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Soundbites October 2014
Events are in full swing at RVS schools in the month of October. Scheduled at both on-site and off-site locations, activities range from parent/teacher/student conferences, fundraisers, and concerts, to swimming, field trips and more.
The ECMap Project
Guest Author: Susan Lynch, U of A Project Director – How are our young children doing? Too many are being left behind. As a part of the panel at the RVS Research Conference, I was pleased to do a short presentation on the Early Child Development Mapping Project (ECMap) which illustrated the use of the Early Development Instrument (EDI) to capture a picture the developmental progress of preschool children across Alberta.
Celebrating Collaborative Research
Guest Blog: Dr. John Burger, RVS Director of Schools - The 2012 RVS Research Conference had a strong external bias and focused extensively on the theoretical design of a SIS, hosting researchers from nine universities representing three Canadian provinces and three states. The 2014 Research Conference theme, “Celebrating Collaborative Research: Using Data to Inform Practice, was heavily premised on an internal/external balance of research completed by and with RVS staff.
2015-16 School Calendar Drafts
Although the new school year has just begun, planning already is underway for the next one! The RVS Calendar Committee has been busy preparing three drafts of the 2015/16 school year calendar, posted for your feedback.
Volunteer Record Checks
Will you be volunteering at your child's school during the 2014/15 school year? If so, you'll need to submit a criminal record check to the school or if you submitted one in the last five years, you'll need to sign and submit an Annual Statutory Declaration Form for Volunteers.
Airdrie Tri-School Consultation
Discussions regarding the accommodation of RVS' growing student population at the Airdrie tri-school site have begun. To start the process, the topic has been introduced at Edwards, École Airdrie Middle, and George McDougall parent council meetings.
High School Dual Credit Program Announced!
This fall Springbank Community High School, in partnership with Mount Royal University and Bow Point Nursery, will offer a Natural Resources Management and Environmental Science Program.
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