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Superintendent's Report - April 2024

Spring has finally sprung! There is no surer sign that the seasons have changed than the beginning of eight weeks of training for our annual Reconciliation Run Walk Wheel taking place in all SD8 schools in June. The run offers weekly teachings on this year’s theme of Health, Wellness, and Reconciliation, along with training tips and information for all the staff, students and families who participate.

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Superintendent's Report - March 2024

This past month has been a flurry of physical, intellectual, social and emotional learning in our six families of schools as students engaged in activities that stretched their skills, and exercised their understanding, leading us toward our upcoming spring break from March 18 to April 1

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Principal's Blog; Our Pro-D Day on Nurturing Digital Literacy

Our Pro-D day on Nurturing Digital Literacy; Ensuring Safe, Caring and Inclusive Environments

Dear Parents,

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Principal's Blog February 2024

Greetings everyone,

It's been a busy few weeks since our return from the winter break, and we're already at the point of semester 1 high school exploratory subjects coming to an end. At such times, I am reminded how we've built our programming in line with the cultivation of Lifelong Learners – individuals who excel not only in academics but also exhibit an enduring passion for knowledge. As we go forward, we also have a grade 11 student whose Leadership project is surveying students for next year's exploratories, hoping to align their wishes with our offerings.

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Superintendent's Report - February 2024

We are nearing the 100th day of school and in primary grades, this is an important day of learning! All of our students are about halfway through the year, many have begun second semester, and everyone is in full learning mode in their classrooms, outdoors and in their communities. They are connecting with one another, sharing knowledge and experiences, embracing the world around them and working with educators to develop the skills they need to become lifelong learners.

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$2800 raised by JVH Holiday Hamper Fundraiser

This year, JVH held our fundraiser December 4th through 15th outside the Front Street Market. We had great participation from our students, staff, families and community.

In 2022, the community generously donated over $3600. This year looks like a great year as well - watch for a final count of this year's fundraising to be announced in the new year!

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Superintendent's Report - Midwinter Edition

Midwinter is upon us - a time when SD8 students and educators look forward to sharing and showing what children have learned and the talents they have developed in the first half of the school year. It's a time when family and community are invited into our schools to watch - and in many cases participate in - holiday concerts and events. 

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Principal's Blog November 2023

Dear JVH Students and Families,

As we near the end of November, it's incredible how time flies. Before we know it, we'll be in the midst of winter break, enjoying a well-deserved holiday. But before that, let's focus on some exciting upcoming events: our first Learning Update (report card) on November 27th and an eagerly anticipated Drama Class performance on December 13th and 14th. However, there's more to celebrate—a couple of recent events that are fostering connections and nurturing engaged learners.

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Superintendent's Report - November 2023

This month, I want to share my gratitude for some unexpected gifts we have received in our district and in our schools through the month of October. 

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Principal's Blog September 2023

This month at JVH/Jewett has been an exciting time!  

We’ve been excited to see a number of new students and families move to our area, and are thrilled to be hosting 5 International students at JVH in the High School. Our focus as we re-open has been organizing for learning, and particularly around the priority of creating a Caring and Inclusive Learning Culture.  

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