Division News

Tanya Cole has a passion for teaching

December 1st, 2017

Tanya Cole is a teacher at Vista Virtual school and her passion for teaching is evident every time she interacts with her students. She supports her students in ways that best meet their needs by first making the effort to get to know their individual circumstances. She is a kind, calm, patient and professional educator.  […]

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Board approves financial and education reports

December 1st, 2017

At their Nov 29 meeting, the school board approved the division’s Audited Financial Statements: PHPS reported an operating deficit of $567,640 ADLC reported an operating deficit of $11,279 The board also approved the division’s Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report, and ratified a two-year CUPE agreement with the Westlock Ward bus drivers and shop staff. […]

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Winter is here… When do we cancel school buses?

November 20th, 2017

The 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 weather […]

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Find out what staff will be learning on PD day

November 17th, 2017

There is no school for students on Monday, November 20, however our teachers and school staff will be busy at the division professional development day. All teachers and program assistants will work through the same kinds of sessions, focusing on three areas: Literacy, Numeracy and Treaties. Goals for staff learning about Literacy and Numeracy include: […]

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Stand up against bullying

November 16th, 2017

November 12-18 is Bullying Awareness Week. This provincial initiative strives to promote bullying awareness and positivity. Show your support by posting a message on social media using the hashtag #StandUpAB. Thursday November 16 – Where do you go for information and help? Friday November 17 – What initiatives help to prevent bullying in your communities and schools? […]

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Marlys Scheffler — dedicated to the students

November 14th, 2017

Marlys Scheffler easily connects with students of all grades and ages at École Barrhead Elementary School where she works as a program assistant. Students are drawn to her and trust her because she makes each student feel valued and important all while being patient, caring and compassionate. Marlys is a valuable team member at BES.  […]

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