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Photos: Windsor Dukes clinch victory in AA junior football B.C. final

December 05, 2022

‚Äč The Dukes and Panthers faced off in a close and energetic game Saturday morning. | Nick Laba / North Shore News By Nick Laba, North Shore News . Click the link to view the photo gallery. A single section of seats brought BC Place stadium to life Saturday morning,...

Events and Registrations - December 2022

December 02, 2022
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Winter Break
Schools will be closed for Winter Break (December 19, 2022 to January 2, 2023) and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3. The Education Services Centre (2121 Lonsdale Avenue) will remain open but will be closed on Monday, December 26 (Boxing Day); Tuesday, December 27 (in lieu...

Windsor Dukes set to hit BC Place for junior football provincial final

December 02, 2022

‚Äč The Windsor Dukes junior football team takes the field for a AA provincial semifinal matchup against John Barsby Secondary in Nanaimo Nov. 24. The Dukes won 14-13, booking their spot in the provincial final to be played Saturday at BC Place. | Liam Russell
By Andy Prest, North Shore...

North Van Indigenous course teachers honoured in blanketing ceremony

November 25, 2022

‚Äč Simone Brodie (left) and Jennifer Kwong were two of the 12 teachers honoured in a blanketing ceremony. | North Vancouver School District By Mina Kerr-Lazenby, North Shore News .
North Vancouver teachers implementing the roll-out of Indigenous courses have had their efforts acknowledged by being honoured...

School board chairs re-elected in North Van, West Van

November 24, 2022

‚Äč Carolyn Broady, chair of the West Vancouver Board of Education, and Kulvir Mann, chair of the North Vancouver Board of Education, have both been re-elected to their positions. | submitted . By Jane Seyd, North Shore News . The most recent chairs of the two North Shore boards...

Superintendent's Report to Parents & Guardians - November 2022

November 21, 2022
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The November issue of the Superintendent's Report is available in two formats,  Microsoft Sway ‚Äč and PD‚ÄčF‚Äč a nd includes the following: ‚Äč ‚Äč‚ÄčGood News from the NVSD Announcements: ‚Äč NVSD welcomes new Board of Education | NVSD wins Bravo! Award‚Äč‚Äč
Information:  BC Training and Education Savings Grant |...

North Vancouver School District wins BRAVO! Award

November 21, 2022
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For Immediate Release
November 21, 2022
North Vancouver School District wins BRAVO! Award
On October 24, 2022, the North Vancouver School District won an Award of Distinction during the 2022 BRAVO! Awards Gala hosted by the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education (CACE). “We are thrilled and honoured to receive...

Handsworth girls win field hockey and cross-country provincial titles

November 21, 2022

‚Äč The Handsworth Secondary senior girls field hockey team celebrates a provincial championship win following a thrilling shootout victory over Oak bay in the B.C. final played Nov. 11 in Surrey. | Handsworth Secondary
By Andy Prest, North Shore News . There’s something about those Handsworth girls. Senior girls...

North Vancouver School District welcomes new Board of Education

November 16, 2022
‚Äč MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
November 16, 2022 North Vancouver School District welcomes new Board of Education

‚ÄčOn November 15, 2022, newly elected and re-elected members of the North Vancouver Board of Education were sworn in as trustees. Joined by the school district's senior executive team and staff, Skwxw√ļ7mesh Nation...

Remembrance Day: Students across the North Shore honour those who served

November 14, 2022
Read the article to learn how Teacher Paul Best's class from Lynnmour Elementary is marking  Remembrance   Day .

‚Äč Plaques made by students at Lynnmour Elementary. | Paul Best
By Mina Kerr-Lazenby, North Shore News.
Anyone under the assumption that adolescents are an uninformed bunch lacking respect and compassion would...

North Vancouver student meets Justin Trudeau while playing politician for the day

November 14, 2022
  Prime MInister Justin Trudeau meets with Handsworth student Brogan Maloney in West Block on Pariliament Hill in Ottawa, Nov. 1, 2022. | Handsworth Secondary School
By Mina Kerr-Lazenby, North Shore News .
It's not every day a secondary school student's itinerary involves hobnobbing with the prime minister of his...

North Van first responders take their kids to work

November 08, 2022

‚Äč The group of high schoolers got a good glimpse of what their parents do on a day-to-day basis, said assistant fire chief Mike Danks. | Silvester Law By Nick Laba, North Shore News . A group of kids with parents working in the City of North Vancouver had...

Letter: High school students impress with thoughtful actions

November 07, 2022

‚Äč This letter writer wishes to commend a group of high school boys from Windsor Secondary who helped clean up garbage scatterd by a bear. | Seksan Mongkhonkhamsao / Moment / Getty Images Letter to the editor on the North Shore News .

Dear Editor, On Tuesday, I was walking...

Events and Registrations - November 2022

November 03, 2022
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November 2022 Events Public Board Meeting ‚Äď November 15
A Board of Education Public Board Meeting takes place on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. Visit our Public Meetings web page for information on how you can participate and to review the meeting agenda and...

EVENT: Keeping Kids Safe: Cybersafety and Sexual Exploitation Education

November 02, 2022
  The North Vancouver School District and North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit invite families* of students in Grades 9 and 10 to attend one of two 90-minute sessions happening in November, Keeping Kids Safe: Cybersafety and Sexual Exploitation Education.
Facilitated by Tiana Sharifi , families will learn about...

North Vancouver school given traditional, Tsleil-Waututh name

October 27, 2022
‚ÄčTsleil-Waututh Nation director of treaty land and resources Gabriel George was a driving force behind the name change. | North Vancouver School District
By Mina Kerr, North Shore News .
Seycove Secondary, a high school in North Vancouver's Deep Cove neighbourhood, has been gifted a new name of Seycove at s…ôŐĀy…ôm…ôt…ôn by...

North Shore fire training hopes to interest youth in firefighting

October 25, 2022
Students across West and North Vancouver attended the recent three-day crash course hosted by the First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS) in partnership with District of North Van Fire and Rescue Services, North Vancouver City Fire Department and the West Vancouver Fire Department . Argyle Secondary students Mavic Thorpe-Shaw, Grade 12 and Darren Natrall,...

Superintendent's Report to Parents & Guardians - October 2022

October 23, 2022
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The October issue of the Superintendent's Report is available in two formats,  Microsoft Sway‚Äč  and PDF‚Äč a nd includes the following: ‚Äč Good News from the NVSD Announcements: ‚Äč Supporting students and families in the community | Grade 8 Retreat at Cheakamus Centre (VIDEO)
Information:  Framework for Enhancing Student Learning |...

Mathew Bond, Linda Buchanan and Marcus Wong elected as mayors in mock student elections

October 19, 2022

‚Äč√Čcole Cleveland Elementary participated in the Student Vote program, designed to help educate youth on elections and the voting system. | Mina Kerr-Lazenby
By Mina Kerr, North Shore News . What if children ruled the world? One thing for certain is that the locals of West and North Vancouver could be...

New faces join returning trustees on North Van, West Van school boards

October 18, 2022

‚Äč There will be three new faces joining experienced trustees at the table for the North Vancouver School District this term. | North Shore News
By Jane Seyd, North Shore News .
There will be a few new faces among the familiar ones at the North Vancouver Board of...

Celebrating Halloween safely

October 18, 2022
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October 18, 2022 Dear Parents and Guardians,  Halloween is a time of celebration for many in our community. Each year, we look forward to seeing students enjoy various Halloween activities. The North Vancouver School District honours the diversity within our community. We want to ensure our teaching and learning environments...

Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education winners, finalists celebrated

October 17, 2022
Congratulations‚Äč to Principal Rick Chan, who was a finalist in the School Leadership category for his work as principal at Eastview Elementary!
From the BC Gov News .
In a ceremony at Government House, Premier John Horgan provided awards to winners of the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in
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North Vancouver kids cast votes in mock municipal election

October 17, 2022

‚Äč Students at North Vancouver's √Čcole Cleveland Elementary participated in a mock voting day Friday for the municipal election, Oct. 15, 2022. Mina Kerr-Lazenby
By Mina Kerr, North Shore News . As North Vancouverites are gearing up for election results day Saturday (Oct.15) so too are their children - after a mock voting...

SHLF Run returns with in-person event Sunday at Handsworth

October 14, 2022

‚Äč Will and Blythe Chapman get ready to welcome runners and walkers back for the return of the Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation Run at Ecole Handsworth Secondary on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. | Todd Chapman By Andy Prest, North Shore News. A popular North Vancouver fundraising run that has gone...

Events and Registrations - October 2022

October 06, 2022
  October 2022 Events General Local Election 2022 ‚Äď October 15
General local elections, which will see residents of the City of North Vancouver and District of North Vancouver vote for their respective municipality’s mayor, councillors and school trustees, will take place on Saturday, October 15. Elections will be conducted...

Supporting students and families in our community

October 06, 2022
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October 6, 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians,  The North Vancouver School District is mindful there are students and families in our community right now who due to increased cost of living expenses are struggling financially.  We are therefore pleased to share that through the Ministry of Education and Child...

North Vancouver School District appoints new Assistant Superintendent

October 04, 2022
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October 4, 2022 North Vancouver School District appoints new Assistant Superintendent
Arlene Martin has been appointed Assistant Superintendent for the North Vancouver School District, effective October 15, 2022. Ms. Martin is a highly skilled and experienced educational leader, having dedicated 30 years to serving students...

New neighbours buzzing about Argyle

September 29, 2022
Written by Lynn Valley Life.
‚ÄčIf you live near Argyle Secondary you may have noticed a bit of buzz around the school this summer. More than 20,000 new neighbours have moved onto the campus ‚Äď and they are bringing a sweet educational opportunity for students. Pollinator power A new bee hive...

Foundation Skills Assessment Update

September 27, 2022
  September 27, 2022  Dear Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 4 and 7,  Re: Foundation Skills Assessment ‚Äď October 2022 The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) is an annual province-wide assessment that provides a snapshot of students' foundational skills in literacy (understanding and communicating with language) and numeracy (understanding and working with...

Superintendent's Report to Parents & Guardians - September 2022

September 27, 2022
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The September issue of the Superintendent's Report is available in two formats, Microsoft Sway  ‚Äč and PDF‚Äč, a nd includes the following: ‚Äč Good News from the NVSD Announcements:  National Da y for Truth and Reconciliation ‚Äď September 30 | Argyle Secondary artificial turf update
Information:  Policy 104: ...

Roaring crowd returns as Carson Graham Eagles snap up Buchanan Bowl

September 26, 2022

‚Äč  The annual exhibition match is named after the late James Buchanan ‚Äď father of North Van City Mayor Linda Buchanan ‚Äď who taught at both schools and was a driving force behind North Shore athletics. By Nick Laba, North Shore News. North Shore football made a return to flying...

Argyle Secondary artificial turf field update

September 22, 2022
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September 22, 2022 The North Vancouver School District and District of North Vancouver are very pleased to share that construction of the new artificial turf field (ATF) at Argyle Secondary is moving forward, with the new ATF expected to be completed by September 2023. A copy of the letter shared with...

MEDIA RELEASE: Artists for Kids invites the community to the opening of the exhibition, Paths

September 21, 2022
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MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release
September 20, 2022 Artists for Kids invites the community to the opening of the exhibition, PATHS
Artists for Kids (AFK) invites the community to the opening of the exhibition, PATHS, alongside the launch of Charlene Vickers' limited edition print, Fish in Astral Projection...

Young Indigenous artist to present at UBC's upcoming Environment Festival

September 21, 2022

Jaime Webbe, president and CEO of the UN Canada, presents Gordie Dick's artwork to the Swedish Ambassador to Canada, Urban Ahlin. | United Nations Association By Mina Kerr, North Shore News. When 2022 comes to a close, Tsleil-Waututh Nation artist Gordie Dick will have had one helluva year. In May, the 13-year-old...

North Shore athletes bag melange of medals at BC Summer Games

September 21, 2022

Triathlete James Sikich of North Vancouver bursts out the starting gate and into Nadsilnich Lake in Prince George. He won gold in the boys 16-17 duathlon and silver in four related events. | Chris King / BC Games Society Note: The following students referenced in this article attend school in...

Carson Graham grads reunite on national U20 rugby team

September 16, 2022
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Carson Graham grads Joe McNulty and Logan Weidner reunite in the lineup for Canada's U20 national rugby team at the 2022 Canada Conference rugby tournament held in Guelph in August. | Rugby Canada By Andy Prest , North Shore News.
A pair of high school pals from North Vancouver recently...

NVSD Events and Registrations - September 2022

September 09, 2022
‚Äč ‚Äč Events and Registrations_September 2022.pdf
Events and Registrations, issued on September 9, 2022, includes information on the following initiatives and opportunities: 
Events Standing Committee Meeting - September 13
Workshop: How to be an anti-ableist in education - September 14 Public Board Meeting - September 20 ‚Äč ‚ÄčPaths - Exhibition opens...

High school football season kicks off for North Shore teams

September 07, 2022

‚Äč South Delta's Cameron Trolland tries to slip away from Handsworth's Griffin Sandor during exhibition AAA high school football on Sept. 2 in Tsawwassen. | Mark Booth / Delta Optimist By Andy Prest , North Shore News. A pair of North Shore senior high school football teams got their seasons...

Welcome back message to NVSD community

September 06, 2022
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September 6, 2022 Dear North Vancouver School District Community, Welcome back! On behalf of the North Vancouver School District and Board of Education, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the 2022/2023 school year. I have always looked forward to the start of the school year. From...

Superintendent's Labour Day long weekend message

August 25, 2022
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August 25, 2022 Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 11 and 12 Students: Re: Labour Day long weekend activities This year marks the start of an exciting and defining school year for Grade 11 and 12 students. Staff throughout the North Vancouver School District look forward to supporting students as they...

Finalists named for 2022 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education

August 23, 2022
Office of the Premier information bulletin
‚ÄčThirty-four education professionals from throughout B.C., including Principal Rick Chan of the North Vancouver School District, have been named as finalists in this year‚Äôs Premier‚Äôs Awards for Excellence in Education. Launched in 2018, the awards honour public, independent and First Nations school teachers, principals, vice...

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
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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...

Photos: Windsor Dukes clinch victory in AA junior football B.C. final

December 05, 2022

‚Äč The Dukes and Panthers faced off in a close and energetic game Saturday morning. | Nick Laba / North Shore News By Nick Laba, North Shore News . Click the link to view the photo gallery. A single section of seats brought BC Place stadium to life Saturday morning,...

Events and Registrations - December 2022

December 02, 2022
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Winter Break
Schools will be closed for Winter Break (December 19, 2022 to January 2, 2023) and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3. The Education Services Centre (2121 Lonsdale Avenue) will remain open but will be closed on Monday, December 26 (Boxing Day); Tuesday, December 27 (in lieu...

Windsor Dukes set to hit BC Place for junior football provincial final

December 02, 2022

‚Äč The Windsor Dukes junior football team takes the field for a AA provincial semifinal matchup against John Barsby Secondary in Nanaimo Nov. 24. The Dukes won 14-13, booking their spot in the provincial final to be played Saturday at BC Place. | Liam Russell
By Andy Prest, North Shore...

North Van Indigenous course teachers honoured in blanketing ceremony

November 25, 2022

‚Äč Simone Brodie (left) and Jennifer Kwong were two of the 12 teachers honoured in a blanketing ceremony. | North Vancouver School District By Mina Kerr-Lazenby, North Shore News .
North Vancouver teachers implementing the roll-out of Indigenous courses have had their efforts acknowledged by being honoured...

School board chairs re-elected in North Van, West Van

November 24, 2022

‚Äč Carolyn Broady, chair of the West Vancouver Board of Education, and Kulvir Mann, chair of the North Vancouver Board of Education, have both been re-elected to their positions. | submitted . By Jane Seyd, North Shore News . The most recent chairs of the two North Shore boards...

Superintendent's Report to Parents & Guardians - November 2022

November 21, 2022
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The November issue of the Superintendent's Report is available in two formats,  Microsoft Sway ‚Äč and PD‚ÄčF‚Äč a nd includes the following: ‚Äč ‚Äč‚ÄčGood News from the NVSD Announcements: ‚Äč NVSD welcomes new Board of Education | NVSD wins Bravo! Award‚Äč‚Äč
Information:  BC Training and Education Savings Grant |...

North Vancouver School District wins BRAVO! Award

November 21, 2022
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For Immediate Release
November 21, 2022
North Vancouver School District wins BRAVO! Award
On October 24, 2022, the North Vancouver School District won an Award of Distinction during the 2022 BRAVO! Awards Gala hosted by the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education (CACE). “We are thrilled and honoured to receive...

Handsworth girls win field hockey and cross-country provincial titles

November 21, 2022

‚Äč The Handsworth Secondary senior girls field hockey team celebrates a provincial championship win following a thrilling shootout victory over Oak bay in the B.C. final played Nov. 11 in Surrey. | Handsworth Secondary
By Andy Prest, North Shore News . There’s something about those Handsworth girls. Senior girls...

North Vancouver School District welcomes new Board of Education

November 16, 2022
‚Äč MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
November 16, 2022 North Vancouver School District welcomes new Board of Education

‚ÄčOn November 15, 2022, newly elected and re-elected members of the North Vancouver Board of Education were sworn in as trustees. Joined by the school district's senior executive team and staff, Skwxw√ļ7mesh Nation...

Remembrance Day: Students across the North Shore honour those who served

November 14, 2022
Read the article to learn how Teacher Paul Best's class from Lynnmour Elementary is marking  Remembrance   Day .

‚Äč Plaques made by students at Lynnmour Elementary. | Paul Best
By Mina Kerr-Lazenby, North Shore News.
Anyone under the assumption that adolescents are an uninformed bunch lacking respect and compassion would...

North Vancouver student meets Justin Trudeau while playing politician for the day

November 14, 2022
  Prime MInister Justin Trudeau meets with Handsworth student Brogan Maloney in West Block on Pariliament Hill in Ottawa, Nov. 1, 2022. | Handsworth Secondary School
By Mina Kerr-Lazenby, North Shore News .
It's not every day a secondary school student's itinerary involves hobnobbing with the prime minister of his...

North Van first responders take their kids to work

November 08, 2022

‚Äč The group of high schoolers got a good glimpse of what their parents do on a day-to-day basis, said assistant fire chief Mike Danks. | Silvester Law By Nick Laba, North Shore News . A group of kids with parents working in the City of North Vancouver had...

Letter: High school students impress with thoughtful actions

November 07, 2022

‚Äč This letter writer wishes to commend a group of high school boys from Windsor Secondary who helped clean up garbage scatterd by a bear. | Seksan Mongkhonkhamsao / Moment / Getty Images Letter to the editor on the North Shore News .

Dear Editor, On Tuesday, I was walking...

Events and Registrations - November 2022

November 03, 2022
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November 2022 Events Public Board Meeting ‚Äď November 15
A Board of Education Public Board Meeting takes place on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. Visit our Public Meetings web page for information on how you can participate and to review the meeting agenda and...

EVENT: Keeping Kids Safe: Cybersafety and Sexual Exploitation Education

November 02, 2022
  The North Vancouver School District and North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit invite families* of students in Grades 9 and 10 to attend one of two 90-minute sessions happening in November, Keeping Kids Safe: Cybersafety and Sexual Exploitation Education.
Facilitated by Tiana Sharifi , families will learn about...

North Vancouver school given traditional, Tsleil-Waututh name

October 27, 2022
‚ÄčTsleil-Waututh Nation director of treaty land and resources Gabriel George was a driving force behind the name change. | North Vancouver School District
By Mina Kerr, North Shore News .
Seycove Secondary, a high school in North Vancouver's Deep Cove neighbourhood, has been gifted a new name of Seycove at s…ôŐĀy…ôm…ôt…ôn by...

North Shore fire training hopes to interest youth in firefighting

October 25, 2022
Students across West and North Vancouver attended the recent three-day crash course hosted by the First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS) in partnership with District of North Van Fire and Rescue Services, North Vancouver City Fire Department and the West Vancouver Fire Department . Argyle Secondary students Mavic Thorpe-Shaw, Grade 12 and Darren Natrall,...

Superintendent's Report to Parents & Guardians - October 2022

October 23, 2022
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The October issue of the Superintendent's Report is available in two formats,  Microsoft Sway‚Äč  and PDF‚Äč a nd includes the following: ‚Äč Good News from the NVSD Announcements: ‚Äč Supporting students and families in the community | Grade 8 Retreat at Cheakamus Centre (VIDEO)
Information:  Framework for Enhancing Student Learning |...

Mathew Bond, Linda Buchanan and Marcus Wong elected as mayors in mock student elections

October 19, 2022

‚Äč√Čcole Cleveland Elementary participated in the Student Vote program, designed to help educate youth on elections and the voting system. | Mina Kerr-Lazenby
By Mina Kerr, North Shore News . What if children ruled the world? One thing for certain is that the locals of West and North Vancouver could be...

New faces join returning trustees on North Van, West Van school boards

October 18, 2022

‚Äč There will be three new faces joining experienced trustees at the table for the North Vancouver School District this term. | North Shore News
By Jane Seyd, North Shore News .
There will be a few new faces among the familiar ones at the North Vancouver Board of...

Celebrating Halloween safely

October 18, 2022
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October 18, 2022 Dear Parents and Guardians,  Halloween is a time of celebration for many in our community. Each year, we look forward to seeing students enjoy various Halloween activities. The North Vancouver School District honours the diversity within our community. We want to ensure our teaching and learning environments...

Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education winners, finalists celebrated

October 17, 2022
Congratulations‚Äč to Principal Rick Chan, who was a finalist in the School Leadership category for his work as principal at Eastview Elementary!
From the BC Gov News .
In a ceremony at Government House, Premier John Horgan provided awards to winners of the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in
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North Vancouver kids cast votes in mock municipal election

October 17, 2022

‚Äč Students at North Vancouver's √Čcole Cleveland Elementary participated in a mock voting day Friday for the municipal election, Oct. 15, 2022. Mina Kerr-Lazenby
By Mina Kerr, North Shore News . As North Vancouverites are gearing up for election results day Saturday (Oct.15) so too are their children - after a mock voting...

SHLF Run returns with in-person event Sunday at Handsworth

October 14, 2022

‚Äč Will and Blythe Chapman get ready to welcome runners and walkers back for the return of the Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation Run at Ecole Handsworth Secondary on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. | Todd Chapman By Andy Prest, North Shore News. A popular North Vancouver fundraising run that has gone...

Events and Registrations - October 2022

October 06, 2022
  October 2022 Events General Local Election 2022 ‚Äď October 15
General local elections, which will see residents of the City of North Vancouver and District of North Vancouver vote for their respective municipality’s mayor, councillors and school trustees, will take place on Saturday, October 15. Elections will be conducted...

Supporting students and families in our community

October 06, 2022
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October 6, 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians,  The North Vancouver School District is mindful there are students and families in our community right now who due to increased cost of living expenses are struggling financially.  We are therefore pleased to share that through the Ministry of Education and Child...

North Vancouver School District appoints new Assistant Superintendent

October 04, 2022
‚Äč MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
October 4, 2022 North Vancouver School District appoints new Assistant Superintendent
Arlene Martin has been appointed Assistant Superintendent for the North Vancouver School District, effective October 15, 2022. Ms. Martin is a highly skilled and experienced educational leader, having dedicated 30 years to serving students...

New neighbours buzzing about Argyle

September 29, 2022
Written by Lynn Valley Life.
‚ÄčIf you live near Argyle Secondary you may have noticed a bit of buzz around the school this summer. More than 20,000 new neighbours have moved onto the campus ‚Äď and they are bringing a sweet educational opportunity for students. Pollinator power A new bee hive...

Foundation Skills Assessment Update

September 27, 2022
  September 27, 2022  Dear Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 4 and 7,  Re: Foundation Skills Assessment ‚Äď October 2022 The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) is an annual province-wide assessment that provides a snapshot of students' foundational skills in literacy (understanding and communicating with language) and numeracy (understanding and working with...

Superintendent's Report to Parents & Guardians - September 2022

September 27, 2022
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The September issue of the Superintendent's Report is available in two formats, Microsoft Sway  ‚Äč and PDF‚Äč, a nd includes the following: ‚Äč Good News from the NVSD Announcements:  National Da y for Truth and Reconciliation ‚Äď September 30 | Argyle Secondary artificial turf update
Information:  Policy 104: ...

Roaring crowd returns as Carson Graham Eagles snap up Buchanan Bowl

September 26, 2022

‚Äč  The annual exhibition match is named after the late James Buchanan ‚Äď father of North Van City Mayor Linda Buchanan ‚Äď who taught at both schools and was a driving force behind North Shore athletics. By Nick Laba, North Shore News. North Shore football made a return to flying...

Argyle Secondary artificial turf field update

September 22, 2022
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September 22, 2022 The North Vancouver School District and District of North Vancouver are very pleased to share that construction of the new artificial turf field (ATF) at Argyle Secondary is moving forward, with the new ATF expected to be completed by September 2023. A copy of the letter shared with...

MEDIA RELEASE: Artists for Kids invites the community to the opening of the exhibition, Paths

September 21, 2022
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MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release
September 20, 2022 Artists for Kids invites the community to the opening of the exhibition, PATHS
Artists for Kids (AFK) invites the community to the opening of the exhibition, PATHS, alongside the launch of Charlene Vickers' limited edition print, Fish in Astral Projection...

Young Indigenous artist to present at UBC's upcoming Environment Festival

September 21, 2022

Jaime Webbe, president and CEO of the UN Canada, presents Gordie Dick's artwork to the Swedish Ambassador to Canada, Urban Ahlin. | United Nations Association By Mina Kerr, North Shore News. When 2022 comes to a close, Tsleil-Waututh Nation artist Gordie Dick will have had one helluva year. In May, the 13-year-old...

North Shore athletes bag melange of medals at BC Summer Games

September 21, 2022

Triathlete James Sikich of North Vancouver bursts out the starting gate and into Nadsilnich Lake in Prince George. He won gold in the boys 16-17 duathlon and silver in four related events. | Chris King / BC Games Society Note: The following students referenced in this article attend school in...

Carson Graham grads reunite on national U20 rugby team

September 16, 2022
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Carson Graham grads Joe McNulty and Logan Weidner reunite in the lineup for Canada's U20 national rugby team at the 2022 Canada Conference rugby tournament held in Guelph in August. | Rugby Canada By Andy Prest , North Shore News.
A pair of high school pals from North Vancouver recently...

NVSD Events and Registrations - September 2022

September 09, 2022
‚Äč ‚Äč Events and Registrations_September 2022.pdf
Events and Registrations, issued on September 9, 2022, includes information on the following initiatives and opportunities: 
Events Standing Committee Meeting - September 13
Workshop: How to be an anti-ableist in education - September 14 Public Board Meeting - September 20 ‚Äč ‚ÄčPaths - Exhibition opens...

High school football season kicks off for North Shore teams

September 07, 2022

‚Äč South Delta's Cameron Trolland tries to slip away from Handsworth's Griffin Sandor during exhibition AAA high school football on Sept. 2 in Tsawwassen. | Mark Booth / Delta Optimist By Andy Prest , North Shore News. A pair of North Shore senior high school football teams got their seasons...

Welcome back message to NVSD community

September 06, 2022
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September 6, 2022 Dear North Vancouver School District Community, Welcome back! On behalf of the North Vancouver School District and Board of Education, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the 2022/2023 school year. I have always looked forward to the start of the school year. From...

Superintendent's Labour Day long weekend message

August 25, 2022
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August 25, 2022 Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 11 and 12 Students: Re: Labour Day long weekend activities This year marks the start of an exciting and defining school year for Grade 11 and 12 students. Staff throughout the North Vancouver School District look forward to supporting students as they...

Finalists named for 2022 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education

August 23, 2022
Office of the Premier information bulletin
‚ÄčThirty-four education professionals from throughout B.C., including Principal Rick Chan of the North Vancouver School District, have been named as finalists in this year‚Äôs Premier‚Äôs Awards for Excellence in Education. Launched in 2018, the awards honour public, independent and First Nations school teachers, principals, vice...

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

‚ÄčApril 12, 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 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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‚ÄčJanuary 18, 2022
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
‚Äč January 12, 2022
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...

Photos: Windsor Dukes clinch victory in AA junior football B.C. final

December 05, 2022

‚Äč The Dukes and Panthers faced off in a close and energetic game Saturday morning. | Nick Laba / North Shore News By Nick Laba, North Shore News . Click the link to view the photo gallery. A single section of seats brought BC Place stadium to life Saturday morning,...

Events and Registrations - December 2022

December 02, 2022
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Winter Break
Schools will be closed for Winter Break (December 19, 2022 to January 2, 2023) and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3. The Education Services Centre (2121 Lonsdale Avenue) will remain open but will be closed on Monday, December 26 (Boxing Day); Tuesday, December 27 (in lieu...

Windsor Dukes set to hit BC Place for junior football provincial final

December 02, 2022

‚Äč The Windsor Dukes junior football team takes the field for a AA provincial semifinal matchup against John Barsby Secondary in Nanaimo Nov. 24. The Dukes won 14-13, booking their spot in the provincial final to be played Saturday at BC Place. | Liam Russell
By Andy Prest, North Shore...

North Van Indigenous course teachers honoured in blanketing ceremony

November 25, 2022

‚Äč Simone Brodie (left) and Jennifer Kwong were two of the 12 teachers honoured in a blanketing ceremony. | North Vancouver School District By Mina Kerr-Lazenby, North Shore News .
North Vancouver teachers implementing the roll-out of Indigenous courses have had their efforts acknowledged by being honoured...

School board chairs re-elected in North Van, West Van

November 24, 2022

‚Äč Carolyn Broady, chair of the West Vancouver Board of Education, and Kulvir Mann, chair of the North Vancouver Board of Education, have both been re-elected to their positions. | submitted . By Jane Seyd, North Shore News . The most recent chairs of the two North Shore boards...

Superintendent's Report to Parents & Guardians - November 2022

November 21, 2022
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The November issue of the Superintendent's Report is available in two formats,  Microsoft Sway ‚Äč and PD‚ÄčF‚Äč a nd includes the following: ‚Äč ‚Äč‚ÄčGood News from the NVSD Announcements: ‚Äč NVSD welcomes new Board of Education | NVSD wins Bravo! Award‚Äč‚Äč
Information:  BC Training and Education Savings Grant |...

North Vancouver School District wins BRAVO! Award

November 21, 2022
‚ÄčMEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release
November 21, 2022
North Vancouver School District wins BRAVO! Award
On October 24, 2022, the North Vancouver School District won an Award of Distinction during the 2022 BRAVO! Awards Gala hosted by the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education (CACE). “We are thrilled and honoured to receive...

Handsworth girls win field hockey and cross-country provincial titles

November 21, 2022

‚Äč The Handsworth Secondary senior girls field hockey team celebrates a provincial championship win following a thrilling shootout victory over Oak bay in the B.C. final played Nov. 11 in Surrey. | Handsworth Secondary
By Andy Prest, North Shore News . There’s something about those Handsworth girls. Senior girls...

North Vancouver School District welcomes new Board of Education

November 16, 2022
‚Äč MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
November 16, 2022 North Vancouver School District welcomes new Board of Education

‚ÄčOn November 15, 2022, newly elected and re-elected members of the North Vancouver Board of Education were sworn in as trustees. Joined by the school district's senior executive team and staff, Skwxw√ļ7mesh Nation...

Remembrance Day: Students across the North Shore honour those who served

November 14, 2022
Read the article to learn how Teacher Paul Best's class from Lynnmour Elementary is marking  Remembrance   Day .

‚Äč Plaques made by students at Lynnmour Elementary. | Paul Best
By Mina Kerr-Lazenby, North Shore News.
Anyone under the assumption that adolescents are an uninformed bunch lacking respect and compassion would...

North Vancouver student meets Justin Trudeau while playing politician for the day

November 14, 2022
  Prime MInister Justin Trudeau meets with Handsworth student Brogan Maloney in West Block on Pariliament Hill in Ottawa, Nov. 1, 2022. | Handsworth Secondary School
By Mina Kerr-Lazenby, North Shore News .
It's not every day a secondary school student's itinerary involves hobnobbing with the prime minister of his...

North Van first responders take their kids to work

November 08, 2022

‚Äč The group of high schoolers got a good glimpse of what their parents do on a day-to-day basis, said assistant fire chief Mike Danks. | Silvester Law By Nick Laba, North Shore News . A group of kids with parents working in the City of North Vancouver had...

Letter: High school students impress with thoughtful actions

November 07, 2022

‚Äč This letter writer wishes to commend a group of high school boys from Windsor Secondary who helped clean up garbage scatterd by a bear. | Seksan Mongkhonkhamsao / Moment / Getty Images Letter to the editor on the North Shore News .

Dear Editor, On Tuesday, I was walking...

Events and Registrations - November 2022

November 03, 2022
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November 2022 Events Public Board Meeting ‚Äď November 15
A Board of Education Public Board Meeting takes place on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. Visit our Public Meetings web page for information on how you can participate and to review the meeting agenda and...

EVENT: Keeping Kids Safe: Cybersafety and Sexual Exploitation Education

November 02, 2022
  The North Vancouver School District and North Vancouver RCMP Youth Intervention Unit invite families* of students in Grades 9 and 10 to attend one of two 90-minute sessions happening in November, Keeping Kids Safe: Cybersafety and Sexual Exploitation Education.
Facilitated by Tiana Sharifi , families will learn about...

North Vancouver school given traditional, Tsleil-Waututh name

October 27, 2022
‚ÄčTsleil-Waututh Nation director of treaty land and resources Gabriel George was a driving force behind the name change. | North Vancouver School District
By Mina Kerr, North Shore News .
Seycove Secondary, a high school in North Vancouver's Deep Cove neighbourhood, has been gifted a new name of Seycove at s…ôŐĀy…ôm…ôt…ôn by...

North Shore fire training hopes to interest youth in firefighting

October 25, 2022
Students across West and North Vancouver attended the recent three-day crash course hosted by the First Nations Emergency Services Society (FNESS) in partnership with District of North Van Fire and Rescue Services, North Vancouver City Fire Department and the West Vancouver Fire Department . Argyle Secondary students Mavic Thorpe-Shaw, Grade 12 and Darren Natrall,...