Tuesday, June 1, 2010

School Board Accreditation

Improving student achievement the focus of strategic improvement planning by the South Shore Regional School Board. Superintendent Nancy Pynch-Worthylake says the schools are all involved in the planning which right now is called accreditation through the province. She says right now they're working with the schools through the Board to make sure they're using a plan that is efficient as possible. Pynch-Worthylake says feedback from the schools identify the process as important and would like to see it continued. However, she says there are areas where the process has to be made more efficient and less time consuming for the schools. This year, the last four schools, all in Queens County have entered the accreditation process. The Department of Education does provide funding to support schools through the process and the Board has included 6 thousand dollars in its budget to assist the schools.

Bridgewater Athlete & Coach Shortlisted

A Bridgewater athlete and coach have been shortlisted as finalists for the 14th annual RICOH Sport Awards. Mattias Wolter and Tanya Daniels have been selected among Nova Scotia’s sporting greats. Wolter, one of three finalists in the running for RICOH Male Individual Athlete of the Year, established himself as the top junior steeplechase runner in Canada in 2009, placing first at the Canadian junior championships in July. The 19-year old also captured gold at the Pan-American Junior Championships in Trinidad and Tobago in August. Daniels managed an impressive load of athletes (60) this year, from developmental to elite level. A finalist for the RICOH Coach of the Year, she was the sole summer coach of the Bluenose Athletics Club. She qualified two athletes (including Wolter) for the Pan American Junior Championships and also attended Canada Games as a personal coach to two medalists. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the World Trade and Convention Centre.
The RICOH Sport Awards recognize the achievements of Nova Scotia’s elite athletes, teams, coaches, officials and volunteers in amateur sport over the past year.