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Santa’s helpers visit RETSD

Early Years Schools
December 07, 2018
​ This week, some of Santa's helpers did some visiting in RETSD! A communications regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces set up a command post next to some of our schools for Operation Radio Santa, a public outreach program that teaches kids about peacekeeping and emergency response situations.
Classes got to go...

Students collect Koats for Kids

École Margaret-Underhill
November 30, 2018
​ In the spirit of giving, students in Mme Kelly's class at École Margaret-Underhill decided to help with Koats for Kids this year. In just one week, their community provided over 40 winter coats along with cold weather gear such as boots, gloves, hats, and scarves for those in need. The...

Lenard Monkman visits RETSD

Indigenous Academic Achievement
November 29, 2018
​ We were fortunate to have Lenard Monkman visit us yesterday to speak with 100 senior years students who take part in our Indigenous Academic Achievement mentorship groups. Mr. Monkman is the co-founder of Red Rising Magazine and an associate producer with the CBC Indigenous unit. He spoke to the students...

Students volunteer at Siloam Mission

River East Collegiate
November 26, 2018
​ On November 21, the students in High Step at River East Collegiate spent the morning volunteering their time at Siloam Mission in the donation area. They sorted clothing, shoes, and accessories for the drop-in centre. At the end of the morning, the students and staff reflected on their experience, expressing...

Students double Terry Fox goal

Sun Valley School
November 21, 2018
​ Students from Sun Valley School were challenged to raise $500 for The Terry Fox Foundation. If they met their goal, some teachers offered to take a pie in the face, while others agreed to have their hair cut off.  Not only did the students meet their goal, they doubled it and...

Kodiak goes to Grey Cup

River East Collegiate
November 15, 2018
​ Congratulations to Grade 12 River East Kodiak Sam Hezekiah on being selected as a Nissan All-Canadian TITAN!  He’ll be playing in an exhibition game at next week’s Grey Cup game in Edmonton.

Chief Peguis Bag Up & Take Pride

Chief Peguis Junior High
November 12, 2018
​ Chief Peguis Junior High recently participated in the Bag Up Manitoba initiative through Take Pride Winnipeg. As a school, they collected over 8,536 plastic bags! Instead of ending up in a landfill and polluting the environment, those bags will be recycled into something useful, like Frisbees, birdhouses, planter boxes, bird...

Community enjoys fall feast

Indigenous Academic Achievement
November 09, 2018
​ On November 1, the gym at Valley Gardens Middle School was filled with over 300 students, staff, and community members attending a fall feast held by the RETSD Indigenous Academic Achievement (IAA) team.
Students performed for the crowd, and then everyone tucked into a delicious meal in celebration of autumn...

Princess Margaret remembers

Princess Margaret School
November 09, 2018
​ The Grade 5 students at Princess Margaret School held a Remembrance Day service at the East Kildonan War Memorial on November 7. Two veterans and representatives from the Henderson Highway Legion Branch #215 attended.
One student placed a pair of boots at the memorial—these boots were one of the thousands...

Students present crest to legion

John G. Stewart School
November 08, 2018
​ Today, woodworking technology students from John G. Stewart School will present this beautiful piece they created to the Henderson Highway Legion Branch #215 to recognize the sacrifices made by those who have served.  
The students in this course have demonstrated some serious talent over the years, and their work is...

No Stone Left Alone

Middle Years Schools
November 07, 2018
​ On November 5, Grade 6 students from our Transcona-area middle schools—Arthur Day, Bernie Wolfe, John W. Gunn, and École Regent Park—took part in a growing tradition called "No Stone Left Alone."
RETSD partnered with the Transcona Legion to hold the event, which saw students place poppies on the graves of...

Game Jam

Kildonan-East Collegiate
November 06, 2018
Over the weekend, New Media Manitoba and the Winnipeg Game Collective hosted a Game Jam, giving participants the opportunity to work in teams and create video games. 
James Thomson—the Interactive Digital Media teacher at Kildonan-East Collegiate—and one of his students, Shub Dhillon, took part and worked with industry professionals such as...

Flex students sock it to poverty

Murdoch MacKay Collegiate
November 05, 2018
​ Students in the Flex program at Murdoch MacKay Collegiate have been "sockin' it to poverty" recently with an effort to help The Main Street Project with one of their campaigns.
With the cold weather already setting in, the Main Street Project set a goal to collect 10,000 pairs of donated...

WE Scare Hunger

John W. Gunn Middle School
November 01, 2018
​ Yesterday, Grade 7 students and staff at John W. Gunn Middle School took part in "WE Scare Hunger" (a WE Charity initiative).
They sent out a notification to the community, letting them know they'd be going door to door to collect non-perishable food items the morning of October 31. These...

REC student wins leadership award

River East Collegiate
October 19, 2018
​ Congratulations to Miona Milovanovic on being selected as the 2018 recipient of the Marlene Stephen Memorial Leadership Award!  Miona, who is a Grade 12 student at River East Collegiate, was presented the award by the Manitoba Band Association.  This award is quite an accomplishment, as it's given to only one...

Students hit the field for flag football

Early Years Schools
October 11, 2018
​ It was a very chilly day on October 10, when RETSD's 15th annual flag football tournament kicked off at the Eastside Eagles Football Club field behind Kildonan-East Collegiate. Grades 4–5 students from across the division bundled up and gamely hit the field for this three-day event organized every fall by...

JGS celebrates 20th anniversary

John G. Stewart School
October 09, 2018
​ On October 4, staff, students and guests celebrated the 20th anniversary of John G. Stewart School.
In the 20 years it's been open, the school has had just three principals. Current principal Trevor Holroyd welcomed the school's first principal, Richard Gooch, and second principal, Kevin MacKay, to share some of...

WSO gets 'Up Close and Orchestral'

Kildonan-East Collegiate
October 05, 2018
​ Kildonan-East Collegiate was fortunate to have the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra visit them on Oct. 2 to perform for students from their school, as well as from Valley Gardens, Salisbury Morse Place, and Munroe. It was part of the WSO "Up Close and Orchestral" education program. (Photos: KEC Photography)

KEC golf team wins provincials

Kildonan-East Collegiate
October 02, 2018

Congratulations to the Kildonan-East Collegiate boys golf team on becoming provincial champs on September 28 at Hecla Golf Course. After a two-hour delay, the team played in extreme weather conditions—the day started with snow and wind, then sun, followed by hail and a temperature of 0°C.  Despite the conditions,...

Orange Shirt Day

RETSD Administration Offices
September 28, 2018
S unday, Sept. 30 is Orange Shirt Day, and students at schools across RETSD are marking the occasion today or next week b y wearing orange shirts and learning about the experiences of Indigenous children in residential schools. Some schools have welcomed visitors who s hared their personal experiences as survivors....

Miles Mac team wins video contest

Miles Macdonell Collegiate
September 28, 2018
​ Congratulations to Gabriel Maynard, Bennett Sidloski, Jacob Markham, Meghan Rempel, Etienne Loney, and Erik Wiebe! This Miles Macdonell team won first prize in a video contest put on by SAFE Work Manitoba.  Click HERE to see their winning entry.

High school coach of the week

Kildonan-East Collegiate
September 28, 2018
​ Congratulations to Jason Hawkins, football coach for the Kildonan-East Collegiate Reivers.  He was chosen as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers high school coach of the week!  He'll be honoured at the October 13 Bombers game.
(Photo by: KEC Photography)

Commendation from Consulate General

Miles Macdonell Collegiate
September 27, 2018
​ On September 21, Miles Macdonell Collegiate was presented with a commendation by the Consulate General of Japan for contributing to the mutual understanding, friendship, and goodwill between Japan and Canada. Visitors from the Consulate General office are shown presenting the commendation to principal Mark Bruce (second from left) and two...

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...