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Former Chairperson Honoured

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Former Chairperson Honoured

May 5, 2021 -- At the meeting of the Regina Board of Education on May 4, 2021, current trustees thanked former long-serving trustee and chairperson, Katherine Gagne. Gagne was first elected as trustee in 2009 and had served as Regina Board of Education Chair until 2020.

Current Board Chairperson Adam Hicks presented Gagne with a plaque.

Trustees spoke about Gagne's dedication to public education and highlighted her presiding during a time of school division growth and the opening of new schools.

 

terry.lazarou Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:05
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Planning for Grade 12 Grads

5 days 6 hours ago
Planning for Grade 12 Grads

MAY 7, 2021 -- Over the past few months, Regina Public Schools staff have been anticipating the end of the school year and graduation ceremonies for our Grade 12 students.

We are very pleased to be in a position to share that we have worked on a partnership with Regina Exhibition Association Limited and have some tentative options in place to allow each of our Grade 12 graduates, and a limited number of guests, to participate in a graduation ceremony.

It is our hope that each high school will celebrate their Grade 12 graduation at Mosaic Stadium.

Unfortunately, the current Government guidelines posted on April 28,2021, limit outdoor graduations to a maximum of 30 guests.

cathy.wall Wed, 05/05/2021 - 11:17
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Wellness Wednesday Tip - Expressing Feelings

5 days 9 hours ago
Wellness Wednesday Tip - Expressing Feelings

MAY 5, 2021 -- The use of words to express ourselves helps in regulating our emotions and experiences. This is what we often teach children in our classrooms and in our homes!

Take time to put your feelings into words. Your mental health is worth it! Please CLICK HERE for an article provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association that outlines seven practical steps.

cathy.wall Wed, 05/05/2021 - 08:25
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Never Give Up!

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Never Give Up!

MAY 4, 2021 -- The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, in partnership with SaskTel, is once again offering the "Never Give Up" program. This year's program will be for Grades 4 to 8 students and will be virtual via Zoom. The focus will be on the subject of identity and will showcase how sport contributes to the identity of self and others. It will also highlight Saskatchewan athletes who have made significant contributions to self and society.

Presenters will include world-class runner and Regina Public Schools Trustee Ted Jaleta and Paralympians Lisa Franks and Colette Bourgonje. Presentations will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. from May 18th to June 24th.

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Métis Floral Beadwork Paintings

1 week ago
Métis Floral Beadwork Paintings

MAY 3, 2021 -- The two Grades 7/8 classes at Wilfred Hunt School recently participated in a Métis floral beadwork painting assignment.

All of Hunt’s classes are currently creating wonderful Indigenous-themed/inspired artwork that will be displayed throughout the school to demonstrate their gained knowledge of and appreciation for the culture of Indigenous peoples.

cathy.wall Mon, 05/03/2021 - 11:29
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Mental Health Week

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Mental Health Week

May 3, 2021 -- The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has set May 3-9, 2021 for Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is “Name it; don’t numb it.” The idea is to understand emotions by naming, expressing and dealing with how we truly feel, as it is this process that will help in supporting our mental health.

For great articles, resources and practical information, please check out the following link:  https://mentalhealthweek.ca/info-articles/

The Ministry of Education has forwarded the links below for access to virtual and in-class activities, lessons and resources for teachers and parents/guardians to help promote good mental health in students.

cathy.wall Mon, 05/03/2021 - 07:36
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Bryant Students Travel to Romania

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Bryant Students Travel to Romania

APRIL 30, 2021 -- Who says that you can’t see the world these days?

Colleen Morris’ Grade 5 class at Judge Bryant School took a wonderful trip to Romania right in the middle of remote learning, as they participated in the Embracing Differences program. The sessions, which were sponsored by the Regina Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) and governments of Regina, Saskatchewan and Canada, were held via Zoom this year.

The Grade 5 classroom took part in a session called “Romanian Martisor,” which was hosted by Monica Cliveti, who is from Romania. The students learned about Romanian geography, history and culture.

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Michif Program Accepting Registrations

1 week 4 days ago
Michif Program Accepting Registrations

APRIL 29, 2021 -- Regina Public Schools, in partnership with Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S), offers a Michif language program at McDermid Community School for Pre-Kindergarten (morning) and Kindergarten (afternoon) students.

This program, now in its second year, connects children with Métis culture and language in a half-day Michif early language program.

For more information or to register, please visit https://www.reginapublicschools.ca/michif_pilot_project or email vanea.cyr@rbe.sk.ca.

cathy.wall Thu, 04/29/2021 - 14:49
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Student Competes in National Money Fair

1 week 4 days ago
Student Competes in National Money Fair

APRIL 29, 2021 -- Rashid Heydar-Zada, a Grade 4 student at Harbour Landing School, participated in a virtual financial literacy competition and part of the Talk With Our Kids About Money program. This competition was open to Canadian students in Grades 4 to 8, and they have been working on their projects for several months.

Rashid was one of three Saskatchewan students chosen to go to the semi-finals and was the only Saskatchewan student to be selected to go to the finals where he competed against six other students from across Canada.

cathy.wall Thu, 04/29/2021 - 08:48
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Wellness Wednesday Tip

1 week 5 days ago
Wellness Wednesday Tip

APRIL 28, 2021 -- Sunshine, fresh air, signs of green! When the sun shines, put on sunscreen and soak up some vitamin D. When it rains, enjoy the refreshment.

Let's get outdoors to walk, bike, work in the garden, and play. It's a welcome opportunity to unplug, recharge and calm our minds.

cathy.wall Wed, 04/28/2021 - 07:39
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Balfour Student Wins STEM Scholarship

2 weeks ago
Balfour Student Wins STEM Scholarship

APRIL 26, 2021 -- Balfour Collegiate is proud to announce that Tyler McClellan has been selected as Simon Fraser University’s Schulich Leader Scholar in Mathematics. This means that Tyler will receive an $80,000 scholarship to cover his costs while studying at Simon Fraser. "I am very honoured to be picked to receive this scholarship. By acquiring this, I can now continue my studies without having to stress about financial issues that would hold me back. This allows me to make my dreams a reality.” (Tyler McClellan)

Balfour nominated Tyler for this award because of his amazing academic average, his love of mathematics, his exemplary character, his involvement in Balfour SRC and theatre, and his quiet and powerful leadership in the school community.

cathy.wall Mon, 04/26/2021 - 09:17
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Wellness Wednesday Tip - Kindness

2 weeks 5 days ago
Wellness Wednesday Tip - Kindness

APRIL 21, 2021 -- Kindness. We can all likely think of things each day that we say or do that are acts of kindness, but why does kindness matter to our mental health and well-being?

Kindness is linked with compassion and is considered to be an antidote for isolation, which is so important at this time. It boosts our mood, strengthens our relationships, buffers negative aspects of stress, and reinforces that there is good in us! Even reflecting on times when we have shown kindness makes us feel better!

Look for ways to facilitate kindness in your workplace, community, home and social media. And be kind to yourself!

cathy.wall Wed, 04/21/2021 - 09:25
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Change Makers in Tech and Leadership

3 weeks 4 days ago
Change Makers in Tech and Leadership

APRIL 15, 2021 -- UPDATED -- Campbell Business Club is hosting a virtual panel on Thursday, April 15th at 1:00 p.m. called “Change Makers in Tech & Leadership."

This panel will be a discussion on the Saskatchewan and Canadian tech scene and the importance of leadership in entrepreneurship. This free event will be open to teachers, students and our community!

Panelists include Swish Goswami (CEO and Co-founder of Trufan), Kristy Ehman (CEO and founder of Hyon Software) and Jordan Boesch (CEO and founder of 7shifts).

cathy.wall

eSchool Pink Shirt Day

1 month 1 week ago
eSchool Pink Shirt Day

MARCH 31, 2021 -- The Grade 8 eSchool team offers an additional course titled Electives & Enrichment through Google Meets. Topics include game design, coding, physical movement activities, visual arts and drama and are guided by student requests.

On Wednesday, February 24th, several students participated in a Pink Shirt Day, painting and illustrating that kindness is among us!

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Winter Outdoor Education 2021

1 month 2 weeks ago
Winter Outdoor Education 2021

MARCH 25, 2021 -- The Outdoor Education Department supported classroom learning with a series of outdoor winter activities throughout February and early March. Wayne Tranberg and Lori Milligan engaged 58 classes in half-day outdoor learning during those two months. Activities were done in playgrounds and/or parks near the schools. These programs required pre-teaching in the classroom prior to the date of the outdoor activities.

They offered the following five programs for students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.

Inuit Culture and Games

cathy.wall Thu, 03/25/2021 - 09:00
cathy.wall

Beaded Quilt Project at Campbell Collegiate

1 month 2 weeks ago
Beaded Quilt Project at Campbell Collegiate

MARCH 25, 2021 -- Sometimes art takes many hands and years to complete. The “Beaded Quilt” project at Campbell Collegiate is one such endeavour.

Over the past several years, Visual Art students from Nicolle Montague’s and Shaune Marchtaler’s Grades 10, 11 and 12 classes have learned the skill and process of beading. Drawing inspiration from Métis floral beading; the Lakota, Dakota and Assiniboine Star patterns; and historical events, students created their own blocks of beading. After a few years of collecting blocks of the right size and shape from the students, the quilt was ready to be constructed.

cathy.wall Thu, 03/25/2021 - 08:35
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