Monthly Archives: June 2015

Balanced Literacy Means Success for Chinook Students

Photo-1-shared-read500 In 2006, the Chinook School Division made students’ reading success a priority. Twenty teachers and administrators formed a literacy committee who researched reading success best practices locally, nationally and internationally. The plan developed by the committee is called Balanced...
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Saskatoon’s Newest Schools Officially Open

Outside-first-day-of-school500 One of Saskatoon’s fastest growing neighbourhoods has welcomed the city’s two newest schools. Holy Family Catholic School and Willowgrove Public School officially opened their doors on March 6, 2015, in the northeast neighbourhood of Willowgrove. Both of the...
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Helping High School Students Stay in School

The-meeting-of-3-communities-through-literacy500 In 2013-14, the Good Spirit School Division developed a partnership with the Yorkton Tribal Council through the Invitational Shared Services Initiative (ISSI), to respond to concerns raised about the graduation and drop-out rates of students...
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Blogging Buddies – Student Collaboration

Photo-2014-12-10-1-49-33-PM500 Campbell Collegiate’s Kristin Coleman’s Grade 11s have teamed up with Danielle Maley’s Grades 1/2 class from W.S. Hawrylak School to become “blogging buddies.” For over a month, one Grade 11 English class worked on commenting on the Grades 1/2...
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