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  • School Profile

    School Profile

    S. Bruce Smith School was named after Sidney Bruce Smith who was an Edmonton lawyer and judge.  He served as a trustee on the Edmonton Public School Board from 1937 to 1941, and as district solicitor from 1945 - 1955.  For over half a century, Mr. Smith and his family lived in the west end of the city, near the area where S. Bruce Smith School is now located.

    S. Bruce Smith School was established in 1991 and is a well equipped, spacious and friendly facility which provides a full junior high program.

    S. Bruce Smith School prides itself on being on the cutting edge of technology with our wireless network, Chromebooks, G-Suite and SMART boards.

    Vision

    Transforming the learners of today into the leaders of tomorrow. Mission Statement We inspire student success through high quality learning opportunities, supported by meaningfully engaged students, parents, staff, and community.

    Motto

    Strive To Be Your Best

    School Philosophy

    At S. Bruce Smith, we believe that all students can succeed and that their success can be realized by:

    • providing engaging learning experiences and high quality instruction
    • working together with students, staff,  parents, and community
    • programming to meet the needs of all students towards becoming self-directed, motivated learners of the 21st century
    • holding high expectations for work ethic, behaviour, and respectfulness
    • guiding students to make responsible choices within a caring, and supporting environment

     

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  • Athletics

    Athletics

    Athletic teams will be offered based on student interest and the availablilty of teacher coaches.

    Athletic programs include:  Badminton (Jr. & Sr), Basketball (Jr. & Sr.), Curling, Cross Country Run Club, Dance Team, Flag Football, Golf,  Rugby, Soccer outdoor and indoor, Slow Pitch, Volleyball (Jr. & Sr.), Wrestling.

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs and Activities will be offered based on student interest and the availablity of teacher sponsers.

    S. Bruce Smith Clubs include:  Art Club, Chess Club, Choir Club, Fitness Room, Geography Challenge, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Heritiage Fair, Jazz/Rock Club, Library Club, Math Contest, Sign Crew, Ski Trip Club, Speaking and Debating Club, S.T.R.I.V.E., Yearbook Club. 

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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

Well, as I sit down to write this it is another overcast rainy day at the end of a summer chock-full of such days. Ironically, that’s probably making it a bit easier to get back to work as we approach the beginning of another school year. I’ve written lots of “principal messages” over the years and typically I look back at what I’d written the previous year to see if there is anything that is still relevant, and of course, it is, invariably, all still relevant. What I noticed, however, was that there was one word that was missing from my previous missives and that word was “inspiration.”

Now, that may seem like a strange word to use as a preface to a document that provides you with most of the nuts and bolts of how things work at S. Bruce Smith, but, ultimately, I think it is the essence of what we are all doing here. All of this stuff is really just a framework to help every member of our school community engage in daily acts of creation. Does that seem like a big ask? Perhaps, but I’d like to break it down to two things that will make a difference for us all his year:

  1. Connect- I’ve been in the education game for a lot of years - pretty much my entire life - and if there is a cheat code to this game it is found in the connections we make. It is a long-held maxim that at a time when everything from their shoe size to their brain chemistry is in a state of upheaval kids need to connect to a stable adult, but more than that they need a stable full of stable adults. My hope is that throughout this year every student in this building will establish meaningful connections not only with our staff, but with their peers. We know that everything of value will grow from the relationships we nourish.

  2. Inspire - There is that word again. It’s a word that literally means “breathe life into” and I’m going to challenge us all - students, staff and families - to think about ways that we continually reimagine our shared SBS space. We need this school to be a space that continually inspires both big ideas and small acts of kindness.

It is going to be an exciting year with a number of exciting changes on the horizon. We are honoured to serve you and excited about the inspiration you will all bring to our hallowed halls.

Brent McKeown

Principal