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Thursday, June 30th, 2022

In Recognition of Our Ubuntu

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

This time last year, I posted a blog expressing my profound gratitude to all our staff for getting us through what...

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Thursday, June 16th, 2022

The Launch of Our Equity Website

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

One of the lasting legacies of the COVID-19 pandemic will be its exposure of pre-existing societal inequities to a wider audience. While inequities have existed in society and schools since they...

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Monday, June 6th, 2022

June Announcements

Saying Goodbye

So…this is it. My last year. My last month. I am trying to walk gracefully into the sunset…and retire. As we look at the weirdest wind-up of school, I am...

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Speaking Your Truth: Student Voices (from WJ Mouat)

The most recent stop on my student voice inquiry journey was at WJ Mouat. I continue to be fascinated by the diversity of thought about certain issues, and simultaneously the remarkable...

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Monday, April 4th, 2022

To Our Canadian Soldiers

Last November, in honouring our soldiers and veterans during Remembrance Day each year,  Mrs. Tryon's class, on behalf of our school, designed a thank you card for our Canadian Troops. These were...

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Friday, March 11th, 2022

March 10, 2022-Principal's Update

March is an exciting month for us, because it means WE finally get to go home to our Whatcom & Vye Campus! If you have driven by the school, you know that our district workers have been...

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Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Trust the Village

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I visited the temporary Upper Sumas Elementary site this week to see how the staff and students were adjusting to their “new” environment (For those of you who have been around as long as I have...

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Monday, February 28th, 2022

Student Voice: Selling Hope

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With all that has transpired in this country and in Europe over the last few weeks, it is easy to slip into despair. However, when you work with and in service of children it is both difficult and...

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

Principal's February Update

Watching the Olympics is always one of my favourite highlights.  Not just the winning, but the efforts and sacrifice of athletes to pursue a dream that only comes around once every four years, and...

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Why Celebrate Black History Month?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I have a hope that one day we will not have to celebrate Black History Month, that our society, discourse and school curricula will be redolent with the contributions and experiences of Black...

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