Whitehorse Elementary School

The whole fish tale

Many people wouldn’t be surprised to hear that long-time Yukoner Josée Carbonneau is a passionate fisher. Like many northerners, Carbonneau has an affinity for fishing. It’s what she does with the fish that leaves people awestruck. Long after her fly fishing flies have been tied, and after her hip waders have dried, Carbonneau takes the …

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He built a better greenhouse

There are two kinds of gardeners in the Yukon: those who can grow tomatoes and those who can’t. With Yukoner Bob Sharp’s Solar Growing Greenhouse Kit – a stable-temperature greenhouse that extends the growing season by three months – it is now much easier to join that first club. “Nothing about this is secret,” Sharp says. “It’s …

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Tres Bien!

This year marks the 35th anniversary of French immersion programs in the Yukon and the École Whitehorse Elementary School decided to do something big to celebrate. That big project turned into a musical production of The Little Prince, with 450 students in all of the grades involved. The school started having auditions in October and …

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Fun Fair tips by Nash and Thayer

What are those? “Whiffle balls.” What are they for? “Tic-Tac-Toe.” Five-year-old Nash Battersby is about to school me in the art of winning prizes at the Fun Fair at Whitehorse Elementary School, this Friday and Saturday. The whiffle balls are thrown into the nine-hole grid and, well, everyone knows what needs to be done. Nash …

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A Little Off the Top: And So It Begins

Paula Thompson said it best. “I’m in awe of primary teachers. They’re amazing, amazing people. They just know what to do.” Thompson oughtta know. She’s a former teacher and a former principal. Now she helps teach teachers. So she’s well-placed to recognize the importance of kindergarten and primary teachers in setting the tone for what’s …

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