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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Speaking Your Truth: Student Voices (from WJ Mouat)

The most recent stop on my student voice inquiry journey was at WJ Mouat. I continue to be fascinated by the diversity of thought about certain issues, and simultaneously the remarkable...

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Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Trust the Village

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I visited the temporary Upper Sumas Elementary site this week to see how the staff and students were adjusting to their “new” environment (For those of you who have been around as long as I have...

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Monday, February 28th, 2022

Student Voice: Selling Hope

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With all that has transpired in this country and in Europe over the last few weeks, it is easy to slip into despair. However, when you work with and in service of children it is both difficult and...

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Why Celebrate Black History Month?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I have a hope that one day we will not have to celebrate Black History Month, that our society, discourse and school curricula will be redolent with the contributions and experiences of Black...

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Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Renaming and Intertwining History

At the end of 2021, the Abbotsford School District approved changing the name of two of our schools - Upper Sumas Elementary to Semá:th Elementary and Matsqui Elementary to Mathxwí Elementary....

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Thursday, January 13th, 2022

My Top Three for 2022

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Over the last few years, it has been my practice to post a ...

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Sunday, December 12th, 2021

Generosity

This past month families experiencing flooding lost so much.  Having little to no time to respond, many lost items stored in the basement or crawlspace, especially seasonal items that were damaged...

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Thursday, December 9th, 2021

School is Where the Heart Is

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

When I was recently asked to share with some of my colleagues how our school district was handling the challenges related to the recent rainstorms and flooding, I could not help but reflect on the...

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Thursday, November 25th, 2021

An Open Letter to Ethan (and his Classmates)

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

On the heels of our decision to open some of our schools last week, several high school students wrote a version of this letter below to me:

Dear Dr. Godden,

On behalf...

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Knowing, Learning and Leading

Even though Canada recently observed the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (ASIA) North Poplar campus began their journey of Truth and...

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