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.
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.
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.