Division News

Board creates new Student Citizenship Awards

January 18th, 2019

At the January 16th board meeting, trustees approved the creation of two new Student Citizenship Awards: Ongoing Kindergarten – Grade 12 awards (by nomination) Annual Grade 12 awards (by application) Check out the Student Citizenship Awards page for more information on the awards and how to nominate a deserving student! Also at the meeting, the board examined […]

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Changes to next year’s calendar

January 10th, 2019

At the December board meeting, Trustees accepted the recommendation from senior administration for a 2019-20 school year calendar. This calendar has some changes that impact parents and the community. This article by Assistant Superintendent Mark Thiesen has two parts—the first part includes a brief description of the new calendar, the second part has more details […]

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Satisfaction Surveys are underway

January 8th, 2019

In January, Pembina Hills Public Schools staff will be calling parents to ask 25 questions about how our school and the school division are doing. The goal is to reach every parent. Please take the time to do the phone survey. Your answers will help us plan for our school and our school division. When […]

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Are you ready for diploma exams?

January 7th, 2019

We want to help our students achieve their very best—that’s why we’re bringing Rock the Diploma to Pembina Hills. Rock the Diploma offers interactive and memorable classes focused on preparing students to write diploma exams. Each weekend session provides students with course review, study guides and relevant practice exams.  Typically students must travel to Edmonton or […]

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More Caring and Sharing in our schools

December 19th, 2018

Our schools have a tradition of giving to those in need. Here are some more great stories from our schools. Grade 2 Neerlandia Public Christian School students raised enough money to donate 28 Children’s Bibles to the Lulu Tree Organization. Lulu Tree founder Emily Wierenga and her husband Trenton and their children will be taking them […]

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Westlock Rotary Club gives dictionaries to Grade 3 students

December 18th, 2018

Ken Ebeling and Don Scott from the Westlock Rotary Club have been busy this December delivering dictionaries to Grade 3 students at Westlock area schools. The “Student’s Dictionary & Gazeteer—Canadian Edition” serves not only as a dictionary, but also a mini-encyclopedia of interesting information, such as the history of Canadian Prime Ministers, Canadian geography and […]

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2019-20 school year calendar approved

December 14th, 2018

The December 12th board meeting was held at Busby School. Trustees were entertained by students’ singing, rapping, reading and writing talents. They also heard about the school from Principal Pauline Gilmour and School Council Chair Leane Maguire. At the meeting, the school board approved the 2019-20 school year calendar. The first day of school for […]

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Parent Surveys – A Critical Piece of Education Planning

December 14th, 2018

Did you know that many of the ideas that go into a school division’s Education Plan are conceived up to nine months before the start of the school year? It seems strange to be thinking about the 2019-20 school year when the current school year is just underway. But it takes time to gather the […]

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Jon Kramer—T-Birds Football Coach and Mentor

December 13th, 2018

Jon Kramer has been coaching T-Birds Football at R.F. Staples Secondary School for over a decade.  He is a positive role model and mentor for the youth in the school and community. “Jon is highly invested in building character and resilience in his players. He also expects that they give back to their community by […]

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Division-wide bus cancellation

December 10th, 2018

Due to freezing rain and hazardous driving conditions throughout the division, all school bus routes are cancelled this afternoon. We ask that parents pick up their children from school at the end of the day or as soon as they are able to safely do so. If you cannot pick up your child after school, please […]

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