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					                                                          Office of the Superintendent of Schools
                                                                                   Karl Germann

         Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools
         Serving the Regional Communities of Beaverlodge, Grande Prairie, Fairview, Sexsmith, & Spirit River
         9902 – 101 Street Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2P4                      Phone (780) 532 – 3013
         Toll Free (800) 661-2568                                          Fax   (780) 532 – 3430
         http://www.gpcsd.ca                                               Email cec@gpcsd.ca


                         Management Report                    September 2007

Chaplains
We have received a list of school chaplaincy assignments that were discussed at the St. Joe’s June pastoral
staff meeting. It is possible that there could be some small changes in the next few weeks.

Holy Cross                  Deacon Ray
St. Patrick                 Michelle B. and Deacon Ray
Kateri Mission              Fr. Albert
St. Gerard                  Fr. Frank and Fr. Claude
St. Joe’s High              Andrea G. and Fr. David
St. Clement                 Fr. Gary

Archdioce san Youth Coordinator
We have tentativel y scheduled a meeting with the Archbishop to discuss the possibilities.

Special Education Review
Schools are aware that all files must be in to the Director of Student Services by September 30, 2007. Our
files will then be sorted and sent up to Alberta Education: Special Programs Branch on October 15 th for a
review. We should hear about the outcomes shortly after Christmas.


DELF Training and DELF Exams (New)
French as a Second Language Teacher (Grades 9 and 12) and French Immersion French Language Arts
Teachers (Grades 5, 8, 10 and 12) are encouraged to take the one day teachers preparation training for the
French International Diplomas (DELF/DALF) now available to students in the Gra nde Prairie area. (This
session is not necessary if you already took the training last year.) Central office will cover your substitute
costs for the day and the cost of the training session.

Our board would like to see our French high school students for this semester be given the opportunity to
write the exams in November, if they so choose. Exam times are available in November as well as in April.
High school students will be asked to submit a $50 cheque which will be returned upon exam attendance.

Please distribute registration forms to your students and have them return them to you. Forms then need to
be sent to the French Centre by October 26 for the November exams.DELF practice books and audio CDs
are available at the Grande Prairie Public Library in the French teacher resource section. These can be
used for individual or group use.

eLuminate Report Card Roll Out
The new Grade 1 -6 Report Card provided by Edmonton Catholic is ready to roll out. Last year schools and
staff participated in an optional implementation of the report card. Man y encountered problems related to
the pilot program.

This year the Key Learner Outcomes have been updated and correlated to the General and Specific
Outcomes. We anticipate a smooth roll out. Sessions for staff are posted on the report card itself, a session
will be held in the Staff Development Room, and a video conference for new Teacher is also scheduled for
October 3, 2007.

Teachers’ Unfunded Liability
The government and the Alberta Teachers' Association recently established how the $25
million, announced in Budget 2007 for Teachers’ unfunded liability contributions, will be
distributed. The funding benefit will be provided for a four month period from September 1,


                 “We are a Catholic Faith Community dedicated to learning and                                  1
                      achieving high standards by supporting one another.”
                                                           Office of the Superintendent of Schools
                                                                                    Karl Germann
2007 to December 31, 2007 to reduce unfunded liability pension contributions by 3.1% for all Teachers and
other certificated staff who contribute to the Teachers’ Pension Plan where the Government of Alberta is the
employer-contributor. The Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board has recently been in communication
with school jurisdictions advising them to reduce accordingly, the Teachers’ pension payroll deductions for
these four months.

Caucus Receives Briefing from Assi stant Deputy Mini ster re: Grande Prairie Catholic’s
Achievements
I was asked and prepared a 150 word briefing for caucus to explain the good work our staff is doing to raise
satisfaction and overall achievement. This was provided to the Ministry on September 6, 2007. I highlighted
the determination, acceptance of assessment, PLCs and curriculum focus as some of our strategies.

St. Pat’s Receives Award from G. Weston Foundation
St. Pat’s school was recognized as one of the “Top 30” schools in the Province of Alberta by the G Weston
Foundation who have consistently and significantly raised the level of student achievement in the past five
years. Although the award is part of the Fraser Institute’s controversial ranking system, it is important to
recognize the school’s accomplishments.

School Community Team
Thank you to Caroline for taking on the Kateri Mission, St Gerard & St Mary's school team. As well, thanks
to Carmen Spak & Henri for taking on the St Pat's, St Clement, and Holy Cross team.

Recruitment
In the upcoming month we will select the various Universities and Colleges for 2008-09 recruitment.
Although we have attended places like U of Calgary we have more success from northern school Boards
and from eastern universities.

Payroll                                      July Payroll
Teachers                  1,204,607.77                   183 staff
Support             199,619.68                75 staff
Casuals              19,794.32                20 staff

Gross Payroll  1,424,021.67
Employees paid 278

                                             August Payroll
Teachers                  1,118,426.65                   214 staff
Support             268,098.97                67 staff
Casuals              18,444.75                16 staff

Gross Payroll  1,404,970.37
Employees paid 297

Human Resource s                    August 24 to September 21, 2007
The district welcomes the following new employees:
 Biblow, Angela                         St. Joseph Catholic High School                 Teachers
 Bouadi, Lynda                          Ecole St.Gerard Catholic School                 Support Staff
 Boven, Michael                         Kateri Mission Catholic School                  Teachers
 Brien, Cheryl L                        St. Joseph Catholic High School                 Support Staff
 Calkins, Coreen L                                                                      Substitute Teachers
 Charles, Anita                         St. Joseph Catholic High School                 Support Staff
 Coish, Erin J                          St. Mary'S Catholic School - Sx                 Teachers
 Cooke, Omarla                          St. Clement Catholic School                     Support Staff
 Corcoran, Julia L                      St. Mary'S Catholic School - Sx                 Teachers
 Cote, Yvette J                         Ecole St.Gerard Catholic School                 Support Staff
 Crocker, Diedre E                      St. Mary'S Catholic School - Sx                 Teachers
 Desrosiers, Tracy L                    Ecole St.Gerard Catholic School                 Teachers
 Donauer, Amanda L                      St. Joseph Catholic High School                 Teachers
 Farrell, Alannah                       St. Joseph Catholic High School                 Teachers


              “We are a Catholic Faith Community dedicated to learning and                                     2
                   achieving high standards by supporting one another.”
                                                        Office of the Superintendent of Schools
                                                                                 Karl Germann
 Fortin-Bennis, Jacqueline M             Ecole St.Gerard Catholic School      Teachers
 Gagnon, Isabelle G                      Ecole St.Gerard Catholic School      Support Staff
 Garland, Jennifer N                     Holy Cross Catholic School           Teachers
 Gelinas, Natasha                        Ecole St.Gerard Catholic School      Support Staff
 Giraudier, Crystal L                    St. Joseph Catholic High School      Teachers
 Grant, Matthew                          Holy Cross Catholic School           Teachers
 Hickey, Vivian M                        Ecole St.Gerard Catholic School      Teachers
 Hildingson, Kevin M                     St. Mary Catholic School - Bv        Teachers
 Hodge, Curtis                           Holy Cross Catholic School           Teachers
 Hogan, Sarah                            St. Mary'S Catholic School - Sx      Teachers
 Hong, Meiling Theresa                   Kateri Mission Catholic School       Teachers
 House, Dennis W                         Kateri Mission Catholic School       Teachers
 Hunter, Kendra J                                                             Substitute Teachers
 Kniel, Martin G                         St. Mary Catholic School - Bv        Support Staff
 Labonte, Louise                         Ecole St.Gerard Catholic School      Teachers
 Lapointe, Linda L                       Ecole St.Gerard Catholic School      Teachers
 Loveless, Charlene S                                                         Substitute Teachers
 Ma xsom, Nancy                          St. Patrick Catholic School          Teachers
 Mcleod, Joel                            St. Joseph Catholic High School      Teachers
 Millin, Robert                          St. Clement Catholic School          Teachers
 Morrison, Lexi A                        Ste. Marie Catholic School           Teachers
 Mulvaney, Jennifer                      St. Thomas More Catholic School      Teachers
 Peebles, Jodi L (                                                            Substitute Teachers
 Piette, Estelle                         Ecole St.Gerard Catholic School      Support Staff
 Prince, Sheila G                                                             Substitute Teachers
 Pucci, Geno                             Kateri Mission Catholic School       Support Staff
 Ritchie, Jamie L                                                             Casual Staff
 Ross, Amanda                            St. Thomas More Catholic School      Teachers
 Rowley, Ashley B                        Kateri Mission Catholic School       Teachers
 Roy, Corinne                            Ecole St.Gerard Catholic School      Support Staff
 Shular, Antoinette                      St. Joseph Catholic High School      Support Staff
 Trudel, Kristin M                       St. Mary Catholic School - Bv        Teachers
 Tshimanga, Constantin                   Ecole St.Gerard Catholic School      Teachers
 Velve, Marcelle M                       Maintenance Shop                     Support Staff
 Wagstaff, Marie                         St. Thomas More Catholic School      Teachers
 Walker, Melissa D                       Kateri Mission Catholic School       Teachers

Finances
Report for August, 2007 is unavailable at this time.




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                   achieving high standards by supporting one another.”

				
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