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November Working Together Awards: AVRSB Staff Making a Difference


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 four AVRSB staff members for the great work they do: Sandra Beckwith, Lesley MacDonald, Denise North and Theresa Pelley.


Winter’s Coming! Important Information on Weather-Related Decisions


When it comes to weather and road conditions in winter, student safety is our first priority. Learn more about the decision-making process behind school closures or changes in school bus transportation due to road or weather conditions, and how these decisions are communicated.




Hunger Heroes: Students Take Action to Support Local Food Banks


Students across the region are contributing to communities, while developing leadership skills and awareness of important issues close to home and around the world. They’re participating in school-based Me to We or We Act groups, an initiative of international charity Free the Children. It empowers students to take action locally and globally on issues related to poverty, hunger, education and the environment. For many schools, including West Hants Middle School and Coldbrook and District School, learning about hunger in their own community and supporting food banks is their local focus this year.


O2: Building Community Within and Between Schools Through Outdoor Education


Options and Opportunities (O2) students from West Kings District High School, Northeast Kings Education Centre and Central Kings Rural High School came together at the end of October for an outdoor education experience at Tim Hortons Camp in Tatamagouche. This curriculum-based excursion focused on goal-setting, team-building skills, cooperation and leadership development.



NSDS Students and Families Enjoy Healthy Lunches Together


As part of its health promotion and school community-building efforts, Newport Station District School classes have been inviting family members to the school for spaghetti luncheons. Recently, over 25 family members joined the grade 5/6 class for a sit-down luncheon of spaghetti, Caesar salad, and yogurt prepared by students and adults at the school. The luncheons are a great way for students to learn about planning and preparing healthier food choices, and have been very popular with families in the school community!