Saturday, September 1, 2012

Education -- School District 52

Our quick reference and archive of items pertaining to Education on the North Coast.

School District 52 Agenda and Minutes page

News Items of note

(Charles Hays Athletics items can be found here)


December 20-- Charles Hays PAC at risk of folding removing $15,000 in student support from the school
December 18-- School District sets time line for 2013 budget process
December 13-- Prince Rupert Aboriginal Students School Completion Rates Creep Closer to Provincial Graduation Rates 
December 13-- PR Aboriginal Grads (video)
December 4-- Pipeline Skills Training (video)
December 2-- Increased BC Hydro costs to pose challenges for strapped School Districts  NCR

November 28-- One week until curtain call for Beauty and the Beast   NCR
November 26-- Northwest Community College hosts High School students today  NCR
November 25-- Prince Rupert Charles Hays students "Stand Up" Against Bullying
November 25-- Stand Up Prince Rupert (video)
November 21-- Prince Rupert School District completion rate hits five year high
November 20-- School District 52 announces changes in Principal for two elementary schools   NCR
November 20-- School District 52 Announces changes in Principal for two elementary schools  NCR
November 20-- Annunciation's act of kindness 
November 20-- A celebration of Children and Early Childhood Education in Prince Rupert
November 19-- Terrace SD 54 to Host Trades Forums for High School Students
November 15-- Construction delays put two School District projects at Charles Hays Secondary behind schedule  NCR
November 15-- Construction delays likely to affect Prince Rupert students this winter
November 15-- Declining enrolment trend continues for School District 52 NCR
October 16-- Prince Rupert Middle School teachers pay for student fundraising success
October 16-- Prince Rupert School District in need of $1.4 million to balance the books
October 15-- BC Education website helps parents learn more about local schools  NCR
October 12-- It's quite alright, they have the right! No need to fight... Now, does this mean that the issue goes out of sight?  NCR
October 12-- Dr. Seuss book ban lifted after freedom of expression case ends
October 11-- Yertle Union (video)
October 11-- Yertle the Turtle allowed back in Prince Rupert Classrooms
October 11-- Fassbender defends decision not to pay for wage increases (audio)
October 11-- SD52 points to labour settlement, reduction in funding protection for Budget woes  NCR
October 11-- Yertle the Turtle allowed back in Prince Rupert classrooms
October 10-- District 52 Budget (video)
October 1-- Education  Minister: School boards know of CUPE costs

September 27-- Middle School Replacement Program Top Capital Budget priority for School District in 2013-14  NCR
September 27-- School District to seek guidance from Minister of Education on wage increase funding NCR
September 25-- Prince Rupert students help restore North Pacific Cannery
September 24-- The Aqua Van Brings the Sea to Prince Rupert Elementary Schools
September 24-- Aqua Van in Rupert (video)
September 24-- Aqua Van stops in Prince Rupert schools
September 20-- Kitimat father concerned over lowered school supervision for autistic son
September 19-- Tentative deal reached in school support staff dispute NCR
September 18-- Walking to build strength
September 18-- Prince Rupert enrolment down slightly from last September

August 20-- School District 52 prepares for a new school year  NCR
August 13-- Potential Labour trouble as BC Schools prepare for September  NCR

July 17-- Trades training ramps up in Terrace
July 16-- School District names Ken Minette Director of Instruction NCR
July 14-- Less layoffs than last year in Coast Mountain School District
July 12-- Northwestern BC School District aims to close trades gap
July 11-- Terrace School District names Carol Leclerc Trades Career Coordinator (video)
July 10-- Going green with horticulture at Charles Hays (N View e edition pg A11)
July 9- Terrace Grad rates lower than rest of province
July 8-- School District stays in house for Superintendent's position NCR

June 27-- New vice-principal appointed to Charles Hays Secondary in Prince Rupert
June 27-- Senior school staffer leaves Terrace
June 26-- Prince Rupert Port Authority supports trades training
June 24-- School District winds down deliberations for school year NCR
June 21-- Coast Mountain School District workers stage information picket
June 20-- North Coast Trades Training gets another boost NCR
June 19-- Charles Hays Secondary honours Prince Rupert's top students
June 19-- Prince Rupert Graduation rate below B. C. average
June 17-- Fraser Institute's Secondary School rankings released, Charles Hays listed at 258th NCR
June 14-- Education observer departs her post NCR
June 12-- Last District 52 meeting for Superintendent Hauptmant (video)
June 12-- Sandy Jones named acting superintendent as Hauptman attends last school board meeting
June 5-- Prince Rupert School District shuffling principals 

May 31-- Pineridge Students Take Home First Place for Northwest Bridge Building Contest
May 31-- Charles Hays Graduation Day 2013 NCR
May 29-- Prince Rupert's Benefit of the Bands
May 29-- Better teaching in less time in Prince Rupert
May 22-- Second time's the charm for school budget (N View e edition pg 8)
May 22-- Millwright training program coming to Prince Rupert
May 22-- School District 54 (Bulkley Valley) Unveils 2014 Draft Budget
May 22-- SB 2014 Draft Budget (video)
May 21-- The search is on at School District 52 NCR
May 17-- Pineridge Elementary School Raises $800 Towards Acropolis Manor Dental Chair
May 8-- Board confident in staff despite budget (Nor View e edition pg 3)
May 4-- NWCC Trades Caravan to come to Prince Rupert May 7th NCR

April 25-- Now the School District really does need a succession plan! NCR
April 24-- Superintendent of Prince Rupert's school district announces plans to move
April 22-- No success for School District's "succession plan" NCR
April 20-- Tales from the Port Ed School bookshelf NCR
April 11-- Prince Rupert students launching public debate sessions
April 10-- Prince Rupert Grads taking to the ice for hockey fundraiser
April 10-- Prince Rupert students complete work on healing and reconcilliation gift to government
April 8-- Kistumkalum Students Revitalize Language
April 8-- Kitsumkalum Language (video)
April 1-- Haida Gwaii school board supports day care plan

Mark 27-- Haida Gwaii work to be finished finally
March 23-- Prince Rupert classes have less students than B. C. average
March 20-- Rupert class sizes small (N View e edition pg 4)
March 19-- Topley Teacher to Head up BCTF
March 18-- B. C. Teachers, trustees begin contract talks
March 15-- Prince Rupert Music Society Raises Money for New Music Studio
March 15-- Terrace School District looking to sell or lease vacant buildings
March 14-- Northwest B. C. schools (Coast Mountain) to continue two-week break
March 14-- Ministry ranks PRMS replacement as high priority
March 13-- The rankings are the rankings (N View e edition page 6)
March 13-- Class and construction don't mix (N View e edition page 8)
March 13-- CHSS Dessert Theatre (N View e edition page 21)
March 13-- BC Lions spread a positive message (N View e edition pg 14)
March 13-- BC Teachers' Federation roll out advertising campaign for BC election campaign NCR
March 12-- Contract awarded for construction of a music studio at Prince Rupert high school
March 8-- Terrace School rankings don't show the whole picture
March 7-- Charles Hays Secondary drama department putting on annual Dessert Theatre
March 6-- Prince Rupert High School Principal says bullying still prevalent
March 4-- Fraser Institute elementary school marks are in  NCR

February 27-- Northwest Anti Bullying in Prince Rupert (video)
February 27-- An Australian Teacher in Prince Rupert
February 27-- Prince Rupert Middle School holds anti-bullying flash mob
February 27-- Prince Rupert students show their science skills
February 21-- CMSD (Terrace) BC Budget (video)
February 21-- Characters take over REM Lee stage
February 20-- Preparing for Zones (Nor View e edition pg 18)
February 20-- Tackling bullying in schools (Nor View e edition pg 30)
February 20-- Prince Rupert school board defends "sexually suggestive" high school play (Nor View-e edition pages 1 and 2)
February 20-- Teacher T-shirt ban a bad comedy skit: Lyster (Nor View e edition page 3)
February 20-- Bulkley Valley School District enrolment (video)
February 20-- Bulkley Valley School District faces a Decline in Student Enrolment
February 20-- Connections made between the HG Museum and SD 50 on Haida Gwaii
February 13-- BC Civil Liberties Association to keep an eye on SD 52 T shirt controversy NCR
February 4-- School District T shirt controversy catches the eye of the BC Civil Liberties Association NCR
February 2-- Two-week spring break opinions wanted in Terrace

January 31-- 5th Annual Science Fair set for late February NCR
January 31-- Partnership aims to provide workforce training (page 4)
January 30-- Normal school calendar next year for Haida Gwaii
January 28-- More discord between Union and School Board? NCR
January 25-- Conrad Elementary Students Collect Pennies for "Free the Children"
January 25-- Penny Blitz (video)
January 25-- School enrollment decline continues on Haida Gwaii
January 16-- Metlakatla Development Corp. tears down King Edward (page 4)
January 15-- Rotting Old School finally comes down (audio)
January 15-- Charles Hays Secondary Moves Closer to Building New Music Room
January 14-- SD52, NWCC and Ridley partner up for trades training program in 2013-14 school year NCR
January 11-- Credit Union donates $15,000 for music room at Charles Hays
January 10-- Northern BC school boards push back at Provincial Government NCR
January 10-- King Edward School being torn down
January 10-- Port Edward School saved by the bell
January 8-- B. C.'s Education Minister Tours Northwest
January 8-- NDP Promises to Revamp Skills Assessment Tests if Elected
January 7-- Port Edward officially opens new community school


December 27-- Coast Mountain School Board Opposes Education Minister's Budget Request
December 27-- CMSD Pay Hike Resist (video)
December 21-- Terrace School Board pushes back against province
December 18-- Glad tidings to you wherever you are (except perhaps the SD52 office) NCR
December 18-- Parent files complaint with province over Terrace teacher
December 17-- Prince Rupert School District sees graduation rate improving
December 11-- Labour disputes in Prince Rupert school district feed lawyers, consultants
December 11-- Prince Rupert Teachers union votes non-confidence in board of education
December 6-- At SD52 when it comes to consultants, everything old is new again NCR
December 6-- Consultant for Prince Rupert School District paid $800 per day plus expenses for services
November 23-- Terrace School to get more storage space 
November 21-- Smithers Teacher Award (video)
November 21-- Coast Mountain School District (Terrace-Kitimat) 5 year plan (video)
November 16-- School District 52 approves funding for special needs transportation
November 15-- Terrace schools report slight decline in students

October 24-- Prince Rupert Middle School students send a message to drivers
October 23-- Prince Rupert School District signs lease agreement with Port Edward council
October 18-- President of Prince Rupert and District Teachers Union is one of many to share input with government on 2013 budget
October 16-- Cops check speed in school zones
October 13-- Teachers and support staff decide how to use Learning Improvement Funding
October 12-- School District 52 seeks replacement for Prince Rupert Middle School
October 11-- School District 52 asks to replace Prince Rupert Middle School in capital budget
October 5-- School District holds community forum to gather information on Graduation requirements
October 2-- School District holds community forum on Graduation requirements

September 28-- School District 52 in Prince Rupert holds community forums to gather input
September 21-- School District and City request funding from School Community Connections...

August 31-- Back to School with Bill 22 in effect
August 24-- Students heading back to school September 4 at various times, still time to register
August 22-- Backpack distribution starts tomorrow in Prince Rupert
August 20-- School District 52 working on many summer capital projects this summer
August 16-- Prince Rupert School District and Port Edward enter into new lease agreements for school
August 16 -- Port Edward school plans for 2012-13 announced

July 17-- FSA results show Prince Rupert students performing below provincial counterparts

June 22-- Prince Rupert teachers rally against ongoing labour dispute
June 21-- Prince Rupert school district announces administration changes for the coming year
June 16-- Prince Rupert Middle School is given a medium-risk seismic rating
June 15-- CHSS Will Be Getting A New Field
June 14-- Completion date for building envelope project at Charles Hays Secondary School gets pushed back
June 14-- Prince Rupert Port Authority donates $100,000 for field replacement

May 20-- Prince Rupert School Board passes one recommendation for 2012/2013 budget, rejects second
May 16-- BV Extended Spring Break is a Go for 2013
May 10-- Prince Rupert School Board to hold third open meeting regarding 2012/2013 budget
May 8-- Students will soon be shooting for Credit in Prince Rupert
May 3-- School District 52 board of education passes most of 2012/13 budget
May 2-- Playing telephone with Yertle the Turtle in Prince Rupert

April 30- Fraser Institute releases B. C. and Yukon secondary school ratings, Prince Rupert ranks low
April 26-- Dr. Seuss classic Yertle the Turtle -- Too Political?
April 26-- Prince Rupert School District Vetoes Yertle the Turtle
April 25-- Dr. Seuss quote too political, Prince Rupert teachers told
April 20-- Most of Prince Rupert's Principal's Association to retire within the decade, mentorship is important
April 20-- Prince Rupert School District passes budget for 2011/2012
April 20-- Teachers Rally on Highway 16 in Smithers
April 20-- Prince Rupert Superintendent comments on teachers withdrawing volunteer services
April 14-- Ready, Set, Learn events set to take place in Prince Rupert
April 13-- Aboriginal Education Council's annual report shows improvements in Prince Rupert's Aboriginal learners
April 11-- Addressing teacher conditions
April 4-- Two Week Spring Break May Be on the Horizon for Students

March 27-- Coast Mountains School District Considers Two-Week Spring Break
March 21-- Prince Rupert teachers look ahead to upcoming action plan
March 14-- To the teachers: What part of no don't you understand?
March 14-- Modern Education Course Connects Rupert Students With Local Community
March 10-- Celebrating literacy 2012
March 9-- Prince Rupert teachers want unpaid wages used to reduce wait times for psycho-educational testing
March 9-- Prince Rupert teacher discusses legislation and job action
March 7-- Teachers Strike Enters Day Three-- More Demonstrations Planned
March 6-- Prince Rupert teachers take to the streets as strike enters second day
March 6-- Northwest Teachers To Hold Demonstrations Today
March 5-- Prince Rupert teachers taking job action to City Hall tomorrow, invite public to join them
March 2-- Second Advisory Budget Consultation meeting held
March 1-- Prince Rupert students told to stay home for BC teacher strike
March 1-- Teachers to go on strike for three days starting Monday
March 1-- BC Teachers to Strike Next Week

February 28-- BC Teachers May Strike
February 23-- BC Government Prepares to Legislated End to Teachers Strike
February 19-- Early learning centres have been successful in school district
February 17-- School Board decides how to spend surplus funds from 2011-12
February 14-- School Board Passes Motion to Increase Funding for Charles Hays Band Room
February 7-- Fraser Institute Rankings place most Prince Rupert schools towards the bottom
February 3-- Teachers wear black to mark anniversary
February 3-- Board of Education Held First 2012 Budget Consultation Meeting in Prince Rupert

January 28-- High School reports soon to be released
January 18-- Prince Rupert School District releases dates for budget consultations
January 16-- Port Edward moves forward in bid to keep community school open
January 14-- School District starting annual budget consultation process
January 13-- School District #52 has $600,000 surplus to spend
January 7-- School Superintendent reflects on year of change for Prince Rupert schools

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