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Lieutenant Governor's Education Medal Recipients Honoured


On Tuesday, May 19, 16 grade 11 students from across the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board received the Lieutenant Governor’s Education Medal in recognition of their academic performance, leadership and service to their school and community. Presented by His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, the awards ceremony took place at AVRSB Regional Office, hosted by staff and students of Annapolis West Education Centre. Friends and family of each medal recipient joined Board members and the Board Chair, school principals, AVRSB staff, mayors and wardens, and an MLA to celebrate the achievements of these outstanding students.


Royal Robots Compete at International Robotics Event


The Royal Robots, a First Lego League team based at Annapolis West Education Centre, have returned from the First Lego League World Festival in St. Louis, Missouri, held at the end of April. This creative team of robot designers and programmers earned a spot at this international event after taking the Provincial Championship title at Acadia University in February. In St. Louis, the Royal Robots met students from around the world and were invited to showcase their project in front of nearly 2,000 guests! They've created a video to thank everyone who has supported them on the way to St. Louis--click "Read More" for the video and details on this exciting competition!


15th Annual Heritage Fair Celebrates Culture, History


The 15th Annual AVRSB Heritage Fair took place on May 1 at NSCC Kingstec in Kentville. It was another successful year, with approximately 70 projects by students in grades 4 to 9, celebrating cultural diversity, Canadian history, geography and traditions. During the day-long event, student participants had opportunities to attend hands-on workshops on Mi’kmaq art and culture, West African drumming, Inuit culture and life in the Arctic, Canadian railway history, and environmental history. We congratulate all students for their effort and enthusiasm in exploring Canadian history and culture, and for presenting their knowledge through their project displays. In addition, we thank our many judges and workshop presenters for sharing their time and expertise with students. Click "Read More" to learn about the prize-winning projects on display.


Face aux Questions 2015 Draws Over 300 Student Competitors


Earlier in may, hundreds of AVRSB students participated in the annual Face aux Questions competition, a "Reach for the Top" style French-language trivia quiz competition. Over 300 students in grades 7 to 12 took part in the event, which was held over two days at Central Kings Rural High School. Click "Read More" for details on the competition results!





MRHS O2 Students Support Waterway Health Through Service Learning


In April, grade 10 Options and Opportunities (O2) students from Middleton Regional High School partnered with the Clean Annapolis River Project (CARP) to help the organization maintain its willow nursery. Once mature enough, willows from the nursery are planted on the Annapolis River banks to strengthen and protect them from erosion, and to improve the health of the waterway. This was part of the students’ Community-Based Learning hours and their O2 Service Learning project. MRHS staff member Peter MacDonald says the students will continue to work with CARP in the weeks ahead to track and monitor the local Wood Turtle population, and to perform water quality testing in the watershed.