Education

Department of Education

Education Week 2017

April 24 – April 28, 2017

Canada 150: Stories of Yukon and Yukon First Nations

Education Week celebrates the importance of education at all levels throughout our lives: public school, post-secondary, training and skills upgrading.

This year's theme, Canada 150: stories of Yukon and Yukon First Nations, celebrates education and the history of Canada and Yukon First Nations. We learn about our past to help us build our future together and use education to reflect on our histories, to share our stories of the past and present, and move forward.

Find out more about Education Week events below or connect with your local school.
 

Dates: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday


Monday, April 24

Event: École Whitehorse Elementary School’s annual Read-a-thon
Location:
École Whitehorse Elementary School
Time: runs until Friday, April 28
Open to: Students at École Whitehorse Elementary School 
Description: Students set a goal and aim to focus on their reading throughout the week.
For more information: Contact École Whitehorse Elementary School 

Event: Muffin Morning
Location:
Grey Mountain Primary School
Time: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Open to: Parents and students at Grey Mountain Primary School
Description: Parents and students participate in a reading event while enjoying a morning muffin
For more information: Contact Grey Mountain Primary School


Tuesday, April 25

Event: Heritage Fair Open House   
Location:
St. Elias Community School
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Open to: Parents and community members 
Description: All parents and community members are invited to attend  this celebration of learning as our Grade 6/7 students present the amazing heritage, traditions culture and history through the stories of their families, elders and ancestors.
For more information: Contact St. Elias Community School

Event: Storytelling and processing fish with Elders
Location:
Ross River School
Time: Throughout the day
Open to: students at Ross River School 
Description: Students will participate in a storytelling activity with Elders and learn how to cut up fish 
For more information: Contact Ross River School 

Event: Selkirk Showcase
Location:
Selkirk Elementary School
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Open to: Selkirk school community
Description: A display of perform arts will have Canada’s 150th as a theme. Student performances will include instrumental music for violin and guitar, choir presentations in both English and French and dance performances.
For more information: Contact Selkirk Elementary School  

Event: École Whitehorse Elementary brown bag lunch 
Location:
École Whitehorse Elementary School
Time: 11:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Open to: Parents and families of students at École Whitehorse Elementary School 
Description: Parents and Families are invited to bring a lunch and join their child at school and to stay and play with their child for a bit at recess.
For more information: Contact École Whitehorse Elementary School

Event: First Nations fine art activity
Location:
Grey Mountain Primary School
Time: Throughout the day
Open to: students at Grey Mountain Primary School
Description: Each class will participate in a Yukon First Nations fine arts activity 
For more information: Contact Grey Mountain Primary School


Wednesday, April 26

Event: Destination Imagination Challenge
Location:
École Whitehorse Elementary School library
Time: 12:10 – 12:40 p.m.
Open to: Parents and families of students at École Whitehorse Elementary School 
Description: Parents are invited to meet their child in their classroom after lunch and come together to the library to collaborate on a Destination Imagination challenge by using open-ended materials to solve a problem.
For more information: Contact École Whitehorse Elementary School

Event: First Nation Elders Tea and Storytelling
Location:
Grey Mountain Primary School
Time: Throughout the day 
Open to: Students at Grey Mountain Primary School
Description: First Nations Elders join students at Grey Mountain Primary School to have tea and tell stories
For more information: Contact Grey Mountain Primary School



Thursday, April 27

Event: History with an Elder
Location:
Ross River School 
Time: Throughout the day 
Open to: Students Ross River School 
Description: an Elder from the community will join students at the school for a history lesson
For more information: Contact Ross River School 

Event: Destination Imagination Challenge
Location:
École Whitehorse Elementary School library
Time: 12:10 – 12:40 p.m.
Open to: Parents and families of students at École Whitehorse Elementary School 
Description: Parents are invited to meet their child in their classroom after lunch and come together to the library to collaborate on a Destination Imagination challenge by using open-ended materials to solve a problem
For more information: Contact École Whitehorse Elementary School    

Event: Cultural Stations
Location:
Grey Mountain Primary School
Time: Throughout the day 
Open to: Students at Grey Mountain Primary School
Description: Grey Mountain Primary School setting up cultural stations around the school for students to visit
For more information: Contact Grey Mountain Primary School

Friday, April 28

Event: Trip to Finlayson Lake
Location:
Ross River School 
Time: Throughout the day 
Open to: Students Ross River School 
Description: an Elder from the community will bring the students on a trip to Finlayson Lake
For more information: Contact Ross River School 

Event: Family Dance 
Location:
École Whitehorse Elementary School
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Open to: Parents and families of students at École Whitehorse Elementary School 
Description: Parents and families of students come together for a dance in the evening
For more information: Contact École Whitehorse Elementary School

Details on other Education Week events will be added to the calendar when available.