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10/17/14

Swift Current joint-use facility has official opening

SWIFT CURRENT – It wasn’t just outside that the unseasonably warm autumn sunshine was showcasing the brand new $51 million joint-use school in its best light. There was no shortage of folks basking in the moment inside the auditorium either.… +Read More
10/17/14

Parent involvement that works

People for Education has released a new video for parents that outlines the four most important things they can do to improve their children’s chances for success at school. The three-and-a-half minute video, based on a review of 30 years… +Read More
10/09/14

Codie Prevost surprises charitable Martensville student

MARTENSVILLE, Sask. – It was a morning assembly that Maizie Bowkowy won’t soon forget. The 12-year-old founder of Doggy Naps, a business out of Martensville, Sask., was surprised by country music star Codie Prevost at Venture Heights elementary school. Prevost had been contacted by Bowkowy months ago when she requested to use his single “Someday” as part of her promotional video. Doggy Naps specializes in handmade dog beds sewn by Bowkowy and her family; for every three sold, they donate... +Read More
10/06/14

LGBT advocates march in Saskatoon for more resources in schools

People marched up and down Broadway Avenue on Saturday morning People dressed in bright colours carried rainbow umbrellas and signs that read ‘GSAs in all schools’ and ‘support our kids’ as they marched up Broadway Avenue in Saskatoon Saturday morning. Chandra McIvor is an advocate for youth and allied educators and organized the event. She said they want the provincial government to take action to support LGBT students in public schools, including Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs). “We want to see legislation which mandates that GSAs... +Read More
10/03/14

New Regina program helps school kids deal with anxiety and depression

FRIENDS program among stories being told on The Morning Edition today Teaching kids how to smile and stay calm for life. It’s one of the ambitious goals a new program between Regina Public Schools and the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region hopes to accomplish. FRIENDS, an acronym for the skills and lessons emphasized in the program, tackles the issue of anxiety and depression in elementary school students. Feelings Remember to relax I can try! I can do my best! Explore coping... +Read More
10/03/14

Westmount School competes for $10K worth of books

Contest run by Indigo Books, people can vote to ‘adopt’ schools across the country A sense of pride and spirit is growing at Saskatoon’s Westmount Community School. The school is in the running to win a national contest. The prize is $10,000 worth of books, courtesy of Indigo. Parent Maria Vaiasoometimes says sometimes inner-city schools get a bad reputation. When she and her husband bought a house in Westmount, friends and family said, “You’re going to send your kids where?” “It was... +Read More
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