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May 31, 2013 Grade 6 Late French Immersion Program
This program is available to all Whitehorse area students who will be entering Grade 6 in September.
The Late French Immersion curriculum is very similar to what is taught in Grade 6 English classes. It includes the same content areas in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, physical education, music and art, except that all subjects are taught in FRENCH. Language Arts in English is re-introduced in grade seven.
Registration is now open. To read more, click here.
May 29, 2013 C.H.A.O.S. 9 & 10 registration deadline extended to June 5
C.H.A.O.S., meaning Community, Heritage, Adventure, Outdoors, Skills, is an experiential program offered out of the Wood Street Centre and is available out of the Wood Street Centre in Whitehorse. Registration is available to all Yukon students entering Grade 9 or 10 next year. To read more, click here.
Legislation allows the Government of Yukon to work with user and stakeholder groups to develop regulations that will apply to movable soccer goals. To read more, click here.
Whitehorse Elementary School teacher Michel Emery has been selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator, making him the first teacher in northern Canada to receive the distinction.
The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program began in 1994, when Apple recognized K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways. Today it has grown into a worldwide community of over 2,000 visionary educators and innovative leaders who are doing amazing things with technology in and out of the classroom.
“Technology has always had an important place in my practice as a teacher” Emery said. “In the past 15 years in education, I have researched and applied different ways to empower and engage my students using various technologies and applications.”
Emery holds a Master of Education in Information Communication Technology and Learning from the University of Aberdeen and is involved in the Digital Literacy Working Group at Yukon Education.
This summer he will travel to Austin, Texas to join other educators at this year’s Apple Distinguished Educator Institute.
For more information about the Apple Distinguished Educator Award, click here.
May 8, 2013 Congratulations to the F.H. Collins Gay Straight Alliance for being the 2013 CSSN/TD Award for Excellence Against LGBT Youth Bullying winner!
The group was nominated for their efforts on various projects throughout the year, most notably for the Ally Day event that they hosted this past Valentine’s Day. The F.H. Collins Gay Straight Alliance is the first Canadian GSA to exist north of 60°.
The group will receive the award while in Toronto attending the Gay Straight Alliance Summit later this month.
May 2, 2013 Five-year busing contracts awarded
Watson Lake Bus Lines Co. Ltd. – also known as Takhini Transport – has been awarded five-year school busing contracts for urban and rural Yukon. To read more, click here.
April 22, 2013 Grey Mountain Primary students connect with International Space Station
Grade 3 students at Grey Mountain Primary School connected with Commander Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The students asked him questions about life and work in space. To listen to their conversation, click on the below link.
April 19, 2013 Education Week at the Legislature
Minister Kent joined Mrs. Colgan’s Grade 4 class from Whitehorse Elementary School for Education week at the legislature.
April 16, 2013 Late French Immersion Grade 6 program
École Whitehorse Elementary School will hold a meeting for parents interested in the Late French Immersion Grade 6 program for the next school year. A meeting will be held on Monday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at École Whitehorse Elementary School. For more information please call, 867-667-8083.
April 16, 2013 WorkFutures website to assist Yukoners with career planning and job search
The new Yukon WorkFutures website was unveiled to education and labour market stakeholders by Education Minister Scott Kent at the Old Fire Hall today. To read more, click here.
April 15, 2013 Destination ImagiNation Education Week event
Join Destination ImagiNation for their showcase on Friday, April 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hidden Valley School. For more information about this event and other Education week events, click here.
April 15, 2013 Yukon First Nations social studies units to be required in schools
Yukon First Nations social studies materials will become part of the required curriculum for all Grade 5 classes beginning in the 2013/14 school year. To read more, click here.
April 12, 2013 Yukon Education Week 2013 will celebrate ‘Every Student, Every Day’
The importance of lifelong learning will be highlighted as the territory celebrates Education Week from April 15 to 19. To read more, click here.
April 11, 2013 Amendments to Education Act passed to improve student success
Students will have access to more instructional time and teachers will receive more professional development opportunities as a result of amendments passed in the Yukon Legislative Assembly. To read more, click here.
April 10, 2013 Grade 4 Yukon student publishes e-book based on experiences in Panama
Golden Horn Elementary School Grade 4 student Maible Matrishon has written, photographed and self-published an e-book based on her experiences living on an island near Bocas del Toro, Panama.To read more, click here.
April 5, 2013 Discussions to begin on possibility of French First Language school at site of new F.H. Collins
Yukon Education and the Commission Scolaire Francophone du Yukon (CSFY) have begun preliminary discussions regarding the possibility of building a French First Language high school on the F.H. Collins site, which would be connected to the core facilities of the new school. To read more, click here.
Government of Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6
Phone: (867) 667-5141
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5141
Fax: (867) 393-6339