DREAMING OF A GREEN CHRISTMAS
Burnaby School District is a leader in energy conservation, and this holiday season we're dreaming of a green Christmas! We’re asking all schools and sites to “Turn It Off, Before You Take Off, for the Holidays.” It’s a simple way to stop energy waste. Electrical devices that remain plugged in continue to draw power even when they're not in use. Appliances in staff rooms, teaching tools in classrooms, and other office equipment need to be turned off or unplugged. If you’re leaving home for the holidays, we invite you to join us in making Christmas green!
BURNABY SCHOOLS READ!
Burnaby’s secondary school libraries have recently launched their popular “School Reads” programs. This pilot program began 9 years ago at Burnaby North to promote literacy. It challenges the entire school community to read as many of the titles on a list of nominated books as possible and share their thoughts in book club discussions. A vote then determines the title every student should read before leaving school. The program has been successful in promoting a culture of reading - and now all secondary school run their own version. For a list of each schools recommended reads that you might want to pick up as a gift for the young adult in your life or read over the holidays. CLICK HERE
A team from Burnaby South secondary were big winners at this years 13TH ZOOM Film Fest. The event challenges students to write a script, film and edit it – all in just 48 hours. From the moment they receive their topic and “required prop,” this team hit the ground running. Their film, Mile Past Everston was directed by Nils Kimmel and Winston Bohl. Actors included Kellen Ray and Zac Leowen. Eric McDonald was part of the production team. The film won first place awards for cinematography and technical film, second place for best overall film and third place for best male actor (Kellen Ray). Kimmel, a South student also attends the ACE-IT filmmaking program at Burnaby North. View it at www.zoomfest.com. LEARN MORE
BURNABY CONTINUING EDUCATION
Interested in learning Tai-Chi, Chinese Calligraphy or French? Or perhaps you'd like to be more comfortable with computers or navigating the internet? You can find it all through Burnaby's Community & Continuing Education. Check out the list of courses starting in January English version Mandarin/Cantonese version
PROGRAMS FOR HIGH-ABILITY LEARNERS
Burnaby School District is always looking for ways to meet the unique learning needs of each of our learners. In the Fall of 2015, the District is pleased to be offering a mini-school for high-ability learners entering grade 8 at Alpha Secondary. Applications are now being accepted. LEARN MORE Click here for an article on the program.
A Multi-Age Cluster Class for high-ability learners entering grades 4-7 began at Capitol Hill Elementary in the Fall of 2014. Applications are now closed for the 2015-16 school year. LEARN MORE
BURNABY BOARD OF EDUCATIONThe next public meeting of the Burnaby Board of Education will take place Tuesday, January 13, 7 pm at the district office, 5325 Kincaid Street. All are welcome to attend. LEARN MORE
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