May 5, 2021 -- At the meeting of the Regina Board of Education on May 4, 2021, current trustees thanked former long-serving trustee and chairperson, Katherine Gagne. Gagne was first elected as trustee in 2009 and had served as Regina Board of Education Chair until 2020.
Current Board Chairperson Adam Hicks presented Gagne with a plaque.
Trustees spoke about Gagne's dedication to public education and highlighted her presiding during a time of school division growth and the opening of new schools.
terry.lazarou Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:05
MAY 7, 2021 -- Over the past few months, Regina Public Schools staff have been anticipating the end of the school year and graduation ceremonies for our Grade 12 students.
We are very pleased to be in a position to share that we have worked on a partnership with Regina Exhibition Association Limited and have some tentative options in place to allow each of our Grade 12 graduates, and a limited number of guests, to participate in a graduation ceremony.
It is our hope that each high school will celebrate their Grade 12 graduation at Mosaic Stadium.
Unfortunately, the current Government guidelines posted on April 28,2021, limit outdoor graduations to a maximum of 30 guests.cathy.wall Wed, 05/05/2021 - 11:17
MAY 5, 2021 -- The use of words to express ourselves helps in regulating our emotions and experiences. This is what we often teach children in our classrooms and in our homes!
Take time to put your feelings into words. Your mental health is worth it! Please CLICK HERE for an article provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association that outlines seven practical steps.cathy.wall Wed, 05/05/2021 - 08:25
MAY 4, 2021 -- The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, in partnership with SaskTel, is once again offering the "Never Give Up" program. This year's program will be for Grades 4 to 8 students and will be virtual via Zoom. The focus will be on the subject of identity and will showcase how sport contributes to the identity of self and others. It will also highlight Saskatchewan athletes who have made significant contributions to self and society.
Presenters will include world-class runner and Regina Public Schools Trustee Ted Jaleta and Paralympians Lisa Franks and Colette Bourgonje. Presentations will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. from May 18th to June 24th.cathy.wall Tue, 05/04/2021 - 14:10
MAY 3, 2021 -- The two Grades 7/8 classes at Wilfred Hunt School recently participated in a Métis floral beadwork painting assignment.
All of Hunt’s classes are currently creating wonderful Indigenous-themed/inspired artwork that will be displayed throughout the school to demonstrate their gained knowledge of and appreciation for the culture of Indigenous peoples.
May 3, 2021 -- The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has set May 3-9, 2021 for Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is “Name it; don’t numb it.” The idea is to understand emotions by naming, expressing and dealing with how we truly feel, as it is this process that will help in supporting our mental health.
For great articles, resources and practical information, please check out the following link: https://mentalhealthweek.ca/info-articles/
The Ministry of Education has forwarded the links below for access to virtual and in-class activities, lessons and resources for teachers and parents/guardians to help promote good mental health in students.
APRIL 30, 2021 -- Who says that you can’t see the world these days?
Colleen Morris’ Grade 5 class at Judge Bryant School took a wonderful trip to Romania right in the middle of remote learning, as they participated in the Embracing Differences program. The sessions, which were sponsored by the Regina Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) and governments of Regina, Saskatchewan and Canada, were held via Zoom this year.
The Grade 5 classroom took part in a session called “Romanian Martisor,” which was hosted by Monica Cliveti, who is from Romania. The students learned about Romanian geography, history and culture.
APRIL 29, 2021 -- Regina Public Schools, in partnership with Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S), offers a Michif language program at McDermid Community School for Pre-Kindergarten (morning) and Kindergarten (afternoon) students.
This program, now in its second year, connects children with Métis culture and language in a half-day Michif early language program.
For more information or to register, please visit https://www.reginapublicschools.ca/michif_pilot_project or email email@example.com Thu, 04/29/2021 - 14:49
APRIL 29, 2021 -- Rashid Heydar-Zada, a Grade 4 student at Harbour Landing School, participated in a virtual financial literacy competition and part of the Talk With Our Kids About Money program. This competition was open to Canadian students in Grades 4 to 8, and they have been working on their projects for several months.
Rashid was one of three Saskatchewan students chosen to go to the semi-finals and was the only Saskatchewan student to be selected to go to the finals where he competed against six other students from across Canada.
APRIL 28, 2021 -- Sunshine, fresh air, signs of green! When the sun shines, put on sunscreen and soak up some vitamin D. When it rains, enjoy the refreshment.
Let's get outdoors to walk, bike, work in the garden, and play. It's a welcome opportunity to unplug, recharge and calm our minds.cathy.wall Wed, 04/28/2021 - 07:39
APRIL 26, 2021 -- Balfour Collegiate is proud to announce that Tyler McClellan has been selected as Simon Fraser University’s Schulich Leader Scholar in Mathematics. This means that Tyler will receive an $80,000 scholarship to cover his costs while studying at Simon Fraser. "I am very honoured to be picked to receive this scholarship. By acquiring this, I can now continue my studies without having to stress about financial issues that would hold me back. This allows me to make my dreams a reality.” (Tyler McClellan)
Balfour nominated Tyler for this award because of his amazing academic average, his love of mathematics, his exemplary character, his involvement in Balfour SRC and theatre, and his quiet and powerful leadership in the school community.cathy.wall Mon, 04/26/2021 - 09:17
APRIL 21, 2021 -- Kindness. We can all likely think of things each day that we say or do that are acts of kindness, but why does kindness matter to our mental health and well-being?
Kindness is linked with compassion and is considered to be an antidote for isolation, which is so important at this time. It boosts our mood, strengthens our relationships, buffers negative aspects of stress, and reinforces that there is good in us! Even reflecting on times when we have shown kindness makes us feel better!
Look for ways to facilitate kindness in your workplace, community, home and social media. And be kind to yourself!cathy.wall Wed, 04/21/2021 - 09:25
APRIL 15, 2021 -- UPDATED -- Campbell Business Club is hosting a virtual panel on Thursday, April 15th at 1:00 p.m. called “Change Makers in Tech & Leadership."
This panel will be a discussion on the Saskatchewan and Canadian tech scene and the importance of leadership in entrepreneurship. This free event will be open to teachers, students and our community!
Panelists include Swish Goswami (CEO and Co-founder of Trufan), Kristy Ehman (CEO and founder of Hyon Software) and Jordan Boesch (CEO and founder of 7shifts).
APRIL 14, 2021 -- Brief daily mindfulness practice helps to improve sleep, reduce anxiety and has other physical health benefits, but did you know that there are also a number of benefits of mindfulness in the workplace?
Please CLICK HERE to learn more from emerging research in this area:
MARCH 31, 2021 -- The Grade 8 eSchool team offers an additional course titled Electives & Enrichment through Google Meets. Topics include game design, coding, physical movement activities, visual arts and drama and are guided by student requests.
On Wednesday, February 24th, several students participated in a Pink Shirt Day, painting and illustrating that kindness is among us!
MARCH 26, 2021 -- Students at Ethel Milliken School are getting to see a different side of some staff members…a side they are finding difficult to recognize. Twelve staff members donned full costumes to sing and dance along to popular songs, similar to the style of the hit show, “The Masked Singer.”
MARCH 25, 2021 -- The Outdoor Education Department supported classroom learning with a series of outdoor winter activities throughout February and early March. Wayne Tranberg and Lori Milligan engaged 58 classes in half-day outdoor learning during those two months. Activities were done in playgrounds and/or parks near the schools. These programs required pre-teaching in the classroom prior to the date of the outdoor activities.
They offered the following five programs for students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
Inuit Culture and Gamescathy.wall Thu, 03/25/2021 - 09:00