On The TRAIL
BLUEWATER DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
lana_duncan@ WELCOME BACK!!!
Welcome back! We look forward to MR. C’s World – TRAIL West:
WEST: meeting and working with TRAIL
BRN, LUC, SUL, HHE, MLD, TAR,
students and their teachers this
KHC, PAI, TEE, KIN, RIP, WAL, HEP,
Ken Cormack year. We trust you had interesting
HIL, HUS, PSD, PTE, SAU, NOP,
experiences this summer and are
ken_cormack charged for another year of
@bwdsb.on.ca learning. SECONDARY: BPD, PSD, SGH,
CHH, KNH, WAH
There is a change of staff at TRAIL
this year. Ms. Duncan is replacing MS. D’s World – TRAIL East:
Mrs. Gilmore, who has left to
HOL, BCC, MAC, OSP, HPE, EGR,
pursue new challenges. Ms. Duncan
DNV, NOR, HAN, SPR, ALX, BAY,
is very excited to be on the TRAIL!
BVC, MEA, SVE, SYD, HIL, DER,
Mr. Cormack will be servicing DUF, KEP
students in the West area of
SECONDARY: GBS, WHS, OSV,
schools, while Ms. Duncan will be
Individual GHS, JDS
servicing the East area of schools.
Welcome Back! 1
We will be visiting students in Gr. 5 • 3 day Residential @ OIEES
to 8 throughout the year on
• 1 half day ‘iDay’ : topic TBA
VISTA 2 rotation of schools within each
area. • access to VISTA
Dorm Parents 2
• 4 school visits on the theme SECONDARY:
TRAIL WEBSITE 2
We look forward to supporting the
Websites to explore 2
• 1 Symposium Day Secondary Robotics Challenge Day
Problem to solve 2 and will be working with the
• 3 day Residential TBA
secondary organizing committee
• 1 half day ‘iDay’: TBA again this year.
• access to VISTA Have a peek at the TRAIL Website
for Out of Board Enrichment
opportunities for secondary
• 4 school visits on the theme students.
• 1 Symposium Day
VISTA is continuing for elementary interactions with TRAIL peers.
TRAIL students this year. It utilizes
The focus is on demonstrating
BEAM, the BWDSB email system.
critical and creative thinking as you
First Class software is helpful but
work on challenges and projects.
not essential for access and is
Dorm Parents available at no cost. It can be Vista represents the ideal of TRAIL
downloaded from the TRAIL website to look beyond your present
Parents are needed or for dial-up internet users, a CD horizons and reach new heights as
as Dorm Parents for can be acquired from your TRAIL you travel your life journey.
both the boys' and teacher.
Information and permission forms
girls' "dorms" during There will be challenges, are available on the TRAIL website
residential discussions and opportunities for if you have not received yours.
as a Dorm Parent is a
wonderful opportunity CTCS TEACHERS
to view the program
and your child's The CTCS materials, an assessment WE HAVE RESOURCES FOR YOUR
interaction within the for Grade 4 students, will be USE! Please contact us for a list of
program. Interested delivered by your TRAIL teacher to resources we have to loan to assist
parents are invited to schools in September. The LAST with programming for your students.
contact their TRAIL date for return of these materials is
Teacher. October 22, 2010. Please take Students and their parents greatly
note of your friendly courier dates appreciate the efforts of classroom
to plan your efforts. Thanks to teachers in modifying the student's
everyone for their collective efforts workload when they are participating
in TRAIL Programs !!!
to administer these student
Thanks Teachers !!!!!
We’re on the Web!
See us at:
www.trail.bwdsb One of the ways we stay connected There are links to resources for
.on.ca with parents, students and staff is parents, students and staff. If you
through our website. Last year saw find a helpful resource, please let
some significant revisions to the know so that we can share with the
look of the website. Some TRAIL community. Also, visit the
reorganization of the site will occur site for galleries of student photos
this year. and projects.
Websites to explore:
Do you get intrigued and excited about science? Become an active scientist – really!
Check out www.scienceforcitizens.net for some very cool science that you can be
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a) 428 b) 236 c) 177 d) 800 e) 935