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Harold Hatcher School
River East Transcona School Division


Student Assessment

Harold Hatcher Elementary School has three formal reporting sessions based on a variety of assessment strategies. Grade 3 students write a provincial math and reading assessment during the first term. Formal reporting to parents occurs in November, March and June, and involves student-led conferences. Informal communication regarding student progress continues on a regular basis throughout the school year, through telephone conversations, the agenda planner in grades 2-5 and school meetings.

Safety & Security

Everyone in our school community is responsible for doing our part to live and work together in harmony. We must respect the strengths and weaknesses of others, communicate clearly and carry out responsibilities to the best of our abilities.

The teachers at Harold Hatcher Elementary School believe every student wishes to be a successful learner. In order to bring about this success, each teacher develops an appropriate learning climate according to his/her teaching practices.

Classroom routines and procedures will be taught to students to assist them in adapting to expectations. A school must provide a safe and comfortable environment for students to learn effectively. Consequently, actions may be taken as per school and/or school division policy to ensure such an environment.

School Plan

Our comprehensive school planning document, which includes expected outcomes, strategies and success indicators for 2007-08, was developed in collaboration with our school staff and community council. This document is available from our school. Below is a general overview of expected outcomes for 2008-09:

•  Assessment-  All students will show evidence of understanding through self-assessment using criteria.

• All students will continue to experience the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities.

•  The virtues taught each month and at Power Hour will relate to the (Aboriginal) 7 Teachings