Welcome to Avery Outreach School
“Providing students with safe, positive, diverse learning opportunities”
Avery Outreach School offers an alternate education centre for students in grades 10-12. Avery Outreach School is comprised of three high school classrooms that can physically accommodate up to 18 students at a time. Each classroom has a full-time teacher and a full-time educational assistant to support student learning. Counseling support is also available.
Avery Outreach School offers correspondence based programming where students work independently on one academic course at a time. Option courses such as Art, Food Studies, and P.E. are also offered to students attending full-time. Programming is based on the individual needs of the student and success is dependent on the effort of the student.
Welcome back to school!
Q & A with Lloyd Public's New School Resource Officer, Kyla Siddell
The Lloydminster Public School Division has a new School Resource Officer (SRO) for the 2019-2020 school year. Constable Kyla Siddell of the Lloydminster RCMP is joining our team in a position created last year in partnership with the City of Lloydminster, Lloydminster RCMP, Lloydminster Catholic School Division, and Lloydminster Region Health Foundation.
Tell me a little bit about yourself?
I’ve been an RCMP officer here in Lloydminster for three years. This is my first posting with the RCMP and I’ve been doing general duty the whole time. I have been wanting to work with kids and I’ve done a few volunteer presentations with Constable Michael Hagel, which has opened my eyes to wanting to do this position. I’m really looking forward to having this opportunity.
What is your goal as the new SRO?
My goal is to really connect with the kids. A lot of kids have an opinion about police officers or perception about us already. My goal is to show them how approachable police officers are and that I am a safe person they can go to if they need help.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Spruce Grove, Alberta in an RCMP family and stayed there all my life until I move to the Caribbean for two years.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be an RCMP officer mainly because my father was one and I saw the impact he had on the community. My father was able to have a positive outreach with the community because he also did an SRO position.
Do you actually like donuts? If so what kind?
Who doesn’t like donuts? The main reason that became a thing is because the coffee shops were the only place open 24 hours a day. My favourite kind, I know this is boring, is the old fashioned plain. It’s a classic and you can’t go wrong with that.
Who was your favourite teacher? Why?
From preschool to Grade 3, I was in a Christian school in Spruce Grove. Then from Grade 4 and beyond I was homeschooled so if I don’t say my mom I think I would get in trouble.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I would love to travel to Asia and that’s because of the scuba diving there. It is supposedly spectacular. Also, Australia would be amazing because they have the Great Barrier Reef.
What’s the best piece of advice you have received?
If you have a dream go for it. If you have a dream job that you want to do, no matter how difficult it is, you got to push yourself to do it. It’s hard sometimes and you have to go through a lot of tribulation, but it’s good in the end and you’ll be happy.
Describe yourself in three words?
Integral, outgoing and adventurous.
Tim Hortons or Starbucks?
Can I say McDonald’s? I like McDonald’s coffee better because it’s the old Tim Horton’s supplier.
If you could speak another language what would it be?
Spanish because I already know a little bit of it.
What are you most looking forward to in your new role?
I’m looking forward to the new challenges that a different role will present me with because there’s a lot of learning behind this. I also love teaching and that’s something I am looking forward to, as well as working with students.
If you have any questions for Cst. Kyla, please email her at email@example.com.
Avery students receive gold and silver medals at the Regional Skills Competition
Pictured (l to r): Austin Loetkeman (gold), Dante Beaucage (silver), Mr. Gratton, Marty Dueck, and Keigan McKay.
We celebrated Mr. Gratton’s Electrical students who did a fantastic job representing our school at the Regional Skills Competition in Vermilion this past Friday! Congratulations to Dante Beaucage on earning a silver medal in Electrical Installations and to Austin Loetkeman on earning a gold medal in Electrical Installations! Best of luck to Austin who advances to the Provincial Skills Canada Competition May 8th & 9th in Edmonton!
Avery Outreach School Act of Kindness
One afternoon in class, two of Avery Outreach School's finest, Autumn Krasnesky and Amber McDonald, began a discussion of how they would like to give back to their community by performing an Act of Kindness. They decided they would like to prepare a four-course meal for the Lloydminster Men's Shelter. To help make their idea a realization, they applied and were approved for a "Kindness Wins" grant from Beyond Borders Circle of Change.
Autumn and Amber then recruited a handful of their peers and they spent Monday morning in the school kitchen preparing the meal. The afternoon delivery was paired with a tour of the shelter which was an informative and eye-opening experience for all involved.
The day we have been waiting for has finally arrived! Construction is complete, and we are excited to be able to use all our new space!
Kids Help Phone
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Making the Grade: The Border City's Public Schools
Friends of the Performing Arts is happy to be offering guitar lessons at Avery Outreach! If you're interested see Mr. Gratton.
Another tool available for anonymously reporting bullying
Click here for more information http://avery.lpsd.ca/download/28724
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Funded Students Age Limits
The following table highlights the age criteria that Saskatchewan and Alberta use to determine whether or not a student is eligible to be funded:
|Province||Age Criteria||Effective Date|
|Saskatchewan||Less than 22||September 30|
|Alberta||Less than 20||September 1|
Any student who does not meet these criteria would need to pay tuition to enroll with LPSD.
Project #averykindnessrocks is underway again! Special thanks to Beyond Borders Circle of Change and Cloverdale paint for graciously donating supplies for our project!
Table Mountain Ski and Snowboard Trip 2018
Christmas Meal 2016
Thanks to Dee, Melissa, and our Food Studies classes for another fantastic meal!
Table Mountain Ski Trip
The staff of Avery Outreach School would like to thank Crew Energy for their outstanding donation of this meeting table and chairs. The students use this table on a daily basis for classroom work and for Art class. As a staff, we are now able to meet without putting tables together for our staff meeting and SCC meetings.
Back to school fun!
Pink Day #pinkshirtday
We encourage everyone to openly express that “Kindness is one size fits all”. We all have the capacity to spread kindness and that is the underlying philosophy behind our anti-bullying movement: a movement we hope lives year round beyond Pink Shirt Day. After all, kindness never goes out of style.