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Disc Golf comes to West Courtenay School

The forest adjacent Lake Trail Community Middle School has transformed into a play space for students and the community to benefit from a year-round outdoor recreation. The school partnered with Comox Valley Disc Golf Club (CVDGC) to install a 12-hole disc golf course.
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Indigenous Student Completion Rates Continue to Trend Higher than Province

On June 18, the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia released a progress audit on the Ministry of Education’s changes since the office’s 2015 report on the education of Indigenous students in the B.C. public school system. The report shows that Indigenous students in the Comox Valley are graduating at a rate higher than the provincial average.
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Lake Trail Middle Earns Recognition as a Model School for Inclusiveness

Lake Trail Middle School was recently selected to be one of six schools in British Columbia to pilot a new project to develop and model inclusive practices.
The pilot project is a SET-BC Inclusive Schools Initiative developed to support schools who are seeking to pursue the development of skills and strategies to be as inclusive as possible for all learners.
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A Valley Educator Teaches her Students to Honour Indigenous Language and Culture through Art

Indigenous students from Puntledge Park Elementary have transformed the First Nation’s words of a recently commissioned song for Comox Valley Schools into a colourful picture book. A song that celebrates the Kwakʼwala culture, and speaks of the unique landscape of mountains, ocean, and rivers of our region can now be enjoyed in a children's book of beautiful illustrations.
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Field Trip commuting made easier thanks to a new partnership

A new partnership program with Comox Valley Regional District is now in place, making it much simpler and more environmentally friendly to commute on field trips. The School Group Transit Pass Program provides educators a solution to take their students out into the community or the purpose of traveling to and from field trips and experience the local transit system, all at a reduced rate.
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Valley Teacher Receives Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in STEM Education

Kara Dawson, Information Technology Support Teacher, has been awarded a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM, Certificate of Achievement.
The award is to honour outstanding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers at the elementary or secondary school level who keep students engaged in STEM learning and help develop the culture of innovation now and into the future.
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Raising Digitally Responsible Students, An Education for All

Comox Valley Schools invites all parents, staff and families to a presentation on social media and media literacy education June 18th. Jesse Miller, keynote speaker and B.C. consultant within education public safety, will present on the critical subject of youth responsibility online. The presentation is for all school communities throughout the district.
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Valley Teams excel at Destination Imagination

Eleven teams representing six Comox Valley schools competed in the annual Provincial Destination Imagination (DI) Tournament 6 April in Vancouver.
Two G.P. Vanier teams took home provincial champion titles, including DInamic for the Engineering Challenge at the secondary level and Miracle Worms in the Improvisation Challenge, secondary level.
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Secondary School Salad Bar Program Successfully Launched

As food literacy grows in the district, so do Salad Bar programs. It began with Huband Park Elementary and Lake Trail Middle School, each running their own unique program. Soon, schools began to collaborate and share experiences to expand salad bar operations into other schools. Find out how they did it and who was involved in making it happen.
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