April Working Together Awards--AVRSB Staff Going Above and Beyond for Students, Schools
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 two AVRSB staff members for the great work they do--Marven Taylor, Custodian at BRHS, and Belinda Snow, Resource Teacher at AVHS. Click "read more" to learn about their many contributions.
Education Week 2014: Active Citizenship, Making a Difference
Education Week is an annual event in Nova Scotia, this year from April 20 to 26. The week is a special opportunity for the education community to acknowledge educators and partners for their outstanding work related to the annual theme. This year's theme--Active Citizenship: Get Involved, Take Action, Be the Difference--highlights the importance of encouraging students to be involved in their communities.
This year, AVRSB is pleased to nominate three teachers who promote active citizenship in their classrooms, schools, and communities: Suzanne Greenlaw (Middleton Regional High School), Cathy Reimer (Port Williams Elementary School) and Melanie Miller (West Hants Middle School). They will be honoured at a provincial Education Week awards ceremony on April 22. Click "read more" to learn how these teachers are inspiring students to make a difference.Read more...
AVHS Students Enjoy Principal's Breakfast, Thanks to Career Access Students and Staff
Students and staff of Avon View High School enjoyed a delicious, hot breakfast at school on April 14, served by their principal, Mr. Johnston! The Principal's Breakfast is an annual tradition at Avon View, thanks to the cooking talents of the school's Career Access students and staff. On a daily basis, these same students and staff, along with many other staff volunteers, also provide breakfast to about 100 students, and they supply healthy snacks at lunch. This hands-on learning opportunity ensures that students can get the nutrition they need for the school day. The daily school nutrition program at Avon View is supported by Breakfast for Learning and Healthy School Communities.
Dr. Arthur Hines Elementary Students Explore Ability, Honour Paralympians
In March, the students of Dr. Arthur Hines Elementary School created a video to cheer on Canadian Paralympians competing in Sochi, Russia. This is just one of the ways that the school has been celebrating diversity and exploring perspectives on different abilities.
Mental Health First Aid Training for Youth
A two-day Mental Health First Aid training session just wrapped up at Champlain Elementary School. This was the first Mental Health First Aid session hosted by SchoolsPlus Annapolis that was open to youth age 15 and up. Out of 20 participants, six youth from AVRSB schools took part in the training.
The training session was made possible by a grant from Medavie Blue Cross, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Annapolis Community Health Board.Read more...
Primary Registration 2014
AVRSB Primary Registration takes place from January 2014 to May 2014. Primary Registration and Orientation dates are organized by each school. Click "Read More" for details and for links to school catchment area and contact information
School Catchment Area Review
The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board has now completed the second step of Phase 2 of the catchment review for Dwight Ross Elementary School and Kingston and District School.
Throughout this process, school community members were invited to share ideas and priorities for their schools and school communities. In this final stage, we asked for responses on four catchment area options. This feedback will be used to help develop recommendations for the catchment areas, which will now be considered by Board Members of AVRSB.