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North Van Students Head to Provincial Championships for Game of Apps

May 15, 2019
​Students from North Vancouver and West Vancouver recently attended the Game of Apps Regional Championships at Carson Graham Secondary this past Saturday, May 11th. At the event, students were able to present their five-minute pitch presentations, highlighting the app they’ve built, explaining why they built it, and demoing their final product....
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Report of the Joint Committee on Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health

May 14, 2019
​The North Vancouver School District is committed to four pillars of educational practice: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Social Emotional Learning
The continuum of Social Emotional Learning includes: creating a sense of belonging for students
teaching pro-social Skills
encouraging positive mental health awareness
building an integrated service approach to mental health
The...

Self-Assessment of the Core Competencies

May 14, 2019

May 15, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Re: Self-Assessment of the Core Competencies
NOTE: This information does not apply to Capilano Elementary, Carson Graham Secondary and Queen Mary Community Elementary. These three schools are IB schools and follow International Baccalaureate Self-Assessment.   In 2017, the British Columbia Ministry...
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North Vancouver Students Win Top Awards at Provincial French Public Speaking Competition

May 10, 2019


Vancouver -- 10,000 students from across British Columbia competed, 209 made the provincial finals, including 15 students from North Vancouver   in this year's pan-provincial French public speaking competition,  Concours d'art oratoire .
"Concours is an outstanding showcase and celebration of excellence in French language education," said Greer...
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Mental Health Week 2019

May 09, 2019

This year’s theme for the Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week is #GetLoud, which encourages people to spread the word about what mental health really is.
https://mentalhealthweek.ca/yourmentalhealth/
The North Vancouver School District (NVSD) has been both committed to and engaged in supporting the Social Emotional and Mental
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North Van band students called up to big leagues

May 08, 2019
​ By: Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News
Select North Vancouver band students have qualified for the Super Bowl of the symphony world.

Every year for the past two decades, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has performed a joint concert with the North Vancouver School District’s honour band and honour string orchestras.
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Boutique Day smashing success for North Van grads

May 08, 2019
​By: North Shore News

Photo by: Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
North Vancouver Grade 12 student volunteer Victoria Jackson helps Grade 7 student Candace Timbol find the right dress for her elementary school graduation.
The school district's Education Services Centre served as the venue for 44 Dresses' Boutique...
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New life-saving kits installed at North Van high schools

May 08, 2019
​‘Stop the Bleed’ kits complement school district's AED and defibrillator program By Ben Bengtson , North Shore News

In the unlikely event of a major injury, there’s now another tool at North Van high schools’ disposal that could likely save a life.
The District of North Vancouver Firefighters...
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The Secret Path film presentation: April 29, 2019

May 06, 2019

Carson Graham Secondary School choir signing the Coast Salish Anthem on April 29, 2019 at The Secret Path film screening at Centennial Theatre.
On April 29, 2019, the North Vancouver School District Indigenous Education Team hosted a community screening of the Film, The Secret Path, at Centennial Theatre in...
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May 5-11, 2019 is National Emergency Preparedness Week

April 30, 2019
​ Are you prepared? In North Vancouver, there a number of possible hazards that could result in an emergency or disaster. These include flooding, severe weather, power outages, landslides, and earthquakes. Following an emergency, people are often able to remain in their home, but may not have electricity or water. It...

Summer Learning registration – Grades 7-11

April 30, 2019

Registration for Summer Learning programs and courses opens on May 1, 2019 and closes on June 21, 2019. On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, parents of all students in grades 7 through 11 will receive an email from School Cash Online advising that they have an item ready to be...
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Events and Registrations - Parents, April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019
Events and Registrations - April 29, 2019.pdf
Please see attached for Events and Registrations information regarding: Catchment review - Capilano/Norgate - Community consultation evening (May 2)
Ready, Set, Learn (3-5 year olds)
Cheakamus Centre - 50th Annual Open House (May 5)
Standing Committee Meeting – Indigenous Education (May 7)
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Our history – celebrating LGBTQ+ history in Canada

April 25, 2019
​ In a flowing pink dress and pink wig, Conni Smudge performs to a packed house at Seycove Secondary School. The room erupts with positive energy, as students, staff and guests clap along with the show. It was not that long ago, however, that a performance such as this would never...
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Dance, Dance, Dance

April 24, 2019
​The 22nd annual North Vancouver School District Dance Festival took place at Centennial Theatre on April 18, 2019. Students from across the school district performed and celebrated the art of dance.
  
  
  
Check out these photos of the event in the North Shore News.
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Cheakamus Centre receives $20,000 from Rick Hansen Foundation

April 18, 2019
​ The Cheakamus Foundation for Environmental Learning is delighted to announce a $20,000 contribution from the Rick Hansen Foundation towards accessibility improvements at Cheakamus Centre.   This generous funding will go towards modifications to student cabins. The Cheakamus Centre cabins are an integral part of the outdoor experience for learners of...
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Cheakamus Centre – Revitalization, Renewal and Re-energize

April 18, 2019
​ By Mark Pearmain, Superintendent, North Vancouver School District    
Walking along the Cheakamus River, the freshness of the April spring morning is invigorating. The sound of excited children flows from both longhouse and Outdoor School. There is a feeling of renewal with the change of the seasons and...

DELF - International French language diploma

April 17, 2019

April 15th, 2019
Dear Parents of Students in Grade 10, 11 and 12 Core French, French Immersion and International Baccalaureate (IB) French Courses: The North Vancouver School District, in collaboration with l’Alliance Française de Vancouver would like to offer grade 10, 11 and 12 students enrolled in all...
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Provincial measles immunization campaign for school age children from April to June 2019

April 17, 2019
​In response to the recent increase in measles cases in British Columbia, as well as outbreaks elsewhere in the world, the BC Government has launched a provincial measles immunization campaign to increase protection among school age children throughout the province. The campaign will run from April through June 2019.  Two doses...
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North Vancouver students embark on ocean odyssey

April 15, 2019
​By Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News
A group of Handsworth artists went on a mission – 2194: an ocean odyssey. The 50 students time-travelled in their minds, creating a picture of what the ocean will look like seven generations from now. Life will be plastic underwater, the students predicted.

Handsworth has...
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Board of Education decisions now easier to follow

April 10, 2019
​ To improve communications with students, staff, parents, educational partners, and the community, the Board of Education is now posting the decisions it makes on a new dedicated website page titled  Public Board Meeting Motions. The purpose of the webpage is to ensure that decisions made by the Board of Education can...
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North Van students among the winners of Vimy Pilgrimage Award

April 08, 2019
​By Mathilda de Villiers, North Shore News A high school student from North Vancouver is among a select group of young Canadians in Europe this week, learning about Canada’s First World War efforts as recipients of 2019 Vimy Pilgrimage Awards. 

Brooke Glazier, 17, said she was alone at home when she...
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More parents, kids to get help from free mental health service

April 08, 2019

NEWS RELEASE Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Parents and caregivers in B.C. whose children have anxiety impacting their development and day-to-day happiness at home, school and in the community will soon have access to a new, free intervention program. The program...
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Argyle raises $45,000 for local charities

April 03, 2019
​Each year, grade 10 students at Argyle Secondary School take part in a friendly competition to win $5,000 for their selected charity. This year was the ninth year that the school has taken part in the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative – bringing the school's total fundraising amount through this program up...
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En français: North Vancouver celebrates 40 years of French immersion

April 01, 2019
​Program first started with 20 students and now has 2,500 enrolled By Christopher Sun, Contributing writer, North Shore News

Grade 2 teacher Madame Michelle Didier works with student Mila Neff on a French comic book at Cleveland Elementary. The North Vancouver School District is celebrating 40 years of its French immersion program...
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Wanted: Warm and Caring Host Families

March 29, 2019
Have you ever thought about hosting an international student?  Every year, the North Vancouver School District proudly welcomes students from around the world to live and study in our vibrant community.  Our goal is to place international students with homestay families that live close to the student’s school, preferably within walking...
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Merewether High's rugby girls clash with Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 07, 2019
​By:  North Shore News

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

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

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

March 04, 2019


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

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

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

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

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

February 27, 2019

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

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

Bargaining update

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

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

February 21, 2019

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

February 19, 2019
Maya Gauvin, étudiante en immersion, se mérite le deuxième rang au concours national Voix de la poésie Neuf étudiants ont été nommés les meilleurs récitants juniors du pays, dans le cadre du concours Voix de la poésie. Ces élèves se sont mérités des prix, en plus d'un prix pour leurs bibliothèques...
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North Vancouver student wins $100,000 Loran award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 07, 2019


February 7, 2019
Dear Parents/Guardians:

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

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

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

February 06, 2019

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

January 31, 2019
​ January 17, 2019

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

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

January 28, 2019

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

By Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News

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

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

January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019

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

January 22, 2019


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

January 21, 2019

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

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

January 07, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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Drums a healing comfort in North Vancouver classrooms

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

December 19, 2018

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

December 17, 2018

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

December 17, 2018
​ Current Grade 10 students are invited to apply to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, a North Vancouver School District Enhanced Program option, offered at Carson Graham Secondary School. WHAT IS THE IB? The IB Diploma Programme is a rigorous two-year, university preparatory curriculum that leads to a qualification that is...
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Coffee beans awaken students at Mountainside school

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

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

December 14, 2018

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

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

December 13, 2018

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

December 11, 2018



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

December 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 27, 2018

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

November 27, 2018

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

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

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

Mountainside Secondary receives approval for a full seismic upgrade

November 16, 2018

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

Natural gas conservation efforts recognized

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

Dear Ms. Sacré:

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

November 08, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 24, 2018

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

October 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

A New Cabin Life

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

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

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

October 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

September 24, 2018

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

Radon testing results

September 19, 2018

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

Communicating Student Learning (Reporting)

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

Foundation Skills Assessment – October 2018

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

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

September 05, 2018

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

Welcome to the 2018/2019 school year

September 04, 2018

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

August 31, 2018
​Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 11 and 12 students:
We are looking forward to seeing all of our Grade 11 and 12 students on September 4th as they begin their most exciting and, probably, most challenging years of secondary school. North Vancouver School District staff are excited to inspire success for all...
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Walking or rolling to and from school

August 29, 2018

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

August 28, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 24, 2018

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

July 23, 2018
​By LORI CULBERT, Vancouver Sun

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

“I have been helped by so many in my community and this is an opportunity to give...
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North Van art teacher submits thesis in comic-book form

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

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

June 29, 2018

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

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

June 22, 2018
​The National Flag of Canada at schools and facilities in the North Vancouver School District, BC government buildings and establishments, the Peace Tower in Ottawa, and all Government of Canada buildings and establishments will be flown at half-mast on Saturday, June 23, 2018. They will remain at half-mast until Monday.
Learn more about the Canadian Proclamation...
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Carson Graham students and staff celebrate National Aboriginal Day

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

June 22, 2018

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

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

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

June 21, 2018

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

June 21, 2018

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

June 20, 2018

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

June 15, 2018
Choir Director, Frances Roberts at Argyle Secondary won the John Trepp Memorial Scholarship for the Most Inspiring Director at the Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival. This earned the Argyle Concert Choir an invitation to the National Festival. Argyle was one of two schools selected to have a music student receive the Vancouver...
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North Van students test out cryptocurrency stocks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

Announcement Archive

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North Van Students Head to Provincial Championships for Game of Apps

May 15, 2019
​Students from North Vancouver and West Vancouver recently attended the Game of Apps Regional Championships at Carson Graham Secondary this past Saturday, May 11th. At the event, students were able to present their five-minute pitch presentations, highlighting the app they’ve built, explaining why they built it, and demoing their final product....
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Report of the Joint Committee on Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health

May 14, 2019
​The North Vancouver School District is committed to four pillars of educational practice: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Social Emotional Learning
The continuum of Social Emotional Learning includes: creating a sense of belonging for students
teaching pro-social Skills
encouraging positive mental health awareness
building an integrated service approach to mental health
The...

Self-Assessment of the Core Competencies

May 14, 2019

May 15, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Re: Self-Assessment of the Core Competencies
NOTE: This information does not apply to Capilano Elementary, Carson Graham Secondary and Queen Mary Community Elementary. These three schools are IB schools and follow International Baccalaureate Self-Assessment.   In 2017, the British Columbia Ministry...
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North Vancouver Students Win Top Awards at Provincial French Public Speaking Competition

May 10, 2019


Vancouver -- 10,000 students from across British Columbia competed, 209 made the provincial finals, including 15 students from North Vancouver   in this year's pan-provincial French public speaking competition,  Concours d'art oratoire .
"Concours is an outstanding showcase and celebration of excellence in French language education," said Greer...
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Mental Health Week 2019

May 09, 2019

This year’s theme for the Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week is #GetLoud, which encourages people to spread the word about what mental health really is.
https://mentalhealthweek.ca/yourmentalhealth/
The North Vancouver School District (NVSD) has been both committed to and engaged in supporting the Social Emotional and Mental
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North Van band students called up to big leagues

May 08, 2019
​ By: Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News
Select North Vancouver band students have qualified for the Super Bowl of the symphony world.

Every year for the past two decades, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has performed a joint concert with the North Vancouver School District’s honour band and honour string orchestras.
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Boutique Day smashing success for North Van grads

May 08, 2019
​By: North Shore News

Photo by: Mike Wakefield, North Shore News
North Vancouver Grade 12 student volunteer Victoria Jackson helps Grade 7 student Candace Timbol find the right dress for her elementary school graduation.
The school district's Education Services Centre served as the venue for 44 Dresses' Boutique...
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New life-saving kits installed at North Van high schools

May 08, 2019
​‘Stop the Bleed’ kits complement school district's AED and defibrillator program By Ben Bengtson , North Shore News

In the unlikely event of a major injury, there’s now another tool at North Van high schools’ disposal that could likely save a life.
The District of North Vancouver Firefighters...

Late Applications to Academies

May 08, 2019

Between May 8-15, we will be accepting additional applications for students wishing to apply for the following Academies:
Basketball Academy (Parkgate & Seycove)
Dance Academy
Digital Media Academy
Field Hockey Academy
Hockey Skills Academy
Lacrosse Academy
Soccer Academy
Volleyball Academy

We are also accepting waitlist applications for the following...
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The Secret Path film presentation: April 29, 2019

May 06, 2019

Carson Graham Secondary School choir signing the Coast Salish Anthem on April 29, 2019 at The Secret Path film screening at Centennial Theatre.
On April 29, 2019, the North Vancouver School District Indigenous Education Team hosted a community screening of the Film, The Secret Path, at Centennial Theatre in...
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May 5-11, 2019 is National Emergency Preparedness Week

April 30, 2019
​ Are you prepared? In North Vancouver, there a number of possible hazards that could result in an emergency or disaster. These include flooding, severe weather, power outages, landslides, and earthquakes. Following an emergency, people are often able to remain in their home, but may not have electricity or water. It...

Summer Learning registration – Grades 7-11

April 30, 2019

Registration for Summer Learning programs and courses opens on May 1, 2019 and closes on June 21, 2019. On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, parents of all students in grades 7 through 11 will receive an email from School Cash Online advising that they have an item ready to be...
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Events and Registrations - Parents, April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019
Events and Registrations - April 29, 2019.pdf
Please see attached for Events and Registrations information regarding: Catchment review - Capilano/Norgate - Community consultation evening (May 2)
Ready, Set, Learn (3-5 year olds)
Cheakamus Centre - 50th Annual Open House (May 5)
Standing Committee Meeting – Indigenous Education (May 7)
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Our history – celebrating LGBTQ+ history in Canada

April 25, 2019
​ In a flowing pink dress and pink wig, Conni Smudge performs to a packed house at Seycove Secondary School. The room erupts with positive energy, as students, staff and guests clap along with the show. It was not that long ago, however, that a performance such as this would never...
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Dance, Dance, Dance

April 24, 2019
​The 22nd annual North Vancouver School District Dance Festival took place at Centennial Theatre on April 18, 2019. Students from across the school district performed and celebrated the art of dance.
  
  
  
Check out these photos of the event in the North Shore News.
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Downie Wenjack Legacy School Project: T-Shirt Fundraising

April 23, 2019
              

As part of the NVSD’s work with the Downie Wenjack Fund, we are selling T-shirts to give back. Six schools in the North Vancouver School District developed and implemented plans to strengthen community through RECONCILIACTION. We are proud to have done this work...

Cheakamus Centre receives $20,000 from Rick Hansen Foundation

April 18, 2019
​ The Cheakamus Foundation for Environmental Learning is delighted to announce a $20,000 contribution from the Rick Hansen Foundation towards accessibility improvements at Cheakamus Centre.   This generous funding will go towards modifications to student cabins. The Cheakamus Centre cabins are an integral part of the outdoor experience for learners of...