October: Celebrating Mi'kmaq History Month

October: Celebrating Mi'kmaq History Month

Starting with Treaty Day on October 1st, October is Mi'kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia.

Annual Board Meeting:  Wednesday, November 5

Annual Board Meeting: Wednesday, November 5

Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room, AVRSB Regional Office in Berwick. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

PD Opportunity: Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth

PD Opportunity: Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth

Sessions on Nov. 4-5, 2014 and Mar. 5-6, 2015 aimed at teachers interested in developing knowledge of mental health issues. Sessions are open to AVRSB employees, and employees with Annapolis Valley Health, Capital Health, Community Services, and Health and Wellness.

Mi'kmaq Rights Initiative Presentation: October 21

Mi'kmaq Rights Initiative Presentation: October 21

Everyone is welcome to a presentation featuring the Mi'kmaq Rights Initiative, Tuesday, October 21, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Horton High School Performance Centre. Supported by the AVRSB RCH Division as part of Mi'kmaq History Month activities.


Best Friends for Lunch Has Positive Impact at Horton High School

   

Horton High School's Best Friends for Lunch is a student-created program that aims to build friendships by bringing students together for lunch every Friday to connect, discover strengths and abilities, and to have fun! Since it began in 2012-2013, the program has made a positive impact on the school culture, encouraging students to be more inclusive and supportive of each other.

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BRES Challenge Inspires Students to Support Local Food Bank

   

Bridgetown Regional Elementary School just wrapped up a food drive in support of the local food bank. It's an annual event, but this year's food drive had a twist...it became the Great Weigh-Off, challenging each homeroom to strive to collect the most kilograms of food donations. Spearheaded by grade four teacher Anne Lightbourn (shown here with grade four student Maisie Wright), the campaign involved a special prize; banana splits to the the winning class! Mrs. Foster-Veinot's grade five class lead the pack in donations, but the whole school deserves a huge "thank you" for collecting a total of 480.3 kilograms (1056.6 pounds) of food items--that's 3.4 kilograms per student! The students and staff of BRES hope that other schools, businesses and community organizations will take up the challenge to do the same for their local food banks.

 

 


AEES Flag Raising in Honour of Mi'kmaq History Month

   

On October 1, the staff and students of Annapolis East Elementary School celebrated Treaty Day and the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month. The school welcomed Wanda Finnigan of Bear River First Nation, who captivated students with a powerful song and drum performance. Next, all 422 AEES students and their teachers gathered around the AEES flag pole while Mr. Sabean raised the Mi’kmaq flag, and Ms. Finnigan sang another song.  When the song finished, a gust of wind opened the flag to mark the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month.

 

 


CelebratingTeachers at NSTU Recognition of Service Event

   

On October 6, AVRSB held its annual NSTU Employee Recognition of Service Awards event, to celebrate NSTU members who are recently retired, and those with 20 years of service.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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