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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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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“Ticket to Your Future” brings professionals and students face-to-face

The first annual “Ticket to Your Future” event for students in grades 9-12 and their parents filled the gymnasium at Mountainside Secondary on Wednesday, January 29th. In delivering his keynote address at the event, Larry Espe, BC Superintendent of Careers & Student Transitions, noted that “one million new jobs will be created in British Columbia [...]

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Reading Activity on Family Literacy Day

On Monday, January 27th, I was pleased to be a guest reader at two elementary schools as part of their literacy activities for Family Literacy Day. The year’s theme was “15 minutes of fun” with a focus on increasing literacy skills through fun activities. At Upper Lynn School I read to the Grades 1, 5 [...]

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ERASE Bullying Training

The goal of ERASE Bullying is to ensure that every child in British Columbia feels safe, accepted and respected regardless of their gender, race, culture, religion or sexual orientation. -          Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response North Vancouver School District hosted basic threat and risk assessment training using the ERASE Bullying strategy earlier [...]

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Fifteen minutes of fun: January 27, 2014 is Family Literacy Day in Canada

January 23, 2014 At any age, exercises in literacy and learning are vital to our quality of life, but may not always feel like fun. With a little inspiration, families can turn everyday learning opportunities into improved literacy skills, and have a good time in the process. While we understand the importance of literacy, it’s [...]

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In Memoriam: Tim Jones, North Shore Rescue

January 20, 2014 We are deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death this Sunday of Tim Jones, the long-time team leader of North Shore Rescue. In the short time since the tragic news was released, I know that Tim’s passing has been felt across our school district, our community and throughout the Province. Tim’s [...]

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Supporting the Transition: Grade 7 to 8 Information Night

January 20, 2014 The transition from Grade 7 to 8 is an important one. Having more information and support can only make it better. —Trustee Christie Sacré Congratulations to the organizers and student and staff representatives who made our 2nd annual Grade 7 to 8 Transition Information Night such a success. Approximately 1,000 parents and [...]

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