Division News

Three students receive Citizenship Awards

May 31st, 2019

The school board recognizes students who make positive contributions to their school and community with two Citizenship Awards. Congratulations to the latest recipients: Kresten McKort – Grade 6, Fort Assiniboine School Layla Petryshen – Grade 3, Fort Assiniboine School Ty White – Grade 8, R. F. Staples Secondary School Read stories about all Citizenship Award […]

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Smoke from wildfires

May 30th, 2019

Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement due to widespread smoke in the area, resulting in poor air quality and reduced visibility in some areas. Rest assured, our schools have plans in place to monitor air quality and reduce or eliminate outdoor activities. In addition to Environment Canada weather alerts, school staff refer […]

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School board makes budget assumptions

May 24th, 2019

Due to the delayed release of the provincial budget, school board trustees discussed some of the assumptions they have made as they develop the 2019-20 budget. Monies that may not be provided next year include: Classroom Improvement Fund – $844,000 School Fees Reduction Grant – $400,000 — If this grant is cut, parents may need […]

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Silver and Bronze for PHPS students at Skills Alberta

May 14th, 2019

On May 8th and 9th, ten Pembina Hills students and their teachers travelled to Edmonton to take part in the Skills Alberta competition. We’re pleased to announce that two students earned a spot on the podium. Congratulations to Barrhead Composite High School students: Sydney Visser with the Silver medal in IT Office Software Applications – […]

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Board meeting goes on the road to Vista Virtual School

May 10th, 2019

For the first time in its history, the school board held its regular meeting in Calgary, at the Vista Virtual School campus. Highlights from the meeting include: Grade 9 Vista Virtual School student Tahir Natha spoke to the board about his experience serving on the Minister of Education’s Youth Council. Tahir was one of 32 students […]

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Rising to the challenge: Provincial Achievement Tests

May 8th, 2019

Grades 6 and 9 students across the province have started writing Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs). These standardized tests reflect the essentials that all Alberta students are expected to achieve, regardless of school choice or location. Challenged to improve Parents might recall that our division’s results from last year had room for improvement. Our teachers have […]

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