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Friday, April 29th, 2022

Celebrating Carissa Chapman

Passionate, innovative, dedicated - all describe Carissa Chapman. She is committed to continually developing opportunities for students to engage in meaningful experiences.  Whether she is out...

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Friday, April 29th, 2022

Traditions at School

Traditions are important in our lives and in the culture of a school.  We create and continue traditions to provide a sense of belonging and connection.  Traditions also give us something to look...

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Speaking Your Truth: Student Voices (from WJ Mouat)

The most recent stop on my student voice inquiry journey was at WJ Mouat. I continue to be fascinated by the diversity of thought about certain issues, and simultaneously the remarkable...

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Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Trust the Village

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I visited the temporary Upper Sumas Elementary site this week to see how the staff and students were adjusting to their “new” environment (For those of you who have been around as long as I have...

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Monday, February 28th, 2022

Student Voice: Selling Hope

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With all that has transpired in this country and in Europe over the last few weeks, it is easy to slip into despair. However, when you work with and in service of children it is both difficult and...

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Why Celebrate Black History Month?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I have a hope that one day we will not have to celebrate Black History Month, that our society, discourse and school curricula will be redolent with the contributions and experiences of Black...

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Thursday, January 13th, 2022

My Top Three for 2022

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Over the last few years, it has been my practice to post a ...

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Thursday, December 9th, 2021

School is Where the Heart Is

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

When I was recently asked to share with some of my colleagues how our school district was handling the challenges related to the recent rainstorms and flooding, I could not help but reflect on the...

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Thursday, November 25th, 2021

An Open Letter to Ethan (and his Classmates)

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

On the heels of our decision to open some of our schools last week, several high school students wrote a version of this letter below to me:

Dear Dr. Godden,

On behalf...

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Friday, November 5th, 2021

Howe Middle and the RULER Program

"Ideally, how do you want to feel at school? What are some actions that you could take to ensure you, and others feel this way?"

These are two of the many questions staff and...

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