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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Learning through an Integrated Arts Pedagogy

At ASIA Sumas Secondary, we are committed to developing artistic habits of mind such as exploring and creating, reasoning and reflecting, communicating and documenting, and connecting and expanding

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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Keep the Dream Alive in 2018

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

This time last year I posted the three most significant things which would impact education for 2017. Student voice, s

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Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Bustling Christmas Time in ASIA

We are in one of the busiest seasons at the Sumas Mountain campus of the Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts. Christmas season is coming and with it, our annual Christmas performance.

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Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

On Being Thankful

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As the calendar year draws to a close on what, in many respects, has been a trying year for the city of Abbotsford, and our district in particular, it is perhaps fitting that Christmas is here as a

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Parent Teacher Conferences, A Door to Deeper Understanding

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Last week was a beehive of activity across the district with parent teacher conferences, in preparation for our

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Monday, November 6th, 2017

Lest We Forget

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I recently came across the letter below that was written by Captain Charles May of the British Infantry to his wife on the eve of one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War: The Somme offe

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

In Memoriam

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

It was this time last year that life in our district seemed to stand still, as we tried to come to grips with the unthinkable tragedy that occurred at Abby Senior.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Moving from Topics to Concepts

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I visited Alexander Elementary recently, and was impressed to see learning targets on the board in every classroom I visited. It was obviously a collective attempt on the part of the staff to be cl

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

If Not Us, Then Who?

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I had the pleasure of attending our Orange Shirt Day ceremony last week at Mill Lake.

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Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Ukuleles, Marathons & Zombies

September 29th, 2017

What do ukuleles, running and Zombies have in common? Well at ASIA, everything!

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