School District 52

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Prince Rupert says ‘Oui, s’il vous plaît’ to French immersion

Immersion enrolment numbers up again in the district

 

Conrad Park playground became open to the public on Wednesday, July 3. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Play time! Conrad Park playground opens to the public

Unique equipment is on hand at the first all accessible playground on the east side

 

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Prince Rupert school board meeting briefs: PRMS construction top priority

School District 52 seeks to replace Prince Rupert Middle School and Conrad Elementary

 

Prince Rupert elementary schools meet for friendly track and field competition

Prince Rupert elementary schools meet for friendly track and field competition

Grade 4 and 5 athletes gathered on the Charles Hays field for the annual track and field meet

Prince Rupert elementary schools meet for friendly track and field competition
School District 52 has received a positive response from the province to fund demolishing the abandoned Seal Cove and Kanata elementary schools. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Unsafe Seal Cove and Kanata schools to be demolished

Prince Rupert’s school district shut the schools down in 2008, the buildings have deteriorated since

School District 52 has received a positive response from the province to fund demolishing the abandoned Seal Cove and Kanata elementary schools. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Shannon Lough / The Northern View                                Pacific Coast School students Kennedi Sampson, left, and Todd Barton, right, with principal Jeremy Janz, centre. The students are going to Costa Rica for spring break.

Prince Rupert’s alternate school goes international

For the first time, the Pacific Coast School is taking its students abroad for a learning journey

Shannon Lough / The Northern View                                Pacific Coast School students Kennedi Sampson, left, and Todd Barton, right, with principal Jeremy Janz, centre. The students are going to Costa Rica for spring break.
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Prince Rupert trades apprenticeship program receives $20,000

Funding from Industry Training Authority supports hands-on workplace experience for students

(Black Press Media photo)
Prince Rupert’s school district broke an enrolment record in the 2017-18 school year, with more kids in French Immersion than the provincial average. (Canadian Parents for French BC and Yukon)

Prince Rupert school district sets record French immersion enrolment

More students are enrolled in the program in SD52 than the average B.C. classroom

Prince Rupert’s school district broke an enrolment record in the 2017-18 school year, with more kids in French Immersion than the provincial average. (Canadian Parents for French BC and Yukon)
Charles Hays Secondary School earned fourth place on the Fraser Institute’s top 10 fastest-improving list. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Charles Hays Secondary School earns spot on Fraser Institutes most improved list

SD52 superintendent Ken Minette said he looks at other data to reflect how the schools are doing

Charles Hays Secondary School earned fourth place on the Fraser Institute’s top 10 fastest-improving list. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Sandy Beckwith, an Aboriginal Resource Worker with Charles Hays Secondary School, serves soup at the Luulgit. (Submitted)

Welcoming new students to high school with a traditional feast

Second annual Tsimshian feast was hosted by Prince Rupert’s Charles Hays Secondary School

Sandy Beckwith, an Aboriginal Resource Worker with Charles Hays Secondary School, serves soup at the Luulgit. (Submitted)
Sally Marr was honoured with the National Inclusive Education Award on May 25, 2018. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Prince Rupert teacher honoured with national education award

Sally Marr has worked in learning services in northern B.C. for decades

Sally Marr was honoured with the National Inclusive Education Award on May 25, 2018. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
School District 52 has appointed Irene LaPierre as the district’s new superintendent. (File Photo)

School District 52 appoints new superintendent

Irene LaPierre of School District No. 83 will step into the role on August 1.

School District 52 has appointed Irene LaPierre as the district’s new superintendent. (File Photo)
Prince Rupert public schools received a failing grade from the Fraser Institute’s annual report. (Pixabay photo)

North Coast schools get a failing grade in Fraser Institute report

Ranking doesn’t reflect areas where students are strong, says School District 52 superintendent

Prince Rupert public schools received a failing grade from the Fraser Institute’s annual report. (Pixabay photo)
School District 52 receiving funding for school upgrades in Prince Rupert. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Province funds $1,130,00 to upgrade Prince Rupert Middle School

School District 52 will receive more than $1.7 million in government funding

School District 52 receiving funding for school upgrades in Prince Rupert. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Prince Rupert student Aaliyah Mahboubi is going to Taiwan to compete in the 2018 International Science Competition. (Submitted)

Charles Hays student wins third place at international science fair

Aaliyah Mahboubi worked on her project generating electricity from muskeg for two years

Prince Rupert student Aaliyah Mahboubi is going to Taiwan to compete in the 2018 International Science Competition. (Submitted)
School District 52 will continue to look for other bids on the Kanata Elementary School property after a deal fell through with Bryton Group. (File photo)

Deal for Kanata school property falls through

School District 52 blames City of Prince Rupert for not rezoning the property to enable sale

School District 52 will continue to look for other bids on the Kanata Elementary School property after a deal fell through with Bryton Group. (File photo)
Conrad Elementary School received another call about a cougar sighting on March 8, 2018. (Black Press file photo)

Third cougar sighting for Conrad

Prince Rupert elementary school received a call reporting the cougar sighting, RCMP and COs notified

Conrad Elementary School received another call about a cougar sighting on March 8, 2018. (Black Press file photo)
At the last Regional Heritage Fair, Jessica Slocombe, a Grade 5 student at Pineridge Elementary was given the Historic Places Initiative Award for her “No Horsin’ Around” project. (Submitted)

Regional Heritage Fair to return for fifth year

The fair will feature more than 100 projects from students in northwest B.C.

At the last Regional Heritage Fair, Jessica Slocombe, a Grade 5 student at Pineridge Elementary was given the Historic Places Initiative Award for her “No Horsin’ Around” project. (Submitted)
R.J. Demers, Grade 1, learns about the tides and sea creatures in Sm’algyax class at Pineridge Elementary School. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

PART II: Indigenous language and culture go hand in hand in Prince Rupert classrooms

A multimedia series with videos and photos from children’s Sm’algyax classes on B.C.’s North Coast

R.J. Demers, Grade 1, learns about the tides and sea creatures in Sm’algyax class at Pineridge Elementary School. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Roosevelt Park Elementary Students, left to right, Rune Hipolito, Ty Minette, Kasey Colussi, Wade Burton and Riley Murphy show off the binary bracelets they made for Science Literacy Week at the Prince Rupert Library. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

VIDEO: Becoming binary literate

School District 52 students embrace Science Literacy Week

Roosevelt Park Elementary Students, left to right, Rune Hipolito, Ty Minette, Kasey Colussi, Wade Burton and Riley Murphy show off the binary bracelets they made for Science Literacy Week at the Prince Rupert Library. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)