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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...