District News

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. 

 
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.


 
Aug 13 2014 - 9:29am
Point Grey Soup Fundraiser Raises $1,000 for Covenant House -

Point Grey Secondary art teacher Jan Crawford wanted to do something to help develop the artistic talents of her students and help society. The result? A Soup Bowl night fundraiser which challenged her 60 students to create their own special glazed, kiln-blasted soup bowls that were sold off raising almost $1,000 for Covenant House.

 
Aug 12 2014 - 11:42am
Pinnacle Staff Celebrate this Year's Grads -

In June, Pinnacle students and staff gathered at Hillcrest Community Centre for a formal ceremony to celebrate the student's graduation. After formal remarks from VSB Chair Patti Bacchus and Superintendent Steve Cardwell, students heard a valedictorian address from Sarafina Prouting.

 
Aug 11 2014 - 9:35am
Superstar Stoelting Serves David Thompson With a Smile -

Damon Stoelting has made a world of difference for many students at David Thompson Secondary. An educator who has mandated excellence, Stoelting has been recognized by his colleagues for his commitment to his students in and out of the classroom.

 
Aug 7 2014 - 10:32am
Tillicum Annex students hosted their First Annual Year End Farmers' Market. -

Students, parents, and staff worked hard to put together a mini farmers’ market on the last day of classes. The event was a joint fundraiser between Kiwassa Neighbourhood House and Tillicum Annex.

Organized by staff at Kiwassa and the PAC at Tillicum, Grade 4 students had a wonderful time working as vendors and selling foods grown in their community garden and via local farmers.

 
Aug 5 2014 - 9:47am
Athena Arts Captures Identity With Art -

Windermere Secondary Athena Arts students installed a model for “the organizational structure for life itself”, known as a mandala, out front of the school.

 
Aug 1 2014 - 9:41am
Join Us for the Pride Parade this Sunday! -

The VSB is proud of our commitment to making schools safe, caring and inclusive for all our students and staff.

 
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.  

 
Apr 25 2014 - 11:18am
Windermere Warriors Kick off the 31st Annual Paul Sanghera Memorial Indoor Soccer Tournament -

The 31st Annual Paul Sanghera Indoor Soccer Tournament, sponsored by the Vancouver Police Department, was hosted by Windermere on April 8 and 9. The tournament opened with a beautiful rendition of Oh Canada sung by Windermere student Angelika Escabarte. 

 
Apr 10 2014 - 9:10am
University Hill Elementary Staff Take on Students in Friendly Basketball Game -

UHill Elementary staff and students kicked off Spring Break with a basketball game. During the game U-Hill Elementary staff took on the school's senior girls and boys teams. It was a heart-stopping close game with hardly a break in the action.

 
Mar 11 2014 - 1:21pm
Tupper Tigers Roar Towards Provincial Championship -

The Sir Charles Tupper Tigers AAA Boy’s Basketball team is the current Vancouver city champions and under the skilled coaching of Jeff Gourley they are headed to the Provincial Championships in Langley this week.

 
Mar 3 2014 - 10:27am
Grenfell Volleyball Team Wins City Championship Thanks to Great Coaching -

Tim Palanca loves basketball and he loves volleyball. He’s part of a large team of committed boys in Grade 6 and 7 who attend Grenfell Elementary. Last semester Palanca and his friends on the volleyball team captured first place in the city championship. 

 
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. 

 
Jul 22 2014 - 1:38pm
Green Thumbs and Good Food: Britannia Community Garden Year End Harvest Celebration -

Over the past school year, four Britannia Secondary classes participated in the Environmental Youth Alliance Growing Kids program. Throughout the school year these classes learned about food growing through hands-on learning, helping to plant, grow food, harvest and take general care of the gardens.

 
Jul 21 2014 - 11:47am
VSB Golden Girls Take Gold at Nationals -

The Skills Canada National competition was recently held in Toronto and the results are in — All three  VSB Career Education students who competed brought home gold! 
(see original story HERE)

“Skills Canada was like the Olympics,” says Rachel Lau, a grade 11 student from Magee Secondary. “Except it focused on the trades and essential skills. I made friends and experienced a lot of new things at Skills Canada. It's a trip I'll definitely remember.”

 
Jul 4 2014 - 10:28am
Students at Henry Hudson Get Down and Dirty with Community Garden Project -

Henry Hudson Elementary students and teachers worked throughout the school year learning about gardening and getting their hands dirty. But the results of their labours weren’t just in the plants they harvested; skills and concepts outside of gardening were also incorporated into the project.  

 
Jun 26 2014 - 9:44am
Kiwassa Student Succeeds in Urban One Room School House -

Sunshine Dickinson is graduating this year with the best marks ever and she couldn’t have done so without the little urban one room school house that’s Kiwassa Alternative Program.

 
Jun 23 2014 - 9:21am
Windermere Inclusive Musical Showcases Lifeskills Students in Top Form -

Windermere Elementary Lifeskills students took to the stage this May as they performed “Finally: The Musical” a performance that featured a script and original songs written and performed by Windermere Secondary students.

 
Jun 18 2014 - 11:20am
Hastings Adult Ed Grad Transforms Her Life -

Alexandra Brekkaas never thought she would graduate. When she was living on the streets dealing with alcohol and drug addiction issues after dropping out of school at Grade 12, education just wasn’t a priority.

 
Jun 17 2014 - 10:06am
Students at Hastings Elementary Lead the 4th Annual Kids First Visitors’ Day -

Recently students of the Templeton Community School Team’s Kids First Program at Hastings Elementary spent their afterschool time leading special guests through the school on mini-program tours and demonstrating some of the unique activities offered.

Guests from a variety of businesses, organizations, and institutions from across Vancouver were invited as an opportunity to promote the program and thank community supporters.

 
Aug 1 2014 - 9:41am
Join Us for the Pride Parade this Sunday! -

The VSB is proud of our commitment to making schools safe, caring and inclusive for all our students and staff.

 
Jul 30 2014 - 4:05pm
Vancouver Students Engage in and Talk about Art -

Four classes composed of over 100 students participated in this year’s Sketchbook Project 2014 over the course of a period of six weeks.

 
Jul 2 2014 - 2:57pm
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 27 2014 - 9:38am
Strathcona Elementary Spring Carnival Brings Community Together -

Hundreds of students, parents, and staff crowded into the school gym for the well-organized chaos of the annual Strathcona Elementary Spring Fair. Dozens of traditional carnival games, two enormous bouncy castles, face painting, balloon animals, a cake walk, hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy were all on hand.

 
Jun 26 2014 - 2:01pm
Job Action Update - June 26, 2014 - Letter from the Superintendent Regarding Summer School -

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with an update on Summer School (https://summer.vsb.bc.ca)

 
Jun 23 2014 - 5:00pm
Important: Changes to June 24th Eng 10 and Social Studies 11 Exam Requirements -

Please note that the Ministry of Education has made changes to the sections that students will be responsible for completing, tomorrow, June 24th,  related to the English 10 and Social Studies 11 Exam.

 
Jun 23 2014 - 3:53pm
Job Action Update - June 23, 2014 - Letter from the Superintendent -

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with an update on some of the matters that may be of concern to you as a result of the current labour disruption.

 
Jun 12 2014 - 2:45pm
Job Action Update - June 12, 2014 - Letter from the Superintendent -

As you are aware, the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) are continuing to negotiate a new collective agreement and stemming from these negotiations, the BCTF began job action at the end of April and has now escalated this to a full strike involving a full withdrawal of service across the province.

 
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.
 
Jun 18 2014 - 12:34pm
Vancouver Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Steve Cardwell Taking on a New Position at UBC -
Earlier this week, Dr. Steve Cardwell advised the Vancouver Board of Education that, after completing five years as Superintendent and CEO of the Vancouver School District, he would be leaving the district at the end of December. Cardwell will be moving on to a newly established position as Professor of Teaching and Director of Executive Educational Leadership at the University of British Columbia starting in January 2015.
 
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. 

 
Aug 13 2014 - 9:29am
Point Grey Soup Fundraiser Raises $1,000 for Covenant House -

Point Grey Secondary art teacher Jan Crawford wanted to do something to help develop the artistic talents of her students and help society. The result? A Soup Bowl night fundraiser which challenged her 60 students to create their own special glazed, kiln-blasted soup bowls that were sold off raising almost $1,000 for Covenant House.

 
Aug 11 2014 - 9:35am
Superstar Stoelting Serves David Thompson With a Smile -

Damon Stoelting has made a world of difference for many students at David Thompson Secondary. An educator who has mandated excellence, Stoelting has been recognized by his colleagues for his commitment to his students in and out of the classroom.

 
Aug 7 2014 - 10:32am
Tillicum Annex students hosted their First Annual Year End Farmers' Market. -

Students, parents, and staff worked hard to put together a mini farmers’ market on the last day of classes. The event was a joint fundraiser between Kiwassa Neighbourhood House and Tillicum Annex.

Organized by staff at Kiwassa and the PAC at Tillicum, Grade 4 students had a wonderful time working as vendors and selling foods grown in their community garden and via local farmers.

 
Aug 1 2014 - 9:41am
Join Us for the Pride Parade this Sunday! -

The VSB is proud of our commitment to making schools safe, caring and inclusive for all our students and staff.

 
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.

 
Jul 28 2014 - 2:40pm
Bayview Does Inside Out Project -

This past May, Bayview Elementary students and staff were joined by Vancouver firefighters as they shared their personal stories and plastered massive photos on their school walls as part of the Inside Out project.

 
Jul 23 2014 - 12:12pm
City of Vancouver Honours Outstanding VSB Students at Awards of Excellence -

Mayor Gregor Robertson and members of Vancouver City Council hosted the first ever Vancouver Awards of Excellence to honour select youth, individuals, organizations and businesses for their contributions to the city.