I am thrilled to welcome everyone back to the 2017/2018 school year. It is awesome to see all of our students again and to welcome all the new grade 7 students and parents to our school family. At Crowther, we pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere for adolescent students that is centered on quality learning first but also in providing rich experiences in extra-curricular opportunities, an array of sports and activities, and many school-wide team building events.  We have begun the school year with much excitement and anticipation. The energy in our hallways and classrooms is exciting and hopeful. The student body this year seems to be such an exuberant mix of confident, caring and invested students who make the most of every day. We feel really fortunate to do what we do as educators and feel pretty honored to lead this group of youth into the future. We are also very proud of our Mission at Crowther and seek to truly live by its virtue: At Crowther we are….United in our Diversity, Passionate about our Learning and Confident in our Future. You will notice within our school the many signs and visuals of UPC throughout our hallways and rooms as a reminder of our purpose. We truly value the students in our building and want to do all that we can to make their experience for the three years they are with us exceptional. When our grade 9’s leave our school, we want them to “Make the world a better place” through their actions, and abilities as a dynamic influential  force. We would not be the school we are with out an exceptional faculty. We are very proud of our staff at Crowther and are incredibly lucky to have the very best educators and support staff leading, inspiring, and learning with students every single day. With over 600 students and 50 plus staff, we are a dynamic, energetic learning organization excited about the 2017-2018 school year. Please join us in this journey of learning together for the sake of our students. I look forward to working with the broader school community as we navigate the days ahead. As always, your feedback is welcome and encouraged,

Until next time….all the best