Indigenous Education

Lethbridge School Division, through the Indigenous Education department, continues to assist Division schools to be responsive to the needs of Indigenous students. The program has taken a leadership role in southern Alberta in the development of "Best Practices" in urban Indigenous Education with its wide variety of programming and community partnerships within Lethbridge School Division schools with an increasingly culturally relevant education and learning atmosphere.

2020-2021 Indigenous Education Graduation

Indigenous Education Graduation

On June 22 & 23, 2021, the Indigenous Education Team from the Lethbridge School Division hosted a Drive Thru Graduation for Indigenous graduates. 

Students from Chinook High School, Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, Victoria Park High School and Winston Churchill High School attended the ceremony during scheduled times to celebrate their achievements.  

2020-21 GRADUATION HIGHLIGHTS

 

Indigenous Education Team

Indigenous Grad Coach - Victoria Park/LCI - Amelle WeaselFat

Indigenous Grad Coach - Winston Churchill - Juliet Toledo

Indigenous Grad Coach - Chinook - Janine Jackson

Elementary Teacher of Indigenous Education - Melanie Morrow

Middle School Teacher of Indigenous Education - Jenna Jewison

Nitsitapiisinii/Nature Education Co-ordinator - John Chief Calf

Associate Superintendent, Instructional Services - Morag Asquith

Executive Assistant, Instructional Services - Christina Peters

 

Upcoming events:

Orange Shirt Day

Lethbridge School Division will recognize Sept. 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: SEPT. 30

Reconciliation Lethbridge has also released the 2021 Reconciliation Week calendar of events. Learn more by visiting the City's website here: RECONCILIATION WEEK

Think Outside

What is Think Outside?

The Think Outside program is a collaboration between Lethbridge School Division and the Helen Schuler Nature Centre.
The creation of the program was inspired by conversations with a few middle school teachers in the spring of 2020. At the time, teachers identified they wanted support to provide more learning opportunities outside involving movement, while also meeting curricular demands.  
The Division’s middle school teacher of Indigenous Education, along with Jessica Deacon-Rogers at Helen Schuler, have teamed and co-planned to create lessons they will offer to teach throughout the year, hand in hand with their classroom teachers. 
This endeavour has been designed to enhance our middle school teacher's ability to access the outdoors while supporting core learning for their students. There are pressures from the pandemic for teachers and students, and the hope is going outside will help alleviate that. 

Think Outside - Oral Storytelling Lesson Plan