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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

In the Midst of Change!

Six months of hard work to transform the library to a Learning Commons is finally taking shape! Students and staff of Clayburn Middle are excited about the new “form and function” of our Learning C

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Moving from Topics to Concepts

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I visited Alexander Elementary recently, and was impressed to see learning targets on the board in every classroom I visited. It was obviously a collective attempt on the part of the staff to be cl

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

If Not Us, Then Who?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I had the pleasure of attending our Orange Shirt Day ceremony last week at Mill Lake.

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

What, No Homework?!

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I am going to state right of the bat, that some of the positions I take below may not sit well with everyone. Homework seems to be one of those things about which everyone has an opinion, in part b

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Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

A Child’s Best Hope

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I would like to welcome everyone back from what I hope was a relaxing summer with family and friends.

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Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year

By Linda Pollastretti

August 1, 2017

Hello Parents and Students of Clayburn Middle School,

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Thank You For Your Leadership

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As we wind the school year down, I would like to close with some reflections on 2016/17. This year will go down as one of my more memorable for a number of reasons.

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The Joy & Promise of Convocation

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As you know, it is convocation season all around our district and province. We have eight different schools that host this very special rite of passage, and this year we will have over 1200 student

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The Many Faces of Parent Engagement

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I have been thinking about our parent engagement (one of our district goals), and how important it is to the work we do, particularly in the face of our revised curriculum. If you are a parent your

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Collab Time as Powerful PD

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

While I am generally reluctant to draw conclusions about Canadian educational practice from research conducted south of the border, I thought the below data from a survey of American teachers was q

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