You can change the world!
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"We do not go where the path may lead.
We go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
CALENDARS - Elementary, Junior & Senior
This website is a work space and resource for teachers, staff, and student leaders.
Advanced Student Leadership (ASL) is an award winning and nationally recognized leadership development program.
ASL supports a diverse and wide range of teachers, staff, teams, interests, and leadership programs in the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB).
Leadership programs vary and they are unique to each SWLSB school campus. Advanced Student Leadership provides a link to enhance the progression of learning for each program by supporting the teacher and staff member.
ASL serves over 14 000 students in Quebec, Canada.
ASLeaders set out on a new trajectory that transforms the way that they think, act, and engage with the world around them.
Our goal is to offer opportunities that position students to be prepared for and successful in a complex life and work environment through the 21st century classroom. We work to transform classroom competency development, and foster creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills through experiential learning.
How do Advanced Student Leaders gain the skills to lead?
Students grow from being a spectator into a participant and transform into becoming a stakeholder.
Connect the Classroom
ASLeaders use skills and competencies learned in the classroom to SMARTE plan, enhance their communication skills by engaging in our bilingual community, incorporate technology, and enhance their understanding of course material through meaningful experiences.
Make learning, make sense.
Enhance Leadership Skills
ASLeaders are busy! Students work on teams that are aligned with their interests as they are learning how to plan, prepare, execute, and evaluate.
ASLeaders manage their time, resources, talents, weaknesses, develop situational awareness, emotional intelligence, identify and overcoming challenges, analyse, evaluate, and adjust to enable others and to generate success.
90% of a leader's work is dedicated to caring for people (the team), planning, preparing, and evaluating.
Authentic leaders serve their people. ASLeaders use their talents, intrests, and tools to make a positive difference in their world.
ASLeaders apply their knowledge, and leadership skills toward achieving positive and meaningful outcomes for things that they are passionate about. ASLeaders are active and engaged in our world.
10% of a leader's work is the action being produced. Initiatives, events and activities are the evidence of the work that has been completed
"There is not a student that goes through the ASL leadership program who does not come out changed for the better in some profound way.
I sincerely believe it makes the world a better place."
M. Favasoli, CD
PLAYGROUND LEADERSHIP ELEMENTARY CAMPS
Grades 5 & 6
A - accountability, attitude
C - character, communication, collaboration
T - teamwork
I - initiative
O - organization
N - navigation
Meet with national leaders.
Interact with history.
Meet with our provincial leaders.
Engage in our political sphere.
Explore our provincial capital.
Humanitarian and environmental stewardship.
ALBERTA ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Team building, challenging outdoor pursuits, and survival.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S INTERNATIONAL AWARD TRIPS
HUNTSMAN SCIENCE CENTRE
Environmental stewardship and STEM discovery.
Develop an understanding of different leadership styles.
Discover leadership and team skills for best practices in business.
Grow in communication and collaberation.
Build your leadership 'brand'.
Push yourself beyond what you thought you were capable of!
"ASLeadership is challenging as we require that young people take calculated risks,
work on authentic relationships,
explore beyond their comfort zones,
and develop a core value system that is true to themselves and honest with each other."
WOMEN IN 'IT'
Connecting with global leaders in STEM.
Caring for others.
Working to support veterans.
Leaders investing in the growth of the next generation.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Receive an award from a member of the royal family.
LEST WE FORGET LIGHT
Digital 3D modelling, 3D printing, coding, and community building.
MODEL THE WAY HONOURS
Annual recognition celebration.
"ASL opportunities position students to be successful in a complex life and work environment
through the 21st century classroom by facilitating
creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills through experiential learning."
ADVANCED STUDENT LEADERS IN MOTION
GRADE 5 TO GRADUATION
"Connecting classroom knowledge with meaningful real world experience."
Champion for Shoe Bank Canada
Terry Fox Elementary School's Leadership Club has collected over 300 pairs of shoes to help Shoe Bank Canada put shoes on Canadians in need.
The Leadership Club under the leadership of Ms. Sommer and Ms. Siokas have collected shoes that will be delivered to Shoe Bank Canada, a not-for-profit social enterprise committed to ensuring that no Canadian should want for a decent pair of shoes. The organization has distributed more than 40,000 pairs of shoes across Canada to date.
Special thanks to Fedex for sponsoring all of the shipping!!
Supporting Dans la Rue
Jules Verne Elementary's Student Council has been working to support youth in need through the Montreal charity Dans la Rue.
AGAPE in our Community
Many of our schools support the important work of AGAPE Inc. through annual food drives.
Huda went to investigate how AGAPE is helping those in need in Laval.
AGAPE means LOVE.
"ASLeaders set out on a new trajectory that transforms
the way that they think,
act and engage with the world around them."
PLAYGROUND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Hundreds of grade 5 and 6 students in elementary schools throughout the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board will receive playground leadership training this year.
Students learn how to take care of and lead younger students in games and healthy activity in the school yard.
At the 2018 MODEL THE WAY HONOURS celebration, 200 student leaders attending 7 different schools from grade 4 to grade 11 were honoured for their leadership and volunteerism at Cineplex Colossus.
We are grateful to our partners: Cineplex Colossus, Caisse Desjardins de Chomedey, our Member of the National Assembly, Mr. Guy Ouellette and from Montreal's Virgin Radio and the Kelly Alexander Show, Kelly Alexander.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO IN 2018-19?
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We can show you how...
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Use Your Voice
Student led committees.
Engage with councils.
Use technology to address real world problems.
Plan, prepare, plant and nurture gardens.
Enhance green practices.
Work with experts in their fields.
Learn from business, technology, athletic, artistic, and community leaders.
Sharing a passion for STEM
Learn how to 3D print.
Unlock the CODING doors.
Use and invent applications for emerging technologies.
Student Councils In Motion
Represent your peers.
Speak to issues.
Seek an understand of your world.
Plan, prepare, focus, and evaluate.
Collaborate, compromise, connect and celebrate.
Awareness and Action
Seek a common UNITY.
Use technology to share ideas.
Speak on the world stage.
Include and Inspire (RSEQ)
Learn, teach, and enhance the field of play, fair play, sportsmanship, team work, and explore and enhance the role of Captains.
School tournaments and student-athlete events.
Feed your passion - Find your purpose!
Explore your interests.
Pursue your passions.
Take responsibility for your world.
If you can dream it - we can help you to achieve it!
Earning the responsibility to lead (Captain's Training)
Development of the STUDENT-ATHLETE
What are you willing to give in order to make a better team?
What do you expect from yourself?
What do you expect from your teammates?
A natural expression of the leadership competency is engagement in entrepreneurship. ASL has been awarded grants for many different student created and led initiatives impacting the school community.
ASLeaders are acquiring the skills required of the next generation of successful community and business leaders.
Albert Einstein once said,
“The leader is one who,
out of the clutter, brings simplicity…
out of discord, harmony…
and out of difficulty, opportunity."
"The Advanced Student Leadership (ASL) program has been a part of me for the last number of years. The program has been a very important part of my personal and professional life.
As a Human Resources professional part of my responsibilities is interviewing candidates for vacant positions. At times, the need of the organization is to find eager, bright and talented young leaders that will learn, develop and grow. These candidates arise from their successful completion of post-secondary education and are generally graduates from the private-sector secondary school system.
The ASL program at Laval Senior Academy (LSA) directly competes with these private-sector schools and in many cases surpasses them. The life-skills that the ASL Alumni have gained provide them with an upper hand in the very competitive post-secondary education system.
In my private life, I have been a parent-volunteer to this program while my daughter attended LSA (Laval Liberty High School at that time) and even though my daughter graduated a few years ago, I remained part of the ASL family but now as a Consultant/Mentor. The life experiences that I have been exposed to though my association with the ASL is beyond words. To be able to be part of a family of so many great individuals with a common thread (developing our youth to become exceptional leaders) has been, and continues to be, an incredible feeling of accomplishment. I am forever grateful to the ASL family."
Human Resource Manager
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board Websites and Social Media