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Information on March 3 Hold and Secure at AEES, MRHS


On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 3. 2015 on the advice of the RCMP, Annapolis East Elementary School was placed in “Hold & Secure” and classes continued as scheduled following the report of a person in the area of the school who may have had a weapon. 


There was a strong RCMP presence and students and staff cooperated fully.  A “Hold and Secure” was implemented at the elementary school as a precaution. A “Hold and Secure” involves the locking of all external entrances to the building and controlling building access while allowing internal activities to continue.  These responses are practiced as part of all AVRSB schools’ emergency procedures.


All students and staff are safe and were secure throughout the situation.  As a precaution, Middleton Regional High School was also briefly placed in a “Hold and Secure”.  At approximately 1:50pm, the RCMP advised that the “Hold and Secure” was no longer required and students were dismissed at the regular time with a strong police presence in the area.  The matter is under police investigation.  We appreciate their support, guidance and expertise.  

Horton Students Receive Awards for Creating Inclusive, Welcoming School


Three Horton High School students are recipients of the Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award, recognizing their commitment to creating a welcoming, inclusive school environment.


Meghan Hale received an individual award for creating a proactive Trans Inclusion Policy for Horton High School, while Monique Silver and Micaela Murphy received a team award for their leadership with Horton’s Best Friends For Life program that supports social opportunities and friendships between students in the school’s Intensive Resource program and the larger student body. All three recipients are in grade 12. Click "read more" to learn about their accomplishments.


Royal Robots Earn Provincial Robotics Title


Congratulations to the Royal Robots on earning the Champions Award at the Provincial Robot Programming Championship, held on February 14 at Acadia University. The Royal Robots, representing Annapolis West Education Centre (originally based at Annapolis Royal Regional Academy), were among over 400 middle school and high school participants involved in the competition. This is the second time in a row the Royal Robots have won this award in the middle school level First Lego League (FLL) program. The team has now earned a spot in the FLL World Championships taking place in April, where they will put their Lego robot as well as their problem-solving and teamwork skills to the test against 106 other high performance robotics teams.




African Youth Talent Show a Great Success!


The 2015 African Youth Talent Show took place at Horton High School on February 11, a signature event during African Heritage Month. Now in its 11th year, the event drew its largest crowd yet, with an estimated 300 people. The show included dozens of students sharing their unique and wonderful talents, ranging from singing, dancing and instrumental music to puppetry, poetry and stand-up comedy, plus a choir comprised of students from several schools.