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Welcometothe2013-2014SuperintendentsAnnualReport...HowdoIcaptureandsharetheamazingthingshappeninginourschoolseverydayThisreportbuildsontheposivefeedbackwereceivedaboutpreviousversionsoftheSuperintendentsAnnualreport.Itoersasnapshotofsomeoftheamazingworkbeingdoneinourschoolseveryday.Glimpsesintoourclassroomsareprovidedbyonlinevideos.Thesearedesignedtobeinsightsintohowourstudentsarelearningeachday.Theyaresamplesofhighqualityinstrucondedicatedstaandhard-workingstudents.Anditsnotjustschoolsthatwearehighlighnginthisreport.EveryHRSBstamemberplaysaroleinhelpingstudentslearnandschoolsimprove.BesuretocheckouttheRecognionpagewherewecelebratesomestamembersfortheirdedicaontosupporngschoolsandstudents.Thestafeaturedinthisseconofthereportarejustasampleoftheoutstandingemployeeswhoworkthroughoutoursystem.HowareourstudentsdoingThereareseveralplacesinourreportthathighlightourprogressintermsofstudentachievement.Wehaveincludedourprovincialandboardassessmentresults.Forsomeoftheassessmentsweareabletoprovideatwoyearcomparisonandincludedhowourresultscompareacrosstheprovince.Thesegraphstellonepieceoftheintricatestoryofthelearninginourschools.Wetaketheresultsexaminewherewecanimproveandmoveforward.Dataishelpfulandcomesfromavarietyofsourcesincludingtheseassessments.SchoolsalsoprovideupdatestotheircommunieswiththeirannualreportswhichwillbecomingoutonNovember1st2014.MovingforwardIn2013ourGoverningBoarddevelopedafour-yearstrategicplan.ThisblueprintisthefoundaonofourAnnualBusinessPlanandtogetherthesetwodocumentsguideourworkonadailybasiswhilesengthecourseforourfuturefocus.ThroughouttheannualreportyouwillseereferencesandlinkstoboththestrategicplanandtheAnnualBusinessPlan.IencourageyoutoreviewthesedocumentsformoredetailedinformaonabouttheHalifaxRegionalSchoolBoard.InmyrstyearasSuperintendentIhaveseenthededicaonandcommitmentofourstastudentsandcommunity.Iamproudtobeworkingwithsuchtremendousindividualsprovidingahighqualityeducaontoeverystudenteveryday.Thankyouforexploringthe2013-2014SuperintendentsAnnualReport.ElwinLeRouxSuperintendent