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Borrow eBooks & Audiobooks: CDSBEO is extremely excited to promote OverDrive, an online library where staff and students can access eBooks and audiobooks FREE!

Please note that OverDrive automatically grants students access to eBooks and AudioBooks that are appropriate for their age. OverDrive resources are divided into three categories: Juvenile, Young Adult and Adult. For more information please see the parent letter and poster below

OverDrive- Parent Information Letter

Drop by the Library every Wednesday at lunch hour to learn more about Office 365. Look for the EDTECH SQUAD sign on the table beside the Reference Desk.

Please join us for the CEC Spring Event! Thursday May 10th, 2018

Please see the poster below for more information!

Agenda for Professional Development Day April 27th, 2018

Please follow the link below to access the agenda.

Agenda April 27 2018 PA Day


Earth Month April JAC and EcoClub Team up to make our school GREEN!

Welcome to Earth Month! This year, JAC and our EcoClub have made plans to celebrate with a variety of activities aimed at reducing our school’s overall consumption of energy and our overall generation of waste. These activities include:

SCHOOL-WIDE CONSERVATION CHALLENGE (APRIL 9 – 30) – Random classroom visits will check on energy consumption (ie. Are electronics off when not in use?, Are lights out when classes are gone?, etc.) and waste production (ex. are any recyclables in the garbage?, Is any garbage in the recycling bin?, Do your students use GOOS paper?, etc.). We will report on our progress throughout April and give tips for ways to conserve more.

LITTERLESS LUNCH WEEK (APRIL 16 – 20) – Next week we will encourage students to have litterless lunches each day. There will be small prizes handed out when people are caught being environmentally responsible.

EARTH HOUR (APRIL 23) – We will be conducting an Earth Hour where we encourage you and your students to not use electronic devices or lights for at least an hour.  The start and end time will be determined closer to the date.

PITCH-IN SCHOOL GROUNDS CLEAN UP (APRIL 26) – You are invited take your class out to help clean up the school grounds.  There will be a sign-up list in the staff room closer to the date.

Classes can get involved directly by contributing to our EcoSchool application! Here are some ways to do so (especially if you have a geography, math or science class!!):

  • Waste Audit – have your class conduct a waste audit 

  • Classroom Lighting Assessment 

  • School Energy Consumption Assessment 

  • School Appliance Audit 

  • Butterfly garden clean up and planting

McCarthys Uniform store will not be open Tuesday April 24th and Wednesday April 25th but will re open regular hours the following week.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT Pre-Order your Yearbook for $45.00, please visit Mrs. Minnema in the Library Room 212

Yearbooks can be pre ordered from Mrs. Minnema in the Library Room 212. 

The Sr girls’ soccer tournament scheduled for April 18th has been cancelled? No new date has been determined as of yet.

Nationwide Jersey Day taking place this Thursday, April 12.

In honour of the victims of the Humboldt Broncos accident this pas weekend, the Board is encouraging schools to participate in the nation wide Jersey Day. To show our support to the community, we are encouraging students to wear their favourite jersey and to make a donation. All funds raised will be forwarded to the families of victims. 


Grade 7 students participate in the Heritage Fair

On March 7th, 2018 our Grade 7 Students participated in the Heritage Fair. Congratulations to the following students who will go on to the regional heritage fair in Perth on May 10, 2018: 

 7C: Grace Noonan, Lauren Rath, Hunter Pennett, Jayden Dowdall, Charlotte McFarland 

 7I: Jean-Luc Boucher, Charlotte Stewart, Brooklyn Cooper, Amelia Stacey, Kira Peskett 


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