Calgary Board of Education

 
For Students

 

Diversity and Student for Change Council

The Diversity and Student for Change Council (DSC Council) Pamphlet (PDF)

2013 –2014: The Diversity and Student for Change Council is off to another exciting start this school year. Students were asked to submit an application form in order to become a member of the Council. Thirty-two grade 8 and 9 students are on Council. We will open up the Council to Grade 7s later. Lead students are meeting separately to prepare programs as well as coordinate activities for their group. Students have been divided into 5 student-led sub-committees. Thank you to the students who have taken on leadership roles.

Following are the sub-committees and their leaders:

  • Student Coordinators are Maleeha and Sakshi
  • Plan Canada Sponsorship of Alexa from Honduras led by Tayler and Sonia
  • Free the Children Water project in Haiti led by Raneen and Avneet
  • Anti-bullying Campaign led by Bandile and Nancy
  • Human Rights Group led by Aazib and Jenny

A number of activities will take place in the months to come and be advertised.

As always, teachers who work with the Diversity and Student for Change Council students feel inspired by their passion, their hard work and their commitment to peace and justice.

Mona Lutfy, Teacher-advisor

Criteria for awards presented at the June Awards at Bob Edwards School

Perfect Attendance

  • students in all grades are eligible
  • student has been punctual and present all the days of the school year
  • beginning date is the first day of the school year with the cutoff date being the last day of classes before exams
  • no lates for school (excused lates are not accepted)
  • certificates are presented

Honour Roll

  • students in all grades are eligible
  • student has been on the Honor Roll each of the 4 terms and has achieved an average of 80% on the final exams with no failures in exams
  • certificate and a small token gift are presented

Subject Excellence Awards

  • students in all grades are eligible
  • in academics, student demonstrates outstanding achievement in the subject area by achieving the top mark as calculated by using scores from all 4 terms and the final exam
  • in the complementary subjects, student demonstrates outstanding achievement in the subject by achieving the top mark as calculated by using the scores from all 4 terms. As final exams are not always given in these subjects, they may or may not be used in determining the final mark
  • student is a good citizen and demonstrates good participation
  • in the academic subjects, there are awards for English, Late Immersion and Continuing Immersion programs
  • usually 1 medallion per subject per grade is presented along with a letter of congratulations

Leadership

  • students in all grades are eligible
  • student attends leadership meetings consistently, volunteers for activities, displays a positive attitude and shows school spirit
  • students acts as role model throughout all areas of the school academically and as a citizen
  • students are nominated from amongst themselves for each grade level with the teacher sponsor(s) making the final decision
  • 1 medallion per grade level is presented along with a letter of congratulations

Alykhan Service Award

  • grade 9 students only are eligible
  • student is a good representative of Bob Edwards School who participates in school activities, is a good role model for others having a good attitude towards teachers, peers and the school
  • devotes personal time to helping others in the school and the community at large student’s name is engraved on the school plaque and student will also receive a smaller plaque to keep and a letter of congratulations

Citizenship

  • students in all grades are eligible
  • 1 student per grade is chosen
  • student is nominated by staff
  • student is cooperative, contributes positively to school life, shows initiative and concern for others, is helpful to staff, peers and others
  • student’s name is engraved on the school trophy and student will also receive a smaller plaque to keep and a letter of congratulations

Top Athlete (Female and Male)

  • students in all grades are eligible
  • 1 female and 1 male per grade are chosen
  • student must be part of several interscholastic school teams while maintaining passing grades in academic and complementary subjects
  • student is a positive role model and an excellent student in PE. This means that the student is always ready for class, participates, is helpful to others (peers and teachers) and has a positive attitude
  • student’s name is engraved on the school trophy and student will also receive a smaller plaque to keep and a letter of congratulations

Top Academic

  • students in all grades are eligible
  • student has the highest overall average for the year as calculated by using all 4 report cards, the final exams and all other course work
  • is awarded for the English and French programs
  • student’s name in engraved on the school trophy and student will receive a smaller trophy to keep and a letter of congratulations

Top All Around

  • students in all grades are eligible
  • is a top citizen, scholar and athlete and has made contributions in the complementary subject areas
  • contributes positively to all aspects of school life
  • student’s name is engraved on the school trophy and student will receive a smaller trophy to keep and a letter of congratulations

Download Criteria for Awards (PDF)