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Everybody Deserves a Smile (EDAS) campaign officially underway

EDAS is in its 15th year, and the 2018 campaign is now underway. Led by École Puntledge Park students and staff, 15 other Comox Valley schools have joined and will start filling more than 1,100 homemade care packages for the homeless and needy for Christmas. Donations can be drop off at designated locations until December 10th.

We thank the many individuals in our school and throughout the community who devote their time and energy to our EDAS campaign. We are also grateful to the district Board of Education and the Senior Leadership Team for the encouragement, participation, and contribution that has helped with the project success year after year.
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Valley students smash pumpkins for a strong cause

Secondary students at G.P. Vanier are raising awareness on a little-known organization in the Comox Valley that has been steadily growing in notoriety over the past three years.
The organization is known as Jack Dot Org (www.jack.org), and this week students participated in the Smash the Stigma event that involved the annihilation of several pumpkins.Jack.org is now in its third year at Vanier, and school counsellor Heather Riedle has been overseeing her young leaders apply the principles of the program to heighten awareness.
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Qualicum and Comox Valley school districts bids farewell to visionary leader with passion for outdoor education

After 30 years as the Manager and Executive Director of the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre, Gordon Campbell is retiring. Under his leadership, vision and passion, a simple camp for tent usage only transformed into a vibrant multi-purpose education centre equipped for team-building, leadership training and recreational use for school students, community partners and adults. Today, more than 60,000 campers have enjoyed this unique site for recreational and educational purposes.
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Tech Grants are having a positive impact on Valley Students

In a recent community publication called The Exchange, produced and distributed by Best Buy, Courtenay Elementary school is featured for being one of the company's 2017 tech grant recipients. The grant is to help equip classrooms across Canada with technology to enhance learning and to inspire students in STEAM activities.
Find out how they used their grant and its impact on a Grade4/5 class.
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Meeting Students Where They're At, The Arden Way

This month's Education Committee meeting was dedicated to celebrating four years of public education success in the Comox Valley. Trustees reflected on the many innovative, inquisitive and inclusive ways in which education is designed and delivered Iin our schools to help students achieve their very best. We shine the spotlight on one of those incredible success stories happening at Arden Elementary.
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Canadian Football League's prize cup lands in the hands of Comox Valley students

Not every school-age child has the chance to see the CFL Grey Cup up close let alone hold it, touch it and have their picture taken with it. For students at Airport Elementary School having CFL Hall of Fame​ pay a visit with the Grey Cup was more than extraordinary. It was a chance of a lifetime that gives them full bragging rights, as no other school in the district had the opportunity.
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Salish Sea Science Program for Youth on Hornby Island

Ocean Wise offers district youth a leadership retreat at the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre. Participants grades 10 - 12 will learn about the seven ocean literacy principles, the history of the area and traditional knowledge through outdoor activities. The retreat is free and runs from 19 to 21 October 2018.
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Declaration of Candidates 2018

Following the submission for nomination Friday, Civic Info BC officially posted the results of all candidates registered in upcoming BC local government elections. Find out who is running for Board of Education trustee.
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