Mrs. R. Marans, Head Teacher

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Welcome Message


I'm so happy to be welcoming everyone back for the 2019-2020 year in the Alternative Program! Along with continuing to build and develop the program that we established last year, we have lots of new and exciting things happening for year two. 

I'm pleased to welcome Ms.Chan, Mr. Hendrickse, Ms. Honsberger, Mrs. Lem, Ms. O'Halloran and Ms.Yung to AP. We look forward to the perspectives and energy they will bring to our community. In the interests of developing the whole child and preparing students to perform their best, we will be introducing Daily Mindfulness for students into our schedule, as well as providing the opportunity for students to participate in our New Luncher lunch program, which will deliver fresh and healthy lunches for our students. See the link on the DSC main page for details. Our program has grown this year and we will have new Extra-Curricular offerings to give students the chance to develop skills and interests. ECAs will be posted in the first week of school. 

In addition to these exciting changes and additions, AP will continue to focus on encouraging students to develop their interests and passions through Genius Hour. Teachers will guide them through the Design Process and exploring problem solving and new technologies during S.T.E.A.M.  Finally, students will focus on community building, teamwork, kindness, leadership, and responsibility through our House Program. 

Please see the Student Calendar and keep your email address up to date with us, so we can keep you informed of what's happening as we launch in this new school year. I hope you're all as eager as I know all of the staff of AP are to get started and see what this year has in store for the AP Program! 

Mrs. R. Marans
Head Teacher
Alternative Program


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  • September 2019