Back to School

Back To School


It was surprising to me, as a parent, that preparing for kindergarten began in February when school registration opened. Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: by Maria Gruninger

I’ve done both: public school and homeschooling. The first six years of my education I attended public school. At the ends of summers I had the classic back-to-school change of routine. It meant getting out of bed earlier, breakfast, get ready and... Read more

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Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTO: Sarah Ott

On the first day of kindergarten I didn’t know what to expect; playtime was now scheduled between certain hours and, in order to sit in the circle with the other kids, you needed to pass the test of finding your name. These were hard times in the... Read more

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Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTO: Esther Deuling

My dad figures it’s more common for adults to go back to school these days. This is compared to when he went to college for the first time when he was 33. In the ‘90s. He says, “These days, people don’t stay in the same career.” Read more

Yukon Education


August 14, 2014

It always seemed unlikely the yellow school bus would appear. I’d stare through the mist, hands firmly in pockets. The shuffling feet and murmurs from the kids around me — my brother and cousins, all older — barely made a dent in the early morning s Read more

Yukon Families


August 14, 2014

A small town in America’s heartland bans dancing and rock music; it seemed a farfetched plot for a film at the time, but 30 years later that kind of zealotry doesn’t seem implausible. Read more

Photography - Film


August 14, 2014

High school is possibly the five longest years of your life. You spend the first year coming to grips with the fact that everyone has to shower after gym class, then you spend the next four years waiting for the experience to be over. Read more

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August 14, 2014

Robert Service School (RSS) celebrated its 25th year in its present building last May. There were no special celebrations, and I suspect that not too many people were aware of the anniversary. It was probably my time on the building committee that m Read more

Dawson City


August 14, 2014

When Whitehorse students go back to school on August 25, many of them will be meeting Peggy Hanifan for the first time. Many others will have spent hundreds of hours with her already, but they won’t call her Peggy. To them, she is School Bus ... Read more

Yukon People

As September chills the air, whether with excitement or dismay, kids in Whitehorse turn their attention towards the new school year. Half way across the world, and minus the frost, Haitian youth are thinking about heading to school, as well. Read more

Making A Difference!

​The first day of school is always fun at my house. We get up at 7 a.m. and have breakfast. Next we have bible time and go downstairs to the schoolroom where my mom gives us our school books, plus pencils, erasers, markers, etc. and tells us what to Read more

Yukon Education

When I first started school I was clueless to the fact that it was going to be much more difficult than I expected. You have to meet new people and adjust to them. You have to realize teachers are there to help you learn. Sometimes you like school an Read more

Yukon Education

We asked them what they were looking forward to in returning to school, how much homework they though they were going to get, whether they did their homework on a computer or with a pen and paper, what was their favourite subject, what was their favo Read more

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