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We anticipate starting a cohort in September 2015 and will be holding an information session on Thursday, March 26th 2015.
The Elementary Art Exhibit is underway and artwork is on display at the Lunenburg Art Gallery now and during March Break. Viewing hours are from Tuesday to Saturday from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. The Lunenburg Art Gallery is located at 79 - 81 Pelham Street at Duke (Duke St entrance).
The High School Art Exhibit is being displayed at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC) located at 135 North Park Street.
Stay tuned for pictures from the Bridgewater Elementary Art Exhibit at the Desbrisay Museum (opening on Thursday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m.).
Thank you to all of the organizers for these events, and most especially to the students who agreed to loan their pieces out to be displayed at these venues. It is much appreciated!
The Primary students at CDES would like to thank Constable Francis for teaching them how to use 911 in an emergency.
Provincial Education Week - Schools as Communities: “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”
Cameron Strong, teacher at North Queens Community School; and Sandra Himmelman, teacher at Hebbville Academy; are this year’s recipients of the Provincial Education Week Teacher Award for Queens and Lunenburg County respectively.
Cameron Strong has been an active leader and mentor at North Queens Community School. He is the Options and Opportunities (O2) teacher, as well as the Co-operative Education teacher. His personal mandate has been to help students become active participants within their community. Over the past number of years the projects that he and students have created include: community benches; community garden at the local Heritage House; and each fall Cameron and his students support our local exhibition by preparing the exhibition grounds doing such things as painting buildings, clearing debris and organizing booths. Cameron is also a leader in our school’s Behaviour Support Program and has taken the initiative to bring a water vending machine into the school for students and community use. He uses the operation of this vending machine as a learning opportunity for students, replenishing supplies and collecting monies.
Sandra Himmelman exemplifies “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”. She demonstrates an open heart by providing a safe place for students during recess and lunch, often providing those students with food and friendly conversation. She demonstrates an open mind by instilling in her students the ability to think of others in different cultures who don’t have the same opportunities. For example, she took her Social Justice Committee members to the “We Day 2015” Conference in Halifax. At the conference her committee members learned from motivational speakers and had the opportunity to share the experience with thousands of other students from all over the Maritimes. Sandra opens many doors for families in need. She and her Social Justice Committee members do so much by organizing fundraisers such as: hat and PJ days, Rafiki bracelet sales, coffee houses, bake sales, and the sale of coffee to school staff. Proceeds have helped aid our foster child, Yessica, in her education as well as purchase goats for needy families in Africa.
In April, these two recipients, along with other hardworking, dedicated teachers from other Nova Scotia School Boards, will be recognized at a formal awards ceremony in Dartmouth. Congratulations Cameron and Sandra! Thank you for being such great examples for your students, fellow teachers, and school communities. Your hard work is appreciated and has not gone unnoticed.