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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Concours d’art oratoire 2015

On Monday April 13, 2015 the Canadian Parents for French BC & Yukon Branch and the North Vancouver School District 44 hosted the annual district finals for the French public speaking competition, Concours d’art oratoire 2015. Students in grades 6 through 12, from across the school district, came to the Education Services Centre and delivered the […]

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BC Youth Week – May 1 to May 7

This week youth across the province are celebrated and recognized for the contributions they make in their communities. Events in North Vancouver included pizza lunch, swimming, and CityFest on May 2nd, which was very well-attended. Students in our district benefited from the generosity of the Youth Week sponsors and I would like to thank the […]

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Queen Mary awarded Heritage Project Achievement Award by CNV

Capital Projects Manager Mark Thomson and Principal Bill Reid accepted the Heritage Project Achievement Award for Queen Mary Elementary School, at the City of North Vancouver’s Council Meeting on February 16th. Awarded by the CNV Heritage Advisory Commission, North Vancouver School District was recognized for its outstanding restoration and reconstruction of Queen Mary which completed […]

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NS News Readers Choice Awards 2015 – Artists for Kids

Post provided by Yolande Martinello: It’s a privilege to be recognized by the community as their choice for Educational Programs for Kids. We work hard to make exceptional art experiences available to students throughout the community. Programming includes after school, weekends in the gallery, spring and summer day camps and our Paradise Valley Summer School […]

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Child & Youth Mental Health Day – May 7

Today is Child and Youth Mental Health Day, led by the Institute of Families in cooperation with partners across the country. It is a day of national awareness and appreciation for the struggles our youth and their families must face when coping with mental health.  Removing the stigma associated with mental health is a key […]

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Emergency Preparedness Week is May 3 – 9, 2015

This week is National Emergency Preparedness Week and schools are reviewing emergency procedures and preparing to Drop, Cover, and Hold On for the Big One at One Earthquake Drill on May 8th. Bernadette Woit, of the North Shore Emergency Management Office is working with schools to assist with our emergency drills and preparedness education. Last […]

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District Dance Festival

This year’s District Dance Festival took place on April 9th at Centennial Theatre. Thirty-one intermediate and secondary school groups performed a variety of dances, such as jazz, hip hop and musical theatre. Lots of work is happening leading up to the festival…music selection, choreograpahy, and practicing – big thanks to the teachers for their hard work, encouragement, and […]

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Field Hockey Academy Parent Meeting

On March 30th the Field Hockey Academy Information Meeting was held at Sutherland Secondary School for students and parents interested in learning more about our newest academy opportunity. The Field Hockey Academy at Sutherland Secondary School in partnership with Field Hockey BC was approved at the February 17th Public Board Meeting. The academy is open […]

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Foods that Fit

It was another successful Foods that Fit workshop for lunch coordinators and interested parents at the Education Services Centre on April 15th. The afternoon began with food sampling from local hot lunch vendors followed by presentations and discussions about healthy food choices, food safety, and waste reduction. VCH Public Health Dietitian Helen Yeung facilitated the […]

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Early Learning Dessert and Dialogue – Supporting Social Emotional Learning

Post provided by Joanne Robertson: The North Vancouver School District was pleased to host the annual Early Learning Dessert and Dialogue session on April 8, 2015. Over 85 participants, including School District teachers and support staff, members of our affiliation of Early Learning Foundations (ELF) preschool and childcare providers, and early learning partners from the […]

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