BRES Teacher Recognized for "Making a Difference"
Recently, the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union asked students to nominate a “Teacher Making a Difference”. Krista Wright, a grade Primary teacher at Bridgetown Regional Elementary School, was selected as one of nine teachers to receive this honour. The student who nominated Wright explained that “she always has time to talk to her students and always does fun things with us.”
BRES Principal Michael Baltzer offered his congratulations to Wright. “On behalf of everyone at BRES, I thank Krista for her continued commitment to students, and congratulate her on earning this recognition.” In December, the nine teachers recognized for "making a difference" will be featured in commercials on CTV, and will be profiled in The Teacher, a publication of the NSTU. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of students, Krista!
MRHS Students Connect With Seniors Through Art
Grade 6 students at Middleton Regional High School have been engaging in an outreach program with senior citizens living at the Heart of the Valley long term care facility in Middleton. The students have been enjoying visits with the residents, hearing their stories and personal histories, and creating art with them.
We Day an Amazing Experience Thanks to Staff and Students
On November 27, more than 700 AVRSB students attended the first Free the Children We Day in Atlantic Canada. We are proud of our students for their participation in We Day events, and for their dedication to creating change in our local and global communities.
This memorable day for students was made possible by many AVRSB staff working together. Their collaboration and planning ensured the trip to Halifax was well-organized and a positive experience for everyone involved.Read more...
CES Students Help Support Relief in the Philippines
After learning about the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Champlain Elementary School student Kelsey had a big idea. She wanted to help people affected by the typhoon, so she enlisted friends from Mrs. Tinker’s grade 4/5 class to come up with a fundraiser. Kelsey, Felicity, Julian and Kay-Lin decided to make and sell hot chocolate to fellow students, donating all profits to relief organizations. On their first day, the group sold 100 hot chocolates—an amazing result! The group plans on selling hot chocolate four more times before the holiday break. Great work, Kelsey, Felicity, Julian and Kay-Lin, and thank you CES students and staff for helping others through this student-led fundraiser.
Nominate a Student for The Lieutenant Governor's Respectful Citizenship Award
Nominations are invited for the Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award, which will recognize Nova Scotia students in grades Primary to 12 who are going the extra mile to demonstrate leadership and commitment to creating safe and inclusive spaces in schools and communities in Nova Scotia, where bullying behaviour is not accepted and respectful and responsible relationships are promoted.
SMES Students and Staff Scare Away Hunger
Last month, students and staff of Saint Mary's Elementary School made their annual pledge to "Scare Away Hunger" in their community, successfully collecting nearly 300 kilograms of food for the Berwick and District Food Bank!
The challenge to students was to make a trail of food longer than several teachers lying head-to-toe on the gym floor. As this picture shows, they reached their goal and then some! Great work, SMES, and thank you for helping to support your community.
School Catchment Area Review for DRES, K&DS and AEES (Eastern Boundary)
The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board is reviewing the catchment areas for Dwight Ross Elementary School, Kingston and District School, and the eastern border of Annapolis East Elementary School. This review is meant to rationalize the catchment areas as they exist now.
Through an online engagement process, we are inviting parents/guardians, students and others to share their thoughts. Phase 1 is now complete, and we thank all who shared their thoughts with us. Phase 2 will begin in the New Year.Read more...