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Severe Weather Reminders

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Severe Weather Reminders

Severe weather is a way of life in Saskatchewan. In Regina, it gets cold in the winter. There are severe weather conditions that include snow, ice, blizzards and windchill  that we have come to expect.

Read this article about what to expect and how to provide feedback.

Going to school is also a way of life for our students and staff, regardless of the weather. Very rarely are Regina Public schools closed during a regular school day. Even in a blizzard! School buses and transportation similarly will run in most temperatures.

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Fall Land-Based Trip

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Fall Land-Based Trip

NOVEMBER 23, 2022 -- The beginning of the new school year came very fast, and planning for a new land-based learning experience for students was exceptional. It is hard work to ensure students learn and achieve curriculum outcomes and indicators while also infusing the experience with Indigenous content.

The students at Albert Community School had the same experiences that staff had on their Professional Development (PD) day. Students were able to help finish raising a tipi, learn Indigenous games, smudge, make their own bannock over an open fire, walk for Wenjack, and pick rosehip, wolf willow and sage.

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Judge Bryant Staff Connect to the Land

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Judge Bryant Staff Connect to the Land

NOVEMBER 4, 2022 -- Staff members at Judge Bryant School had the opportunity to experience an aspect of Indigenous tradition first hand as they headed to Last Mountain Lake to pick sage. This experience was led by Indigenous Education Coordinator Jeff Cappo.

Jeff spoke about the importance of sage in Indigenous culture and explained how smudging can cleanse the spirit. Tobacco was placed along the grounds as an offering and permission was asked from Mother Earth prior to picking the sacred plant. The Judge Bryant staff spent the morning collecting the medicinal sage while the sun warmed the valley.

The experience was a way to reflect on and honour treaty relationships as folks made a connection to the land.

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Albert Community Celebrates Together

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Albert Community Celebrates Together

NOVEMBER 2, 2022 -- The months of September and October have been busy for Albert Community School staff, students and families. There have been many activities in and around the school to celebrate re-engagement of students and families who have not had the opportunity to engage with the school as a community since the onset of COVID.

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Johnson Staff Take Part in Treaty Walk

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Johnson Staff Take Part in Treaty Walk

NOVEMBER 2, 2022 -- On October 7th, F.W. Johnson Collegiate staff, along with Elders Hazel Dixon and Lloyd Carrier, travelled to the Treaty Education Alliance Centre in Fort Qu’Appelle to participate in a Treaty Walk. It is a “hike, a stroll, a field trip with Treaty on the mind” and “the goal is to promote our shared history and work towards truth and reconciliation by reflecting on Treaty and our role within it” (Koops, 2012).

Sheena Koops, Nation Building Advocate, led staff to multiple locations to better understand the original intent of Treaty 4. Staff gained a deeper understanding of the ways that the treaty agreement has been broken and our collective obligation to honour it again. Staff also had time to share and reflect on their personal treaty story.

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Students Visit RIIS Cemetery

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Students Visit RIIS Cemetery

NOVEMBER 1, 2022 -- On the chilly afternoon of Friday, October 14th, the Grades 7/8 students at Coronation Park Community School were guided on a walk of the Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS) cemetery site by Bill Wall. The visit was in recognition of Secret Path Week that commemorates the legacies of Chanie Wenjack and Gord Downie from October 17th to 22nd.

The students and school leaders learned about Regina’s residential school that was operated from 1891 to 1910 with students from some 43 First Nations on the Prairies. The cemetery, where 35 to 40 children are believed to be buried, is located on Pinkie Road in northwest Regina and has Municipal as well as Provincial Heritage Property status.

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Literacy and Numeracy at The Crescents

1 month ago
Literacy and Numeracy at The Crescents

OCTOBER 28, 2022 -- Jenn Hall, the new teacher-librarian at The Crescents School, is working hard to create a diverse library selection. Students are reading books that promote the Regina Public Schools Shared Values of I Belong; I Want to Know; I Respect and I am Responsible.

Ensuring diverse representation of characters and scenarios in both fiction and nonfiction literature, Jenn Hall strategically seeks to locate books where all students can read at their independent level. Student engagement and agency at The Crescents library are thriving!

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Lakeview Raises Treaty 4 Flag

1 month 3 weeks ago
Lakeview Raises Treaty 4 Flag

OCTOBER 3, 2022 -- The Treaty 4 flag is now flying at Lakeview School! As the sun was rising on September 21st, staff joined Indigenous Education Coordinator Jeff Cappo on the front lawn to learn how to put up a tipi. After the tipi was raised, Elder Frank and Knowledge Keeper Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway performed pipe ceremonies and blessed the Treaty 4 flag. Participating in the pipe ceremony was a first for most staff members and was a very special part of their day.

Once the students arrived, the entire school assembled on the front lawn. Elder Sharon said a prayer followed by speeches from Principal Laurie Ellis, Superintendent Lois Herridge, SCC Co-chair Shannon Williams and Trustee Adam Hicks.

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F.W. Johnson Staff Continue Reconciliation Journey

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F.W. Johnson Staff Continue Reconciliation Journey

SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 -- To prepare for the 2022-23 school year, the F.W. Johnson Collegiate learning leader and administration team, along with Indigenous Advocate Deanna Pelletier, created a PD plan called “ka-takosininaw”—we will get there. In its third year, their journey of reconciliation is committed to actions and learning from the land.

On August 30th, F.W. Johnson staff gathered at Lumsden Beach Camp for their opening professional development. The day began with an opening smudge followed by Elder Hazel Dixon sharing teaching about the sacred medicines of tobacco and sage with the staff. Elder Lloyd Carrier taught about the importance of learning from the land and building on the gifts that students bring with them.

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RPS Staff Raise Tipi in Record Time

2 months ago
RPS Staff Raise Tipi in Record Time

SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 -- Team acahkosak (which means “stars” in Cree) participated in the Glen Anaquod Memorial Tipi-Raising Competition on Friday, September 22nd at the University of Regina.

Competing in the Community category, this superstar team consisted of Jeff Cappo (Indigenous Education Coordinator), Mike Tomchuk (Superintendent), Kola McKenzie-Cappo (Learning Response Teacher at Dr. George Ferguson and Thomson) and Rulene Gilroy (Principal at Thomson). The team was able to raise their tipi with an impressive time of 8 minutes and 58 seconds!

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