The Digby Elementary School SSP mathematics lead team has developed a bulletin board to encourage students to practice representing numbers in a variety of ways. In the upcoming weeks, students will be encouraged to represent numbers by completing a worksheet for a chance to win points for their "School Houses", which is part of Digby Elementary School's PEBS strategy. Pictured above are teachers Debbie Walker and Renee Belliveau.
John Doucette, Building Specialist at Drumlin Heights Consolidated School, is being inducted into Club 300 for his amazing efforts. He is a waste management champion in the school. He continuously promotes proper waste sorting and waste reduction to the students and staff of the school. He is always looking for innovative and fun ways to educate students about waste management through contests, rewards and discussion. John makes sure that all waste separation containers are strategically placed and accurately signed. He also encourages the students to take care of their play area by not littering and to pick up any litter they may find. John regularly monitors the cafeteria waste sorting stations to make sure that the sorting is done right! He will quickly report any issues he may encounter (broken green bins, illegally dumped waste, etc.) to the appropriate authorities. John goes above and beyond in his duties. This kind of dedication and enthusiasm from John has earned him a spot in Waste Check's Club 300 (click here for more info)! Welcome to the Club! Congrats John!
INVITATION TO DEVELOP HUB SCHOOL PROPOSALS
The Tri-County Regional School Board approved a Long-Range Outlook Document (2014-2024) on July 7, 2015. As part of the Long-Range Outlook, the School Board has identified excess space in Barton Consolidated School and Digby Neck Consolidated School initiating a school review process for Digby County Schools at this time. A copy of the School Board's Long Range Outlook may be accessed at www.tcrsb.ca.
In an effort to optimize the use of school facilities, you are invited to explore and submit intent to develop a Hub School Proposal. Proposals will be considered in accordance with the Provincial Guidelines and Criteria for a Hub School Model to guide the use of school space. The guidelines may be accessed by clicking the following link: Hub School Model.pdf
Written letters of intention to develop Hub Model School Proposals must be forwarded to the Superintendent of Schools, Tri-County Regional School Board by mail to 79 Water Street, Yarmouth, NS, B5A 1L4, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 902-749-5660 by Friday, December 4, 2015.
MASTERS COHORT: Physical and Health Education: July, 2016 – July, 2018
The StFX Faculty of Education is proposing to offer a Canada-wide Master of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration) cohort with a focus in Physical and Health Education for qualified in-service teachers and administrators beginning in the summer of 2016. This cohort is meant to enable students to develop their leadership abilities and capacities within school communities, especially as they relate to physical and health education. Moreover, this cohort is also meant to support students so that they may develop research competencies and literacy within these same areas.
Graduate students will be required to attend a residential program on campus during the month of July, 2016 to complete the first two courses. This face-to-face (F2F) residency has proven to be a very successful part of the cohort experience, allowing for the development of a community of learners. All subsequent courses will be offered online (OL) via a synchronous learning platform (Collaborate). * To accommodate students from across the country, all online courses will be held from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Atlantic Time). All students may also elect to participate in an international service-learning (SL) course in Belize in July, 2017. For further information on the tentative course schedule, please click the link below:
MEd LEADERSHIP Physical and Health Education.pdf
* The possibility of cohort students travelling to Antigonish for one or two additional summer courses (July, 2017 and/or July, 2018) will also be explored (with students).
All school community members are invited and encouraged to attend the following Public School Advisory Council meetings to make representation and provide feedback to Tri-County Regional School Board senior staff in respect to the potential early closure of Arcadia Consolidated School and its possible relocation to Yarmouth Central School and Plymouth School beginning in September 2016.
Arcadia Consolidated School, November 24, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Arcadia School
Plymouth School, November 25, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Plymouth School
This move would be part of a transition for students and staff before moving into the new Yarmouth Elementary School.