School Expansion Gets Green Light

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At last week’s Open House, Principal Sheryl Hunter was peppered with questions about the construction surrounded the school ranging from “what is happening here?” to “Why isn’t it almost finished?” The answer to the second question was available at the September 6th Council meeting, where the building permit for the … Continue reading

EQAO Results Confirm Need to Focus on Math

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According to the 2015/16 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) results issued last week for Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board students in grades 3, 6 and 9, students have largely maintained the improvements they have made in provincial testing over time … Continue reading

Cavan U11 Girls Rep Team End the Season with Smiles

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On Tuesday, August 30th, the Maple Leaf – Cavan U11 Girls Rep Team played their very last game of the season.   The girls played an AWESOME game against Peterborough White! The girls really stepped it up a notch with their speedy running, excellent foot work, beautiful passes, superb goal-tending, … Continue reading

Julie Vallieres’ Takes Her Mental Health Awareness Message to the Streets of Quebec

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On Sunday August 28th, St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School Teacher ran her 3rd marathon covering the 42.2 km from Levis to Quebec City in support of mental health awareness. She also dedicated this effort to her friend and neighbor whose tragic and sudden accidental death this summer has left behind … Continue reading

Story Time 2.0 —Books and Reading and Play and Learn!

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  Beginning this September story time is moving away from the typical “story time model”. We are venturing into new territories using the play-based learning model for young children. We will still read a story or two, rhyme along, or sing-a-song, BUT will replace the craft time with play time! … Continue reading

Another Record Year for Cavan Soccer Club

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  The players just keep coming! This year, Maple Leaf Cavan Football Club had a record registration, with over 1600 players from age four to adult playing soccer on fields in and around the township including those at Maple Leaf Park, Crestwood Secondary School and Fleming College. The bulk of … Continue reading

Popular North Cavan Principal Retires

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North Cavan parents were shocked last month to receive a newsletter from their Principal Bob Sinclair announcing his retirement at the end of the school year. An engaging, energetic leader at the school, Sinclair’s humour and relaxed leadership style has infected the school with a positive, optimistic and respectful atmosphere … Continue reading

Millbrook South Cavan Extension Update

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Plans have just been released illustrating the extension that will proceed to provide Millbrook South Cavan School some much needed space. The 10,570 square foot extension will include five classrooms as well as the much anticipated Daycare facility. Last month, the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board authorized administration to … Continue reading

North Cavan Students Jump into the Deep End

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Grade three students at North Cavan headed to the Peterborough YMCA to receive swimming instruction which provides essential skills required to survive an unexpected fall into deep water. The students and their teacher travelled to the pool for three one-hour, in-water lessons in addition to the delivery of three in-class … Continue reading

Applications Welcome for Conservation Scholarship

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The Otonabee Conservation Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016 “Conservation Foundation McCulloch Scholarship” from graduating high school students pursuing post-secondary education in an environmental field. The $500.00 cash award is presented to a graduating student having demonstrated leadership in conservation or environmental projects and planning to pursue post-secondary … Continue reading

What’s New in our Elementary Schools? (Besides Sex Ed)

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Karen Graham After absorbing the students from South Monaghan Public School last September, enrolment at Millbrook South Cavan has stabilized and sits this month at 416 students. Principal Sheryl Hunter believes the school day schedule with two 40 minute breaks is very beneficial for students, as it allows the school … Continue reading