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What's being a firefighter like? These girls are about to find out

August 03, 2022

‚ÄčCoral Johnson (15) and Keira Thomson (16) met Thursday to get a sample of what the three-day camp will be like. | Nick Laba / North Shore News By Nick Laba, North Shore News A career putting out fires can be an intimidating idea for any youth, and...

Cheakamus Centre receives federal funding to enhance Indigenous cultural experiences

July 14, 2022
The Cheakamus Foundation for Environmental Learning is receiving $100,000 in federal funding to enhance year-round Indigenous cultural experiences at Cheakamus Centre. The funding is part of the federal government’s Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), a national program created to support tourism businesses and organizations who are investing in their future growth, while...

Letter: Kudos to clever grads for graffiti in washable chalk

July 07, 2022

Students from Carson Graham Secondary in North Vancouver are receiving praise from the community. | NVSD
Dear Editor: I am a longtime resident of North Vancouver and former teacher and vice-principal (toughest job in the system), and have always been disturbed by the ‚Äútradition‚ÄĚ of high school graduates tagging...

Windsor Secondary student awarded largest Canadian STEM scholarship

July 07, 2022
‚Äč For Immediate Release July 7, 2022 Windsor Secondary student awarded largest Canadian STEM scholarship
NORTH VANCOUVER --- Iliana Hodgins has been selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary. A graduate of Windsor Secondary in North Vancouver, Hodgins will be...

Bystanders honoured for saving life in North Vancouver parking lot

July 04, 2022

‚Äč Liam Marcoux, Devan Coward and Ray Wong received Vital Link Awards from BC Emergency Health Services for their life-saving efforts on March 5.BC Emergency Health Services By Nick Laba , North Shore News. When a shopper went into cardiac arrest in the Park and Tilford parking lot earlier this...

Superintendent's End-of-Year Message to NVSD Community (VIDEO)

June 29, 2022
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June 29, 2022 Dear North Vancouver School District Community Members, We find ourselves at the end of another school year, and what a year it has been! This year saw us balancing the impact and uncertainty of a pandemic with a deep desire to maintain what makes our schools...

Indigenous-focused graduation requirement update

June 23, 2022
‚Äč ‚Äč In March of this year, the B.C. Ministry of Education and Child Care and the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) announced plans to implement an Indigenous-focused graduation requirement for secondary students. This new provincial graduation requirement will see students complete at least one Indigenous-focused course in Grade 10,...

North Vancouver School District set to expand online French Immersion program course offering

June 22, 2022
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MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
June 22, 2022 North Vancouver School District set to expand online French Immersion program course offerings
The North Vancouver School District is pleased to announce it has been awarded a one-time federal funding grant in the amount of $350,000 to support the expansion...

NVSD Events and Registrations - June 2022

June 17, 2022
‚Äč ‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220616.pdf
This issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Events International Finance & Blockchain Conference - June 17 - 19 Public Board Meeting - June 21 ‚Äč ‚Äč We can only hint at this with words - Exhibition closes June 25‚Äč
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Minister’s statement on graduation week

June 16, 2022
‚ÄčB.C. Government News
Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education and Child Care, has released the following statement in celebration of graduation week: “As students and staff throughout the province approach the end of the school year and prepare for summer, we are celebrating graduation week in B.C., a time for...

Teen honours North Shore paramedics with vibrant mural

June 13, 2022

Paramedics held a small ceremony for artist Mikaila Ross Thursday (June 9). "It's this constant reminder that we're truly appreciated for what we do," said Megan Lawrence. | Nick Laba
By Nick Laba , North Shore News.
Thanks to the efforts of one high school student, North Shore paramedics
...

Superintendent's Welcome to NVSD Community

June 10, 2022
‚ÄčJune 10, 2022 Dear North Vancouver School District Community Members, It has been a little over a week since I began a new chapter with the North Vancouver School District. I am proud and excited to have this opportunity to serve the school district community as Superintendent of Schools. I look...

Acting Superintendent's Thank You to the NVSD Community

June 01, 2022
‚ÄčMay 31, 2022 Dear North Vancouver School District Students, Staff and Families, I am pleased to have had the opportunity and privilege to work in this school district as Acting Superintendent while the Board of Education completed their search for the new Superintendent/CEO. Tomorrow, June 1, Dr. Pius Ryan will assume...

North Vancouver Board of Education approves 2022/2023 annual budget

May 31, 2022




MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
May 31, 2022

North Vancouver Board of Education approves 2022/2023 annual budget
The 2022/2023 annual budget, which provides a planning framework to guide the North Vancouver School District’s staffing and organizational plans for the upcoming school year and balances estimated expenses to...

Dogs are motivating these North Van kids to come to school

May 31, 2022

A student at Mountainside secondary has formed a bond with Dervish, a PADS-trained facility dog specialized in helping kids with extra support needs. | Nick Laba
‚ÄčBy Nick Laba, North Shore News. One day, a student at Mountainside secondary went to the counsellor‚Äôs office when he was feeling low....

Three North Shore players help Fraser Valley Rush score silver at national championships

May 31, 2022
‚Äč North Vancouver‚Äôs Solana Cooper goes on the attack for the Fraser Valley Rush at the National Women‚Äôs U18 Club Championship in Okotoks, Alta. | @tiffanylukephoto/Tiffany Luke By Andy Prest , North Shore News.
Three North Shore hockey players made big contributions for the Fraser Valley Rush as the team earned...

Budding Tsleil-Waututh artist creates logo for UN Association in Canada

May 30, 2022

Tsleil-Watuth Nation artist Gordie Dick, right, has created a logo for the UN Association in Canada to celebrate World Environment Day. His dad, Gordon Dick, left, is also a TWN artist. | Gordon Dick
Note: Gordie Dick is a student at the North Vancouver School District
By Charlie Carey...

Kids Design the Ads special feature (North Shore News)

May 26, 2022
‚Äč We let kids design the ads for a special section of the North Shore News, and they came up with some great creations! | Kids Design the Ads By North Shore News.
There’s a duck selling insurance, a giant bear attacking skyscrapers, and an alien learning to read. We asked...

NVSD Events and Registrations - May 2022

May 19, 2022
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220519.pdf
This issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Events Public Board Meeting - May 24 2023 District Quebec Trip Information Session - May 30 International Finance & Blockchain Conference - June 17 - 19 ‚Äč We can only hint at this...

North Shore high school basketball all-stars tip off tomorrow at CapU

May 18, 2022
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Players get in on the action at the 2019 North Shore high school all-star basketball game held at Capilano University. The game is back this year after taking a COVID-19 break. | North Shore News file By Andy Prest, North Shore News. A fun North Shore sporting tradition is...

Brooksbank Elementary to receive new accessible playground

May 11, 2022
‚ÄčThe B.C. Government is providing funding for a new accessible playground at Brooksbank Elementary, as part of its Playground Equipment Program (PEP).   This year, the PEP will invest $5 million in 30 new school playgrounds for 24 school districts. Each school district will receive $165,000 toward each school‚Äôs playground, which...

North Vancouver School District announces new superintendent

May 09, 2022
‚Äč Photo: Pius Ryan has been named as the new superintendent of the North Vancouver School District, starting June 1. | SD44
By Jane Seyd, North Shore News . The new superintendent of schools for North Vancouver won’t have to move very far when he walks into his...

Academies - Late Application Period Open

May 09, 2022
 
The following information applies to students in Grades 7 to 11
Late application to NVSD Academies for the 2022/2023 school year begins on Monday, May 9, and closes on Friday, May 27, 2022. All applications are date and time stamped and will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis....

Community events return: helicopters, North Shore Rescue & food trucks this weekend

May 09, 2022
Written by Lynn Valley Life .
‚ÄčSaturday, May 7, marks the return of community events to Lynn Valley as the Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House comes to Argyle Secondary School and Lynn Valley Park from 11 am-2 pm. From helicopters to search and rescue dogs, from food trucks...

Board of Education announces new Superintendent/CEO

May 05, 2022

May 5, 2022 Dear North Vancouver School District Community Members, After an extensive nation-wide search, the Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pius Ryan as Superintendent/CEO of the North Vancouver School District, effective June 1, 2022. Dr. Ryan is an accomplished leader, with more than...

Meet the North Shore Rescue dogs at outdoor safety fair

May 05, 2022

‚Äč North Shore Rescue search dog trainers Ellie Lamb and dog Dreki and Ryan Morasiewicz with Nico. | Paul McGrath, North Shore News. By Nick Laba, North Shore News . As this year‚Äôs outdoor adventure season heats up, the North Vancouver School District is launching a safety-focused event...

NVSD44 hosts inaugural Outdoor Safety & Emergency Management Open House: Saturday, May 7

May 02, 2022
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MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release May 2, 2022

North Vancouver School District hosts Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House Saturday, May 7, 2022
The North Vancouver School District is proud to host its first Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House at Argyle Secondary on Saturday, May...

NVSD Events and Registrations - April 2022

April 21, 2022
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220421.pdf
This issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Events Ready, Set, Learn - ongoing until May 13  We can only hint at this with words (exhibition opening) - April 23 Rogers Hometown Hockey - April 23 to 25 Cheakamus Centre Open...

2022/2023 Secondary School Timetable and Weekly Schedule

April 19, 2022
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Attached is an update from Acting Superintendent Sylvia Russell regarding the 2022/2023 secondary school timetable and weekly schedule. ‚Äč Superintendent Update Secondary School Schedule_20220414.pdf
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MEDIA RELEASE: NVSD hosts Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House Saturday, May 7, 2022

April 12, 2022

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The North Vancouver School District is proud to host its first Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House at Argyle Secondary on Saturday, May 7, 2022. This family-friendly community event will showcase the expertise of local emergency management bodies and first responders and aims to build awareness...

MEDIA RELEASE: NVSD hosts Climate Action and Sustainability Week April 11 ‚Äď 14, 2022

April 11, 2022
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April 11, 2022 The North Vancouver School District (NVSD) will host its first Climate Action and Sustainability Week, April 11 - 14, 2022.  In partnership with Ocean Wise and other community organizations, the school district is excited to offer NVSD K-12 students and staff a variety of...

Argyle's welcome figure wins DNV Heritage Award

April 08, 2022
‚Äč Tuesday, Apr 5, 2022 | DNV News
The District of North Vancouver honoured recipients of this year's Heritage Awards and Design Excellence Awards at the April 4 regular Council meeting.  The welcome figure at L'√Čcole Secondaire Argyle Secondary School was presented with a Community Heritage Award. The annual Community Heritage Awards...

Water testing results

March 31, 2022
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March 31, 2022
Dear North Vancouver School District Community,  Since 2016, the North Vancouver School District has been proactively testing drinking water consumption points for lead levels at all enrolling schools with analysis provided by ALS Laboratories.  All schools have been tested in accordance with Ministry of Education guidelines...

Trio of Whistler skiers qualify for Ski Cross Junior World Championships

March 30, 2022

‚ÄčEmeline Bennett is one of three Whistler skiers headed to Italy this month for the Freestyle Junior Worlds. | Photo submitted By Harrison Brooks, Pique News Magazine .
Note: Emeline Bennett graduated from Argyle Secondary in 2021.
Local freestyle skiers, Nick Katrusiak, 17, Emeline Bennett, 18, and...

Superintendent's Welcome & Return from Spring Break Information

March 24, 2022
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March 24, 2022
Dear North Vancouver School District Community,  While the latter half of this message contains important information regarding the return from Spring Break in light of updates to the Provincial COVID-19 Communicable Disease Guidelines for K-12 Settings , I wanted to begin this message by...

Sparking inclusion ‚Äď Seaspan builds custom welding bench for local secondary school

March 21, 2022
‚Äč Blog post by Seaspan .
Employees from Seaspan‚Äôs Vancouver Shipyards recently made a special delivery of a custom-built, wheelchair-accessible welding bench to North Vancouver‚Äôs Argyle School. This local secondary school offers a unique range of skills-based courses and work experience options, including metalworking and the Youth Work in...

NVSD Events and Registrations - March 2022

March 11, 2022
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220311.pdf
This issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Engagement Opportunities - Your Voice Matters 2022/2023 Budget Priorities
Events Ready, Set, Learn - Begins April 1  Standing Committee Meeting - April 5 ‚ÄčPublic Board Meeting - April 12 ‚Äč Registrations‚Äč ‚Äč ‚ÄčElementary...

Superintendent's Thank You Message to Community

March 11, 2022
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March 11, 2022
Dear North Vancouver School District Community,  Today, on my last day as Superintendent of the North Vancouver School District, I would like to take the opportunity to share what an honour and a privilege it has been to serve in the community I also call...

North Vancouver skier Cameron Alexander wins World Cup downhill gold in Norway

March 08, 2022

‚Äč North Vancouver's Cameron Alexander gets a lift from teammates on Friday (March 4, 2022) after finishing tied for first place in a World Cup downhill race in Kvitfjell, Norway. Alexander is the first Canadian to win World Cup downhill gold since Erik Guay in 2014. | Alpine Canada Alpin...

North Vancouver School District recognizes 25-year employees

March 08, 2022



  MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
March 8, 2022 North Vancouver School District recognizes
25-year employees
Every year, the North Vancouver School District recognizes and honours educators and staff who have served the school district community for 25 years. In 2022, 37 employees were recently honoured. “On behalf of...

Walking school bus program ramping up in North Vancouver

March 07, 2022

‚Äč Walking School Bus leader Julie Falk with Peng Yuan Ye (rear) escort school children to Queen Mary Elementary. Kid Commute, a program to get more kids walking to school, is ramping up in North Vancouver. | Paul McGrath, North Shore News. By Brent Richter , North Shore News...

How to talk to kids about the war in Ukraine

March 04, 2022
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"Meeting kids where they're at" is one thing parents can do when approaching the conflict with the younger children in their household. | Elva Etienne / Moment / Getty Images
By, Jane Seyd, North Shore News .
Talking to kids about hard things has always been part...

Argyle Pipers win Grade 9 girls provincial basketball title

March 03, 2022
‚Äč Members of the Argyle Pipers Grade 9 girls basketball team celebrate their win over G.W. Graham in the provincial final Feb. 26, 2022, at Port Moody's Heritage Woods Secondary. | Argyle Pipers

By Andy Prest, North Shore News.
The Argyle Pipers Grade 9 girls basketball team capped a perfect...

Carson Graham celebrates Black History Month with gallery walk

March 02, 2022
‚Äč Sloane Barsky, Judelio Thiersch and Natsuki Hamazoe stand in front of the gallery walk that was set up at Carson Graham Secondary in celebration of Black History Month. | Valerie Jacober
By Charlie Carey, North Shore News .
Carson Graham Secondary celebrated Black History Month during...

MEDIA RELEASE: Walking school bus program gets students moving

March 01, 2022
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  Walking school bus program gets students moving New program encourages physical activity while reducing congestion   March 1, 2022
VANCOUVER, BC ‚Äď TransLink, the City of Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, and the Dedicated Action for School Health (DASH) have partnered to encourage students...

NVSD Events and Registrations - February 2022

February 17, 2022
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220217.pdf
This issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Engagement Opportunities - Your Voice Matters Proposed 2022/2023 School Calendar 2022/2023 Budget Priorities
CNV's People and Pups in the City Events Suicide Prevention in Youth - February 24 Beyond the Horizon Exhibition ends February...

Buddy Check program brings mental health awareness to North Shore high school athletes

February 14, 2022

√Čcole Secondary's large gymnastics squad is one of several North Shore high school teams sharing mental health messages through the Buddy Check for Jesse program. | Argyle Secondary
‚Äč By Andy Prest , North Shore News . North Shore high school athletes are accustomed to battling hard...

Budget Priorities 2022/23: Public Input Opportunity

February 08, 2022
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February 8, 2022
Each year, the North Vancouver School District undertakes a public consultation process for input on budget priorities. Staff, students, parents/guardians, Indigenous rights holders, education partner groups, and community members are invited and encouraged to provide input on budget priorities that align with and support the...

B.C. moving to 'endemic' approach to COVID, says medical health officer (VIDEO)

February 07, 2022

‚ÄčDr. Mark Lysyshyn, deputy medical health officer for Vancouver Coastal Health (bottom right) answers questions from North Shore schools superintendents Chris Kennedy (left) and Mark Pearmain (top right) in a pre-recorded video. | SD44 screenshot By Jane Seyd, North Shore News . Health officials are moving towards a...

North Vancouver's Jordan Weal earns spot on Olympic hockey team

February 07, 2022

‚Äč Jordan Weal hits the ice during his time with the Philadelphia Flyers. Yesterday, the North Vancouver native was named to Team Canada for the men's Olympic hockey tournament in Beijing. | Philadelphia Flyers By Andy Prest, North Shore News . Note: Jordan Weal is a North Vancouver...

New Ecole Handsworth Secondary gets ready to wow in North Van

February 02, 2022

‚Äč Workers wash windows at new Ecole Handsworth Secondary. The new North Vancouver high school opens to students Feb. 7. | Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
By Jane Seyd , North Shore News.
The new Ecole Handsworth Secondary has yet to see students walk through the doors for the...

North Vancouver skier Brodie Seger ready for his Olympic debut

February 02, 2022
‚Äč North Vancouver's Brodie Seger carves up a turn on the World Cup ski circuit. This week, Seger earned his first trip to the Olympic Games. Photo by Malcolm Carmichael/Alpine Canada
By Andy Prest, North Shore News. Note: Brodie Seger is a North Vancouver School District alumus.  North Vancouver‚Äôs Brodie...

Proposed 2022/23 School Calendar: Public Input Opportunity

February 01, 2022
‚Äč  ‚Äč February 1, 2022 ‚ÄčThe North Vancouver Board of Education invites the community's feedback on the PROPOSED 2022/2023 North Vancouver School District School Calendar. Information about the development process for annual school calendars and a copy of the PROPOSED 2022/2023 School Calendar can be found HERE.  Key proposed dates for the...

School districts host Q&A with Vancouver Coastal Health

January 28, 2022
‚Äč  ‚Äč The North and West Vancouver School Districts hosted Dr. Mark Lysyshyn, Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health, on January 26, 2022, for a recorded Q&A session‚Äč that focused on COVID-19, Omicron and keeping schools and school communities safe.  Staff and families across both school districts had sent their...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - January 27, 2022

January 28, 2022
‚Äč  ‚Äč ‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20220127.pdf

Please see the attached report, issued January 27, 2022,  for information regarding:
Announcements:  Black History Month | Engagement Opportunities‚Äč (Secondary School Schedule Survey; Proposed 2022/2023 School Calendar; 2022/2023‚Äč Budget Priorities) | Joint Update from the NVSD and NVTA | Anti-Racism Focus Group Session -...

NVSD and NVTA work together to invest in teachers

January 27, 2022

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MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
January 27, 2022 North Vancouver School District and North Vancouver Teachers‚Äô Association‚Äč work together to invest in teachers The North Vancouver Board of Education and the North Vancouver Teachers‚Äô Association are thrilled to announce a significant increase to the amount of annual Professional...

NVSD Events and Registrations - January 2022

January 21, 2022
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220121.pdf
For the month of January, two Events and Registrations updates have been issued. Beginning in February, we will resume our regular schedule of one update per month.‚Äč
This issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Events BC Secondary School Graduation Requirements...

Superintendent's Update to Parents and Guardians - January 20, 2022

January 20, 2022
‚Äč ‚Äč Superintendent's Update to Parents and Guardians_20220120.pdf
‚ÄčAttached please find an update from Superintendent Mark Pearmain, which includes information on:  Updated COVID-19 resources.  COVID-19 protocols and management of school-associated activity.  Rapid antigen test deployment for K-12 staff.  The Public Health Order on school staff member vaccination status reporting.  The...

Academies' Application Period Open

January 19, 2022
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January 19, 2022
‚Äč ‚Äč Our highly specialized academies are designed to enhance the overall student experience by providing learning environments that concentrate on a focal skill set. Students in Grades 8 to 12 work towards graduation while accelerating their knowledge and skill development in an area of interest...

2021/2022 Secondary School Schedule Survey

January 18, 2022
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Over the past two years, the North Vancouver School District has adjusted its Secondary School Schedules to support student learning and minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools. 
The school district is keen to hear from secondary school students, families and staff about...

Rowing academy dips its oars again in North Vancouver School District

January 14, 2022

‚Äč A rowing academy is set to launch in North Vancouver School District this year. | file photo By Jane Syd , North Shore News . The North Vancouver School District is set to put its blades back in the water on a new rowing academy at Seycove...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - January 13, 2022

January 13, 2022
‚Äč   ‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20220113.pdf

Please see the attached report, issued January 13, 2022,  for information regarding:
Announcements:  Continuity of Learning | Black Excellence Day | Anti-Racism Focus Groups | Upcoming Engagement Opportunities‚Äč
Information:  Board Policy Updates | Severe Weather Information | SMS Text Messages via...

Board of Education update: Superintendent search

January 12, 2022
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Dear North Vancouver School District Community,
On behalf of the North Vancouver Board of Education, I am writing to update you on the search for a new superintendent/CEO for the North Vancouver School District. This update follows the November 10, 2021 announcement of Mark...

NVSD Events and Registrations - January 2022

January 10, 2022
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220110.pdf
For the month of January, two Events and Registrations updates will be issued (the next update will be issued the week of January 17). Beginning in February, we will resume our regular schedule of one update per month.‚Äč
This issue of Events and Registrations includes...

Superintendent's Update regarding the return to school on January 10

January 07, 2022
‚Äč Superintendent's Update to NVSD Community_20220107.pdf
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Attached please find an update from Superintendent Mark Pearmain regarding  the return to school on Monday, January 10, 2022. ‚Äč
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Superintendent's Update regarding delayed start of school for students

December 31, 2021
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Attached please find an update from Superintendent Mark Pearmain regarding   the delayed full return to school for students in K-12 until Monday, January 10, 2022. ‚Äč

North Vancouver dancer kicking up her heels at Moulin Rouge in Paris

December 21, 2021

North Vancouver dancer Laura Renstad (left) with fellow Moulin Rouge dancer Allie Goodbun of Toronto. PHOTO BY PHILIPPE WOJAZER /PNG
‚ÄčBy Gordon McIntyre , Vancouver Sun . Like many, Laura Renstad first heard of Moulin Rouge from the Nicole Kidman movie.
“That put it on the map for me growing...

Year-End Holiday Message from Minister of Education

December 20, 2021
‚Äč ‚ÄčDear parents and guardians, Attached please find a holiday message of gratitude from Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside.
MOE Holiday Letter to Parents and Guardians_December 2021
Happy Holidays! ...

NVSD Events and Registrations - December 2021

December 18, 2021
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20211217.pdf
The December issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Events Career Exploration Webinars - January 11 and 20 Standing Committee Meeting - January 11 Bullying Ends Here - January 12 ‚ÄčPublic Board Meeting - January 18
Supporting Youth being Targeted...

Students in North Van to start classes in new Handsworth school in February

December 15, 2021
‚Äč Crews are putting the finishing touches on the new Handsworth Secondary school in North Vancouver. Students will start classes in the new school in February. | Paul McGrath, North Shore News By Jane Seyd , North Shore News.
Students at North Vancouver’s Ecole Handsworth Secondary should be starting classes in a...

Lend a hand and ‚Äėtake a seat‚Äô by buying a seat at Handsworth‚Äôs new performing arts space

December 13, 2021
‚Äč The √Čcole Handsworth Secondary school community is raising funds for seats and production equipment for its new performing arts space due to open in early 2022. | David Beare
By Charlie Carey , North Shore News . North Vancouver‚Äôs largest secondary school is asking folks to ‚Äėtake a...

Proposed North Van gaming academy could level up next year

December 10, 2021

Handsworth Grade 11 student Adam Huang (left) , VP of the school's esports team, and teacher John Vatougios look forward to a proposed gaming academy. | Paul McGrath, North Shore News
By Jane Seyd , North Shore News .
When video games started in the 1980s,...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - December 9, 2021

December 09, 2021
‚Äč   Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20211209

Please see the attached report, issued December 9 ,  2021, for information regarding:
Announcements: Superintendent's Holiday Card
Information: Winter Break | Reminder: COVID-19 and International Travel Requirements | Be Prepared: The Grab-and-Go Bag | Homestay Families Needed
NVSD Events:...

Forging new pathways for Indigenous women and 2SLGBTTQQIA+ people

December 08, 2021
Cheakamus Centre is one of ten inaugural grant recipients from across Canada to receive $250,000 each through the Indigenous Innovation Initiative's Advancing Indigenous Gender Equality through Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Program.
In collaboration with the Aboriginal Housing Management Association, British Columbia Institute of Technology, B Collective Homes, VanCity and others,  ...

Carson Graham claims AA football championship in overtime thriller

December 08, 2021

‚Äč Carson Graham quarterback Logan Mellish celebrates with teammates after the Eagles scored a thrilling 40-38 win over Robert Bateman Secondary in the B.C. football senior AA Coastal Championship game played Dec. 4, 2021 at BC Place. | B.C. Secondary Schools Football Association screenshot. By Andy Prest , North...

Argyle Pipers senior boys score soccer silver

December 03, 2021

Members of the Argyle Pipers senior boys soccer team celebrate a goal on their way to a silver medal showing at the coastal championships held Nov. 25-27 at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West. | Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures .
‚Äč By Andy Prest , North Shore News ...

Carson Graham junior and senior football teams punch tickets to championship game

December 01, 2021

‚Äč Receiver Griffin Withers finds some running room in a playoff win for the Carson Graham Eagles senior team, Nov. 20, 2021. The Carson Graham junior and senior teams will play in provincial championship games, Dec. 4 at BC Place. | Blair Shier.
By Andy Prest , North Shore News.
The...

Superintendent's Update to Parents and Guardians - November 30, 2021

November 30, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's Update to Parents and Guardians_20211130

November 30, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Attached please find an update from Superintendent Mark Pearmain regarding the extension temporary fuel and travel restrictions announced by the province on November 29, and the temporary changes that...

Board of Education update: No COVID-19 vaccine mandate for NVSD staff

November 29, 2021
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November 29, 2021 Dear North Vancouver School ‚ÄčDistrict Community,  After careful consideration, the North Vancouver Board of Education has decided not to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for staff. As a Board, we have and will continue to make decisions that prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of students, staff,...

North Van district principal to take on provincial role in Indigenous education

November 29, 2021

‚Äč Brad Baker, the longtime director of Indigenous Education for SD44, will take on a new role for the provincial government, advising on Indigenous education for the Ministry of Education, starting Dec. 1, 2021.
By Jane Seyd, North Shore News . When Brad Baker was growing up in...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - November 25, 2021

November 25, 2021
‚Äč ‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20211125

Please see the attached report, issued November 25,  2021, for information regarding:
Letter: Links to support people affected by floods in B.C. | A reminder to complete a daily health check and stay home when sick
Announcements: Board...

Carson Graham Eagles land berth in provincial semifinals at BC Place

November 25, 2021

‚Äč Carson Graham quarterback Logan Mellish runs one up the gut during a 36-8 playoff win over Ballenas Secondary Nov. 19. | Blair Shier By Andy Prest , North Shore News.
The Eagles have landed a coveted opportunity to play some football in the big house. The Carson Graham Eagles...

New school board chair acclaimed in North Vancouver

November 24, 2021

‚Äč School trustee Kulvir Mann will take over as chair of the North Vancouver school board Dec. 1 | SD44
By Jane Seyd , North Shore News.
School trustee Kulvir Mann will take on the role of new chair of the North Vancouver school board, starting Dec. 1. Mann was...

Superintendent's Update to Parents and Guardians - November 22, 2021

November 22, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's Update to Parents and Guardians_20211122.pdf

November 22, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Attached please find an update from Superintendent Mark Pearmain regarding the temporary fuel and travel restrictions announced by the province on November 19, and the temporary changes that will be implemented...

North Shore teams sweep podium at cross-country running provincial championships

November 19, 2021
‚Äč  West Vancouver's Rachel Watkins leads her team to a first-place finish at the B.C. senior girls high school cross-country running championships held Nov. 6 at Vancouver's Jericho Beach. | Mark Bates
By Andy Prest, North Shore News .
It was a North Shore podium sweep in the...

NVSD Events and Registrations - November 2021

November 18, 2021
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20211118.pdf
The November issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities:  Anti-Racism Focus Groups
Parenting Teens Workshop Series - begins November 18 Explore & Create Saturday Art Program How Inclusion Benefits All - November 23 Technology, Sleep & Children - November 25...

North Vancouver Board of Education welcomes new Chair and Vice Chair

November 17, 2021
‚Äč MEDIA RELEASE     For Immediate Release  
November 17 , 2021     North Vancouver Board  of Education welcomes  new  C hair  and  V ice  C hair     The North Vancouver Board of Education is pleased to announce Trustee  Kulvir Mann  has been  acclaimed   Board Chair...

Lynn Valley student wins LGH Foundation Christmas card contest with ‚Äėwhimsical‚Äô design

November 15, 2021
‚Äč Bjorn Thor holds his winning entry in the 2021 Lions Gate Hospital Foundation's Christmas card competition. | Vancouver Coastal Health.
By Charlie Carey , Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, North Shore News . Bjorn Thor can‚Äôt believe his luck ‚Äď the 12-year-old Lynn Valley Elementary student has won this year‚Äôs...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - November 10, 2021

November 12, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20211110.pdf
Please see the attached report, issued November 10,  2021, for information regarding:
Announcements:  National Indigenous Veterans Day / Remembrance Day | November is Adoption Awareness Month | Reminder: Anti-Racism Focus Groups
Information:  Indigenous Education | Kindergarten Orientation Information available  NVSD Events:  P ublic...

North Vancouver School District Superintendent announces resignation

November 10, 2021
‚Äč MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
November 10, 2021 North Vancouver School District Superintendent announces resignation Earlier today, the North Vancouver Board of Education shared with the school district community Superintendent Mark Pearmain’s intention to resign to take a leadership role with the Surrey School District, as the new Superintendent of Schools....

North Vancouver's Charlie Dannatt claims bronze at GNAC cross-country championships

November 01, 2021

North Vancouver's Charlie Dannatt charges his way to bronze at the GNAC cross-country running championships held Saturday, Oct. 23 in Lacey, Wash. SFU won both the men's and women's team GNAC titles at the championships. | Ron Smith/GNAC
By Andy Prest, North Shore News. ‚Äč North Vancouver‚Äôs Charlie...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - October 28, 2021

October 29, 2021
‚Äč ‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20211028.pdf Please see the attached report, issued October 28, 2021, for information regarding: Announcements:  October is Canadian Library Month | Anti-Racism Steering Committee: Focus Groups
Information:  Kindergarten Orientation Information | Framework for Enhancing Student Learning | Ventilation Update | Policy 707: School Trust Funds | Staying...

NVSD Events and Registrations - October 2021

October 22, 2021
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20211021.pdf The October issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities:  Kindergarten Orientation Information - Now available!‚Äč Anti-Racism Steering Committee: Survey deadline October 22 Once Upon a Tree - October 22 2022/2023 Kindergarten Registration - Starting October 25 Neonology Leadership Program - Apply...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20211015.pdf‚Äč Please see the attached report, issued October 15, 2021, for information regarding: Announcements:  World Teachers' Day - October 5 | World Mental Health Day - October 10 | Anti-Racism Steering Committee: Survey deadline October 22
Information:  Indigenous Education | District Priorities / 2-Year Operating Plan...

Welcome figure Kayachtn unveiled at North Vancouver's Argyle Secondary

October 15, 2021

Sxw√≠xwtn (Wilson Williams, striped shirt), one of the witnesses to the ceremony, speaks to Sin√†mkin, Jody Broomfield, Coast Salish artist and the audience. | NVSD communications
By Elisia Seeber, North Shore News .
In a moving traditional ceremony, Ecole Argyle Secondary’s Coast Salish welcome figure Kayachtn was...

Celebrating Halloween safely

October 14, 2021
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October 15, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,  Halloween is a time of celebration for many in our community. Each year, we look forward to seeing our students enjoy various Halloween activities. The North Vancouver School District honours diversity. We want our learning environments to be places where students and staff feel...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - October 1, 2021

October 03, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20211001.pdf    ‚Äč Please see the attached report, issued October 1, 2021, for information regarding: COVID-19 Updates:  Mask Wearing | School Exposures and Preventative Measures | School Exposure Notifications | COVID-19 Resources and Information Announcements: Truth and Reconciliation Week: September 27 - October 1 | Anti-Racism...

Jonny, Holly & Nira: First-Ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

October 01, 2021
Jonny, Holly & Nira were honoured to speak with Brad Baker, the District Principal of Indigenous Education and Safe and Caring Schools for North Vancouver. He spoke about the importance of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. Listen to the broadcast here .

‚ÄėEducation the pathway forward': North Shore schools reflect on Truth and Reconciliation

October 01, 2021
‚Äč Left: Grade 3 students Ivy and Alaina from Capilano Elementary raise the new Every Child Matters flag, which the NVSD Indigenous Education team gifted to each school at the North Vancouver School District. | North Vancouver School District. Right: Brad Baker, district principal and administrator of Indigenous education for the North Vancouver...

Superintendent's Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) Update

September 26, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's FSA Letter to NVSD Families_20210924.pdf
‚ÄčThe attached letter to families of students in grades 4 and 7 provides an update on the upcoming Foundation Skills Assessment, taking place in October.


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NVSD Events and Registrations - September 2021

September 24, 2021
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20210924.pdf The September issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities:  AFK After School Art Classes - Registration Open Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art: Beyond the Horizon - September 25, 2021 - February 24, 2022  Elementary Band & Strings - Registration ends...

North Vancouver's Kristie Elliott bets on herself to make history on the football field

September 23, 2021
‚Äč North Vancouver's Kristie Elliott warms up during a Simon Fraser University football game in 2019. Elliott made history on Sept. 11, 2021, when she became the first female player to score for a Canadian college football team. | Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures. By Andy Prest, North Shore News.
Athletes betting...

Positive ticket campaign comes to North Van high schools

September 23, 2021
By North Vancouver RCMP, Newsroom .
‚Äč North Vancouver RCMP and ICBC are continuing their positive ticketing campaign this week, aiming to reach high school students during their commute to and from school. "We're going to surprise some of them, I think," said Sgt. Peter DeVries of the North Vancouver...

North Vancouver School District begins school year with new 10-year strategic plan

September 22, 2021
‚Äč MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
September 22, 2021 North Vancouver School District begins school year with new 10-year strategic plan The North Vancouver Board of Education is pleased to introduce the North Vancouver School District's Strategic Plan 2021-2031--a bold and aspirational plan for the future that emphasizes the school district's...

Chair Tsiakos' opening remarks at Board of Education Meeting

September 21, 2021
‚Äč Board of Education Public Board Meeting 
September 21, 2021 I would like to acknowledge and thank the Coast Salish people on whose traditional territory the North Vancouver School District resides. We express our gratitude to the Skwxw√ļ7mesh Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and we value the opportunity to learn, live, and share...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - September 17, 2021

September 18, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20210917.pdf   ‚Äč Please see the attached report, i‚Äčssued September 17, 2021, for information regarding: Announcements: Strategic Plan 2021-2031: Video | Orange Shirt Day - September 29 | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - September 30 
Information: Federal Election 2021 - September 20 |...

Coast Salish Welcome Figure completes North Vancouver's Argyle Secondary

September 10, 2021

‚ÄčA Coast Salish Welcome Figure carved by Squamish Nation artist Jody Broomfield now greets all who enter Ecole Argyle Secondary in North Vancouver. Jody Broomfield / @salishart via Instagram By Elisia Seeber, North Shore News . With open arms, an approximately 5.5-metre Coast Salish Welcome Figure now greets all...

Superintendent and BOE Welcome Back Message ‚ÄĒ September 7, 2021

September 07, 2021
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September 7, 2021
Dear North Vancouver School District Community, Welcome back! On behalf of the North Vancouver School District and Board of Education, we would like to extend a warm welcome to the 2021/2022 school year.
We acknowledge we are starting the school year operating under updated COVID-19...

B.C. high school football returns this week

September 02, 2021
‚Äč Grade 12 Handsworth Royals football team members Brennan Madill (left) and Ben Patillo put their game faces on in anticipation of their first game in almost two years. | Paul McGrath, North Shore News. By Andy Prest, North Shore News . The football pads are unpacked, the schedule...

Superintendent's Update ‚ÄĒ September 2, 2021

September 02, 2021
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September 2, 2021 Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 11 and 12 Students:
Re: Labour Day long weekend activities
This year marks the start of our grade 11 and 12 students’ most exciting and, undoubtedly, defining year of secondary school. Staff throughout the North Vancouver School District look forward...

Superintendent's Update - August 31, 2021

August 31, 2021
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August 31, 2021 Dear North Vancouver School District Community Members,
With the start of the school year approaching, and as a follow-up to last week’s communication, I would like to provide you with a few more updates with respect to COVID-19 guidelines for K-12 schools, the daily health check...

North Vancouver parents encouraged to register kids for StrongStart preschool programs

August 25, 2021

‚ÄčThe North Vancouver School District is reminding parents they have the opportunity to sign up for the free preschool program StrongStart. North Vancouver School District
By Elisia Seeber, North Shore News . The North Vancouver School District is reminding parents they have an opportunity to give their child a...

Superintendent's Update ‚ÄĒ August 24, 2021

August 25, 2021
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August 24, 2021 Dear North Vancouver School District Community Members,
Earlier today, Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training Anne Kang, and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry held a joint news announcement regarding the updated COVID-19 guidelines for K-12 schools for the start...

North Vancouver teen donates stunning table crafted from fallen 280-year-old fir tree to school

August 23, 2021

‚Äč√Čcole Argyle Secondary graduates Oscar and Theo Derban sit at the coffee table Oscar crafted from a fallen 280-year-old fir tree. They hope the table will spark discussions about British Columbia‚Äôs old-growth forests for years to come in the school's library. | √Čcole Argyle Secondary By Elisia Seeber, North...

What's being a firefighter like? These girls are about to find out

August 03, 2022

‚ÄčCoral Johnson (15) and Keira Thomson (16) met Thursday to get a sample of what the three-day camp will be like. | Nick Laba / North Shore News By Nick Laba, North Shore News A career putting out fires can be an intimidating idea for any youth, and...

Cheakamus Centre receives federal funding to enhance Indigenous cultural experiences

July 14, 2022
The Cheakamus Foundation for Environmental Learning is receiving $100,000 in federal funding to enhance year-round Indigenous cultural experiences at Cheakamus Centre. The funding is part of the federal government’s Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), a national program created to support tourism businesses and organizations who are investing in their future growth, while...

Letter: Kudos to clever grads for graffiti in washable chalk

July 07, 2022

Students from Carson Graham Secondary in North Vancouver are receiving praise from the community. | NVSD
Dear Editor: I am a longtime resident of North Vancouver and former teacher and vice-principal (toughest job in the system), and have always been disturbed by the ‚Äútradition‚ÄĚ of high school graduates tagging...

Windsor Secondary student awarded largest Canadian STEM scholarship

July 07, 2022
‚Äč For Immediate Release July 7, 2022 Windsor Secondary student awarded largest Canadian STEM scholarship
NORTH VANCOUVER --- Iliana Hodgins has been selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary. A graduate of Windsor Secondary in North Vancouver, Hodgins will be...

Bystanders honoured for saving life in North Vancouver parking lot

July 04, 2022

‚Äč Liam Marcoux, Devan Coward and Ray Wong received Vital Link Awards from BC Emergency Health Services for their life-saving efforts on March 5.BC Emergency Health Services By Nick Laba , North Shore News. When a shopper went into cardiac arrest in the Park and Tilford parking lot earlier this...

Superintendent's End-of-Year Message to NVSD Community (VIDEO)

June 29, 2022
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June 29, 2022 Dear North Vancouver School District Community Members, We find ourselves at the end of another school year, and what a year it has been! This year saw us balancing the impact and uncertainty of a pandemic with a deep desire to maintain what makes our schools...

Indigenous-focused graduation requirement update

June 23, 2022
‚Äč ‚Äč In March of this year, the B.C. Ministry of Education and Child Care and the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) announced plans to implement an Indigenous-focused graduation requirement for secondary students. This new provincial graduation requirement will see students complete at least one Indigenous-focused course in Grade 10,...

North Vancouver School District set to expand online French Immersion program course offering

June 22, 2022
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MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
June 22, 2022 North Vancouver School District set to expand online French Immersion program course offerings
The North Vancouver School District is pleased to announce it has been awarded a one-time federal funding grant in the amount of $350,000 to support the expansion...

NVSD Events and Registrations - June 2022

June 17, 2022
‚Äč ‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220616.pdf
This issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Events International Finance & Blockchain Conference - June 17 - 19 Public Board Meeting - June 21 ‚Äč ‚Äč We can only hint at this with words - Exhibition closes June 25‚Äč
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Minister’s statement on graduation week

June 16, 2022
‚ÄčB.C. Government News
Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education and Child Care, has released the following statement in celebration of graduation week: “As students and staff throughout the province approach the end of the school year and prepare for summer, we are celebrating graduation week in B.C., a time for...

Teen honours North Shore paramedics with vibrant mural

June 13, 2022

Paramedics held a small ceremony for artist Mikaila Ross Thursday (June 9). "It's this constant reminder that we're truly appreciated for what we do," said Megan Lawrence. | Nick Laba
By Nick Laba , North Shore News.
Thanks to the efforts of one high school student, North Shore paramedics
...

Superintendent's Welcome to NVSD Community

June 10, 2022
‚ÄčJune 10, 2022 Dear North Vancouver School District Community Members, It has been a little over a week since I began a new chapter with the North Vancouver School District. I am proud and excited to have this opportunity to serve the school district community as Superintendent of Schools. I look...

Acting Superintendent's Thank You to the NVSD Community

June 01, 2022
‚ÄčMay 31, 2022 Dear North Vancouver School District Students, Staff and Families, I am pleased to have had the opportunity and privilege to work in this school district as Acting Superintendent while the Board of Education completed their search for the new Superintendent/CEO. Tomorrow, June 1, Dr. Pius Ryan will assume...

North Vancouver Board of Education approves 2022/2023 annual budget

May 31, 2022




MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
May 31, 2022

North Vancouver Board of Education approves 2022/2023 annual budget
The 2022/2023 annual budget, which provides a planning framework to guide the North Vancouver School District’s staffing and organizational plans for the upcoming school year and balances estimated expenses to...

Dogs are motivating these North Van kids to come to school

May 31, 2022

A student at Mountainside secondary has formed a bond with Dervish, a PADS-trained facility dog specialized in helping kids with extra support needs. | Nick Laba
‚ÄčBy Nick Laba, North Shore News. One day, a student at Mountainside secondary went to the counsellor‚Äôs office when he was feeling low....

Three North Shore players help Fraser Valley Rush score silver at national championships

May 31, 2022
‚Äč North Vancouver‚Äôs Solana Cooper goes on the attack for the Fraser Valley Rush at the National Women‚Äôs U18 Club Championship in Okotoks, Alta. | @tiffanylukephoto/Tiffany Luke By Andy Prest , North Shore News.
Three North Shore hockey players made big contributions for the Fraser Valley Rush as the team earned...

Budding Tsleil-Waututh artist creates logo for UN Association in Canada

May 30, 2022

Tsleil-Watuth Nation artist Gordie Dick, right, has created a logo for the UN Association in Canada to celebrate World Environment Day. His dad, Gordon Dick, left, is also a TWN artist. | Gordon Dick
Note: Gordie Dick is a student at the North Vancouver School District
By Charlie Carey...

Kids Design the Ads special feature (North Shore News)

May 26, 2022
‚Äč We let kids design the ads for a special section of the North Shore News, and they came up with some great creations! | Kids Design the Ads By North Shore News.
There’s a duck selling insurance, a giant bear attacking skyscrapers, and an alien learning to read. We asked...

NVSD Events and Registrations - May 2022

May 19, 2022
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220519.pdf
This issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Events Public Board Meeting - May 24 2023 District Quebec Trip Information Session - May 30 International Finance & Blockchain Conference - June 17 - 19 ‚Äč We can only hint at this...

North Shore high school basketball all-stars tip off tomorrow at CapU

May 18, 2022
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Players get in on the action at the 2019 North Shore high school all-star basketball game held at Capilano University. The game is back this year after taking a COVID-19 break. | North Shore News file By Andy Prest, North Shore News. A fun North Shore sporting tradition is...

Brooksbank Elementary to receive new accessible playground

May 11, 2022
‚ÄčThe B.C. Government is providing funding for a new accessible playground at Brooksbank Elementary, as part of its Playground Equipment Program (PEP).   This year, the PEP will invest $5 million in 30 new school playgrounds for 24 school districts. Each school district will receive $165,000 toward each school‚Äôs playground, which...

North Vancouver School District announces new superintendent

May 09, 2022
‚Äč Photo: Pius Ryan has been named as the new superintendent of the North Vancouver School District, starting June 1. | SD44
By Jane Seyd, North Shore News . The new superintendent of schools for North Vancouver won’t have to move very far when he walks into his...

Academies - Late Application Period Open

May 09, 2022
 
The following information applies to students in Grades 7 to 11
Late application to NVSD Academies for the 2022/2023 school year begins on Monday, May 9, and closes on Friday, May 27, 2022. All applications are date and time stamped and will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis....

Community events return: helicopters, North Shore Rescue & food trucks this weekend

May 09, 2022
Written by Lynn Valley Life .
‚ÄčSaturday, May 7, marks the return of community events to Lynn Valley as the Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House comes to Argyle Secondary School and Lynn Valley Park from 11 am-2 pm. From helicopters to search and rescue dogs, from food trucks...

Board of Education announces new Superintendent/CEO

May 05, 2022

May 5, 2022 Dear North Vancouver School District Community Members, After an extensive nation-wide search, the Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pius Ryan as Superintendent/CEO of the North Vancouver School District, effective June 1, 2022. Dr. Ryan is an accomplished leader, with more than...

Meet the North Shore Rescue dogs at outdoor safety fair

May 05, 2022

‚Äč North Shore Rescue search dog trainers Ellie Lamb and dog Dreki and Ryan Morasiewicz with Nico. | Paul McGrath, North Shore News. By Nick Laba, North Shore News . As this year‚Äôs outdoor adventure season heats up, the North Vancouver School District is launching a safety-focused event...

NVSD44 hosts inaugural Outdoor Safety & Emergency Management Open House: Saturday, May 7

May 02, 2022
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MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release May 2, 2022

North Vancouver School District hosts Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House Saturday, May 7, 2022
The North Vancouver School District is proud to host its first Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House at Argyle Secondary on Saturday, May...

NVSD Events and Registrations - April 2022

April 21, 2022
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220421.pdf
This issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Events Ready, Set, Learn - ongoing until May 13  We can only hint at this with words (exhibition opening) - April 23 Rogers Hometown Hockey - April 23 to 25 Cheakamus Centre Open...

2022/2023 Secondary School Timetable and Weekly Schedule

April 19, 2022
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Attached is an update from Acting Superintendent Sylvia Russell regarding the 2022/2023 secondary school timetable and weekly schedule. ‚Äč Superintendent Update Secondary School Schedule_20220414.pdf
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MEDIA RELEASE: NVSD hosts Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House Saturday, May 7, 2022

April 12, 2022

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The North Vancouver School District is proud to host its first Outdoor Safety and Emergency Preparedness Open House at Argyle Secondary on Saturday, May 7, 2022. This family-friendly community event will showcase the expertise of local emergency management bodies and first responders and aims to build awareness...

MEDIA RELEASE: NVSD hosts Climate Action and Sustainability Week April 11 ‚Äď 14, 2022

April 11, 2022
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April 11, 2022 The North Vancouver School District (NVSD) will host its first Climate Action and Sustainability Week, April 11 - 14, 2022.  In partnership with Ocean Wise and other community organizations, the school district is excited to offer NVSD K-12 students and staff a variety of...

Argyle's welcome figure wins DNV Heritage Award

April 08, 2022
‚Äč Tuesday, Apr 5, 2022 | DNV News
The District of North Vancouver honoured recipients of this year's Heritage Awards and Design Excellence Awards at the April 4 regular Council meeting.  The welcome figure at L'√Čcole Secondaire Argyle Secondary School was presented with a Community Heritage Award. The annual Community Heritage Awards...

Water testing results

March 31, 2022
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March 31, 2022
Dear North Vancouver School District Community,  Since 2016, the North Vancouver School District has been proactively testing drinking water consumption points for lead levels at all enrolling schools with analysis provided by ALS Laboratories.  All schools have been tested in accordance with Ministry of Education guidelines...

Trio of Whistler skiers qualify for Ski Cross Junior World Championships

March 30, 2022

‚ÄčEmeline Bennett is one of three Whistler skiers headed to Italy this month for the Freestyle Junior Worlds. | Photo submitted By Harrison Brooks, Pique News Magazine .
Note: Emeline Bennett graduated from Argyle Secondary in 2021.
Local freestyle skiers, Nick Katrusiak, 17, Emeline Bennett, 18, and...

Superintendent's Welcome & Return from Spring Break Information

March 24, 2022
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March 24, 2022
Dear North Vancouver School District Community,  While the latter half of this message contains important information regarding the return from Spring Break in light of updates to the Provincial COVID-19 Communicable Disease Guidelines for K-12 Settings , I wanted to begin this message by...

Sparking inclusion ‚Äď Seaspan builds custom welding bench for local secondary school

March 21, 2022
‚Äč Blog post by Seaspan .
Employees from Seaspan‚Äôs Vancouver Shipyards recently made a special delivery of a custom-built, wheelchair-accessible welding bench to North Vancouver‚Äôs Argyle School. This local secondary school offers a unique range of skills-based courses and work experience options, including metalworking and the Youth Work in...

NVSD Events and Registrations - March 2022

March 11, 2022
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220311.pdf
This issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Engagement Opportunities - Your Voice Matters 2022/2023 Budget Priorities
Events Ready, Set, Learn - Begins April 1  Standing Committee Meeting - April 5 ‚ÄčPublic Board Meeting - April 12 ‚Äč Registrations‚Äč ‚Äč ‚ÄčElementary...

Superintendent's Thank You Message to Community

March 11, 2022
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March 11, 2022
Dear North Vancouver School District Community,  Today, on my last day as Superintendent of the North Vancouver School District, I would like to take the opportunity to share what an honour and a privilege it has been to serve in the community I also call...

North Vancouver skier Cameron Alexander wins World Cup downhill gold in Norway

March 08, 2022

‚Äč North Vancouver's Cameron Alexander gets a lift from teammates on Friday (March 4, 2022) after finishing tied for first place in a World Cup downhill race in Kvitfjell, Norway. Alexander is the first Canadian to win World Cup downhill gold since Erik Guay in 2014. | Alpine Canada Alpin...

North Vancouver School District recognizes 25-year employees

March 08, 2022



  MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
March 8, 2022 North Vancouver School District recognizes
25-year employees
Every year, the North Vancouver School District recognizes and honours educators and staff who have served the school district community for 25 years. In 2022, 37 employees were recently honoured. “On behalf of...

Walking school bus program ramping up in North Vancouver

March 07, 2022

‚Äč Walking School Bus leader Julie Falk with Peng Yuan Ye (rear) escort school children to Queen Mary Elementary. Kid Commute, a program to get more kids walking to school, is ramping up in North Vancouver. | Paul McGrath, North Shore News. By Brent Richter , North Shore News...

How to talk to kids about the war in Ukraine

March 04, 2022
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"Meeting kids where they're at" is one thing parents can do when approaching the conflict with the younger children in their household. | Elva Etienne / Moment / Getty Images
By, Jane Seyd, North Shore News .
Talking to kids about hard things has always been part...

Argyle Pipers win Grade 9 girls provincial basketball title

March 03, 2022
‚Äč Members of the Argyle Pipers Grade 9 girls basketball team celebrate their win over G.W. Graham in the provincial final Feb. 26, 2022, at Port Moody's Heritage Woods Secondary. | Argyle Pipers

By Andy Prest, North Shore News.
The Argyle Pipers Grade 9 girls basketball team capped a perfect...

Carson Graham celebrates Black History Month with gallery walk

March 02, 2022
‚Äč Sloane Barsky, Judelio Thiersch and Natsuki Hamazoe stand in front of the gallery walk that was set up at Carson Graham Secondary in celebration of Black History Month. | Valerie Jacober
By Charlie Carey, North Shore News .
Carson Graham Secondary celebrated Black History Month during...

MEDIA RELEASE: Walking school bus program gets students moving

March 01, 2022
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  Walking school bus program gets students moving New program encourages physical activity while reducing congestion   March 1, 2022
VANCOUVER, BC ‚Äď TransLink, the City of Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, and the Dedicated Action for School Health (DASH) have partnered to encourage students...

NVSD Events and Registrations - February 2022

February 17, 2022
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220217.pdf
This issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Engagement Opportunities - Your Voice Matters Proposed 2022/2023 School Calendar 2022/2023 Budget Priorities
CNV's People and Pups in the City Events Suicide Prevention in Youth - February 24 Beyond the Horizon Exhibition ends February...

Buddy Check program brings mental health awareness to North Shore high school athletes

February 14, 2022

√Čcole Secondary's large gymnastics squad is one of several North Shore high school teams sharing mental health messages through the Buddy Check for Jesse program. | Argyle Secondary
‚Äč By Andy Prest , North Shore News . North Shore high school athletes are accustomed to battling hard...

Budget Priorities 2022/23: Public Input Opportunity

February 08, 2022
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February 8, 2022
Each year, the North Vancouver School District undertakes a public consultation process for input on budget priorities. Staff, students, parents/guardians, Indigenous rights holders, education partner groups, and community members are invited and encouraged to provide input on budget priorities that align with and support the...

B.C. moving to 'endemic' approach to COVID, says medical health officer (VIDEO)

February 07, 2022

‚ÄčDr. Mark Lysyshyn, deputy medical health officer for Vancouver Coastal Health (bottom right) answers questions from North Shore schools superintendents Chris Kennedy (left) and Mark Pearmain (top right) in a pre-recorded video. | SD44 screenshot By Jane Seyd, North Shore News . Health officials are moving towards a...

North Vancouver's Jordan Weal earns spot on Olympic hockey team

February 07, 2022

‚Äč Jordan Weal hits the ice during his time with the Philadelphia Flyers. Yesterday, the North Vancouver native was named to Team Canada for the men's Olympic hockey tournament in Beijing. | Philadelphia Flyers By Andy Prest, North Shore News . Note: Jordan Weal is a North Vancouver...

New Ecole Handsworth Secondary gets ready to wow in North Van

February 02, 2022

‚Äč Workers wash windows at new Ecole Handsworth Secondary. The new North Vancouver high school opens to students Feb. 7. | Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
By Jane Seyd , North Shore News.
The new Ecole Handsworth Secondary has yet to see students walk through the doors for the...

North Vancouver skier Brodie Seger ready for his Olympic debut

February 02, 2022
‚Äč North Vancouver's Brodie Seger carves up a turn on the World Cup ski circuit. This week, Seger earned his first trip to the Olympic Games. Photo by Malcolm Carmichael/Alpine Canada
By Andy Prest, North Shore News. Note: Brodie Seger is a North Vancouver School District alumus.  North Vancouver‚Äôs Brodie...

Proposed 2022/23 School Calendar: Public Input Opportunity

February 01, 2022
‚Äč  ‚Äč February 1, 2022 ‚ÄčThe North Vancouver Board of Education invites the community's feedback on the PROPOSED 2022/2023 North Vancouver School District School Calendar. Information about the development process for annual school calendars and a copy of the PROPOSED 2022/2023 School Calendar can be found HERE.  Key proposed dates for the...

School districts host Q&A with Vancouver Coastal Health

January 28, 2022
‚Äč  ‚Äč The North and West Vancouver School Districts hosted Dr. Mark Lysyshyn, Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health, on January 26, 2022, for a recorded Q&A session‚Äč that focused on COVID-19, Omicron and keeping schools and school communities safe.  Staff and families across both school districts had sent their...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - January 27, 2022

January 28, 2022
‚Äč  ‚Äč ‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20220127.pdf

Please see the attached report, issued January 27, 2022,  for information regarding:
Announcements:  Black History Month | Engagement Opportunities‚Äč (Secondary School Schedule Survey; Proposed 2022/2023 School Calendar; 2022/2023‚Äč Budget Priorities) | Joint Update from the NVSD and NVTA | Anti-Racism Focus Group Session -...

NVSD and NVTA work together to invest in teachers

January 27, 2022

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MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
January 27, 2022 North Vancouver School District and North Vancouver Teachers‚Äô Association‚Äč work together to invest in teachers The North Vancouver Board of Education and the North Vancouver Teachers‚Äô Association are thrilled to announce a significant increase to the amount of annual Professional...

NVSD Events and Registrations - January 2022

January 21, 2022
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220121.pdf
For the month of January, two Events and Registrations updates have been issued. Beginning in February, we will resume our regular schedule of one update per month.‚Äč
This issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Events BC Secondary School Graduation Requirements...

Superintendent's Update to Parents and Guardians - January 20, 2022

January 20, 2022
‚Äč ‚Äč Superintendent's Update to Parents and Guardians_20220120.pdf
‚ÄčAttached please find an update from Superintendent Mark Pearmain, which includes information on:  Updated COVID-19 resources.  COVID-19 protocols and management of school-associated activity.  Rapid antigen test deployment for K-12 staff.  The Public Health Order on school staff member vaccination status reporting.  The...

Academies' Application Period Open

January 19, 2022
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January 19, 2022
‚Äč ‚Äč Our highly specialized academies are designed to enhance the overall student experience by providing learning environments that concentrate on a focal skill set. Students in Grades 8 to 12 work towards graduation while accelerating their knowledge and skill development in an area of interest...

2021/2022 Secondary School Schedule Survey

January 18, 2022
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Over the past two years, the North Vancouver School District has adjusted its Secondary School Schedules to support student learning and minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools. 
The school district is keen to hear from secondary school students, families and staff about...

Rowing academy dips its oars again in North Vancouver School District

January 14, 2022

‚Äč A rowing academy is set to launch in North Vancouver School District this year. | file photo By Jane Syd , North Shore News . The North Vancouver School District is set to put its blades back in the water on a new rowing academy at Seycove...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - January 13, 2022

January 13, 2022
‚Äč   ‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20220113.pdf

Please see the attached report, issued January 13, 2022,  for information regarding:
Announcements:  Continuity of Learning | Black Excellence Day | Anti-Racism Focus Groups | Upcoming Engagement Opportunities‚Äč
Information:  Board Policy Updates | Severe Weather Information | SMS Text Messages via...

Board of Education update: Superintendent search

January 12, 2022
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Dear North Vancouver School District Community,
On behalf of the North Vancouver Board of Education, I am writing to update you on the search for a new superintendent/CEO for the North Vancouver School District. This update follows the November 10, 2021 announcement of Mark...

NVSD Events and Registrations - January 2022

January 10, 2022
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220110.pdf
For the month of January, two Events and Registrations updates will be issued (the next update will be issued the week of January 17). Beginning in February, we will resume our regular schedule of one update per month.‚Äč
This issue of Events and Registrations includes...

Superintendent's Update regarding the return to school on January 10

January 07, 2022
‚Äč Superintendent's Update to NVSD Community_20220107.pdf
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Attached please find an update from Superintendent Mark Pearmain regarding  the return to school on Monday, January 10, 2022. ‚Äč
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Superintendent's Update regarding delayed start of school for students

December 31, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's Update to NVSD Community_20211231.pdf
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Attached please find an update from Superintendent Mark Pearmain regarding   the delayed full return to school for students in K-12 until Monday, January 10, 2022. ‚Äč

North Vancouver dancer kicking up her heels at Moulin Rouge in Paris

December 21, 2021

North Vancouver dancer Laura Renstad (left) with fellow Moulin Rouge dancer Allie Goodbun of Toronto. PHOTO BY PHILIPPE WOJAZER /PNG
‚ÄčBy Gordon McIntyre , Vancouver Sun . Like many, Laura Renstad first heard of Moulin Rouge from the Nicole Kidman movie.
“That put it on the map for me growing...

Year-End Holiday Message from Minister of Education

December 20, 2021
‚Äč ‚ÄčDear parents and guardians, Attached please find a holiday message of gratitude from Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside.
MOE Holiday Letter to Parents and Guardians_December 2021
Happy Holidays! ...

NVSD Events and Registrations - December 2021

December 18, 2021
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20211217.pdf
The December issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Events Career Exploration Webinars - January 11 and 20 Standing Committee Meeting - January 11 Bullying Ends Here - January 12 ‚ÄčPublic Board Meeting - January 18
Supporting Youth being Targeted...

Students in North Van to start classes in new Handsworth school in February

December 15, 2021
‚Äč Crews are putting the finishing touches on the new Handsworth Secondary school in North Vancouver. Students will start classes in the new school in February. | Paul McGrath, North Shore News By Jane Seyd , North Shore News.
Students at North Vancouver’s Ecole Handsworth Secondary should be starting classes in a...

Lend a hand and ‚Äėtake a seat‚Äô by buying a seat at Handsworth‚Äôs new performing arts space

December 13, 2021
‚Äč The √Čcole Handsworth Secondary school community is raising funds for seats and production equipment for its new performing arts space due to open in early 2022. | David Beare
By Charlie Carey , North Shore News . North Vancouver‚Äôs largest secondary school is asking folks to ‚Äėtake a...

Proposed North Van gaming academy could level up next year

December 10, 2021

Handsworth Grade 11 student Adam Huang (left) , VP of the school's esports team, and teacher John Vatougios look forward to a proposed gaming academy. | Paul McGrath, North Shore News
By Jane Seyd , North Shore News .
When video games started in the 1980s,...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - December 9, 2021

December 09, 2021
‚Äč   Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20211209

Please see the attached report, issued December 9 ,  2021, for information regarding:
Announcements: Superintendent's Holiday Card
Information: Winter Break | Reminder: COVID-19 and International Travel Requirements | Be Prepared: The Grab-and-Go Bag | Homestay Families Needed
NVSD Events:...

Forging new pathways for Indigenous women and 2SLGBTTQQIA+ people

December 08, 2021
Cheakamus Centre is one of ten inaugural grant recipients from across Canada to receive $250,000 each through the Indigenous Innovation Initiative's Advancing Indigenous Gender Equality through Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Program.
In collaboration with the Aboriginal Housing Management Association, British Columbia Institute of Technology, B Collective Homes, VanCity and others,  ...

Carson Graham claims AA football championship in overtime thriller

December 08, 2021

‚Äč Carson Graham quarterback Logan Mellish celebrates with teammates after the Eagles scored a thrilling 40-38 win over Robert Bateman Secondary in the B.C. football senior AA Coastal Championship game played Dec. 4, 2021 at BC Place. | B.C. Secondary Schools Football Association screenshot. By Andy Prest , North...

Argyle Pipers senior boys score soccer silver

December 03, 2021

Members of the Argyle Pipers senior boys soccer team celebrate a goal on their way to a silver medal showing at the coastal championships held Nov. 25-27 at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West. | Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures .
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Carson Graham junior and senior football teams punch tickets to championship game

December 01, 2021

‚Äč Receiver Griffin Withers finds some running room in a playoff win for the Carson Graham Eagles senior team, Nov. 20, 2021. The Carson Graham junior and senior teams will play in provincial championship games, Dec. 4 at BC Place. | Blair Shier.
By Andy Prest , North Shore News.
The...

Superintendent's Update to Parents and Guardians - November 30, 2021

November 30, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's Update to Parents and Guardians_20211130

November 30, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Attached please find an update from Superintendent Mark Pearmain regarding the extension temporary fuel and travel restrictions announced by the province on November 29, and the temporary changes that...

Board of Education update: No COVID-19 vaccine mandate for NVSD staff

November 29, 2021
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November 29, 2021 Dear North Vancouver School ‚ÄčDistrict Community,  After careful consideration, the North Vancouver Board of Education has decided not to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for staff. As a Board, we have and will continue to make decisions that prioritize the health, safety, and well-being of students, staff,...

North Van district principal to take on provincial role in Indigenous education

November 29, 2021

‚Äč Brad Baker, the longtime director of Indigenous Education for SD44, will take on a new role for the provincial government, advising on Indigenous education for the Ministry of Education, starting Dec. 1, 2021.
By Jane Seyd, North Shore News . When Brad Baker was growing up in...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - November 25, 2021

November 25, 2021
‚Äč ‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20211125

Please see the attached report, issued November 25,  2021, for information regarding:
Letter: Links to support people affected by floods in B.C. | A reminder to complete a daily health check and stay home when sick
Announcements: Board...

Carson Graham Eagles land berth in provincial semifinals at BC Place

November 25, 2021

‚Äč Carson Graham quarterback Logan Mellish runs one up the gut during a 36-8 playoff win over Ballenas Secondary Nov. 19. | Blair Shier By Andy Prest , North Shore News.
The Eagles have landed a coveted opportunity to play some football in the big house. The Carson Graham Eagles...

New school board chair acclaimed in North Vancouver

November 24, 2021

‚Äč School trustee Kulvir Mann will take over as chair of the North Vancouver school board Dec. 1 | SD44
By Jane Seyd , North Shore News.
School trustee Kulvir Mann will take on the role of new chair of the North Vancouver school board, starting Dec. 1. Mann was...

Superintendent's Update to Parents and Guardians - November 22, 2021

November 22, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's Update to Parents and Guardians_20211122.pdf

November 22, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Attached please find an update from Superintendent Mark Pearmain regarding the temporary fuel and travel restrictions announced by the province on November 19, and the temporary changes that will be implemented...

North Shore teams sweep podium at cross-country running provincial championships

November 19, 2021
‚Äč  West Vancouver's Rachel Watkins leads her team to a first-place finish at the B.C. senior girls high school cross-country running championships held Nov. 6 at Vancouver's Jericho Beach. | Mark Bates
By Andy Prest, North Shore News .
It was a North Shore podium sweep in the...

NVSD Events and Registrations - November 2021

November 18, 2021
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20211118.pdf
The November issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities:  Anti-Racism Focus Groups
Parenting Teens Workshop Series - begins November 18 Explore & Create Saturday Art Program How Inclusion Benefits All - November 23 Technology, Sleep & Children - November 25...

North Vancouver Board of Education welcomes new Chair and Vice Chair

November 17, 2021
‚Äč MEDIA RELEASE     For Immediate Release  
November 17 , 2021     North Vancouver Board  of Education welcomes  new  C hair  and  V ice  C hair     The North Vancouver Board of Education is pleased to announce Trustee  Kulvir Mann  has been  acclaimed   Board Chair...

Lynn Valley student wins LGH Foundation Christmas card contest with ‚Äėwhimsical‚Äô design

November 15, 2021
‚Äč Bjorn Thor holds his winning entry in the 2021 Lions Gate Hospital Foundation's Christmas card competition. | Vancouver Coastal Health.
By Charlie Carey , Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, North Shore News . Bjorn Thor can‚Äôt believe his luck ‚Äď the 12-year-old Lynn Valley Elementary student has won this year‚Äôs...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - November 10, 2021

November 12, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20211110.pdf
Please see the attached report, issued November 10,  2021, for information regarding:
Announcements:  National Indigenous Veterans Day / Remembrance Day | November is Adoption Awareness Month | Reminder: Anti-Racism Focus Groups
Information:  Indigenous Education | Kindergarten Orientation Information available  NVSD Events:  P ublic...

North Vancouver School District Superintendent announces resignation

November 10, 2021
‚Äč MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
November 10, 2021 North Vancouver School District Superintendent announces resignation Earlier today, the North Vancouver Board of Education shared with the school district community Superintendent Mark Pearmain’s intention to resign to take a leadership role with the Surrey School District, as the new Superintendent of Schools....

North Vancouver's Charlie Dannatt claims bronze at GNAC cross-country championships

November 01, 2021

North Vancouver's Charlie Dannatt charges his way to bronze at the GNAC cross-country running championships held Saturday, Oct. 23 in Lacey, Wash. SFU won both the men's and women's team GNAC titles at the championships. | Ron Smith/GNAC
By Andy Prest, North Shore News. ‚Äč North Vancouver‚Äôs Charlie...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - October 28, 2021

October 29, 2021
‚Äč ‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20211028.pdf Please see the attached report, issued October 28, 2021, for information regarding: Announcements:  October is Canadian Library Month | Anti-Racism Steering Committee: Focus Groups
Information:  Kindergarten Orientation Information | Framework for Enhancing Student Learning | Ventilation Update | Policy 707: School Trust Funds | Staying...

NVSD Events and Registrations - October 2021

October 22, 2021
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20211021.pdf The October issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities:  Kindergarten Orientation Information - Now available!‚Äč Anti-Racism Steering Committee: Survey deadline October 22 Once Upon a Tree - October 22 2022/2023 Kindergarten Registration - Starting October 25 Neonology Leadership Program - Apply...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20211015.pdf‚Äč Please see the attached report, issued October 15, 2021, for information regarding: Announcements:  World Teachers' Day - October 5 | World Mental Health Day - October 10 | Anti-Racism Steering Committee: Survey deadline October 22
Information:  Indigenous Education | District Priorities / 2-Year Operating Plan...

Welcome figure Kayachtn unveiled at North Vancouver's Argyle Secondary

October 15, 2021

Sxw√≠xwtn (Wilson Williams, striped shirt), one of the witnesses to the ceremony, speaks to Sin√†mkin, Jody Broomfield, Coast Salish artist and the audience. | NVSD communications
By Elisia Seeber, North Shore News .
In a moving traditional ceremony, Ecole Argyle Secondary’s Coast Salish welcome figure Kayachtn was...

Celebrating Halloween safely

October 14, 2021
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October 15, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,  Halloween is a time of celebration for many in our community. Each year, we look forward to seeing our students enjoy various Halloween activities. The North Vancouver School District honours diversity. We want our learning environments to be places where students and staff feel...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - October 1, 2021

October 03, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20211001.pdf    ‚Äč Please see the attached report, issued October 1, 2021, for information regarding: COVID-19 Updates:  Mask Wearing | School Exposures and Preventative Measures | School Exposure Notifications | COVID-19 Resources and Information Announcements: Truth and Reconciliation Week: September 27 - October 1 | Anti-Racism...

Jonny, Holly & Nira: First-Ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

October 01, 2021
Jonny, Holly & Nira were honoured to speak with Brad Baker, the District Principal of Indigenous Education and Safe and Caring Schools for North Vancouver. He spoke about the importance of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. Listen to the broadcast here .

‚ÄėEducation the pathway forward': North Shore schools reflect on Truth and Reconciliation

October 01, 2021
‚Äč Left: Grade 3 students Ivy and Alaina from Capilano Elementary raise the new Every Child Matters flag, which the NVSD Indigenous Education team gifted to each school at the North Vancouver School District. | North Vancouver School District. Right: Brad Baker, district principal and administrator of Indigenous education for the North Vancouver...

Superintendent's Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) Update

September 26, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's FSA Letter to NVSD Families_20210924.pdf
‚ÄčThe attached letter to families of students in grades 4 and 7 provides an update on the upcoming Foundation Skills Assessment, taking place in October.


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NVSD Events and Registrations - September 2021

September 24, 2021
‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20210924.pdf The September issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities:  AFK After School Art Classes - Registration Open Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art: Beyond the Horizon - September 25, 2021 - February 24, 2022  Elementary Band & Strings - Registration ends...

North Vancouver's Kristie Elliott bets on herself to make history on the football field

September 23, 2021
‚Äč North Vancouver's Kristie Elliott warms up during a Simon Fraser University football game in 2019. Elliott made history on Sept. 11, 2021, when she became the first female player to score for a Canadian college football team. | Paul Yates/Vancouver Sports Pictures. By Andy Prest, North Shore News.
Athletes betting...

Positive ticket campaign comes to North Van high schools

September 23, 2021
By North Vancouver RCMP, Newsroom .
‚Äč North Vancouver RCMP and ICBC are continuing their positive ticketing campaign this week, aiming to reach high school students during their commute to and from school. "We're going to surprise some of them, I think," said Sgt. Peter DeVries of the North Vancouver...

North Vancouver School District begins school year with new 10-year strategic plan

September 22, 2021
‚Äč MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
September 22, 2021 North Vancouver School District begins school year with new 10-year strategic plan The North Vancouver Board of Education is pleased to introduce the North Vancouver School District's Strategic Plan 2021-2031--a bold and aspirational plan for the future that emphasizes the school district's...

Chair Tsiakos' opening remarks at Board of Education Meeting

September 21, 2021
‚Äč Board of Education Public Board Meeting 
September 21, 2021 I would like to acknowledge and thank the Coast Salish people on whose traditional territory the North Vancouver School District resides. We express our gratitude to the Skwxw√ļ7mesh Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and we value the opportunity to learn, live, and share...

Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians - September 17, 2021

September 18, 2021
‚Äč Superintendent's Report to Parents and Guardians_20210917.pdf   ‚Äč Please see the attached report, i‚Äčssued September 17, 2021, for information regarding: Announcements: Strategic Plan 2021-2031: Video | Orange Shirt Day - September 29 | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - September 30 
Information: Federal Election 2021 - September 20 |...

Coast Salish Welcome Figure completes North Vancouver's Argyle Secondary

September 10, 2021

‚ÄčA Coast Salish Welcome Figure carved by Squamish Nation artist Jody Broomfield now greets all who enter Ecole Argyle Secondary in North Vancouver. Jody Broomfield / @salishart via Instagram By Elisia Seeber, North Shore News . With open arms, an approximately 5.5-metre Coast Salish Welcome Figure now greets all...

Superintendent and BOE Welcome Back Message ‚ÄĒ September 7, 2021

September 07, 2021
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September 7, 2021
Dear North Vancouver School District Community, Welcome back! On behalf of the North Vancouver School District and Board of Education, we would like to extend a warm welcome to the 2021/2022 school year.
We acknowledge we are starting the school year operating under updated COVID-19...

B.C. high school football returns this week

September 02, 2021
‚Äč Grade 12 Handsworth Royals football team members Brennan Madill (left) and Ben Patillo put their game faces on in anticipation of their first game in almost two years. | Paul McGrath, North Shore News. By Andy Prest, North Shore News . The football pads are unpacked, the schedule...

Superintendent's Update ‚ÄĒ September 2, 2021

September 02, 2021
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September 2, 2021 Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 11 and 12 Students:
Re: Labour Day long weekend activities
This year marks the start of our grade 11 and 12 students’ most exciting and, undoubtedly, defining year of secondary school. Staff throughout the North Vancouver School District look forward...

Superintendent's Update - August 31, 2021

August 31, 2021
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August 31, 2021 Dear North Vancouver School District Community Members,
With the start of the school year approaching, and as a follow-up to last week’s communication, I would like to provide you with a few more updates with respect to COVID-19 guidelines for K-12 schools, the daily health check...

North Vancouver parents encouraged to register kids for StrongStart preschool programs

August 25, 2021

‚ÄčThe North Vancouver School District is reminding parents they have the opportunity to sign up for the free preschool program StrongStart. North Vancouver School District
By Elisia Seeber, North Shore News . The North Vancouver School District is reminding parents they have an opportunity to give their child a...

Superintendent's Update ‚ÄĒ August 24, 2021

August 25, 2021
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August 24, 2021 Dear North Vancouver School District Community Members,
Earlier today, Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training Anne Kang, and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry held a joint news announcement regarding the updated COVID-19 guidelines for K-12 schools for the start...

North Vancouver teen donates stunning table crafted from fallen 280-year-old fir tree to school

August 23, 2021

‚Äč√Čcole Argyle Secondary graduates Oscar and Theo Derban sit at the coffee table Oscar crafted from a fallen 280-year-old fir tree. They hope the table will spark discussions about British Columbia‚Äôs old-growth forests for years to come in the school's library. | √Čcole Argyle Secondary By Elisia Seeber, North...

What's being a firefighter like? These girls are about to find out

August 03, 2022

‚ÄčCoral Johnson (15) and Keira Thomson (16) met Thursday to get a sample of what the three-day camp will be like. | Nick Laba / North Shore News By Nick Laba, North Shore News A career putting out fires can be an intimidating idea for any youth, and...

Cheakamus Centre receives federal funding to enhance Indigenous cultural experiences

July 14, 2022
The Cheakamus Foundation for Environmental Learning is receiving $100,000 in federal funding to enhance year-round Indigenous cultural experiences at Cheakamus Centre. The funding is part of the federal government’s Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), a national program created to support tourism businesses and organizations who are investing in their future growth, while...

Letter: Kudos to clever grads for graffiti in washable chalk

July 07, 2022

Students from Carson Graham Secondary in North Vancouver are receiving praise from the community. | NVSD
Dear Editor: I am a longtime resident of North Vancouver and former teacher and vice-principal (toughest job in the system), and have always been disturbed by the ‚Äútradition‚ÄĚ of high school graduates tagging...

Windsor Secondary student awarded largest Canadian STEM scholarship

July 07, 2022
‚Äč For Immediate Release July 7, 2022 Windsor Secondary student awarded largest Canadian STEM scholarship
NORTH VANCOUVER --- Iliana Hodgins has been selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Biomedical Engineering at the University of Calgary. A graduate of Windsor Secondary in North Vancouver, Hodgins will be...

Bystanders honoured for saving life in North Vancouver parking lot

July 04, 2022

‚Äč Liam Marcoux, Devan Coward and Ray Wong received Vital Link Awards from BC Emergency Health Services for their life-saving efforts on March 5.BC Emergency Health Services By Nick Laba , North Shore News. When a shopper went into cardiac arrest in the Park and Tilford parking lot earlier this...

Superintendent's End-of-Year Message to NVSD Community (VIDEO)

June 29, 2022
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June 29, 2022 Dear North Vancouver School District Community Members, We find ourselves at the end of another school year, and what a year it has been! This year saw us balancing the impact and uncertainty of a pandemic with a deep desire to maintain what makes our schools...

Indigenous-focused graduation requirement update

June 23, 2022
‚Äč ‚Äč In March of this year, the B.C. Ministry of Education and Child Care and the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) announced plans to implement an Indigenous-focused graduation requirement for secondary students. This new provincial graduation requirement will see students complete at least one Indigenous-focused course in Grade 10,...

North Vancouver School District set to expand online French Immersion program course offering

June 22, 2022
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MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
June 22, 2022 North Vancouver School District set to expand online French Immersion program course offerings
The North Vancouver School District is pleased to announce it has been awarded a one-time federal funding grant in the amount of $350,000 to support the expansion...

NVSD Events and Registrations - June 2022

June 17, 2022
‚Äč ‚Äč NVSD Events and Registrations_20220616.pdf
This issue of Events and Registrations includes information on the following opportunities: 
Events International Finance & Blockchain Conference - June 17 - 19 Public Board Meeting - June 21 ‚Äč ‚Äč We can only hint at this with words - Exhibition closes June 25‚Äč
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Minister’s statement on graduation week

June 16, 2022
‚ÄčB.C. Government News
Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education and Child Care, has released the following statement in celebration of graduation week: “As students and staff throughout the province approach the end of the school year and prepare for summer, we are celebrating graduation week in B.C., a time for...

Teen honours North Shore paramedics with vibrant mural

June 13, 2022

Paramedics held a small ceremony for artist Mikaila Ross Thursday (June 9). "It's this constant reminder that we're truly appreciated for what we do," said Megan Lawrence. | Nick Laba
By Nick Laba , North Shore News.
Thanks to the efforts of one high school student, North Shore paramedics
...

Superintendent's Welcome to NVSD Community

June 10, 2022
‚ÄčJune 10, 2022 Dear North Vancouver School District Community Members, It has been a little over a week since I began a new chapter with the North Vancouver School District. I am proud and excited to have this opportunity to serve the school district community as Superintendent of Schools. I look...

Acting Superintendent's Thank You to the NVSD Community

June 01, 2022
‚ÄčMay 31, 2022 Dear North Vancouver School District Students, Staff and Families, I am pleased to have had the opportunity and privilege to work in this school district as Acting Superintendent while the Board of Education completed their search for the new Superintendent/CEO. Tomorrow, June 1, Dr. Pius Ryan will assume...

North Vancouver Board of Education approves 2022/2023 annual budget

May 31, 2022




MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
May 31, 2022

North Vancouver Board of Education approves 2022/2023 annual budget
The 2022/2023 annual budget, which provides a planning framework to guide the North Vancouver School District’s staffing and organizational plans for the upcoming school year and balances estimated expenses to...

Dogs are motivating these North Van kids to come to school

May 31, 2022

A student at Mountainside secondary has formed a bond with Dervish, a PADS-trained facility dog specialized in helping kids with extra support needs. | Nick Laba
‚ÄčBy Nick Laba, North Shore News. One day, a student at Mountainside secondary went to the counsellor‚Äôs office when he was feeling low....

Three North Shore players help Fraser Valley Rush score silver at national championships

May 31, 2022
‚Äč North Vancouver‚Äôs Solana Cooper goes on the attack for the Fraser Valley Rush at the National Women‚Äôs U18 Club Championship in Okotoks, Alta. | @tiffanylukephoto/Tiffany Luke By Andy Prest , North Shore News.
Three North Shore hockey players made big contributions for the Fraser Valley Rush as the team earned...

Budding Tsleil-Waututh artist creates logo for UN Association in Canada

May 30, 2022

Tsleil-Watuth Nation artist Gordie Dick, right, has created a logo for the UN Association in Canada to celebrate World Environment Day. His dad, Gordon Dick, left, is also a TWN artist. | Gordon Dick
Note: Gordie Dick is a student at the North Vancouver School District
By Charlie Carey...