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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International Aboriginal Day Celebrations

Thank you to Brad Baker for providing this post: Queen Mary, Norgate and Westview hosted the first ever combined schools Aboriginal Day Celebrations on Thursday, June 12th. The event took place at the new Queen Mary Elementary School with over 800 people in attendance which included students, staff, community members and elders. The day opened with […]

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Results from 2014 Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair

North Vancouver is a community that places a high value on history and heritage. Every year, students from our schools demonstrate their historical knowledge, research and presentation skills at the Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair. Their topics range from local family history to defining world events and their resulting projects often earn special recognition […]

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Concours d’art oratoire 2014

The Canadian Parents for French Concours d’art oratoire (French public speaking competition) is a long-standing tradition in our school district.  On April 14th and 15th 2014, 37 Early French Immersion (EFI), Late French Immersion (LFI), Francophone and FSL students from across North Vancouver participated in the North Vancouver School District Concours d’art oratoire final.  Over […]

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Soaring Career Conference – Indspire

I would like to thank Brad Baker for coordinating the Indspire Youth Career Conference Soaring on May 13th. Twenty-eight students plus staff from Argyle, Sutherland, Carson Graham, and Eslha7an secondary schools attended and were excellent representatives of the North Vancouver School District. Students showed great leadership during the workshops and participated with enthusiasm in the Q&A […]

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Foods that Fit Workshop

North Vancouver School District Parent Advisory Council in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health hosted the annual Foods that Fit workshop at the Education Services Centre on May 7th. The workshop was open to lunch coordinators and parents from schools on the North Shore. Over 80 guests came to sample foods from 16 different vendors. After […]

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Primary Days of Music 2014

I wish to thank Margaret Inglis, Bruce Sled, and Yolande Martinello for organizing this year’s Primary Days of Music (May 5 – 9). This NVSD-wide event featured 70 performances by K – 3 students playing musical instruments, singing and dancing. Over 2300 students from 17 different elementary schools performed throughout the week for each other. […]

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CNV Civic Youth Awards

I am pleased to acknowledge the recipients of the City of North Vancouver Civic Youth Awards for 2014. The CNV Civic Youth Awards program recognizes youth ages 10-24 who have made noteworthy contributions to the community. Every year the City of North Vancouver celebrates students and supporters of youth during Youth Week and we are […]

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Brooksbank Elementary ‘Do Good’ Team captures DNV Outstanding Youth Team Award

One of the inspiring stories to come out of this year’s District of North Vancouver Civic Youth Awards Ceremony (see previous post) was the DNV Outstanding Youth Team Award. The 2014 award was presented to the Brooksbank Elementary School Do Good committee led by teacher Vicky Milner and nominated by their Principal, Arlene Martin. Just as […]

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DNV Civic Youth Awards

Two of the events I enjoy attending every year as part of BC Youth Week (May 1-7) are the District of North Vancouver and City of North Vancouver Youth Awards Ceremonies. We are pleased that several of our students, staff, and community partners are formally recognized for personal accomplishments, community service, or supporting youth, and […]

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Big One at One – May 9, 2014

Emergency Preparedness Week is May 4-10th. Throughout the week, national, provincial and territorial agencies promote awareness to help Canadians become better prepared to face a range of emergencies.  Today (May 9th) is the Big One at One earthquake drill and we encourage everyone to drop, cover and hold on at 1:15pm. This will be our 7th […]

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