Student physical and mental wellness has a strong connection to student achievement and engagement. As such, the Lloydminster Public School Division (LPSD) has entered into a partnership with Founder and Co-Director of the Resiliency Research Centre at Dalhousie University Dr. Michael Ungar in order to gain understanding and insight into resiliency for our students.
The LPSD Board of Education has committed to student and staff wellness for the 2016-17 school year by making it a local priority. Through this priority, LPSD is looking to develop more resilient students by building opportunities for connection and sense of belonging in the school community, ensure students are connected to extra-curricular clubs and school teams that provide physical activity opportunities, and ensure students have healthy food options at school.
The term resiliency most commonly refers to a person’s ability to overcome adversity and continue his or her normal development. LPSD has done a lot of work around resiliency through its schools by providing students with the school environments necessary to build resiliency. Our staff continues to work with students to ensure they feel a strong connection and engagement with their school and community, and are also providing healthier menu choices at school.
Countless successes have been seen at each school since the Division began this work. To showcase some of those successes, the Lloydminster Public School Division has launched a series of videos, which can be found below:
Wellness Matters at #MyLPSD
Wellness at Avery Outreach School
Wellness at Winston Churchill School
Wellness at E.S. Laird Middle School
Wellness at Jack Kemp Community School
Wellness at Bishop Lloyd Middle School
Wellness at Queen Elizabeth School