Cleveland Elementary celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day
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On June 21, Cleveland Elementary School was lucky enough to be able to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with Orene Askew. Orene is from the Squamish nation and grew up here in North Vancouver attending Queen Mary and graduating from Carson Graham. Orene, also known as DJ O Show, shared her story with the students and staff about life as an Afro-Indigenous person growing up in North Vancouver. She is both a sought out after DJ, performing at Canucks and Lions games and a politician who held the important position of councilor for the Squamish Nation an Assembly of First Nations a few y ..read more
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North Vancouver School District celebrates collaboration with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra!
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After a three-year pause, the longstanding collaboration between the North Vancouver School District and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has returned!  This collaboration was reestablished by Elementary Band and Strings' music specialist and educator Laurel Dosman by reconnecting with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and secondary music educators in the fall of 2023.  Together, through their willingness and commitment, secondary music specialists Kevin Yang at Carson Graham Secondary and David Bradshaw and Sab Kobak at Handsworth Secondary brought meaningful connections and mem ..read more
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Cleveland Elementary School celebrates Pride!
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In honour of pride month, the Cleveland community took part in Pride day! All students received a copy of the winning Pride tattoo, this year designed by Danyool in E01. It was also the first year Cleveland awarded a second winner, Claire, and we chose to transform her gorgeous artwork into a poster. The students in the Pride Club held a button sale and lunch and raised $300.00 for  We thank everyone for their efforts this year in creating safer spaces for all students, staff and families and look forward to continuing our work to ensure that Cleveland is a welcom ..read more
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Boundary Elementary student representing Canada at the 56th Human Rights Council Summit
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From June 18 to June 27, 2024, Boundary Elementary Grade 7 student Freja Klausen proudly represented Canada at the United Nations' 56th Human Rights Council Summit  Freja is a member of the  Child Rights Connect Children's Advisory Team  (CAT), which began its activities in February 2020 on global access to education for children and drafted plans to improve this.  While representing Canada at the summit, ​Freja had opportunity to speak to delegates from around the world. nominated Freja to CAT when she was in grade 6 because of her passion and ..read more
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Experiential learning takes flight with chicks in the classroom
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Lindsay Davidson, French Immersion Teacher and Katie Kenny, Teacher This spring, Larson Elementary had the incredible opportunity to welcome twelve fertilized eggs from a generous farmer in Langley, marking a memorable chapter in our journey of experiential learning. Under the dedicated guidance of Mme. Camille, our Learning Support Teacher, students embarked on an educational adventure that seamlessly blended science, empathy, and hands-on experience. The chicks lived in one of the Kindergarten classrooms during their time at Larson. Mme. Camille's initiative to incorporate the chicks into th ..read more
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Healthy Futures in schools
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1M ago
Tine Parker, District Vice Principal of Healthy Futures Health is a big topic, it includes eating right, exercising, sleep and body hygiene, substance abuse education and healthy relationships. Proper health improves life expectancy, mental health and physical well-being. Schools teach about health every day in different forms.  Below are some of the topics the North Vancouver School District is working on right now. Throughout the month of May 2024, Public Health Nurses from Vancouver Coastal Health piloted a health program in four Grade 2 classes where it was welcomed by students and st ..read more
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Centering Indigenous perspectives with Counter stories and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim
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Brandi Price, Indigenous Education Literacy Teacher Indigenous literacy students from Queen Mary, Westview and Sherwood Park Elementary are working to decolonize their understanding of Canadian history by assembling a digital picture book showcasing an Indigenous perspective on this land we call Canada.  In their digital stories, students explain that the land we call Canada was known by some Indigenous people as Turtle Island. The name comes from oral histories of creation stories where the turtle is seen as a symbol of life and earth and where the turtle holds the world on its back ( By ..read more
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Celebrating culture and food diversity at Seymour Heights
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​Food brings people together and can be a window into tradition and culture. This was evident at Seymour Heights’ Grade 1 Cultural Food Fair, in which families were invited to bring in food from their homes to share with the classroom community. Prior to the Food Fair, students explored different facets of diversity. They learned that food is only one component of someone’s culture, and that each family has their own unique customs when it comes to eating. After reading stories and hearing peer examples, students in Division 11 were eager to try some of the food they had learned about. Familie ..read more
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AccessAbility Week at the North Vancouver School District
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Janis Mann, District Principal, Inclusive Education May 26 to June 1 is  , and the district is using this time to recognize the valuable contributions and leadership of Canadians with disabilities, as well as to promote accessibility and inclusion.   The North Vancouver School District is committed to the ongoing work of identifying, removing and preventing barriers for persons with visible and invisible disabilities. To read the 3-Year Accessibility Plan, visit the District Accessibility Advisory Committee, learning opportunities and have been shared with all schools and through are ..read more
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Argyle students explore North Vancouver's past through research at MONOVA
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Genevieve Taylor, Teacher, and Grace Owens, Teacher ​Argyle's English 8 students recently embarked on a historical narratives project through The Museum North Vancouver's Archives (MONOVA) located just across the street from Argyle in the historic Lynn Valley Elementary School building. Their mission? Dive into primary sources, uncover the stories of local figures, and craft historical narratives. Equipped with curiosity, students delved into MONOVA's exhibits, immersing themselves in artifacts, photos, and documents curated by the museum staff in easy-to-use boxes based on each historical per ..read more
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