56. Mount Sentinel Revisioning Middle Years (Year 3 – from visioning & planning to action!)

District: No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) 

This project aims to ‘reinvent’ the school timetable and organizational structure for the benefit of the school’s youngest students – in supporting transitions, developing multidisciplinary and fostering student empowerment. Following two years of planning, research and community building, it now enters year one of a revitalized middle years program for grade 7 & 8 students: “We are now in it and learning a lot as we go.”

From the 2020 Rural Schools Symposium, here is an artifact from this project 

Gathering momentum – and participant/leaders – in 2021, the compelling Rural Schools Symposium presentation from this project (.pdf opens in new window) illuminates a great deal.