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It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

Posted by abloxam September - 2 - 2014 1 Comment

Guest Author – Audrey Bloxham, Director of Student Transportation – It takes a village to raise a child – and it also takes many caring people to teach our students to ride on a school bus. Riding a school bus requires that students are punctual, reasonably quiet, polite, and able to sit in a cramped space without pushing or shoving. Students also must remember to use appropriate language, and to  [ Read More ]

A Sad Good Bye and A New Beginning!

Posted by admin June - 9 - 2014 0 Comment

Guest Author, Ella and Daisy, Grade 4, Ralph McCall – Ella and I are extremely excited for C.W. Perry! Next year there’ll be so much to see and do. It’ll be a lot of fun and we’ll get to see new things and do new activities, like getting to know all the new students from other schools. Hard times will come to students too. For example, leaving Ralph McCall School  [ Read More ]

Two Green Thumbs Up For GreenStart

Posted by admin June - 3 - 2014 1 Comment

Guest Author – Myrna-Lea Johnson, GreenStart Coordinator – The GreenStart program was adopted by the Rocky View Schools almost a decade ago. It has proven to be a popular program with students, teachers, and parents alike. The mobile greenhouse visits grade 4 students and provides a unique, tactile learning environment. It’s like a little fieldtrip without even leaving the school grounds. Topics we discuss while planting include many elements, which  [ Read More ]

The Journey of a First Year Teacher

Posted by admin May - 23 - 2014 1 Comment

Guest Author – Kim Fraser, Nose Creek Teacher – I am a first year teacher who is privileged enough to work at Nose Creek Elementary School for the 2013/2014 school year. I was very excited at this prospect as I had completed my final practicum in University at this school and knew some of the staff, some of the kids, and some about the school.  I spent the summer getting  [ Read More ]

Rocky is Breaking South!

Posted by admin May - 20 - 2014 2 Comments

Guest Author: Rocky Raccoon, RVS Mascot – That’s right, Rocky Raccoon is heading to the U.S.A. on a two-fold mission –  to help raise funds for childhood disease AND help break the Guinness Book of Records for the most mascots at one event. “Mascots for a Cure” will be held in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday June 7, 6:30 am, at the Moda Centre – home of the Portland Trail Blazers  [ Read More ]

Staying Connected in a Disconnected World!

Posted by admin May - 13 - 2014 0 Comment

Guest Author: Angela Bergshoeff, RVS Digital Content Manager – Staying connected in our disconnected world… What does staying connected mean in today’s fast paced world? What type of interactions make us feel connected? Who are the people that are important to us to connect with?  What is the best way for us to maintain and foster these important connections? These questions are some of the driving forces behind Social Media and  [ Read More ]

Not Myself Today!

Posted by admin May - 6 - 2014 2 Comments

Guest Author: JoAnne White, Occupational Health Nurse – Did you know that May 5 – 12 is Mental Health Week? Is this a topic you have heard discussed a lot in the past few years? Do you know why? Canada has seen a significant rise in the past 10 years of mental health issues affecting the lives of Canadians. Workplaces are significantly affected by decreased productivity and lost time. Canada is  [ Read More ]

Mount Assiniboine Expedition

Posted by admin April - 16 - 2014 0 Comment

Guest Blog: BVHS Student – The Mount Assiniboine ski expedition marked the end of an era for the intrepid explorers of the Bow Valley Grade 12 Outdoor Leadership class. This five day expedition to the slopes of Mount Assiniboine and back was the culmination of four years of hard work, and the ideal way to wrap up our time in the Outdoor Leadership program. During our trip we enjoyed ideaThe  [ Read More ]

Taking Learning to New Heights!

Posted by admin April - 15 - 2014 0 Comment

Guest Blog: Tara Sly, RVS Teacher – The BVHS Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 30 backcountry ski tour to Mount Assiniboine from Mar. 27 to Apr. 1, 2014, was a tremendous success! It is the last ODL field trip these grade 12 students will take in their high school years, and it was amazing! The group enjoyed 40 centimetres of fresh snow on top of the 220 centimetres, as they set out to  [ Read More ]

Guest Blog – GMHS Student Erin Stadnyk, Chair of Communications, Ride of the Mustang – The phrase “kids these days” is a complaint that frequents conversations around the world. But what do people really know of the children they criticize? No one knows what the future generation will accomplish; however, it appears that most people do not have a lot of faith in the generation of tomorrow. However, the children  [ Read More ]