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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.

 

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A Blanket is More Than a Blanket

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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.

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MacNeill School Gives Back!

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MacNeill School Gives Back!

MARCH 3, 2023 -- This year, MacNeill School’s SRC started a community initiative called “Fill the Fridge.” Each month, one primary and one senior class are designated to bring nonperishable food donations for the community pantries in our city. At the end of each month, the SRC counts, organizes and boxes the donations and then student members, together with their parents, head off to the community pantries to drop off the food items.

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How to Make Others Happy

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How to Make Others Happy

MARCH 3, 2023 -- During February, Albert Community School Eagles were so kind to everyone! Kindergarten students were tasked with a project focusing on how to make others happy.

After talking with both a.m. and p.m. classes, students decided to make something altogether as a group. As a result, they requested that everyone at Albert draw and trace their hands and write messages of kindness on them.

Once the Kindergarten students received all of the hands from the whole school, they made a beautiful heart display to symbolize unity, kindness and positivity.

At Albert Community School, their hands might be small, but they have big hearts!

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RPS STEAM Academy - Apply Now

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RPS STEAM Academy - Apply Now

What is STEAM Education?

STEAM Education focuses on fostering creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration by integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)  into the curriculum. 

The Regina Public Schools STEAM Academy is a four-year high school program at F.W. Johnson Collegiate.  It is open to all Regina Public Schools students.

For more information and to apply, please click here to visit the STEAM website. Applications window closes on March 16, 2023.

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Campbell Business Club Highlights

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Campbell Business Club Highlights

JANUARY 31, 2023 -- Campbell Collegiate’s Business Club members strive to have fun and learn about business in a hands-on way using the motto “Create, Communicate and Collaborate.”

In October, the club joined McTavish’s breast cancer fundraiser. Members sold cotton candy and buttons.

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Balfour Arts Collective - Apply Now!

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Balfour Arts Collective - Apply Now!

JANUARY 22, 2023 -- Balfour Arts Collective is an innovative high school program for students who are passionate about the arts. Dancers, actors, and visual artists build their skills while earning credits towards their high school graduation.

Applications for the 2023-24 school year open on February 1, 2023 for students enrolling in Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. Apply online at http:www.balfourartscollective.com by March 3, 2023.

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Feast and Round Dance 2023

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Feast and Round Dance 2023

JANUARY 19, 2023 -- Regina Public Schools will host a feast and round dance on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Balfour Collegiate (1245 College Avenue). A pipe ceremony will be held at 5:00 p.m. with the feast and round dance to follow. Everyone is welcome!

To view the poster, please CLICK HERE.

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Student Citizenship Awards

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Student Citizenship Awards

JANUARY 18, 2023 -- Public Schools of Saskatchewan will be recognizing public school student groups or classes who support citizenship or character building within their schools or community by providing annual Student Citizenship Awards. Student groups or classes at elementary and high school will be recognized for their contributions. There will be three $1,000 awards for Grades 1 to 8 and three $1,000 awards for Grades 9 to 12.

Read details and find the application form here: Public-Section-Student-Citizenship-Awards-Information-and-Application-2023.pdf

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Jack MacKenzie Career Service Award Recipient

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Jack MacKenzie Career Service Award Recipient

JANUARY 17, 2023 -- Following the passing of Jack MacKenzie on August 22, 2018, the then SPEA Executive immediately passed a unanimous motion to rename SPEA’s Career Service Award to the Jack MacKenzie Career Service Award. With the merger of SPEA and SHEA in August of 2021, the new PHE Saskatchewan Executive immediately endorsed the continuation of this award in Jack’s honour. Jack was instrumental in modelling the physically holistic healthy lifestyle that this award truly epitomizes.

This award has been created in honour of outstanding contribution to Health and Physical Education in the province of Saskatchewan and its schools. The award winner is exclusively chosen by the PHE Saskatchewan Board of Directors and presented at its own discretion and time.

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RPS Employee Receives Jubilee Medal

2 months 1 week ago
RPS Employee Receives Jubilee Medal

JANUARY 17, 2023 -- Congratulations to Maxine McKenzie-Cox (Vice-Principal at École Massey School and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator for Regina Public Schools) for receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for volunteerism and community service in Saskatchewan! Maxine was nominated by Carol Lafayette-Boyd and was presented with her medal by the Honourable Tim McLeod at a ceremony at Government House on December 14th.

Maxine started volunteering in her teens and over the years has volunteered with cultural, community, educational, sport, charitable and church organizations at the local, provincial and national levels.

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Rochdale Invitational Tournament

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Rochdale Invitational Tournament

JANUARY 16, 2023 -- The annual Rochdale Invitational Tournament (RIT) will take place from February 2nd to 4th. This tournament is a cooperative effort between Winston Knoll Collegiate and Riffel High School. It is a joint project that promotes positive community spirit in Regina's northwest end.

Day passes are $5 and weekend passes are $10. Amazing prizes for fans, bean bag toss games and other activities will be included.

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Land-Based Learning at Centennial

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Land-Based Learning at Centennial

JANUARY 10, 2023 -- Another year of the land-based program at École Centennial Community School is well underway! Staff are happy to report that they have added another class this year so now have a Grade 4 and a Grade 6 Land-based Program. These last few months have been busy with buffalo teachings and Métis Month with Métis art projects and hide preparation.

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Campbell QSA Activities

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Campbell QSA Activities

JANUARY 5, 2023 -- Campbell Collegiate’s Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA) has had a very busy first half of the school year! In August, this amazing group of students came together to paint a rainbow crosswalk and rainbow sidewalk in front of Campbell Collegiate. The goal of this was to create a sense of belonging for people not only in the school but also in their greater community.

The next thing the QSA turned their attention to was a Halloween party to which they invited students from Sheldon-Williams Collegiate’s GSA to join them for karaoke, dancing and, of course, pizza! This was an incredibly well attended event with over 50 students showing up in amazing costumes. There was so much laughter and many great memories made as well as some amazing musical numbers.

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Trustees Participate in "ReconciliACTION"

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Trustees Participate in "ReconciliACTION"

JANUARY 4, 2023 -- The Regina Public School Board recently engaged in action towards reconciliation. On November 28th, six of the seven trustees gathered at Division Office to create their own ribbon shirt/skirt. Lacey Weekes was unable to attend; however, she was involved in an earlier event at École Centennial Community School.

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Connie Walker Visits Wascana Plains

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Connie Walker Visits Wascana Plains

JANUARY 3, 2023 -- On November 27th, the Grade 8 classes at École Wascana Plains School were honoured to have Connie Walker share her story and craft on podcasting. Connie Walker was welcomed to the school by her niece, who provided the Regina Public Schools land acknowledgement as well as a history of the work done by Connie Walker.

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New Collaborative Artwork at Winston Knoll

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New Collaborative Artwork at Winston Knoll

JANUARY 3, 2023 -- Winston Knoll Collegiate students participated in a collaborative art piece as part of their actions towards reconciliation.

Project of Heart art collaboration is an inquiry-based, hands-on artistic journey of seeking the truth about the history of Indigenous people in Canada. Krista Sherman, the Indigenous Advocate at Winston Knoll, spent time with all students teaching them the history and legacy of residential schools in Canada and commemorating the lives of the thousands of Indigenous children who died as a result of the experience, but also remembering the survivors. Students were encouraged to paint a symbol, image or word that represents reconciliation to them.

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Together We Can Student Group

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Together We Can Student Group

DECEMBER 23, 2022 -- The Grade 12 Leadership Pathway team, led by Quinn Anderson at Scott Collegiate, and the mamawi kakaskihtânânaw - Together we can student group, led by Cynthia Penner at The Crescents School, recently gathered to learn and share with each other.

The Pathway team created activities to engage the mamawi kakaskihtânânaw group. Students introduced themselves, sometimes using their first languages such as Saulteaux and Cree. As part of the introduction, some students also chose to identify which nation they came from, which inspired other students to find out which nation they came from. The energy was fantastic, and the Scott-Crescents student collaboration is going to continue throughout the year because the students asked for it!

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CUPE 3766 Brightens the Season!

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CUPE 3766 Brightens the Season!

DECEMBER 20, 2022 -- This is the time of seasonal festivity for many in our society. However, those of us working in schools have seen the firsthand effect of insufficiency on many students and their families. CUPE 3766, representing over 700 10-month support staff, wanted to share the true spirit of Christmas joy to help ease the burden on some of Regina Public Schools’ families.

This year, the Social Committee planned a few fun events to bring together staff, students and the wider Regina community.

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