Located in Stony Plain, Forest Green School serves students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Our school enjoys a warm family-centered atmosphere that is well-supported by an active school council and community volunteers.
Stony Plain Area
Caring, sharing and learning together.
Unique Features of Our School
Our small size allows for personalized relationships for students with most school staff members.
We focus on creating a sense of belonging for all students through our annual Identity Fair, classroom buddies and numerous noon hour clubs including the recycling club, craft club and others offered by parents and community members.
We are a strong community where every student is welcome and belongs.
We focus on student health and wellness through the work of our Health Champion, Student Wellness Action Team activities, running clubs, classroom fruit bowls, Nutrition Nook, Rainbow Connection, brain breaks and more.
Our teachers place an emphasis on student literacy through Daily 5 and balanced literacy programming in all grades. Using a Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), Forest Green students' reading skills are assessed multiple times each year with the Fountas and Pinnell benchmark system.
We have recently been focusing on providing students with more experiential learning opportunities by developing science bins with hands-on activities for every unit in the K-6 curricula, and planting tower gardens each year. We are excited to have delved into makerspace programming and are looking forward to expanding learning activities for our students.
We have strong supports for students’ social and emotional development through the roles of our First Nations Support Worker and Support and Mentor Coordinator by offering targeted supports such as student mentoring, Rainbows, Zones of Regulation and Friendship Club. Our sensory room provides a calming place in the school for students to self-regulate. As well, we are beginning to implement mindfulness activities into classrooms to provide students with experiences and strategies to control their regulation and deal with anxiety and difficult emotions.
We run an emergency food program for students in need, in partnership with the Healing Seed, a local Stony Plain charitable community group.
Fine arts is also an area of focus, with a strong music program taught by a music specialist who offers extracurricular choir and handbells clubs. The school offers an array of cultural and artistic performances each year, including a week-long artist in residency experience for the entire school. Our students participate annually in the PSD Choral and Visual Arts celebrations.
We use technology to learn when it is the best tool for the learning task. All of our students have access to technology and in our Grade 4 to 6 classrooms we have a 1:1 device to student ratio. Technology is a tool that empowers personalized learning opportunities, collaboration, creativity and opportunities for students to show what they know in different ways.
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