North Vancouver School District #44

Notes from the desk of John Lewis, Superintendent of Schools

North Vancouver School District #44

John Lewis

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44 Dresses at the Education Services Centre

On April 7th and 8th the top floor of the Education Services Centre was transformed into a boutique for the 1st annual 44 Dresses event. 44 Dresses is a private partnership between Elena Grant, owner of Sofiabella in Edgemont Village, and Lisa Upton, Principal of Norgate Community School. Borrowing the idea from the Cinderella Project [...]

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Queen Mary Elementary School Official Opening April 11, 2014

We were pleased to welcome Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Education, to the official opening of Queen Mary Elementary School on Friday, April 11, 2014. The school reopened its doors in January after a complete seismic upgrade and heritage restoration. Students and staff were relocated to Cloverley School during the reconstruction and are happy to [...]

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Partnership with NVSD

For 16 years the VSO has partnered with the North Vancouver School District to hold a showcase performance with our students at Centennial Theatre. This year’s concert was held on Wednesday, March 12th as part of our Class Acts: A Celebration of Education in North Vancouver School District. Honours Band and Honours Strings students rehearsed [...]

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Youth Voices on Reconciliation – March 6, 2014

On March 6, 2014 student and staff representatives from each of our secondary schools were invited to participate in an inter-District workshop on the topic of Reconciliation called Youth Voices. The workshop was hosted by the SFU Centre for Dialogue and involved open discussion about Aboriginal and Canadian history, peer learning circles, and an opportunity [...]

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Vancouver Coastal Health Partnership – Part 2

Vancouver Coastal Health Public Health Nurses are an important resource to school staff, students and families for various health issues. They are available to consult with school staff and families on such topics as: head lice, emergency medical management, nutrition, smoking cessation and healthy sexual development, and provide referrals to community agencies and supports as [...]

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Vancouver Coastal Health Partnership – Part 1

There are many ways that NVSD and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) support each other in addressing community health issues. Through sharing of information, resources and education, we work together to ensure we protect the health and well-being of students and staff. Throughout the year, and especially during cold and flu season, schools monitor student and [...]

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Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) Memorandum of Understanding

At the December 10th Public Board Meeting the motion to endorse a Memorandum of Understanding with Deakin University to formalize the relationship between our two educational institutions and to support continued cooperation in areas of mutual interest was moved and carried. For the past three years our School District has hosted pre-service teachers from Deakin [...]

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Windsor Dukes dominate in Girls Basketball and Gymnastics

On Saturday, March 1st the Windsor Dukes Juvenile Girls basketball team won the Provincial Championships with a 32-27 over KLO. Madison Legault was selected tournament MVP while Paige Lehto and Devon Wood were named tournament All-Stars. On their way to the provincial title they also won the Vancouver & District trophy. The last time the [...]

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Photo Contest for Youth – ends tonight!

Youth between the ages of 12 and 20 have the opportunity to participate in a photo contest that ends tonight at midnight. North Shore Restorative Justice invites youth to email photos that represent what makes you who you are, issues that are important to you, and photos that depict what life is like for youth [...]

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Sky is not the limit event at Centennial Theatre – April 4, 2014

On Friday, April 4th five lucky students from the District Student Leadership Council (DSLC) will meet Commander Chris Hadfield in person at the Sky is not the Limit event at Centennial Theatre. Tickets were generously donated to North Vancouver School District by the University of the Fraser Valley and Summit Negotiations Society, co-sponsors of the [...]

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