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École Connaught Community School principal Christopher Keyes is shown alongside teacher Wybo Ottenbreit-Born.
02/25/15

Keyes and staff of École Connaught Community School adjust to life as vagabonds

REGINA – For sheer drama and irony on so many levels, you would be hard-pressed to find a situation in education that would equal that of École Connaught Community School. Whereas things had been pretty much status quo for quite… +Read More
02/03/15

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
12/24/14

2015 YouthBiz Award Winners

The creativity of students in Southeast Saskatchewan was put on display once again this year as the 2014 YouthBiz awards were handed out last week by CF Sunrise in Weyburn. Two girls from Carnduff, Leah Macfarlane and Clair Larson, were awarded 3rd place in the Grade 6 to 9 category for their business idea of an anti-bullying cafe. Below is the Press Release From CF Sunrise. Winners of the 2014 YouthBiz competition were announced on December 12, 2014. $2,000 in... +Read More
12/03/14

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
09/24/14

Do food bans protect students with allergies or limit healthy foods for others?

Nuts are banned at many schools. But schools across the country have also banned eggs, wheat and milk products because of students’ allergies. Dr. Doug Mack says these bans are not normally necessary or practical. He says the bans limit the healthy foods that kids without these allergies can eat. He says that schools can create a safe environment without banning foods. Saskatoon Morning asked its audience the following questions: Have schools gone too far? Should certain foods be banned from... +Read More
09/17/14

Committees fundraise for Willowgrove, Holy Family playgrounds

The province might be paying for two new schools in Saskatoon’s Willowgrove neighbourhood but they aren’t funding any new playgrounds. Roughly 700 students are already registered to attend Willowgrove School and Holy Family School next year, which share a massive facility. The tentative move-in date is January. A committee from each school has been established. Willowgrove School’s committee will enhance an already existing play structure in Wallace Park after receiving permission from the City of Saskatoon. Holy Family’s committee is... +Read More
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