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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.

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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.

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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).

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Scott Police Academy Highlights

1 month 1 week ago
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

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Battle of the Books

1 month 1 week ago
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.

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Learning Michif and Cree

1 month 3 weeks ago
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!

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Ramadan

2 months ago
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!

2 months 3 weeks ago
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

2 months 3 weeks ago
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

3 months ago
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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