Division News

Dr. Alan Murdock— supporting our kids

April 3rd, 2018

As a pediatrician, Dr. Alan Murdock has served Pembina Hills for almost 20 years.  A strong advocate for his patients and their families, he has been an essential link between education and health.  Although he has retired from his practice, we want to recognize him for the exemplary efforts he has made supporting our PHPS […]

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A closer look at flexible seating

March 23rd, 2018

Cory Kubinec teaches Grade 3 at École Westlock Elementary School and she recently incorporated the concept of flexible seating into her classroom. Rather than having students assigned to desks, flexible seating allows her students to choose where they work and who they work with throughout the day. Why flexible seating? Kubinec used flexible seating in […]

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Budget 2018 and Pembina Hills Public Schools

March 23rd, 2018

Board chair Jennifer Tuininga shared these key thoughts about the 2018 provincial budget released on March 22.  Appreciate government’s commitment to funding public education despite the challenging fiscal climate We appreciate the government – and the minister of education –making students and public education a priority against the backdrop of a recovering economy. There were no […]

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Derek Dachyshyn: Teacher and Horseman

March 15th, 2018

One of the great things about having board meetings in schools is that we learn more about the people who put their hearts and souls into educating our kids. Dunstable School hosted the January 24 board meeting, and we learned about a very special teacher with a special talent. Derek Dachyshyn has been teaching Grade […]

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Dunstable thanks Daphne and David Dowbush

March 14th, 2018

Daphne and David Dowbush started volunteering at Dunstable School five years ago when their grandchildren were students.  Although, their grandchildren no longer attend the school, they continue to volunteer and support the school’s breakfast and hot lunch programs.  They do the work –  planning menus, shopping, delivering food, and preparing all the hot lunches.  Dunstable […]

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Fog and school bus safety

March 14th, 2018

Recent foggy conditions have made the morning commute challenging in some areas. In cases of patchy fog it’s not reasonable to issue a sytem-wide bus cancellation. We empower our bus drivers to assess their local conditions and make decisions. Student safety is our top priority and we fully support driver decisions to delay bus runs […]

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