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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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  • Registration

    Registration

    S. Bruce Smith School is full in planned classes in Grade 7 to 9 in the Regular Program. We will now only accept resident students in Grades 7 to 9 who newly move into the school’s attendance area for the regular program. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.

     

    NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

    If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.

    CURRENT DIVISION STUDENTS PRE-ENROL

    Pre-enrol in SchoolZone 

    Get ready for the 2021-22 school year! Sign in to your parent SchoolZone account between March 8 and April 15 to select your child’s preferred school for next year.  

    Whether your child is staying at the same school or changing schools, all students need to pre-enrol. Knowing how many students to expect helps schools prepare to welcome them in September.

     

     

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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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SCHOOL NEWS

S. Bruce Smith is full in planned classes in Grades 7 to 9 in the Regular Program, Pre Advanced Placement, Strategies and Opportunity Programs.  We will now only accept resident students in Grades 7 to 9 who newly move into the school's attendance area for the regular program.  A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic.  Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.

If you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.

 

OPEN HOUSE

The SBS Virtual Open House will include a mix of content that parents can review at their leisure and some opportunities for live virtual interactions with SBS Staff. Our SBS Open House Site is now live. All live events will take place on the evening of Thursday, March 4th between 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Parents will have the opportunity to attend Google Meets for the Pre Advanced Placement Program, Strategies Program and Opportunity Program. You will also have the chance to meet the other members of our amazing team at SBS. We will provide reference information, including any pertinent links and processes, to all JP Catchment schools via email and also provide information on our school website. For our three feeder elementaries, we will also provide SchoolZone ready information and be in touch with your administration to discuss some virtual visits to help support your students and families with the registration process. 

Our Open House website is now live. Please click here to visit and come back Thursday, March 4th starting at 6:00pm for our live Google Meet and Greet.

 

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Principal's Message

 

Dear Parents and Students:

Well, as I sit down to write this it is about as beautiful a summer day as you can imagine, and I’m hoping that bodes well for what will be another truly unique year here at SBS and, really, world-wide. By the time you read this document you have already been bombarded with a lot of information about what the coming school year will be like, but my hope is that this document can provide you with a little more specific information and answer most, if not quite all, of your questions. 

Now, typically, one of the first things I do when I sit down to write this message is take a look at what I had to say last year and when I did I was somewhat surprised to see that a) I’d been fairly brief and b) despite the radically different circumstances under which we are starting this year, the essence of what I wrote is just as relevant today as it was a year ago. I focused on two words - Connect and Inspire - and I think those two words are equally important this year, as it will be more important than ever that we build meaningful connections and actively seek out opportunities for inspiration. There are two other words that keep running through my head and it is probably because I walk by this sign multiple times every day in our office:

Whether you are walking into SBS for the first time as a new student or you are about to start your third year with us, you are in the process of reconnecting with school after your whole school experience was turned upside down last year. That concept of strive - to make a great effort to achieve - has been a part of our school culture from the outset and in the past few years the word “kind” has increasingly become a regular part of our lexicon. SBS historians will note that our long standing motto has been Strive to Be Your Best and I’d like to suggest that Strive to be Kind is an important distillation of this concept. The essence of kindness is empathy: the ability to fully imagine the lived experience of others. There is no world where being your best you is not deeply infused with finding the best in others. We live in uncertain times, where the cracks in the foundations of some of our most cherished institutions have been laid bare to insistently demand repair. Our response to the global call for social justice and true societal equity, will be forever tied to our response to the pandemic, and while I can’t honestly say that we have everything figured out in this world where the changes and challenges are coming so quickly, I can honestly say that I am looking forward to reengaging with our scorpion spirit and working together to find a better way forward. 

I am excited about the year ahead and honored to serve you!

Brent McKeown

Principal