Lawrence Park Student Receives Chancellor’s Scholarship from Queen’s University

Amanda Kauffman, has been named a recipient of the Chancellor’s Scholarship from Queen’s University

We are pleased to announce that Blyth Academy Lawrence Park student, Amanda Kauffman, has been named a recipient of the Chancellor’s Scholarship from Queen’s University. Amanda is one of 50 students to receive the scholarship valued at $36,000 in celebration of the Chancellor’s Scholarship’s 50th anniversary. She was nominated by Blyth Academy Lawrence Park Principal, Luke Coles, and Head of Guidance, Michelle Pucknell, based on her academic success. Congratulations, Amanda!

Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Full-time, Night School and Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction. We have been heartened by the resilience of our community of students, teachers and families through these challenging times, and the spirit with which our community has pressed forward with coursework, office hours, extracurricular activities, guidance consultations and community initiatives. The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Going forward, we are staying agile in our responsiveness to developments with COVID-19, always with the health and safety of our community top of mind. We are conducting ongoing planning to confront scenarios as they develop, with an array of options combining virtual classrooms, distancing measures at the schools, and scheduling modifications; all combined with the innovative teaching practices our faculty are developing through collaborative exchanges within and between our campuses. We will have several phases of return to, and if necessary retreat from, the bricks and mortar classrooms at the ready. We will continue consultations with our community and provincial health and education authorities to determine best options as the COVID situation progresses on its non-linear path.

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