Community News

May 13 2015 - 1:20pm

Two Windermere Grade 11 students and a Tupper Grade 11 student recently won the Create Your Canada contest. The contest, run by Vancouver/Kingsway’s MP, Don Davies, challenged students to think of a federal law that would benefit the lives of Canadians.

 
May 12 2015 - 8:30am

Over 200 people recently attended the Selkirk Elementary Annual Multicultural Potluck Dinner. The event was planned and masterfully orchestrated by Selkirk's Parent Advisory Council. Families in attendance all brought a dish to share, and ate together at banquet tables in the school gym.  

 
May 11 2015 - 9:39am

Recently, the senior girls at John Oliver Secondary played host to two Canadian leaders. Wai Young, Member of Parliament - Vancouver South and Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O.Ont., M.P., Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women came to JO to meet with the young women and discuss the importance of gender equality and hear from the students about issues that are most prevalent in their own lives.

 
May 8 2015 - 9:09am

Last month, Grade 4/5 and Grade 6/7 students from the MACC Program celebrated their heritage fair learning by showcasing their individual Canadian history projects in the gymnasium of Tecumseh.  

 
May 7 2015 - 12:24pm

Van Tech Secondary staff knew something had to be done when they noticed more and more students breaking down into tears in their counselors offices as they described the anxiety they felt trying to juggle their homework, extracurriculars and other life priorities.

 
May 6 2015 - 2:11pm

Tecumseh Annex is all about their students being ROCK stars. The new code of conduct stands for Respect, an Open Mind, Community and Kindness and is plastered all over school walls. This semester the focus for the school is on the C (community) of ROCK star with students and staff kicking off the focus with a special celebration on April 21.

 
May 6 2015 - 10:56am

The First Nations Studies12 class at Eric Hamber Secondary recently organized and held a very successful Aboriginal Awareness Afternoon for hundreds of students across the district.

 
May 5 2015 - 3:10pm

The Oppenheimer Elementary Senior Band brought home a gold rating at the recent 2015 Vancouver Kiwanis Concert Band Festival. Student music ensembles from across the province came to Richmond, BC to perform for professional adjudicators who then provided feedback in a 30-45 minute coaching session following their performances.

 
May 5 2015 - 8:36am

Van Tech’s Hairdressing student Vya Bolislis won gold and Tereeza Matti won silver at the 2015 BC Skills. They competed in three categories: Ladies Creative, Ladies Hair by Night, and Men’s Trend Cut. These categories tested their cutting, colouring, and styling techniques.

 
Apr 30 2015 - 1:29pm

BC has the highest child poverty rate in Canada and that’s why CLICK (Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids) is kicking off its annual 2015 Inner City Kids Week from May 11-15. 

 
Apr 28 2015 - 12:33pm

University Hill Secondary tennis got a boost with a new partnership with Tennis BC and the UBC Tennis Centre.

 
Apr 28 2015 - 8:42am

On Thursday, April 16, Jade Nawata, a Grade 11student at City School at King George Secondaryexpanded her comfort zone by rappelling nineteen floors down Vancouver's Shaw Tower. This exploit was in aid of Outward Bound Canadawho hope to raise up to $75,000 to support of their Urban Youth Programs in Vancouver.  

 
Apr 27 2015 - 1:02pm

For a third year in a row, district students will have an opportunity to participate in the Sketchbook Project, which encourages students to draw daily in their sketchbooks.

 
Apr 27 2015 - 8:55am

On Wednesday, April 15 former Vancouver School Board Superintendent Steve Cardwell donated $3000 from his retirement event to the STAND Foundation.

 
Apr 24 2015 - 8:56am

Have you ever had your files shredded and your car washed at the same time? Well, Point Grey Secondary grad students of 2015 will make this come true for you on Saturday, May 9.

 
Apr 23 2015 - 8:50am

On March 5, 58 Chinese newcomer students and parents from the SWIS Byng Project 3B celebrated a joyful Lunar New Year of the Sheep with Lord Kitchener Elementary students and teachers. The celebrations were organized by SWIS worker Janet Chung in collaboration with Catherine Feniak, principal of Lord Kitchener.

 
Apr 22 2015 - 12:36pm

Variety - The Children’s Charity has provided the Vancouver School Board with $125,000 in funding to allow the district to purchase 50 Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) kits. The LLI kits are designed to provide additional literacy support for children in Kindergarten to grade 3. It is expected that approximately 3,500 students will benefit each year from the program.

 
Apr 22 2015 - 11:39am

This year three classes of students ranging in age from Grade 7 to 3 rehearsed for the past month to prepare for their show “Pirates: the Musical.” 

 
Apr 22 2015 - 8:58am

On Tuesday, April 7 Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton announced $5 million to prevent violence and crime in BC communities at Killarney Secondary in advance of Prevention of Violence Against Women Week (April 12-18, 2015). The Minister was joined by Vancouver School Board Chair Christopher Richardson, Sexsmith RSVP Project elementary student ambassador Deanna, Killarney SHIFT Project student representative Tanya Findlater and Grade 12 student Vivian Leung.

 
Apr 21 2015 - 8:42am

After over two months of work, Tupper students in Jennifer Braun’s English Class put the finishing touches on the SS Piscine – a small but seaworthy boat. The nautical project was part of an English 12 project in which students were studying Jan Martel’s Life of Pi.