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Old batteries saving lives: how middle school students are making a difference
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Mar 9, 2020
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Jun 13, 2019
New accessible playground unveiled at Quadra Elementary- Jeff Bell Times Colonist
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SD 61 Elementary and Middle School Students Participate in the MDI

The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is a self-report questionnaire completed by children in Grade 4 and Grade 6 in our district. It asks them how they think and feel about their experiences both inside and outside of school. Both the Grade 4 questionnaire and the Grade 6 questionnaire include questions related… Read more

Preparing for Back to School

September 2021 ~The transition back to school will be a big change as schools move to larger cohorts and more routine, in addition to once again facing a September of uncertainty. For these reasons some students might be apprehensive or worried about returning to school. The focus of this Snapshot… Read more

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January Snapshots are on Kindness & Happiness

According to a survey of youth what contributes the most to adolescent happiness?
a) connection
b) exercise
c) adequate sleep

Answer: Middle Happiness https://t.co/n1p9s8JGZ7
Secondary Kindness https://t.co/bQtYjx2ze8
#sd61learn https://t.co/0ZxbDEgevX
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January Early Learning & Elementary Snapshot is on Kindness https://t.co/WZV2ZCFEmb

Top 5 Most Popular Snapshots of 2020! https://t.co/OfI5PloQ8l
#sd61learn #kindness https://t.co/qGGvzR2Abr
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November Snapshots - Social Emotional Learning at Home!
Elementary https://t.co/IqOLdhAxZL
Middle https://t.co/ordNibKiP2
Secondary https://t.co/lirIhmQ8Sz https://t.co/ahxamxMZJv
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Healthy Schools

Welcome to Healthy Schools

Picture12 An inseparable relationship exists between a student’s wellbeing and their learning and development. Wellbeing includes physical, mental, social and emotional aspects and is an important learning need for all students. If compromised, it can negatively interfere with learning, academic and lifelong success.
-Dr. Rose Azuike

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