Colonel J. Fred Scott School is located in the northeast community of Whitehorn. Students move from Colonel J. Fred Scott School to Annie Gale School for Grades 7 to 9, which is adjacent to the school. Students graduate to Lester B. Pearson or James Fowler High Schools.
About the School
Colonel J. Fred Scott celebrated its 30th Anniversary on September 21st, 2007. An assembly and many celebratory activities were enjoyed by parents, students, staff and community members alike. Mr. Chris Davies, Colonel Scott’s grandson, was in attendance for the morning and spoke proudly of his grandfather’s accomplishments. Thanks to our terrific N.E Rotary Club, everyone in attendance took part in a great pancake breakfast to kick off the day.
We currently have 16 classes Grades 1-6 as well as one ½ day and one full day Kindergarten program. Colonel J. Fred Scott has an excellent library located in the core of the building, which operates on a computerized circulation system. The Library supports all aspects of the curriculum and provides students with books for recreational reading.
Colonel J. Fred Scott has Music, Technology, ESL Specialists as well as a full time Resource Teacher. The Music and Technology programs are taught at all grade levels, Kindergarten to Grade 6. These two programs provide an alternative means of expression and communication which instills a unique cultural environment and catapults our students to embrace 21st Century learning. Our ESL and Resource teacher work diligently with students in mainstream classrooms as well as in pull out model structures to best meet their individual needs. It is worth mentioning that our school is currently involved in an English as a Second Language Pilot Project which utilizes the Dyned Software program. Although only 20 students will be part of the research project, all students in the school will be able to benefit from acquiring both Basic Interpersonal Communication skills as well as Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency offered through this program. Moreover, our grade 6 classes are also involved in a research project using AlphaSmart Technology. Thirty students will be provided with AlphaSmart Neo writers which will be used to enhance their written language skills in all subject areas.
Colonel J. Fred Scott is fortunate to have a junior high sized gymnasium to support their daily physical education program which is taught by homeroom teachers. Kinderganten to grade 5 students are involved in 6 day swim program. This year the school will also be offering a 6 day Hip Hop residency program in January.
Colonel J. Fred Scott School staff, School Council and The Calgary Board of Education Evergreening project have been actively involved in the acquisition and upgrading of school technology. Over the last two years Colonel Scott was the recipient of a Community Initiatives Grant to supplement existing technology and software. Much of the grants, CBE funding and School Council funding were invest in acquisition of computers, Smart boards, a new Mac Server, LCD projectors and a wireless network. A fully functional computer laboratory allows for each student to have his or her own computer to work on. There are also computers in each classroom that students and teachers utilize for infusion in various subject areas. At CJFS technology is used to enhance student learning and to make connections to core curriculum. All students have their own secure account on the server and have internet access. A variety of educational software and websites are accessed to gain information, strengthen skills and learn in a variety of ways.
Colonel J. Fred Scott School works with a variety of community agencies and partnerships including; Jacket Racket, Boots for Kids, The Calgary City Police (It’s a Crime Not to Read Program), Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth, MOSAIC Centre (a service of Calgary Immigrant Aid Society), the Boys and Girls Club (Food and Nutrition at School program). These agencies support the work of our school and provide necessary services for many of our students and their families.
The fundraising body of the School Council is known as Parents for Progress which is a registered society for fundraising purposes that works collaboratively with the School Council. This dedicated group of parents generates funds through regular casinos for the purchase of technology, library resources, and special programs and to supplement the music program. Colonel J. Fred Scott has many resources due to this support which include an extensive library collection, guided reading and hands on materials. The School Council also provides financial support for Artists in Residencies, field trips and is currently in the last stages of acquiring a brand new playground for the Spring of 2008.
Parent volunteers are and integral part of our school community. They are involved in many aspects of school life such as helping in classrooms, going on field trips, preparing materials at home and assist with school-wide programs. Staff and students sincerely appreciate all our volunteers do to support teaching and learning.