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Literacy Project

Murdoch MacKay Collegiate & Harold Hatcher Elementary School
January 28, 2020
​ Some Murdoch MacKay Collegiate students visited Harold Hatcher Elementary School recently to engage the younger children as part of a literacy project for their Grade 12 English class.
The Murdoch students were paired up with the younger students and read stories to them they had written. They had to plot...

Soup-y Sale

Miles Macdonell Collegiate
January 27, 2020
​ Recently, students from Miles Macdonell Collegiate's ESD committee (Education for Sustainable Development) held a delicious fundraiser. They sold homemade soup prepared from vegetables grown in their school garden, frozen after the harvest. In order to encourage sustainable habits, staff and students who brought their own bowls received a discount and...

Valentines for Veterans

Angus McKay School
January 27, 2020
C lasses at Angus McKay School have been busy preparing Valentine cards to share with veterans through the Valentines for Veterans initiative. They're hoping they can bring cheer to veterans across the country this Valentine's Day by letting them know they're appreciated. If you're interested in joining them, information can be...

Kolyada Celebration

English-Ukrainian Bilingual Program
January 24, 2020
These beautiful photos were taken at a celebration of Kolyada on January 23 at Bernie Wolfe Community School. Students, dressed in their Ukrainian cultural costumes, performed for family, friends, and special guests, and everyone enjoyed a meal together. The students taking part are in the division's English-Ukrainian Bilingual Program. (Photos by: Norbert...

Building & Coding Robots

Bertrun E. Glavin Elementary
January 16, 2020
​ Some Grade 5 students from Bertrun E. Glavin Elementary built a k8 modular robot all by themselves! They're now working on coding their micro:bit to control it. Teacher Chelsey Doerksen said the amount of independence and problem-solving that came out of this small group was incredible to see.

A Great Way to Start the Day

Murdoch McKay Collegiate
January 15, 2020
This morning, individualized students and staff served up delicious, free oatmeal with a variety of toppings to the folks at Murdoch McKay Collegiate. What a great way to start the day!

Wheelchair Basketball

River East Collegiate
January 13, 2020
​ Last week, the phys-ed staff at River East Collegiate ran a wheelchair basketball unit at their school. Students had an opportunity to learn just how difficult the sport really is! 

'Auntie Gwen' a Hit with Students

Sun Valley School
January 10, 2020
​ "Auntie Gwen" Sharp has been volunteering at Sun Valley School since 2014, and now helps with the Face to Face program—volunteers drop in to listen as Grades 1–5 students read aloud. Teachers have seen measurable growth in reading skills, social skills, and student confidence as a result. Mrs. Sharp is...

School Patrols in the Santa Claus Parade

Sherwood School
November 19, 2019
​ Students from Sherwood School's dedicated school patrol team, along with supervisor Kendra Borgford, were invited to ride the CAA Manitoba float and represent Winnipeg's School Patrols on Saturday, Nov. 16th during the Santa Claus Parade. 

KEC Culinary Program Hosting Christmas Luncheon & Featured in Herald

Kildonan-East Collegiate
October 31, 2019
​ The KEC culinary program will be hosting a Christmas gourmet luncheon on December 12 2019.
You can view the menu here. The program was also featured in this months edition of the Herald.
you can view the
article here. ...

Mountain Bike Club

Joseph Teres & Westview Schools
October 03, 2019
​ Two RETSD schools united to hit the trails with their bikes and their enthusiasm. Teacher David Markham from Joseph Teres School and teacher Patricia Tomczyk from Westview School (a former student of Mr. Markham) are leading staff, students, and their families in a mountain bike club.
Mr. Markham started the...

Orange Shirt Day

River East Transcona School Division
October 03, 2019
Schools throughout RETSD observed Orange Shirt Day with a variety of activities and ceremonies on top of the learning they did about residentials schools and their impact on Indigenous communities. Here's a roundup of just a few.
Bird's Hill School Last week, Bird's Hill students read several stories to learn about...

Golf Team Wins Provincials Again

Kildonan-East Collegiate
September 25, 2019
​ Congratulations to the Kildonan-East Collegiate boys golf team—coached by teacher Karl Zborowsky—on winning the provincial golf championship for the second time in a row! Wow, well done, guys. On the phone (above the banner) is their former coach and teacher, Curt Bauer, who FaceTimed with them to be in the...

School Support Staff Recognition Week

River East Transcona School Division
September 23, 2019
​ September 23–27, 2019, is School Support Staff Recognition Week! There are a lot of people who make the education of our students possible—among others, custodians, bus drivers, mechanics, educational assistants, clerks, library technicians, maintenance staff, community connectors, IT and AV technicians, attendance and safety officers, couriers, and food service workers....

Annual Cross-Country Races

Early & Middle Years Schools
September 20, 2019
​ RETSD held the first of its annual cross-country races for Grades 6–8 at Harbourview Park. The students had a great time and really worked hard. There are still races scheduled at Bird's Hill Park in the coming weeks for another Grade 6–8 group, as well as Grade 3–5 students. Best...

Student Council Retreat

Miles Macdonell Collegiate
September 18, 2019
​ On Sept. 9–10, 52 new and returning members of the Miles Macdonell Collegiate student council group spent time at their annual Camp Arnes retreat. Students worked on team-building, leadership skills, and goal-setting for the coming school year. It was fun, purposeful, and developed a sense of community.

Mayor's Youth Advisory Council

River East Collegiate
September 17, 2019
​ Congratulations to Alex Smolianytskyi, a Grade 10 student at River East Collegiate, on being selected to be a part of the mayor's Youth Advisory Council! The Youth Advisory Council is a resource to the mayor and ensures youth voices in Winnipeg are heard. Council members have the chance to give...

First Place at Concours Nationals

Miles Macdonell Collegiate
September 16, 2019
A belated congratulations to Shubhneet Thind from Miles Macdonell Collegiate, who— after winning a gold medal at the Manitoba Concours d'art oratoire (French competition)— went on to win FIRST PLACE in Level 1 at the national finals in Ottawa in June. Well done!

Vegetable Bounty in Schoolyard

Sherwood School
September 16, 2019
​ Sherwood School had a vegetable bounty in their schoolyard over the past few months, thanks to the hard work done by students and staff.  They grew tomatoes, basil, eggplant, leeks, onions, parsley, lemon balm, Buckingham yellow zucchini, potatoes, and two sunflowers.  Though much of the produce was used by families...

Embroidery Workshop

Angus McKay School
June 27, 2019
​ Recently, Grade 5 girls at Angus McKay School were led through an embroidery workshop with Toronto Art Therapy Institute student Rebecca Epp. The aim was to build self-confidence and self-esteem, and educate participants in mental health practices, mindfulness, and social awareness.
Through learning the slow art form of embroidery, the girls were...

Teacher Wins Rick Hansen Award

Munroe Junior High School
June 25, 2019
​ Congratulations to Tyler Bargen, a teacher at Munroe Junior High School, who was chosen to receive a prestigious award from the Rick Hansen Foundation — he's been recognized as one of only four Educator Difference Makers of the Year from across Canada!  Tyler set up a week of activities at...