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This page has the various stories that involve education and educational issues.
Cross country in the rain
September 17, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Area schools launch their cross country running season with today's meet here in Tisdale.
Tisdale's sports weekend
September 8, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
TMSS annual senior volleyball tournament and Trojan final camp were on this past weekend.
First Day of Tisdale School Year 2003 - 2004
August 27, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shiire
Absolutely perfect, that's what today's light rain was to signal the beginning of a new school year in this community.
Winning With People: The Challenge of Change
August 26, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Teachers and business leaders from Nipawin, Hudson Bay, Melfort and Tisdale attend a workshop by Kit Grant on personal development and coping with change in the work day environment. This page includes a QuickTime VR panorama of the scene this morning, if you do not have a recent version of QuickTime installed this image will not appear, the most recent version can be downloaded free and is easy to install.
Transportation Salvation Wraps up season
August 15, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
A great summer for this project as it is about to close up for the summer with school resuming on August 27.
Batoche Once More
June 25, 2003
by: Timothy & Judy Shire
An opportunity to share a visit to the Batoche Historical Park with the grade eight and nine students from Kelliher let us see the site and all that it symbolises. These pictures tell the story. This story includes 71 pictures and a 1MB QuickTime VR.
Sa-Hali Secondary School Flash Proejct Site
May 17, 2003
by: Mike Townsend
Mike Townsend has assembled this semester's projects from his "InfoTech - 12" course in his Kamloops High school. His students have been learning to create web sites using Micromedia "Flash" and this is your chance to check out their work. A few of the projects are not yet completed but they will shortly all be on this site.
Grad 2003 car wash
May 11, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Saturday was time for the 2003 grad class to undertake their annual car wash fund raiser.
Red River College
April 29, 2003
Using a new campus with a blend of new buildings and completely rebuilt ones to produce a setting that will facilitate the development of Canada's most innovative graphics school.
Extreme Education
April 17, 2003
by: Michael Townsend
Pushing back the edge of the frontiers is what this site and this technology is all about. Mike Townsend put together a "flash" presentation to promote the course he teaches in his Kamloops high school and you will get a kick out of what he has produced. If you are dial up you need to know this one as is 740KB to download.
Incidental learning, the stuff of real education
April 11, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
So what is really happening when a child is playing. What is really happening when a school class goes on a field trip. When learning really happens there must be experience.
Honey Bee Family Music and Dance Camps
April 9, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Late July and August a music summer camp is planned and well on its way to becoming an opportunity for young people to participate in a music programme while camping out at a local farm.
A new year begins
Wednesday, March 19, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
This picture essay of children making their way to and from school on a spring day was to be the lead today but alas their joy and good spirits are taking a second place position to the events in the Middle East. New reports indicate that Israeli schools will be open today and people in Iraq will be doing their best to live their lives as normally as possible. Good to see our kids only have to dodge snow balls as the cluster bombs and bunker busters are being delivered elsewhere.
Libraries: Cornerstones of the learning community
Friday, March 14, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Saskatchewan's teacher librarins hold their annual conference in Saskatoon and here is a first hand account of the conference.
Dragger 32
Thursday, February 20, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
With the restriction of being able to move only his head an Aylsham man is using technology to rebuild a new life and career for himself.
Checked out a book lately?
Sunday, January 26, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
Here is your chance to visit Tisdale's public library. There is a need for a word of caution, if you are accessing this site using a dial up connection this page will take a will to download as it includes a 1.7 MB QuickTime VR of the library's interior. This also is a test page using a ten inch rather than an eight inch format. I would appreciate feedback on this new wider design.
Indoor soccer tournment
Sunday, January 26, 2003
by: Timothy W. Shire
The RECPlex was a bouncing with soccer balls Saturday as teams from surrounding communities came out for a tournment.
Making a new home for Student Support Centre
December 16, 2002
Work has begun as the store front downtown is being transformed into the new Student Support Centre for Tisdale School Division.
Tisdale School Divison Presented with Premier's Award
November 20, 2002
The Premier's Board of Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in Education was presented Monday morning to Tisdale School Division.
Student run nutrition program at Stobart High School, Duck Lake
November 20, 2002
Darcy Schill tells us about their program and a student Scott Seland did up the pictures for you to see how this project works.
Penguin Walk 2002
November 19, 2002
Each year the grade eight art classes produce a penguin each at this time of the year and then last Friday they took them for a walk. This page includes a 27 picture Flash presentation that is 1.5MB to download.
Exceptionality: What is not average?
November 12, 2002
Parents really need to think about what words like exceptional, average and special education mean. Educators and politicians toss these words around and the public gets sucked into a vortex of abnormal thoughts.
Mr. Freggi and the healthy lunch
October 24, 2002
Archerwill Co-op pitches in to promote healthy lunches at Archerwill school throughout this week.
Tisdale School Division signs partner deal with RM of Tisdale, Credit Union and Metis Nation of Saskatchewan
October 22, 2002
Tisdale Middle and Secondary School's alternative programme has been identified as a very positive educational concept for the community and three partners have stepped forward to purchase a storefront location and provide the place with equipment and support.
The right to education
October 18, 2002
Be sure to check the reference on this story as it fills in the details about a strike of the educational assistants in Hamilton Ontario. Mark Alan Whittle explains the action he is taking to attempt to get something close to fairness for his disabled son. This discrimnatory strike only affects the disabled children and clearly is an issue that we all need to be concerned about as it is how we treat those least fortunate that a society is judged.
The RECPlex Domain
September 29, 2002
From atop the RECPlex arena we have a remarkable QuickTime VR (2MB)panorama of the town. Spirit of cooperation and collaboration that is seen in the working of the RECPlex is a model not only for this community but others as well. This page also includes the 20 second intro to the Tisdale Town video (800K)
Tisdale School Division Official Grand Opening of Welding programme
September 26, 2002
This morning at 11:30 TMSS saw the official launch of its partnered programme with Northern Steel Industries and Beeland Co-op Association who are participating in developing the new industrial welding programme.
Sylvania the fall of 2002
September 21, 2002
Harvest is in progress, the leaves turning and children well into the new school year. A look at rural life in a Saskatchewan village. This page includes a 620K Quicktime VR panorama image.
Terry Fox Run - Tisdale Elementary School
September 13, 2002
Inspired by the young man who attempted to run across Canada on his one leg the students of the Elementary School were out this afternoon doing their part to remember his efforts and help in the cause.
Musikgeek - Shannon Andrews
September 5, 2002
Shannon Andrews introduces a new concept in music instruction as her routine for the new instructional year gets underway.
TMSS Classic Senior volleyball tournament
September 7. 2002
Teams from all over the province are working the volleyball courts at Tisdale's Middle Secondary School this weekend.
School Year 2002 - 2003 Begins Today
August 26, 2002
A magnificent August day for the new school year to get underway here in Tisdale and in much of the province.
New Tee
June 14, 2002
A new set of tees have expanded both the size and difficulty of the Riverside golf course in Tisdale. Here are some shots of the tee off in St. Theresa Park.
Saskatchewan School Librarians Hold Annual Convention
May 5, 2002
The stuff of learning is to education what dirt is to farming and this weekend Saskatchewan's school librarians gathered in Saskatoon to provide each other with improved tools and awareness of the important role they play in the furthering of education in this province.
Belly Button Buddies
May 6, 2002
Writer, artist and entertainment combined in a book, painting and performance combination that is both charming and poignant.
Bike Repair Shop and Student Support Centre
May 13, 2002
Lindsay Krestianson explained the entrepeneurial high school credit program for a group of students in a new programme operated by Tisdale School Division.
Church and State
May 13, 2002
Ron Thornton is concerned that the clash between the Catholic Separate School system in Oshawa Ontario and Ontario courts could have serious ramifications.
Cumberland Community College
May 30, 2002
A fabulous setting for adult education in Tisdale's RECplex facility.
Waiting For The Bus
May 31, 2002
Getting to and from school safely is an important part of every child's life. In the small town of Tisdale that involves intown school bus pick ups.
The Myth of the Free Market: American Economy and Higher Tuition Fees at Canadian Law Schools
March 18, 2002
It looks like Canadian universities are going begin pricing tuition toward the wages graduates can expect. This unseemly elitist move looks bad for prospective students but even worse for a society that houses such institutions.
Important Stuff
February 13, 2000
This morning we get a different view of education then what you might expect from a form high school principal as Timothy Shire discusses the role of education in our society.
Embedding The Internet In Our Education System: It Is Not A Matter of Money, It Is A Matter of Mind
February 7, 1999
Be sure to drop back and see Mario deSantis' excellent article on how schools can implement the use of the Internet into their curriculum.
Work Experience Luncheon
February 10, 1999
TMSS entertains the employers who helped out with last semester's work experience course for grade ten students.
To Seek An Older World
February 11, 1999
The way we humans learn is examined in this article that discusses some experimental short course projects.
A Personal Story: Learning and New Technologies In Education
February 1, 1999
You can't beat first hand experience to bring awareness of not only problems but how problems can and are solved. Mario deSantis tells us clearly and consisely about some problems our educational system has and points to the direction we can take to improve things drastically.
A Personal Experience: Knowledge Is Not Transferred, It is Constructed
February 2, 1999
Mario deSantis shares with us his thoughts on the learning process, this is an article that you need to read carefully and think over. In it, he explains the key to a learning, the ability to construct one's own knowledge base.
Computer Advances In Education: Another Internet Revolution
February 5, 1999
Mario deSantis tells us about inexpensive job related course that can be taken over the internet.