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REC theatre gets new sound system

River East Collegiate
September 14, 2018
​ Trustee Peter Kotyk, MLA Cathy Cox, and superintendent Kelly Barkman visited River East Collegiate today to check out the state-of-the-art sound system being installed in the theatre, thanks to many generous donors.
This improvement is music to the ears of the many band and drama students who will make use...

Harvest week at Polson

Polson School
September 14, 2018
​ Polson School has been engaged in its week of harvest. Teacher Linda Baines and community connector Rachel Galindo helped students harvest a crop from the school's beautiful gardens.  As well, Ms. Galindo sourced some local apples and students spent an afternoon learning how to make apple sauce, dehydrating them to...

​Congratulations to our 2018 graduates!

River East Transcona Graduates
July 11, 2018
Congratulations to our 2018 graduates! The following ads will appear in the Wednesday, July 11 th edition of The Herald: one congratulating all of our high school graduates and lists award winners; the other congratulates and lists the adult education graduates who attended the graduation ceremony. Well done everyone, we are...

Dog House has amazing year

Bird's Hill School
June 28, 2018
​ The Dog House Canteen at Bird's Hill School had an amazing year! Thanks to the support of the students and staff, the canteen donated a total of $1841.15 to five different charities—Canadian Red Cross, Christmas Cheer Board, Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre, Children's Wish Foundation, and Norway House Animal Rescue. Grade...

RETSD plays World Cup soccer

River East Transcona School Division
June 25, 2018
​ Grade 4–6 students from across RETSD participated in the divisional World Cup Soccer Tournament at Anderson Park on June 20. Prince Edward School phys-ed teacher Nigel Wilcox regularly organizes the event to coincide with the FIFA World Cup every four years. The day begins with an opening ceremony and ends...

Outdoor learning at Harold Hatcher

Harold Hatcher Elementary School
June 19, 2018
​ For two weeks recently, nine classes from Harold Hatcher Elementary School took a break from the four walls of their classrooms and took their lessons outside, rain or shine. 
Tarps were laid out under the trees for some shade, math students wrote answers on pavement in chalk, and learning stations...

Literacy project brings students together

Murdoch MacKay Collegiate & Harold Hatcher Elementary School
June 18, 2018
​ Some Murdoch MacKay Collegiate students made the short trip straight west to Harold Hatcher Elementary School on June 13 along with their teacher, Julia Barton, as part of a literacy project for their Grade 12 English class.
The Murdoch students were paired up with Harold Hatcher students from Laurie Forrest's...

Students and seniors connect

Emerson Elementary School
June 18, 2018
​ Throughout May and June, Grade 3 students from Emerson Elementary School have regularly visited residents at the Kildonan Personal Care Home. Last week, they were excited to fundraise for and participate in a very special event—the Walk for Alzheimer's. Students, along with residents and staff of the care home, enjoyed...

MHSAA Track & Field Championships

Miles Macdonell, Murdoch MacKay & Transcona Collegiates
June 15, 2018
​ Congratulations to the following RETSD students who were rewarded for their hard work and skills at the MHSAA Track & Field Championships, held June 7–9 at the University of Manitoba.
MILES MACDONELL COLLEGIATE Jordan Soufi, 1st place, boys 100-metre dash—varsity Jordan Soufi, 1st place, boys 200-metre dash—varsity Jonathan Chausse, 1st...

First annual JAZZ Cabaret

École Regent Park & College Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau
June 12, 2018
​ On June 7, École Regent Park, College Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, and Dugald School collaborated to hold their first annual JAZZ Cabaret at the Archambault Performance Pavilion in Transcona. Over 100 musicians entertained families and community residents as they sat in lawn chairs and enjoyed some music and refreshments.

RETSD students earn Skills Canada medals

Technical Vocational Programming
June 11, 2018
​ Eight RETSD students who were gold-medal winners at the Skills Manitoba competition in April attended the national Skills Canada competition, held June 4–5 in Edmonton, Alta.
Four of our students brought home medals! Congratulations to Carson Malinowski from Kildonan East Collegiate who won silver for Cabinet Making; Leatishia Arnaud and...