Division News

No schools considered for closure next year

November 15th, 2018

At their November 14th meeting, the school board accepted administration’s recommendation that no schools be considered for closure next year. Each year administration reviews the division’s schools against the criteria in Policy 15 to determine if a school or program should be considered for closure. This year, none of our schools met the criteria. Other topics from […]

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Why is November 12th a day off this year?

November 8th, 2018

In Canada and many countries around the world, November 11th is the day when we honor the sacrifices of people in armed conflicts. In Canada, we call it Remembrance Day. In the US, it’s known as Veteran’s Day. Other names include Armistice Day and informally, Poppy Day. Most countries recognize that the end of World […]

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Winter is here… when do we cancel buses?

November 7th, 2018

The early 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 […]

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Remembrance Day ceremonies at our schools

November 7th, 2018

Parents, guardians and community members are welcome to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies at our schools on November 8th and 9th. Thursday, November 8 Busby School – 10:30 am Dunstable School – 10:30 am Eleanor Hall School – 1:00 pm Fort Assiniboine School – 10:45 am Neerlandia Public Christian School – 10:30 am Pembina North Community School – 10:45 am Friday, November 9 […]

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Open letter to Parents and Students of BCHS and BES

November 6th, 2018

Barrhead Composite High School and Barrhead Elementary School are distributing an open letter today to parents and students from Superintendent David Garbutt. You can read his letter here or in the attached PDF. November 6, 2018 Open Letter to Parents and Students of Barrhead Composite High School (BCHS) and Barrhead Elementary School (BES) This is […]

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Share your thoughts on Student Citizenship

October 29th, 2018

The board of trustees is looking for input from parents, students, staff and community members on this question: As we examine the division Student Citizenship Awards, what are the most important considerations for the School Board to keep in mind? For over 20 years, the school board has presented Citizenship Awards to students in Grades […]

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Provincial test results help drive improvement

October 25th, 2018

At the October 24 board meeting, Superintendent David Garbutt presented the 2017-18 Provincial Achievement Test results for Grades 6 and 9, as well as the Grade 12 Diploma Examination results. Teachers and principals use these results to make decisions about instruction and support student progress. The division will work with schools to make plans where improvement […]

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School Bus Safety Week 2018

October 19th, 2018

We’re celebrating School Bus Safety Week from October 21-27. We take this opportunity to recognize our bus drivers and thank them for the dedication, care and caution they exercise every day to help keep our students safe. It’s a huge responsibility and they do it well. Training for students   Our students are learning how to […]

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What do teachers do on PD Day?

October 18th, 2018

This is the third article in our series about the school year calendar. On October 19th students will be home again for another day off. We asked Assistant Superintendent Mark Thiesen the question: Why is October 19th a professional development day and what do teachers do on these days anyway? Pembina Hills schools have several […]

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Thank you School Expo partners

October 12th, 2018

Pembina Hills Public Schools would like to thank the following businesses & organizations for their generous sponsorship of the 2018 “Making Connections – Face to Face” School Expo & Career Fair. Thanks to all of the participants, to our host school (BCHS), and a special thank you to our terrific volunteers! 2018 Exhibitors Real Country 97.9 AB Agriculture […]

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