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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...

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...

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...

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...

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
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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Announcement Archive


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...

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...

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...

Winter Weather Procedures

February 07, 2019
With a snowfall in the forecast, 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 winter weather, including snowfalls. Any district-wide closure will be decided...

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...

​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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Celebration of IB | February 21, 2019

February 07, 2019
The Celebration of IB (International Baccalaureate) 2019 will take place on February 21st at Carson Graham Secondary school from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Grade 10 students will showcase their individual inquiries - the MYP Personal Project. Grade 12 IB Diploma Programme students will present the academic and community work they do...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...