District News

Oct 30 2014 - 12:05pm
Garibaldi Students Brave the Rain for Pumpkin Pick -

Garibaldi Annex was awash in pumpkins on Thursday, October 23 as 60 students braved the wet weather to participate in the school’s pumpkin pick.

 
Oct 30 2014 - 9:11am
Point Grey Mini Teacher Awarded Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching -

Point Grey Mini School teacher John Procyk was on his way to pick up a batch of wine supplies to make blackberry wine for his 95 year-old mother when he learned he’d won the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching.

 
Oct 29 2014 - 3:17pm
VSB Presents: Parents as Career Coaches Workshop -

Parents as Career Coaches is a two session, four hour FREE interactive workshop designed to help parents of highschool students become more effective career development allies for their children.

 
Oct 29 2014 - 9:30am
Weir Elementary Math Prodigy Takes First Place in National Math Competition -

Alex Wen is no ordinary math student. Last year, he wrote the Pythagoras Mathematical Centrum exam, a national test taken by 19,104 students across the country. Wen posted a perfect score, the only student to do so in BC, winning both regional and national first place medals.

 
Oct 28 2014 - 12:30pm
Windermere Life Skills Students Compete in Taekwondo Tournament -

On October 12, 2014, Windermere Life Skills students participated in the BC Taekwondo Cup held at SFU. The tournament was hosted by DSA Taekwondo, a local taekwondo school run by Darius Andaya, whose three eldest children attend Windermere Secondary.

 
Oct 28 2014 - 9:33am
VSB Movers Make a World of Difference for Schools -

Everyone agrees: the VSB movers are incredible.

 
Oct 27 2014 - 9:41am
Gladstone Teacher Recognized Internationally by 2014 Community Climate Change Fellowship -

Gladstone teacher Susan Chung has been recognized by the North American Association of Environmental Educators as a fellow of this year’s Community Climate Change Fellowship.

 
Oct 24 2014 - 9:58am
Two Vancouver Students Take Top Honours in Provincial History Competition -

Canada's History recently announced 22 winners who have been selected to travel to Ottawa for a special Youth Forum. The winners will arrive in Ottawa on Thursday, October 30 and will spend three days exploring the capital region together.

 
Oct 28 2014 - 12:30pm
Windermere Life Skills Students Compete in Taekwondo Tournament -

On October 12, 2014, Windermere Life Skills students participated in the BC Taekwondo Cup held at SFU. The tournament was hosted by DSA Taekwondo, a local taekwondo school run by Darius Andaya, whose three eldest children attend Windermere Secondary.

 
Oct 8 2014 - 3:21pm
Refurbished Gymnasium at Strathcona Community Centre & Elementary Opened with Help from Some Very Big Players -

Students and staff at Strathcona Elementary and Community Centre were literally jumping with excitement at the grand opening of their newly upgraded gymnasium. Not only was 42 years of wear and tear sanded down and polished to a near-blinding sheen, but players from Canada’s only NBA team, the Toronto Raptors, stopped by the facility to run a basketball clinic for 40 boys and girls.

 
Sep 18 2014 - 9:04am
Oppenheimer Youth Heads to World Little League Championships -

Connie Mah is a particularly proud parent. That’s because her son Ryan, who attends Oppenheimer Elementary, is one of 11 boys and 1 girl who advanced to the World Little League Championships in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in mid-August after winning the Canadian title in Valleyfield, Quebec.

 
Sep 9 2014 - 9:17am
Strachan Hartley Legacy Run Organizers Prepare to Raise Thousands for Take a Hike and Streetfront Alternative Programs -

The 2014 Strachan Hartley Legacy Run 5k/10k is coming up quickly and organizers are hoping to get the word out to Vancouver schools that now’s the time to get signed up.

 
Aug 14 2014 - 9:27am
Britannia Basketball Stars Pick Up Medals at North American Indigenous Games -

Britannia Secondary is home to five top basketball players who medaled at the North American Indigenous Games this summer. Britannia’s Karalee Antoine and Somer McCarthy were on a U14 team that won gold, Aeriana Antoine won silver with her U16 team and Kobe McKnight and Lyle Wilson took home bronze medals with their U14 team.


 
Jul 31 2014 - 9:59am
Spectrum Empowerment Program Teaches Young Women Self Defense (and Life) Skills -

Spectrum student Scout Wyness has been in difficult situations before. When she was younger, the Grade 12 student lived in a transition home for a year. But it wasn’t until she enrolled in the YoBro Young Women’s Empowerment program run by Joe Calendino and Spectrum teacher Fran Alley that she learned new skills to stand up for herself and stay safe in physically dangerous situations.

 
Jun 13 2014 - 9:26am
Selkirk Sun Run Team Awarded Prize for Strength of Presence -

Selkirk gym teacher Terry Johnston wants to see more VSB schools getting involved in the Vancouver Sun Run. That’s because he’s seen the huge benefits of a robust running squad in his own school.

 
May 29 2014 - 2:19pm
Tillicum Community Annex Sports Day – A Tradition of Competition, Fun, and Community Spirit. -

For over 15 years, Mr. Darryl Koe, a Grade 1/2 teacher at Tillicum Annex, has been organizing the school’s daylong Sports Day. Koe is quick to acknowledge his colleagues who pitch in to support him. But the day, which has changed little in the last 20 years, is clearly his passion project.  

 
Oct 30 2014 - 9:11am
Point Grey Mini Teacher Awarded Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching -

Point Grey Mini School teacher John Procyk was on his way to pick up a batch of wine supplies to make blackberry wine for his 95 year-old mother when he learned he’d won the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching.

 
Oct 29 2014 - 3:17pm
VSB Presents: Parents as Career Coaches Workshop -

Parents as Career Coaches is a two session, four hour FREE interactive workshop designed to help parents of highschool students become more effective career development allies for their children.

 
Oct 24 2014 - 9:58am
Two Vancouver Students Take Top Honours in Provincial History Competition -

Canada's History recently announced 22 winners who have been selected to travel to Ottawa for a special Youth Forum. The winners will arrive in Ottawa on Thursday, October 30 and will spend three days exploring the capital region together.

 
Oct 20 2014 - 9:25am
Windermere Makes Star Wars History -

It isn’t every day that students have an opportunity to collaborate in a massive crowd-sourced project like The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, a fan-made, shot-for-shot recreation of the Star Wars classic.

 
Oct 17 2014 - 9:16am
Cow Milking and Calf Feeding in South Vancouver: Mobile Dairy Classroom pulls into McKechnie Schoolyard -

Recently, students at McKechnie Elementary had some very special visitors. BC Dairy’s Mobile Dairy Classroom stopped by for the morning and shared with the students information about dairy cows, life on a farm, and the BC dairy industry.

 
Oct 8 2014 - 3:21pm
Refurbished Gymnasium at Strathcona Community Centre & Elementary Opened with Help from Some Very Big Players -

Students and staff at Strathcona Elementary and Community Centre were literally jumping with excitement at the grand opening of their newly upgraded gymnasium. Not only was 42 years of wear and tear sanded down and polished to a near-blinding sheen, but players from Canada’s only NBA team, the Toronto Raptors, stopped by the facility to run a basketball clinic for 40 boys and girls.

 
Sep 19 2014 - 11:52am
Aboriginal Tupper Tech Student Graduates with Sheet Metal Skills and Great Job Prospects -

This year, Jennifer Sampson simultaneously graduated from high school and completed the Level One Sheet Metal Fabrication foundation program at BCIT. She says the double accomplishment is all thanks to Tupper Tech, VSB Career Programs and the ACCESS Trades programs.

 
Aug 18 2014 - 9:55am
Project CHEF Inspires Students To Eat Healthy -

It’s no secret that fast food is unhealthy. Containing exorbitant amounts of salt, oil, fats and sugars, eating these foods has contributed to our societies’ battle with obesity. 

 
Oct 30 2014 - 9:11am
Point Grey Mini Teacher Awarded Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching -

Point Grey Mini School teacher John Procyk was on his way to pick up a batch of wine supplies to make blackberry wine for his 95 year-old mother when he learned he’d won the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching.

 
Oct 29 2014 - 3:17pm
VSB Presents: Parents as Career Coaches Workshop -

Parents as Career Coaches is a two session, four hour FREE interactive workshop designed to help parents of highschool students become more effective career development allies for their children.

 
Oct 28 2014 - 9:33am
VSB Movers Make a World of Difference for Schools -

Everyone agrees: the VSB movers are incredible.

 
Oct 14 2014 - 9:23am
District Launches Engaging PRO-D Opportunities -

This year, the VSB has a number of great PRO-D opportunities for district educators. 

 
Sep 23 2014 - 2:48pm
All VSB Professional Development Days in September Postponed -

A reminder that all VSB Professional Development Days originally scheduled for September have been postponed to later in the year.

 
Sep 23 2014 - 12:34pm
Grade 12 Prince of Wales Student Jing Wang Sworn in as VSB Student Trustee -

On Monday, September 15, Grade 12 Prince of Wales Secondary student Jing Wang was sworn in as the district's second Student Trustee. 

 
Sep 19 2014 - 2:15pm
Schools in Vancouver Will Open on Monday -

All Vancouver schools will be ready to welcome students to a new school year on Monday, September 22.  

School next week will then begin as it would in early September, with a shortened first day on Monday and regular hours of instruction on the next day (Tuesday, September 23).

 
Sep 17 2014 - 3:40pm
Job Action Update - September 17, 2014 - Letter from the Superintendent -

As you are most likely aware, a tentative agreement between the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the provincial government through the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) on behalf of school boards has been reached. The next step will be for members of the BCTF and all school boards in the province to vote to ratify this agreement. We anticipate that this will be completed by the end of the day on Friday.

 
Aug 29 2014 - 10:14am
VSB and Provincial Government Sign Agreement to Speed up Pace of School Seismic Upgrades -
The Vancouver School Board is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with the provincial government to establish a Vancouver Seismic Mitigation Project Office to expedite the completion of all remaining upgrades to seismically high-risk Vancouver public schools.
 
Jul 2 2014 - 2:57pm
Media Release: Vancouver School Board Summer School Will Not Proceed -
Due to the labour dispute between the BCTF and BCPSEA, the Vancouver school district is unable to proceed with summer school courses and programs.
 
Jun 26 2014 - 2:03pm
Vancouver School Board Delays Start of Summer School -
Summer school’s start has been delayed to July 7 to allow for more time for BCPSEA and the BCTF to work out a deal.
 
Oct 30 2014 - 12:05pm
Garibaldi Students Brave the Rain for Pumpkin Pick -

Garibaldi Annex was awash in pumpkins on Thursday, October 23 as 60 students braved the wet weather to participate in the school’s pumpkin pick.

 
Oct 29 2014 - 9:30am
Weir Elementary Math Prodigy Takes First Place in National Math Competition -

Alex Wen is no ordinary math student. Last year, he wrote the Pythagoras Mathematical Centrum exam, a national test taken by 19,104 students across the country. Wen posted a perfect score, the only student to do so in BC, winning both regional and national first place medals.

 
Oct 28 2014 - 12:30pm
Windermere Life Skills Students Compete in Taekwondo Tournament -

On October 12, 2014, Windermere Life Skills students participated in the BC Taekwondo Cup held at SFU. The tournament was hosted by DSA Taekwondo, a local taekwondo school run by Darius Andaya, whose three eldest children attend Windermere Secondary.

 
Oct 27 2014 - 9:41am
Gladstone Teacher Recognized Internationally by 2014 Community Climate Change Fellowship -

Gladstone teacher Susan Chung has been recognized by the North American Association of Environmental Educators as a fellow of this year’s Community Climate Change Fellowship.

 
Oct 24 2014 - 9:58am
Two Vancouver Students Take Top Honours in Provincial History Competition -

Canada's History recently announced 22 winners who have been selected to travel to Ottawa for a special Youth Forum. The winners will arrive in Ottawa on Thursday, October 30 and will spend three days exploring the capital region together.

 
Oct 22 2014 - 9:15am
G-Day Event Connects Girls from Across Metro Vancouver -

Many district students will be heading out yet again this year to participate in G-Day, a new initiative aimed at empowering girls scheduled for Sunday, November 2 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC.

 
Oct 17 2014 - 9:16am
Cow Milking and Calf Feeding in South Vancouver: Mobile Dairy Classroom pulls into McKechnie Schoolyard -

Recently, students at McKechnie Elementary had some very special visitors. BC Dairy’s Mobile Dairy Classroom stopped by for the morning and shared with the students information about dairy cows, life on a farm, and the BC dairy industry.

 
Oct 16 2014 - 10:45am
Governor General's History Award Winning Teachers from Livingstone Elementary Take Students on Epic Trip to Jasper -

Last year, 58 Grade 6 and 7 students from David Livingstone Elementary teachers Laurie Cassie and Sharon Moy’s classes embarked on an adventure of a school lifetime when they travelled to Jasper Alberta (by train!) to solve a 60-year old mystery detailed in the pages of the novel On Mountaintop Rock