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Horton Students Receive Awards for Creating Inclusive, Welcoming School


Three Horton High School students are recipients of the Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award, recognizing their commitment to creating a welcoming, inclusive school environment.


Meghan Hale received an individual award for creating a proactive Trans Inclusion Policy for Horton High School, while Monique Silver and Micaela Murphy received a team award for their leadership with Horton’s Best Friends For Life program that supports social opportunities and friendships between students in the school’s Intensive Resource program and the larger student body. All three recipients are in grade 12. Click "read more" to learn about their accomplishments.


Royal Robots Earn Provincial Robotics Title


Congratulations to the Royal Robots on earning the Champions Award at the Provincial Robot Programming Championship, held on February 14 at Acadia University. The Royal Robots, representing Annapolis West Education Centre (originally based at Annapolis Royal Regional Academy), were among over 400 middle school and high school participants involved in the competition. This is the second time in a row the Royal Robots have won this award in the middle school level First Lego League (FLL) program. The team has now earned a spot in the FLL World Championships taking place in April, where they will put their Lego robot as well as their problem-solving and teamwork skills to the test against 106 other high performance robotics teams.




Self-Identification Initiative Begins February 2


In February, AVRSB will be asking all parents/guardians, staff and students to help us learn more about the diversity of our students, staff and communities. Starting on February 2, 2015, we will be encouraging everyone to "Self-Identify" their ancestry and/or Aboriginal Identity. Click "Read More" for details on this important initiative and answers to frequently asked questions.