School Council


GMHS School Council Executiew 2021-2022

Chair: Kelli Ellingson

RVS Trustee: Fred Burley

Vice Chair: Darcy McCurdy

Secretary: Kristal Filipenko

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GMHS Vision: To foster a school culture celebrating the principles of lifelong learning, cultural diversity, and success through collaboration.

GMHS Mission: To help each child realize their full potential to become responsible, involved, effective and productive citizens. The mission/Philosophy of the council is: To enhance student learning by supporting the school in carrying out its vision and mission and to act as an advisory group to both the school administration and school board. (While also encouring and collaborative relationship between the School and parents)

Have you ever wondered what is happening at the School that your child attends? Well, School Council is where you can get your questions answered! It is wonderful opportunity to meet with other parents,Administration and School Trustees to find out what is happening in the education of your student(s). I encourage you to attend at least one meeting this school year.

Hello GMHS Community Members,

I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself to you, my name is Kelli Ellingson, your newly appointed Chair of our GMHS School Council. We had our first official school council meeting the other night. It was greatly attended in-person and via Zoom. I've got some incredibly big shoes to fill as our previous Chair, Tricia Pearson, has stepped down. We’d like to take this moment to say a big thank you for the number of years and volunteer hours she's put into our school council, this school, and our community. Thank you again from all of us and best of luck on your new endeavours.
We look forward to welcoming all parents, guardians and community members to our school council meetings. Whether you have a returning student or your student is new to GMHS, all parents/guardians can attend the school council meetings. Please know that there is NO commitment to attend a school council meeting and you will not be pressured into anything.

Attending our school council meetings is a great opportunity for parents/guardians to connect on topics of interest, and this is the best way to stay connected and educated about your child’s education, our school, administrative staff, teachers and our amazing community. If you can't attend the meetings, all the school council meeting minutes and agenda are posted to the school website under the School Council Tab along with all future meeting dates.

At our school council meetings, we are privileged to have our School Board Trustee, Melyssa Bowen, in attendance. Melyssa does an excellent job of updating us on information from RVS and Alberta Education. She will highlight the most current, updated and accurate information. She will also answer any pending questions or concerns you may have.
If you have not had the privilege to meet our new school principal, Scott Bloxham, he also attends all meetings. Our two vice principal’s take turns on attending each month. Scott will highlight all areas of importance, upcoming information for the school and our calendar events. Scott is always looking out for the best interests of everyone at GMHS and continues to support all areas involved.

Currently, our School Council Board has a vacant position for Vice Chair. If you are interested in this position, we welcome you. You can either attend the next meeting on October 19, 2021 or email me directly. We appreciate all interested parties as the School Council Board consists of volunteers, and we cannot do this alone.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. We look forward to seeing you at our next school council meeting October 19, 2021 at GMHS  in the Learning Commons at 6:30 pm.
**If you would like to be added to the school council distribution list to receive updates, agendas, meeting minutes or notices, please send me an email.
Due to Covid protocols, all attendees will require a mask to attend our in-person meetings.
Thank you again,
Kelli Ellingson, GMHS School Council Chair
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