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Lessons in democracy

Published on May 17, 2017

Ji Hoon You and Christina Zhang, both in their first year of Grade 6 Late French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson elementary, are very enthusiastic about their most recent learning experience with the BC Election.

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site unseen: Mural of Merging Voices

Published on May 16, 2017

Students in Jackie Wong’s WVSS Art West45 program have been working together with students in the Gitga’at nation to create a mural and educational opportunity, thanks to a grant received from the West Vancouver Community Foundation and Canada 150.

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Busy, happy, joyful work

Published on March 2, 2017


Susie Chubb, administrative assistant at École Pauline-Johnson, is the kind of person that all employers think of when they write a job posting with the words ‘must thrive in a fast-paced environment’.

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Major community youth art project gets green light for grant

Published on February 27, 2017

Students in West Vancouver and the Gitga’at Nation in Northern BC will be working together on a large art mural and exhibition in 2017 to deepen understanding of their unique cultures and lands, courtesy of a grant for nearly $50,000 from the Government of Canada and a further $10,000 from the West Vancouver Community Foundation.

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Aiming High

Published on February 22, 2017

Knowing exactly what you want to achieve is great at any age, but for Isabelle Zhu, currently in Grade 6 at Ecole Cedardale, her dream, drive and discipline blossomed at an early age,

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Winter Weather

Published on February 9, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 5:51 am
All schools in West Vancouver are open today. As before, please drive carefully, as there are some slippery areas on the roads.
Bowen families should check side streets carefully,

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Communicating student learning is a community effort

Published on January 24, 2017

In this column, it is usual to hear from me directly on aspects of student learning and education, and from our Board Chair, Carolyn Broady, on issues around governance within West Vancouver Schools.

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Support for classrooms

Published on January 24, 2017

On many occasions, I have commended our exceptional staff on the role they play making this district such a special place to learn and work. It is their daily contribution,

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Longshot: The Brian Upson Story

Published on January 10, 2017

Film students at Rockridge Secondary have been working on a documentary about Brian Upson and the legendary BC provincials basketball game between Argyle and WVSS that took place in 1982.

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Retired West Vancouver teacher donates estate to West Vancouver Community Foundation

Published on December 16, 2016

In the fall of 2016, the West Vancouver Community Foundation received a significant donation from the estate of Mary Margaret Sheridan, who passed away on February 1, 2014.
Mary Sheridan taught at Sentinel,

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