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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Ridgeway School achieves GOLD

I am pleased to announce that Ridgeway Elementary School has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Canada GOLD for New Construction and Major Renovations (version 1.0). The Canada Green Building Council acknowledges 4 levels of certification: CERTIFIED, SILVER, GOLD, and PLATINUM and defines what constitutes a green building in design, construction, and operation […]

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Class Acts: A Celebration of Education in North Vancouver School District

While we have much to celebrate each and every day in our classrooms and schools, this past week has provided us with an opportunity to feature and celebrate the Class Acts that make North Vancouver an exceptional School District.  Some of the highlights of our Celebration week are provided below. 25 Year Employee Recognition Event: […]

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District Lockdown Drill Day – February 18th

Further to our parent communications on February 5th, the North Vancouver School District participated in a practice lockdown drill on February 18th as part of our first District Lockdown Drill Day. In consultation with the RCMP, Fire Department, North Shore Emergency Management Office, and Safe and Caring Schools, students and staff practiced District lockdown procedures […]

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The Problem with Discipline

I am pleased to announce the North Vancouver Parent Advisory Council’s event The Problem with Discipline, featuring Christopher Burt, on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00 pm at Argyle Secondary School. As part of NVPAC’s special speaker event series, The Problem with Discipline is free for parents and we encourage you to attend. Christopher Burt will […]

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Re-Designs: Transforming the Curriculum

As a follow-up to my post on February 10th announcing the Designs 2015 series, I wanted to acknowledge the Designs 2015 team who created Re-Designs: Transforming the Curriculum and co-constructed this year’s Curriculum Implementation Day on January 9th. The Designs 2015 team is comprised of Secondary and Elementary educators from each Family of Schools. Team […]

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Getting greener: organic waste disposal and schools

As you likely know, the Metro-Vancouver-wide effort to keep food scraps out of the landfill is now in full gear. All schools are expected to fully comply with Metro Vancouver’s organic waste disposal ban. To do this, we are preparing to roll out new, compartmentalized waste receptacles in all our schools later this spring. “Organics […]

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Bullying Awareness Day – February 25, 2015

The Province of British Columbia has proclaimed today as Bullying Awareness Day and many schools have shown their support with various Pink Shirt activities. The Erase Bullying website is an excellent resource for students, parents, and educators to understand the motivation behind bullying and the serious effects on its victims. We all have a responsibility […]

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Swanamia

In Memory of Diana Katherine Billy 1957-2015 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Diana Billy, Swanamia, on Monday, February 16, 2015 at Lions Gate Hospital.  Diana spent much of the last three decades working at the Bighouse in the Skw’une-was Program primarily as the Food Gathering Elder and leader of […]

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Beyond the Hurt Youth Training

On January 21st, Carson Graham teacher Shauna Glover and her Community and Initiatives 10 class transformed one of our most popular meeting spaces at the Education Services Centre into their classroom for the day. The view from the patio outside the Ocean View Room was not enough to distract these students from their Beyond the […]

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VCC Culinary Arts Program at Carson Graham Information Evening

Post provided by Monty Bell, Director of Instruction: On Thursday, February 5th over 70 North Shore parents and students attended the VCC Culinary Arts Program information evening at Carson Graham Secondary. Hosted by the school principal, Karim Hachlaf, and presented by Red Seal chef Scarlet Gaffney the participants learned how this dual credit program opens the culinary world […]

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