Monthly Reports

Northumberland Regional High School's "Smile Squad" were successful applicants for a CCRSB Student Action Grant funded through the Positive School Climate Initiative. On National Pink Shirt Day the Squad brought happiness to the halls of NRHS with an ice-cream day! The Smile Squad shared "Love Potion" ice cream and asked their fellow students to pay it forward through a kind act for someone else. It is in the spirit of kindness and sharing that the Smile Squad hopes to reinforce a caring and friendly environment.

CEC Co-Op 12 student, Natalie Crocker, has gone back to the beginning of her public school experience with Truro Elementary School Grade 2 teacher, Jennifer Curtis.

Jennifer was Natalie's Grade Primary teacher, and the perfect person to help Natalie explore her budding passion for education.  Jennifer had a huge impact on Natalie in Grade Primary and continues to teach and mentor her all these years later. Natalie will be attending Mount St. Vincent University in September and has plans to complete an education degree. 

Today, Samsung Canada announced the two final winners in the company's Solve for Tomorrow (SFT) Education Challenge that aims to deepen the passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among Canadian students. Gordon Graydon High School (Mississauga, ON) and South Colchester Academy (Brookfield, NS), will each receive a $50,000 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow technology grant, tailored specifically to meet the classroom technology needs of each school.

CCRSB extends congratulations to the students and staff at West Colchester Consolidated School for their recent selection by the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation to receive $25,000 to purchase books for their school and classroom libraries! A big thank you goes to their librarian, Mrs. Unicomb, for all the work she put into filling-out the grant proposal and to Indigo for their ongoing support of schools and literacy.

The students and staff of Trenton Elementary and Trenton Middle schools recently participated in the second annual “Walk for Debbie”, held in memory of Educational Assistant Debbie Campbell. The students raised $1550 that will be donated to the Aberdeen Hospital Oncology Unit to assist families traveling to Halifax for cancer treatments.  Students presented the cheque to Debbie Campbell’s family and Bonnie McCarron, Aberdeen Cancer Care Coordinator.

On October 21st, students and staff from Central Colchester Junior High showed their school pride by participating in  the “Fueling Our Schools” campaign with Circle K, at 7 Robie Street in Truro. Many families, students and staff chose to fuel up the specially marked "CCJHS" pump that directed 2.5 cents from every litre to the school, to a maximum of $2000 for the year. The money collected will be used to directly support important areas of need, including the school Breakfast Program, the Lunch Program, the Life Skills Program and the school Music Program.

Since October 2016, work has been ongoing to build a new bus garage for the Hants North area. The new garage will replace the previous structure that burned down in March 2016. The fire, which resulted in the evacuations of Kennetcook District Elementary, and Hants North Rural High School, started when a truck ignited inside the former bus garage. There were no injuries from the fire, but the total loss of the garage has caused a ripple effect throughout bussing operations.

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