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WEST VANCOUVER SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS
VOLUME 1, NO. 8 APRIL 2014
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Lighthouse Festival, WVSD's showcase of creative and performing arts, is well underway, with performances by Pauline Johnson, Ridgeview and our secondary schools yesterday, and a whole lot more to come. Check out the schedule on our website to take in a performance this week.

Can't make the festival everyday? Check out our Facebook album, updated frequently throughout the festival.

Splashy launch kicks off SD45One exhibition

More than 800 people attended the opening reception for SD45One at the West Vancouver Museum April 9, organized by West Vancouver Secondary art educator Jackie Wong. The exhibition of students past and present runs until May 31, with waterfront container art at Ambleside and John Lawson Park in early May.

Alumni artists include: Douglas Coupland, Graham Gilmore, Ross Penhall, Ian Wallace, Geoffrey Farmer, Cori Creed, Victor Penner, Xwalacktun, Bobbie Burgers, Ken Wallace, Monique Mees, Tony Pantages and Vincent Massey among others.

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District Summer Learning Registration starts May 1
Last month, Learning Curve featured Summer Enrichment programs, offered by community agencies through the district to deliver high quality programming during the summer break. This month, we're announcing the schedule for the district's Summer Learning programs. Summer learning programs are taught by district staff to students in entering grades 4 and up. Generally more academic and preparatory in nature, these courses fill up quickly. Registration opens May 1.

Preview our summer academic offerings

The Front Line
A high school teacher changed the course of her life. Thirty-three years later, Marina McMaster is still with the district. Take a journey with Marina as she reflects on her career with the district.
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Parent education night
The District Parent Advisory Council, supported by the West Vancouver School District presents Dr. Leonard Sax on May 13 at the Kay Meek Theatre. Dr. Sax's presentation What's going on with our boys and girls will explore share evidence-based research and offer practical advice to improve academic achievement and emotional resilience.

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"What's new" in education at the West Vancouver School District isn't as obvious as you might think. Superintendent Chris Kennedy talks about what the district is doing to support student learning - both inside and outside the district.
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We are so proud to highlight the work of students, alumni and staff in our district at the encore performance of the District's Lighthouse Festival of Performing and Creative Arts. Dedicated teachers nurture the artistic creativity of our students year-round, but this celebration brings it all together. 
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Our social media community offers plenty of educational insight and an opportunity to connect with the many voices throughout the district. Twitter list curated by @chrkennedy. 
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Lighthouse Festival continues this month until April 17, followed quickly by key dates for early learning and open house events. All this month, ticket applications are also open for next fall's exciting TEDxWestVancouverEd Rethinking Education event. 

Check out the district calendar for details.
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