Screen Free Week is April 29 to May 5
Screen Free Week is an annual event which encourages and challenges people to put down their entertainment screens and spend more time connecting with people and engaging in other activities. It is also a time to reflect on the positive and negative effects of technology and the way we use it.
and https://www.screenfree.org/about/ for more information.
We were pleased to be invited to attend the Education Week awards ceremony at Dartmouth South Academy this week.
We would like to extend our congratulations to all the award recipients and acknowledge the work they do in going above and beyond to ensure all students feel included and truly represent and exemplify this years Education Week theme: Inclusive Education - Helping our students and children succeed.
We are pleased to announce that Troy Turple, a parent volunteer was presented with an award by The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and the Honourable Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development for Education Week. Troy demonstrates his passion and enthusiasm for volunteering through his involvement and leadership of activities which directly impact students in his community. Troy is the organizer of the Michelin Challenge Education (MCE) volunteer program at Michelin North America (Canada) C3 Waterville. In just two years, Troy has quadrupled the number of volunteers who support students at Cambridge and District Elementary School from 7 to 28. Under Troy's guidance, MCE volunteers support students in concept development and solidifying concepts taught in their classrooms. MCE volunteers also support students in the areas of reading, math, enrichment, engagement, self-esteem, self-advocacy, and relationship building. Troy works closely with the Cambridge and District Elementary School Core Planning Team in order to ensure that MCE provides positive adult role models and the best experience possible for the students of the school.
NSFHSA were pleased to take part in the Lieutenant Governor's Respectful Citizenship Awards Selection Committee this week. There were some outstanding nominations. It is always so good to hear the good things students in Nova Scotia are doing.
There will be an awards ceremony in the near future to celebrate the outstanding work and innovation of the students.