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09/09/15

Start of new school year

Judging by the size of the crowd that filled TCU Place in Saskatoon you might have thought you were at a concert. Instead it was Saskatoon Public Schools marking the start of the new academic year with its annual School… +Read More
09/08/15

Is free lunch supervision on its way out at Regina public schools?

Costs of the free lunch supervision now top $1.3M With money tight and the costs of lunchtime supervision rising every year, the Regina public school board says it’s looking at eliminating the free program. Under the universal lunch room supervisor program, kids in Grades 1 through 8 can have lunch in the classroom, with a paid supervisor there to watch over them. When the program was introduced in 2008, it cost around $600,000 annually. More recently, that figure has grown to about... +Read More
08/25/15

School year opens with a new Director of Education

Saskatoon Public Schools is not only welcoming in a new school year but a new Director of Education. Barry MacDougall is stepping up from his previous position of Deputy Director. MacDougall was named the new Director of Education for Saskatoon Public Schools at the start of the month. MacDougall has spent his career in Saskatoon Public Schools including teaching at Bedford Road and Walter Murray Collegiates before taking on administrative roles in some city high schools including a term as... +Read More
05/07/15

Literacy for Life, 10 years and counting

This year marked the 10th Annual Literacy for Life Conference in Saskatoon. The conference, which is presented by Saskatoon Public Schools, offers sessions with nationally and internationally recognized authors, illustrators, storytellers and journalists to inspire students and adults on the… +Read More
03/06/15

Province gives schools grants to improve First Nations literacy, graduation rates

Prairie Spirit School Division partners with Muskeg Lake First Nation and Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation The Prairie Spirit School Division announced Thursday it received two provincial grants to support an ongoing partnership with local First Nations communities. The Invitational Shared Services Initiative grants are worth a total of $150,000 per year for up to three years. The goal is to have First Nations students living on reserves benefit from the same supports as students living off reserve. A partnership already exists between the... +Read More
03/05/15

Students tour Saskatoon’s new Holy Family Catholic School

Classes set to start on Monday after delay Kindergarten and Grade 2 students got their first look at their brand new school today. Classes at Holy Family Catholic School start on Monday. However, bus loads of students have been getting an advance tour this week. So far, the new school is getting top marks. “I really like the big library, because of the stained glass and all the extra reading space,” Grade 2 student Nicholas Goodwin said. The school, as well... +Read More
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