On behalf of the Herbert School staff, I want to sincerely welcome you to the 2014/2015 school year and to Herbert School. I hope everyone has had a restful and enjoyable summer with family and friends. My family and I had a terrific summer with much relaxation and rest at our family cabin at Loon Lake, SK and we are very eager to start the school year.
I am extremely honoured, humbled, and thrilled to serve the parents and students as the principal at Herbert School. I want to share some of my background to help you get to know me better. I was born in Macklin, SK and spent my early childhood years growing up on a farm south of Macklin. Later in my childhood I lived in Unity, SK, and Lloydminster, AB. I obtained my B Ed from the U of S in 1995 and I started teaching in a K-12 school in Meath Park, SK. My wife, Stacey, and I have spent the last 17 years teaching in Lloydminster where I served as a teacher, guidance counselor, vice-principal, and principal working with students in grades 7 to 12. My wife Stacey is also a teacher and she will be teaching at the SCCHS. We have two sons who will be going into grade 9 and grade 7 this year. Stacey, our sons, and I are very excited to join the Chinook School Division and our school families!
I want to sincerely thank everyone for such a warm welcome to the Herbert School and I am very excited to get to know the students and parents of our school community. I want to invite parents to stop by the school at any time for a coffee and visit. I really enjoy visiting with parents and my office is always open to meet and visit.
We have much to celebrate at Herbert School where we value the importance of respect, responsibility and pride in all that we do as a school family. I am very passionate about serving students, parents, and staff and working with everyone in our school family to create an exemplary school where we strive for excellence each day in meeting the needs of the whole child. I believe in working with all members in our school family to ensure we provide a very safe and secure, highly engaging, and very progressive learning environment for your children. Herbert School and the Chinook School Division have outstanding staff members and resources to serve your children and help them excel and ensure we achieve the Chinook’s School Division vision “Learning for All.”
In closing, I want to wish everyone in our school family a memorable and rewarding year. Together, as the Herbert School family we are going to have an outstanding year and I am very excited to begin our journey together on Sept. 2nd. Please be sure to take care of yourselves and each other in our journey together.
With Kindest Regards,
HERBERT SCHOOL PROS CARD DRAW 2014
Teachers will reward positive behaviors that are in alignment with the school’s vision statement. The positive behaviors, will reflect the values of respect, responsibility, and pride. Once students have been given a pros card, they are eligible to enter a monthly prize draw bin that is housed in the main office. Those student winners at the monthly draw will be rewarded with a prize, certificate, form letter home from the school administration, and with permission granted, will be in the monthly photograph that will be displayed at the office.
Calling all golfers . . . I am Mr. Murray, a new teacher to Herbert School. For those interested in joining the Golf Team, arrangements have been made with the Chinook Golf Course in Swift Current for 9 holes of golf on Thursday evenings, and 18 holes of golf on Saturdays. The cost is $8 and $12 respectively – included is a free bucket-of-balls for the driving range. Depending on availability, there is also the possibility of lessons with the Club Pro on Saturdays. For those golfers interested, a minimum of four players would prove ideal; however, the school may have a single representative. The first tournament is scheduled for Monday, September 15th at the Chinook Golf Course. More details will be made available once school reconvenes.
Nut-Free School: Like most schools, Herbert School strives to be nut-free because some of our students have severe nut allergies. For their safety, we ask that students and staff bring no nuts or foods containing nuts to school, including snacks that will be eaten on the bus. Please take this into consideration when planning lunches for your children.