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5,000 students ‘Team Up For Respect’ with Saskatoon Blades

You wouldn’t expect an 11:30 a.m. puck drop to draw that many fans, let alone be one of the loudest games of the season. But Monday’s match-up between the Saskatoon Blades and Regina Pats was no ordinary Western Hockey League game. Five-thousand screaming school kids packed the stands at SaskTel Centre to take a stand against issues like bullying, all part of ‘Team Up For Respect.’ “At the end of the day we want them to go home better equipped... +Read More

Saskatoon schools score mixed grade in annual student survey

Students start strong, but lose focus in senior years The results of an anonymous student survey offer some encouraging insights for Saskatoon Public Schools, but the results also reveal that keeping young people focused is a challenge. The survey is called Student Voice: Tell Them From Me, and public schools in Saskatoon have been using it for several years. “The students can have a really authentic way of…telling the staff how things are going in their school,” according to Scott... +Read More

Army training for high school credit has first students

A new program that has high school students earning credits while taking basic military training has its first participants. In Regina, ten students were introduced as the first enrolees in the Canadian Army Primary Reserve Co-op Program. “It sounded like an amazing life experience that would help me learn a ton of skills,” Madison Holowachuk, 16, a Grade 11 student in Regina, said Monday. The students will complete basic military training and earn two high school credits for it. “My... +Read More

6 rural schools in Saskatoon area structurally unsound

Schools in five rural communities around Saskatoon are being propped up with temporary structural supports and need millions of dollars worth of repairs to be structurally sound. Parts of schools in Aberdeen, Delisle, Hague, and Hanley were cordoned off and temporary beams were installed. A supporting beam was also installed in the main corridor at Rosthern High School. The Prairie Spirit School Division said it has taken the proper precautions and all schools are safe for students, teachers and staff. “There are a couple of areas... +Read More
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Students use new Light of Christ logo for Christmas crafts

The Light of Christ Catholic School Division has introduced a new logo this year. Cory Rideout, Director of Education had a part in designing the new, simpler symbolism in the logo. The new logo colors are blue and green, which… +Read More

Schools in Saskatoon’s Willowgrove neighbourhood delayed

Public board chair says original Jan. 5, 2015 date was “optimistic” Parents in Saskatoon’s Willowgrove neighbourhood must now wait until at least February for two new schools to open. The schools are a joint venture project between the public and separate school boards. The schools were supposed to be ready to take students on Jan. 5, 2015. But that’s getting pushed back. “We’ve been waiting for this for so long and just to hear that there’s going to be another delay again, there was... +Read More
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