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Teacher Sheryl Parker and students featured on CKWS-TV news

Queen Victoria School teacher Sheryl Parker was featured in a CKWS-TV news story on Friday, March 2. A former Educator of the Year Award recipient, Parker’s segment was titled ADVENTURE HERO:There’s no doubt parents play an important role in the education of their children. Watch the story online at: bit.ly/ziLCch [1]

Parker teaches students in Grade 1, 2 and 3 in the Adventure Class [2]. It is a unique program where older students help younger students, and involves parents and extended family members, as well. The program emphasizes hands-on learning, real life discovery and integrated life skills. A lively mix of ages, academic levels, skills and interests are further enriched by family and community involvement. The Adventure Class offers a warm, family-like learning environment with an emphasis on sharing, cooperation and mutual support.

Queen Victoria School, the oldest operating school in Belleville, is located on the east side of the Moira River and serves approximately 300 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Queen Victoria School [3] is a Healthy Active School Community. Facilities include a library resource centre with computer lab and a well-equipped resource room. The shaded, spacious playground has many facilities and equipment for all ages. At QVS, the “Together We Light the Way” Respect Program assists students in developing respect, appreciation and understanding of their uniqueness. The school works to promote home and school partnerships with parental involvement in the breakfast club, family activity nights, Kindergarten Welcome Bag program, class and school newsletters and book fairs. Learning celebrations include Science Week, the annual musical and the Belleville Bulls Role Model Program. The school is also home to the Adventure Class programs. Students proceed to Queen Elizabeth School in Belleville for Grade 7 and 8.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

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