Our School

Grades Taught

Grades 7-12

Principal

Mrs. Melissa Humby

Administration

Principal:  Mrs. Melissa Humby
Vice Principal:  Mr. Adam Stewart
Vice Principal: Mr. Aaron Weimer

Introduction

Pigeon Lake Regional School currently serves 300 students in Grades 7 - 12. Most of the school's students are drawn from a vast attendance area that includes the hamlet of Falun, the lake community around Pigeon Lake, the MaMeO Beach First Nations' reservation and the Hobbema reservation. The school receives Grade 7 students from the Falun, Lakedell and Pipestone Schools.

Motto

"Excellence in Education"

Mission

At PLRS, we are committed to all students graduating with the academic skills and personal attributes necessary to become confident, responsible citizens.  We will inspire our students to become lifelong learners and prepare them for postsecondary success.

Philosophy

At PLRS, our policies, programs, and practices will promote our mission statement. We envision a school where:

  • All students and staff have a passion for learning
  • All staff are dedicated to our mission statement
  • Diversity is respected and celebrated in a safe, caring, and inclusive environment
  • Students develop the characteristics of an active and responsible citizen
  • Students will receive timely and effective interventions from staff in their area of expertise
  • Students are here every day, with the desire to learn
  • Students seek timely and effective assistance from staff

Beliefs

In order to achieve the shared vision of our school, we must commit a model where…

  • Staff will strive to establish candid, open and ongoing lines of communication with colleagues and other professionals, and incorporate information gained into their planning
  • Staff will analyze and evaluate school policies and procedures ensuring our actions are in line with our Mission
  • Staff will learn from and support each other in order to improve the learning environment for all
  • Staff will model the attitudes and behavior of a lifelong learner and active citizen
  • Staff will take the time to celebrate strengths and successes
  • Teachers will use effective, data driven, instructional methods within the classroom to improve student learning, supported by common assessments
  • We define “academic” as acquisition of all skills, attributes, knowledge, attitudes, cross curricular competencies and curriculum that encompasses every course that our students take.

Education Plan

School Goals/ SMART Goals

  • Decrease the indigenous gap within our school
  • By the end of the 2017-18 school year, the literacy achievement gap will be less than 15% and the numeracy achievement gap will be 20%
  • Increase the academic results within out courses
  • At the end of every 2017-18 course, in comparison with past academic results, there will be a 5% increase in academic success in all subject areas.
  • Increase accountability and responsibility in all students
  • By the end of 2017-18 school year, 90% of school population will be accountable and responsible

Programs and Services

The school offers all of the core academic programs, along with a huge variety of options and extracurricular programs. Among some of the more popular options are a high school sports performance class, a junior high tundra sports class, cosmetology, design studies, wildlife, photography, videography and music. These are in addition to great technology classes, foods, fashions, and industrial arts classes. Extracurricular programs include a full range of team and individual sports as well as an active drama club. In addition, the school offers a number of special needs programs and a storefront site for students who do not perform well in the traditional classroom setting.