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Carson Graham's unscripted squad gets room to improv at nationals

April 19, 2017
​By Jeremy Shepherd, North Shore News Carson Graham’s timid improv team manage to come out of their shells at a recent rehearsal. Photo by Paul McGrath, North Shore News

“Intuitive improvisation is the secret of genius.” – Christopher Walken as the bad guy in A View to a Kill
The...

Learning this summer

April 18, 2017
​ The North Vancouver School District offers two ways to learn this summer: in person or online. Registration opens May 1, 2017 . To find out more, visit the websites listed below or attend the Parent Information Meeting on Monday, May 8th at 7pm at the Education Services Centre (2121 Lonsdale Ave) ....

Power outage today

April 06, 2017
​ Dear North Vancouver School District Community,
At roughly 11:30 a.m. this morning (Thursday, April 6, 2017), the BC Hydro Capilano substation experienced a failure and the following schools lost power: Braemar, Canyon Heights, Carson Graham, Cleveland, Handsworth, Highlands, Larson, Montroyal, Mountainside and Westview. The Education Services Centre also lost...

Seismically upgraded and refreshed Windsor Secondary now complete

March 31, 2017

Students, teachers and staff at Windsor Secondary returned from spring break to a seismically safe and updated school, thanks to an almost $5-million upgrade under the Province’s Seismic Mitigation Program.  
Jane Thornthwaite, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour, visited the school today on behalf of Education Minister Mike Bernier to...

Welcome back from spring break

March 27, 2017
​ March 27, 2017

Dear Students, Staff and Parents/Guardians:
Subject: Welcome back from spring break I hope the entire North Vancouver School District community enjoyed a relaxing spring break. Taking the time to unwind and to spend valuable moments with family and friends are both important aspects of...

Hot dogs provide for valuable learning

March 27, 2017
​The lunch bell rings. Instantly, hordes of students and staff begin lining-up in the Sutherland Secondary School Cafeteria. Wafting inside through open doors from the outside patio is the hunger inducing smell of sautéed onions and barbecued hotdogs. "They swarm in like bees," explains Daniel, assistant manager of hotdog day.  Hotdog...

Carson Graham student, Lyric Atchison, wins Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport

March 22, 2017
The 2016 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport were presented on March 21, 2017 to 12 outstanding Aboriginal youth athletes from British Columbia. Carson Graham Secondary student and Squamish Nation member Lyric Atchison was one of the 12 recipients. The awards were presented by Gordon Hogg, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Sport,...

Province provides funding for trades training equipment

March 22, 2017
​ Skilled trades students in the North Vancouver and West Vancouver School Districts will benefit from a three-year, $15-million investment by the B.C. government to support youth trades programs with the purchase of new trades training equipment. School District 44 (North Vancouver) is receiving $195,886 over the next three years to...

Update - MyEd password reset

March 17, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians, This message is an update to the incident that occurred to the student information system of the North Vancouver School District (NVSD).   All passwords to parent access to the student information system, MyEd, were reset accidentally on Thursday March 9. The cause was human error and...

Handsworth team tops eco project comp

March 15, 2017
​By Rosalind Duane, North Shore News   Handsworth secondary students Aryanna Safari, Justine Cook, Lucia Plunkett, and Marissa Gour (not pictured) are Team EcoBomb, which recently won Best Business Overall at the Enactus Business Competition held at Capilano University recently.
Team EcoBomb from Handsworth secondary recently took home top spot in a...

North Shore well represented at youth physics competition

March 15, 2017
​By Ben Bengtson, North Shore News  
  Photos of the  Argyle, Carson Graham and Handsworth teams A good many young Einstein’s walk among us here on the North Shore. Several secondary schools from North and West Vancouver competed in last Saturday’s 39th annual UBC Physics Olympics, an event that featured more...

Lynn Valley Elementary wins HUB Bike Award

March 14, 2017
​Lynn Valley Elementary School recently won Best Elementary School at the 4th annual HUB Bike Awards. The school won the award, which is in the 'Bike Friendly School Awards' category, for recruiting the most kids to participate in Bike to School Week last year. The annual bike awards celebrate businesses and individuals that are making biking...

Yolande Martinello - Finalist, YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

March 14, 2017
​Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. Yolande Martinello, Director of Artists for Kids and North Vancouver School District Principal of Fine Arts, is a finalist in the Arts, Culture & Design category. A long-time...

Windsor Secondary Student Heads North for the Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus

March 08, 2017
This March, Linnea Goh, a grade 10 Ecole Windsor Secondary School French Immersion student, will join with 25 youth leaders from Southern Canada as they travel to Iqaluit, NU to represent their communities at the Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus organized by Global Vision. This mission takes place just three weeks after...

Embracing the new curriculum

March 08, 2017
​The sun shines through chilled windows into a small workspace at Mountainside Secondary School, illuminating a group of three teachers on a frigid Monday morning in February. "We're trying to design the tasks so that the carrot is dangling far enough away that it stretches students' minds, but not too far...

SFU offers new graduate diploma, "Indigenous Education: Education for Reconciliation"

March 08, 2017
​ By Diane Luckow British Columbia’s education curriculum is undergoing significant change. One of its challenges is a requirement for teachers to infuse Indigenous knowledge and practices into all curriculum subjects. To support teachers in this endeavour, SFU’s Faculty of Education is introducing Indigenous Education: Education for Reconciliation, a unique, two-year, part-time, Graduate Diploma in...

Long rise ends in golden moment for Seycove Seyhawks

March 08, 2017
​By: Andy Prest, North Shore News
  Sage Stobbart soars to the hoop for the Seycove Seyhawks senior girls team. Stobbart was named tournament MVP and top defensive player as the Seyhawks won the provincial AA championship Saturday at Langley Events Centre, the first B.C. title in team history. Photo by: Paul McGrath,...

Teachers get a lesson in welding

March 01, 2017
​ In the parking lot at Sutherland Secondary School sits what looks like a regular tractor trailer. On the inside of the trailer, however, sparks are flying, metal is melting and teachers are learning. The trailer is actually a welder teaching trailer operated by the Canadian Welding Association Foundation​. Secondary school...

Pipers fly high at international cheerleading competition

February 28, 2017
​By:  Andy Prest, North Shore News​
  Members of the Argyle Pipers senior cheerleading team celebrate their showing as the top Canadian team in the non-tumbling division at the 2017 World School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Fla. Photo by: Jessica Coe For the  Argyle secondary senior cheerleading team, the secret is...

Honouring salmon, thanking students

February 16, 2017
​ Raising his hands in appreciation, Dallas Gus, a Squamish Nation member, speaks to a captive audience of kindergarten and grade one students at Carisbooke Elementary School. "When I raise my hands like this, I'm saying I see you and I acknowledge you," he tells the children. "It's really important work...

Highlands students inspired to continue changing the world

February 16, 2017
​ Martin Paul and  Shelby Dorfman, Leadership Facilitators and Motivational Speakers with WE Schools, speak to students at Highlands Elementary ​
Anyone can change the world – particularly young people. This message was one of the key takeaways grades four to seven students at Highlands Elementary School were recently inspired by...

WINTER WEATHER PROCEDURES 2016/17

February 05, 2017
​ Announcements of District-wide Closures and/or Delayed Openings of Schools
As winter weather approaches, we want to remind parents/guardians, students, and staff of the North Vancouver School District's winter weather procedures and announcements.
All schools in the North Vancouver School District will remain OPEN, if at all possible during...

Celebrating Canada’s 150th by giving back

January 31, 2017
​ James Lynn and  Sierra Roberts , grade 12 students at Seycove Secondary, have been selected to take part in the  RBC Royal Bank program #  Make 150 Count
Two students at Seycove Secondary School will be celebrating their final year of high school and Canada's 150 th birthday by giving...

Whole lotta shakin’ at Montroyal

January 31, 2017
​   By Jeremy Shepherd, North Shore News The tectonic plates didn’t shift, but some of Montroyal elementary’s most daring students still got to experience an earthquake with an 8.0 magnitude in the Cottage Quake simulator.
“I needed to shock people into awareness,” explained Carol Sartor, Montroyal Parent Advisory Council chairwoman.
...

StrongStart Centres build community connections and ready children for school

January 31, 2017
​ A frozen puddle is now cracked and shattered, surrounded by various materials and tools. Toddler babble and giggles echo up from the ground, through the surrounding forest. There is much to learn from a frozen puddle; so, on a chilly Wednesday morning in January, the StrongStart class at Eastview Elementary...

Have your say on report cards

January 30, 2017
​ T he Ministry of Education is looking for input from parents to guide the development of the reporting approach for students in kindergarten to Grade 9 so parents have a better understanding of their child’s progress. The Engagement Process This 2016/2017 school year, the Ministry of Education is gathering input from parents;...

AFK offering free art assistant training for secondary students

January 26, 2017
​   Who: High School students with a strong interest in  a rt and working with children aged 5-12  (limited to 14 participants). What: Four 1.5 hour workshops that will develop  the skills to qualify participants as AFK art  assistants and day camp assistant/counsellors.  Prepares students for working with  elementary youngsters...

What Does Community Look Like? – On Canvas!

January 25, 2017
​ This is the question that secondary school students throughout North Vancouver were recently asked by the RCMP Youth Intervention Unit (YIU). While working in their respective schools, the youth officers along with the support of School District 44 created a “Community Canvas” project. The officers provided the canvases, paint, and...

District Academies Now Open for Registration

January 22, 2017
​ Our highly specialized academies enhance the curriculum for students by providing learning environments that concentrate on a focal skill set. Students work towards graduation while accelerating their knowledge and development in an area of interest that can form a foundation for future lifestyles and careers. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now...

Seycove's Teresa Ross the only female coach in seniors boys basketball

January 16, 2017
​By Andy Prest, North Shore News
  Seycove’s Teresa Ross leads her troops during a recent win over Whistler secondary in Howe Sound AA league play. Ross is believed to be the only female coach at the helm of a senior boys basketball team in British Columbia. Photo by: ​Paul McGrath, North Shore...

Winter performances a Montroyal tradition

January 03, 2017
​By Eric MacKenzie, North Shore News
Photo by Mike Wakefield, North Shore News

A long-running tradition for the Montroyal elementary community carried on this past week with its annual winter concert put on by primary-grade pupils.    Led by Grade 4 students, this year’s adaptation of The Nutcracker featured matinee...

Carson IB applications now accepted (deadline Feb 10, 2017)

January 03, 2017
​Current Grade 10 students are invited to apply to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, a North Vancouver School District Enhanced Program option, offered at Carson Graham Secondary School.   WHAT IS THE IB?   The IB Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year, university preparatory curriculum that leads to a qualification that...

Welcome back!

January 03, 2017

Dear North Vancouver School District community:
  Subject: New Year’s greetings from the Chair and Superintendent

            It’s hard to believe 2017 is already here! This school year has been an exciting one thus far, as teachers and support staff engage...

Windsor senior choir wins honors in national competition

December 30, 2016
​By  Anna Dimoff, North Shore News ​ Windsor secondary’s senior chamber choir have earned themselves a place in the national spotlight, finishing in the top 10 in the high school category of CBC’s Music Class Challenge.
The results rolled in at around 3 a.m. on Dec. 9 and choir director Adam...

Grade 9 students to learn about mental health

December 28, 2016
​By Jane Seyd, North S​hore News
Dr. Hayley Broker and Jeremy Church, co-chairs of a North Shore local action team that has helped bring mental health education into local public schools. Photo by: Mike Wakefield, North Shore News 
Grade 9 students in North and West Vancouver schools will have mental health...

Seycove PLP named an Apple Distinguished Program

December 08, 2016
​On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the Performance Learning Program (PLP) at Seycove Secondary School was officially named an Apple Distinguished Program.
Apple recognizes outstanding schools and programs worldwide for innovation, leadership and educational excellence. This recognition is based on five best practices: visionary leadership, innovative teaching and learning, ongoing professional learning,...

Outdoor Education Academy supported by Outward Bound Canada

December 08, 2016
​ When grade 10 students in the North Vancouver School District's brand new Outdoor Education Academy lace-up their hiking boots in September 2017, their outdoor learning experiences will be enhanced by a novel agreement with one of Canada's leading outdoor adventure and education organizations – Outward Bound Canada.   "Outward Bound...

‘Mentoring Emerging Young Artists’ program for North Shore Secondary Schools

December 08, 2016
​ The Ferry Building Gallery Friends Society is pleased to announce a $30,000 gift to Artists for Kids for a two-year program entitled 'Mentoring Emerging Young Artists' aimed at students from nine North Shore Secondary Schools.    The Friends Society Board of Directors made a decision to fund this exciting program...

Students help palliative care patients and their families

December 06, 2016
​ Beautifully displayed in the front entrance at the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation is a tall paper Christmas tree, topped with a large gold star, strung with red and gold garlands, and surrounded by paper snowflakes. Each layer of evergreen branches has been mimicked by tracing grades two and four students'...

Students strut their entrepreneurial stuff

December 06, 2016
​   Handmade soaps, lip-glosses, candles and dog treats – the Boundary Elementary holiday fair has all the makings of a classic community craft fair. Only difference – everything has been designed and made completely by grades six and seven students.   "The students' creativity really amazed us. They came up...

Collaborative Problem Solving

December 06, 2016
​   To support parent communication with schools, the North Vancouver School District has created a new section on the school district website and schools' websites title "Collaborative Problem Solving." The information on this page is intended to help parents ​address concerns they may have about their child's educational program​. Please visit...

DMA film students win 'Best Editing' at Zoom Fest

December 02, 2016
​ A team of DMA (Digital Media Academy) film students won 'Best Editing' for their short film Static at the 2016 Zoom 48-Hour Student Film Festival.  They competed with 86 video teams across BC. Their film also received 2nd place for Cinematography, with additional nominations for Best Director and Technical.
CONGRATULATIONS...

WINTER WEATHER INFORMATION 2016/17

December 01, 2016
​ Announcements of District-wide Closures and/or Delayed Openings of Schools
As winter weather approaches, we want to remind parents/guardians, students, and staff of the North Vancouver School District's winter weather procedures and announcements.
All schools in the North Vancouver School District will remain OPEN, if at all possible during...

Update on B.C.’s New Curriculum from Education Minister Mike Bernier

December 01, 2016
  November 29, 2016  
Dear Parent, ​ The world is changing and B.C.’s new curriculum is critical in making sure your child is connected with the skills he or she needs to succeed in this changing world. We have just announced important updates on B.C.’s new curriculum – on how...

Argyle Replacement Project - Renderings and Feedback

November 29, 2016
​North Vancouver School District is proposing to replace the existing Argyle Secondary School, located at 1131 Frederick Road. The new school is being designed to accommodate 1200 students, with additional space for up to 100 more students funded by the School District. The new school will also be designed to support other community...

North Shore public schools foster innovation, opportunities for secondary students

November 28, 2016
​ NORTH VANCOUVER/WEST VANCOUVER, November 27, 2016 — Students have more opportunities than ever to acquire excellence in new or emerging areas of interest during the regular school day, thanks to a range of unique programming offered in grades 8-12 at North Vancouver School District and West Vancouver Schools. The two school districts, backed...

Smoking and Vaping on Board Premises

November 23, 2016
​   At the Public Board Meeting of November 15, 2016, the Board of Education approved the revision to Policy 804 and it is now called Smoking and Vaping on Board Premises . In accordance with Section 2.2 of the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act, in effect September 1, 2016,...

North Shore public schools offer meaningful choice for elementary school students

November 21, 2016
​ NORTH VANCOUVER/WEST VANCOUVER, November 20, 2016 — Public education on the North Shore is renowned for offering world-class education that fosters a sense of discovery beginning in kindergarten, and continuing throughout graduation and beyond. Students are inspired to succeed through engaging programs that focus on who students are and who...

Lyric Atchison earns Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Sport

November 21, 2016
​By:  Andy Prest / North Shore News
Lyric Atchison goes through her training regime at North Vancouver’s Game Ready Fitness. The Carson Graham student and Squamish Nation member recently received a Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport. Photo by: Cindy Goodman, North Shore News  

Lyric Atchison...

Secondary French Immersion to undergo changes

November 21, 2016
​   Beginning in September 2017, French Immersion in the North Vancouver School District will look different.   "With the new BC curriculum coming into play, the timing is perfect for looking at enhancing flexibility and choice in the French Immersion secondary program at all three sites," said Dr. Joanne Robertson,...

Windsor Secondary’s welding program gets a $12,000 boost

November 17, 2016
​ The entire shop classroom at Windsor Secondary School looks pitch black through protective masks, until a grade eight student sparks-up a welder. Instantly the blue arc becomes visible and it is easy to see that the student is welding together two pieces of metal. Students at the school are able...

Public meeting - Argyle Replacement Project

November 10, 2016
Public Information Meeting Argyle Secondary School Replacement Project   The North Vancouver School District is hosting a public information meeting to present the development proposal to replace the current Argyle Secondary School with a brand new school located on the same parcel of land (1131 Frederick Rd, North Vancouver). Meeting Time...

Deep Cove students crack the code

November 09, 2016
By Maria Spitale-Leisk / North Shore News   Seycove secondary Grade 8 students Maggie Whitmore (at left) and Jessie Bullen practise computer coding using iPads. Photo by: Paul McGrath

Seycove secondary is set to earn a high-profile accolade from Apple, as the Cove area becomes known as a training...

Poppy Project brings soldiers to life at Windsor Secondary

November 09, 2016
​ Stepping into the front entrance of Windsor Secondary School brings a powerful sensation of loss, hope and remembrance. Haunting black-and-white drawings of soldiers' portraits line the walls, accented with bright red poppies. The poppies, while beautiful with their explosion of colour, are also stark in the messages of remembrance they...

Tree mitigation at Highlands Elementary

November 04, 2016

October 31, 2016  Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff: Subject: Update - Tree mitigation at Highlands Elementary                                                                                                                                                Thank you for your patience and understanding as we moved through a tree mitigation process to address potential safety concerns at our school over the past year. Our entire school community was deeply...

Office 365 - Instructions for students

November 04, 2016
​ The North Vancouver School District is excited to offer students Office 365. Why are we excited? Here's why.
Before students can access Office 365, parents must first provide permission. To give permission, please
login to your School Cash Online account and fill out the Office 365 permission form. Secondary students...

Communicating Student Learning (Report Cards)

November 03, 2016
​ November 3, 2016
Dear Parents/Guardians: Subject: Communicating Student Learning                                                                                                                                                This fall, the British Columbia Ministry of Education issued a new Interim Reporting Order designed to support the new K-9 curriculum that was unveiled over the last few years. For North Vancouver elementary teachers and parents, communicating student learning...

Feedback requested - Policy 412: Supporting Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Gender Expression

October 28, 2016
​In March of 2016, parents/guardians, students, and staff were invited to participate in a survey to help inform our review of Policy 412: Homophobia. Responses from the Survey in Support of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Gender Diversity in School District 44 were collected and reviewed by the Policy 412 subcommittee....

'It's hard work — but it's fun': North Van high schoolers farm up fresh foods

October 27, 2016
​ By Margaret Gallagher, CBC News 
High schooler Seth Devino was never too keen on gardening. He used to visit his grandfather's farm in the Philippines — and always chose not to get his hands dirty. But his mindset changed after joining the gardening club at Sutherland Secondardy School in North...

Celebrating back to school by honouring First Nations’ partners

October 26, 2016
​The North Vancouver School District honours the traditional territories of the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations on which we learn, share and grow. We are committed to working collaboratively with these two partners to ensure success for every student. To celebrate these partnerships and demonstrate the importance of them, a back to...

2017 RCMP Youth Academy

October 21, 2016
​INTERESTED IN A LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER? Work Experience 8-Day Police Related Training
​ April 12-20, 2017 at at Stillwood Camp, Chilliwack 
Applications are now available at the Career Centre  Application Timeline: 2016-10-13 Applications available at your Career Centre ( RCMP Youth Academy 2017 Application.pdf )
2016-11-02 Student and Parent/Guardian...

Students to become BC's Masters of Disaster

October 14, 2016
​ Minister  Naomi Yamamoto  teaches the first module of the Master of Disaster program to grade six students at Queen Mary Elementary
A new program to help inspire students throughout the province to do their  part to prepare British Columbia families and communities for emergencies is now available in  B.C....

Cops For Cancer rolls through North Van schools

October 14, 2016
​ Cops for Cancer cyclists are welcomed by Braemar Elementary School students

It's a dry and relatively warm September fall morning – the perfect weather for riding a bike, or for standing outside cheering as loudly as possible for others who are riding their bikes for a good cause....

Weather Warning

October 12, 2016
​ Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students, Storm weather is expected over the next several days. Environment Canada has issued the following rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc42
Rainfall could exceed 60 mm on the North Shore with rain and strong winds redeveloping on Thursday evening and over the weekend. Any...

Dancer trades tutus for tackles

October 12, 2016
​ Mikayla Baigent of the Argyle Pipers senior football team surveys the scene during a recent game. The former ballerina is in her second season with the squad. Photo by Paul McGrath, North Shore News By ANDY PREST / NORTH SHORE NEWS
For Mikayla Baigent, the scariest part about switching...

Windsor’s $5M upgrade nearing completion

October 12, 2016
​ Windsor secondary principal Adam Baumann and gala organizing committee members Nicole Dent and Jane Tom look over the artist’s rendering of the student common area. Proceeds from a dinner-dance Saturday (October 15, 2016) will go to furnishing the space. Photo by Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
By MARIA SPITALE-LEISK...

Parent letter: Creepy Clowns

October 11, 2016

The following letter was sent home to parents of secondary school students on Friday, October 7, 2016. The issue has been predominant at the secondary school level. The letter has not been sent to parents of elementary school students so as not to cause undue alarm.
October 7, 2016 Dear...

Orange Shirt Day 2016

October 06, 2016
​ Orange Shirt Day 2016 was honoured throughout the North Vancouver School District. The outpouring of support from students and staff was truly inspirational and a clear demonstration of our committment to reconciliation.​ Check out these photos from the day: Orange Shirt Day 2016 from North Vancouver School District on Vimeo....

Take Our Kids to Work Day - Nov. 2, 2016

October 06, 2016
​ Take Our Kids to Work TM is an annual program in which Grade 9 (or equivalent) students are hosted by parents, friends, relatives and volunteers at workplaces across the country. This year's Take Our Kids to Work​ day is happening on November 2, 2016. If you and your Grade 9 child would...

Message from Education Minister - Reporting

October 04, 2016

October 4, 2016
Dear Parent, I’m writing today to ask you to share your opinions with the Ministry of Education as we work to update student reporting in kindergarten through Grade 9. Students in these grades are experiencing B.C.’s new curriculum in classrooms in every part of the province. We...

Elementary School Tours 2016

September 30, 2016
​ Elementary Schools in the North Vancouver District have scheduled school tours on the following dates. Please RSVP to the school if you wish to attend. School Date Time RSVP Blueridge Elementary   November 3 November 21 9:00 am 9:00 am 604-903-3250   Boundary Elementary November 18 9:45 am 604-903-3260 Braemar...

School Cash Online

September 29, 2016
​ The North Vancouver School District is pleased to provide parents with the convenient option of paying school fees online! School Cash Online is a service currently being used by all secondary schools and more than half of the elementary schools, plus several specialty programs like Band & Strings and Academies....

Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters

September 27, 2016

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day and the North Vancouver School District will honour the day by having students and staff wear orange, as well as by undertaking many educational initiatives geared at reconciliation.
Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters is a national event that began in 2013 and is...

Giving back is contagious

September 26, 2016
​ Students in Carson Graham's Community Initiatives and Leadership program take part in the "contagion experiment".
Walking up and down Lonsdale at 3:30 p.m. on a weekday pretty much guarantees passing at least one group of teenagers who have just left school for the day. What one would not expect, however, is a group of...

Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day – Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 23, 2016
​ As per the British Columbia Rules for Half-Masting, the National flag on all British Columbia Government buildings and establishments across the province, including the Legislative Building in Victoria, will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 25, 2016 to recognize Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial...

Handsworth Secondary School Capital Project Update

September 22, 2016
  Dear Parents and Guardians in the Handsworth Family of Schools:
Re: Handsworth Secondary School Capital Project Update I want to update you on the progress of the Handsworth Secondary School Capital Project. Since the Ministry of Education has approved the Argyle Secondary School Full Replacement Project and the North Vancouver...

INVITE - French Immersion Review input meeting

September 20, 2016
​ Dear Students, Staff and Parents,
 
We invite staff, French Immersion students currently in Grades 6-11 and their parents to attend a French Immersion Review Input Evening on Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm at the Education Services Centre (2121 Lonsdale Ave).  At this meeting we will present an overview of the 2016...

StART Strong

September 19, 2016
​ Make Me an Artist:  Parent and Tot Art Classes ​
 
A series of art classes for  parents and children  ages 3 to 5 ​ Engage in interactive art classes designed to spark the imagination and develop  creativity. The art process is facilitated by experienced Early Childhood Educator,  Carol...

Education minister explains changes to report cards

September 14, 2016
​By  Jane Seyd   / North Shore News   Kindergarten students at Canyon Heights show Education Minister Mike Bernier how technology is being used in the classroom Monday. photo Cindy Goodman, North Shore News
As B.C.’s new education curriculum becomes mandatory for students in kindergarten through Grade 9...

VIDEO - Outdoor Education Academy

September 12, 2016
Outdoor Education Academy from North Vancouver School District on Vimeo.

Beginning in September 2017, the new Outdoor Education Academy will be a one-year program available to all grade ten students. Offered out of Sutherland Secondary, the academy will get students out of the classroom and into nature. It...

Class of 2029 – students begin their journey of innovative learning

September 12, 2016
​ A group of kindergarten students who will be the graduating class of 2029 are B.C.’s first students whose education will be entirely under B.C.’s new curriculum. Minister of Education Mike Bernier joined Canyon Heights Elementary students in North Vancouver today to see first-hand the innovative learning already going on as...

Fire at Dorothy Lynas Elementary – SCHOOL OPEN AS PER USUAL

September 11, 2016
​ On Sunday, September 11, 2016 at approximated 5:30 p.m. a fire broke out on the roof at Dorothy Lynas Elementary School. District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and North Vancouver City Fire Department responded immediately and within an hour the fire was extinguished. Damage to the school was...

INVITE - French Immersion Program Review meeting, Sept 13

September 07, 2016

In January 2016 the North Vancouver School District began a review of the French Immersion Program.  The key mandate for this review is to enhance the school district’s French Immersion program K-12 by reviewing accessibility and programming options.  Currently, the District French Immersion Review Committee is focused on exploring...

Parent letter - Welcome to the 2016/17 school year

September 02, 2016
​ Dear Parents and Guardians: Subject: Welcome to the 2016/17 school year – a message from the Chair and the Superintendent We are very excited to welcome you and your children to the 2016/17 school year!  September is a busy month as families settle into life after the summer break and...

Parent letter from Education Minister Mike Bernier

September 02, 2016

Dear Parent: The start of a new school year is an exciting time for students and families. It is also an exciting time for the education sector. We have a lot to be proud of here in British Columbia. Student outcomes continue to improve. Today 15 percent more students are...

Grad activities and the new school year

September 02, 2016
​ Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 11 and 12 students,   We are looking forward to seeing all of our Grade 11 and 12 students on September 6th as they begin their most exciting and, probably, most challenging years of secondary school. North Vancouver School District staff are excited to inspire success...

North Vancouver school district parents asked to consider walking or rolling

August 23, 2016

North Vancouver school district is encouraging parents to consider walking or rolling to school. photo supplied

Deneka Michaud / Contributing writer, North Shore News North Vancouver school district is encouraging parents to consider walking or rolling to school. photo supplied
As the new school year inches closer, community...

Back to school tips and links for students and their families

August 23, 2016

As families get ready to send over 600,000 students back to school, there are lots of great resources available to make the transition to the classroom easier – and get a start on getting ready for life after high school.

New curriculum:

The world is changing and it’s our...

North Vancouver history teacher visits French battle scenes

August 08, 2016
​ Windsor secondary teacher Megan McEwen and a group of her colleagues make the trek to the Vimy Ridge monument in France as part of a summer battlefield tour.
By Jeremy Shepherd / North Shore News Windsor Secondary’s social studies teacher Megan McEwen strolls the beach, listening for the echoes...

Summer Learning utilizes innovative teaching to inspire student success

August 03, 2016

Card games, art and video creation are all activities that certainly fit the expectations of how youth might spend their time over summer break. These activities might not, however, align with the general perception of summer school. In the North Vancouver School District's Summer Learning program, card games, art...

Wanted: Warm and Caring Host Families

July 19, 2016
​ Have you ever thought about hosting an international student?  Every year, the North Vancouver School District proudly welcomes students from around the world to live and study in our vibrant community.  Our goal is to place international students with homestay families that live close to the student’s school, preferably within...

Water Testing Results

July 19, 2016
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Dear Staff, Students and Parents/Guardians:   Subject: Water Testing Results                                                                                                                                                Throughout the month of May 2016, the North Vancouver School District conducted and completed testing of drinking water at all enrolling schools with analysis provided by ALS Laboratories. I am pleased to advise that the test...

Chílhiṅup - Education Services Centre gifted with traditional Squamish name

July 04, 2016
​ In late June 2016, the North Vancouver School District's Education Services Centre was gifted with the Squamish Nation traditional name Chílhiṅup, meaning 'High Ground'. The North Vancouver School District works collaboratively with the Squamish (Skwxwú7mesh) Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Metis Nation of BC, and other Aboriginal peoples living in North Vancouver...

Lewis led North Vancouver schools in decade of change

July 04, 2016


Outgoing superintendent of schools John Lewis (left) has handed the reins over to incoming superintendent Mark Pearmain. Photo by Mike Wakefield, North Shore News

​By Jane Seyd / North Shore News, June 30, 2016
After almost four decades with the North Vancouver School District, this summer will mark...

Celebrating a special year - VIDEO

June 29, 2016
​ ​ This school year was another great year for the North Vancouver School District. The learning, sharing, and growing that takes place across all schools is inspiring, rich, and diverse. The following video captures a glimpse of the greatness of this school-year. All of the seven secondary schools and twenty-five...

Canyon Heights student wins national short story contest

June 29, 2016
​ Vivian Shen (gr.6), Denali Scott (gr.4) , Erica Cho (gr.4) & Viola Shen (gr.6), Canyon Heights Elementary School writing club students.
Grade four student Erica Cho has won first place in the 2015/2016 National Student Short-Story Contest held by Polar Expressions Publishing! Her story, titled Pretty Face , was...

Brooksbank Elementary students win $4000 to support education in Kenya

June 28, 2016
​ Doing good has paid off in a big way for the students at Brooksbank Elementary School. The school's impressive "Do-Gooders" club has been awarded with $4000 from Free The Children to support education for children in Kenya.   "We wanted to inspire other children to succeed, which is why we...

Restored Welcome Figure unveiled at Westview Elementary

June 28, 2016
​ Eugene Harry, Shaker Church Minister with Squamish First Nation, performs a ceremony to unveil the newly restored Welcome Figure at Westview Elementary School.

Standing tall above the crowd of students, staff and parents who are gathered at the front of Westview Elementary School, the school's newly restored Welcome...

New Food Access Program

June 28, 2016

June 28, 2016   Dear Parents/Guardians: Subject: New Food Access Program                                                                                                                                                The North Vancouver School District is pleased to inform you that beginning in September 2017 all schools will have a new expanded Food Access Program – available to all students in the school district who are in...

Argyle teacher wins Loran Teachers Building Leaders Award

June 27, 2016

Argyle Secondary School teacher Kathy Mulder

Under the auspices of the Governor General of Canada, Right Honourable David Johnston, the Loran Teachers Building Leaders Award was introduced in 2015. It recognizes teachers who have been integral in the development of young leaders of character who serve Canadian communities....

Independent Financial Experts for North Vancouver School District Audit Committee

June 24, 2016

The North Vancouver School District #44 invites interested individuals to serve on the School District Audit Committee in the capacity of an independent, financial expert.  We are seeking to fill two (2) positions effective September 1, 2016.  The Audit Committee will assist the Board of Education in its governance role...

Lynnmour Grade 2 students place second in worldwide math competition

June 24, 2016
​ Students in Karen Keys' grade two class at Lynnmour Elementary School have placed second in Canada in a worldwide math competition called Number Rumble.
"I'm really happy and it was really fun," said Laura Laposi, grade two student, Lynnmour Elementary.
Number Rumble is a six-week online, interactive math...

Local budding entrepreneurs awarded

June 22, 2016
​By Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News   Junior Achievement British Columbia program participants and North Shore secondary students Kelvin Chan, Seyna Kim and Osa Hawthorne show off their lockable bike cover, Vancover, which earned the team the CIBC Student Company of the Year Award. photo Paul McGrath, North Shore News
...

X̱á7elcha – Lynnmour Elementary receives traditional Squamish Nation name

June 22, 2016
​ Left to right: Alroy "Bucky" Baker, Stewart Gonzales , Jessica Johnson, Kyrel Baker-George , and Anjeanette Dawson

Wrapped in a teal and yellow coloured blanket adorned with First Nations motif, grade 7 student Kyrel Baker-George raises his hands to a silent yet celebratory crowd gathered at Lynnmour Elementary...

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

June 22, 2016
The National Flag of Canada at schools and facilities in the North Vancouver School District, BC government buildings and establishments, the Peace Tower in Ottawa, and all Government of Canada buildings and establishments will be flown at half-mast on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Learn more about the Canadian Proclamation...

Chris Atkinson - Assistant Superintendent, effective August 1, 2016

June 21, 2016
​ After an extensive search, the Executive Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Chris Atkinson as Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the North Vancouver School District, effective August 1, 2016.  Mr. Atkinson’s educational career has taken him from the Langley School District to the Vancouver School Board.  He...

Signing of the third Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement

June 20, 2016
​ Signatories to the third Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.
Top row: Chris Lewis, Skwxwú7mesh Nation; Ann Whonnock, Skwxwú7mesh Nation; Chief Maureen Thomas, Tsleil-Waututh Nation; Glen Ohs,  Métis Nation British Columbia; Brad Baker, North Vancouver School District; Dennis Thomas, Tsleil-Waututh Nation. Bottom row:   Jane Thornthwaite, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour ; ...

National Aboriginal Day

June 20, 2016
​June 21, 2016 is the 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day, a day of celebration and recognition of the traditions and cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada.      

New Outdoor Academy connects curricular education to the power of learning in nature

June 20, 2016
​ Imagine a school day where biology is taught within the native botany of local forests, where history lessons of First Nations peoples are embedded in the context of nature, and where physical education happens hiking mountain trails and kayaking ocean waters. It is a school day that connects what is...

Ridgeway and Queen Mary win Living City awards

June 17, 2016
​The City of North Vancouver's Living City Awards Program recognizes outstanding leadership in environmental sustainability in the city. This year both Ridgeway Elementary and Queen Mary Elementary received awards!
Ridgeway Elementary's Healthy Safe School Committee won the Sustainable Transportation and Awareness Living City Award. Students from Grades five to seven...

Another active D.A.R.E. year in North Vancouver!

June 17, 2016
​Having multiple D.A.R.E. graduations during the month of June is a sure sign the school year is fast coming to a close. Eight schools in the North Vancouver School District participated in the D.A.R.E (Define, Assess, Respond, Evaluate) program this school year. A total of 383 grade five students (from 13...

Education Services Centre - Official Naming Ceremony and Blessing

June 16, 2016
​An official naming ceremony and blessing of the Education Services Centre will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016 *  between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  The Education Services Centre is being gifted with the Squamish traditional name Chílhiṅup, meaning ‘High Ground’.  Superintendent of Schools John Lewis will also be honoured at...

Seycove student wins prestigious $80,000 Schulich scholarship

June 16, 2016

Seycove Secondary student Scott Bernard

Seycove Secondary student Scott Bernard is one of two students graduating from North Shore high schools this month who will be heading to university in the fall with some financial peace of mind. Bernard has been named a 2016 Schulich Leader and...

Basic Coding - B.C.'s New Curriculum

June 10, 2016
​​ The BC Ministry of Education announced that it will invest $6 million in training for teachers to teach coding and the new curriculum, as well as computers for classrooms.  Connecting students with the skills they need to succeed in our changing world is the key goal of British Columbia’s new...

Argyle Secondary replacement project approved

June 09, 2016
​ Argyle Secondary School staff join Minister of Education Mike Bernier and MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour Jane Thornthwaite to announce funding approval to build a brand new Argyle Secondary.

Students at Argyle Secondary school will have a brand new, seismically safe and state-of-the-art school thanks to a partnership between the...

Students Trade Big for Fort McMurray

June 03, 2016
​ The Division 4 students at Canyon Heights Elementary School in North Vancouver are taking an unusual approach to Fundraising in order to help the residents of Fort McMurray.
 
“We wanted to do something to help people in Fort McMurray dealing with all the damage caused by the fire,” explain Division 4...

10th annual Seycove Dragon’s Den

June 01, 2016
​ Seycove Secondary grade 12 students  Claudia Hart and Jesse Yeo have their business projects on display at the 10th annual Seycove Dragon's Den Entrepreneurial Fair.

For grade 12 economics students at Seycove Secondary School their learning from the year comes down to this – business attire, excited nerves,...

BC Summer Reading Club

June 01, 2016
Book a Trip with the BC-wide Summer Reading Club 2016.  Information and links to public libraries on the North Shore are provided below.  Check the registration date for the Summer Reading Club at your local public library.  Learn more about the Value of Summer Reading The BC Summer Reading Club is sponsored...

Bike to School Week 2016

May 30, 2016
​ Professional mountain biker Ryan Leech jumps over kindergarten teacher Lynn Blair, as her pirate-dressed class looks on. Leech visited Lynn Valley Elementary School as a motivational launch to Bike to School Week.

Students across the North Vancouver School District are joining thousands of kids throughout Metro Vancouver to...

After three years, Carson’s Eagles once again land atop the roost in B.C. girls high school rugby

May 30, 2016

By: Howard Tsumura, The Province The giants of B.C. girls triple-A high school rugby hope they have started a new tradition at their North Vancouver school.

Back in 2012, when the Carson Graham Eagles beat Courtenay’s G.P. Vanier Towhees in the provincial championship final, you could be excused for wondering...

Changes to the Graduation Program and Provincial Assessments

May 26, 2016
​ The BC Ministry of Education has announced changes to the Graduation Program and Provincial Assessments. During the 2015/16 school year, the Ministry of Education introduced draft new curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 9.  The new curriculum will be fully implemented in September 2016.  The new curriculum for Grades 10 to...

North Vancouver Students Win Top Awards At Provincial French Public Speaking Competition

May 18, 2016
​10,000 students from across British Columbia competed, 240 made the provincial finals, and three students from North Vancouver took home top awards in this year's pan-provincial French public speaking competition, Concours d'art oratoire. Provincial Winners from North Vancouver:
Nia Wagner - 1st Place
Grade 8 Immersion, Handsworth Secondary
“La Condemnation...

Culinary Arts Dinner Menu - May 25th & 26th

May 17, 2016
The VCC Culinary Arts Dinner Series 2016 is serving up gourmet meals every Wednesday and Thursday.  You can enjoy a Starter and Entrée - or - Entrée and Dessert for just $10.  Eat in or have your dinner packaged for take-out.  Now until May 26, 2016.    What's for Dinner? Menus are posted end of class...

Delbrook Lands Community Dialogue Engagement Process

May 16, 2016
Are you aged 15-30 or 31-45?  Simon Fraser University's Centre for Dialogue is working with the District of North Vancouver on the Delbrook Lands Community Dialogue engagement process.  Input from the District of North Vancouver community will help inform the Municipal Council's decision about the future use of the Delbrook Lands,...

Grade Six girls from North Vancouver create Hike Safe app

May 13, 2016
​ Photo by NICK PROCAYLO

By Bethany Lindsay, Vancouver Sun/Province In the North Vancouver neighbourhood that sixth-graders Eleni McLaughlin, Saoirse Pontin and Madeline Williams call home, helicopters heading out into the mountains to search for lost hikers are a near-daily sight. They’re hoping to change all that with the...

Culinary Arts grad named VCC student of the year

May 11, 2016
​ At just 19-years-old, Leah Patitucci has nearly completed her Red Seal certification as a chef – and her cooking abilities were recently recognized when she won student of the year for Vancouver Community College's culinary program.   "It feels good to have won because I have worked really hard to...

Culinary Arts Dinner Menu - May 11 & 12

May 11, 2016
  The VCC Culinary Arts Dinner Series 2016 is serving up gourmet meals every Wednesday and Thursday.  You can enjoy a Starter and Entrée - or - Entrée and Dessert for just $10.  Eat in or have your dinner packaged for take-out.  Now until May 26, 2016.    What's for Dinner? Menus are posted end of...

Outdoor learning space opens at Highlands Elementary

May 10, 2016

It is a beautiful North Vancouver day. The sun is shining, the weather is warm and students at Highlands are fully engaged with grade 4 teacher, Jennifer Sherlock, observing the bark of a western red cedar tree – a lesson that is not being taught inside a typical classroom,...

Youth Awards 2016 - City of North Vancouver

May 06, 2016

Youth Awards - 2016 Recipients Youth Centennial Scholarship Yvana Avram Stephanie Bohan Jonston Chan Ronak Davani Timothy Lin
Youth Recognition Award Cassandra Baker Pierce Burns Ges Bushe Devynn Butterworth Anthony Fraser Luke Harris Cedar Hawthorne Jay Herbsen Zohrah Khalili Jenika Schofield Claire Webb
Youth Community Enhancement Award...

Cove Cliff students support youth mental health via LGH HOpe Centre

May 05, 2016
​ The students at Cove Cliff Elementary School have created a beautiful Mother's Day Garden to brighten the lobby and the spirits of patients, visitors and staff at Lions Gate Hospital. The art project is part of a spring fundraising campaign to build a new youth mental health unit in the...

Energy Management in NVSD

May 05, 2016

2016 Civic Youth Awards

May 04, 2016
  The Civic Youth Awards Program recognizes District youth between the ages of 10 and 24 years and supporters of youth, for their noteworthy achievements and contributions they make in our community. Here are the winners for 2016. Category: Youth Recognition Award This award recognizes youth who made noteworthy achievements, or exhibited...

Local author inspires students with his story of perseverance

May 02, 2016
  One hand pops-up, and then another, and then other. The sea of students filling the gym at Carisbrooke Elementary School are eager to ask questions of the guest speaker visiting their school.   "What were your scariest moments?" asks one student.   "Did you ever give up hope?" asks another....

Big One at One - Friday, May 6, 2016

May 01, 2016
Drop, Cover & Hold On Earthquake Drill - ​National Emergency Preparedness Week     Emergency Preparedness Resources North Shore, BC, and Canada-wide North Shore Emergency Management
Rapid Notify Alerting System
Free Workshops and Resources Experience a magnitude 8.0 earthquake in the mobile ShakeZone Earthquake Simulator on:
May 4, 2016 - 10:00...

Day of Mourning honoured

April 27, 2016
​ The Day of Mourning was initiated by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 to acknowledge workers who have died because of workplace injury or disease. Canada was the first country to formally commemorate this day on April 28. This year the International “Day of Mourning” Ceremony will be observed throughout...

Concours d’art oratoire

April 22, 2016



Students recently took to the podium to demonstrate their French language skills as part of the annual Concours d'art oratoire, hosted by the North Vancouver School District and the North Vancouver chapter of Canadian Parents for French. Every year, students from throughout the school district take part...

Queen Mary Elementary restoration receives LEED® Gold

April 20, 2016
​ The recently completed historical restoration of Queen Mary Elementary School has received LEED® Gold certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The project was recognized for its sustainability, water and energy efficiency, green materials and resources, excellent indoor environmental quality, and innovative design. "The North Vancouver...

What's for dinner? May 4th & May 5th

April 19, 2016
​ The VCC Culinary Arts Dinner Series 2016 is serving up gourmet meals every Wednesday and Thursday.  You can enjoy a Starter and Entrée - or - Entrée and Dessert for just $10.  Eat in or have your dinner packaged for take-out.  Now until May 26, 2016.  What's for Dinner? Menus are posted end of class...

Sustainability Strategy - Provide your feedback

April 19, 2016
The North Vancouver School District strives to provide leadership in environmental education and sustainability practices.  ​We welcome your input and feedback on the School District's Review Draft Sustainability Strategy via a short on-line survey.  The survey is open April 14 through 22, 2016. Survey link Learn more

Student work shows Vancouver - then and now

April 15, 2016
​ Mitchell Przybylski, a grade 12 student at Windsor Secondary, recently had a photography-video project he did featured on the Vancouver Sun's website. Check it out HERE . Here is what the Vancouver Sun wrote: Daily diversion | Vancouver then and now
APRIL 14, 2016 11:00 AM
Now this...

North Vancouver students tackle the new curriculum

April 12, 2016
​ The excited buzz of enticing conversation emanates from roughly 160 students who have gathered to tackle a topic that directly affects them – the new curriculum. This coming September will mark full implementation of the redesigned kindergarten to grade nine BC curriculum, as well as the start of the trial...

Assistant Superintendent - North Vancouver School District

April 11, 2016
Leadership Opportunity - North Vancouver School District is highly regarded for the quality of its education and commitment to students.  Its mandate is to provide world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student and bring communities together to learn, share, and grow.  With an...

44 Dresses supports more than 100 grade 7 students

April 06, 2016

Grade seven student, Shanny Roberts, tries on dresses at the 44 Dresses Boutique Day

More than 100 grade seven girls in North Vancouver will look and feel amazing during their grade-seven farewell ceremonies this year thanks to the generosity of the North Shore community. Now in its third...

NFL Play 60 comes to Ridgeway Elementary

April 05, 2016
  NFL PLAY 60 is the National Football League's campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day via school, after-school and community sports programs. Ridgeway Elementary was one of a handful of schools in Canada to be selected to take part in the program this year. Over...

Choices program offers unique support for students

April 03, 2016
​ Choices instructor Sheri Agosti works with student Cheryl Yu in the Choices classroom at Handsworth secondary. photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News

By Rosalind Duane / North Shore News
Imagine for a moment that you are startled awake in the middle of the night. Sitting up quickly in...

Summer Learning

March 21, 2016
​ Check out the opportunities available to secondary students at North Vancouver Distributed Learning  and Summer Learning 2016 . Want to get ahead in your studies?
Need to review and complete a course?
Need some additional courses for graduation?
Want to upgrade for post-secondary entrance requirements?
Are you entering Grade 8 and want to...

Calling all volunteers!

March 10, 2016
​March is Volunteer Spring Clean-Up month at Cheakamus Centre.  This is a great outdoor volunteer opportunity for high school students (Grade 10-12), staff, parents, and nature lovers.  Jobs include trail maintenance, garden bed cleanup, raking, landscaping and farm chores.  No prior experience is necessary.  Friendly Cheakamus Centre maintenance staff will teach...

Mark Pearmain - Superintendent, effective July 1, 2016

March 08, 2016
After an extensive nation-wide search, the Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Pearmain as Superintendent of Schools for the North Vancouver School District, effective July 1, 2016.  Mark is replacing John Lewis who, after 10 years as Superintendent of the North Vancouver School District, is retiring...

Carson Graham School - Collaboration and Innovation Partnership

March 07, 2016
​ Carson Graham Secondary, Rockridge Secondary, and Mulgrave School receive grant for innovative IB partnership :  Educators at three schools on the North Shore have been recognized for their collaboration and innovation around the International Baccalaureate (IB) approaches to learning skills. Educators from Carson Graham Secondary School, Rockridge Secondary School and...

Pink Shirt Day

February 23, 2016
Expect Respect and a Safe Education:    On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, we encourage everyone to wear something pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools, in our communities, and online.  Nine-years ago, two Nova Scotia teens donned pink T-shirts in support of a Grade...

2016/17 Budget Priorities

February 11, 2016
The Board of Education's 2016/17 Budget Bylaw must be adopted on, or before, June 30th of the current fiscal year [School Act, Adoption of Budget, Section 113].  To facilitate this timeline, information was presented on issues and opportunities at the Board's Standing Committee Public Meeting on February 9, 2016.  The ...

Answering the Calls

February 10, 2016
An open letter to the North Vancouver Community in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee's Calls to Action for Education         

Proposed Amended 2016/17 School Calendar

January 26, 2016
​The 2016/17 North Vancouver School District School Calendar, approved by the Board of Education on March 24, 2015, requires amendment with the addition of one (1) non-instructional day as required by the Ministry of Education.  This non-instructional day is part of the Ministry’s plan announced on September 28, 2015 to support...

Tragedy in La Loche, Saskatchewan

January 25, 2016
As you are most likely aware, the community of La Loche, Saskatchewan experienced a serious act of violence in a school setting that has rocked the community and our entire nation. As we reflect on Friday’s events, our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victims and injured....

North Vancouver RCMP Issues Public Warning

January 22, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016:  North Vancouver RCMP is advising the public of two incidents that they believe may be related to each other.  Please click here to link to the North Vancouver RCMP website for more detailed information about the incidents that occurred on January 11th and January 19th.    "Trust your instincts and be...

Superintendent / CEO - North Vancouver School District

January 04, 2016
​ Leadership Opportunity :  With the impending retirement of the incumbent, the North Vancouver School District (NVSD) is seeking a new Superintendent/CEO to continue to build on the strong foundation of educational excellence and responsible, creative leadership the District has enjoyed to date. With an operating budget of $160 million, the...

Board of Education Election

January 04, 2016
At the Public Meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 , the North Vancouver Board of Education conducted its annual election for Chair and Vice Chair for the term commencing January 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016.   Trustee Christie Sacré was elected as Chair.  Trustee Sacré was...

North Shore Youth Services Directory

November 27, 2015
​The new North Shore Youth Services Directory is designed for youth and tailored to their digital expectations.  Optimized for smart phones and tablets, the directory provides contact, referral, and event information, specifically for youth on the North Shore.  The North Shore Youth Services Directory includes links to: Urgent help Youth Outreach Workers...

Vancouver Coastal Health - School-Age Immunization Program

November 06, 2015
In order to help students receive the routine BC Immunization Schedule, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) will be holding immunization clinics in the school setting for Kindergarten, Grade 6, and Grade 9 students.  In addition to routine vaccines for each age group, Vancouver Coastal Health will offer catch up vaccines to...

Remembrance Day - November 11, 2015

November 02, 2015
It's a day of national commemoration of the Canadians who have died during military service and peacekeeping missions.  On November 11th, all schools and facilities in the North Vancouver School District will be closed In Remembrance.  This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae's famous poem, In Flanders Fields...

Wanted: Warm and Caring Host Families

November 02, 2015
​ Have you ever thought about hosting an international student?  Every year, the North Vancouver School District proudly welcomes students from around the world to live and study in our vibrant community.  Our goal is to place international students with homestay families that live close to the student’s school, preferably within...

Anaphylaxis - Recall of Allerject epinephrine auto-injectors

November 02, 2015
​ "Sanofi-aventis Canada Inc., in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling all lots of Allerject (0.15 mg/0.15 mL and 0.3 mg/0.3 mL strength epinephrine auto-injectors) from the Canadian market. This recall is due to issues that may potentially affect the delivery of the required amount of the drug, epinephrine." More detailed...

Former Ridgeway Annex Site Approved for Rezoning

October 28, 2015
​ On Monday, October 26, 2015, North Vancouver City Council approved an amendment to the City’s official community plan to rezone the property at 450 East 5th Street. The proposal by Anthem Properties for the construction of nine single-family homes will now proceed on the .58 acre site formerly occupied by Ridgeway...

Halloween RCMP Advisory

October 21, 2015
​ With Halloween quickly approaching, the North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit would like to remind students and parents/guardians of the regulations surrounding the purchase, possession and use of fireworks and firecrackers: In both the City and District of North Vancouver, the possession or discharge of firecrackers is prohibited. Firecrackers are defined...

Artists for Kids' New Edition - Olives by Victor Cicansky

October 19, 2015
Join us on ​October 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. for the Artists for Kids' Edition Release of "Olives" by Canadian artist Victor Cicansky Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art
2121 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver BC  Here's your invitation to this special event Learn more about Victor Cicansky   ...

September 30th is Orange Shirt Day

September 28, 2015
The 3rd Annual Orange Shirt Day to commemorate the Indian Residential School experience is Wednesday, September 30th.  Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  It's a day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter...

RCMP is asking for your opinion!

September 28, 2015
North Vancouver RCMP is asking for your opinion.  Starting Monday, September 28, 2015 and for two weeks, citizens throughout North Vancouver can give the local RCMP Detachment input via an anonymous, online survey.​ Anyone who resides, works, or attends school (secondary students) in the North Vancouver service area is invited to participate and share their...

Public Notification - Potential Data Breach

September 24, 2015
The Ministry of Education has informed education partners and school districts of a potential data breach. An unencrypted external hard drive which contains student data cannot be found.  Ministry staff are continuing their efforts to locate the missing hard drive. Meanwhile, as the protection of personal information and privacy are of utmost importance...

AFK 25th Anniversary Open House - October 1, 2015

September 22, 2015
Join us for a celebration of the founders, artists, teachers, and students who have made Artists for Kids such a success at the Artists for Kids' 25th Anniversary Open House and Book Launch.  Visit the family-friendly art stations and let your creativity flow. When and Where? Thursday, October 1, 2015...

i-Minds - Sorry, it's FULL

September 10, 2015
​Wow!  Thank you for registering.  This presentation is now filled to capacity.  Discover what current research reveals about the impact of technology on the neurophysiology of children and youth. When? Monday, September 28, 2015
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Where? Education Services Centre (ESC)
5th Floor - Oceanview Room
2121 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver BC...

Provincial Scholarships Program

August 27, 2015
The Ministry of Education has announced changes to its Provincial Scholarships Program.  "Important changes include: ​ The program’s purpose has been revised as follows: to recognize student achievement and encourage students to pursue post-secondary education Under the revised program, all scholarships will be vouchers to be used upon registration and payment...

Capilano Road - Water Main Construction

August 21, 2015
Metro Vancouver has started construction on the Capilano Water Main Project along Capilano Road in the District of North Vancouver.  Traffic Control Personnel, such as flaggers, will be stationed to manage the construction zone, the major detour route intersections, and affected school zones. Metro Vancouver is committed to ensuring safety in and around...

Wanted: Warm and Caring Host Families

August 11, 2015
Have you ever thought about hosting an international student?   Every year, the North Vancouver School District proudly welcomes students from around the world to live and study in our vibrant community.  Our goal is to place international students with homestay families that live close to the student’s school,...

Ridgeway Annex Site - Update

August 04, 2015
City of North Vancouver confirms September 28, 2015 for Ridgeway Annex Public Hearing On Monday, July 13, 2015, North Vancouver City Council voted to proceed with a public hearing to review a potential amendment to the City’s official community plan. If approved, the amendment would effectively rezone the property...

Transcripts and Certificates

July 16, 2015
June Provincial Examination results will be released by the BC Ministry of Education on July 30, 2015.  An official Transcript of Grades is mailed to all Grade 12 students at the end of July.  More information is available on the Ministry website at Transcripts and Certificates.  Additional copies of Transcripts can be ordered on...

3-Year Operating Plan 2015-2018

July 16, 2015
The North Vancouver School District's 3-Year Operating Plan provides strategies for achieving specific objectives that are identified within the 2011-2021 Strategic Plan's Goals.  Together, the Operating Plan and Strategic Plan serve as reference points for the future direction of the North Vancouver School District.​

Elementary Band & Strings Instruments - Returns & Renewals

June 29, 2015
The Music Room is open for instrument returns and instrument renewals on: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Thursday, July 2, 2015 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Elementary Band & Strings Music Room is located at: Mountainside Secondary School
3365 Mahon Avenue
North Vancouver BC
Map Link Learn more about the Elementary Band &...

Anaphylaxis - Allerject Epinephrine Auto Injectors - Voluntary Recall

June 15, 2015
Sanofi Canada has voluntarily recalled two lots of Allerject 0.15 mg / 0.15 mL epinephrine auto injectors.  For more detailed information,  click here for the Health Canada website .  

Monteray Site Sold - Proceeds to be Directed to the Argyle Secondary Replacement Project

June 11, 2015
June 11, 2015:  The North Vancouver School District is pleased to announce the sale of its property at 4343 Starlight Way, the site of the former Monteray Elementary school, to Morningstar Homes. The $6.38M sale was completed following approval by the District of North Vancouver, which included a public hearing...

Applied Leadership Training Info Evening - June 4, 2015

June 02, 2015
​ Are you a Grade 9 to 11 student with an interest in applied leadership training in experiential outdoor learning?  Gain valuable volunteer experience and earn four (4) Grade 10-level credits in a fun and interactive environment.  Students and parents/guardians are invited to attend an Information Evening on: June 4, 2015
7:00 to...

Piping Trades Foundation Info Evening - June 9, 2015

June 02, 2015
​Students in Grades 10 and 11 interested in a career in plumbing, sprinkler fitting, and steam/pipefitting can gain apprenticeship skills while they complete their secondary school graduation requirements.  Get a head-start on technical training BEFORE graduation.  Students and parents/guardians are invited to attend an Information Evening on: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
7:00...

Empty Bowls - A Fundraiser for the Food Bank

May 15, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. 
(1) Choose from a variety of hand-built and hand-painted bowls;
(2) Pay a minimum donation of $20 (income tax receipts provided);
(3) Enjoy a bowl of homemade soup and bread;
(4) Take your bowl home! ​ ​ ​ Carson Graham Secondary School
Agora...

Community Support for Fire Victims

May 10, 2015
The outpouring of support from the community towards those residents affected by the fire at River Woods Housing Cooperative on Thursday, May 7, 2015 has been a wonderful testament to the strength of our community.  BlueShore Financial has set up a trust account to assist those affected by the fire.  Donations...

Dine out for $10!

May 05, 2015
​Our ACE-IT Culinary Arts Team invites you to dinner.  You can enjoy a starter and entrée or an entrée and dessert for just $10.  Eat in or take home.  Wednesdays and Thursdays until May 28, 2015
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Carson Graham Secondary School
2145 Jones Avenue
North Vancouver BC The weekly menu is posted here. ...

Think Green - New Handbook

April 30, 2015
The Waste Diversion in Schools Handbook is the North Vancouver School District's new resource to support school communities in implementing Metro Vancouver's Zero Waste Challenge.  By connecting this environmental initiative to the BC Curriculum K-12, and by providing practical ideas and educational resources for schools to consider, the Handbook assists...

Achieving our goal: LEED designations

April 22, 2015
​ Ridgeway Elementary School and the BlueShore Financial Environmental Learning Centre achieve LEED building designations. At the April 21st public meeting of the North Vancouver Board of Education, the Board commended the School District’s facilities team for achieving LEED designations for Ridgeway Elementary and the BlueShore Financial Environmental Learning Centre at...

Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence

April 15, 2015
​Do you know an outstanding teacher?  Do you know an outstanding Early Childhood Educator?  Nominate them for Canada's most prestigious teaching award.  Honour our outstanding educators and give them the recognition they deserve. We're extremely proud of each of our previous winners of the PM's Award: Jennifer Tieche 2014 - Murray Bulger...

AMBER ALERT - Now Cancelled

April 13, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015 at 1:42 p.m. The BC Amber Alert has now been cancelled. For more information, see the Delta Police website  

Request for Proposal - Surplus Space

April 09, 2015
Information Update on  May 4, 2015 : ​The North Vancouver Board of Education is seeking Proposals for the License use of Surplus Space of a portable classroom facility located at Queensbury Elementary School, 2020 Moody Avenue, North Vancouver BC.  All information about this Request for Proposal (RFP), including any Addenda and requirements,...

North Vancouver Board of Education Announces Change of Chair

March 25, 2015
​ At the March 24th meeting of the North Vancouver Board of Education, Barry Forward resigned from the chair position for personal reasons. Mr. Forward will continue to serve on the Board as a trustee. Subsequent to this, Trustee Cyndi Gerlach was elected at the meeting as chair for the term...

Capilano Water Main Public Meeting

March 20, 2015
Metro Vancouver is sponsoring a ​Public Meeting on March 31, 2015 to provide more information about the Capilano Water Main Project.  Construction will commence in August 2015.  At the Metro Vancouver's Public Meeting, you will: learn about the construction plan and schedule; hear about how Metro Vancouver will manage traffic, including detour routes; learn about property...

The Problem With Discipline

March 11, 2015
The North Vancouver Parent Advisory Council invites you to attend an evening presentation with Christopher Burt, a Parenting and Family Development Specialist.  Mr. Burt will discuss techniques that parents can use to effectively influence their child's behaviour on: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Argyle Secondary School - Small Gymnasium
1131 Frederick Road
North...

Resiliency + Risk in Youth Mental Health

March 11, 2015
Creating Capacity for Youth Mental Wellness.  The North Shore C4 Committee invites you to attend a community conversation series with guest speakers Dr. Elizabeth Seawyc and Pam Owen on: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
6:30 p.m. (Doors open)
West Vancouver Seniors Activity Centre
695 21st Street
West Vancouver BC Learn more Please pre-register What...

Working Towards a Replacement School

March 03, 2015
Parents/guardians of students in the Argyle Family of Schools were invited to an Argyle Parent Advisory Council-sponsored event on March 2, 2015 to learn more about the Argyle Capital Project.  John Lewis, Superintendent of Schools, provided an overview of the history of the Argyle Capital Project; funding the "gap"; building and...

Justice High Social Justice Conference

February 26, 2015
The Carson Graham Global Initiatives Program and the Capilano University Global Stewardship Program invite Grade 8 to 12 students to attend the Justice High Social Justice Conference on Saturday, February 28, 2015 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Learn more Please pre-register

Field Hockey - Register by April 10, 2015

February 24, 2015
​The North Vancouver School District announces its new Field Hockey Academy at Sutherland School.  The Field Hockey Academy, parallel in design to the existing sports academies, will provide for the participation of all students, male and female, regardless of their field hockey experience.   Students in Grades 8 to 12 are eligible...

Getting Greener: The Organics Disposal Ban

February 16, 2015
​As you likely know, the Metro-Vancouver-wide effort to keep food scraps out of the landfill is now in full gear. All schools and school district facilities are expected to fully comply with Metro Vancouver's organic waste disposal ban. To do this, we are preparing to roll out new, compartmentalized...

Scholarships and Awards

February 05, 2015
The Ministry of Education is seeking feedback from students, teachers, parents, school counsellors, administrators, and employers.  The Ministry has provided scholarships and awards to BC high school students since 1987.  There have been some changes over the years, but the time is right to conduct a comprehensive review of the program. ...

When to Worry About Worry

February 05, 2015
Understanding Anxiety in Kids - February 12, 2015 - the North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic is offering a free public talk on worry and anxiety in children.  Presenter: Dr. Kimberley Da Silva, Registered Psychologist Thursday, February 12, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Larson Elementary School Gymnasium
2605 Larson Road
North Vancouver BC Is your child anxious...

RCMP Reminder - Keeping Our School Zones Safe

January 26, 2015
​North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit Officers are concerned that during the busy pick-up and drop-off periods around local schools, drivers are becoming less safety conscious.  Read more

Digital Media Youth Expo

January 21, 2015
Explore - Discover - Create on Saturday, January ​31, 2015 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.​ The Digital Media Academy is hosting its third annual Digital Media Youth Expo.  Hosted by the North Vancouver School District’s Digital Media Academy (DMA), this event was attended by more than 500 students...

New Year's Greetings

January 08, 2015
Welcome to 2015! By now we hope students, staff, and families are settling into school routines after an enjoyable holiday season. The months between January and June are always a busy combination of hard work, perseverance and the rewards that come from seeing progress realized and goals achieved. A major, annual...

SORRY, IT'S FULL - Social Media Awareness

January 07, 2015
Sorry, all of the seats for the Social Media Awareness event on January 28, 2015 are now filled.  * * * * * * * * * The North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit invites you to attend Social Media Awareness: Parenting the Connected Kid: Going Beyond Safety , presented by...

Winter brings

January 05, 2015
a fresh fall of snow at Cheakamus Centre--the North Vancouver School District's winter wonderland--where nature is in session.   Visit the Cheakamus Centre's new website and learn more ​                    

North Vancouver School District Announces Leadership Succession Plan

December 08, 2014
​ News Release: Franci Stratton, chair of the North Vancouver Board of Education, today announced a leadership succession plan, established and approved by the Board, for the role of superintendent of schools and CEO of the North Vancouver School District. The plan is in place to ensure stability and continuity following...

Organization of Classes Report

November 21, 2014
The North Vancouver School District’s annual Organization of Classes Report 2014/15 provides an historical comparison of data on class sizes.  The Report includes important information for the Board of Education to consider when developing its budget priorities.   In April 2012, the BC Legislature passed Bill 22 – 2012: Education Improvement Act. ...

2014/2018 Board of Education

November 17, 2014
At the Local General Elections on November 15, 2014, v​oters in the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver elected the following School Trustees:        City of North Vancouver (three elected)
Susan Skinner
Megan Higgins
Christie Sacré District of North Vancouver (four elected)
Jessica Stanley
Barry Forward
Cyndi Gerlach
Franci Stratton...

Local Government Elections

November 14, 2014
​ are this Saturday, November 15th, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  This is your opportunity to shape the future of your community.  For voter information, a list of the candidates, and voting locations, visit your municipal website:   City of North Vancouver
http://www.cnv.org/election District of North Vancouver
http://www.dnv.org/article.asp?c=764   We encourage you...

International Programs video earns top award

October 27, 2014
​ News Release: A welcome win - North Vancouver School District International Programs Video earns top award from the National School Public Relations Association.  In June of 2014, the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) announced the winners of its 2014 Publications and Electronic Media Competition.  In the category of Electronic...

Halloween RCMP Advisory

October 20, 2014
​ With Halloween quickly approaching, the North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit would like to remind students of the regulations surrounding the purchase, possession and use of fireworks and firecrackers: In both the City and District of North Vancouver the possession or discharge of firecrackers is prohibited. Firecrackers are defined as...

Jennifer Tieche receives Prime Minister's Award

October 16, 2014
​ News Release: On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Jennifer Tieche, the teacher librarian for Carson Graham Secondary, received a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in a special ceremony on Parliament Hill. As one of only 10 national-level winners, Ms. Tieche was invited by the Prime Minister to Ottawa to receive...

Growing Absolutely Fantastic Teens

October 09, 2014
How families, schools, and communities can support positive mental health among young people.  A special presentation with Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc October 28, 2014
Centennial Theatre on Lonsdale
6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Free event.  Please RSVP to rsvp@cnv.org Learn more by clicking here Co-sponsored by:
City of North Vancouver
District of North...

Invalid or Missing E-Mail Addresses

September 30, 2014
Do we have your current and valid e-mail address?  If we don't have your e-mail address, we are unable to communicate with you via our SchoolConnects automated messaging system.  We use our communication system to contact you in important situations; to provide information about your child; and to inform you of events, meetings, and...

Welcome to 2014/15: A Message from the Chair and the Superintendent

September 26, 2014
​Dear Parents and Guardians:    It’s with great pleasure that we welcome everyone to a new school year. The delayed start created several tense weeks and we are glad the situation was resolved with a negotiated agreement that allowed teachers to return to work and students to return to class. The enthusiasm...

Elections BC

July 30, 2014
General Local Elections on November 15, 2014:   As of May 29, 2014, Elections BC, a non-partisan Office of the Legislature, is responsible for administering the new campaign financing and advertising rules for local elections, campaign organizers, candidates, elector organizations, and third-party sponsors.  Local jurisdictions maintain responsibility for administering voting and accepting...

Opening doors: HYAD Place celebrates its official opening

July 14, 2014
Representatives of the provincial government and the North Vancouver Board of Education were proud to join the Housing for Young Adults with Disabilities (HYAD) society on July 14 to celebrate the official opening of HYAD Place. A new housing development for young adults  with developmental disabilities in North Vancouver, HYAD Place, located...

Distributed Learning Summer Session NEW UPDATE on July 2, 2014

June 30, 2014
Due to the limitations of the Labour Relations Board Essential Services Order, we have made adjustments to the delivery of our online courses.  All DL courses will be open and available to currently registered students during the summer months so they may continue toward completion. Students have a year from their...

Summer School NEW UPDATE on July 2, 2014

June 30, 2014
Due to the limitations of the Labour Relations Board Essential Services Order, the restrictions on Summer School will prevent us from offering our planned educational programs. Students enrolled in both Review and Completion and Full Credit Summer School will be receiving full refunds over the next 4-6 weeks. These students should...

Kindergarten to Grade 7 Final Reporting

June 27, 2014
​Dear Parents and Guardians of Kindergarten to Grade 7 Students:    The ongoing labour dispute has seriously impacted our ability to provide final reports for students this school year.  Without the availability of teachers to assess, evaluate, and report student learning, we are unable to provide final reports in the usual format.  We...

Grades 8 to 12 Final Reporting

June 27, 2014
​Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 8 to 12 Students:     The ongoing labour dispute has seriously impacted our ability to provide final reports for students this school year.  Without the availability of teachers to assess, evaluate, and report student learning, we are unable to provide final reports in the usual format....

Board urges BCTF and BCPSEA to reach an agreement or settlement

June 25, 2014
Dear Minister Fassbender, Mr. Iker and Mr. Marchbank:   The North Vancouver Board of Education is writing you today to urge both parties to reach a negotiated agreement or mediated settlement as soon as possible. The bargaining impasse is directly impacting our students, parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff within our community....

District Literacy Plan 2014

June 19, 2014
The North Vancouver Board of Education recognizes the significant role that we play in the education of people of all ages within our community. The District Literacy Plan is a statement of our commitment to work collaboratively with key community stakeholders to improve literacy for all residents of the North Shore....

BCTF Strike Action - Provincial Exams - Year-end Procedures

June 12, 2014
June 12, 2014 - Letter to Parents and Guardians:      I am writing to you with an important update on the BC Teachers’ Federation declared withdrawal of services and several changes that will affect our end-of-year procedures, including Provincial Examinations, Grade 12 final grades, and the return of textbooks and resource materials....

BC Provincial Scholarship and Transcript Information

June 12, 2014
​The Ministry's June 2014 Provincial Exam Bulletin provides information about exam results, transcripts, August exams, and Provincial Scholarships.  It also provides website links to additional information.

Grad Season Advisory for Students and Parents

June 10, 2014
In the coming weeks, many high school students will be participating in both school-sanctioned and non-sanctioned graduation and after-prom festivities.  While this is an exciting and important time in a Grade 12 student’s life, the North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit would like to remind students and their parents of the...

Schools not in session on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

May 30, 2014
​As you may already know, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation announced that a second week of rotating, one-day strikes will take place throughout the province next week. The BCTF’s decision reflects a continuation of their job action related to teacher contract bargaining. Locally, the Teachers’ Federation has directed its members in...

Elementary Summer School Cancelled

May 30, 2014
At the May, 27, 2014 Public Meeting, the North Vancouver Board of Education approved the cancellation of the 2014 Elementary Summer School program. Due to limited funding for the program, and an inability to charge fees to ensure that all costs are covered, the School District is unable to offer the...

May 29, 2014 - BCTF Rotating Strike Action

May 20, 2014
Schools are not in session on Thursday, May 29th due to BCTF Rotating Strike Action - Letter to all North Vancouver School District Parents and Guardians on May 20, 2014:

As you may be aware, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation announced this morning a series of rotating, one-day strikes to occur...

Lucas and Cloverley Sites - Online Surveys

May 15, 2014
​Building on input received at stakeholder sessions and public open houses, a survey is now open to seek additional input. While the Board of Education has received considerable community feedback on ideas for the future of the Cloverley and Lucas sites, the survey seeks to dig deeper into some of the...

Students Get Sick From Pot-Infused Edibles

April 29, 2014
Over the past week, several high school students in North Vancouver became sick from eating pot-infused edibles.  The Grade 10 students from two separate high schools became sick enough for one of them to be taken to the hospital. 

 
Click here to read the full newsroom release from the...

Land, Learning and Livability Public Open Houses

April 03, 2014
April 16, 2014 between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the Lucas Centre Site and Cloverley School Site
The Board of Education is seeking public ​input as it undertakes a land management process that will identify options for repurposing of the Lucas Centre and Cloverley School sites.

Two public open houses will be held...

Look Who's Cooking

April 01, 2014
​The 2nd Annual Culinary Arts Program's Evening Dinner Service is available until May 30, 2014. You can dine out and enjoy the culinary skills of students who are enrolled in our VCC Culinary Arts Program.

$10 includes Starter, Daily Entree, and Dessert.  Take out is available.

Please double check the daily schedule...

Inchult Snaam, One Strong Spirit

March 31, 2014
Artist Xwalacktun's 'Inchult Snaam" incorporates both Coast Salish and S k w x wú7mesh styles of art.  The print was launched at a special event at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art on March 13, 2014.  

Learn more about Xwalacktun's new print edition

Frank Darier Baziere's film of the event...

Some Grad Events Are Not Sanctioned

March 27, 2014
Press Release from the North Vancouver RCMP:  ​Historically in North Vancouver, the high school classes that graduate in June hold unsanctioned Pre-Graduation events. They have been held in North Vancouver and various locations throughout the Vancouver area. These events often represent adolescent behaviour primarily under the influence of alcohol, states Cpl....

Spring Break 2014

March 14, 2014
​We've posted some suggestions and ideas for camps, activities, and build-your-own Spring Break camp

Land, Learning and Livability Public Open Houses

February 07, 2014
Lucas Centre Site and Cloverley School Site
The Board of Education is seeking public input as it undertakes a land management process that will identify options for repurposing of the Lucas Centre and Cloverley School sites.

Two public open houses will be held to inform the community on the process, and to...

Marijuana - Federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

February 03, 2014
​ The North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit would like to remind students of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act in Canada. The recent change to some laws in several American States regarding marijuana has caused some confusion in British Columbia. Marijuana is illegal in Canada and is listed in Schedule...

My Health My Community

January 21, 2014
​Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health are asking for your participation in an important population health initiative called My Health My Community .  More information about the survey is available at www.myhealthmycommunity.org (Input from men is particularly needed.) The survey closes on March 31, 2014. This announcement is posted on behalf...

Board Approves Sale of Monteray School Site

November 28, 2013
​The North Vancouver Board of Education read and adopted Disposal of Real Property Bylaw No. 2013-2 Monteray School at the Public Board Meeting on November 26, 2013.  The School District will now proceed to enter into an agreement to sell, and complete the sale of, the Monteray property to Morningstar Development...

North Vancouver Board of Education: Update

November 28, 2013
At the November 26, 2013 Public Meeting of the North Vancouver Board of Education, trustees voted to confirm the leadership of the Board to be Franci Stratton as Chair, and Cyndi Gerlach as Vice-Chair.  "As the 2012-14 Board, we look forward to continuing into the third year of our service to...

A Message of Compassion and Support

November 14, 2013
We are all deeply moved by the news broadcasts and pictures of the devastation in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan.  This disaster has impacted some of our students and employees who have family living in the Philippines. 

On behalf of the Board of Education and all of our staff and students,...

Carson Graham's unscripted squad gets room to improv at nationals

April 19, 2017
​By Jeremy Shepherd, North Shore News Carson Graham’s timid improv team manage to come out of their shells at a recent rehearsal. Photo by Paul McGrath, North Shore News

“Intuitive improvisation is the secret of genius.” – Christopher Walken as the bad guy in A View to a Kill
The...

Learning this summer

April 18, 2017
​ The North Vancouver School District offers two ways to learn this summer: in person or online. Registration opens May 1, 2017 . To find out more, visit the websites listed below or attend the Parent Information Meeting on Monday, May 8th at 7pm at the Education Services Centre (2121 Lonsdale Ave) ....

Power outage today

April 06, 2017
​ Dear North Vancouver School District Community,
At roughly 11:30 a.m. this morning (Thursday, April 6, 2017), the BC Hydro Capilano substation experienced a failure and the following schools lost power: Braemar, Canyon Heights, Carson Graham, Cleveland, Handsworth, Highlands, Larson, Montroyal, Mountainside and Westview. The Education Services Centre also lost...

Seismically upgraded and refreshed Windsor Secondary now complete

March 31, 2017

Students, teachers and staff at Windsor Secondary returned from spring break to a seismically safe and updated school, thanks to an almost $5-million upgrade under the Province’s Seismic Mitigation Program.  
Jane Thornthwaite, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour, visited the school today on behalf of Education Minister Mike Bernier to...

Welcome back from spring break

March 27, 2017
​ March 27, 2017

Dear Students, Staff and Parents/Guardians:
Subject: Welcome back from spring break I hope the entire North Vancouver School District community enjoyed a relaxing spring break. Taking the time to unwind and to spend valuable moments with family and friends are both important aspects of...

Hot dogs provide for valuable learning

March 27, 2017
​The lunch bell rings. Instantly, hordes of students and staff begin lining-up in the Sutherland Secondary School Cafeteria. Wafting inside through open doors from the outside patio is the hunger inducing smell of sautéed onions and barbecued hotdogs. "They swarm in like bees," explains Daniel, assistant manager of hotdog day.  Hotdog...

Carson Graham student, Lyric Atchison, wins Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport

March 22, 2017
The 2016 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport were presented on March 21, 2017 to 12 outstanding Aboriginal youth athletes from British Columbia. Carson Graham Secondary student and Squamish Nation member Lyric Atchison was one of the 12 recipients. The awards were presented by Gordon Hogg, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Sport,...

Province provides funding for trades training equipment

March 22, 2017
​ Skilled trades students in the North Vancouver and West Vancouver School Districts will benefit from a three-year, $15-million investment by the B.C. government to support youth trades programs with the purchase of new trades training equipment. School District 44 (North Vancouver) is receiving $195,886 over the next three years to...

Update - MyEd password reset

March 17, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians, This message is an update to the incident that occurred to the student information system of the North Vancouver School District (NVSD).   All passwords to parent access to the student information system, MyEd, were reset accidentally on Thursday March 9. The cause was human error and...

Handsworth team tops eco project comp

March 15, 2017
​By Rosalind Duane, North Shore News   Handsworth secondary students Aryanna Safari, Justine Cook, Lucia Plunkett, and Marissa Gour (not pictured) are Team EcoBomb, which recently won Best Business Overall at the Enactus Business Competition held at Capilano University recently.
Team EcoBomb from Handsworth secondary recently took home top spot in a...

North Shore well represented at youth physics competition

March 15, 2017
​By Ben Bengtson, North Shore News  
  Photos of the  Argyle, Carson Graham and Handsworth teams A good many young Einstein’s walk among us here on the North Shore. Several secondary schools from North and West Vancouver competed in last Saturday’s 39th annual UBC Physics Olympics, an event that featured more...

Lynn Valley Elementary wins HUB Bike Award

March 14, 2017
​Lynn Valley Elementary School recently won Best Elementary School at the 4th annual HUB Bike Awards. The school won the award, which is in the 'Bike Friendly School Awards' category, for recruiting the most kids to participate in Bike to School Week last year. The annual bike awards celebrate businesses and individuals that are making biking...

Yolande Martinello - Finalist, YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

March 14, 2017
​Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. Yolande Martinello, Director of Artists for Kids and North Vancouver School District Principal of Fine Arts, is a finalist in the Arts, Culture & Design category. A long-time...

Windsor Secondary Student Heads North for the Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus

March 08, 2017
This March, Linnea Goh, a grade 10 Ecole Windsor Secondary School French Immersion student, will join with 25 youth leaders from Southern Canada as they travel to Iqaluit, NU to represent their communities at the Arctic Youth Ambassador Caucus organized by Global Vision. This mission takes place just three weeks after...

Embracing the new curriculum

March 08, 2017
​The sun shines through chilled windows into a small workspace at Mountainside Secondary School, illuminating a group of three teachers on a frigid Monday morning in February. "We're trying to design the tasks so that the carrot is dangling far enough away that it stretches students' minds, but not too far...

SFU offers new graduate diploma, "Indigenous Education: Education for Reconciliation"

March 08, 2017
​ By Diane Luckow British Columbia’s education curriculum is undergoing significant change. One of its challenges is a requirement for teachers to infuse Indigenous knowledge and practices into all curriculum subjects. To support teachers in this endeavour, SFU’s Faculty of Education is introducing Indigenous Education: Education for Reconciliation, a unique, two-year, part-time, Graduate Diploma in...

Long rise ends in golden moment for Seycove Seyhawks

March 08, 2017
​By: Andy Prest, North Shore News
  Sage Stobbart soars to the hoop for the Seycove Seyhawks senior girls team. Stobbart was named tournament MVP and top defensive player as the Seyhawks won the provincial AA championship Saturday at Langley Events Centre, the first B.C. title in team history. Photo by: Paul McGrath,...

Teachers get a lesson in welding

March 01, 2017
​ In the parking lot at Sutherland Secondary School sits what looks like a regular tractor trailer. On the inside of the trailer, however, sparks are flying, metal is melting and teachers are learning. The trailer is actually a welder teaching trailer operated by the Canadian Welding Association Foundation​. Secondary school...

Pipers fly high at international cheerleading competition

February 28, 2017
​By:  Andy Prest, North Shore News​
  Members of the Argyle Pipers senior cheerleading team celebrate their showing as the top Canadian team in the non-tumbling division at the 2017 World School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Fla. Photo by: Jessica Coe For the  Argyle secondary senior cheerleading team, the secret is...