Division News

Amy Swan—patient and kind-spirited

December 8th, 2017

Amy Swan is a grade 3 teacher at École Barrhead Elementary School.  Amy is a caring, nurturing, and patient teacher.  She strives to get to know her students, their interests and the qualities that make each one special.  Amy’s classroom is a safe and friendly environment in which students can grow in, engage in, and […]

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Attend the Dec 13 board meeting

December 7th, 2017

The December 13 school board meeting will be held at Sunny Bend Colony School. Here are some of the agenda topics: Proposed 2018-19 school year calendar Barrhead Composite High School field trip request to Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal in 2019 Class size reports Read the full agenda. The meeting will begin at 9:30 am. […]

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Barrhead Boys win Gold!

December 6th, 2017

Congratulations to the Barrhead Composite High School Sr. Boys Gryphons volleyball team for winning gold at the 3A Provincials in Strathmore on November 23-25. In round robin play the team won 3 out of 5 matches, enough to advance to the playoff round where they won their next two matches. In the gold medal match, […]

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Caring and Sharing in our schools

December 5th, 2017

Through the year, our schools have a tradition of giving to those in need. Here is a snapshot of some of the things our schools take part in. Each year Vista Virtual School staff volunteer for the Adopt-A-Family program to deliver Christmas hampers loaded with food and gifts to Calgary families. Turn out is always great […]

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Attend a Christmas concert at your school

December 5th, 2017

Tis the season for music! Plan to attend a Christmas concert at your local community school. Barrhead Composite High School ‘Music for a Winter’s Night’ Band Concert Dec 12 at 7 pm East Gym Also featuring displays from the BCHS Art Program and special vocal performances Please bring a food bank donation for admission Busby […]

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Tanya Cole has a passion for teaching

December 1st, 2017

Tanya Cole is a teacher at Vista Virtual school and her passion for teaching is evident every time she interacts with her students. She supports her students in ways that best meet their needs by first making the effort to get to know their individual circumstances. She is a kind, calm, patient and professional educator.  […]

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Board approves financial and education reports

December 1st, 2017

At their Nov 29 meeting, the school board approved the division’s Audited Financial Statements: PHPS reported an operating deficit of $567,640 ADLC reported an operating deficit of $11,279 The board also approved the division’s Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report, and ratified a two-year CUPE agreement with the Westlock Ward bus drivers and shop staff. […]

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Winter is here… When do we cancel school buses?

November 20th, 2017

The arrival of winter weather means it’s time to recap how our school division makes decisions about whether or not school buses will run when the weather is bad. Keep in mind that our schools will be open whether or not buses are cancelled. Who decides if the school buses will or won’t run when the weather […]

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Find out what staff will be learning on PD day

November 17th, 2017

There is no school for students on Monday, November 20, however our teachers and school staff will be busy at the division professional development day. All teachers and program assistants will work through the same kinds of sessions, focusing on three areas: Literacy, Numeracy and Treaties. Goals for staff learning about Literacy and Numeracy include: […]

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Stand up against bullying

November 16th, 2017

November 12-18 is Bullying Awareness Week. This provincial initiative strives to promote bullying awareness and positivity. Show your support by posting a message on social media using the hashtag #StandUpAB. Thursday November 16 – Where do you go for information and help? Friday November 17 – What initiatives help to prevent bullying in your communities and schools? […]

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