Next Regular Board Meeting October 1

Next Regular Board Meeting October 1

The next regular Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Glooscap First Nation.

PD Opportunity: Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth

PD Opportunity: Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth

Sessions on Nov. 4-5, 2014 and Mar. 5-6, 2015 aimed at teachers interested in developing knowledge of mental health issues. Sessions are open to AVRSB employees, and employees with Annapolis Valley Health, Capital Health, Community Services, and Health and Wellness.

SOCIAL MEDIA 101 Sept. 30 @ Berwick and District School

SOCIAL MEDIA 101 Sept. 30 @ Berwick and District School

Berwick and District School/Community Speaker Series presents... SOCIAL MEDIA 101: How to help kids use it responsibly. September 30, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Berwick and District School, childcare and refreshments provided.

AVRSB Career Expo: September 29 and 30

AVRSB Career Expo: September 29 and 30

Interested in a career that supports students? Come to our Career Expo for info on upcoming casual/spare/permanent opportunities for Bus Drivers, Secretaries, Educational Assistants, Janitors and Cafeteria Workers. Click "continue" for more.


Working Together: AVRSB Staff Go the Extra Mile for Students, Colleagues

   

Every AVRSB staff member plays a part in “Working Together for Students”. Each month, we invite staff members to nominate colleagues for a Working Together Award, to celebrate those who go above and beyond expectations to do a great job, whether working directly with students or behind the scenes.


This month, we're pleased to recognize many AVRSB staff members for the great work they do: Susan Bent, David Campbell, Dave Crouchman, Jennifer Fox, Nancy Hartt, Maggie Helms, Roger Hirtle, Joel Hornborg, Sylvia Jacquard, Gloria Langille, Danielle LeBlanc, Karen Sotvedt, Martyn White and Cathy Woodford.

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Community Playground Opens at Glooscap Elementary

   

The Home and School Association for Glooscap Elementary School has been working diligently over the past year and a half to build a new playground for students and the community at large. Over $110,000 was raised, and the new playground was installed this past summer. At the recent grand opening, students and school community members gathered to express their thanks for the tremendous support from the community, many local businesses and partners.


Students Get Hands-On School Bus Safety Training

   

Early in every school year, AVRSB's Transportation Division staff visit schools to deliver school bus safety presentations and hands-on training. Here, students at Lawrencetown Consolidated School learn how to evacuate a school bus safely with help from Nadine Evans, Acting Coordinator of Transportation.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Falmouth District School Celebrates Community, Peace

   

Falmouth District School's monthly Peace Group kicked off another year of sharing positive messages of peace and kindness during "Stand Up to Bullying Day", September 11. All 240 students at the school formed this heart to show their commitment to peace. The Peace Group will be active all year, to encourage a welcoming, respectful school environment.

 

FDS students have also created a display for the Hants County Exhibition, featuring student artwork and celebrating community connections. The entire school will be visiting the exhibition on Friday, September 19 for "Future Farmers Friday" for some hands-on learning about farming and the farm-to-table process.


AVRSB Career Expo: September 29, 30

   

Interested in a career that supports students? Come to our Career Expo for info on upcoming casual/spare/permanent opportunities for Bus Drivers, Secretaries, Educational Assistants, Janitors and Cafeteria Workers. Click "Read More" for details.

 

 

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Update on School Renovations across AVRSB

   

Two schools have been undergoing significant renovations and construction work over the past few months, and several more are in the planning stages for upcoming renovations. Here’s an update on the work happening at Annapolis West Education Centre and Hantsport School, and some notes on what’s to come for Wolfville School, Avon View High School, and for the new school slated to replace Bridgetown Regional Elementary and Bridgetown Regional High School.

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Introducing the AVRSB Report to the Community

   

We're pleased to present AVRSB's first Report to the Community, an annual document that discusses our goals and priorities, our progress toward them, and our next steps.

 

We invite you to take a look to discover how we're working together for students: View the Report to the Community.

 

 


PD Opportunity: Mental Health First Aid

   

The Mental Health First Aid Canada Program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend, or a colleague.

 

 

 

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Decision Reached for DRES, KDS Catchment Areas

   

Following a public consultation process that began in the Fall of 2013, the governing Board members of AVRSB have decided on a change to the Dwight Ross Elementary School and Kingston and District School catchment areas. After careful consideration, the decision was made at the June 2014 Board Meeting to implement “Option 3”, one of four catchment area options presented to these school communities (Click "read more" to view a larger map and description).

 

The new catchment areas will take effect in September 2015, and a transition process will be communicated to families in the Fall of 2014. To learn more about this decision and the consultation process, click "Read More".
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