Students


The 6th Annual SPEAK OUT SASKATOON youth forum will be held on Friday, April, 12 2013. Contact your Saskatoon high school administration for more information. Additional event details will be posted closer to the date.


SPEAK OUT SASKATOON! 2012












On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Graeme Bell of the Saskatchewan Roughriders kicked off Speak Out Saskatoon with a key note address to 100 student participants.    His message mirrored a well known quote from Mahatma Gandhi as he urged, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”.  Afterward students were given the opportunity to learn from one another and find innovative solutions to their concerns through group breakout sessions. 

Following the sessions, students presented comments and conclusions to a panel of civic leaders consisting of Mayor Don Atchison, Chief Clive Weighill, Superintendent Barry MacDougall of the Saskatoon Public School Board and Superintendent John McAuliffe of the Greater Saskatoon and Area Catholic School Board.



Each Saskatoon high school was asked to select a diverse group of up to eight students ranging from grade 9 to grade 12.  Students representing the collective group will be selected to present a summary to the Board of Police Commissioners at an upcoming meeting along with each school Board.



Some of the topics addressed were smoking and substance abuse, school curriculum, bullying and discrimination, adequate and affordable housing, civic policy, City growth/development, pot holes and traffic control.    

  


SPEAK OUT SASKATOON! 2011

 
‘Speak Out Saskatoon!’ was held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at E.D. Feehan Catholic High School located at 411 Avenue M North.
 
‘Speak Out Saskatoon!’ is the fifth of its kind providing a forum for high school students across Saskatoon to meet and discuss issues faced by youth emphasizing the topic of safety within their community.
 
 
The event commenced with a key note address from motivational speaker, Gregg Cochlan, on the topic of ‘World Peace Really!’ Afterward students were given the opportunity to learn from one another and find innovative solutions to their concerns through group breakout sessions. Following the sessions, students presented their comments and conclusions to a panel of Provincial and Civic leaders consisting of Justice Minister Don Morgan, Mayor Don Atchison, Chief Clive Weighill, Superintendent John Dewar of the Saskatoon Public School Board and Superintendent John McAuliffe of the Greater Saskatoon and Area Catholic School Board.
 
 
Each Saskatoon high school was asked to select a diverse group of up to eight students ranging from grade 9 to grade 12 for a total of up to 120 students taking part. Students representing the collective group will be selected to present a summary to the Board of Police Commissioners at an upcoming meeting along with each school Board.
 
Topics addressed were smoking and substance abuse, school curriculum, homophobia, bullying and discrimination, adequate and affordable housing, snow removal, beverages available on school property, inner city development and the Youth Criminal Justice Act. As a result, the Mayor announced that he is creating a Student Advisory Council to ensure that the issues/problems students are facing today are heard by Civic leaders. This initiative will take place in 2012.
 
Speak Out Saskatoon! is a Student Crime Stoppers event in partnership with the Saskatoon Public School Board and Greater Saskatoon and Area Catholic School Board. The forum is advertised each year within Saskatoon high schools. Information on the next ‘Speak Out Saskatoon!’ will be available in the 2011-2012 school year.
 
In addition, Saskatoon Student Crime Stoppers host evening seminars throughout the year on relevant youth topics. For more information contact the Saskatoon Crime Stoppers office at 975-8413; email crimestoppers@police.saskatoon.sk.ca , contact Assistant Principal Roy Sondershausen at E.D. Feehan Catholic High School or Assistant Principal Cody Hanke of Bedford Road Collegiate. 

How Crime Stoppers Works

  1. When crime is committed in your school or neighborhood.
  2. You know who was responsible or somebody who might know who was responsible.
  3. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leave a tip online at www.saskatooncrimestoppers.com or text “TIP210 with your msg” to “CRIMES” at 274637.
  4. Your information will be taken in confidence.  You won’t be asked your name and you won’t have to go to court.  We guarantee your anonymity.
  5. You will be given a tip number.  Keep this number secret to ensure confidentiality..
  6. After three weeks call 1-800-222-8477 during the day referring to your secret tip number and get an update as to the progress of your tip.
  7. If your tip leads to an arrest you will be eligible for a cash reward.
Tips for Student Security
  1. Avoid bringing large amounts of money, expensive accessories or outerwear to school.
  2. Keep locker combinations confidential – do not share this information.
  3. Keep lockers closed and locked at all times unless present, especially during breaks or physical education classes.
  4. Lock and secure your bike  
  5. If articles are left in vehicles, ensure they are out of sight.
  6. Mark personal belongings for identification.
  7. Report all acts of theft, vandalism, violence, alcohol or drug abuse in and around the school to school administration.

 


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