North Vancouver School District #44

Notes from the desk of John Lewis, Superintendent of Schools

North Vancouver School District #44

Archives for January, 2012

Canyon Heights – a celebrated Action School

Success Story Canyon Heights Web

  Canyon Heights has created a school culture enriched by healthy living in which school spirit runs high. By taking advantage of the services offered by Action Schools! BC and the many organizations that support school health in the province, Canyon Heights Elementary is excelling at integrating healthy living into the fabric of their school [...]

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Windsor Hockey Academy Gives Back

Windsor Hockey Academy

Windsor Hockey Academy students Give Back The Windsor Hockey Skills Academy looked beyond their own needs and decided to contribute to the less fortunate families here on the North Shore.    Prior to Christmas, each of the 75 players brought a non-perishable food item to the foyer of Canlan Ice Sports in North Vancouver before heading [...]

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Environment an Eagle-Eye View – continued

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Nature is complex but it may be more complex than we can even understand Along the Cheakamus River where Outdoor School is located, the numbers of birds during the eagle count have been as high as 800.  This year’s count was one tenth of that – 81.  We know that Bald Eagles, a type of fish [...]

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An eagle-eye view of the environment

Eagle Count – courtesy of Art Smith On Sunday, January 8 a number of North Vancouver School District staff once again participated in the annual Brackendale Eagle count. This is an annual volunteer event, held on the first Sunday of each new year and this year was the 26th anniversary. On deck this year representing [...]

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I’m Just Wild About Winter

On Wednesday January 11th over 40 grade 1 and 2 teachers from across the school district attended an after school workshop facilitated by the School District’s Early Literacy Facilitator Gretchen Tolfo.    The workshop focused on extending winter term explorations in the early primary grades through engaging picture books and associated literacy activities.  Teachers in attendance were [...]

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Education Minister visits North Vancouver

It was a pleasure to welcome Education Minister George Abbott back to North Vancouver on Monday, January 9th for the Queen Mary Elementary groundbreaking ceremony. Underway since September, the seismic upgrade and heritage reconstruction of Queen Mary represents a $20 million capital project to the school district and our community. Thanks to core funding from The [...]

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Award for the North Shore Credit Union Environmental Learning Centre

In December we received the news that McFarland Marceau Architects Inc. is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the 2011 Canadian Architect Awards for the design of the North Shore Credit Union Environmental Learning Centre currently under construction at Brackendale, near Squamish, BC. Canadian Architect’s annual awards are given for architectural design excellence. [...]

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New Year’s Message from the Board Chair

I’m pleased to share with you this New Year’s message on behalf of the North Vancouver Board of Education. As Chair Stratton notes, we have much to look forward to as a School District in 2012. Welcome to the New Year! January 3, 2012 Welcome to the New Year: A message from the Chair On behalf [...]

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