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Students Getting K.I.T. Card at Local Libraries(0)

September 2, 2015

The Avon Maitland District School Board, along with Huron County Library, Perth East Public Library, North Perth Public Library, St. Marys Public Library, Stratford Public Library and West Perth Public Library aim to put a… Continue Reading Students Getting K.I.T. Card at Local Libraries

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Always Learning – The Ontario Principals Qualification Program

Summer is marching on and many families are enjoying their vacations all while some staff were hard at work preparing for the next school year. One of the ways our staff gears up for a… Continue Reading Always Learning – The Ontario Principals Qualification Program

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Board Recognizes Excellence and Commitment

When the current Avon Maitland Strategic Plan was launched in 2012 it identified the Board’s mission; To Engage, Inspire, Innovate …Always Learning. The four year plan also recognized established philosophies from prior years that the… Continue Reading Board Recognizes Excellence and Commitment

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No Excuses, No Limits: Luca “Lazy Legs” Patuelli

Students and staff at Maitland River Elementary had a front row seat to a performance by Canadian b-boy and motivational speaker Luca “Lazy Legs” Patuelli. Luca grew up in Montreal and was born with Arthrogryposis,… Continue Reading No Excuses, No Limits: Luca “Lazy Legs” Patuelli

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First Contact: A Tribute to Missing Indigenous Women

Artist and Journalist Angela Sterritt visited GDCI to speak to students about her painting titled ‘First Contact’ The painting features a powerful and fierce aboriginal woman standing proud while helicopters hover in the distance. The… Continue Reading First Contact: A Tribute to Missing Indigenous Women

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Stratford Northwestern Colour Run 2k15

Stratford Northwestern Secondary School celebrates their first annual celebration of individuality, health, and happiness, and what better way to do it than with a colour run! The student council, with the support of other clubs… Continue Reading Stratford Northwestern Colour Run 2k15

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Excellence in Education Awards 2015

District 8 – OSSTF and the Avon Maitland District School Board hosted the 17th annual celebration of the Excellence in Public Education Awards earlier this month recognizing the efforts of the people who make our… Continue Reading Excellence in Education Awards 2015

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Stressful Sally: 10 Ways to Reduce Stress

Stressful Sally: 10 Ways to Reduce Stress is a book written and illustrated by Howick Elementary students Emily de Jong and Madelyn Yungblut. The book was part of a health studies assignment where students had… Continue Reading Stressful Sally: 10 Ways to Reduce Stress

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Health and Wellness Day at LDSS

Listowel District Secondary School hosted an exciting day of guest speakers and workshops that promote mental health and wellness. This was a school wide initiative that took place over the course of the day. The… Continue Reading Health and Wellness Day at LDSS

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Northwoods Elementary Simulates a Japanese Internment Camp

Students of Northwoods Elementary School participated in a surprise simulation of a Japanese internment camp in Canada as part of a Social studies inquiry unit. This was planned as an authentic learning experience for the… Continue Reading Northwoods Elementary Simulates a Japanese Internment Camp