August 2018 - Message from the Superintendent


Dear SHSD Families,


Welcome to our new families and welcome back to everyone else!  I hope that you have enjoyed a wonderful summer filled with adventures, big and small. We will very soon return to school routines, schedules, backpacks and lunches. Although many try to hold onto summer and avoid this transition for as long as possible, once it is made it usually feels great to return to the structure of a community of learners.


Southwest Horizon School Division’s vision is Learning Today for Tomorrow’s Opportunities.  SHSD is committed to learning and enriching our communities with inclusive, outstanding educational choices but we cannot fulfill this commitment without your partnership and support. It is our moral, ethical and practical duty to prepare every child to succeed in our society.  Communities across Manitoba, whether large or small will only be as successful as our future citizens.


Jamie Vollmer, businessman, attorney and author of Schools Can’t Do It Alone states, “Every aspect of your quality of life is directly related to the quality of our schools!” The SHSD staff who work with your children recognize this tremendous responsibility.  We also recognize that we do not yet have a perfect system but are committed to developing high quality schools in each of our communities.


We believe we have much to celebrate, are proud of our student and staff accomplishments and look forward to working with you, the people who know your children best. I encourage you to visit your child’s classroom, ask questions, provide feedback, and communicate as often as you wish with your child’s teachers and administrators. Our partnership is vital to your child’s and our schools’ success.  We are in this together!




Carolyn Cory