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Merewether High's rugby girls clash with Canada

March 26, 2019
​By Helen Gregory, Newcastle Herald, Australia 

Zekeya Baguinon, Ruby Browne and Savannah Bauder. It was snowing in Canada during training for the tour. Pictures: Simone De Peak

SAVANNAH Bauder likes being told she plays like a girl.
"I say 'If you throw a little harder and...
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Dr. Lorrie Welch - Celebrating BC's Teachers

March 25, 2019
​Global News BC and the BC Teachers' Federation recently went it search of excellent teachers to profile. Students, staff and parents were asked to nominate their favourite teachers. Dr. Lorrie Welch, who teaches at Seycove Secondary, was nominated by her students and was selected to be featured! Check out the write-up and...
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Playground funding announced for North Van's Larson Elementary

March 22, 2019
​Jane Seyd / North Shore News Students   at Norgate Elementary school explore their playground after the school was awarded $105,000 in provincial funding for accessible play equipment last year. The government recently announced it would provide funding for a new accessible playground at Larson Elementary. file photo Paul McGrath, North...
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Trio from Argyle Secondary raises $5,000 for local women's centre

March 18, 2019
​North Shore News A trio of Grade 10 Argyle Secondary students recently helped the school reach a new fundraising milestone of $45,000 for local charities through the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative. Students Adreanna Cundiff, Sarah Johnstone and Sophia Frers received a $5,000 grant for the local charity of their choice, which...
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Dress drive for North Van grads gearing up

March 07, 2019
​By:  North Shore News

Photo by Mike Wakefield, North Shore News 
Students Gabrielle Webb, Niki Booker, Gordie Marshall, Thea Medland and Michael Dinoto have their hands full at Handsworth Secondary with clothing donations for the 44 Dresses campaign. Volunteers are currently collecting dresses, slacks, skirts, suits, shoes, shirts, accessories...
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North Van elementary schools receive Indigenous titles

March 06, 2019
​North Shore News photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
Westview Elementary student Jordan Noble joins One to One executive director Carol Neuman, volunteer Kamy Zargarpour, TD bank representative Rick Chou and One to One school co-ordinator Leslie Tarves in diving into a selection of new books from Strong Nations Publishing, donated by the children’s literacy...
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Artists for Kids program explores different ways of imagining the image

March 05, 2019
​by Victoria Jackson / Contributing writer
This is my first year participating in the Artist for Kids program. Before this, I had never had the chance to work with studio equipment like strobe lights and backdrops. When we started in the studio I didn’t realize how many artist decisions are...
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Ancient craft uncovered at Cove Cliff Elementary

March 04, 2019


Tsleil-Waututh weaver Kiki Whitebear shows one of her woven shawls during a Cove Cliff Elementary celebration of Coast Salish weaving at the school on Jan. 25. The entire student body is currently learning how to weave, while working on a legacy project. Photo by Paul McGrath, North Shore News
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North Vancouver School District embraces Sleep Out, in support of homeless youth

March 02, 2019
To donate, click HERE.​ By: HARRISON MOONEY, Vancouver Sun
Like most young people, the students of the North Vancouver School District relish the opportunity to spend the day outside.
But last December, the senior leadership class at Carson Graham Secondary School took things one step further, throwing caution to the...
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ALERT - MOMO Challenge

February 28, 2019
​February 27, 2019
 
SAFER SCHOOLS TOGETHER
The Momo Challenge first started in 2016 on a mobile instant messaging application called Whatsapp. A phone number associated with the name Momo and a picture of a girl with bulging eyes and widespread mouth would use a feature of the app...
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VIDEO: Community Conversation on Youth & Vaping - Information, Considerations & Impacts

February 28, 2019
On Monday, February 25, 2019 Foundry North Shore and Vancouver Coastal Health hosted a free Community Conversation for parents on Youth & Vaping - Information, Considerations & Impacts at the North Vancouver School District Education Services Centre. The evening was led by Dr. Milan Khara, followed by a panel discussion including...
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Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health in NVSD

February 28, 2019
Social Emotional Learning
District Priority: Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
In the North Vancouver School District, we believe that the Social Emotional Learning Continuum is central to student development and the educated global citizen. In addition, we believe that intentionally enhancing a student's sense of belonging while teaching social emotional...
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Dorothy Lynas grade 7 student competes in BC Secondary School Table Tennis Championship

February 27, 2019

On February 22 and 23, 2019, David Mandelstam - a grade seven student at Dorothy Lynas Elementary, left behind his elementary school to head to Surrey to compete with secondary school students who are the best of the best in table tennis.
"Even though it's not unusual in table tennis to compete with...
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Argyle Cheer Team places 2nd at Worlds

February 25, 2019
The Argyle Cheer Team recently returned from the World High School Competition in Florida with great news - The team placed 2nd in their division and first amongst all Canadian teams!
The team is comprised of 17 athletes from grades 8 - 12. Their trip to the world championships went above and beyond all expectations. The team...

Bargaining update

February 22, 2019
​ February 21, 2019   Dear NVSD Community:
Subject: Bargaining update
The North Vancouver Board of Education looks forward to working cooperatively and respectfully with both of our partner unions towards successful renewal of our two collective agreements. These agreements are with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local...
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Measles update - North Shore Schools

February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019 
Re: Measles Outbreak in Vancouver  Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents, 
We are writing to provide you with an update regarding the measles outbreak in Vancouver. This outbreak has caused understandable concern within the school community. Eight cases of measles have been identified in school age children in Vancouver....
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Artists for Kids (AFK) Spring 2019 After School Art Classes

February 21, 2019

Registration for Artists for Kids (AFK) Spring 2019 After School Art Classes is now open. For over twenty years Artists for Kids has proudly offered After School Art Programs to students from the North Shore and the lower mainland. Our Programs continue to run each Fall, Winter, and Spring at...
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French Immersion student, Maya Gauvin, wins second place in the national Voix de la poésie contest

February 19, 2019
Maya Gauvin, étudiante en immersion, se mérite le deuxième rang au concours national Voix de la poésie Neuf étudiants ont été nommés les meilleurs récitants juniors du pays, dans le cadre du concours Voix de la poésie. Ces élèves se sont mérités des prix, en plus d'un prix pour leurs bibliothèques...
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44 dresses - Donations needed!

February 19, 2019
​Again this year, we are collecting gently used black tie attire (all genders) to offer to grade 7 students for their grade 7 graduation events. Grade 7 students are invited to come shop at the "boutique" on April 29, 2019. Donations are being accepted starting April 1 and can be dropped-off...
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North Vancouver student wins $100,000 Loran award

February 14, 2019
​By Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News

Sutherland Secondary Grade 12 student Shiqi Xu has received a prestigious Loran scholarship. Photo by Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
Shiqi Xu thought she misheard that she had won $100,000 – rightly so.

“Even when I shared the news with my family, it...
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North Van students receive CPR and defibrillator training

February 11, 2019
​School district now has AEDs in all seven high schools

Alex McDonald, a Grade 10 student at Sutherland Secondary, performs a CPR demonstration during an event held at the school Friday to coincide with the launch of North Vancouver School District's new CPR and defibrillator training program. Photo by Mike...
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Shiqi Xu named a Loran Scholar

February 08, 2019
​ Shiqi Xu, a grade 12 student at Sutherland Secondary, has won the Loran Scholarship - valued at $100,000.

The Loran Scholars Foundation is excited to announce the 30th class of Loran Scholars. This year, we selected a record-breaking 35 exceptional young Canadians from a pool of 5,089 applicants, based on evidence...
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Emergency lockdown drill - March 6, 2019

February 07, 2019


February 7, 2019
Dear Parents/Guardians:

Subject: Emergency lockdown procedures and practice drills
The safety of students and staff is a top priority in the North Vancouver School District. We practice various drills throughout the year to ensure that students and staff are well-prepared in case...
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​Budget input

February 07, 2019
Each year, the North Vancouver School District undertakes a public consultation process for input on budget priorities. Staff, students, parents, education partner groups, and community members are invited to provide their input on budget priorities. Budget priorities align with and support the school district's strategic goals, vision and values. 
NVSD Budget...
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North Vancouver School District aims to offer subsidized rental housing for its staff

February 07, 2019
​Staff would be able to access rental housing at a 20% discount
By: Joel Ballard, CBC News, Feb 05, 2019 
As B.C. continues to grapple with its housing affordability crisis, some employers are being forced to offer creative solutions to retain their employees. The North Vancouver School District is currently looking at...
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Elementary Band and Strings Registration Begins on February 20, 2019

February 06, 2019

​Registration for Elementary Band and Strings Program for the 2019/20 school year starts on February 20, 2019 .
The Elementary Band and Strings program is a unique instrumental music program that is distinct to the North Vancouver School District. The Program provides school-based instrumental instruction to students in the intermediate...
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Squamish Nation & NVSD commit to equal partnership, collaboration with milestone education protocol agreement

January 31, 2019
​ January 17, 2019

New Protocol Agreement for Collaboration and Communication defines shared intent, provisions, and implementation structure for ensuring success of Squamish Nation students in the North Vancouver School District   Standing in a circle, the sound of the Hu-hup chilh slúlum 'Welcome' song quiets the crowd. The...
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Specialty academies on the rise at North Shore schools

January 31, 2019
​By Jane Seyd, North Shore News Almost 1,100 students on the North Shore are spending at least parts of their school days learning skills not found in everyday classrooms – from how to plié, parry and play lacrosse to digital animation and robotics. The students make up growing numbers of high school...
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North Van teen makes his mark on Food Network

January 28, 2019

Windsor Secondary student Davis Sams is competing on Kids Baking Championship on the Food Network. Photo SUPPLIED, FOOD NETWORK Kids Baking Championship airs Mondays 6 p.m. on the Food Network.

By Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News

North Vancouver’s Davis Sams, 13, is the only Canadian battling it out for...
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Budget input

January 23, 2019
​Each year, the North Vancouver School District undertakes a public consultation process for input on budget priorities. Staff, students, parents, education partner groups, and community members are invited to provide their input on budget priorities. Budget priorities align with and support the school district's strategic goals, vision and values. 
NVSD Budget...
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Update: Staffing of Learning Support Teachers

January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019

Dear NVSD community:   Subject:   Update: Staffing of Learning Support Teachers                                                                                                                                                 In June 2018, the North Vancouver Board of Education approved an additional eight full-time equivalent (FTE) learning support teachers (LST) for the 2018/2019 school year. These eight FTE were in place in...
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Curriculum and Communicating Student Learning

January 22, 2019


January 22, 2019  
Dear Parents/Guardians:
Subject: Update – Curriculum and Communicating Student Learning                                                                                                                                                Over the last few years, the Ministry of Education, who is responsible for all curriculum design, has updated and unveiled a new curriculum for all subjects and all grades, kindergarten through to grade...
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Events and Registrations - Parents, January 21, 2019

January 21, 2019

Please see the attached for events and registration in the North Vancouver School District.
Events and Registrations - Jan 21, 2019.pdf
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Seycove scribes harness thunder for new book

January 11, 2019
​ Seycove Secondary Grade 9 English students Sage Cable, Kaiya Perkins and Julian Cortina read to Cove Cliff kindergarten students from the book the Seycove students wrote and illustrated, called Seycove’s Thunder. Photo by Paul McGrath, North Shore News.
By: Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News
Before they left for Christmas break, a...
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New Year’s greetings - a message from the Chair and the Superintendent

January 07, 2019

Dear North Vancouver School District Community:   Subject: New Year's greetings - a message from the Chair and the Superintendent   On behalf of the North Vancouver School District, it is our pleasure to welcome you back from the winter break. We hope there was an opportunity to spend...
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North Van student eyeing $100,000 Loran award

January 02, 2019
​By Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News
Sutherland Secondary Grade 12 student Shiqi Xu is among the top 88 candidates from across the country vying for a prestigious Loran scholarship. Photo by Mike Wakefield, North Shore News.

A North Vancouver teenager with a passion for music and animal rights is in...
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North Van students join female hackers in cracking gender disparity code

December 21, 2018
​North Shore News photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore   News
North Vancouver School District technology teacher Justine Frazee assists Highlands Elementary students Justine Childs and Karah Cooper with a coding challenge during a Hackergal event held at the district’s education services centre on Dec.12. The North Vancouver students joined 5,000 girls...
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Sustainability News for Parents - Dec. 20, 2018

December 20, 2018
Sustainability News for Parents - December 20, 2018.pdf Please see attached for information regarding: Season's Greetings Litterless Lunch and the First Peoples Principles of Learning at Ecolé Boundary Elementary Highlands PAC Waste Reduction Switching to Play First Litterless lunch impacts school ground cleanliness Student Event - Environmental Leaders Network

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Drums a healing comfort in North Vancouver classrooms

December 19, 2018
​ Maria Rantanen / North Shore News
Gordon Dick (Tchilaqs7tchila) and other First Nations members hosted a drum making workshop for staff at Sherwood Park Elementary on Nov. 29. photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
First Nations cultural workers would like to see a drum in every classroom in...
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Staff, Students and Parents/Guardian Letter: Detailed radon testing

December 19, 2018

December 19, 2018 Dear Staff, Students and Parents/Guardians: Subject: Results – Detailed radon testing       We are pleased to inform you that results of detailed follow-up radon testing during operational hours show that all areas of Capilano Elementary School have radon levels below Canadian and World Health Organization guidelines. In...
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North Vancouver School District Downie Wenjack Legacy Schools Project 2018-19

December 17, 2018

The North Vancouver School District is very honoured to have five schools selected to be part of the Downie Wenjack Legacy Schools Project. The five schools are École Windsor Secondary, Norgate-Xwemélch'stn, Ns7e'yxnitm la Tel:'wet Westview, Carisbrooke and École Sherwood Park. The Secret Path is an album that began as 10...
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The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme | Upcoming Information Session & Application Deadline

December 17, 2018
​ 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 rigorous two-year, university preparatory curriculum that leads to a qualification that is...
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Coffee beans awaken students at Mountainside school

December 14, 2018
​By Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News

A group of Mountainside students are selling fair-trade coffee in an effort to raise funds to build a school in Guatemala. From left: Shan Ree, Mika Yekrangian, Mr. Lucas King, Abigail Pierrot, Patrick Walters, Sarah Bates and Francin Bolton. Photo by Cindy Goodman, North Shore News
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Academic Achievement Recognition

December 14, 2018

Secondary schools in the North Vancouver School District are redesigning their student recognition programs to better align with the new British Columbia curriculum. Academic achievement awards are now in place at all secondary schools that offer more meaningful and accurate recognition of student academic success. These revamped awards are honoured...
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Streamlining Communications: Improving communication with parents

December 13, 2018
​Over the past several years, the North Vancouver School District has been making efforts to better communicate with parents. This year, major changes have taken place to streamline communications and increase ease and accessibility. For information about the efforts that have taken place and what is planned moving forward, please see this report: 
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2019/2020 Budget consultation timeline

December 13, 2018

The North Vancouver Board of Education will be undertaking a public consultation process for the development of the 2019/2020 Annual Budget. The proposed plan for the process affords opportunities to educational partner groups and the public to discuss budget priorities through meetings, as well as via written submissions.   
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Innovative pilot project receives second year of funding

December 11, 2018



Students and instructors who participated in the July 2018 Indigenous Youth Learning Program
Cheakamus Centre is delighted to announce a $25,000 contribution from the RBC Future Launch program for a second year. This generous funding will allow for continued opportunities for indigenous youth to explore, build, and...
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Cheakamus Centre earns accolades at the 2018 Professional BC Wedding Awards

December 11, 2018

 
On Monday, December 10, 2018, Cheakamus Centre was one of the big winners at the Professional BC Wedding Awards! The annual Professional BC Wedding Awards is Canada’s longest running wedding awards program, which recognizes the hard work of vendors in the industry who provide high quality services to...
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Westview Elementary wins literacy lottery

December 10, 2018
​By Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News

Westview Elementary students Luca Mnatsakanian, Isa Pagtakhan and Ella Lahulek enjoy some new reads in the library on Dec. 3. Photo by Cindy Goodman, North Shore News

Westview Elementary has won the literacy lottery.
The North Vancouver school recently received a...
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Carson youth fundraising for Covenant House

December 05, 2018
​By Jeremy Shepherd, North Shore News

Carson Graham Grade 11 and 12 students Dena Ashrafi, Rachel Ockeloen, Steele Curry, Kseniya Yakovenko and Chloe Sutton will be sleeping out at their school this Thursday as part of a fundraiser for Covenant House. Photo by Cindy Goodman, North Shore News

It’s not...
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Superintendent's Report to Parents - November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018
Superintendent's Report to Parents, Nov 27, 2018.pdf

Please see attached for information regarding:
- Severe Weather Information (snow, wind, power outages, etc.)
- B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant
- CBC Massey Lectures - All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward
- NVSD on Instagram...
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Covenant House Sleep Out

November 27, 2018

This year, the North Vancouver School District is supporting Covenant House Vancouver by taking part in  Sleep Out . This program raises awareness about issues surrounding youth homeless, such as mental health supports, and also raises funds for programs offered at Covenant House Vancouver. For one night, participants will be...
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Ridgeway Elementary modular building occupancy permit extended

November 27, 2018

The Interim Certificate Occupancy permit from the City of North Vancouver for the modular building at Ridgeway Elementary School has been extended to July 31, 2019. The North Vancouver School District and the City of North Vancouver are now working on next steps with regards to a parking variance that could negate the...
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North Van students learn waterway restoration

November 19, 2018
​By Maria Rantanen, North Shore News
Larson Elementary students have a look at a display showcasing the growth and development of salmon. Students from the North Vancouver school were recently given a tour by North Shore Streamkeepers to see the salmon enhancement work done at MacKay Creek. Photo by Paul...
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Litterless Lunch at Montroyal featured on CBC Kids

November 16, 2018
​CBC Kids News contributor Lindsay Meng visited a class of Grade 6 and 7 students at Montroyal Elementary in North Vancouver. They are taking part in the North Vancouver School District's litterless lunch initiative. For two weeks they will bring litterless lunch and will keep track of how much garbage they produce. Reporter Lindsay is...

Mountainside Secondary receives approval for a full seismic upgrade

November 16, 2018

Students attending a unique North Vancouver school soon will have a safer learning environment with provincial government funding of $23.7 million for seismic upgrades at Mountainside Secondary school.   “We’re taking quick action to let students at this school know they will be safe in the event of an earthquake,”...

Natural gas conservation efforts recognized

November 15, 2018
​ November 15, 2018 Ms. Christie Sacré Chair, Board of Trustees North Vancouver Board of Education School District 44

Dear Ms. Sacré:

I would like to personally thank North Vancouver School District 44 for taking conservation measures in response to the October 9, 2018 natural gas pipeline rupture near...
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Technology News - Parents, Nov 8, 2018

November 08, 2018

Please see the attached for information regarding:  - MyEducation BC login and passwords  - School fees reminder and online payment directions  - School start-up consent forms reminder and online completion directions
Technology News - Parents, Nov 8, 2018.pdf
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Tristan Crowther wins Lindy Pfeil award for his work with Circles in Schools

November 08, 2018
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The Lindy Pfeil award is given each year to an individual who has supported the North Shore Restorative Justice Society's Schools Initiative program and embodies the qualities of the award's namesake Lindy Pfeil. These qualities include humility, inclusivity, dedication and a true commitment to supporting children to reach...
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November 8 - National Aboriginal Veterans Day

November 06, 2018
The poppy to the left was designed by artist, Andy Everson, of the K’ómoks First Nation
​Did you know that November 8th is annually recognized as National Aboriginal Veterans Day in Canada? National Aboriginal Veterans Day started in Winnipeg in 1994 to honour all First Nations, Mètis and Inuit soldiers who...
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Litterless Lunch - November 15 - 30, 2018

November 05, 2018
As part of the North Vancouver School District’s overall waste management efforts, we are running a district-wide “Litterless Lunch” from November 15 - 30, 2018. The campaign builds upon the efforts of those schools that already have successful programs, also known as “Boomerang Lunches”, “Pack it Out Lunches”, and “Litter Free...
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Student Vote

October 31, 2018
By Jane Seyd, North Shore News
Students in grades 5 to 7 at North Vancouver's Cleveland Elementary took part in a student vote mock election last week as part of a project to teach kids about democracy and get them familiar with voting. Students at schools in both North and...
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Letter to Parents/Guardians: Ridgeway Elementary parking

October 25, 2018
Dear Ridgeway Elementary School Community, Subject: Ridgeway Elementary parking The North Vancouver School District appreciates the communications we have received regarding the addition of 14 new parking spaces at Ridgeway Elementary School. We value our parent communities and Parent Advisory Councils, and want to thank parents for the care they have...
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Thank you to the outgoing Board of Education and Welcome to the new Board

October 24, 2018

Dear North Vancouver School District Community:   Subject: Thank you to the outgoing Board of Education and Welcome to the new Board                                                                                                                                                I would like to take this opportunity to offer thanks on behalf of the North Vancouver School District to the outgoing Board of Education, and to...
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Halloween Safety Tips

October 23, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:   Subject:   Halloween Safety Tips                                                                                                                                                 Halloween is a wonderful time of celebration for our community and families. It is also a time when we ask for your cooperation to help make Halloween a safe and enjoyable time of year. We enjoy it when students dress...
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Parent Notice: Events and Registrations - October 22, 2018

October 22, 2018
​ Please see the attached for events and registration information regarding: Events, Registrations - Oct 22, 2018.pdf
  Kindergarten orientation evening Growing up as a gender variant youth in North Vancouver: A conversation with Seth Watt about the importance of active allies The Digital Media Academy presents: MAYA for BEGINNERS
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​North Vancouver schools partner with Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund

October 22, 2018
Students follow The Secret Path to learn about residential schools Andy Prest / North Shore News
Residential school survivor Paitsmuck addresses a group of Norgate Community Elementary – Xwemélch’stn students during a ceremony kicking off a new partnership between North Vancouver School District and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack...
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Letter to Parents/Guardians: Federal Cannabis Act

October 17, 2018
Dear Parents/Guardians, Today, October 17, 2018, the Federal Cannabis Act takes effect making it legal for adults to purchase, possess and grow certain amounts of cannabis in Canada. To reflect this legal change, the North Vancouver School District has updated two policies: Policy 804: Use of Tobacco, Vapour Products and Cannabis on...
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NATIONAL PRINCIPALS’ AND VICE PRINCIPALS' MONTH

October 16, 2018
Thank you to all NVSD principals and vice principals who go above and beyond to support students and staff in our school district!

Below is information about National Principals’ Month, provided by the B.C. Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association:
The perceived role of principals and vice-principals in B.C. schools has changed...

A New Cabin Life

October 12, 2018
 
CHEAKAMUS CABIN RENOVATIONS BUILDING ON A RICH HISTORY  Cabin life is at the heart of the overnight experiences at Cheakamus Centre. Cabins are more than just places to sleep at night. Cabins are where friendships are nurtured, experiences shared, and memories made. As the saying goes, ‘If only walls...
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Brooksbank students support cancer research

October 11, 2018
​Students at Brooksbank Elementary School recently raised $700 to support Cops for Cancer and the Terry Fox Foundation. In addition to the amount the school raised, students and brothers Aidan and Ryan Reid undertook their own initiative and raised almost $3,000 to make wigs for kids who are undergoing cancer treatment or...
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(Sold Out) The Digital Media Academy presents: DMA Workshop Series Animation for Beginners

October 11, 2018
​ The Digital Media Academy presents: DMA WORKSHOP SERIES   ANIMATION for BEGINNERS       Workshop:   Animation /  beginner level     Topic Description: What makes a compelling story? How would you represent your story visually? Storytelling and design are the driving forces of every aspect of Animation and...
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Students connect with nature in first ever Mountain to Oceans program

October 10, 2018

An enthusiastic group of youth from across British Columbia came together October 4-7 in the Sea to Sky for the inaugural Mountain to Oceans outdoor education program and adventure leadership retreat. Thirty high school students were chosen from over sixty applicants to participate in this Ocean Wise pilot program,...
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Handsworth raises $6659.60 for Terry Fox Foundation

October 10, 2018
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In schools across Canada, the end of September is highlighted by the pitter-patter of feet on trails, fields, paths, sidewalks and streets surrounding schools. Terry Fox Runs are incredibly popular school events that demonstrate the social mindedness and passion students have for helping others.   This year, students...
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She couldn’t say I love you

October 01, 2018
Phyllis Webstad is welcomed by students and staff at Norgate Community Elementary School​
Soft weeping weaves through the stillness of the gymnasium at Norgate Community Elementary School. The room is dark and calm as the school community – students, staff and parents – sits and listens to Phyllis (Jack) Webstad...
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Lynn Valley family finds 'oasis' at Zambia orphanage

September 28, 2018
​By Jeremy Shepherd, North Shore News
Lynn Valley mother Debbie Pearmain was preparing for her trip to an orphanage in Zambia when she reflected that it might be nice to bring something for the children. Maybe soccer gear. The neighbourhood answered.
“Within three days my carport was flooded,” she says, recalling...
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PARENTS - Events and Registrations

September 24, 2018

Upcoming Events   A conversation with Shelley Moore Are you a parent of a child in the North Vancouver School District? Are you interested in what Inclusive Education and Competency-Based Planning means in today's classrooms? Please join us on Wednesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. at the Education Services...

Radon testing results

September 19, 2018

Dear Staff, Students and Parents/Guardians:
Subject: Radon testing results            From January to April of this year, the North Vancouver School District worked in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health to screen for radon in all of our schools. We are pleased to advise our school district community that test...

Communicating Student Learning (Reporting)

September 18, 2018
​ Dear Parents/Guardians:
Subject: Communicating Student Learning The North Vancouver School District is continually reviewing and enhancing how we communicate student learning to parents/guardians. We are pleased to share with you a number of items which not only support and enhance the implementation of the new BC Curriculum K-10, but also...

Foundation Skills Assessment – October 2018

September 18, 2018
​ Dear Parents and Guardians of Students in Grades 4 and 7:
Subject: Foundation Skills Assessment – October 2018 The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) is an annual province-wide assessment of children in grades 4 and 7 in British Columbia. It provides a snapshot of students' foundational skills in reading, writing, numeracy...
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North Shore students introduced to trades

September 13, 2018
​By Maria Rantanen, North Shore News
Wayne Shaw, co-op work experience co-ordinator at Argyle Secondary (left) works with local companies to find work placements for high school students. Kyle Robertson, owner of Kybe Electrical (right) has taken on several apprentices in the past few years, including Darian Valoma and Alec Spanos. photo...
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Sangha FAQ

September 05, 2018

As you are aware, the North Vancouver School District is using a new tool, called Sangha, to communicate with parents. There have been several questions, suggestions and feedback themes that have arisen. Below are frequently asked questions and answers that we hope will provide parents additional information. Thank you...

Welcome to the 2018/2019 school year

September 04, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:
Subject:   Welcome to the 2018/2019 school year                                                                                                            ...
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Labour Day weekend activities

August 31, 2018
​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 4th as they begin their most exciting and, probably, most challenging years of secondary school. North Vancouver School District staff are excited to inspire success for all...
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Walking or rolling to and from school

August 29, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:
Subject: Walking or rolling to and from school
The North Vancouver School District encourages students to get to and from school in active ways such as walking, cycling and scootering. There are many physical and mental health benefits for students of getting to school in active...
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Online forms - School Cash Online

August 28, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Once again this school year, parents can sign school district permission forms online. The system we are using for online permission forms is the existing School Cash Online system. On August 29, 2018, the following three parent consent forms will be available: 

    - Impromptu Walking Field...
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SANGHA - New parent communication tool

August 27, 2018
The North Vancouver School District and all of our schools are using a new tool to communicate with parents. The tool is called Sangha . Emails from the schools and school district to parents will come from this email address: mailer@sanghapp.net . Please add this email address to your safe contacts...
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Squamish Nation Youth Celebrate Graduation at Cheakamus Centre

August 08, 2018
​ © Gadbois Photography
On July 30th, youth from Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) celebrated the completion of an intensive 4-week training program to enhance traditional knowledge and develop instructional skills to provide interpretation to students and adults alike. The Cheakamus Centre campus served as home base, with experiential lessons led by...
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Summer school in North Vancouver attracts academic keeners

August 01, 2018
​By Jane Seyd, North Shore News
Callum Findlay, 16, Ethan Yuen, 16 and Sunny Tanchev, 16, chat outside during summer classes at Carson Graham Secondary. Summer school is hugely popular in both North Vancouver and West Vancouver, attracting about 2500 students across the two school districts. Many of those students...
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Twenty-five years in paradise

July 26, 2018
The glistening waters of the Cheakamus River and lush vegetation of the surrounding old-growth forest provide the perfect serene environment to explore creativity.
  "There is something really meaningful and beautiful about being able to take kids outside to harness their artistic expression," said Daylen Luchsinger, Education Coordinator, Artists for Kids....
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How do we know?

July 24, 2018

How do you know what you know? How do you process new information? How do you interpret that information? What happens in your learning progression to get you to a place of understanding?  
These are the types of questions that roughly 1,000 students have been tackling this summer...
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This teen is winning his battle

July 23, 2018
​By LORI CULBERT, Vancouver Sun

Cade Hansen is a student at the alternative high school, Mountainside, in North Vancouver. GERRY KAHRMANN / PNG


Eighteen-year-old Cade Hansen’s love for music inspired his roles in the theatre as a youth, his performances in choirs and bands as a teen,...
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North Van student spreads Meatless Monday message

July 19, 2018
Maria Spitale-Leisk / North Shore News
Staunch vegan Meghan Little helped Handsworth Secondary transition to a 20 per cent plant-based menu in the cafeteria. photo Cindy Goodman, North Shore News
Eating meat always felt wrong to Meghan Little. “I didn’t like the taste and I didn’t like the idea of...
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North Van tech whiz students create weather station

July 11, 2018
​ Devam Sisodraker and Ethan Wilson (pictured through the window of a 3D printer) created a weather station, including the physical components and the programming to upload the information, as part of the Digital Media Academy at Argyle Secondary. Photo by Mike Wakefield, North Shore News

B y Maria Rantanen, Contributing...
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Students put Mind Over Metal

July 09, 2018
​ To cap off the school year, eight secondary students recently spent a week away from their regular schools to learn how to weld. The students were taking part in the BCIT Mind Over Metal program – a new weeklong partnership program with the North Vancouver School District. The goals of...
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Kayachtn at Ridgeway Elementary honours Coast Salish heritage

July 06, 2018
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Eagles fly overhead as primary students drum a First Nations' song to thank four local carvers. The carvers stand, cloaked in blankets, in front of the newly erected Welcome Figure (Kayachtn) they carved at Ridgeway Elementary School.  


"The carvers have a gift. They connect with...
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Three students receive Bowinn Ma MLA North Van Community Scholarship

July 05, 2018
​North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Bowinn Ma announced the Bowinn Ma MLA Social Justice Scholarship: three $500 community scholarships, awarded to one graduating high school student each from Carson Graham Secondary, Sutherland Secondary and the Squamish Nation.

“I have been helped by so many in my community and this is an opportunity to give...
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Wanted: Warm and Caring Host Families

July 04, 2018
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 walking...
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North Van art teacher submits thesis in comic-book form

July 04, 2018
​ By Ben Bengtson, North Shore News

Photo by Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
When it comes to prioritizing doing schoolwork over poring through comic books, a North Vancouver teacher has skillfully demonstrated it’s a choice one doesn’t necessarily have to make.
Carson Graham Secondary visual arts...
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Have a great summer

June 29, 2018

Dear NVSD Staff, Students, Parents and Community:
Subject: Have a great summer Summer is here and school is out – it is now time to relax and to carve out some quality time for yourselves, your family and your friends. It is also a time of reflection. A time to...
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Aboriginal Education Report 2017/18

June 26, 2018
​The North Vancouver School District acknowledges and honours the history and culture of the Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in whose territory we reside. The Skwxwú7mesh Nation, Tsleil-Waututh First Nation and Métis Nation of British Columbia are key partners in ensuring success for students of Aboriginal ancestry. The 2017/18 Aboriginal Education...
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National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

June 22, 2018
​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 Saturday, June 23, 2018. They will remain at half-mast until Monday.
Learn more about the Canadian Proclamation...
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Carson Graham students and staff celebrate National Aboriginal Day

June 22, 2018
North Shore News
photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News Guitarist Brent Joseph rocks out on a solo as North Vancouver rock 'n' blues band Bitterly Divine play Carson Graham Secondary Thursday. The band's set was part of the festivities during National Aboriginal Day. Click here to read the original article at NSNews.com: http://www.nsnews.com/community/carson-graham-students-and-staff-celebrate-national-aboriginal-day-1.23344325.
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Mural, mural on the wall: North Van students create joy for school community

June 22, 2018

Larson Elementary student Abigail Roundhill makes her mark on a new mural on the school’s emergency supply container. photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
Larson Elementary students made their mark on a new mural on their school’s emergency supply container recently. The project, in partnership with design club at...
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And the Harvey Blair McKay Bursary goes to……Argyle

June 21, 2018
Congratulations to Argyle Grade 12 Student, Markus Bratsberg, on receiving the $1,000 Harvey Blair McKay Bursary from The District of North Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society.

As part of the Argyle Internship Program, and due to his interest in becoming a Firefighter, Markus attended the 2-day Junior Fire Fighter Academy offered by The...
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North Van kid draws on past for future career

June 21, 2018

Cleveland Elementary student Evan Panton poses with his cartoon strips at home in the Edgemont area. photo Cindy Goodman, North Shore News
For better or for worse, budding cartoonist Evan Panton wants to be like Lynn Johnston when he grows up. “I admire Lynn Johnston because she is Canadian...
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DMA students honoured with unexpected EA Sports scholarship

June 21, 2018

The DMA held its annual year end show earlier this week, which featured a showcase of work from all DMA students in Grade 11 & 12 – a mini video of all of their hard work throughout the school year. Four of Argyle’s Grade 12 Graduating students, Alex Zaparniuk, Julia...
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Province, community partners support positive mental health in North Vancouver schools

June 20, 2018

Photo credit: Province of British Columbia - Flickr © https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
The Government of British Columbia and community partners are supporting a two-year project at Mountainside Secondary school, to expand classroom-to-community mental health and addictions connections in the North Vancouver School District (NVSD). The project, supported by $225,000 in provincial...
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Argyle Concert Choir earns top spot at the National Kiwanis Music Festival

June 15, 2018
Choir Director, Frances Roberts at Argyle Secondary won the John Trepp Memorial Scholarship for the Most Inspiring Director at the Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival. This earned the Argyle Concert Choir an invitation to the National Festival. Argyle was one of two schools selected to have a music student receive the Vancouver...
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Letter to Handsworth Parents & Guardians: Update Regarding School Evacuation | June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018
Dear Parents/Guardians of Handsworth Secondary, Subject: Update regarding school evacuation Following up to communication from the North Vancouver School District, I have some important information I would like to share to address and alleviate any concerns you may have. This morning the school administration was notified of a threat to the...
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North Van students test out cryptocurrency stocks

June 07, 2018
​Junior investors prove financially savvy in contest Jane Seyd / North Shore News
Handsworth students Shay Harrison, Kaden Johnson and Fin Tugwell put their financial smarts to the test and came second in Canada in Junior Achievement’s investment strategies challenge. photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
Buy low, sell high....
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Swangard Track & Field Meet 2018

June 06, 2018
Congratulations to all North Vancouver School District elementary students who participated in the annual Swangard Track and Field meet yesterday, June 5th.

Thank you to all the volunteers who did an amazing job, Tim MacLeod (Principal, Boundary Elementary) and his team for organizing the event and of course, the...
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Elementary Band and Strings Instrument Drive

June 05, 2018
Do you have an instrument that you would like to donate to the NVSD Elementary Band and Strings program? The North Vancouver Elementary Band and Strings PAC is holding a musical instrument drive on Saturday, June 23 between 2:00pm - 4:00pm . Please bring instrument donations to the Gordon Smith Gallery of Art, located...
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Artists for Kids turns North Shore students into photographers (PHOTOS)

May 31, 2018
​Jonas Schilling / Contributing writer
Photo by Jonas Schilling, Carson Graham If you were a guest at Stave Falls Power Plant on April 23, you were probably surprised by the busload of high school students, carrying cameras, tripods, lenses, backpacks and tons of other equipment, running around the old hydro...
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Raising Digitally Responsibly Youth | June 11, 2018

May 31, 2018
With society heading in a direction of being constantly connected to technology, what do we need to know as parents to protect our kids and teach them responsible and appropriate use of technology? The parameters of rules and expectations that you put in place at home will undoubtedly guide their behaviour...
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Lynn Valley Elementary wins top prize in Walk and Roll Challenge

May 30, 2018
​North Shore News
District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton presents Lynn Valley Elementary's Parent Advisory Committee's vice-president Jessica Curry, and students, with $1,500 and a first place trophy during a ceremony on Tuesday. photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
Lynn Valley Elementary won the top prize in the District of North Vancouver’s...
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North Vancouver's primary students play their music

May 30, 2018
​North Shore News
Students from Upper Lynn   Elementary   school   play pieces on xylophones set up at the Education Centre May 28.
The North Vancouver School District celebrates the Primary Days of Music with performances by young students in kindergarten to grade three. Classes took to the risers...
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Culinary Arts Dinner Series Menu - May 30 & 31

May 30, 2018
​The 2018 Culinary Arts Dinner Series is serving up gourmet meals every Wednesday and Thursday from now until May 31st! Enjoy two-courses for $12, three courses for $15, or items priced individually.
What's for Dinner? Menus are posted to the District website Tuesday evenings. *This week's featured menu - May 30 - 31,...
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​Congrats to Christian Behnke - Canada's Favourite Crossing Guard!

May 29, 2018
Cleveland Elementary School hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Tea this morning to acknowledge and thank all community volunteers for their hard work and support. Guests were also treated to a very special surprise……. Christian Behnke, parent and crossing guard volunteer at Cleveland Elementary, was announced as a winner in the Canada's Favourite Crossing...
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Culinary Arts Dinner Series Menu - May 23 & 24

May 23, 2018
​The 2018 Culinary Arts Dinner Series is serving up gourmet meals every Wednesday and Thursday from now until May 31st! Enjoy two-courses for $12, three courses for $15, or items priced individually.
Last week of service is next Wednesday May 30th + Thursday the 31st!
What's for Dinner? Menus are posted to the...
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Seycove Student Wins Josten Photo Contest

May 22, 2018

Pictured from left to right: Zucheng Sun, Martin Podrebersek, Dylan McCartney, Eric Klimek, Vermouth Wang, Marley Grayson, Pamela Craven, Sean Clancy
Congratulations to Seycove Secondary grade 12 student, Marley Grayson, who won the grand prize in the Jostens Yearbook company Canada-wide photo contest! She was awarded a whopping...
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Art From 44 on display at Capilano Mall until May 31

May 22, 2018
You're invited to attend the Art from 44 exhibit currently on display at Capilano Mall, featuring a selection of outstanding student art from North Vancouver Public Schools. Proudly organized by North Vancouver Teachers of Visual Art and Capilano Mall, the exhibit continues through Thursday, May 31, 2018. The Art from 44...
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Primary Days of Music 2018

May 17, 2018
​The Primary Days of Music will be taking place from May 28 to June 1, 2018 at the Education Services Centre, 2121 Lonsdale Avenue. Hundreds of Kindergarten to grade 3 students from schools across North Vancouver School District will gather to share music, dance, and drama that they have been preparing with their music teacher or...
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Culinary Arts Dinner Series Menu - May 16 & 17

May 16, 2018
​The 2018 Culinary Arts Dinner Series is serving up gourmet meals every Wednesday and Thursday from now until May 31st! Enjoy two-courses for $12, three courses for $15, or items priced individually.
What's for Dinner? Menus are posted to the District website Tuesday evenings. *This week's featured menu - May 16 - 17,...
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Ministry of Education Recommendations to the Board

May 14, 2018
​ The North Vancouver School District has responded to a Freedom of Information request regarding Dr. Lee Southern’s report. Please find the information that was provided today in response to the request. North Vancouver School District – FOI request re Board fees for governance and professional services Over the period December...
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Watch “The Clean Bin Project” this Wednesday, May 16 at Cleveland Elementary

May 14, 2018
The Grade 6/7 French Immersion class at Cleveland Elementary School is hosting a fun, engaging film night to screen the film "The Clean Bin Project" on the evening of Wednesday, May 16th 2018! Watch the trailer here. The class is putting on the event to help raise awareness for the plight of...
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North Van students rappel their way to future career opportunities

May 10, 2018
​North Shore News

Students Reece Martis and John Gelacio rappel their way down from the tower site at the District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services training facility May 7.

The undertaking was part of a North Vancouver School District work experience program where one of the offerings, open to...
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North Vancouver Students Win Top Awards at Provincial French Public Speaking Competition

May 10, 2018

Vancouver -- 10,000 students from across British Columbia competed, 235 made the provincial finals, including 16 from North Vancouver in this year's pan-provincial French public speaking competition, Concours d'art oratoire. "Concours is a fabulous celebration of excellence in French language education. Through participation in Concours, students develop confidence in French as well as develop their public speaking skills. These...
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Culinary Arts Dinner Series Menu - May 9 & 10

May 09, 2018
​The 2018 Culinary Arts Dinner Series is serving up gourmet meals every Wednesday and Thursday from now until May 31st! Enjoy two-courses for $12, three courses for $15, or items priced individually.
What's for Dinner? Menus are posted to the District website Tuesday evenings. *This week's featured menu - May 9 - 10, 2018...
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Seycove Secondary School student awarded largest Canadian STEM scholarship

May 08, 2018

North Vancouver, Tuesday May 8, 2018 -- Ronin Cunningham has been selected to receive an $80,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. A graduate of Seycove Secondary School in North Vancouver, Cunningham will be entering UBC's Science program this Fall. Cunningham was selected...
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Accomplished youth receive civic awards from City of North Van

May 07, 2018
​North Shore News
Some of the youth recently honoured by the City of North Vancouver for their achievements pose in front of city hall May 3. photo Paul McGrath, North Shore News The City of North Vancouver helds its annual Civic Youth Awards ceremony May 3 at city hall, where the...
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Eastview teacher wins "Outstanding Support of Youth” award at DNV Civic Youth Awards

May 07, 2018
​On behalf of the North Vancouver School District, we would like to congratulate  Tine Moberg-Parker from Eastview Elementary School who scooped the “Outstanding Support of Youth” award at the recent District of North Vancouver Civic Youth Awards. Parker was the only teacher to receive an award that evening in recognition for...
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District of North Vancouver youth honoured

May 07, 2018
​Cindy Goodman / North Shore News

Some of the youth recently honoured by the District of North Vancouver for their achievements pose in front of municipal hall May 1. photo Cindy Goodman, North Shore News Distinguished youth were honoured for their outstanding achievements in a number of categories at a special presentation...
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Artists for Kids (AFK) Summer Camps 2018

May 07, 2018

Summer Day Camps
Artists for Kids Summer Day Camps are running during the first two weeks of July at the ESC (2121 Lonsdale Avenue). Both weeks are a blend of art creation and recreation and students will spend some time outside, weather permitting.
Week 1: July 3 - 6 for Kindergarten and...
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District Student Leadership Council Forum | May 9, 2018

May 07, 2018
The NVSD District Student Leadership Council (DSLC) Forum is happening this Wednesday, May 9 at the Education Services Centre (2121 Lonsdale Avenue) – 5th floor. This year’s DSLC Forum focuses on Better Health Better Learning, including physical health, positive relationships, learning environments, and mental health. At the event, you will have...
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Cheakamus Centre Open House 2018

May 04, 2018
Join Cheakamus Centre ​for a Fun, Family-Friendly Day of Nature Exploration and Discovery on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm for our 49th Annual Open House!

This is an open public event (no reservations necessary), with great picnic friendly food, salmon hatchery, farm, Coast Salish longhouse,...
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Summer Learning Parent Information Evening

May 02, 2018

Mark your calendars! NVSD is hosting a Parent Information Evening for its Summer Learning programs on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 7:00 - 8:00pm, 5th floor at the Education Services Centre, 2121 Lonsdale Avenue. Parents/Guardians of students in grades 8-12 are invited to attend. The Summer Learning program is for...
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Honoured for Excellence: Cheakamus Centre Wins Chamber Green Business Award

May 02, 2018
Brackendale, BC – Cheakamus Centre was one of the big winners at the Squamish Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Excellence Awards on Friday, April 27, 2018.  The Centre was presented with the Green Business Award at the annual gala event that recognizes the outstanding achievements of business people and organizations in...
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DMA Students to be Featured at The Chester Fields Youth Photography Exhibit

May 02, 2018

Pictured left to right: Chloe N., Julia H. and Claire P. photo credit Nicole W.
Contributor: Jennifer VanderMye, Digital Media Academy Assistant at Argyle Secondary School Three Digital Media Academy (DMA) students were chosen from the over 100 submissions to be exhibited within the selection of 28 youth...
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The Big One at One 2018 - May 11

May 01, 2018
​ Inviting all BC schools! Join us Friday, May 11, 2018 at 1:15pm for the National Emergency Preparedness Week Drop, Cover and Hold On earthquake drill.
Big One at One 2018 - Printable PDF
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Culinary Arts Dinner Series Menu - May 2 & 3

May 01, 2018
​The 2018 Culinary Arts Dinner Series is serving up gourmet meals every Wednesday and Thursday from now until May 31st! Enjoy two-courses for $12, three courses for $15, or items priced individually.
What's for Dinner? Menus are posted to the District website Tuesday evenings. *This week's featured menu - May 2 - 3,...
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School conference for Grade 9s in North Vancouver combats stigma of mental illness

April 30, 2018
Jane Seyd / North Shore News
Grade 9 students at North Vancouver's Sutherland Secondary took part in a two-day conference this week to help them learn about mental health and mental illness. The conference is part of a new mental health program being taught to all Grade 9 students in...
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44 Dresses boutique day a smashing success

April 30, 2018
​ North Shore News

More than 140 graduating elementary students in North Vancouver, including Ava Heyes and Kaelyn Clarke, will be celebrating in style thanks to party dress donations from the community. On April 24 the students attended boutique day at the North Vancouver school board offices where they picked out...
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Ministry of Education Recommendations to the Board

April 30, 2018
​Please find the NVSD Board of Education Progress Report to Minister of Education Flemming as per Dr. Southern’s recommendations.

April 30, 2018
The Honourable Rob Fleming Minister of Education
PO. Box 9045, Stn. Prov. Govt.
Victoria, BC V8W 9E2

Dear Minister Fleming:

The North Vancouver Board of Education is pleased to provide the following...
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Handsworth drama teacher wins 2018 UBC Alumni Award

April 30, 2018

Photo credit: Paul McGrath, North Shore News Congratulations to Handsworth drama teacher, Dr. David Beare, on winning the 2018 UBC Faculty of Education Alumni Teacher Award. Dr. Beare is recognized for empowering his students and teaching them to adapt, grow, collaborate, and connect through theatre. He has taught drama at...
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Lynn Valley students set for shoreline spring cleaning

April 27, 2018
Jeremy Shepherd  / North Shore News
Clean-cut kids Parmis Alemohammad, Piper Maillet, Austin Seeney and Will Doherty get ready to take out the trash at Hunter Park. photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
Lynn Valley Elementary students are ready to pick up their heavy load down by the riverside. About 130...
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The Exceptional Journey - Moving to Adulthood | May 1, 2018

April 26, 2018
Presented by members of the North Shore Youth Transition Committee, the Exceptional Journey event features discussion and transition related resources for youth and families. RSVP is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome. Please register here or email exceptionaljourneyevent@gmail.com to RSVP. Open to all youth and families across the North Shore. Exceptional Journey 2018 - Printable PDF

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Ross Road students win second place in triathlon relay

April 26, 2018

Congratulations to Ross Road students for coming in second place overall, out of 100 teams, at the Creek Classic School Challenge Triathlon relay this past weekend on April 21! Students Emmett Dorval (swimming), Eli Green (cycling), and Matthew Rons (running), each participated in the event. On behalf of the North...
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Argyle Sr. Boys 7s Team Takes Home Third in Provincial Championships

April 26, 2018
​The Argyle Senior Boys 7s team finished in third place at the 2018 Rugby Provincial Championships tournament this past weekend (April 21) at St. Georges School.
It was a real team effort, with many of the players being novices to rugby. The team demonstrated tremendous determination, leadership, sportsmanship and athleticism. Thank...
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Letter to Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades K - 11 | April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018
​ April 26, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Re: Self-Assessment of the Core Competencies

In 2017, the BC Ministry of Education introduced into the curriculum the Core Competencies of Thinking, Communication and Personal/Social Responsibility. These are broad-based sets of proficiencies that enable students to engage in deep and life-long learning. To support this initiative, the...
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Culinary Arts Dinner Series Menu - April 25 & 26

April 24, 2018
​The 2018 Culinary Arts Dinner Series is serving up gourmet meals every Wednesday and Thursday from now until May 31st! Enjoy two-courses for $12, three courses for $15, or items priced individually.

What's for Dinner?
Menus are posted to the District website Tuesday evenings.
*This week's featured menu - April 25 - 26, 2018...
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Handsworth student wins local writing award

April 23, 2018

This weekend, Handsworth student Ross Manara won the youth division of North Shore Writers' Association short story contest. Currently a Grade 12 student at Handsworth, Ross is also a member of Argyle Secondary’s Digital Media Academy (DMA) program. His story, "Sherbert's Last Stand" is about a horse that attacks a glue factory. Here is...
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Lights Out Lunch (LOL) for Earth Day 2018

April 23, 2018
​Lights will be out over lunch hour the week of April 23 - 27, 2018 to celebrate Earth Day. Schools are participating in the District-wide Lights Out Lunch (LOL) event. You can support this initiative by encouraging students and others to turn off lights during the lunch hour where lunches are...
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Summer Learning 2018

April 19, 2018
​Summer Learning and Distributed Learning (online) offer a variety of summer courses for secondary school students. Register anytime up until June 26, 2018 for Distributed Learning (online) and work throughout the summer at your own pace. Summer Learning registration opens May 1, 2018 and closes June 29, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon)....
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NVSD Dance Festival Program 2018

April 19, 2018
​ The North Vancouver School District invites you to attend the 2018 Dance Festival on Thursday, April 19th. The Dance Festival provides the opportunity for students in Grades 4 - 12 from across the school district to perform at Centennial Theatre.
Please click below to view this year's NVSD Dance Festival...
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Culinary Arts Dinner Series Menu - April 18 & 19

April 17, 2018
The 2018 Culinary Arts Dinner Series is serving up gourmet meals every Wednesday and Thursday from now until May 31st! Enjoy two-courses for $12, three courses for $15, or items priced individually.

What's for Dinner?
Menus are posted to the District website Tuesday evenings.
*This week's featured menu - April 18 - 19, 2018
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Senior Argyle Gold team wins full paid bid to High School World Championships

April 13, 2018
​As you have hopefully heard, the Argyle cheer teams did a fantastic job on the weekend at the Sea to Sky International Competition; the largest competition of the year. The Argyle Green Team (juniors) came in second out of six teams, and the Gold Team won a full paid bid to the High School World...
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High school girls rugby a big hit on North Shore

April 11, 2018
​Olympic inspiration has more teams than ever joining the scrum Andy Prest / North Shore News
Kseniya Yakovenko of the Carson Graham senior girls rugby team charges up the field during an exhibition match against Richmond’s R.A. McMath Secondary played April 5 at the Lucas Centre field. High school girls rugby...
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Cheakamus Centre receives $15,990 from Enabling Accessibility Fund

April 11, 2018

Squamish, April 11, 2018 - The Cheakamus Foundation for Environmental Learning is excited to announce a contribution in the amount of $15,990 from the Government of Canada towards the Opening Doors cabin enhancement initiative. Funding from the Enabling Accessibility in Workplaces and Communities program will provide for accessibility improvements to two...
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Letter to Parents and Guardians: April 20th Professional Day

April 11, 2018
*Please note,  Mountainside Secondary, Seycove Secondary, and Carson Graham Secondary do not have a professional day scheduled for Friday, April 20th.
April 2018 To: Parents/Guardians, Re: April 20th Professional Day As you are aware, your child’s school has a scheduled professional day on Friday, April 20th.   Unfortunately, this coincides with “420”...
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Letter to Parents and Guardians: Handsworth Secondary School Capital Project Update

April 10, 2018
April 10, 2018 Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff in the Handsworth Family of Schools: Re: Handsworth Secondary School Capital Project Update We are pleased to advise that the architectural firm KMBR Architects Planners Inc. has been selected to design the new Handsworth Secondary School. KMBR has a long history of designing large...
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Culinary Arts Dinner Series Menu - April 11 & 12

April 09, 2018
​The 2018 Culinary Arts Dinner Series is serving up gourmet meals every Wednesday and Thursday from now until May 31st! Enjoy two-courses for $12, three courses for $15, or items priced individually.

What's for Dinner?
Menus are posted to the District website Tuesday evenings.
*This week's featured menu - April 11 - 12, 2018

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Coco Love Alcorn connects through collaboration

April 09, 2018
​Singer/songwriter performing fundraiser for Mountainside Music Therapy program
Jeremy Shepherd / North Shore News Coco Love Alcorn, Highlands United Church, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7 p.m. A fundraising event for the Music Therapy Program at Mountainside Secondary School. For more information visit cocolovealcorn.com. The kids huddle in cliques along the...
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Help us collect special outfits for 44Dresses!

April 06, 2018

“44Dresses (is) about empowering girls and encouraging them to celebrate themselves based on their accomplishments and ability to overcome adversity in order to reach this milestone moment.” -Elena Grant, Co-Founder
Help us collect special outfits for 44Dresses !
Boutique Day is coming up on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 .
High school sites...
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Seycove Student Honoured as Valedictorian of 2018 RCMP Youth Academy

April 06, 2018
On April 5, 2018, 12 students from Seycove Secondary graduated from the RCMP Youth Academy. Mayumi Caunter, grade 12 student, was this years' Valedictorian. She was selected as the top achiever by 49 students that attended the academy from 5 school districts in British Columbia. Congratulations Mayumi!
Mayumi Caunter captured delivering...
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Handsworth Secondary seeks technology professionals for TEALS partnership

April 05, 2018
​ Dear Handsworth FoS Community: Handsworth Secondary School has an exciting opportunity to partner with TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) for the 2018/19 year! Learning computer science empowers young people to compete in the global economy and pursue careers across all sectors because it teaches students computational thinking and...
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Summer Learning Registration Opens May 1, 2018

April 05, 2018

Online registration for Summer Learning courses opens on May 1, 2018 and closes on June 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm (noon). Summer Learning offers a variety of in-person courses both advance credit and remedial. For detailed information about course offerings and to register, please visit: www.sd44.ca/school/summer. Summer Learning 2018 Flyer...
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Register Now for Distributed Learning School

April 05, 2018
​The North Vancouver Distributed Learning School offers ONLINE courses in a variety of academic and elective subjects for students in Grades 8-12. Register anytime up until June 26, 2018 and work on the course throughout the entire summer at your own pace. For more information and to register, please visit:  ...
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Welcome back from Spring Break! Message to Parents/Guardians from Superintendent ​

April 04, 2018
Dear Students, Staff and Parents/Guardians:

On behalf of the North Vancouver School District, I would like to wish everyone a sincere Welcome Back from Spring Break. Hopefully you all enjoyed some ‘down time’ with family and friends and are ready to push through this last stretch of the 2017/2018 school year. These...
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Windsor Student Named Sport BC Male High School Athlete of the Year

March 29, 2018
​Congratulations to Ryan Baker, Windsor Secondary student, who was named Sport BC Male High School Athlete of the Year at the 52nd Annual Athlete of the Year Awards on March 28. The Athlete of the Year Awards, hosted by Sport BC, is Canada’s longest-running sport recognition event that honours BC’s best...
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North Van immersion students shown benefits of French

March 28, 2018
​Career fair highlights the importance of learning a second language Rica Talay / North Shore News

Artist Isabelle Cailler speaks to French immersion students Paige and Hannah Sharpe, as well as Alison Marierat, at the North Vancouver school district offices earlier this month during a francophone career fair intended to...
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BeTheChange@NorthShore: Pre-teen Conference for Grade 6/7 Students

March 27, 2018
Attention grade 6&7 students: come meet and connect with preteens from across the North Shore for an exciting and life changing day!

At the conference, you will have a chance to stand up for ideas and actions that would make the North Shore a better place, learn about our First Nations...
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North Vancouver students seek rainbow crossing

March 26, 2018
Seycove club blazing a path for inclusive school Jane Seyd / North Shore News

Chloe Talman, Nicole Milton, Parker Gilson, Reese Findler and Arlo Pritchard, members of Seycove’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club, are hoping to add a rainbow crosswalk at their school. photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
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Seyhawks win historic bronze

March 22, 2018
​First provincial championship medal for Seycove senior boys Andy Prest / North Shore News

The Seycove Seyhawks celebrate their win in the Howe Sound AA championship tournament. The team went on to win bronze at the provincial championships. photo supplied
The Seycove Seyhawks basketball team scored some historic hardware this year,...
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Culinary Arts Program Information Evening | April 17

March 19, 2018
​ The Culinary Arts program partnership between the North Vancouver School District and Vancouver Community College provides a special opportunity for secondary school students to complete their Grade 11 and 12 graduation requirements, while earning post-secondary credits and certification as a Professional Chef Level 1 in the culinary arts industry. This...

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Merewether High's rugby girls clash with Canada

March 26, 2019
​By Helen Gregory, Newcastle Herald, Australia 

Zekeya Baguinon, Ruby Browne and Savannah Bauder. It was snowing in Canada during training for the tour. Pictures: Simone De Peak

SAVANNAH Bauder likes being told she plays like a girl.
"I say 'If you throw a little harder and...
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Dr. Lorrie Welch - Celebrating BC's Teachers

March 25, 2019
​Global News BC and the BC Teachers' Federation recently went it search of excellent teachers to profile. Students, staff and parents were asked to nominate their favourite teachers. Dr. Lorrie Welch, who teaches at Seycove Secondary, was nominated by her students and was selected to be featured! Check out the write-up and...
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Playground funding announced for North Van's Larson Elementary

March 22, 2019
​Jane Seyd / North Shore News Students   at Norgate Elementary school explore their playground after the school was awarded $105,000 in provincial funding for accessible play equipment last year. The government recently announced it would provide funding for a new accessible playground at Larson Elementary. file photo Paul McGrath, North...
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Trio from Argyle Secondary raises $5,000 for local women's centre

March 18, 2019
​North Shore News A trio of Grade 10 Argyle Secondary students recently helped the school reach a new fundraising milestone of $45,000 for local charities through the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative. Students Adreanna Cundiff, Sarah Johnstone and Sophia Frers received a $5,000 grant for the local charity of their choice, which...
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Dress drive for North Van grads gearing up

March 07, 2019
​By:  North Shore News

Photo by Mike Wakefield, North Shore News 
Students Gabrielle Webb, Niki Booker, Gordie Marshall, Thea Medland and Michael Dinoto have their hands full at Handsworth Secondary with clothing donations for the 44 Dresses campaign. Volunteers are currently collecting dresses, slacks, skirts, suits, shoes, shirts, accessories...
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North Van elementary schools receive Indigenous titles

March 06, 2019
​North Shore News photo Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
Westview Elementary student Jordan Noble joins One to One executive director Carol Neuman, volunteer Kamy Zargarpour, TD bank representative Rick Chou and One to One school co-ordinator Leslie Tarves in diving into a selection of new books from Strong Nations Publishing, donated by the children’s literacy...
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Artists for Kids program explores different ways of imagining the image

March 05, 2019
​by Victoria Jackson / Contributing writer
This is my first year participating in the Artist for Kids program. Before this, I had never had the chance to work with studio equipment like strobe lights and backdrops. When we started in the studio I didn’t realize how many artist decisions are...
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Ancient craft uncovered at Cove Cliff Elementary

March 04, 2019


Tsleil-Waututh weaver Kiki Whitebear shows one of her woven shawls during a Cove Cliff Elementary celebration of Coast Salish weaving at the school on Jan. 25. The entire student body is currently learning how to weave, while working on a legacy project. Photo by Paul McGrath, North Shore News
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North Vancouver School District embraces Sleep Out, in support of homeless youth

March 02, 2019
To donate, click HERE.​ By: HARRISON MOONEY, Vancouver Sun
Like most young people, the students of the North Vancouver School District relish the opportunity to spend the day outside.
But last December, the senior leadership class at Carson Graham Secondary School took things one step further, throwing caution to the...
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ALERT - MOMO Challenge

February 28, 2019
​February 27, 2019
 
SAFER SCHOOLS TOGETHER
The Momo Challenge first started in 2016 on a mobile instant messaging application called Whatsapp. A phone number associated with the name Momo and a picture of a girl with bulging eyes and widespread mouth would use a feature of the app...
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VIDEO: Community Conversation on Youth & Vaping - Information, Considerations & Impacts

February 28, 2019
On Monday, February 25, 2019 Foundry North Shore and Vancouver Coastal Health hosted a free Community Conversation for parents on Youth & Vaping - Information, Considerations & Impacts at the North Vancouver School District Education Services Centre. The evening was led by Dr. Milan Khara, followed by a panel discussion including...
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Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health in NVSD

February 28, 2019
Social Emotional Learning
District Priority: Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
In the North Vancouver School District, we believe that the Social Emotional Learning Continuum is central to student development and the educated global citizen. In addition, we believe that intentionally enhancing a student's sense of belonging while teaching social emotional...
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Dorothy Lynas grade 7 student competes in BC Secondary School Table Tennis Championship

February 27, 2019

On February 22 and 23, 2019, David Mandelstam - a grade seven student at Dorothy Lynas Elementary, left behind his elementary school to head to Surrey to compete with secondary school students who are the best of the best in table tennis.
"Even though it's not unusual in table tennis to compete with...
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Argyle Cheer Team places 2nd at Worlds

February 25, 2019
The Argyle Cheer Team recently returned from the World High School Competition in Florida with great news - The team placed 2nd in their division and first amongst all Canadian teams!
The team is comprised of 17 athletes from grades 8 - 12. Their trip to the world championships went above and beyond all expectations. The team...

Bargaining update

February 22, 2019
​ February 21, 2019   Dear NVSD Community:
Subject: Bargaining update
The North Vancouver Board of Education looks forward to working cooperatively and respectfully with both of our partner unions towards successful renewal of our two collective agreements. These agreements are with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local...
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Measles update - North Shore Schools

February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019 
Re: Measles Outbreak in Vancouver  Dear Students, Faculty, and Parents, 
We are writing to provide you with an update regarding the measles outbreak in Vancouver. This outbreak has caused understandable concern within the school community. Eight cases of measles have been identified in school age children in Vancouver....
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Budget feedback – Online feedback NOW OPEN

February 21, 2019
​ The North Vancouver School District is looking for feedback from the community on allocating a portion of the annual budget. To gather your feedback, we're using a tool called Thoughtexchange. All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued. You'll be asked to respond to one open-ended question,...
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Artists for Kids (AFK) Spring 2019 After School Art Classes

February 21, 2019

Registration for Artists for Kids (AFK) Spring 2019 After School Art Classes is now open. For over twenty years Artists for Kids has proudly offered After School Art Programs to students from the North Shore and the lower mainland. Our Programs continue to run each Fall, Winter, and Spring at...