Post Tagged with: "school"

Like Meriwether Lewis Elementary School in Portland, Oregon (pictured here), in Yarmoth, Nova Scotia is offering health options to its students. Image: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Not Your Typical School Cafeteria

There are moist carrot cake muffins. Subs made with homemade buns.
Fresh baked banana bread. Even the sausage on the pizza is made by hand.
And the most expensive item on the menu is $6, including tax.
Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School does not have a typical cafeteria.

by · October 29, 2014 · Health, News
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Quebec School Bans Homework

An elementary school in Jonquière, Quebec, has made some of its students very happy by banning homework for the year.

by · September 16, 2014 · Kids, News
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500,000 B.C. Kids Not In School

Now that the summer is over, nearly half a million children in British Columbia (B.C.) should be in school–but they aren’t. That’s because teachers there are on strike.

by · September 5, 2014 · Kids, News, Politics
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Sun Screen Not Allowed In San Antonio Schools

Some students in San Antonio, Texas have been told they can’t bring sunscreen to school.

by · June 12, 2014 · Kids, News
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Grade 8 Trip Cancelled For Safety Reasons

Grade 8 students at Amesbury Middle School were looking forward to their big graduation trip to a camp in Eastern Ontario.

by · June 3, 2014 · Kids, News
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Daycare For Cellphones?

Students in New York City are not allowed to take cellphones to school.

But students in one neighbourhood have come up with a solution that keeps their phones nearby and also benefits local businesses.

by · April 25, 2014 · Kids, Lighter, News
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Canadian Teens Will Stand Up Against Bullying

Teens across Canada will soon be helping their peers to shut down bullying.

The Canadian government announced it will spend a quarter of a million dollars on a new anti-bullying project called Stand Up to Bullying and Discrimination in Canadian Communities.

The Canadian Red Cross will organize the project, which will involve more than 50,000 Canadian youths.

The first step will be for 2,400 “facilitators,” aged 13 to 17, to put on anti-bullying workshops. The goal is for least 20 young people to be in the audience at each workshop.

The project’s second phase includes three gatherings, led by young people, in Ontario, British Columbia and the Atlantic region. During each gathering, 150 Canadian kids will be empowered to “take action against bullying and discrimination in their communities,” according to a media release from the Canadian Red Cross.

“The Red Cross has been working for many years in Canada to engage youth and harness their leadership to prevent bullying and harassment,” said Conrad Sauvé, Secretary General and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross,” according to the media release.

by · June 3, 2013 · News
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Lego School Will Be A Bricks-And-Mortar Reality This August

How would you like to go to Lego school?

That’s just what some kids will get a chance to do, when the new International School of Billund opens in Denmark this August.

The school was built by the owner of Lego, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, who lives in Billund. He is the grandson of the man who founded the company.

And, just like many kids have built Lego towns, billionaire Kristiansen and his family have used their money to build a church, an airport, a library and a theatre in the town of Billund.

The school will be start with kids aged three to seven and expand to include kids up to age 16 by 2015.

by · May 28, 2013 · News
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For Healthier Kids, Put Away The Car And Walk To School

Only a quarter of Canadian kids walk or bike to school and that’s not enough, according to a new “report card on physical activity for children and youth.”

Active Healthy Kids Canada (AHKC) is a Canadian charity that encourages children and their parents to get more exercise.

Their report found that only 24 per cent of five to 17-year-olds in Canada use “active transportation” to get to school.

“Active transportation” means not using cars, trains or buses.

On the other hand, their parents were twice as likely to walk to school when they were children.

Every year in its report card, AHKC focuses on one aspect of healthy living.

This year’s theme, “driving,” looked at how much exercise kids are getting when they travel to and from different places near their homes.

by · May 21, 2013 · Health, Kids
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Program Provides Help To Angry Teens

A program to prevent kids from dropping out of school is now available in Canada.

Reconnecting Youth is a U.S. program that helps kids gain self-esteem and cope with their emotions.

The Canadian program adds something more. It helps kids to see how anger can rule their lives.

The Canadian program is taught by social workers, who have training to help kids deal with anger that may be holding them back.

Many teens who are angry may also skip classes, insult teachers and even drop out of school, says Ed Schild, a spokesperson for the Reconnecting Youth program.

Reconnecting Youth has been a pilot project at R.H. King Academy in Toronto for the past two years.

by · May 12, 2013 · Kids