District News

Apr 22 2014 - 4:36pm
Knit-one, Purl-two: Knitting up a storm at Mount Pleasant Elementary -

What originally started as a personal passion for two Mount Pleasant Elementary students, has turned into a fun and engaging club for students from all grades. Break supervisor and kindergarten teacher, Karen Husak, saw two girls, Pearl and Melissa, knitting during every lunch and recess break. A knitter herself, Husak suggested they start a knitting club. 

 
Apr 22 2014 - 11:40am
Parents Participate in an Evening with Dr. Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl -

The VSB was pleased to host three evenings for parents, teachers and caregivers, which explored social and emotional learning in adolescents and teens. 

Dr. Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, a UBC based researcher, lead an engaging and informative presentation, which explored predictors of academic success in youth.

 
Apr 22 2014 - 9:21am
Aboriginal Student Success Story: Dylan Stogan -

In addition to being an accomplished Italian and Asian chef, Dylan Stogan is an avid fan of Dub Step. He also plays rugby, soccer and lacrosse. He credits his accomplishments to a family that taught him the importance of working hard, even when life gets tough.

 
Apr 17 2014 - 2:58pm
Windermere Students Prepare for Massive Earth Day Event this Monday -

Windermere Secondary's Leadership program is throwing their fourth annual Earth Day Extravaganza. Earth Day is a youth led event run by Leadership students from Windermere Secondary throughout grades eight to twelve.

 
Apr 17 2014 - 12:58pm
MacCorkindale Students Gather Socks for Homeless -

When Grade 7 student Liam Wong heard that the Ramada Hotel would be transformed into a social housing facility, the MacCorkindale Elementary student got a group of friends together and, with the help of his teacher Adrian Low, decided to do something to support the including vulnerable population.

 
Apr 17 2014 - 9:43am
Roberts Annex Jungle Animals Take Over School for Spring Musical -

Every year Roberts Annex VP Brenda Boylan and teacher Don Hachey do separate class musicals before Spring Break.  This year, 44 Grade 2 and 3 students were involved.  Boylan’s class performed “It’s a Jungle Out There” while Hachey’s class did “Once Upon a Lily Pad”. 

 
Apr 16 2014 - 4:06pm
Moberly Elementary Students, Staff and Parents March in Vaisakhi Parade -

Every April, millions of Sikhs world-wide celebrate Vaisakhi Day, a day that marks both the New Year and the anniversary of one of Sikhism's most important events, the establishment of Khalsa in 1699 with the first Amrit ceremony.

The Vaisakhi Parade in Vancouver attracts tens of thousands of spectators every year. This year staff, students and parents from Moberly Elementary marched in the parade and also had large float.

 
Apr 16 2014 - 2:15pm
Aboriginal Student Success Story: Tyson Hall -

Tyson Hall is a hero to countless students who feel they have no voice. As an openly gay man, he proudly speaks out against homophobia wherever he sees it. Hall believes his aboriginal heritage as a member of the Musqueum and Six Nations has provided him with a unique and important sense of community.

 
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. 

 
Feb 28 2014 - 12:26pm
Heart Health at Nightingale Elementary with Jump Rope for Heart -

This past month the students at Florence Nightingale Elementary spent many hours raising pledges for the Heart and Stroke Foundation via the Jump Rope for Heart Campaign. Coinciding with Valentine’s Day the jump-a-thon not only promoted heart health in the physical sense, but in the emotional sense as well.

 
Feb 13 2014 - 2:04pm
Mini Olympics at Jamieson Elementary Wins Gold Medal for Fun -

If Olympic medals were given for enthusiasm, good sportsmanship and creativity — the students and staff at Dr. Annie B. Jamieson Elementary would win in every category.

 
Feb 7 2014 - 10:01am
Windermere Life Skills Students Bust a Move with Taekwondo -

Since November, thirteen Lifeskills students at Windermere have had the chance to learn Taekwondo from a black belt master.

 
Jan 22 2014 - 10:31am
BC Lions Teach Selkirk Students About Energy Conservation -

On January 16, Selkirk Elementary intermediate students were wildly excited about a visit from BC Lions football stars. The Lions visited Selkirk to teach the students about energy conservation.  

 
Dec 13 2013 - 1:36pm
Streetfront Runners Conquer Seattle Marathon -

For the 12th consecutive year, Streetfront students and staff drove down to Seattle and ran the Seattle Marathon. Streetfront teacher Trevor Stokes says things have changed over the past decade. 

 
Apr 22 2014 - 4:36pm
Knit-one, Purl-two: Knitting up a storm at Mount Pleasant Elementary -

What originally started as a personal passion for two Mount Pleasant Elementary students, has turned into a fun and engaging club for students from all grades. Break supervisor and kindergarten teacher, Karen Husak, saw two girls, Pearl and Melissa, knitting during every lunch and recess break. A knitter herself, Husak suggested they start a knitting club. 

 
Apr 15 2014 - 2:49pm
Volunteer Book Buddies Build Literacy at Tillicum Annex and MacDonald Elementary -

Lead by a small but passionate group of volunteers, the Book Buddy Program was recently launched at Tillicum Annex and MacDonald Elementary schools. Originally established to provide opportunities for retired people to read, one-to-one, with Inner City School children, the program has now grown to include part-time workers, university students, and those looking for unique volunteering opportunities.

 
Apr 15 2014 - 10:26am
Killarney ACE-IT Carpentry Students Get Hands-on Experience on Anvil Island -

For five days and four nights, Vancouver ACE IT Carpentry students from Killarney Secondary repaired an old cabin located on Anvil Island in Howe Sound.  Students were exposed to many tasks including installing roofing, re-leveling floors by raising the foundation, constructing and pouring new foundation footings, reconstructing walls, fixing siding and installing subflooring. 

 
Apr 14 2014 - 9:50am
Nootka Elementary Takes Advantage of Artstarts “Artist in Residence” Program -

This April, Nootka Elementary students got a chance to create a wide range of art projects thanks to thousands of dollars in support from the ArtStarts program. During the six week program the entire school worked with Cindy Schreyer, a professional artist and art instructor on a range of original art projects including personalized clay dishes and 200 large format paintings.  

 
Apr 8 2014 - 4:42pm
Elsie Roy Supports Reading in the Developing World Through Literary Dress Up -

Elsie Roy Elementary was awash in literary characters this March as dozens of students dressed up to support the Room to Read initiative aimed at bringing books to less privileged students in the developing world.

 
Apr 8 2014 - 9:41am
University Hill Students Add Salsa to the Mix With Help From UBC Students -

University Hill Secondary students spiced up their afternoon with salsa dancing lessons taught by UBC students. The school’s common room turned into a dance studio, complete with latin tunes on the speakers and plenty of smooth moves. 

 
Apr 4 2014 - 2:02pm
Girls-Only Science Trip Takes Eight John Oliver Students to NASA -

Not many students dream of spending their spring break learning about science, but one group of John Oliver Secondarygirls went all the way to Florida to do just that. It was the first ever girls-only science trip in the district. During spring break the eight JO girls, accompanied by science teacher Sangeeta Kauldher and English teacher Harkiran Aulakh, visited NASA, the Kennedy Space Centrethe Orlando Science Centre, the Florida Everglades and more. 

 
Apr 3 2014 - 9:49am
Kindness Rocks Churchill -

Several thousand students from all over the Vancouver school district got to rock to some inspirational tunes and talks from Kindness Rocks, a troupe of performers and musicians on Friday, February 28. The rock band held three performances throughout the day to a gymnasium packed with elementary and secondary students.

 
Apr 10 2014 - 12:36pm
VSB Sustainability Conference Registration Deadline Fast Approaching -

The VSB will be hosting its second district-wide Sustainability Conference this year on April 28, 2014 at Eric Hamber Secondary School. The dealine to register is Monday, April 14. 

 
Apr 8 2014 - 3:02pm
VSB Senior Management Release 2014/2015 Preliminary Budget Proposals -

Earlier today, the Vancouver School Board Senior District Management Team released their Preliminary Budget Proposals. The following documents will be presented on April 8, 2014 at the Board's Plenary Education and Student Services/Finance & Legal (Committee III / V). 

 
Mar 13 2014 - 10:13am
Planning to Switch Public Schools? -

Any Vancouver parents with students in Grades 1-12 in Vancouver public schools who either have moved or are planning to move and want their child to attend their new neighbourhood catchment school need to register in their new school by April 4, 2014.

 
Mar 12 2014 - 2:25pm
2014-2015 School Calendar Approved by Board -

This week, the Vancouver School Board formally approved the 2014-2015 school calendar. Click here to download the approved 2014-2015 final calendar.

 
Feb 24 2014 - 10:00am
Inner City / CommunityLINK Revisioning Report and Proposed Recommendations Released -

The attached Inner City / CommunityLINK Revisioning report and proposed recommendations will go to Committee III (Education & Student Services Meeting) on February 26, 2014 at 5 pm for consideration by Trustees. 

 
Feb 12 2014 - 12:50pm
Open Letter from VSB Chairperson Patti Bacchus to Premier Christy Clark and Minister Peter Fassbender -

Last night the Vancouver School Board voted to send you an open letter requesting the following: 

 
Jan 28 2014 - 5:30pm
VSB Releases Draft Recommendations for Inner City / CommunityLINK Revisioning -

Over the last four months, an extensive consultation process has been undertaken in the District as part of the Revisioning of Inner City and CommunityLINK resources. 

 
Jan 20 2014 - 10:31am
Vancouver School Board Visited By Chinese Educators -

On 13 January, the Vancouver School Board staff welcomed a delegation of primary and secondary school principals from Shenzhen Futian District, China. Vancouver was the third stop of their school district visits across Canada. David Derpak, the VSB’s District Principal – International Education, hosted the morning meeting. 

 
Apr 14 2014 - 8:29am
Vancouver School Board Launches District Wide Organics Composting Program -
The Vancouver School Board is taking another step towards their goal of becoming the greenest school district in North America with the implementation of a large-scale composting program that, once fully implemented, will serve all 110 elementary and secondary schools.
 
Nov 25 2013 - 11:38am
Open letter to the Premier and Cabinet with respect to the 2014 provincial budget -
Open letter to the Premier and Cabinet regarding the Recommendations of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services with respect to the 2014 provincial budget. 
 
Nov 1 2013 - 7:57am
Vancouver School Board Launches Kindergarten Registration Campaign -
Today 92 public elementary schools and annexes across Vancouver are opening their doors to new kindergarten registrations. The initial kindergarten registration period will last between November 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014 and will include a new online choice program application process, which will begin in early January and go until the end of the month.
 
Apr 22 2014 - 4:36pm
Knit-one, Purl-two: Knitting up a storm at Mount Pleasant Elementary -

What originally started as a personal passion for two Mount Pleasant Elementary students, has turned into a fun and engaging club for students from all grades. Break supervisor and kindergarten teacher, Karen Husak, saw two girls, Pearl and Melissa, knitting during every lunch and recess break. A knitter herself, Husak suggested they start a knitting club. 

 
Apr 22 2014 - 11:40am
Parents Participate in an Evening with Dr. Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl -

The VSB was pleased to host three evenings for parents, teachers and caregivers, which explored social and emotional learning in adolescents and teens. 

Dr. Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, a UBC based researcher, lead an engaging and informative presentation, which explored predictors of academic success in youth.

 
Apr 22 2014 - 9:21am
Aboriginal Student Success Story: Dylan Stogan -

In addition to being an accomplished Italian and Asian chef, Dylan Stogan is an avid fan of Dub Step. He also plays rugby, soccer and lacrosse. He credits his accomplishments to a family that taught him the importance of working hard, even when life gets tough.

 
Apr 17 2014 - 2:58pm
Windermere Students Prepare for Massive Earth Day Event this Monday -

Windermere Secondary's Leadership program is throwing their fourth annual Earth Day Extravaganza. Earth Day is a youth led event run by Leadership students from Windermere Secondary throughout grades eight to twelve.

 
Apr 17 2014 - 12:58pm
MacCorkindale Students Gather Socks for Homeless -

When Grade 7 student Liam Wong heard that the Ramada Hotel would be transformed into a social housing facility, the MacCorkindale Elementary student got a group of friends together and, with the help of his teacher Adrian Low, decided to do something to support the including vulnerable population.

 
Apr 17 2014 - 9:43am
Roberts Annex Jungle Animals Take Over School for Spring Musical -

Every year Roberts Annex VP Brenda Boylan and teacher Don Hachey do separate class musicals before Spring Break.  This year, 44 Grade 2 and 3 students were involved.  Boylan’s class performed “It’s a Jungle Out There” while Hachey’s class did “Once Upon a Lily Pad”. 

 
Apr 16 2014 - 4:06pm
Moberly Elementary Students, Staff and Parents March in Vaisakhi Parade -

Every April, millions of Sikhs world-wide celebrate Vaisakhi Day, a day that marks both the New Year and the anniversary of one of Sikhism's most important events, the establishment of Khalsa in 1699 with the first Amrit ceremony.

The Vaisakhi Parade in Vancouver attracts tens of thousands of spectators every year. This year staff, students and parents from Moberly Elementary marched in the parade and also had large float.

 
Apr 16 2014 - 2:15pm
Aboriginal Student Success Story: Tyson Hall -

Tyson Hall is a hero to countless students who feel they have no voice. As an openly gay man, he proudly speaks out against homophobia wherever he sees it. Hall believes his aboriginal heritage as a member of the Musqueum and Six Nations has provided him with a unique and important sense of community.