The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 1st, 2015.
News from PWSD schools:
- Saddle Hills County welcomes Leaders of Tomorrow: On September 24th, PWSD students from Woking School, Bonanza School, Spirit River Regional Academy and Rycroft School visited Saddle Hills County offices to participate in a 'Leaders of Tomorrow' event designed to educate youth about municipal government. Students elected peers as councilors and participated in a mock council meeting which included motions and voting. Following the meeting, students toured the County Complex and learned about County vehicles and their uses.
- Terry Fox Run sparks friendly competition between Rycroft and Teepee Creek Schools: Principal Casey Brown at Teepee Creek School challenged the students and staff of Rycroft School to see which school would be the first to reach a $3,500 fundraising goal in their Terry Fox School Run events. As of September 29th, the combined total for the two schools is pushing $10,000 – impressive results considering there are only 74 students enroled at Teepee Creek School and 110 at Rycroft School. Stay tuned for a final tally in October.
Beaverlodge Elementary School
- During the week of September 28th, students will meet a couple of real voyageurs and help them get ready for a great adventure in the Canadian wilderness when Les Bûcherons Theatre Troupe brings Canadian history and French Canadian culture to life through interactive musical presentations. Visit http://lesbucherons.com to learn more about the troupe.
Beaverlodge Regional High School
- Following their presentation at Beaverlodge Regional High School on September 21st, Lorne Cardinal and Monique Hurteau met with the drama class. Pictured in the back row (l-r) are Hazen Bask, Tate Cook, Cassidy Ferrel, Lorne Cardinal and Monique Hurteau; front row (l-r) Melanie Wilson-Horseman, Mrs. Gee and Carlee Green.
- On September 17th, the 147 K-9 students at Bezanson School constructed the school mascot, a bulldog, out of aluminum foil, on an AV cart and scooter boards to make the sculpture mobile. Atomic 13 Ingenuity Challenge, sponsored by www.beakerhead.com, challenged students to use science, engineering and art to create something "larger than life" out of aluminum foil. A total of 89 schools in Alberta competed in this challenge. Stay tuned - winners will be announced in October. Great job Bezanson School!
- This year, enrolment has increased to 117 students and the school welcomed a new teacher, Marian Reichel.
- Eaglesham Outdoor Pursuits Program (EOPP) participants will embark on their annual overnight kayaking trip on Friday, October 2nd. Francoise Dallaire, an International Student Placement Agent from Germany, recently visited the school to learn more about EOPP.
- The school's annual Run around the Field event was held on Thursday, September 17th. Runners from Grades 4-6 participated in the 2.5 km invitational event.
- Grade 6 student Kenedy Hemingson and her horse Reincheck rode as members of the Prairie Dusters Drill Team in the first annual Celebrating Animals for Autism event on September 26th at Evergreen Park. Funds raised were directed toward animals that support people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Peace Wapiti Academy
- Peace Wapiti Academy will host their 14th annual Academy Awards night on Thursday, October 8. Local media are invited to this event. A detailed list of scholarships and awards will be published on Friday, October 9.
Sexsmith Secondary School
- The Sexsmith Sabres Boys Football team participated in the Swan City Rotary Food Drive on September 15th, filling one and a half trucks with packed boxes for delivery to the food bank.
Spirit River Regional Academy
- On Monday, October 5th, students at SRRA will participate in Farm Credit Canada's Drive Away Hunger food drive which focuses on fighting hunger in rural Canada. Nationally, the organization recognizes World Food Day on October 16th. For more information, visit https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/in-your-community/fcc-drive-away-hunger.html. Participating schools will be entered in a draw to win $500 for school improvements.
Wembley Elementary School
- Students are enjoying the opportunity to eat together with siblings and friends during the morning breakfast program, thanks to new tables purchased through a PWSD Quality Learning Environment grant to enhance learning opportunities. This is a vast improvement over last year when breakfast food was delivered to classrooms by volunteers.
News and Press Releases:
- Sept. 25, 2015 Melissa Wade, Tools for School honoured at regional ASBA awards luncheon
- Sept. 23, 2015 Board News - September 10, 2015
- Sept. 17, 2015 Lorne Cardinal, Monique Hurteau to tour PWSD schools
- Sept. 16, 2015 PWSD schools to host Terry Fox Run events
- Sept. 11, 2015 Whispering Ridge School project receives Ministerial approval –
- Sept. 10, 2015 Incumbents Dana McIntosh, Stacey Pelland re-elected as Chair, Vice-Chair of the PWSD Board for the 2015-2016 school year.
- PWSD and its schools were featured in more than 75 media stories during the month of September, 2015.