Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Education 2018 -- School District 52 / Annunciation School Archives / Lax Kw'alams 2019

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

School District 52 website

School District 52 Meetings Agenda page

School District 52 Meetings Minutes page

Annunciation School website

News Items of Note

(Charles Hays Athletics items can be found here)

Contract Negotiation Updates can be viewed here.


December 18 -- Conrad Elementary's Big Mural unveiling comes Tomorrow  NCR
December 17 -- Prince Rupert's students spend a day in someone else's chair
December 17 -- Literacy the focus with latest announcement from SD52  NCR
December 17 -- December School Board meeting hears of seismic risk for Conrad School, disappointing results on proposed teacher training  NCR
December 16 -- Lester Centre set the Holiday spirit this weekend with two spectacular musical shows  NCR
December 9 -- Charles Hays Secondary students switch it up at Freaky Friday
December 6 -- Charles Hays Production of Freaky Friday hits the stage (video)
December 6 -- CHSS presents 'Freaky Friday'
December 6 -- School's out for hockey
December 6 -- SD52 support staff among those to sign off on ratified agreements  NCR
December 5 -- Charles Hays Secondary's Totem Pole project continues to take shape NCR
December 4 -- Charles Hays students are set to get freaky this weekend
December 3 -- The vaping culture and the risks involved (video)


November 29 -- Final rehearsals ahead before Showtime next week for CHSS production of Freaky Friday NCR
November 29 -- SD52 Board sets liaison positions, hears of school plans and recent Vancouver trip NCR
November 18 -- SD52 discusses reconciliation for First Nations  (video)
November 14 -- Year One as SD52's chair: Horne on new curriculum, PRMS building, teachers' strike
November 14 -- Say cheese! Conrad Elementary students got a special treat for lunchtime
November 13 -- School District 52 taking bids on demolition projects for Kanata and Seal Cove Schools  NCR
November 13 -- Former SD52 schools to receive wrecking ball
November 13 -- SD52 issues reminder on vaccine status reporting program NCR
November 12 -- Prince Rupert District Teachers' Union demand letter of support from SD52 Board
November 12 -- Teachers reject Mediators Report as contract negotiations stall  NCR
November 12 -- School District 52 introduces Reconciliation Newsletter to chart progress on goals and share information with community NCR
November 11 -- Lax Kxeen Elementary students learn what it means to remember
November 8 -- Rupert Speakathon a spirited success
November 8 -- School trustees divvy up the work after election of officers  NCR
November 5 -- Students in Prince Rupert express eco-anxiety (audio)
November 1 -- A field trip to remember 
November 1 -- Talk till you drop: Prince Rupert Speakathon marathon starts today


October 28 -- "Out of the red for B.C. ed," demands Prince Rupert teachers' union
October 22 -- CHSS Student Debaters to make their voices heard in 25 hour fundraising speakathon NCR
October 18 - Prince Rupert's Correspondence Course in Teacher/Government Labour negotiations  NCR
October 17 -- How do you like these NDP apples MLA Rice? (Letter to NV editor)
October 16 -- Prince Rupert's students are baking it all the way to the bank
October 15 -- SD52 commits to Communities on the Move, explores more engagement with partner groups   NCR
October 14 -- Conrad is giving thanks
October 11 -- Fire Prevention in Prince Rupert (video)
October 11 -- Prince Rupert Fire Department hits the schools for Fire Prevention week
October 11 -- An Apple for the teacher, as MLA Rice brings NDP talking points to Teachers' Contract Dispute  NCR
October 8 -- "We need to compare apple to apples,' MLA Rice responds to teachers' rally (Letter to weekly paper Editor)
October 8 -- Prince Rupert's Fire/Rescue Department puts focus on safety during Fire Prevention Week  NCR
October 1 -- Orange Shirt Day in Prince Rupert
October 1 -- Fire Station Open House to be part of next week's Fire Prevention Week activities in Prince Rupert  NCR


September 30 -- Prince Rupert Orange Shirt march (video)
September 30 -- A walk to remember: SD52 Students Commemorate Orange Shirt Day
September 30 -- Orange Shirt Day
September 30 -- Prince Rupert Teachers' Union rally outside MLA Rice's Office
September 30 -- Prince Rupert marks seventh annual Orange Shirt Day with morning of reflective thought and march
September 30 -- Remembrance and Reconciliation today, as local schools observe Orange Shirt Day NCR
September 27 -- Prince Rupert's students aren't  backing down
September 27 -- SD52 looks to offer Education assistant course NCR
September 26 -- Prince Rupert students are baking a difference
September 20 -- Global Climate Strike (video)
September 20 -- Environmental rallies begin across Northern BC
September 20 -- What does PRMS want? Climate action. When do they want it? Now.
September 20 -- Climate Change the focus for students at noon hour Climate Strike in Prince Rupert  NCR
September 20 -- Global Climate Strike events set for northern BC
September 19 -- Ocean Wise AquaVan returning to Prince Rupert
September 18 -- Oceans the theme with Film Screening and return of the AquaVan to Prince Rupert NCR 
September 17 -- Conrad Elementary School mural plans moving towards fall unveiling NCR
September 13 -- Conrad Elementary opens new playground
September 13 -- Almost Harvest time for Charles Hays Secondary Greenhouse Project   NCR
September 13 -- Progress being made towards planning for replacement of Prince Rupert Middle School  NCR
September 13 -- SD52 covers range of material for first Board meeting of 2019-2020  NCR
September 12 -- Conrad Elementary Playground Opening (video)
September 12 -- Child Care 101: After Monday Council presentation Prince Rupert City Council is ready for the test on Child Care NCR
September 12 -- Conrad Elementary officially opens their new and improved playground
September 12 -- New Conrad Playground gets Grand Opening Celebration  NCR
September 11 -- SD52's literacy intervention program reads as a success
September 7 -- From pen-and-paper to senses and relationships
September 6 -- Northern Health opens application period for Imagine Grants for Fall 2019  NCR
September 5 -- Provincial government waiting on SD52 for progress on PRMS replacement  NCR
September 4 -- Prince Rupert says 'Oui, s'il vous plaƮt to French immersion
September 4 -- BC's NDP government gets into some school spirit with some new school celebrations NCR
September 3 -- Immunization reporting to be part of Back to School routined this September  NCR
September 3 -- With return of School ... comes return of School Zone Speed enforcement   NCR


August 30 --BC education talks break off without agreement; mediator calls for pause until September 23  NCR
August 30 -- MLA's to get mail, mail and more mail on themes of teacher's negotiations  NCR
August 29 -- Raven Tales program looking to teach skills and deliver a message
August 29 -- The Superintendent prepares to welcome back students, teachers and staff at SD52  NCR
August 28 -- SD52 puts out tender call for abatement work on schools scheduled for demolition  NCR
August 21 -- Themes of a "Second Home: dominate presentation for Council on latest Lester Centre notes  NCR
August 13 -- School preparation, employment openings and labour issues all set to converge on September 3rd for SD52  NCR
August 8 -- Friendship House prepares the welcome back to school for 2019; with plans for a school supplies distribution this month  NCR


July 31 -- For Grade 12 final exams the math didn't make sense and now re-tabulation is in order before final grades will be Final Grades  NCR
July 25 -- Middle School departure makes for SD52 Principal shuffle  NCR
July 24 -- School District 52 shuffles vice-principals for 2019-2020 academic year
July 16 -- Shhh! Don't tell the kids ... But the Back to School Schedule is out!  NCR
July 4 -- Why I am giving the Fraser Institute report card a C-
July 3 -- Play time! Conrad Park playground opens to the public


June 27 -- Prince Rupert high school trending upward on Fraser institute's rankings
June 27 -- Fraser Institute rankings pin two northwestern elementary schools among top 10% of BC schools
June 27 -- As School year ends, Fraser Institute Report Card is released for BC Secondary Schools  NCR
June 27 -- How two brothers relied on each other to transition from Syrian refugees to high school graduates (audio)
June 26 -- Port Edward still 1 million dollars in debt for school
June 19 -- New BC Teaching standards will feature commitment to Indigenous worldviews
June 18 -- Progress audit finds improvement in Indigenous education, with lots of work left
June 18 -- Prince Rupert Middle School replacement top priority for School District 52
June 17 -- Capital spending plans, school trips make for highlights of June School Board meeting  NCR
June 14 -- Prince Rupert school board meeting briefs: PRMS construction top priority
June 14 -- The Charles Hays Secondary Class of 2019 to be celebrated tonight at the Lester Centre  NCR
June 12 -- SD52 to host "Surplus Sale' this Saturday  NCR
June 5 -- SD52 Board Chair in a letter writing mood; with two correspondences for the Ministry of Education  NCR
June 5 -- Measles clinic available at two locations in Prince Rupert today  NCR


May 29 -- Familiar name from days of Education in Prince Rupert set to retire, as Lynn Hauptman bids farewell to Kootenay Region schools  NCR
May 28 -- MLA Rice feels pressure from local teachers as contract negotiations continue  NCR
May 23 -- Prince Rupert School District 52 receives more funds for 2019-2020 budget
May 22 -- PRMS Bands mix music and the sights on Edmonton tour  NCR
May 21 -- Art to take the outside wall at Conrad Elementary  NCR
May 21 -- New funding allows for additional spending for SD52 budget  NCR
May 18 -- From the Gyms of Prince Rupert to the BC Hall of Fame, Basektball BC Honours Rainmaker legend Mel Bishop  NCR
May 18 -- First ever Indigenous Symposium educates teachers in Prince Rupert
May 15 -- Northern Health's measles immunization 'catch-up' program includes clinic at Prince Rupert Middle School  NCR
May 13 -- Mel Bishop heads for the Hall (video)


April 29 -- Northwest elementary students expose their Canadian roots
April 25 -- Annunciation students fulfill wildlife wishes
April 24 -- Rupert Support Fair  (video)
April 18 -- Prince Rupert's alternate schools students find Pura Vida in Cost Rica
April 16 -- Stellar musicians, performers recognized at 54th Pacific Northwest Music Festival
April 15 -- Students find their voices at inaugural forum in Prince Rupert
April 12 -- Unsafe Seal Cove and Kanata schools to be demolished
April 12 -- Cuts to teaching positions, educational support an IT make for bulk of budget changes for 2019  NCR
April 10 -- Young Prince Rupert scientist, Cameron Sawka, off to Canada Wide Science Fair
April 9 -- Bring on the wrecking ball! Seal Cove and Kanata schools eyed for potential demolition NCR
April 9 -- SD52 Board to meet to review final Budget Decisions tonight  NCR
April 5 -- Rupert Attempted Abduction (video)
April 5 -- Attempted abduction in Prince Rupert
April 5 -- Prince Rupert RCMP investigate attempted child abduction report
April 4 -- Two men try to abduct student in Prince Rupert
April 4 -- Prince Rupert RCMP alert parents on attempted abduction on McClymont Trail as investigation launched NCR
April 4 -- Attempted Abduction  (RCMP statement)


March 20 -- Lax Keen rises in Fraser Institute elementary schools rankings
March 15 -- Rupert students stage city hall sit-in as part of world wide protest
March 14 -- Sensory playroom opens for children with special needs
March 14 -- Report Card Day for Northwest Schools with latest findings of Fraser Institute  NCR
March 12 -- CHSS Student takes School's First Win at Youthwright
March 12 -- CHSS Student Youthwright win  NCR
March 11 -- Prince Rupert middle-schooler programs robot to plant pea shoots
 March 6 -- Prince Rupert School District receives $1.5 million from province
March 6 -- Northern NDP MLAs welcoming provincial school enhancement funding in their ridings
March 6 -- Province providing $206 million in funding for schools to become safer and more efficient
March 6 -- SD52 to receive 1.5 million in funding for school enhancements  NCR
March 5 -- BC Liquor Stores once again throw their support behind Dry Grad 2019  NCR
March 4 -- Annunciation School set to open Registration period for Kindergarten program this fall  NCR
March 2 -- 35th Anniversary for Ridley Terminals makes for bounty of cash for North Coast communities/groups  NCR
March 1 -- Ridley Terminals Inc. investing $1 million in Northcoast communities to honour 35th anniversary
March 1 -- Ridley Terminals Donates $1,000,000 to the North Coast


February 28 -- Ridley Terminal donations (video)
February 28 -- Ridley Terminals donates $1 million to community projects
February 27 -- Rupertites show support for Pink Shirt Day
February 27 -- Local schools observe Pink Shirt Day in Prince Rupert  NCR
February 26 -- Prince Rupert's Alternate School goes international
February 26 -- Rainmaker icon Mel Bishop heads to Basketball BC Hall of Fame  NCR
February 25 -- Mel Bishop Heading into Basketball BC Hall of Fame
February 25 -- Coach Mel Bishop will be Hall of Fame inductee
February 25 -- Bishop Hall of Fame (video)
February 22 -- Prince Rupert students learn to chase away anxiety
February 21 -- SD52 Budget Consultation Process seeks input from public  NCR
February 19 -- SD52 sets Budget Decision criteria; reviews Aboriginal Education Parternship Agreement as part of February Board meeting  NCR
February 18 -- A counselor and a competitor
February 12 -- School District seeks review of eligibility requirements for students considering a career in teaching  NCR


January 31 -- High School completion rate decreases for Prince Rupert Aboriginal students
January 21 -- Aboriginal graduation rate in Prince Rupert drops in 2018
January 30 -- Registration period ahead for SD52 Kindergarten program  NCR
January 29 -- SD52 officials recruit for teachers and other professionals during Vancouver visit  NCR
January 25 -- Prince Rupert students learn to make art on a string
January 24 -- School District to ramp up psychologist search in 2019
January 23 -- SD52 sets Budget consultation dates; seeks feedback on calendar options for next three years  NCR
January 17 -- Prince Rupert Rotary offers chance to CHSS student to attend RYLA program on Sunshine Coast  NCR
January 10 -- Hockey Academy info sessions for Prince Rupert set for January 22nd  NCR

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