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High school transition program highlighted during board of education meeting

March 23, 2017
The Link Crew program at Walter Murray Collegiate was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Board of Education meeting held March 14. Link Crew is a high school transition program that assists Grade 9 students throughout the first year of high school. The program trains students in Grade 11...

Applications for Grade 8 Ecoquest and ScienceTrek programs due April 12

February 23, 2017
Two unique programs that give Grade 8 students an opportunity to engage in hand-on learning and out-of-classroom experiences are accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Each year, the ScienceTrek, Ecoquest and programs bring together students from throughout Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary schools to build diverse classroom communities that focus on...

School calendar approved for 2017-18; classes start Sept. 5

February 22, 2017
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2017-18 school year immediately following the Labour Day weekend. The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be Tuesday, Sept. 5, with the final day for students on June 27, 2018. The calendar includes the following breaks:...

​Collegiate open house evenings help students prepare for high school

January 31, 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...

Syrian students embrace opportunities, community at W.P. Bate School

January 23, 2017
  Ask Mansour Hamandoush what he likes about Canada and the answer is simple: his school and his learning. "I go to W.P. Bate School and I have a lot of work and that work makes me happy for every people who came to Canada," the Grade 6 student says. "I...

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...

​​Board of Education hears about success of Eye See Eye Learn Optometric Clinic

December 08, 2016
A unique partnership at Confederation Park Community School is helping to provide a clear vision for students, their learning success and the school community. Since opening in the fall of 2015, the Eye See Eye Learn Optometric Clinic located at the school has made a difference by providing better access to...

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...

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...

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...

​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...

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...

All public schools to recognize Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30

September 22, 2016
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. Students are encouraged to wear orange that day. There will be activities...

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....

First day of school for all division students is Thursday, Sept. 1

August 15, 2016
The first day of September will also be the first day of school for all Saskatoon Public Schools students as they head back to classes on Thursday, Sept. 1. Elementary school students will attend for registration during the morning only on Sept. 1 and will be dismissed for the day at the...

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...

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...

Board of Education meeting honours Westmount Kohkums

June 22, 2016
The work of a group of Kohkums (grandmothers) is making a difference at Westmount Community School. The Celebrating Excellence item during the Saskatoon Board of Education’s June 21 meeting recognized the Kokhum group for its contributions to the school. The group provides culturally responsive support for the school and plays an important...

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...

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...

High school transition program highlighted during board of education meeting

March 23, 2017
The Link Crew program at Walter Murray Collegiate was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Board of Education meeting held March 14. Link Crew is a high school transition program that assists Grade 9 students throughout the first year of high school. The program trains students in Grade 11...

Applications for Grade 8 Ecoquest and ScienceTrek programs due April 12

February 23, 2017
Two unique programs that give Grade 8 students an opportunity to engage in hand-on learning and out-of-classroom experiences are accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Each year, the ScienceTrek, Ecoquest and programs bring together students from throughout Saskatoon Public Schools' elementary schools to build diverse classroom communities that focus on...

School calendar approved for 2017-18; classes start Sept. 5

February 22, 2017
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2017-18 school year immediately following the Labour Day weekend. The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be Tuesday, Sept. 5, with the final day for students on June 27, 2018. The calendar includes the following breaks:...

​Collegiate open house evenings help students prepare for high school

January 31, 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...

Syrian students embrace opportunities, community at W.P. Bate School

January 23, 2017
  Ask Mansour Hamandoush what he likes about Canada and the answer is simple: his school and his learning. "I go to W.P. Bate School and I have a lot of work and that work makes me happy for every people who came to Canada," the Grade 6 student says. "I...