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10/01/14

Northern Saskatchewan school excelling in ‘mathletics’

More than 400 students from Grade 1 to 12 participating Many schools in Saskatchewan strive for success in athletics. But Father Porte Memorial School in Black Lake is making a name for itself in mathletics. The school has a web-based math program. The grade seven class is currently ranked in the top five in Canada. Principal Steven Thatcher has seen improvements in marks and attitudes towards math. “No confidence, kids were having a rough time. Now with mathletics, they succeed so when... +Read More
09/22/14

Pleasant Hill School 100th Anniversary

Pleasant Hill School is celebrating 100 years and while the school and city have changed dramatically, the spirit remains as strong as ever. +Read More
09/19/14

Understanding culturally responsive pedagogy imperative

The term “culturally responsive pedagogy” may be new to some teachers, but it will become a well-known phrase in the Saskatchewan educational landscape over the next few years. The phrase is referred to in two of the education sector strategic… +Read More
09/12/14

Campaign continues to focus on today’s classroom

Last spring the Federation released a multimedia campaign called A Day in the Life, which focused on the day-to-day realities of Saskatchewan teachers. Now as of today, the second series of the campaign has launched, which features even more personal… +Read More
09/11/14

Teacher’s blog connects with parents

It’s the second full week of classes and Tammy Boychuk has come to know her 24 students. And over the next several weeks, she’ll be getting to know most of their parents too. It’s a relationship that develops mostly online. Four years ago, the Grade 3 and 4 teacher at Greystone Heights School in Saskatoon became one of only a handful of teachers who created a blog that parents and students can access at any time. It includes everything from lesson... +Read More
09/10/14

Langenburg High School students could return next week after air quality scare

Officials are hopeful that classes will soon resume at Langenburg High School after the building was closed this week because of concerns over air quality. The Good Spirit School Division says air quality and mechanical engineering specialists have determined that the affected area of the school can be isolated. Work was expected to begin Tuesday to isolate the gym, theatre and south wing of the eastern Saskatchewan school. Air quality testing is scheduled to be conducted Thursday to determine if... +Read More
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