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Building Bridges to the Community

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Building Bridges to the Community

JUNE 8, 2023 — Thank you to all of the students and families who came out to Regina Public Schools’ second Community Transition Fair at Campus Regina Public on April 5, 2023! Students and teachers from the Vocational Alternative Programs (VAP), Functional Integrated Alternative Program (FIAP) and Developmental Centre (DC) classrooms participated in a self-guided tour of various community partner exhibits.

rpscommunications Thu, 06/08/2023 - 09:26
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2023 SK Regional Braille Challenge

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2023 SK Regional Braille Challenge

JUNE 7, 2023 — On March 2, 2023, the Program for Students with Visual Impairments (PSVI) at Arcola Community School hosted the inaugural Regional Braille Challenge for Saskatchewan. Pamela Tarr, Qualified Teacher of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (QTVI), did an amazing job of researching, promoting and organizing this event.

Students from Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools and Arcola Community School were thrilled to participate in the preliminary challenge of the international competition hosted by The Braille Institute of America, Inc. (Los Angeles, California). Students participated in a variety of timed skills challenges, including reading comprehension, spelling, speed and accuracy, proofreading, and charts and graphs.

rpscommunications Wed, 06/07/2023 - 14:17
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Ethel Milliken Students Reflect about RIIS

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Ethel Milliken Students Reflect about RIIS

JUNE 7, 2023 — Last month, the Grades 3 and 4/5 classes at Ethel Milliken School learned from Mr. Bill Wall about the Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS) and the cemetery off Pinkie Road.

Bill, together with the classroom teachers, provided extensive history and insight into the significance of the cemetery and the children who are buried there during his classroom visit as well as the visit to the cemetery. The students spent time quietly walking the perimeter, reflecting on the stories told about the Regina Indian Industrial School. The students left apple slices as a gift to the children as they paid their respects at the graves.

rpscommunications Wed, 06/07/2023 - 13:10
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Youth Anti-Racism Symposium

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Youth Anti-Racism Symposium

JUNE 6, 2023 — On Tuesday, May 9th, École Wilfrid Walker School held their first youth anti-racism symposium for students in Grades 5 to 8. The symposium was planned as a result of the Tell Them From Me survey that students completed at the beginning of the school year, as well as general student feedback to teachers and administration that indicated they wanted more education about racism.

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Pride 2023

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Pride 2023

MAY 31, 2023 — Throughout Saskatchewan, June is known as Gender and Sexual Diversity Pride Month! It is a time when the world’s 2SLGBTQIAP+ communities and allies come together to celebrate acceptance, human rights and diversity.

In Regina Public Schools, it is important that we demonstrate our Shared Values that include belonging and respect. As a school division, we are committed to ensuring that 2SLGBTQIAP+ staff, students, families and allies feel included, protected and respected. It is important to affirm and celebrate all identities and treat everyone with dignity.

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Third Annual RPS GSA Summit a Huge Success!

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Third Annual RPS GSA Summit a Huge Success!

MAY 30, 2023—On May 13th, École Connaught Community School hosted the third annual Regina Public Schools GSA Summit for students in Grades 5 to 8. The GSA Summit was a day designed by GSA students for other students across the Regina Public School Division. Its purpose was to have fun, make new friends and be themselves. The event also encouraged participants to celebrate identity of self and identity of others.

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Thom Cheer Team Reaches Dizzying Heights

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Thom Cheer Team Reaches Dizzying Heights

MAY 8, 2023 — In describing the evolution of the Thom Cheer Team, nothing short of stratospheric could apply!

The fledgling group was the brainchild of teacher Melanie Vollman, who started the team at Thom Collegiate in 2009 with a mere 10 untrained athletes. Navigating the arena of competition was a very difficult process and their first event in Moose Jaw did not produce noteworthy results. It did, however, provide an invaluable lesson about preparation and reaching the required skill level before stepping on a stage. This lesson led to a two-year hiatus from competition.

rpscommunications Mon, 05/08/2023 - 09:14
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Campbell Muslim Student Association

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Campbell Muslim Student Association

MAY 4, 2023 — Campbell Collegiate’s Muslim Student Association (MSA) is active all year and has organized events such as fundraisers, potlucks, speakers and other community-building initiatives.

During Ramadan, this group was really busy. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to the MSA Speaker Series, where different members of the community come in to speak about a variety of topics, including volunteerism, community, time management and so much more. This speaker series has been well attended, often with around 100 students in attendance and are open to all Campbell students.

rpscommunications Thu, 05/04/2023 - 15:26
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McDermid Hosts Michif Celebration

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McDermid Hosts Michif Celebration

MAY 1, 2023 — On March 30th, the students and staff at McDermid Community School participated in Festivaal aen Michif. This whole school event (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8) was intended to celebrate Métis culture and to participate in Michif language revitalization. The day was coordinated with an eye towards relationship building (wâhkôtowin).

rpscommunications Mon, 05/01/2023 - 13:51
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Scott Police Academy Highlights

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Scott Police Academy Highlights

APRIL 20, 2023—Employees from Regina Public Schools and Regina City Police were presented a Teamwork Award at the Regina City Police Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, March 1st. Individuals were recognized for their collaboration in the development of the Scott Police Academy at Scott Collegiate. Individuals from Regina Public Schools included Rick Steciuk, Mike Tomchuk, Nancy King and Jodie Sonntag. Members from Regina City Police included Wendy Stone, Trevor Weir and Dean Yadlowski.

Witness Blanket Exhibit

rpscommunications Thu, 04/20/2023 - 10:45
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Indigenous Conference Inspires Scott Student

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Indigenous Conference Inspires Scott Student

APRIL 20, 2023— At the end of day on Monday, March 6, 2023, Scott Collegiate Food Tourism and Hospitality Pathway student Phoenix Isnana, alum Olivia Isnana and teacher Kelley Christopherson made the journey to Winnipeg, Manitoba to attend the 2023 International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) on Treaty 1 Territory. The following is written by Phoenix about her experience.

“At this conference, I was given the opportunity to indulge my craving for learning by cooking alongside 11 Indigenous chefs from all across North America. We were cooking food for the opening reception— Taste of Turtle Island—which showcased the food from each chef’s culture and background.”

rpscommunications Thu, 04/20/2023 - 10:28
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Regina Fire & Protective Services Career Information Sessions

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Regina Fire & Protective Services Career Information Sessions

APRIL 17, 2023 — Regina Fire & Protective Services (RFPS) will be hosting career information sessions on Thursday, May 25th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for women. These sessions will provide an in-depth look at both the benefits of a career in the fire service and the requirements to achieve the position of firefighter.

These sessions are designed for participants to interact with women working within the industry who can provide firsthand knowledge of what it takes to be a firefighter with RFPS. The presentations will focus on various components of fire services work, including a day in the life, roles and responsibilities, job requirements and demonstrations of job-specific tasks.

rpscommunications Mon, 04/17/2023 - 10:44
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Ethel Milliken Holi Celebration

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Ethel Milliken Holi Celebration

APRIL 17, 2023 — Holi is a popular celebration amongst the students at Ethel Milliken School. Because staff happily welcome many newcomers and families who celebrate Holi, they felt it was important to share this amazing tradition as a school.

The entire population at Milliken participated in the Colour Festival, which is part of the popular Hindu Festival. The Hindu festival celebrates spring, love and welcoming a new life. This festival is very colourful, providing an environment to let loose by singing, dancing and throwing colour powder paint and coloured water.

rpscommunications Mon, 04/17/2023 - 09:19
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Battle of the Books

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Battle of the Books

APRIL 17, 2023 — Battle of the Books is a friendly competition in which students compete against each other using their understanding of 10 selected books. The goal is to read all 10 books among the team members; however, each individual is not required to read the total. How many books each member reads will depend upon the member's reading speed, reading level and interest in the books. Teams will perform better if each book has been read by at least two team members. The reading begins in the fall and continues until the competition. The teams meet regularly to practise.

rpscommunications Mon, 04/17/2023 - 08:30
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Donation from Elsie Mironuck

2 months ago
Donation from Elsie Mironuck

APRIL 4, 2023 -- On Friday, March 3rd, École Elsie Mironuck Community School had a Loonie Canteen for a Cause.

As a result, they raised $500 and their SRC made a trip to the Regina Humane Society on March 17th to present a cheque and visit with the animals. 

rpscommunications Tue, 04/04/2023 - 10:53
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Learning Michif and Cree

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Learning Michif and Cree

APRIL 4, 2023 -- Cassandra Rieger’s Grade 4 students at George Lee School have had the good fortune of spending a significant amount of time this school year with Elder Lewis. She accompanied them to Treaty 4 Days and has taught them many words in Cree and Michif. Cassandra and her students always look forward to spending time with Elder Lewis and learning from her.

Recently, Elder Lewis created a Bingo-style game where the students used their previously learned words in Cree and Michif and learned some new words and numbers to 10 as well. They had an amazing time!

Thank you so much to Elder Lewis for her dedication and time spent in sharing her vast knowledge and beautiful culture and language!

rpscommunications Tue, 04/04/2023 - 09:24
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Ramadan

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Ramadan

MARCH 21, 2023 -- A number of staff, students and their families in Regina Public Schools celebrate Ramadan every year during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. This year, Ramadan will start on March 22nd or 23rd and will conclude on April 20th or 21st with a three-day Eid celebration, a Muslim holiday.

 

cathy.wall Tue, 03/21/2023 - 14:11
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A Blanket is More Than a Blanket

2 months 3 weeks ago
A Blanket is More Than a Blanket

MARCH 16, 2023 -- A blanket is defined as “a large piece of woolen or similar material used as a bed covering or other covering for warmth” (Oxford University Press). However, the simple commodity known as a blanket has different significances depending on the cultural or ethnic background.

Indigenous cultures across North America made and used blankets in different ways depending on their ecological surroundings. Some blankets were made of various plant fibres found in their environments, while others were made of animal skins from hunting, and some were made of a combination of both plant and animals. Indigenous blankets also had their own evolution of development as settlers and traders moved westward and the country was expanded for the Canadian Government.

rpscommunications Thu, 03/16/2023 - 08:03
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