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Posted On Friday, February 21, 2020

Nolan_Biodegradable Bags projectStudents across the district are working through science projects, getting ready to show off their learning over the next few weeks. They will be aiming to represent their schools at the Cariboo Mainline Regional Science Fair (CMRSF), April 7-9. Registration continues until March 13. This year, it is hoped there will be more students in grades 8 – 12 participating.
“This is a beautiful way for kids to show their own learning, and a great way to introduce them...

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Posted On Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Girl with dog readingCalm, non-judgmental and furry, a new group of volunteers will be visiting Marion Schilling Elementary each week for the rest of the school year to help some students with their reading skills.
The Paws 4 Reading program is part of the therapy dog program offered through St. John Ambulance.  A volunteer with a child-certified dog visits a school and the dog and the student sit together and read.

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Posted On Thursday, February 13, 2020

Board Notes Feb. 10, 2020From the regular meeting of the Board of Education. All about how the Board gets behind KPAC and school calendar consultation is underway. Read Board Notes here .

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Posted On Thursday, February 13, 2020

Kind Hearts 3When a life-changing event occurs, regardless of its scope, it will test the strength of our relationships with one another. Bonds will hold and grow, or they will fray and break. Our connections to each other and as a community went through a literal ‘trial by fire’ when we lost a school two days into the 2019-2020 school year.
What happened in the hours, days, weeks and months following that loss proved our community has a huge heart. It isn’t possible...

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Posted On Thursday, February 13, 2020

Amanda Russett and Sheryl LindquistA district numeracy action plan was presented to the Board of Education at its regular meeting Feb. 10, by Amanda Russett , district numeracy coordinator, Sheryl Lindquist , district principal, curriculum, and Lisa Carson , director of instruction.
“There is a difference between math and numeracy,” said Russett. “You can be good at math without being numerate, and you can be numerate without being great at math.”
The new BC mathematics curriculum...

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