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Friday, December 8th, 2017

A Community of Compassion

Over the last 12 months, our community has been rocked by various tragedies and acts of violence. It is natural to feel shock, anger and fear when we see these events in the news.

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences, A Door to Deeper Understanding

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Last week was a beehive of activity across the district with parent teacher conferences, in preparation for our

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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Collaboration & Creativity at Fraser

The teachers at William A. Fraser Middle School are always looking for creative ways for students to demonstrate their understanding of the curricular competencies.

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Monday, November 6th, 2017

Lest We Forget

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I recently came across the letter below that was written by Captain Charles May of the British Infantry to his wife on the eve of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War: The Somme offe

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

What, no letter grades?!

It’s true! This year, we are making a big transition towards a new standards-based reporting system, which means that the old system of letter grades and averages is being replaced.

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

In Memoriam

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

It was this time last year that life in our district seemed to stand still, as we tried to come to grips with the unthinkable tragedy that occurred at Abby Senior.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Moving from Topics to Concepts

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I visited Alexander Elementary recently, and was impressed to see learning targets on the board in every classroom I visited. It was obviously a collective attempt on the part of the staff to be cl

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

If Not Us, Then Who?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I had the pleasure of attending our Orange Shirt Day ceremony last week at Mill Lake.

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Friday, September 29th, 2017

"Are you learning too?"

One of the privileges of being the vice principal is being able to visit every classroom and observe all of the various learning opportunities that students are actively engaged in every day.

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

What, No Homework?!

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I am going to state right of the bat, that some of the positions I take below may not sit well with everyone. Homework seems to be one of those things about which everyone has an opinion, in part b

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