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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Sask Bulletin

Aided by a $10,000 grant of musical and recording equipment from the MusiCounts Band Aid Program, the fiddling program at this Saskatoon school continues to grow in popularity among the Grade 6 to 8 students. Various folks connected with the school spoke of how much this program means for the community.

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Monday, April 13, 2020
Sask Bulletin

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Thursday, April 9, 2020
Sask Bulletin

They say it takes a special kind of person to agree to go anywhere in the world and work with people in a developing nation. I don’t know about that, but it does take a sense of adventure, flexibility and a willingness to let go of your preconceived notions about teaching and education.

My journey with Project Overseas began in November 2018 when I completed my application and submitted it to the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation. I have had the privilege of being a learning facilitator in Prairie Spirit School Division for several years now and working with adults has provided me with an opportunity to grow as a teacher and learner, while supporting the growth of other professionals.

The idea that I would get to immerse myself in a different culture and do this same work along with other Canadian professionals was exciting and overwhelming. Getting the call from the Canadian Teachers’ Federation/Fédération canadienne des enseignantes et des enseignants in late January was the final confirmation that I had been selected and I was on my way to Grenada!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Sask Bulletin

Over the past five years, the Following Their Voices initiative has been successful in improving First Nations, Métis and Inuit student credit attainment and grad rates. The Government of Saskatchewan said in a recent news release that it is encouraged by the positive results it is seeing at the 34 Saskatchewan schools that are participating in the initiative.

Since FTV has been put into place in these classrooms, positive outcomes of the initiative include a 20 percent increase in credit attainment and an 11.8 percent increase in three-year graduation rates.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020
Sask Bulletin

The Lloydminster Catholic School Division is celebrating providing French immersion to Lloydminster students for the past 35 years.

École St. Thomas held its annual Carnaval February 4 to 7, and it was their biggest yet with French immersion alumni visiting the school to celebrate the program’s past.

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