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ESP Staff at CKRHS Receive Autism NS Award


Congratulations to the staff of the Enhanced Support Program (ESP) at Central Kings Rural High School on receiving the Sheelagh Nolan Award for Excellence in Teaching from Autism Nova Scotia earlier in December!


This award recognizes the efforts of individuals or teams to foster the growth and maximize the potential of learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a collaborative and positive manner.


MRHS Grade 9 Students Continue "Helping Hands" Service Learning Tradition


As part of the service learning component of Healthy Living classes, Middleton Regional High School grade 9 students participate in the Helping Hands Project every year. This year, they presented over $2500 in donations and more than $350 in food bank items to local organizations including the Salvation Army, the Companion Animal Protection Society, and the 12 Baskets Food Bank. Under the direction of teacher Crystal Veinot, the Helping Hands Project has been involving grade 9 students in service learning for 10 years, and has raised more than $31,000 for charitable organizations serving the school community.

HEC Students Learn Outdoor Skills, Team Building at Brigadoon


HEC students and staff ventured out to Camp Brigadoon for an overnight camping trip last week. They took part in a variety of team-building activities, an outdoor cooking workshop where they made bannock and caramelized apples, and they learned how to build a fire using only a flint and steel and a few items found in nature.  In the evening they enjoyed the karaoke singing talents of both students and staff followed by a challenging game of "minute-to-win-it".  They also created holiday crafts and completed a mural as part of a group art project. Students reflected on their experiences through journal-writing at the end of each day.

AVHS Students Making a Difference in Their Community


Avon View High School students have been reaching out to support and connect with the community in a big way this month. They kicked off the month with a "Knock your socks off" campaign to gather much needed warm clothing, donating it to Matthew 25 in Windsor. They have also been raising money through bake sales and other fundraisers for baby Gavin, a two year old boy in the community who is fighting cancer. Students have also partnered with Victory Credit Union to present a special exhibition of student artwork. Visitors to the credit union will have the chance to see a beautiful display of portraits created by students. Just a few recent examples of AV students making a difference!

WHEC/WAHS Entrepreneurs Raise $1000 For Local Food Bank


Recently, students from West Hants Education Centre and the Windsor Adult High School, as well as Principal Brian Wong, presented a $1000 cheque to Cindy Loane and Doreen Eagles of Matthew 25 Food Bank in Windsor.


As part of the Entrepreneurship 12 course and a focus on service learning, students sold their products and accepted donations, with all proceeds going to the food bank. Staff and students would like to thank the Windsor Superstore for allowing us to set up our display at their store.

First Lego League Teams Use Teamwork, Innovation to "Redesign Education"


Several AVRSB First Lego League teams were part of regional competitions at NSCC Middleton recently, earning awards for teamwork, innovation and problem-solving, as well as spots in the provincial competition coming up in February 2015. First Lego League competitions involve designing and programming robots made from Lego, as well as developing a solution to an annual challenge. This year's challenge is "redesigning education".