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Cross-country program builds individual success with team approach

November 09, 2017
  Athletes who compete in cross-country running finish their race with an individual time, but for the hundreds of Saskatoon Public Schools elementary and high school students who compete in cross country each fall the sport is all about being part of a team. "Every member of the team matters, a...
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Annual musical production offers Good News for audience

November 06, 2017
​ Walter Murray Collegiate has some Good News for fans of musicals with seven performances of the school's annual student production during the week of Nov. 19-25.
Set during the Roaring Twenties, Good News the Musical sends up undergrad life at fictional Tait College where football star Tom Marlowe falls for...
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Saskatoon Public Schools welcomed more than 500 new students in Sept.

October 26, 2017
More than 500 new students were welcomed to Saskatoon Public Schools this fall, according to information presented at the Board of Education's Oct. 24 meeting. Enrolment numbers to the end of September showed a total enrolment of 24,891 students in kindergarten to Grade 12 programs, an increase of 546 students from...
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Building Our Future by Learning Together theme for Sask. Education Week

October 15, 2017
Building Our Future by Learning Together is the theme for Saskatchewan Education Week that runs Oct. 15-21. Education Week provides Saskatoon Public Schools with an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our more than 24,000 students and recognize the 2,400 dedicated education professionals and staff members whose work contributes to success of...
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Math education aims to foster mathematical mindset among students

October 15, 2017
Math education is one of the building blocks of a student’s education, starting with sorting and counting such blocks from a young age. For more than a decade, the Board of Education for Saskatoon Public Schools has made Literacy for Life a strategic priority, building students’ ability to read and write...
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Saskatoon Public Schools to recognize Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 29

September 21, 2017
The Province of Saskatchewan has proclaimed September 30 as Orange Shirt Day — a day to honour the Indigenous children who survived residential schools and remember those who didn't. All Saskatoon public schools will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day on Friday, Sept. 29. Students are encouraged to wear orange that day....
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Students, staff showcased in A Day In The Life video production

September 05, 2017
Education in Saskatoon Public Schools is engaging, challenging and inclusive. We are open to all children and youth so they may discover, develop and act upon their potential, thereby enriching their lives and our community. We envision a learning community that is caring, committed to celebrating diversity, and respected for its...
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Students share welcome to Canada experience in award-winning video

September 05, 2017
  From Syria, from Vietnam, from Eritrea, from Philippines. Each of the hundreds of students who have arrived in Saskatoon Public Schools in recent years has their own story but when it comes to why they feel welcome in Canada the response is unanimous — their school and their classmates. During...
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Board of Education passes 2017-18 budget

June 20, 2017
​ The Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2017-18 academic year at a meeting on Tuesday night. The budget includes expenses of $259.4 million, which is down $0.8 million over last year while opening four new elementary schools this September. Following a significant cut to operational funding from...
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Walter Murray 2017-2018 School Supply List, grade 9

June 20, 2017
​ Walter Murray Collegiate 2017-2018 Grade 9 - School Supply List   2 - 3" binders (a morning binder and afternoon binder) 2 or 3 duotangs 2 pkgs. Dividers Loose leaf 2- black and/or blue pens 1 – red pen 1- highlighter 1 pkg. HB pencils or a mechanical pencil with...
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Grade 8-9 Transition at Walter Murray - Friday, June 30

June 19, 2017
If you are currently in grade 8 and are transitioning into high school at Walter Murray, you are invited to attend from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in our auditorium.  Get pumped up for the upcoming school year.  Experience a mock trial of going from class to class with the sound of...
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New Look for Front Doors of Walter Murray

June 19, 2017
A new look to the main doors at Walter Murray Collegiate is welcoming students and the community to the building and illustrating the school's commitment and response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. On June 21, National Aboriginal Day, the school unveiled images above the front doors that...
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Telemedia program highlighted during Board of Education meeting

June 08, 2017
For more than three decades Saskatoon Public Schools students have had the opportunity for hands-on learning in television production through the Telemedia program. The program for students in Grade 7 and 8 was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence segment of the June 6 meeting of the Board of Education. "Telemedia was...
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Michif language learning shared around the board table by students

May 15, 2017
The integration of the Michif language as part of the Métis Cultural Program located at Westmount Community School was the focus of the Celebrating Excellence segment of the Saskatoon Board of Education meeting held May 9. A group of students shared their learning with the board by singing a song in...
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High school musicals illustrate learning, teamwork, trustees told

April 27, 2017
Participation in arts education programs, both curricular and extra-curricular, play an integral role in the lives of many Saskatoon Public Schools students. The Celebrating Excellence segment during the April 11 Board of Education meeting illustrated how musical productions in the division's collegiates bring together students in a variety of roles and...
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Link Crew program helps welcome Grade 9 students to Walter Murray

March 20, 2017
A fist bump in the hallway is one of the signs that a program to help elementary students make a smooth transition to high school life is engaging students at Walter Murray Collegiate. Link Crew is a mentorship program that sees incoming Grade 9 students welcomed to the school each fall...
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Outdoor School, HCAP and Media School applications due March 24

February 23, 2017
Three high school programs that provide a unique approach to student learning are accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Outdoor School, Media School and the High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program offer a learning experience in a collaborative environment while providing the opportunity for students to earn academic credits and work...
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School year calendar provides key dates for parents, students

February 22, 2017
The 2017-18 school year is underway and the division's school year calendar provides information for parents and students about the schedule for the coming weeks. Key dates for the current school year include the following breaks: Winter Break: Last day of classes is Friday, December 22; classes resume Monday, January 8 February...
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​Collegiate open house evenings help students prepare for high school

January 06, 2017
Saskatoon Public Schools' collegiates are opening their doors to Grade 8 students for information evenings during February. The open house events give students and parents the opportunity to visit the school or schools of their choice, learn about the programs and unique opportunities that each collegiate offers and find the right...
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Outstanding graduates recognized with Award of Excellence

January 05, 2017
​Prapti Patel and Shayna Uhryn are the co-winners of the 2016 Award of Excellence, presented by the Saskatoon Board of Education. The award is given annually to the student who best exemplifies the goals and values of Saskatoon Public Schools. Patel graduated from Marion M. Graham Collegiate with a 97.3 per...
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Open house set for Feb. 15 helps Grade 8 students prepare for high school

December 20, 2016
Walter Murray Collegiate is a comprehensive collegiate, which means our size and facility allows for the broadest range of programming and extra-curricular offerings in Saskatoon. Our school community is noted for its excellence in academics, athletics, fine arts and technology. Consequently, our students earn valuable scholarships and academic opportunities around the...
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Board of Education takes office; Ray Morrison chosen as board chair

November 01, 2016
Three new trustees and seven returning members took the oath of office and Ray Morrison was selected to another term as board chair during the Saskatoon Board of Education's inaugural meeting held Nov. 1. New trustees Cameron Scott in Ward 4, Ross Tait in Ward 7 and Suzanne Zwarych in Ward...
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New Board of Education to be sworn in at inaugural meeting Nov. 1

October 31, 2016
The Saskatoon Board of Education will include three new trustees and seven returning members following the Oct. 26 election. Cameron Scott in Ward 4, Ross Tait in Ward 7 and Suzanne Zwarych in Ward 8 were elected to their first term on the board. Incumbents Vernon Linklater in Ward 2, Kathleen Brannen...
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Student enrolment reaches all-time high for school division

October 24, 2016
The number of students attending Saskatoon Public Schools reached a new high this fall, according to enrolment data presented to the Board of Education's Oct. 11 meeting Enrolment on Sept. 30, 2016, was 24,919 students, an overall increase of 896 students from the same time last year and a continuation of...
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​Names chosen for four new public elementary schools

October 11, 2016
The Saskatoon Board of Education has chosen the names for the four new public elementary schools in Saskatoon. The names are: Sylvia Fedoruk School – new school in Evergreen Ernest Lindner School – new school in Hampton Village Colette Bourgonje School – new school in Rosewood Chief Whitecap School – new...
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Board of Education recognizes contributions of long-time chair W.B. Doyle

September 22, 2016
The dedication of the board room in memory of the longest-serving chair in Saskatoon Public Schools history was the Celebrating Excellence item during the Sept. 20 meeting of the Board of Education. William Benjamin Doyle served as a member of the Board of Education for 21 years beginning in 1920, including...
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Board of Education hears about success of Tommy Douglas Collegiate Math Fair

September 14, 2016
An event that combined mathematics with student leadership and introduction to high school learning for future students was a big success at Tommy Douglas Collegiate. The Celebrating Excellence item for the Sept. 6 meeting of the board of education showcased the second annual Tommy Douglas Collegiate Math Fair held in June....
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WMCI graduate recipient of 2014 Award of Excellence

September 08, 2016
​ Jingxuan Zhao is the winner of the 2014 Award of Excellence, presented by the Saskatoon Board of Education. The award is given annually to the student who best exemplifies the goals and values of Saskatoon Public Schools. Zhao graduated from Walter Murray Collegiate in June 2014 with a 98.7 per...
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Division makes commitment to TRC's Calls to Action

August 08, 2016
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its Calls to Action after completing hearings into the effects of residential schools in Canada. Our duty to recognize and educate students about this difficult period in Canada’s history saw Saskatoon Public Schools engage in a collaborative consultation with a key groups within the...
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Collegiate students begin classes on Thursday, Sept. 1

July 04, 2016
The first day of September will also the first day of school for all Saskatoon Public Schools students as they head back to classes on Thursday, Sept. 1. Collegiate students register on Sept. 1 and the regular, full-day class schedule begins the same day. Important dates for the 2016-17 school year...
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Budget maintains focus on students, learning priorities

June 29, 2016
The Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2016-17 academic year at a public meeting June 29. The budget includes operating expenses of $260.2 million, which is up $7.7 million over last year. The upcoming budget continues support for the board’s two learning priorities, Literacy for Life and Collegiate...
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Schools offer positive learning community, parent survey says

April 14, 2016
Parents of Saskatoon Public Schools’ students feel their children are being educated in schools that are safe, caring and create positive relationships, according to results of a parent survey presented during the April 12 meeting of the Board of Education. A telephone survey conducted during February and March shows at least...
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Academic, extracurricular programs to engage every student

April 11, 2016
Walter Murray Collegiate boasts a wide range of programs and extracurricular offerings and a diverse student population attracted by the many opportunities available to students. As one of only two  comprehensive collegiates in the Saskatoon Public Schools’ system, we house a number of system-wide programs and proudly offer a multitude of...
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School calendar approved for 2016-17; classes start Sept. 1

March 16, 2016
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will return to classes on the first day of September for the 2016-17 school year. The school year calendar was approved by the Board of Education during its meeting March 15. The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be...
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Cross-country program builds individual success with team approach

November 09, 2017
  Athletes who compete in cross-country running finish their race with an individual time, but for the hundreds of Saskatoon Public Schools elementary and high school students who compete in cross country each fall the sport is all about being part of a team. "Every member of the team matters, a...
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Annual musical production offers Good News for audience

November 06, 2017
​ Walter Murray Collegiate has some Good News for fans of musicals with seven performances of the school's annual student production during the week of Nov. 19-25.
Set during the Roaring Twenties, Good News the Musical sends up undergrad life at fictional Tait College where football star Tom Marlowe falls for...
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Saskatoon Public Schools welcomed more than 500 new students in Sept.

October 26, 2017
More than 500 new students were welcomed to Saskatoon Public Schools this fall, according to information presented at the Board of Education's Oct. 24 meeting. Enrolment numbers to the end of September showed a total enrolment of 24,891 students in kindergarten to Grade 12 programs, an increase of 546 students from...
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Building Our Future by Learning Together theme for Sask. Education Week

October 15, 2017
Building Our Future by Learning Together is the theme for Saskatchewan Education Week that runs Oct. 15-21. Education Week provides Saskatoon Public Schools with an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our more than 24,000 students and recognize the 2,400 dedicated education professionals and staff members whose work contributes to success of...
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Math education aims to foster mathematical mindset among students

October 15, 2017
Math education is one of the building blocks of a student’s education, starting with sorting and counting such blocks from a young age. For more than a decade, the Board of Education for Saskatoon Public Schools has made Literacy for Life a strategic priority, building students’ ability to read and write...