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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Designs Series 2014 – focus on assessment

Once again the School District’s Designs Series drew a record number of participants.  This popular series continues to grow each year as a mainstay of the district’s professional development in-service.  We were delighted to see so many school teams and Family of School (FOS) teams interested in pursuing discussions around assessment from Curriculum Implementation Day. […]

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My Health, My Community Survey closes March 31, 2014

There are only a couple more weeks to take part in the My Health, My Community Survey – a joint initiative by Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health, and UBC’s Faculty of Medicine eHealth Strategy Office. The survey collects information about lifestyle, community involvement, and neighbourhood characteristics to see how they relate to health. Communities across […]

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VCH Partnership – WrapAround Services at Mountainside

In December I published a post about the new clinic space for youth health at Mountainside Secondary School made possible by the efforts of Vancouver Coastal Health and our commitment to provide ‘wraparound’ services within the Mountainside facility. Funding through the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation has made it possible for our youth to see a […]

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Civic Youth Awards 2014 – nominations open

Youth and supporters of youth in the City and District of North Vancouver are recognized annually for their outstanding achievements, notable efforts, and contributions they make to their community. Several of our students receive awards each year, thanks to those who nominate them. Whether they participate in school clubs, volunteer in their community, or have overcome […]

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Canadian Federation of Women – Part #3 – at Queen Mary School

Another school that has benefitted from the volunteer work of the Canadian Federation of Women is Queen Mary. As Queen Mary was in a transition from the Cloverley location to their recently re-built school, volunteers primarily assisted in the school library: packing, culling un-needed volumes, and categorizing books by language and culture. According to Queen […]

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Canadian Federation of University Women – Part #2 – Morning Activities Programs at Norgate

Over at Norgate they have set up a Morning Olympics and Library Club. Although Canadian Federation of Women volunteers won’t be at Norgate until after Spring Break, these activities programs are in full swing and are very well attended! Thank you to Fran Bourassa and Norgate Principal Lisa Upton for these details: 7:50am – They’re lined […]

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Canadian Federation of Women Partners with NVSD – Part #1 Lynnmour School

We are delighted to welcome representatives of the Canadian Foundation of University Women (CFUW) into our schools as volunteers as part of our School District’s support for the North Shore Congress Child and Family Friendly Community Charter. This initiative began as one group’s pledge to make positive connections with students and has turned into unique […]

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Speak Out Series – North Shore Restorative Justice

We are pleased to present another Speak Out Series for North Shore Youth hosted by North Shore Restorative Justice in recognition of Pink Shirt Day. This free event is taking place tonight (February 26, 2014) at Mountainside Secondary from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Discussion and group activities will focus on Identity and the underlying issues of […]

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Bullying Awareness Day – February 26, 2014

I am pleased to announce that February 26, 2014 has been proclaimed Bullying Awareness Day in the Province of British Columbia. Students will be participating in various activities such as Pink Shirt Day to promote Anti-Bullying in schools. The Ministry of Education ERASE (Expect Respect and a Safe Education) Bullying website is a great resource on […]

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RCMP Youth Intervention Unit Works with NVSD on Addressing Safety and Community Issues

North Vancouver School District is very fortunate to work closely with the North Vancouver RCMP in addressing safety and community issues that involve youth. Together we strive to maintain a learning environment where students can attend without fear or threat of unsafe conditions, violence or harassment (Policy 301: Student Safety). The RCMP not only enforce […]

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