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EVES students impress

Students at Eagle View Elementary present a documentary to the Board of School District 85

Five Grade 6 students from Eagle View were invited to present their documentary to the Board of School District 85 this week.

The documentary, What’s in a Name?, charts the history of Eagle View Elementary through photographs, newspaper articles and interviews. After the presentation, the girls fielded questions from a thoroughly impressed Board, who commended the effort and professionalism of the students.

Morgan Puglas, Elise Quest, Maya Waldstein, Olivia Haysey and Emma Jensen accepted the challenge project from teacher-librarian Sandra Gunson, who co-ordinated with the students but stressed that the students were the driving force behind the project.

“I couldn’t be more proud of them,” she said. “They have worked on this for seven months, interviewing people on their breaks and on weekends, searching microfiche, learning to work as a group and with the technology. I’m really proud of what they’ve done.”

The students themselves enjoyed the challenges of the project and learned a lot of new skills.

“We learned how to plan and pick good sources,” said project leader Maya. “We had to learn how to work together and use the technology too,” she continued, referencing the iPods and iPads that were used to film and edit the documentary.

The girls said that they would like to put together a blooper reel of their interviews and experiences as their next project.

Gunson said that she will be uploading the documentary to the school website in the near future. The view the video, go to www.eves.sd85.bc.ca.

After the presentation, the Board got down to business at the last scheduled meeting of the school year.

Superintendent Scott Benwell gave a presentation detailing future goals in English. He set the target that all readers should be at grade level by Grade 5 and that the number of students leaving with a C+ or better be increased by 20%.

Backed by a wealth of statistical evidence, his main rationale was that, since English is a “significant gateway course,” intensive efforts should be made to ensure that all students leave school with a solid foundation in English.

Assistant Superintendent Katherine McIntosh then introduced the SD85 Literacy Plan, and the cyber-bullying prevention pamphlet which was given to students.

 

The meeting was adjourned with the next meeting scheduled for September.

 

 

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