Division News

Attend the Oct 25 board meeting

October 20th, 2017

The next school board meeting will commence with the retiring of the old board and the swearing in of the new board. MLA Glenn van Dijken will be at the meeting to administer the Oath of Office. The new board will then elect their Chair, Vice chair and appoint trustees to various committees. Also on […]

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Jerry Buchko — “All in” for his school community

October 18th, 2017

Whether it’s Rock of Ages, T-Birds football, or teaching English, Social Studies and Drama, Jerry Buchko goes above and beyond for the benefit of others.  Jerry has a real zest for teaching, learning and going the extra-mile for students and colleagues at R.F. Staples Secondary School.  Everything he does, he tackles with gusto, making a […]

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School trustee election results

October 16th, 2017

Here are the unofficial results of the school trustee elections that were held in two areas of the Westlock Ward: Westlock South Jackie Carson – 604 votes Ken Mead – 360 votes Westlock Town Doug Pearson – 177 votes Wendy Scinski – 409 votes Congratulations to trustees elected and acclaimed. Barrhead Ward Electoral Subdivision 1 – North: Jennifer Tuininga […]

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School Bus Safety Week

October 16th, 2017

Our students are learning how to be responsible riders, thanks to the Safely on Board program that is making stops at all Pembina Hills Public Schools this fall. Students in Kindergarten, Grades 2, 4, 6 and 8 will take part this year — in our smaller schools where classes are combined we have offered it […]

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Keeping our schools safe

October 16th, 2017

At the October 11, 2017 board meeting, Director of Students Services Rob McGarva provided an overview of the Pembina River & Area Violence/Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocol and Annual Report. The protocol is a community commitment to maintain safe environments for children and youth. Through the partnership, training has been provided in threat assessment to professionals from […]

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Now accepting substitute and casual applications

October 4th, 2017

Are you interested in working as a substitute teacher or casual support staff? We are now accepting online applications for the following positions: Substitute Teachers Casual Program Assistants / Administrative Assistants The application deadline is October 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Find out how to submit an application by visiting the Careers page on our website. Questions? Contact […]

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Classrooms benefit from $797,000 funding infusion

October 2nd, 2017

At their September 26, 2017 meeting, the school board learned how classrooms across PHPS will benefit from the $797,000 the division will receive through the Classroom Improvement Fund. Other topics from the meeting include: Update on investigation into former superintendent Outreach offers students flexibility in their learning School Board invites Education Minister to PHPS Council […]

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Voter information for school trustee elections

September 29th, 2017

Pembina Hills Public Schools is holding elections for two school trustee vacancies in the Westlock Ward. See the complete nomination list. Election day is on Monday, October 16, 2017. Advance voting is also available prior to election day. Voting locations and times are listed below. Electoral Subdivision 2 – Westlock South Candidates Jackie Carson Ken Mead Voting stations will […]

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Robb Nash connects with youth on tough issues

September 15th, 2017

Robb Nash is internationally known for leaving a successful music career to share his incredible story with thousands of young people. He is coming to Pembina Hills this month thanks in part to the Soul Sisters Memorial Foundation, whose donations and other corporate sponsors keep his show on the road, touring schools across Canada. Robb and his […]

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School board weighs in on School Act

September 15th, 2017

At their September 13 meeting, the school board discussed the upcoming two-day stakeholder conversation with Alberta Education. Trustees Jackie Comeau and Judy Lefebvre, will attend the Sept 27 and 28 consultation along with the local Council of School Councils chair, Superintendent David Garbutt and Secretary Treasurer Tracy Meunier. Board Chair Jennifer Tuininga will also attend […]

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