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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Celebrating Our 2017 Retirees

As is the tradition every year, our final Difference Maker salutes the 2016-17 school year retirees. This year, we will see 45 employees retire from the Abbotsford School District.

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Thank You For Your Leadership

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As we wind the school year down, I would like to close with some reflections on 2016/17. This year will go down as one of my more memorable for a number of reasons.

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Celebrating Heather Beckett

It is said that difference makers have a mindset that separates them from others.

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The Joy & Promise of Convocation

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As you know, it is convocation season all around our district and province. We have eight different schools that host this very special rite of passage, and this year we will have over 1200 student

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Celebrating Jenn Haak

Jenn Haak is the Learning Services Department Head at Abbotsford Traditional Middle School.  As one of only a few teachers on staff who have worked in Traditional schools for all or the bulk of the

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The Many Faces of Parent Engagement

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I have been thinking about our parent engagement (one of our district goals), and how important it is to the work we do, particularly in the face of our revised curriculum. If you are a parent your

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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Celebrating Andrew Macphail

Our Difference-Maker at Abbotsford Traditional Secondary school is Andrew Macphail. Andrew has been with Traditional secondary since its second year of operation.

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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Confined Spaces

What is a confined space?

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Celebrating Lana Naples

Lana Naples is part of a strong Educational Assistant team at Mountain Elementary.

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Collab Time as Powerful PD

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

While I am generally reluctant to draw conclusions about Canadian educational practice from research conducted south of the border, I thought the below data from a survey of American teachers was q

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