentions and meditations). A journal will be included in the backpack that students will use to draw or write about their use of prayer centre, a favourite prayer or an intention. This project was given $800.
An ambassador group will be developed to foster a missionary spirit in the school. Students will be able to help the school community by organizing charitable initiatives, performing tours, facilitating wellness programs, arranging special events and welcoming families at celebrations. This initiative has been allocated $2500.
The school will continue to partner with Sylvan Lake’s seniors lodges and extended care centres to bridge the gap between generations. This project goal is to improve the well-being for all who participate by showing regardless of age; everyone can make a difference in the lives of others. This project has been given $500.
Grade 5 students will create literacy backpacks for elementary students. These backpacks will contain pictures and a variety of activities which will incorporate reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing to help the reader better understand the text. This allows students to foster an enjoyment of reading and help students become stronger in their literacy skills. This project has been given $600.
Grade 5 students can participate in a servant leadership group, which serves the school community. Students will be able to take on leadership roles as faith, literacy, and active living mentors, as well as participating in literacy, spirit, art, games and technology groups. This initiative has been allocated $1000.
Students in Grade 1 to 5 will attend Our Lady of Victory Camp for a full day to focus on the virtues of friendship and kindness. These retreats will have emphasis on empowering students with a missionary spirit to be transformational in society. This initiative has been allotted $4500.
The school will use the allotted $3300 in funds towards self-regulation items and resources to help students strive for positive mental health. These tools allow students to focus on their needs, such as self-control, social skills, self-esteem, anxiety, etc.