REGIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT Our stories about improving student achievement eleroux@hrce.ca @Elwin_LeRoux Who Do I Contact with Questions or Concerns? 1. Start with your child’s teacher 2. Follow-up with the School Principal 3. Call HRCE at 902.464.2000 and we will connect you to the right person* * An Administrative Supervisor is assigned to each school. Part of their role is to support families and work through challenges. View Parent/Guardian Concern Protocol NOVEMBER 2018 VOL. 3 #HRCEID2018 Report Card Changes How do you ignite students’ interests in science, technology, engineering and math at an early age? You give them the opportunity to play, explore and create alongside industry professionals! Approximately 600 Grades 7 and 8 students from across Nova Scotia took part in STEMfest 2018 in early November. Organized by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education (EECD), the conference gave students and teachers a chance to focus on science, technology, engineering and math in a variety of hands-on workshops. While students were busy having fun learning new things, their teachers also took part in professional development. In addition to two days of sessions, students took part in an evening dinner event where they sat with professional engineers and industry leaders. They talked about career opportunities, made connections and even worked together to build a tower and tested its ability to withstand wind force. Click above to hear from Musquodoboit Rural High School students about their experiences at STEMfest 2018. www.hrce.ca Responsive Teaching & Learning Inside: Students from Musquodoboit Rural High School work together on an activity at the Discovery Centre’s Innovation Lab as part of STEMfest 2018.