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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September 16 – 22nd is Reconciliation Week in British Columbia

September 16, 2013 Reconciliation Week begins today in British Columbia. With ceremonies, gatherings and acts of remembering, the week’s events recognize the thousands of Aboriginal children in our province who were taken from their families and sent to residential schools. In this day and age, it seems unthinkable that attempts to silence First Nations voices [...]

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ERASE Bullying

September 11, 2013   It’s been just over a year since the Province announced its ERASE Bullying initiative—one of the most comprehensive anti-bullying and threat assessment strategies in Canada. ERASE resources support students, teachers and parents in recognizing, reporting and addressing bullying in its many guises to create safer school communities. Following the Province’s announcement, [...]

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Welcome to our new International students!

With nearly 300 new students attending, the largest orientation ever for incoming international students was held on August 29 at Windsor Secondary School.  Students from 16 countries were welcomed,  bringing our total nationalities of new and returning international students to 28 countries………with more than 550 international students attending our schools. At the orientation the North [...]

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Welcome to 2013/14

September 3, 2013 A message from the Chair and the Superintendent Welcome to a new school year! We hope you made many good memories over the summer and are looking forward to the year ahead. Summer is an ideal time to complete many maintenance and facilities projects, as well as some major technology upgrades. This [...]

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A Biology Olympian

A Biology Olympian August 27, 2013 Earlier this year, I shared with you the news that Carson Graham IB Diploma student Kian Sani had been chosen as one of four Canadian students to compete in the  2013 International Biology Olympiad in Bern, Switzerland. The Canadians were one of 60 delegations to compete at the event [...]

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2012/13 End of Year Message

Looking back at 2012/13: a message from the Chair and the Superintendent Coming to the end of the 2012/13 creates an opportunity for us to look back and highlight a few of the many achievements we have realized over the course of the past school year.  It’s been a remarkable year in many ways in [...]

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Mountainside Secondary Celebrates 1st Graduating Class

The North Vancouver School District and Board of Education were delighted to host the first ever Graduation Ceremony for the 2013 Graduating Class of Mountainside Secondary School at the Education Services Centre on Lonsdale. Graduates of Mountainside were supported by family, friends and staff.  A total of 48 graduates were celebrated for their achievements and [...]

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Squamish Nation Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2013

I was honoured to be invited to the First Nations Graduation Ceremony hosted by the Squamish Nation Education Department on June 24 at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre.  I was pleased to provide some words on behalf of the Board of Education and my colleagues to families, invited guests and the graduates. The Graduating Class [...]

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2013 AFK Scholarship Winners

Each year, the Artists for Kids Scholarship Committee selects four recipients of a $1,000 AFK scholarship. These awards are named in honour of the Trust’s first four artist patrons. We are pleased to announce this year’s winners are: Ayumi Hirose, Carson Graham Secondary School – Robert Bateman: Future Teacher Award Rhianna Collett, Handsworth Secondary School – [...]

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Graduates and Scholars

This is the time of year when student success is recognized. Academics, service and citizenship and athletics are just some of the ways that student achievement is honoured both for teams and individuals. In the last weeks of the school year, I hear on a daily (sometimes hourly!) basis of a new success achieved by [...]

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