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Government launches COVID-19 school status map

September 10, 2020
A s p art of her report on Wednesday, Sept. 9, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced a new   COVID-19 school status map  that shows the current status of COVID-19 in K-12 schools across Alberta.
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Sept. 8, 2020: Letter to parents from the Chief Medical Officer of Health

September 08, 2020
​With students having returned to classes, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw has written a letter to parents about adjusting to the new school year in a COVID-19 environment. The letter also provides information about the health guidance and dealing with COVID-19 cases at school.

The letter is posted in...

PWPSD Board News – September 3, 2020

September 08, 2020
​ Read PWPSD Board News – a report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division's organizational and board meetings, held on September 3, 2020.

In this issue: PWPSD Board takes office during organizational meeting Minister approves transfer of capital funds to cover transportation deficit PWPSD Board declines increase Borrowing resolution...

PWPSD Board takes office during organizational meeting

September 03, 2020
​Trustees for the 2017-21 term elected this year’s Board Chair and Vice-Chair, established committee membership, and reviewed policies relating to trusteeship at the annual Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) organizational meeting of the Board on Thursday, September 3, 2020.

Election of the Board Chair and Vice-Chair is an annual event at...

Annual Organizational Meeting of the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board

September 02, 2020
​ Trustees for the 2017-2021 term will convene at Peace Wapiti Public School Division's Central Office in Grande Prairie for their annual organizational meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2020. The meeting will include the annual election of the Board Chair and Vice-Chair, and committee membership and structure will...

Welcome back to the 2020-21 school year

August 31, 2020
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) extends a warm welcome to new and familiar faces as students and staff return to the classroom on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Some schools have opted to stagger re-entry by grade, as outlined on the PWPSD 2020-21 Back-to-School Info webpage


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Tri-board decision: Team sports, practices postponed for September

August 31, 2020
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Leadership at Peace Wapiti Public School Division, Grande Prairie Public School Division and Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools have made a joint decision to postpone team sports and practices for the month of September, while schools focus on reorienting students to in-school learning and supporting...

Updated Screening Questionnaire released by the Government of Alberta

August 27, 2020
We have learned that the Government of Alberta has recently updated the Screening Questionnaire. It was included in the PWPSD School Re-entry Plan brochure that was mailed to all families earlier this month. 

While the symptoms checklist remains the same, the questions that appear below it have changed slightly.

A printable...

Leadership update for 2020-21 school year

August 26, 2020
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) is pleased to announce the following changes in school leadership for the 2020-21 school year.





Principals appointed at four PWPSD schools
​ Sarah Koning has been appointed Principal of Eaglesham School  after serving as Acting Principal during the...

Back to School Information for the 2020-2021 School Year

August 21, 2020
​ Find important dates, school supply lists, Kindergarten start-up dates, school fees and more.

The following information was posted on August 21, 2020. Any updates after this date will be posted below in red. Please bookmark this webpage and check it often. 

PWPSD School Re-entry Plan On August 7, Peace Wapiti Public...

PWPSD Update #6, August 20, 2020: Supports to help prepare students for school re-entry in September

August 21, 2020
​ On August 20, 2020, we emailed the following update to our parents and guardians to communicate the mental health supports available to our students –  a vital element in the school re-entry process. 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Wellness and well-being of students, staff and school communities is a priority of PWPSD's...

PWPSD School Re-entry Plan released to families

August 07, 2020
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Today, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) released its School Re-entry Plan for the 2020-21 School Year . (Updates since the release of this document by PWPSD on August 7, 2020 are noted throughout as  NEW .)  The plan was developed by Central Office and...

Updated Health Guidance for Return to School: School health measures now include mandatory masks

August 04, 2020
​ The Government of Alberta released the following information on Tuesday, August 4, 2020: 
School health measures now include mandatory masks

As part of a number of new school safety measures to combat COVID-19, mask use for Grade 4 to 12 students, and all school staff, will be...

PWPSD School Re-Entry Plan: Update #4, July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020
This is our fourth update to families. Earlier this week, the Government of Alberta announced that students across Alberta will return to classrooms for the 2020-21 school year under Scenario 1: In-class learning with enhanced health and safety measures.

The following documents, published by the Government of Alberta, include highlights from...

Students across Alberta will return to classrooms for the 2020-21 school year under Scenario 1

July 22, 2020
​ On July 21, 2020, the province announced that students across Alberta will return to classrooms for the 2020-21 school year under Scenario 1: In-class learning with enhanced health and safety measures. Read the full media release from the Government of Alberta here. The province has also updated their K-12...

Updates on school re-entry and COVID-19 - July 21 at 3 pm

July 21, 2020
​ Today, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., Premier Jason Kenney and Education Minister Adriana LaGrange will update Albertans on the school re-entry plan for the 2020-21 school year. Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health will provide an update on COVID-19. Watch it live on the Government of Alberta YouTube channel. For those who...

PWPSD School Re-Entry Plan: Update #3, July 2, 2020

July 02, 2020
​ In our second update on June 26, 2020, we shared the results of the PWPSD Re-entry Survey, provided  answers to your questions , and included a   screening tool   that must be used at home for daily self-assessment. Beginning in September, anyone who will access our schools for work...

School’s out for summer – PWPSD wishes students, families and staff an enjoyable, much-deserved break

June 26, 2020
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) is pleased to join with 6,000 Kindergarten - Grade 12 students and their families, the 375 teachers, 600 non-teaching staff and a number of part-time and casual personnel in 36 schools and three offices today to celebrate the end of...

PWPSD School Re-Entry Plan: Update #2, June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020
​ In our first update on June 8, 2020, we shared that Alberta Education was considering three possible scenarios for school re-entry in September. Since that time, the Minister of Education has announced they are targeting Scenario 1 – Normal school operations are able to resume, with health measures in place....

PWPSD Board News – June 18, 2020

June 22, 2020
​ Read PWPSD Board News – a report from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on June 18, 2020. 
In this issue: Tri-District Nomination: 3D Charity nominated for annual Zone 1 Friends of Education Award Salvation Army Student Nutrition Program assisting PWPSD families National and international...

University of Alberta Research Study on Parent-Teacher Relations During COVID-19

June 17, 2020
​ Parents: In partnership with the Alberta School Councils' Association (ASCA), Dr. Bonnie Stelmach from the University of Alberta is conducting a study to learn how COVID-19 has impacted parent-teacher relations.

It Takes a Virus: How have parent-teacher relationships been shaped by the new teaching and learning realities of the COVID-19...

PWPSD Good News Report – June 2020

June 16, 2020
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the final Board meeting of the 2019-2020 school year on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The Good News Report is published two days prior to a Board meeting. 

PWPSD News School...

PWPSD School Re-entry Planning Update #1: June 8, 2020

June 08, 2020
​ We are committed to keeping you informed of the progress of our school re-entry planning. We will provide several updates to families during the summer months. PWPSD school re-entry will be based on recommendations provided by Alberta Education and Alberta Health, and will prioritize the safety of our staff and students,...

PWPSD staff recognized with Long Service Awards

June 03, 2020
​ Grande Prairie, AB – The month of June marks the time of year when Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) staff are recognized for their dedication and service milestones. With the current restrictions around public gatherings, individual schools will acknowledge the following Long Service Award recipients, in lieu of the...

PWPSD Board News – May 28, 2020

June 02, 2020
​ Read PWPSD Board News – a report from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on May 28, 2020.

In this issue: Board approves 2020-2021 balanced budget PWPSD awarded $2,100,000 in Capital Maintenance and Renewal funding Nicole Cooper of Sexsmith Secondary School nominated for Edwin Parr...

PWPSD Good News Report – May 2020

May 26, 2020
​ The Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2020. For the remainder of the school year, this report will focus on the Learn @ Home with PWPSD experience. 



News from PWPSD
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PWPSD staff invited to participate in a virtual Round Dance – Video submissions due May 29

May 12, 2020
​ In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, PWPSD staff are invited to participate in a virtual Round Dance.

Brigitte Benning, Indigenous Education Coordinator, said the idea came out of a brainstorming session with the Indigenous Liaison team.

“Participating is easy. Staff should send a 10-second video of...

Assessment and Determination of Final Marks during COVID-19

May 07, 2020
Overall Expectation for Learning: Preparedness for the Next Level
Peace Wapiti Public School Division recognizes that the delivery and content of courses is going to be different from our normal practices.
Teachers are determining which essential outcomes will be addressed for the remainder of the year. The focus will...

Parents: Complete the 2020-21 School Re-entry Planning Survey by May 14

May 07, 2020
​The Alberta School Councils' Association (ASCA) has been working with Alberta Education on school re-entry planning for K-12 students in the 2020-21 school year.

The survey includes three possible school re-entry scenarios to ensure the health and safety of students and staff remain a priority.

The survey is open to all parents with...

District-wide creative arts contest open to all students – submit entries by May 29

May 05, 2020
​PWPSD Students: The Tri-District Wellness team is asking you to get creative.

Using the supplies in your home, create a drawing, painting, sculpture, or any other form of art to show how you are supporting your mental health at home. This district-wide contest is open to students in ALL grade levels....

Mental Health Week is May 4-8, 2020

May 04, 2020
On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Albertans are invited to take part in Hats On! for Mental Health day and wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of positive mental health. This day is generally marked by schools allowing – and encouraging – students and staff to wear hats at...

Schools to remain closed for duration of 2019-20 school year

May 04, 2020
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) is sharing the following statement from Education Minister Adriana LaGrange, as posted on Facebook on Friday, May 1, 2020.

"With the following updated message from Alberta Education, we can now plan for the remainder of the current school year," says PWPSD Superintendent Bob Stewart. "This...

PWPSD School Nutrition Program funding directed to providing food for families

April 30, 2020
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Following the indefinite cancellation of classes, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) began working with schools to develop a plan to direct the remainder of this year's School Nutrition Program funding to providing greater food security for students and their families during this time of economic...

PWPSD Board News – April 23, 2020

April 27, 2020
​ Read PWPSD Board News – a report from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on April 23, 2020.

In this issue: Revised 2021-2024 PWPSD Capital Plan submitted to Alberta Education for approval Construction funding approved for replacement Harry Balfour School Collaborative Response Model Annual Report...

Learning is a Journey: Celebrate Education Week, April 27 - May 1, 2020

April 27, 2020
According to the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA) website, the first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2-8, 1928. Its purpose then, as now, is to provide all Albertans with an opportunity to highlight the important role education plays in shaping the future of our province.

Learning is a Journey
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Looking back – A little more PWPSD Good News

April 22, 2020
​ The indefinite cancellation of in-school classes in March affected much of the events-based school news that made up the bulk of the PWPSD March Good News Report. The following stories look back at two generous donations to Hythe Regional School, along with fundraising activities at two schools.   School News
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PWPSD Good News Report – April 2020

April 21, 2020
​The Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2020. During the indefinite cancellation of in-school classes, this report will focus on the Learn @ Home with PWPSD experience. 

News from PWPSD Harry...

Graduation ceremonies postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

April 09, 2020
​ Grande Prairie, AB – With the indefinite cancellation of classes, and in light of the information provided during the recently televised announcement by Premier Kenney on April 7, 2020 regarding the projected peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Alberta, all high school graduation ceremonies planned for May and June throughout...

Alternative Education Star of the Month – Learn @ Home with PWPSD

April 07, 2020
​ During the period of home learning, PWPSD school staff are working hard to maintain the extras that contribute to the full student experience, offering stability in this time of unprecedented change.

Alternative Education Principal Kate Thon says their "Star of the Month" recognition program is special to their students and staff.

"Our...

PWPSD determines impact of K-12 education funding adjustment

April 07, 2020
Grande Prairie, AB – The Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) Board and Administration met electronically during the course of last week to determine the impacts of the temporary adjustments to K-12 education funding, announced by Alberta Education on Saturday, March 28 as part of the province's response to the COVID-19...

PWPSD Board News – March 19, 2020

March 25, 2020
Read PWPSD Board News – a report from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on March 19, 2020.

In this issue: 2021-2024 PWPSD Capital Plan approved for submission to Alberta Education – Board requesting two new schools, one modernization project Community School Liaison Team Annual Report Board meeting...

COVID-19 Update: Home learning plans launching today, Tuesday, March 24

March 24, 2020
Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) is committed to publishing a regular update during the indefinite cancellation of classes in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Due to the uncertainty of the situation, future releases of new information may contradict today's announcement. 

Home learning plans: PWPSD learning plans...

Letter to parents from the Minister of Education, Education Continuity Plan

March 20, 2020
Parents, 
Please read the two attached documents, supplied by the Ministry of Education to Alberta's school authorities on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 2:35 p.m.

An open letter to Alberta's parents from The Honourable Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education
Education Continuity Plan: COVID-19 - Questions and Answers


Thank you,
Peace Wapiti Public...

Dear Parents and Guardians – A statement of clarity regarding yesterday’s media release.

March 19, 2020
Near the end of yesterday's media release, we stated that, "Schools will be contacting families to provide instructions for accessing the resources and tools."

Following this announcement, our schools received a number of calls and emails, seeking access to the resources and tools. To be clear, our intent is that...

COVID-19 Update: PWPSD takes precautionary measures, provides learning resources for families

March 18, 2020
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) is taking the following precautionary measures, effective immediately, Wednesday, March 18, in response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak. Due to the uncertainty of the situation, future releases of new information may contradict today's announcement. 

All PWPSD schools, offices and shops...

COVID-19 and moving forward with education

March 16, 2020
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) has been working closely with Alberta Education on supporting student learning moving forward. Collaboration between Alberta Education and school divisions across the province will provide a coordinated, equitable plan for all students, teachers and staff. All attention has been focused...

COVID-19 UPDATE, 5:30 p.m., March 15, 2020: Minister of Education cancels classes indefinitely

March 15, 2020
Dear PWPSD families, staff and students, 

Please see the latest announcement from the Minister of Education below.  All classes are cancelled effective immediately and all students are expected to stay at home.

Thank you for your understanding this weekend as we responded to evolving information. I truly wish each and every one of you well during this...

​NEW: ZERO TOLERANCE for children with ANY respiratory symptoms attending school or child care centres.

March 14, 2020
​ New information from Alberta Education, as of Saturday, March 14, 2020: 

Parents/guardians of students/children should be informed that there is ZERO TOLERANCE for children with ANY respiratory symptoms attending school or child care centres.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) information for PWPSD staff and families

March 13, 2020
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) has prepared a COVID-19 information webpage as a resource for staff and families.

Please read it fully and review it regularly for updates: http://bit.ly/PWPSD-COVID-19-INFO .

We are monitoring and following all
updates and recommendations provided by the Government of Alberta. While it is important to...

COVID-19 (coronavirus) info for Albertans

March 10, 2020
​ New information about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is being shared on a regular basis. I t is important to rely on accurate sources for information. We recommend that you use the Government of Alberta website for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and the actions being taken to protect the health of Albertans:
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PWPSD Board News – February 20, 2020

February 24, 2020
​ Read PWPSD Board News – a report from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on February 20, 2020. In this issue: PWPSD honours top academic students of past school year Facilities and IMR Annual Report PWPSD Coaches provide teaching and learning strategies Board to submit request for...

PWPSD honours top academic students of past school year

February 21, 2020

Grande Prairie, AB – PWPSD Trustees honoured 15 former students at a ceremony and luncheon during the Board meeting on February 20, recognizing outstanding Grade 12 academic achievement during the past 2018-2019 school year. Many who attended were on study break from various post-secondary institutions.   

Pictured above: Front,...

February 26 is Pink Shirt Day – Lift Each Other Up

February 18, 2020


Grande Prairie, AB – Lift Each Other Up is the theme of Pink Shirt Day 2020. This year's message encourages us to look beyond our differences, on Pink Shirt Day and every day, and instead focus on celebrating the things that make us unique. The Pink Shirt Day website...

PWPSD Good News Report – February 2020

February 18, 2020
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board meeting on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
PWPSD News PWPSD staff presented with Passionate Heart Exceptional Service Awards



PWPSD Passionate Heart Award winners Sarah Herman (middle,...

PWPSD staff presented with Passionate Heart Exceptional Service Awards

February 18, 2020
​ Congratulations to two PWPSD staff members who received 2020 Passionate Heart Exceptional Service Award s  during a ceremony and luncheon on Friday, February 14 . Sarah Herman is a Grade 6 teacher and Wellness Warriors leader at Whispering Ridge Community School. Lisa Wiseman is a Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)...

Alberta Government: Information on the Novel Coronavirus for staff and parents/guardians of school children

February 07, 2020
It is important to remember that the current risk to Albertans is low.  There are no confirmed or probable cases of the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Alberta at this time.  Alb erta and other provinces are providing advice based on the best current evidence and guidance from the Public Health Agency of...

​Vision for student learning engagement – Complete the survey by February 24

February 03, 2020
Provide your input on the draft ministerial order on student learning to help shape the direction of education by February 24, 2020 .

Get involved:  1. Review the draft ministerial order: Draft Ministerial Order on Student Learning  (PDF, 179 KB) Ébauche de l’arrête ministériel...

PWPSD Board News – January 16, 2020

January 23, 2020
Read PWPSD Board News – a report from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on January 16, 2020. In this issue: Annual Inclusive Education Report 2020-2021 School Year Calendar approved Parent Accountability Pillar Surveys due February 28 Locally developed course approved Policy Review Committee Report...

Nominations close February 1 – Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards

January 15, 2020
As annou nced at the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Fall General Meeting, n ominations for the Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards 2020 are open until 4:30 p.m. on February 1, 2020. This exciting initiative celebrates exceptional students for their exemplary leadership, honour, courage, and commitment to their cultures and education paths. Students...

PWPSD Good News Report – January 2020

January 14, 2020
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

PWPSD News
PWPSD schools celebrate Family Literacy Day 2019 Camp Read at Clairmont Community School.

Family Literacy Day, celebrated annually...

Your voice matters – Complete the Accountability Pillar Survey

January 14, 2020
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) invites parents to help shape the future of education by completing and returning the annual Accountability Pillar Survey by February 28, 2020 . Alberta Education is mailing surveys and postage-paid envelopes to homes in January, along with a link for...

PWPSD Board News – December 12, 2019

December 17, 2019
​Read PWPSD Board News – a report from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on December 12, 2019. In this issue: Spare bus driver shortage tops annual report Three-Year Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report approved PWPSD terminating ASBIE membership Engaging All Early Learners research project Annual...

PWPSD Good News Report – December 2019

December 10, 2019
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board meeting on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
PWPSD News Season's Greetings from PWPSD – R.W. Zahara student wins 2019 PWPSD Christmas Card Art Contest
Congratulations to Grade...

#Disconnect Challenge - Register by December 20, 2019

December 09, 2019
​Could you disconnect from technology for a week? Register for the #DisconnectChallenge by December 20, 2019. The students in the video below shared their experiences.
  How it works:
During the #DisconnectChallenge week, avoid social media platforms, viewing screens at night, technology around the dinner table, Internet browsing (except for...

Season’s Greetings from PWPSD – Winning submission in division-wide art contest featured on 2019 Christmas card

December 06, 2019
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Congratulations to Grade 6 student Taylor Bozarth of Robert W. Zahara Public School, winner of the 2019 Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) Christmas card art contest.

The contest cycles through the four Grade divisions annually. This year, 346 Grades 4-6 students submitted entries under the theme,...

PWPSD Board News – November 28, 2019

December 02, 2019
​Read PWPSD Board News – a report from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on November 28, 2019. In this issue: Fall Budget Update: PWPSD examines realities of Budget 2019 Audited financial statements approved Memorandum of Agreement ratified Policy Review Committee Report Board approves sale of land to...

PWPSD examines realities of Budget 2019

November 28, 2019
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Expectations that government would maintain existing grant rates and fund enrolment growth were dashed after the province's release of Budget 2019 on October 24. Since then, the Board of Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) has taken time to review the impact, and today shared a...

PWPSD Good News Report – November 2019

November 25, 2019
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board meeting on Thursday, November 28, 2019. 


PWPSD News Celebrate the joy of Christmas at PWPSD schools


Awaken the spirit of the season by attending a Christmas...

Have your say: Complete the Choice in Education Survey by December 6, 2019

November 18, 2019
The governme nt is developing legislation on a proposed  Choice in Education Act , expected to be introduced in the spring of 2020.

This proposed Act will further refine the governing Education legislation to affirm parents’ rights as primary decision-makers in their child’s education and support the range of choice within...

Free Parent and Community Session with Dr. Jody Carrington

November 13, 2019
Clinical psychologist Dr. Jody Carrington, author of “Kids These Days”, will host a  free  session for parents and the community.  When: 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Peace Wapiti Academy, 11410-104 Street, Grande Prairie
Hosted by: 
Peace Wapiti Public School Division
Northwest Regional...

PWPSD schools remember

November 05, 2019
Grande Prairie, AB – Plan to attend a Remembrance Day event throughout Peace Wapiti Public School Division during November 6 - 11. We also join with all Canadians in recognition of aboriginal contributions to military service on November 8, National Aboriginal Veterans Day.

School Date / Time Event Details/Location Alternative Education...

Design funding awarded for replacement Harry Balfour School

November 04, 2019

Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) has been awarded design funding for the replacement Harry Balfour School. The funding was included among 25 new school projects announced on Friday by Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange.

Replacing the existing Harry Balfour School has been the PWPSD Board's top...

Determining when to cancel buses – PWPSD exercises care and caution during times of inclement weather

November 01, 2019
​ With a wintery blast near the end of October, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) reminds families to prepare for the possibility of bus cancellations and to ensure students are always dressed for the weather. 

Superintendent Bob Stewart says a lot of thought goes into deciding to shut down all bus...

PWPSD Board News – October 24, 2019

October 28, 2019
​ Read PWPSD Board News for a report on news from the PWPSD Board meeting held on October 24, 2019. In this issue: PWPSD celebrates 2018-2019 retirees Enrolment and Utilization Report Board to request 10 modular classrooms for installation at three schools  PWPSD releases results of 2018-2019 Provincial Achievement Tests and...

Lock-down has ended at Peace Wapiti Academy

October 24, 2019
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Thursday, October 24, 2019, 2:30 p.m .: At the recommendation of the RCMP, administration at Peace Wapiti Academy have lifted the Lock-down protocol put in place earlier this afternoon while the RCMP searched for an alleged knife that was allegedly used in a threatening manner. All...

Lock-down at Peace Wapiti Academy; Harry Balfour School briefly placed on Hold and Secure as a precautionary measure

October 24, 2019
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Thursday, October 24, 2019, 1:30 p.m .: Administration at Peace Wapiti Academy have placed the school on lock-down while staff and the RCMP search for an alleged knife that was allegedly used in a threatening manner. As a precaution, the nearby Harry Balfour School was briefly...

PWPSD Good News Report – October 2019

October 22, 2019
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board meeting on Thursday, October 24, 2019.


PWPSD News
PWA student selected to Minister's Youth Council
Congratulations to Brookelyn Sorensen, a Grade 12 student at Peace...

PWA student selected to Minister’s Youth Council

October 21, 2019
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Brookelyn Sorensen, a Grade 12 student at Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA), has been named to the 2019-2020 Minister's Youth Council. She is among 40 youth, aged 14-19, selected from 200 applications from across Alberta. Council members will share diverse student perspectives and provide input on education...

Plan to attend the 3D Children’s Charity 20th Anniversary Gala on December 2, 2019

October 17, 2019
​ Support the 3D Children's Charity and seriously ill children by attending their gala fundraising event.

What: 3D Children's Charity 20 th Anniversary Gala

When: Monday,   December 2, 2019. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Bowes Events Centre, Revolution Place

Featuring: Hockey legends Paul Coffey and Lanny McDonald, and celebrity...

World Teachers’ Day 2019.10.05

October 03, 2019
​ World Teachers' Day is Saturday, October 5, 2019 – an opportunity to express our awareness, understanding and appreciation for the vital contribution teachers make to education and development.

Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) joins with more than 100 countries around the world in celebrating World Teachers' Day. PWPSD employs the...

PWPSD releases results of 2018-2019 Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Exams

October 02, 2019
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Students of Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) continue to demonstrate success on the Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs), administered annually by Alberta Education to students in Grades 6 and 9, and the Grade 12 Diploma Exams. 

Provincial Achievement Test results are good news for PWPSD's Grades...

PWPSD Good News Report – September 2019

September 24, 2019
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board meeting on Thursday, September 26, 2019.
PWPSD News Terry Fox School Runs at PWPSD schools

Seventeen PWPSD schools are hosting run events during September 16 -...

Orange Shirt Day at PWPSD schools – Every Child Matters

September 24, 2019
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) students will reflect on the legacy of residential schools during Orange Shirt Day events, the majority of which will align with the official observance on Monday, September 30. Media wishing to attend school events must R.S.V.P to angelasears@pwpsd.ca and check...

ASTAC hosts K-6 poster contest during School Bus Safety Week: October 20-26, 2019

September 19, 2019
​ In recognition of School Bus Safety Week, October 20-26, 2019, the Alberta Student Transportation Advisory Council (ASTAC) is sponsoring a provincial poster contest, open to Kindergarten - Grade 6 students, to promote school bus safety. For more information about School Bus Safety Week, visit https://astac.ca/safety-week
  ASTAC Poster Contest:  Theme: Ready to...

Local fire departments named Friends of Education, Edwin Parr Teacher Award nominee honoured at regional ASBA Awards luncheon

September 12, 2019
​Six volunteer and municipal fire departments received a Friends of Education Award, presented by Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) during a special luncheon yesterday, part of the annual Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Zone 1 meeting in Peace River. The award provides an opportunity for each Zone 1 school division...

PWPSD schools to host Terry Fox Run events

September 11, 2019
Peace Wapiti Public Schools will honour the 39th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run through fundraising campaigns and school run events. Local media are welcome to attend the following events – please RSVP to angelasears@pwpsd.ca. 

School Date / Time Run Route & Other Event Details Alternative Education Mon., Sept.16, 1:00 p.m....

PWPSD Board News – September 5, 2019

September 09, 2019
​ In this issue: PWPSD Board takes office during organizational meeting Minister defers decision on transferring capital funds to cover transportation deficit PWPSD Board declines increase Borrowing resolution approved PWPSD appoints Regional School Sites Committee representatives MELT extension update Committee & meeting reports Travel requests reviewed by Board Upcoming events


PWPSD...

PWPSD Board takes office during organizational meeting

September 05, 2019
Trustees for the 2017-2021 term elected this year’s Board Chair and Vice-Chair, established committee membership, and reviewed policies relating to trusteeship at the annual Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) organizational meeting of the Board on Thursday, September 5, 2019.

Election of the Board Chair and Vice-Chair is an annual event...

Organizational meeting of the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board

September 04, 2019
​ Trustees for the 2017-2021 term will convene at Peace Wapiti Public School Division's Central Office in Grande Prairie for their annual organizational meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019. The meeting will include the annual election of the Board Chair and Vice-Chair, and committee membership and structure will...

Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year – School starts on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

August 29, 2019
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) extends a warm welcome to new and familiar faces as students and staff return to the classroom on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The following resources will help families transition from summer break to school year immediately following the Labour Day...

Leadership update for 2019-2020 school year

August 27, 2019

Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) announces changes in school leadership for the 2019-2020 school year.

New Principals appointed at PWPSD schools

Rob Robinson appointed Principal of Helen E. Taylor School
Mr. Robinson brings varied experience to the role, having served the...

Annual United Way AB Northwest and Staples 'Tools for School' Program

August 26, 2019
​The annual United Way Alberta Northwest and Staples Grande Prairie 'Stuff-A-Bus' event in support of the Tools for School Program was held in the Staples Grande Prairie parking lot on Monday, August 26, 2019, where the group accepted donations of school supplies and funds until 2:00 p.m.

If you missed them at Staples, find...

Back-to-School 2019-2020 flyer

August 15, 2019
The annual PWPSD Back-to-School summer flyer will be arriving in mailboxes the week of August 19. It provides information about online registration, transportation, and our schools, in addition to the 2019-20 school year calendar. Click the image below to read it online.

...

Aquatera, Recycle Plus bottle donation proceeds directed to 3D Charity Society in August

August 01, 2019
​ During the month of August 2019, the 3D Children’s Society will be recipients of the Aquatera bottle donation program, in partnership with #RecyclePlus. Donations can be made at Recycle Plus and Recycle Plus II bottle depots, Aquatera Landfill, or the Eco Centre. Many thanks to Aquatera and Recycle Plus for supporting...

Back to School Information for the 2019-2020 School Year

July 04, 2019
​ Find important dates, school supply lists, Kindergarten start-up dates, school fees and more. When does school start?    Tuesday, September 3, 2019 is the first day of classes . Kindergarten start-up dates vary by schools – see information provided in the "When does Kindergarten start?" section below.
View the PWPSD...

School’s out for summer

June 27, 2019
PWPSD wishes students and staff a safe and enjoyable holiday – see you in September! ​

Grande Prairie, AB – Today marks the final day of classes for the 2018-2019 school year for approximately 6,000 students, more than 370 teachers, and 600 non-teaching staff in the 35 schools that make...

PWPSD Board News – June 20, 2019

June 25, 2019
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on June 20, 2019, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWPSD-BN-June-20-2019.
In this issue: Board approves 2019-2020 deficit budget Board seeks confirmation from AB Ed on school site approval requirements PWPSD expands Leadership Development Program...

Unplanned power outage at PWPSD Central Office, beginning at 11:45 a.m.

June 24, 2019
​ Update #2: Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:20 p.m.: Power has been restored at Central Office. Thank you for your patience. *************** Update: Monday, June 24, 2019, 10:50 a.m.: ATCO has informed staff that the unplanned power outage at Central Office will begin at 11:45 a.m. today, and last approximately two...

PWPSD Good News Report – June 2019

June 18, 2019
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the final Board meeting of the 2018-2019 school year on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
News from PWPSD: Grade 9 students take first and third place in FCSS Trauma Drama Essay...

PWPSD schools celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 18, 2019
​ Grande Prairie, AB – National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 celebrations at Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) kicked off early on June 12 when Rycroft School welcomed Devin Bellerose, a First Nations Cultural Facilitator from the Driftpile Cree Nation. Mr. Bellerose taught students about traditional drumming and dance. The school...

On Your Mark! – Free diploma exam tutorial sessions for PWPSD students

June 06, 2019
​ Eight free 'On Your Mark!' diploma exam tutorial sessions will be offered to Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) students in June, starting this weekend. There is no need to register – students should simply show up ready to review and ask questions. Lunch and snacks will be provided by...

Celebrating success

June 06, 2019
​On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Alternative Education staff, students, families and guests celebrated three special events at the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion in Muskoseepi Park:  The official ribbon-cutting for the new Peace Wapiti Enterprise Centre (PWEC) in Grande Prairie. 

The 20 th anniversary of the Peace Academy of Virtual Education (PAVE) which...

PWPSD staff recognized with Long Service Awards

June 05, 2019
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) expresses heartfelt gratitude to staff members for their dedication and years of service. To celebrate career milestones, PWPSD Long Service Awards will be presented at three separate regional ceremonies:


Central region: Hosted by Whispering Ridge Community School, Thursday, June 6.

...

PWPSD Board News – May 30, 2019

June 03, 2019
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on May 30, 2019, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWPSD-BN-May-30-19.
In this issue: County of Grande Prairie pens letter of support for land at Five Mile Hall Board supports Action on Smoking and Health...

PWPSD Good News Report – May 2019

May 28, 2019
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, May 30, 2019.
News from PWPSD: National Indigenous Peoples Day planning underway at PWPSD schools

PWPSD schools will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples...

Results of the PWPSD Division-wide Dave Bleile Track Meet

May 22, 2019
​ Ten records were broken when approximately 400 junior high student-athletes from across Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) participated in the annual Dave Bleile Track Meet on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Five large schools competed in the event – Harry Balfour School, Hythe Regional School, Peace Wapiti Academy, Sexsmith Secondary...

PWPSD to host annual division-wide Dave Bleile Track Meet

May 16, 2019
​ Event: Annual Dave Bleile Track Meet, hosted by Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD)
When: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. 
Rain date: Monday, May 27
Where: Legion Field, 11313-105 Street, Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie, AB – Approximately 400 junior high student-athletes...

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day – May 6, 2019

May 02, 2019
​ School bus drivers arriving at schools in Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) on Monday morning will receive a School Bus Driver Appreciation Day gift – a small token of appreciation, presented by Principals.

The first Monday in May is set aside annually as School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. PWPSD...

PWPSD Board News – April 25, 2019

May 01, 2019
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on April 25, 2019, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWPSD-BN-Apr-25-19.  
In this issue: Together for Students focus of PWPSD School Councils' General Meeting School Liaison Team and First Nation, Métis, Inuit Annual Report
...

Grande Prairie RCMP Seek the Public's Assistance with Investigation

May 01, 2019
​ The following RCMP media release and letter from Peace Wapiti Public School Division are in response to an incident that took place this morning, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, near Clairmont Community School. Both the media release and the letter will be sent home with students of Clairmont Community School. 

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RCMP Media Release: 
May 1,...

PWPSD to bid farewell to 352 graduates in the Class of 2019

May 01, 2019
​ Grande Prairie, AB – This weekend marks the start of a succession of high school graduation ceremonies throughout Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD).

On Saturday, May 4, Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA) will host a commencement ceremony for 110 graduates at 10:30 a.m. at Evergreen Park's TARA Centre. Guest speaker...

Hats On! For Mental Health Day

April 29, 2019
On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Albertans are invited to participate in Hats On! For Mental Health Day by wearing a hat to raise awareness of the importance of positive mental health. Schools can participate by encouraging students and staff to wear hats and engaging in conversations focused on understanding mental health...

PWPSD nominates Anastasia Potratz for 2019 Edwin Parr Teacher Award

April 25, 2019
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) has nominated Anastasia Potratz, a teacher at Savanna School, for a 2019 Edwin Parr Teacher Award, presented annually by the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) in recognition of one outstanding first-year teacher in each of the six ASBA zones.

Ms. Potratz...

PWPSD Good News Report – April 2019

April 23, 2019
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
News from PWPSD: How the mock Student Vote stacked up against official Elections Alberta results

PWPSD students who participated in...

Fifteen PWPSD schools registered for Student Vote Alberta

April 15, 2019
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Fifteen schools throughout Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) have registered to participate in the Student Vote Alberta. This free event will bring the 2019 Alberta Provincial Election into classrooms, as a means of empowering students to experience the voting process firsthand. 
Registered schools receive print...

Green Shirt Day – Honouring the “Logan Boulet Effect” on organ donor awareness and registration

April 05, 2019
​ A number of PWPSD schools will observe Green Shirt Day on Monday, April 8 to raise awareness of the importance of registering as an organ donor.

After the death of former Humboldt Bronco and registered organ donor Logan Boulet last year, more than 100,000 Canadians registered to become organ donors, leading...

PWPSD Division Update – April 2019

April 03, 2019
​ PWPSD Division Update is a report on news from Peace Wapiti Public School Division, produced for General School Councils' Meetings. In the April 2019 issue, read about: Average class sizes up slightly over past school year 2020-2023 Capital Plan: PWPSD requesting three new schools, one modernization project Join PWPSD Trustees...

PWPSD Board News – March 21, 2019

March 26, 2019
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on March 21, 2019, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWPSD-BN-Mar-21-19
In this issue: 2020-2023 Capital Plan approved for submission to Alberta Ed. – Board requesting three new schools, one modernization project
New school sites,...

PWPSD Good News Report – March 2019

March 18, 2019
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
News from PWPSD: Is your child turning five in 2019? Register them for Kindergarten and attend your school's open house event
...

​Bezanson student wins Peace Country Regional Science Fair – Off to Nationals in Fredericton in May

March 18, 2019
Joshua Street, a Grade 9 student at Bezanson School, placed first in the Peace Country Regional Science Fair (PCRSF), held in Peace River on March 15-16, 2019. He won gold for his project, Pro-Detector, which was named best in the Grades 9-10 Biotechnology, Engineering and Mathematics category, and Best in Fair....

Join us at the 2019 Spring General School Councils’ Meeting

March 12, 2019
​School Council Chairs, members and parents: Join us at the 2019 Spring General School Councils' Meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 .  
When: Tuesday, April 2. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Supper at 6:00 p.m.
Where:  Sexsmith Secondary School cafeteria
Agenda:  http://bit.ly/PWPSD-School-Councils  
RSVP by:  Thursday, March 21 to
terrytofer@pwsd76.ab.ca
...

PWPSD schools welcome basketball star Michael Linklater

March 11, 2019
This week, students and staff at seven schools throughout Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) will welcome Michael Linklater during the four-day PWPSD Indigenous Guest Speaker Series.

Mr. Linklater will offer a variety of presentation options during his half-day visits with schools, including gym classes based on his Prime Basketball Development...

PWPSD response to social media ‘challenges’

February 27, 2019
​ February 27, 2019 –  Many principals, teachers, parents and students are aware of the latest challenge circulating on social media – the 'Momo Challenge'. This story has actually been in the media for some time ( Gatineau police, experts warn about 'Momo Challenge' , CBC News, August 20, 2018), but it...

February 27 is Pink Shirt Day – Be Kind

February 25, 2019
​ Kindness is the focus of Pink Shirt Day 2019. In addition to wearing pink on February 27, many PWPSD schools are hosting events to raise awareness and show their commitment to creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments. 
Pink Shirt Day website asks social media users to "THINK...

PWPSD Board News – February 21, 2019

February 25, 2019
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on February 21, 2019, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWPSD-BN-Feb-21-19
In this issue: PWPSD honours top academic students of past school year Board reaches out to Premier, Minister of Education and upcoming election candidates...

PWPSD Good News Report – February 2019

February 19, 2019
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019.
News from PWPSD: Tour the Trades event exposes students to future career paths
A group of PWPSD high school students...

Plan to attend the 3-D Charity Hockey/Soccer Tournament in April; GP Storm fundraiser game on Feb. 23

February 06, 2019
Funds raised during the tri-district charity tournaments are directed to meet the needs of seriously ill students. Learn more at  http://3dcharityhockey.com/hockey .

Grande Prairie Storm f undraiser  game on February 23
Secure Energy has sponsored a game for the 3D Children's Charity again this year, taking place on Saturday February...

Today, January 30, is Bell Let’s Talk Day

January 30, 2019
​ You are not alone. If you think that you might be having a mental health issue or a friend is, please reach out to your teacher, guidance counsellor or principal. They're here to listen.

Simple kindness can make the world of difference. Whether it's a smile or being a good listener,...

Take 20 – PWPSD schools celebrate literacy

January 21, 2019
​ Family Literacy Day, celebrated annually on January 27, is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada. Some PWPSD schools extend the event to a week of literacy activities, or celebrate on an alternate day. In honour of this year's 20 th  anniversary, Literacy Day 2019 encourages families...

PWPSD Board News – January 17, 2019

January 21, 2019
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on January 17, 2019, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWPSD-BN-Jan-17-19
In this issue: Average class sizes up slightly over past school year Board reviews Solar for Schools grant opportunity Together for Students presentation Board pens...

PWPSD Good News Report – January 2019

January 15, 2019
​The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2019.



News from PWPSD: Take 20 – PWPSD schools celebrate literacy

Pictured: 2018 Literacy Day activities at Clairmont Community School included...

Complete the Accountability Pillar Survey – Add your voice to the future of education

January 11, 2019
​ Grande Prairie, AB – A quality education goes beyond grades, supporting students' success as they explore their talents and abilities. Great schools are caring, secure and encourage family involvement. This week, Alberta Education began mailing the annual Accountability Pillar Survey to homes. Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) asks families to...

On Your Mark! – Free diploma exam tutorial sessions for PWPSD students

January 09, 2019
​ Seven free diploma exam tutorial sessions will be offered to Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) students in January, starting this weekend. There is no need to register – students should simply show up ready to review and ask questions. Lunch and snacks will be provided by PWPSD.

While the comprehensive...

PWPSD employees recognized with Long Service Awards

December 19, 2018
​ On December 19, 2018, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) recognized 10 employees with Long Service Awards. Congratulations to the following staff who have achieved significant career milestones:
25 years of service: Memorese Walter, Education Technologist   Clifford Yanishewski, Mechanic, Northern Bus Shop    20 years of service: Brian Birkeland, Service, Central...

PWPSD Inclusive Education Coaches win Council for Inclusive Education Award

December 17, 2018
​PWPSD's Inclusive Education Coaches were presented with the  Carmela Amelio McCaw Inclusive Education Award  from the Council for Inclusive Education (CIE) on October 18, 2018. The award recognizes a team that provides effective programming for students with exceptionalities. The award consists of a certificate and $1,000 to support continued implementation of...

PWPSD Board News – December 13, 2018

December 17, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on December 13, 2018, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWPSD-BN-Dec-13-18
In this issue: Spare bus driver shortage straining service: Annual Transportation Report Transportation funding, new school sites top MLA meeting agenda Season's Greetings from PWPSD...

Winning submission in Division-wide art contest featured on 2018 Christmas card

December 12, 2018
​ Congratulations to Grade 2 student Lheanna Basilan of Beaverlodge Elementary School, winner of the 2018 Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) Christmas card art contest.

The contest cycles through the four Grade divisions annually. This year, 283 Grades 1-3 students submitted entries under the theme, "The best thing about Christmas is…"...

PWPSD Good News Report – December 2018

December 11, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, December 13, 2018.




News from PWPSD: Christmas concerts and events at PWPSD schools

Looking for information about PWPSD school Christmas concerts and events?...

The unfolding journey – Transportation funding crisis to headline upcoming meeting with local MLAs

December 05, 2018
​ Grande Prairie, AB – It may be difficult to imagine an educational disadvantage in our communities, yet even the youngest students at Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) can tell stories of transportation disparity. This Friday, PWPSD trustees will bring their ongoing fight for equitable transportation funding to the table...

PWPSD Board News – November 29, 2018

December 03, 2018
​For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on November 29, 2018, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWPSD-BN-Nov-29-18.

In this issue: Audited financial statements approved PWPSD fall budget update Upcoming school trip plans reviewed Policy Review Committee Report Three-Year Education Plan and Annual...

PWPSD schools invite you to celebrate the joy of Christmas

November 30, 2018
Awaken the spirit of the season by attending a Christmas event at a Peace Wapiti Public School in your community.

Cancellations/rescheduling due to inclement weather and any new information about the events will be posted in red below.
School Date Time Additional info Beaverlodge Elementary School
  Thurs., Dec. 6 12:45 p.m.
Stocking...

New Peace Wapiti Enterprise Centre now serving Alternative Education students

November 29, 2018
​ Construction is now complete on the Peace Wapiti Enterprise Centre (PWEC), located in Royal Oaks subdivision in Grande Prairie at 11735-105 Street, Unit #106. A grand opening is being planned for a later date – stay tuned for an upcoming media release.

In the interim, PWEC is currently running a soft...

Wireless Public Alert System Test on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 1:55 p.m.

November 27, 2018
​ The Deputy Minister of Education has informed Alberta school divisions of the following test: 
On Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 1:55 p.m., the national wireless public alerting system Alert Ready will issue a test alert across Alberta.

This system allows governments to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Albertans through...

PWPSD Good News Report – November 2018

November 26, 2018
​The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, November 29, 2018.
News from PWPSD: PWPSD Inclusive Education Coaches win Council for Inclusive Education Award
PWPSD's Inclusive Education Coaches were presented with the Carmela...

Beaverlodge Regional High ready to host 2018 3A Girls Volleyball Provincials

November 21, 2018
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Beaverlodge Regional High School (BRHS) will open its doors to the province on Thursday as host of the 2018 Senior Girls 3A Volleyball Provincial Games, a three-day event running during Thursday - Saturday, November 22-24, 2018.

Principal Anna Nelson says 25 years have passed since BRHS...

PWPSD schools remember

November 07, 2018
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public Schools will host Remembrance Day ceremonies prior to the official observance on Sunday, November 11. We also join with all Canadians in recognition of aboriginal contributions to military service on November 8, National Aboriginal Veterans Day.

Members of the media who wish to...

2019 Great Kids Award Call for Nominations

November 05, 2018
​ Recognize a remarkable kid

Many young Albertans become Great Kids in the face of life challenges, such as a physical or mental illness, overcoming a difficult living situation or standing up against bullying. Despite these challenges, they inspire and change the lives of others. Does this remind you of a...

PWPSD Board News – October 18, 2018

October 22, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on October 18, 2018, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWPSD-BN-Oct-18-18
In this issue: PWPSD celebrates 2017-2018 retirees, long service award recipients Board to request modular classrooms PWPSD releases results of 2017-18 Provincial Achievement Tests, Diploma...

School Bus Safety Week: October 21-27, 2018

October 19, 2018
​ In recognition of School Bus Safety Week, October 21-27, 2018, the Alberta Student Transportation Advisory Council (ASTAC) is sponsoring a provincial poster contest, open to Kindergarten - Grade 6 students, to promote school bus safety.

ASTAC Poster Contest: 

Theme: School Bus – Bully Free Zone!
Deadline: Entries must be submitted...

PWPSD releases results of 2017-2018 Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Exams

October 18, 2018
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Students of Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) continue to demonstrate success on the Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs), administered annually by Alberta Education to students in Grades 6 and 9, and the Grade 12 Diploma Exams. 

Provincial Achievement Test results are good news for PWPSD's Grades...

PWPSD Good News Report – October 2018

October 16, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2018.




News from PWPSD: PWPSD high school students to explore the world of broadcasting during inaugural Women in Media Luncheon

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PWPSD schools generate more than $50,000 for cancer research through Terry Fox School Run events

October 15, 2018
​ PWPSD schools honoured the 38 th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run with fundraising campaigns and school run events this fall, generating a total of $50,028.80 for cancer research, up slightly over last year's $49,460.22.

Whispering Ridge Community School was this year's top fundraising school, collecting $7,619.70 for the cause....

Alberta Education invites Albertans to view the latest draft K-4 curriculum

October 12, 2018
October 10, 2018 – Alberta Education invites Albertans to view the latest draft K-4 curriculum online prior to the next phase of development.

In June 2016, Alberta Education began work on developing new provincial curriculum in six subject areas: language arts (English and French), mathematics, social studies, sciences, arts, and...

Determining when to cancel buses

October 10, 2018
​ Have you ever wondered how PWPSD determines when to cancel buses during inclement weather? Steps 1-5 below explain the process.

Also, check out the "Remember" section for additional tips and information.

Don't forget to provide your current daytime telephone number to your bus driver and the PWPSD Transportation Office in...

Screenagers movie coming to PWPSD communities, classrooms

October 10, 2018
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Schools within Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) will host free evening screenings of the movie Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age for families interested in learning about the impact of technology on children and how to help find balance. Bezanson School will host a...

PWSD Good News Report – April 2018

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2018.


News from PWSD: Five schools share innovative programs at General School Councils' Meeting
The second annual General School Councils' Meeting...

Changes and Updates to the School Immunization Program

October 10, 2018
​ At the request of Alberta Education, the following information is being shared with schools. The letter is also attached as a PDF.
  Dear Parents: Changes and Updates to the School Immunization Program Alberta Health has made changes to the school immunization program that will take effect in the 2018/19...

Be prepared

October 10, 2018
​ Parents/Guardians: Please familiarize yourself with the five main emergency response protocols used by PWPSD schools.

The following information sheet (included below as both an image and a printable PDF attachment) explains the steps taken during: Evacuation Shelter-in-Place Hold-and-Secure Lock-Down Student Release and Pick-Up   -30-




PWPSD Good News Report – September 2018

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, September 27, 2018.


News from PWPSD: Think Equal session brings together PWPSD Kindergarten teachers, County of Grande Prairie Playschool representatives

PWPSD Kindergarten teachers...

Orange Shirt Day at PWPSD schools – Every Child Matters

October 10, 2018
​ Schools within Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) will reflect on the legacy of residential schools during Orange Shirt Day events, to be held in advance of or following this year's official observance, which falls on Sunday, September 30. PWPSD Indigenous Educator Brigitte Benning will be among the keynote speakers...

PWPSD Board News – September 27, 2018

October 10, 2018
For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on September 27, 2018, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWPSD-BN-Sept-27-18.

In this issue: Enrolment and Utilization Report PWPSD honours Pembina Pipeline Corporation as ‘Friends of Education’ Alternate Education Program offers options for enhanced course delivery,...

The importance of completing the Returning Student Update Form

October 10, 2018
​Parents and Guardians: Please complete the Returning Student Update Form. You were emailed a Snap Code during the first week of school – click the link below to enter your code and complete the form today. Contact your school if you did not receive a code via email.
Three important reasons...

PWPSD honours Pembina Pipeline Corporation as ‘Friends of Education’ at regional ASBA Awards luncheon

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) honoured Pembina Pipeline Corporation for their contributions to education during the annual Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Zone 1 Awards luncheon held yesterday in Peace River. The event provides an opportunity for all Zone 1 school divisions to acknowledge local organizations.

"For the past five...

Have your say: Government of Alberta Transportation Survey

October 10, 2018
​ Hello,

The Government of Alberta is reviewing the transportation support it provides to school boards, to ensure we have the necessary resources to provide busing services to our students.  

The Government of Alberta wants to hear from you. 

As part of the review, the government is asking families to complete an...

Organizational meeting of the Board – Peace Wapiti Public School Division

October 10, 2018
​ Trustees for the 2017-2021 term will convene at Peace Wapiti Public School Division's Central Office in Grande Prairie for their annual organizational meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The meeting will include the annual election of the Board Chair and Vice-Chair, and committee membership and structure will...

Back to School Information for the 2018-2019 School Year

October 10, 2018
​ Find important dates, school supply lists, Kindergarten start-up dates, school fees and more.   When does school start?   Tuesday, September 4, 2018: First day of classes. Kindergarten start-up dates vary by schools – see information below. View the PWPSD 2018-2019 school year calendar online.


When does my school...

PWSD Good News Report – May 2018

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

News from PWSD: PWSD schools make plans to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day
The following PWSD schools have plans in...

PWSD Board News – June 21, 2018

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on June 21, 2018, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-June-21-18 .

In this issue: Peace Wapiti Academy graduate presents third 'Kids on the Couch' photo PWSD announces second outreach school – Peace Wapiti...

Leadership update for the 2018-2019 school year

October 10, 2018
​ Grande Prairie, AB – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) is pleased to announce the following changes in leadership staffing for the 2018-2019 school year.

Bob Stewart has been appointed to the role of Superintendent at PWPSD, effective September 1, 2018. Since joining PWPSD Central Office in 2011, Mr. Stewart...

PWSD staff recognized with Long Service Awards

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) expresses a heartfelt thank-you to staff members for their dedication and years of service. To celebrate career milestones, PWSD Long Service Awards will be presented at three separate regional ceremonies: Central region: Hosted by Peace Wapiti Academy, Tuesday, May 29. Northern region: Hosted by...

PWPSD announces new Superintendent of Schools

October 10, 2018
​ The Board at Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) is pleased to announce that Bob Stewart has been appointed Superintendent of Schools, effective September 1, 2018. This much-awaited announcement follows Ministerial approval that was granted to the PWPSD Board this morning.

Chair Dana McIntosh said the Board developed a comprehensive...

PWSD Good News Report – June 2018

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, June 21, 2018.






News from PWSD: Peace Wapiti Academy student nabs gold at National Skills Canada Competition

Congratulations to Jason Cote (center), a...

Tools 4 School campaign provides school supplies to families in need

October 10, 2018
​ On Monday, August 27, 2018, representatives from the United Way Alberta Northwest and local school boards came together to stuff a bus, part of the United Way's annual Tools 4 School campaign to provide donations of school supplies to families in need.

The United Way AB NW website says their...

School’s out for summer

October 10, 2018
​ Today marks the final day of classes for the 2017-2018 school year for approximately 6,000 students, more than 370 teachers, and 600 non-teaching staff in the 33 schools that make up Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD). Central Office in Grande Prairie will maintain regular office hours throughout the summer,...

PWSD Board News – May 31, 2018

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on May 31, 2018, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD- B N- M ay-31-18 .

In this issue: Board approves 2018-2019 budget Honourable mentions: Honouring Spirit Indigenous Student Award School Fee Schedule approved Think...

Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year – School starts on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

October 10, 2018
​ With the first day of the 2018-2019 school year just days away on Tuesday, September 4, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) offers resources to help families transition from summer break immediately following the Labour Day holiday.

School office reopening dates
School offices are now open and ready to...

PWSD schools celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

October 10, 2018
​ Grande Prairie, AB – A number of Peace Wapiti Public Schools have made plans to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018 on Thursday, June 21 or on an alternate day to accommodate exam schedules.

On Thursday afternoon, June 21, Grades 4-6 students at Penson School in Grovedale will participate in a...

PWPSD Board News – September 6, 2018

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on September 6, 2018, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWPSD-BN-Sept-6-18.  
In this issue:

• PWPSD Board takes office during organizational meeting
• Minister thanks PWPSD Board for collaboration on Safe and Caring Policy
• Domain changing
• Minister approves transfer of...

Transportation Update for families who reside in the Westlake Village subdivision

October 10, 2018
​ The following information was emailed on March 1, 2018 to families who reside in the Westlake Village subdivision. Parents/guardians who have not supplied an email address to their child's school will receive the information by mail. Those wishing to receive future notices by email should provide an email address to their...

PWSD to bid farewell to 353 graduates in the Class of 2018

October 10, 2018
​ Grande Prairie, AB – This weekend marks the start of a succession of high school graduation ceremonies throughout Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD).

Ridgevalley School will host an intimate event for 16 graduates at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Graduates chose an Enchanted Forest theme for the...

PWSD students named ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’

October 10, 2018
​ Congratulations to three PWSD students who were among nine youths recognized by the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau with Leaders of Tomorrow Awards at the annual volunteer appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

The awards, presented by ATCO, recognize students aged 13 to 18 years old who have made...

PWSD Board News – April 26, 2018

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on April 26, 2018, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Apr-26-18 .

In this issue: Board opts to relocate Grade 4 programming to Helen E. Taylor School Using technology to convey cross-curricular connections to students...

PWSD to host annual division-wide Dave Bleile Track Meet

October 10, 2018
​ Event: Annual Dave Bleile Track Meet, hosted by Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD)
When: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2018. Awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m.
Rain date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Where: Legion Field, 11313-105 Street, Grande Prairie
Grande Prairie, AB – Approximately...

Nine PWSD students qualify for Provincial Skills Canada Competition

October 10, 2018
​The results are in. Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) congratulates all participants in the Regional Skills Canada Competition (RSCC) held on April 19-20 in Fairview, AB, and is pleased to announce that 14 students received medals at the event – six gold, five silver, and three bronze. Of those, nine...

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day – May 7, 2018

October 10, 2018
​ School bus drivers arriving at schools in Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) on Monday morning will receive a School Bus Driver Appreciation Day gift – a small token of appreciation presented by Principals.

The first Monday in May is set aside annually as School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. PWSD...

PWSD Good News Report – March 2018

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

News from PWSD: Kindergarten Registration now open at PWSD schools

Open to children turning five in 2018. All families welcome. Register...

Learning is a Journey: Celebrate Education Week, April 30 - May 4

October 10, 2018
​ Education Week (April 30 - May 4) celebrates education across Alberta by showcasing great things happening in our schools and communities.

Education Week provides all Albertans with an opportunity to highlight the important role education plays in shaping the future of our province.

Schools are invited to send photos, videos, or...

Award-winning filmmaker brings Think Equal program to PWSD

October 10, 2018
​ How does a program endorsed by the UN Human Rights Office and developed by BAFTA award-winning filmmaker and human rights campaigner Leslee Udwin and a team of experts and academic leaders make its North American debut at Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD)? The story is a winding one, complete...

3D Charity Hockey and Soccer Tournament: April 26-28, 2018

October 10, 2018
​ This year marks the 18 th  edition of the 3D Charity Hockey and Soccer Tournament.

Hockey Tournament
When: April 26-28, 2018
Where: Coca Cola Centre, Grande Prairie

Soccer Tournament
When: April 27-28, 2018
Where: Eastlink Centre Fieldhouse, Grande Prairie 

The tournament will include a silent auction, draw prizes, basketball...

Impact of inflationary pressures a concern in Budget 2018 – Continued funding for enrolment and school nutrition programs positives for PWSD

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) appreciates the work of government to prioritize education and is pleased to see continued funding for enrolment growth and additional support for school nutrition programs.

In their 2018-2021 Capital Plan, the PWSD Board identified the need for three new schools – a replacement Harry Balfour...

PWSD Board News – March 29, 2018

October 10, 2018
For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on March 29, 2018, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Mar-29-18 . In this issue: PWSD schools receive annual maintenance, upgrades Daycare discussions initiated 2019-2022 Capital Plan approved – Board requests three new schools First...

2017-2018 Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs)

October 10, 2018
​ The dates for this year's Grade 9 Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) are as follows: May 8 – English Language Arts, Part A, Grade 9 June 22 – Science, Grade 9 June 25 – Social Studies, Grade 9 June 26 – English Language Arts, Part B, Grade 9 June 27 –...

PWSD Division Update – April 2018

October 10, 2018
PWSD Division Update is a report on news from Peace Wapiti Public School Division, produced for the Spring and Fall General School Councils' Meetings. Read the April 2018 edition online at https://issuu.com/pwsd76/docs/pwsd-division-update-april2018 .

PWSD students ready for Northwest Regional Skills Canada Competition

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) will be cheering for 28 students as they face off against others in the region at the annual North West Regional Skills Canada Competition (RSCC) on April 19 - 20 in Fairview. Skills Canada competitions feature the talents of Alberta's trade and technology students....

PWSD Division Update - October 2017

October 10, 2018
​ Find out what's new at PWSD. Read the October 2017 edition of PWSD Division Update , a report on news from Peace Wapiti Public School Division, produced for the Spring and Fall General School Councils' Meetings.

Online edition: http://bit.ly/PWSD-DivUpdate-Oct2017
A print-friendly PDF is also attached. 

In this...

PWSD Good News Report – February 2018

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

News from PWSD:

February 28 is Pink Shirt Day – Nice needs no filter

The theme for Pink Shirt Day...

PWSD Board News – February 22, 2018

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on February 22, 2018, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Feb-22-18 .   In this issue: PWSD honours top academic students of past school year New school buses approved Savanna School Daycare requests program expansion Instructional...

First-year and mentor teachers come together for second annual group learning day

October 10, 2018
PWSD's first-year (protégé) and mentor teachers came together in Grande Prairie on February 13 for the second annual Mentorship Program group learning day of the 2017-2018 school year.

Mentor and protégé teacher pairs began the day by working together on topics and questions. For the second half of the morning, protégés...

PWSD Good News Report – December 2017

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, December 14, 2017.


News from PWSD: Season's Greetings from PWSD – Winning submission in Division-wide art contest featured on 2017 Christmas card
Congratulations...

PWSD Good News Report – January 2018

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

News from PWSD: On Your Mark! PWSD students benefit from free diploma exam tutorial sessions

Free diploma exam tutorial sessions...

PWSD Board News – January 18, 2018

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on January 18, 2018, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Jan-18-18 . In this issue: PWSD Board participates in Blanket Exercise Jr. Kindergarten Programming Report Parents asked to complete and return Accountability Pillar Survey by...

PWSD Board News – December 14, 2017

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on December 14, 2017, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Dec-14-17 . In this issue: Average class sizes remain stable at PWSD schools PWSD's Employee Inappropriate Substance Use Policy receives final approval Season's Greetings from...

Important information for PWSD parents – Have your say in education

October 10, 2018
​ What if you could have a direct impact on education and play a role in ensuring that your school is equipping your child for success? You can. Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) reminds parents to complete and return Alberta Education's annual Accountability Pillar Survey by February 23, 2018 ....

PWSD Good News Report – November 2017

October 10, 2018
​The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, November 30, 2017.


News from PWSD: First JSET meeting of 2017-2018 school year planned for December 6
The first meeting of PWSD's Jurisdictional Student...

Determining when to cancel buses – PWSD exercises care and caution during times of inclement weather

October 10, 2018
​ Weather has been mild this fall, but the Transportation Department at Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) has already declared one regional cancellation of buses due to inclement weather in the Bonanza, Savanna and Spirit River attendance areas on October 25. 

Superintendent Sheldon Rowe says a lot of thought goes...

Healthy living focus of first JSET meeting of 2017-2018 school year

October 10, 2018
​ Health and wellbeing were explored during the first meeting of PWSD's Jurisdictional Student Engagement Team (JSET) on December 6 at Sexsmith Secondary School. JSET is made up of three students and one teacher champion from each PWSD school. Sessions for students and staff reflected PWSD's Comprehensive School Health (CSH) focus,...

PWSD Administrators participate in FNMI Blanket Exercise

October 10, 2018
​ Members of the Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) executive team joined with Principals and Assistant Principals to participate in a Blanket Exercise during the Administrator meeting held on November 28, 2017.

The exercise was led by PWSD's First Nations, Métis, Inuit (FNMI) Education Coordinator Darrell Willier and FNMI Liaison Workers...

PWSD schools invite you to celebrate the joy of Christmas

October 10, 2018
​ Awaken the spirit of the season by attending a Christmas event at a Peace Wapiti Public School in your community. In the event of cancellations due to inclement weather, revised dates and times will be posted in red below. This announcement is available to all PWSD staff and the public...

Great Kids Award nominations extended to January 16, 2018

October 10, 2018
​ The nomination period for the Great Kids Award is now open until 4 p.m. on January 16, 2018. The Award recognizes children and youth, ages five to 18, who have accomplished great things for others while overcoming life's challenges. These challenges include, but are not limited to, managing a physical...

November 20 is National Child Day

October 10, 2018
​ The theme of National Child Day 2017 is "All Children have the Right to Be Safe." National Child Day is celebrated to mark two historic events: the 1959 signing of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of...

PWSD schools remember

October 10, 2018
​ With Remembrance Day falling on a Saturday this year, and Friday, November 10 designated as a planned district-wide day off in lieu of parent-teacher interviews, Peace Wapiti Public Schools will host Remembrance Day ceremonies earlier in the week, as outlined below. Members of the media who wish to attend school-based...

PWSD Board News – November 30, 2017

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on November 30, 2017, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Nov-30-17 . In this issue: Audited financial statements approved PWSD fall budget update Existing modular classrooms may be moved to accommodate growth Three-Year Education Plan and...

PWSD Board takes office during organizational meeting

October 10, 2018
​ Trustees for the 2017-2021 term took their Oath of Office, elected this year's Board Chair and Vice-Chair, established committee membership, and reviewed policies relating to trusteeship at the annual Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) organizational meeting of the Board on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

By acclamation, Dana McIntosh will...

PWSD Good News Report – October 26, 2017

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017.



News from PWSD: PWSD schools generate nearly $50,000 for cancer research at annual Terry Fox Run events

Seventeen PWSD schools...

Economic upturn, weather extend completion of new PWSD school

October 10, 2018
​ "The recent recovery in the local economy is good news, but is creating challenges in securing skilled trades in four vital areas necessary for completion of the new Whispering Ridge Community School (WRCS)," says David Michalko, Facilities Director at Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD).

Mr. Michalko is responsible for...

3-D Children’s Charity presents inaugural post-secondary scholarships

October 10, 2018
​ Keisha Mastrodimos, 2014 Beaverlodge Regional High School graduate and second-year student at Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC), received one of two $1,000 inaugural 3-D Children's Society post-secondary scholarships, awarded on October 26, 2017. Miss Mastrodimos is enroled in the second year of a Bachelor of Arts degree at GPRC, with...

Dana McIntosh acclaimed as Chair, Stefanie Clarke elected Vice-Chair during 2017-2018 Organizational Meeting

October 10, 2018
​Trustees for the 2017-2021 term took their Oath of Office, elected this year’s Board Chair and Vice-Chair, established committee membership, and reviewed policies relating to trusteeship at the annual Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) organizational meeting of the Board on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Dana McIntosh was acclaimed as Chair...

Organizational meeting of the Board – Peace Wapiti Public School Division

October 10, 2018
​ Trustees for the 2017-2021 term will convene at Peace Wapiti Public School Division's Central Office in Grande Prairie for their annual organizational meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The meeting will include the annual election of the Board Chair and Vice-Chair, trustees will take the Oath of...

PWSD releases official results of 2017 Trustee Election – Incumbents Wendy Kelm and Stefanie Clarke re-elected in Wards 5 and 7

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce the official results of the 2017 School Board Election, held on Monday, October 16. Re-elected for the 2017-2021 term are incumbents Wendy Kelm in Ward 5, representing Grande Prairie West and Wembley, and Stefanie Clarke in Ward 7, representing Grande Prairie...

PWSD schools raise nearly $50,000 for cancer research

October 10, 2018
​ The last coin has been counted and students throughout Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) have come through once again for cancer research, raising an astounding $49,460.22.

Among the 17 schools participating in Terry Fox School Run events this year, the top fundraising title goes to students at the combined...

PWSD Superintendent Sheldon Rowe to retire at the end of August 2018

October 10, 2018
​October 5, 2017: During this morning's Board meeting, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) Board Chair Dana McIntosh shared that Superintendent Sheldon Rowe has formally announced his retirement following 37 years of service at PWSD, and that the Board has accepted his resignation, effective the end of August 2018.

The following...

PWSD Mentorship Program brings together new and experienced teachers

October 10, 2018
PWSD, in partnership with the Northern Spirit Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) Local No. 6, offers a valuable mentorship program aimed at welcoming and supporting new teachers. The program pairs protégé (first-year) teachers with experienced teachers for two full days of workshops annually in October and February. Pairs may also meet to...

PWSD Board News – October 5, 2017

October 10, 2018
For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on October 5, 2017, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Oct-5-17 .   In this issue: PWSD Superintendent Sheldon Rowe to retire at the end of August 2018 Vote on October 16 – Multiple candidates nominated in...

PWSD releases results of 2016-2017 Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Exams

October 10, 2018
​ Students of Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) continue to demonstrate success on the Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs), administered annually by Alberta Education to students in Grades 6 and 9, and the Diploma Exams, administered to Grade 12 students.

Provincial Achievement Test results are good news for PWSD's Grades...

PWSD Board News – September 7, 2017

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on September 7, 2017, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Sept-7-17 . In this issue: Election 2017 – Become a school board trustee Alternate Education Program Report Minister approves transfer of PWSD funds to cover...

Candidate acclaimed in Ward 3

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce that nomination papers were filed for Ward 3 – Beaverlodge, Elmworth prior to the noon deadline on Monday, September 25, 2017.  

Ward 3 – Beaverlodge, Elmworth:                                    Lori Grant              Acclaimed
 
This announcement marks the official end of nominations at...

PWSD schools to host Terry Fox Run events

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public Schools will honour the 37 th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run through fundraising campaigns and school run events. Local media are welcome to attend the following events – please RSVP to angelasears@pwsd76.ab.ca.   Date / Time School Event details Monday, Sept. 11, 1:40 p.m. Savanna School The...

PWSD announces unofficial results of Nomination Day 2017

October 10, 2018
​ Nominations for School Board Trustees for Peace Wapiti Public School Division were held today, Monday, September 18, 2017.

The following wards were acclaimed: ​ Ward 1 – Eaglesham, Woking, Rycroft: ​Kari Scheers  ​Acclaimed ​ Ward 2 – Bonanza, Savanna, Spirit River: ​Sharilyn Anderson  ​Acclaimed ​ Ward 4 – Hythe,...

PWSD announces official results of Nomination Day 2017

October 10, 2018
​Nominations for School Board Trustees for Peace Wapiti Public School Division were held on Monday, September 18, 2017.

The following wards were acclaimed:
​ Ward 1 – Eaglesham, Woking, Rycroft: ​Kari Scheers  ​Acclaimed ​ Ward 2 – Bonanza, Savanna, Spirit River: ​Sharilyn Anderson  ​Acclaimed ​ Ward 4 – Hythe,...

PWSD names RCMP ‘Friends of Education’ at regional ASBA Awards luncheon

October 10, 2018
​ The Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Zone 1 Awards luncheon held yesterday in Peace River provided an opportunity for Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) Trustees to recognize members of the three local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Detachments in Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge and Spirit River for their contributions to...

Merv Crouse Coats for Kids Campaign

October 10, 2018
Donations of winter wear through the annual Merv Crouse Coats for Kids Campaign will be accepted during September 15 - October 14, 2017. The Coats for Kids Store will be open during October 2 - 31. Collection of items:
Runs Friday, September 15 through to Saturday, October 14.
Accepting gently-used winter-wear (excluding wool, leather,...

Good News Report - October 2017

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the Board Meeting on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

News from PWSD: Beaverlodge Regional High School alumni named 2017 Belcourt Brosseau Métis Award winners
Three Beaverlodge Regional High School Class...

PWSD schools celebrate National Aboriginal Day

October 10, 2018
​ A number of Peace Wapiti Public Schools will celebrate National Aboriginal Day (NAD) on Wednesday, June 21.

Hythe Regional School: The event will begin in the gym at 9:00 a.m. with an opening prayer by Elder Peter Joachim, followed by a dance troupe performance led by Marlene Letendre. Throughout the...

New roles for PWSD staff – Leadership update for the 2017-2018 school year

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce the following changes to school leadership staffing, effective the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Students will return to class on Tuesday, September 5.

New Principal appointments at PWSD schools

Rod Vanstone has been appointed Principal of Penson...

PWSD Good News Report – June 2017

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

News from PWSD: National Aboriginal Day celebrations planned across PWSD

A number of PWSD schools will celebrate National Aboriginal Day...

Busing information

October 10, 2018
​ As of Tuesday, September 5, school zones will be in effect on school days. Drivers are reminded to exercise caution and adhere to posted speed limits. Drivers should also note that it is illegal to pass a school bus in rural areas when red lights are flashing.

Families should provide...

Bill 1: An Act to Reduce School Fees – What is covered? What is not covered?

October 10, 2018
​Announced in the spring of 2017, the Alberta Government's Bill 1: An Act to Reduce School Fees will cover basic instructional supplies at Peace Wapiti Public Schools, defined as textbooks, workbooks, photocopying, printing and paper. Additional revenue provided by the province will cover Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) fees for students...

Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year

October 10, 2018
With the first day of the 2017-2018 school year now less than one week away on Tuesday, September 5, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) offers resources to help families transition from summer break immediately following the Labour Day holiday. Families are encouraged to visit school websites to view user-friendly school...

School’s out for summer: PWSD wishes students and staff a safe and enjoyable holiday – see you in September!

October 10, 2018
​ Today marks the final day of classes for the 2016-2017 school year for approximately 6,000 students, more than 360 teachers, and 600 non-teaching staff in the 33 schools that make up Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD). Central Office in Grande Prairie will maintain regular office hours throughout the summer,...

Spirit River Regional Academy student Olivia Sekulic selected to 2017-2018 Minister’s Youth Council

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) congratulates Olivia Sekulic, Grade 11 student at Spirit River Regional Academy (SRRA), who has been selected to the 32-member 2017-2018 Minister's Youth Council . Recruitment for the Minister's Youth Council took place during February - May 2017. All junior and senior high students...

PWSD staff recognized with Long Service Awards

October 10, 2018
​ Each year, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) recognizes staff members for their dedication and years of service during three separate ceremonies around the Division. Long Service Awards will be presented at three regional events on May 16, 24 and June 1, to the following staff members who have achieved...

PWSD school bus driver places first in Zone 5 Bus Roadeo in High Prairie

October 10, 2018
​ Congratulations to PWSD school bus driver Melody Tollefsrud, Beaverlodge area, who placed first in the Zone 5 Bus Roadeo held in High Prairie on May 27, 2017. Ms. Tollefsrud is pictured with Ted Gobin, PWSD Transportation Director.

Five PWSD drivers were among the 15 competitors at the event. Pictured below,...

PWSD Good News Report – May 2017

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2017.

News from PWSD: PWSD to host two school grand opening events on June 9, 2017
PWSD will celebrate two school...

PWSD Board News – May 25, 2017

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board Meeting held on May 25, 2017, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-May-25-2017 . In this issue: Free On Your Mark! Diploma Exam tutorial sessions offered in June to PWSD students Collaborative Response Model nearing end of...

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day – May 1, 2017

October 10, 2018
​ School bus drivers arriving at PWSD schools on Monday morning will be greeted by Principals and presented with School Bus Driver Appreciation Day chocolate bars (pictured below).

The first Monday in May is set aside annually as School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Students, parents and staff of Peace Wapiti Public...

PWSD Board News – April 27, 2017

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board Meeting held on April 27, 2017, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Apr-27-17 . In this issue: Election 2017 dates set – Be a leader in your community, become a school board trustee Board applauds Alberta Education's...

Election 2017 dates set – Be a leader in your community, become a school board trustee

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) invites you to become a leader in your community by running for school board trusteeship in 2017. A person may be nominated as a candidate if, on nomination day, the person: is eligible to vote in the election; has been a resident of the local...

Ten PWSD students qualify for Provincial Skills Canada Competition

October 10, 2018
​ The results are in. Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) congratulates all participants in the Regional Skills Canada Competition (RSCC) held on April 27-28 in Fairview, AB, and is pleased to announce that 12 students were awarded medals at the event – eight gold, three silver, and one bronze. Of...

PWSD Good News Report – April 2017

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, April 27, 2017.




News from PWSD: Peace Country Thunder U-17 Girls Club Basketball team gives back to Grande Prairie Youth Emergency Shelter Society
...

NuVista Energy gift provides significant funding, career opportunities for local students

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) expresses thanks to NuVista Energy Ltd. for its support of dual credit programming at local schools.

Today, Vern Crone, Production Superintendent at NuVista Energy Ltd. presented a $25,000 cheque to the Superintendents and students of the three local school districts. The donation means that...

Support seriously ill children by attending the 3D Charity Hockey and Soccer Tournaments on May 4-6, 2017

October 10, 2018
​ Since 1999, the 3D Charity Hockey Tournament has grown to become the largest three-on-three event of its kind in the Grande Prairie region. Students from the three local school divisions – Grande Prairie Public School District, Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools, and Peace Wapiti Public School Division – will...

PWSD Board News – March 23, 2017

October 10, 2018
For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board Meeting held on March 23, 2017, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Mar-23-17 .   In this issue: New schools focus of PWSD's Three-Year Capital Plan Annual Inclusive Education and Learning Coaches Report Annual FNMI Report highlights program improvements...

Leadership development and Google technology focus of second annual JSET meeting

October 10, 2018
​ Approximately 60 students and 20 teacher champions from across Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) came together at the Stonebridge Inn in Grande Prairie on Tuesday, April 11 for the second Jurisdictional Student Engagement Team (JSET) meeting of the 2016-2017 school year. Trustees Wendy Kelm and Stefanie Clarke also participated...

Celebrate Substitute Teachers’ Appreciation Week on March 13-17, 2017

October 10, 2018
​ Did you know Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) employs 200 substitute teachers who provide an essential service within our 33 schools?

The role of the substitute teacher includes many of the daily responsibilities of instruction, marking, discipline and supervision. In addition, the substitute teacher rises to the challenge of working with students on a...

Good News Report – March 23, 2017

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

News from PWSD: Awards and Announcements

PWSD's FNMI Scholarship awarded to Spirit River Regional Academy graduate Katelyn Byam
...

Second annual General School Councils’ meeting for 2016-2017 hosted at Sexsmith Secondary School

October 10, 2018
​ PWSD School Council Chairs and members came together at Sexsmith Secondary School on March 28, 2017 for the second General School Council meeting of the 2016-2017 school year.  

Board Chair Dana McIntosh opened the meeting with introductions of trustees and Central Office staff, and provided an update from the Division....

Funding for enrolment growth and stable grant rates positives for PWSD – Transportation deficit remains an area of concern in Budget 2017

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to see funded enrolment growth and stable grant rates included in Budget 2017.

Superintendent Sheldon Rowe says the government is living up to its commitment to support education by maintaining existing grants. 

If the recently tabled Bill 1: An Act to Reduce...

PWSD Division Update – March 2017

October 10, 2018
Find out what's new at PWSD. Read the March, 2017 edition of PWSD Division Update, a report on news from Peace Wapiti Public School Division, produced for the Spring and Fall General School Councils' Meetings. In this issue: New leadership for upcoming school year Whispering Ridge Community School progressing on...

PWSD students named ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) congratulates two Beaverlodge Regional High School (BRHS) students who were among those recognized by the Grande Prairie Volunteer Service Bureau with Leaders of Tomorrow Awards at the annual volunteer appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The awards, presented by ATCO, recognize students aged...

Good News Report – February, 2017

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

News from PWSD: February 22 is Pink Shirt Day – Make Nice Kindness is universal – a trait we encourage everyone...

Information regarding Bill 1 - Letter to Families from Minister Eggen

October 10, 2018
On March 2, 2017, the Government of Alberta tabled Bill 1: An Act to Reduce School Fees. If Bill 1 is passed, it will come into effect in the 2017-2018 school year.

We invite families to read the following letter from Education Minister David Eggen for information on Bill 1. You may view...

PWSD’s annual FNMI Scholarship awarded to Spirit River Regional Academy graduate

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce that Katelyn Byam, a member of Spirit River Regional Academy's Class of 2016, has been awarded the 2015-2016 PWSD First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Scholarship, valued at $1,000. Ms. Byam is currently enroled in the Bachelor of Science in...

Board News - April 28, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on Thursday, April 28, 2016, read the latest edition of Board News online at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Apr-28-16 .
In this issue: Whispering Ridge Community School construction set to begin Attendance boundary adjustments completed Annexation-area students welcome to...

New Whispering Ridge Community School on schedule

October 10, 2018
​ Despite November's wet and unpredictable weather, construction is progressing on schedule on the new Whispering Ridge Community School (WRCS). Crews have been battling muddy conditions which are common for this time of year with Grande Prairie's clay-rich soil. Block layers arrived on site in November and considerable progress has been...

PWSD Good News Report – January, 2017

October 10, 2018
​ 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, January 19, 2017.

News from PWSD: Sexsmith Principal wins national Principals of Music Award
Congratulations to Principal Lawrie McKeith of Robert W....

February 22 is Pink Shirt Day – Make Nice

October 10, 2018
​ Kindness is universal – a trait we encourage everyone to openly express every day. The phrase "Make Nice" has been selected as the theme of Pink Shirt Day 2017, and is a friendly reminder that no matter our differences, kindness is always a choice worth making. Being kind and "making...

Board News - February 23, 2017

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board Meeting held on February 23, 2017, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Feb-23-17 . In this issue: PWSD honours top academic students of past school year Locally developed ASL course receives approval Savanna students planning trip to...

​Family Literacy Day 2017

October 10, 2018
Family Literacy Day, a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada, is celebrated annually on January 27. Some PWSD school extend the day into a week of literacy activities, or celebrate on an alternate day – consult your school newsletter for details.

More than reading stories together as a...

PWSD honours top academic students of past school year

October 10, 2018
​ PWSD's Board of Trustees honoured seven former students for outstanding academic achievement during the 2015-2016 school year at a ceremony and luncheon held during the Board meeting on February 23, 2017. Those in attendance were on study break from post-secondary institutions.

Mikayla Watt (pictured below), a graduate of Beaverlodge Regional High...

Important information for PWSD parents – Have your say in education

October 10, 2018
​ What if you could have a direct impact on education and play a role in ensuring that your school is equipping your child for success? You can. Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) reminds parents to complete and return Alberta Education's annual Accountability Pillar Survey by February 24 th ,...

Two PWSD staffers receive Passionate Heart Awards – Beaverlodge Elementary School’s Andrew Lojczyc and Lisa Cage Ostaszewski recognized for outstanding service

October 10, 2018
​ Congratulations are in order for Beaverlodge Elementary School's Assistant Principal Andrew Lojczyc and Lisa Cage Ostaszewski, Administrative Assistant. The pair were among those recognized with Passionate Heart Exceptional Service Awards during the 11 th annual Passionate Heart Awards luncheon held yesterday in Grande Prairie.

Sponsored by Family and Community Support Services...

Board News - June 16, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on June 16, 2016, read the Board News newsletter online at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-June-16-16 .

In this issue: Distinguished Leader, Excellence in Teaching Award nominees recognized at PWSD's end-of-year Board meeting Board approves 2016-2017 budget Friends of Education nominee...

Peace Wapiti Public School Division – Board News

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board Meeting held on December 8, 2016, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Dec-8-16 .   In this issue: Average class sizes experience slight increase Trustees engage with PAVE students Season's Greetings from PWSD – Winning submission in Division-wide...

And the winner is…

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division is pleased to announce that Hunter Jacklin, a Grade 9 student at Elmworth School, is the winner of the 2016 Christmas card art contest .

This year's contest was open to all Grades 7-9 students within the Division. Students submitted artwork under the theme, "The...

It feels like winter is here! What can you do to be prepared?

October 10, 2018
Sign up for bus route email notifications at http://transportation.pwsd76.ab.ca .   Dress warmly. It's not cool to be cold. Read the PWSD Policy EEAF – Buses and School Operation during Inclement Weather . -30-

PWSD Good News Report – December, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ 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, December 8, 2016.

News from PWSD: PWSD 'On Your Mark' free Diploma Exam tutorials to be offered in January
PWSD's free diploma...

PWSD employees recognized with Long Service Awards

October 10, 2018
​ On December 14, 2016, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) recognized 11 employees with Long Service Awards. Congratulations are extended to the following staff on reaching significant career milestones.
40 years of service: Robert Zahara, Principal, Hutterite Schools 35 years of service: Sheldon Rowe, Superintendent 30 years of service:...

Good News Report – November 24, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ 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, November 24, 2016.

News from PWSD: PWSD JSET holds first meeting of 2016-2017 school year
PWSD's Jurisdictional Student Engagement Team (JSET) held...

Determining when to cancel buses – PWSD exercises care and caution during times of inclement weather

October 10, 2018
​ This year, the month of November has been kinder than most, but the Transportation Department at Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) has already declared one Division-wide cancellation of buses due to inclement weather this fall, on October 14. 

Superintendent Sheldon Rowe says a lot of thought goes into deciding to...

PWSD Christmas Card Art Contest

October 10, 2018
PWSD's 2016 Christmas Card Art contest is open to PWSD students in Grades 7-9.

Theme: “The best thing about Christmas is…”

Deadline: Students must submit artwork to their classroom teacher by Friday, November 18, 2016.
Artwork can be completed outside of school hours, but must be submitted to Central Office by the teacher.

...

PWSD schools invite you to celebrate the joy of Christmas

October 10, 2018
Awaken the spirit of the season by attending a Christmas event at a Peace Wapiti Public School in your community. In the event of cancellations due to inclement weather, revised dates and times will be posted on PWSD's website and school websites. School Date Time Additional Info Beaverlodge Elem. School Wed.,...

Online help for youth – New Grande Prairie Youth Help website supported by Peace Wapiti Academy

October 10, 2018
​ Youth in search of help have a new place to turn, thanks to a website initiative supported by Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA) and created by PWA Youth Advocate Mhairi Elliot.

The Grande Prairie Youth Help website, accessible at www.gpyouth.ca , offers free help and explanations of services to assist...

PWSD schools remember

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public Schools will observe Remembrance Day at school-based ceremonies on Thursday, November 10. In honour of Remembrance Day, all PWSD schools and offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016.
School Time Event details Beaverlodge Elementary School 2:30 p.m. Annual Remembrance Day assembly in the gymnasium,...

PWSD JSET to hold first meeting of 2016-2017 school year

October 10, 2018
PWSD’s Jurisdictional Student Engagement Team (JSET) will hold their first meeting of the 2016-2017 school year at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16 at the Stonebridge Hotel, located at 12102-100 Street in Grande Prairie.

JSET is made up of approximately 75 Grades 5-12 students and 20 teacher champions from across PWSD,...

PWSD Board News - November 24, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board Meeting held on November 24, 2016, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Nov-24-16 . In this issue: Audited financial statements approved Fall budget update Funds set aside for new school opening Approval granted for temporary access road...

Students and teachers discuss PWSD’s Quality Learning Environment at first JSET meeting of 2016-2017 school year

October 10, 2018
​ Approximately 70 PWSD students and 20 teacher champions from across Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) came together at the Stonebridge Inn in Grande Prairie on Wednesday, November 16 for the first Jurisdictional Student Engagement Team (JSET) meeting of the school year.

The PWSD JSET, established in 2014 to provide...

Good News Report - October 27, 2016

October 10, 2018
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 27, 2016.

News from PWSD: Grand opening events postponed until spring for R. W. Zahara Public School and Teepee Creek School
Grand...

Good News Report – October 6, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ 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 6, 2016.

News from PWSD: Merv Crouse Coats for Kids Campaign underway
Donations of winter wear are being accepted at Crouse's...

What’s new at PWSD - Division Update

October 10, 2018
​ Division Update is a report on news from PWSD, produced for the spring and fall General School Councils' meetings. Read the latest edition online at http://bit.ly/PWSD-DivUpdate-Oct2016 .

In this issue:  Robert W. Zahara Public School and Teepee Creek School grand opening events postponed until spring Enrolment and Staffing Report...

PWSD Board News - October 27, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board Meeting held on October 27, 2016, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Oct-27-16 . In this issue: PWSD celebrates 2015-2016 retirees, long service award recipients Interactive School Councils' meeting at Sexsmith Secondary School Safe and Caring Committee...

PWSD Board News - October 6, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board Meeting held on October 6, 2016, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Oct-6-16 . In this issue:
• Edwin Parr nominee, Rotary Clubs honoured at ASBA awards luncheon
• Education Services Agreement approved
• Enrolment and Staffing Report – PWSD's...

Edwin Parr nominee, Rotary Clubs honoured at regional ASBA awards luncheon

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division's (PWSD) Board of Trustees honoured their 2016 Edwin Parr Teacher Award nominee and Rotary Clubs of Grande Prairie for their contributions to education during the annual Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Zone One awards luncheon in Peace River on September 22.  

Geoff Berg, a Grade 3...

PWSD releases results of 2015-2016 Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Exams

October 10, 2018
​ Students of Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) continue to demonstrate success on the Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) administered annually by Alberta Education to students in Grades 6 and 9, and the Diploma Exams, administered to Grade 12 students. PWSD's Grade 3 students were not selected to participate in the...

Good News Report - June 16, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) and its schools will be shared at the final Board Meeting of the 2015-2016 school year, scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2016.

News from PWSD: Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum to provide additional Paleontology course opportunities for...

School’s out for summer!

October 10, 2018
​ PWSD wishes students and staff a safe and enjoyable holiday – see you in September!
Today marks the final day of the 2015-2016 school year for approximately 6,000 students, 345 teachers, and more than 600 non-teaching staff in the 32 schools that make up Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD)....

Board News - Sept. 8, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board Meeting held on September 8, 2016, read the latest edition of  Board News at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Sept-8-16 .

In this issue: PWSD Board selects leadership for 2016-2017 school year Alternate Education Report Locally-developed Astronomy course approved Public meeting Looking back –...

Passing the torch – New director for French Language Resource Centre

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD), the banker School Board for Grande Prairie's French Language Resource Centre (FLRC), is pleased to announce that Diana Boisvert will assume the role of Director of the FLRC. She will also serve as Vice-President of Second Languages and Intercultural Council (SLIC).

Lesley Doell, FLRC Director...

New roles for PWSD staff – Leadership update for the 2016-2017 school year

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce the following changes to leadership staffing, effective the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Students will return to classes on Thursday, September 1.


Executive staffing update

Bob Stewart has been named Deputy Superintendent at PWSD. Mr. Stewart served...

PWSD Good News – September 8, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ 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, September 8, 2016.

News from PWSD: Terry Fox Run events at PWSD schools

To date, the following schools have made plans to host...

PWSD schools celebrate National Aboriginal Day

October 10, 2018
​ Two schools in Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) will celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21.

At Teepee Creek School , classes have been researching, planning and creating projects about various Aboriginal groups in Canada in anticipation of the school's first Learning Fair, to be held in conjunction with...

Organizational Meeting of the PWSD Board

October 10, 2018
​ Trustees for the 2013-2017 term will convene at Peace Wapiti Public School Division's Central Office in Grande Prairie for the annual Organizational Meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016. The meeting will include the annual election of the Board Chair and Vice-Chair, and committee membership and structure will...

Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year – School construction, Kindergarten start-up, bus safety top PWSD’s back-to-school list

October 10, 2018
The first day of school can prove hectic, even for the most organized, but Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) can help make things run smoothly. Personalized Kindergarten orientation sessions, school-based bus safety demonstrations, email notifications on the status of bus routes, and a user-friendly school year calendar will help families...

Tools for School donations ensure student success

October 10, 2018
​ The spirit of giving was in the air at this morning's Tools for School "stuff a bus" event, an annual initiative sponsored by United Way Alberta North West, Costco, Staples, and the three local School Boards – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD), Grande Prairie Catholic School Division (GPCSD) and...

PWSD to bid farewell to 378 graduates in the Class of 2016

October 10, 2018
​ The month of May will see the start of a succession of high school graduation ceremonies throughout Peace Wapiti Public School Division.

First up is PWSD's Grande Prairie-based high school, Peace Wapiti Academy , with a commencement ceremony for 110 graduates scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14 at Evergreen...

Tri-district school fundraiser nets more than $40,000 for Fort McMurray evacuees

October 10, 2018
During the month of May, the students and staff of schools within Grande Prairie Public School Division, Grande Prairie Catholic School Division and Peace Wapiti Public School Division accepted a challenge to join forces in raising funds for those impacted by the Fort McMurray and area wildfire.

Student-led fundraisers, ranging from...

PWSD school bus drivers compete in Zone 5 Bus Rodeo

October 10, 2018
Four PWSD school bus drivers participated in the Zone 5 Bus Rodeo on Saturday, May 14 at High Prairie School Division.

As part of the competition, drivers completed a written exam, pre-trip inspection and an obstacle course which included simulations of parallel parking, railroad crossing, student pick-up, and navigating through a...

Principal Shawn O’Shea named Distinguished Leader – Council for School Leadership announces 2015-2016 award winners

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) congratulates Principal Shawn O’Shea of Clairmont Community School on being selected as a recipient of the 2015-2016 Distinguished Leadership Award, presented by the Council for School Leadership.

Mr. O’Shea was named among a list of 30 distinguished leaders representing school divisions across Alberta.

“It’s a...

Good News Report - May 26, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ 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, May 26, 2016.

News from PWSD: On Your Mark – Free Diploma Exam tutorial sessions
Free tutorial sessions in Social Studies 30-1 and...

PWSD schools welcome students impacted by wildfires

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) will join with school divisions across Alberta in welcoming students impacted by wildfires.

“In opening our doors to students who have been impacted by wildfires, we hope to restore a sense of normalcy and continuity to their lives in the midst of the turmoil...

Student leadership focus of ‘TP WE’ event

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce that Teepee Creek School (TCS) will host a 'TP WE' event for more than 160 Grades 5-8 students from LaGlace, Woking, Rycroft and Teepee Creek Schools on Friday, May 6. The event will feature guest speakers who will encourage students...

Board News - May 26, 2016

October 10, 2018
To read the May 26, 2016 edition of Board News, visit http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-May-26-16.

In this issue:

• Free On Your Mark! diploma exam tutorial sessions for PWSD students
• INAC and PWSD schedule meeting to develop new Education Service Agreement
• Teamsters’ Memorandum of Agreement
• Locally-developed courses approved
• Inclusive Education Coaches Report
• Diploma Exam Schedule
• Board Self-Evaluation Report
• Upcoming events
• Junior...

PWSD to host Division-wide Dave Bleile Track Meet

October 10, 2018
​ Event: Annual Dave Bleile Track Meet hosted by Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD)
When: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 16, 2016. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Rain date: Tuesday, May 17.
Where: Legion Field, 11313-105 Street, Grande Prairie

Junior high student-athletes from...

Whispering Ridge Community School construction set to begin – Attendance boundary adjustments completed following community consultations

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce that Graham Construction is the successful bidder for the construction of Whispering Ridge Community School (WRCS). The tendering process closed on April 12. In their bid, the company set estimated construction costs at $15,792,000. The school was initially included in...

Good News Report – April 28, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ 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, April 28, 2016.

News from PWSD: Hats on for Mental Health – Mental Health Awareness Week, May 2-6, 2016
On Wednesday, May...

Plan to attend the 3D Charity Hockey Tournament, April 28-30

October 10, 2018
​ Since 1999, the 3D Charity Hockey Tournament has grown to become the largest three-on-three event of its kind in the Grande Prairie Region. Students from the Grande Prairie Public, Grande Prairie Catholic and Peace Wapiti Public School Districts all participate in a weekend tournament that benefits seriously ill children in...

Division Update – April, 2016

October 10, 2018
Find out what’s new at PWSD! Division Update is a biannual report on news from PWSD, produced for the spring and fall General School Councils’ meetings. Read the latest edition at http://bit.ly/PWSD-DivUpdate-April2016. In this issue:  New Robert W. Zahara Public School welcomes students New faces, new roles at PWSD Construction...

The results are in – PWSD students bring home the hardware from Regional Skills Canada Competition

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) congratulates all students who participated in the Regional Skills Canada Competition (RSCC) on April 21-22 in Fairview, AB, and is pleased to announce that 17 students received medals at the event.

A list of medallists is included below. Only those who placed in qualifying regionalized...

PWSD students recognized as ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) congratulates three students who were among those recognized by the Grande Prairie Volunteer Service Bureau with Leaders of Tomorrow Awards at the annual volunteer appreciation luncheon on Friday, April 15. The awards are presented by ATCO and recognize students aged 13 to 15 years...

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day – May 2, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ The first Monday in May is set aside annually as School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. This year, Monday, May 2 has been designated as School Bus Driver Appreciation Day – an opportunity for students, parents and staff of Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) to recognize the important function that...

Substitute Teachers’ Appreciation Week, March 14-18

October 10, 2018
​ This year, March 14-18 has been designated as Substitute Teachers' Appreciation Week by the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA).

" Every day substitute teachers provide professional service in schools throughout Alberta. The role of the substitute teacher may be different from that of the regular teacher in some respects, but it...

Good News Report – March 17, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ 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, March 17, 2016.

News from PWSD: PWSD celebrates first "virtual" graduate
Bethany Isaac was recognized at Central Office on March 9 th...

New Robert W. Zahara Public School welcomes students

October 10, 2018
​ When Sexsmith and area Kindergarten-Grade 6 students returned from an extended Spring Break this morning, they went down in Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) history as the first occupants of the replacement Robert W. Zahara (R.W.Z.) Public School.

To facilitate the move, PWSD's Board approved an extended school day...

PWSD appoints new Deputy Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent

October 10, 2018
Bob Stewart appointed Deputy Superintendent
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Stewart as Deputy Superintendent, effective May 1, 2016.

Mr. Stewart has served as PWSD's Assistant Superintendent Learning Services since 2014, and as the Assistant Superintendent Inclusive Education in 2011-2014. During 1996...

Board News - March 17, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ To read the latest edition of Board News, visit http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Mar-17-16. In this issue: Policy IHF – Safe and Caring Learning Environment receives approval in principle

New schools focus of PWSD’s three-year Capital Plan

Annual FNMI report presented to Board
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PWSD selects 2016 Edwin Parr Teacher Award nominee – Geoff Berg, Grade 3 teacher at Clairmont Community School

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to nominate Geoff Berg, a Grade 3 teacher at Clairmont Community School, for a 2016 Edwin Parr Teacher Award, an annual award presented by the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) recognizing outstanding first-year teachers in each of the six ASBA Zones.

Mr. Berg...

PWSD launches online registration for the upcoming school year – March 10th launch date timed for start of Kindergarten registration

October 10, 2018
​For the first time, families will be able to register their children at Peace Wapiti Public Schools from the comfort of their own homes.

The first phase of PWSD's new online registration process, powered by InfoSnap, will be open to new students only and will be made available to families...

Good News Report - February 18, 2016

October 10, 2018

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, February 18, 2016.
News from PWSD: Kindergarten Registration begins on March 10 th
Is your child is turning five in 2016? Reg...

Pink Shirt Day 2016

October 10, 2018
On February 24, 2016, National Pink Shirt Day, wear a pink shirt to show your spirit in creating a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment which promotes healthy relationships. This national anti-bullying day was inspired by two Nova Scotia youth who rallied fellow students and teachers at their high school...

PWSD Board News - January 21, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ For news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board Meeting held on Thursday, January 21, 2016, read the latest edition of Board News online at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Jan-21-16 .

Important information for PWSD parents – Have your say in education

October 10, 2018
​ What if you could have a direct impact on education and play a role in ensuring that your school is equipping your child for success? You can. Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) reminds parents to complete and return Alberta Education's annual Accountability Pillar Survey by February 26 th ,...

Teacher exchange a positive for French program at Eaglesham School

October 10, 2018
​ It's a long way from Nancy, France to Eaglesham, Alberta, but thanks to a teacher job shadowing opportunity, the gap has lessened considerably for two teachers.

Last spring, Eaglesham teacher Fiona Logan spent two weeks in Nancy, France, learning and sharing best practices in second language pedagogy while improving her French...

New for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year: Online registration

October 10, 2018
Online registration is here! Register your child for school from the comfort of your own home .

As of March 10, 2016, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) will offer online registration for new students for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, provided by InfoSnap. Avoid long line-ups at the school...

PWSD teacher selected for Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy in Ottawa

October 10, 2018
Sarah Vogan, a social studies and English teacher at Peace Wapiti Academy in Grande Prairie, has been selected to participate in the Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy in Ottawa on February 21-26.

The annual week-long professional development opportunity brings 85 outstanding teachers from across Canada together in Ottawa for an inside...

PWSD Learning Coaches recognized for outstanding service during 10th Annual Passionate Heart Awards Luncheon

October 10, 2018



PWSD's team of Learning Coaches: (front, l-r) Kaila Villiger, District Principal Karen Chrenek, Penny Calvert, Liz Linfield and Rochelle Dempsey, (back, l-r) Rowena Stewart, Deb Reynolds, Assistant Superintendent Heather Putio, District Principal Cynthia Gauthier, Kathy Mykyte, and Tatum Doris.

On February 12 th , PWSD's team of Learning Coaches...

Board News - February 18, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ To read the latest edition of Board News, visit http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Feb-18-16.

In this issue:

PWSD honours top academic students of past school year

Superintendent Rowe reappointed

Enhanced supports for PWSD students

Kindergarten Registration begins on March 10. New this year: online registration

Construction update: Whispering Ridge Community School

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Comprehensive School Health Wellness Day at PWSD

October 10, 2018
​ A Comprehensive School Health Wellness Day was held at Peace Wapiti Public School Division on Friday, January 22, 2016. Those in attendance at the professional development day included representatives from Alberta Health Services, FCSS, FNMI, and Comprehensive School Health Champions from PWSD schools. The student voice was represented by three...

PWSD responds to annexation concerns – Board awaiting meeting with the Minister of Education

October 10, 2018
​Following the recent approval of Grande Prairie's annexation application, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) would like to assure County of Grande Prairie residents that PWSD's current school boundaries will remain in effect until June 30 th , 2016. 

If families are concerned that upcoming changes to municipal boundaries may mean...

RCMP respond to suspicious vehicle near Grande Prairie school

October 10, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians, The following media release was issued today by the Grande Prairie RCMP. While no student at a Peace Wapiti Public School was involved in this incident, we feel it is important to let you know that our staff will be reminding all students in Kindergarten – Grade...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from PWSD

October 10, 2018
​Peace Wapiti Public School Division wishes you the blessings of the season. May you enjoy a very Merry Christmas and health and happiness in 2016.

The last day of classes before the Christmas break is Friday, December 18, 2015 . Classes will resume on Monday, January 4, 2016 .

PWSD Administration...

Fifteen minutes of fun – PWSD schools celebrate Family Literacy Day

October 10, 2018
In celebration of this year's annual Family Literacy Day event, a number of schools within Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) will engage in literacy-related activities. PWSD encourages families to celebrate the love of reading by participating in family-based literacy activities at home. Spending as little as 15 minutes per day on...

PWSD Good News - January 21, 2016

October 10, 2018
​ 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, January 21, 2016.

News from PWSD schools: 3D Charity Hockey Tournament: Many PWSD schools will compete in the annual tri-division charity tournament in...

New K-8 school named "Whispering Ridge Community School"

October 10, 2018
It’s official. PWSD’s Board has chosen the name Whispering Ridge Community School for its new Kindergarten - Grade 8 school, to be located north of Grande Prairie in Whispering Ridge subdivision. A September, 2017 opening is planned for the school.

A total of 46 naming suggestions were collected through an online...

Shawn O’Shea appointed Principal of new school in Whispering Ridge

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shawn O'Shea as Principal Designate of the new Kindergarten-Grade 8 school, to be located in Whispering Ridge subdivision. Mr. O'Shea will continue to serve as Principal of Clairmont Community School for the remainder of the current school...

Protection against Measles - AHS Vaccine Reminder for School Parents, Staff and Volunteers

October 10, 2018
On January 13, 2016, Alberta Health Services (AHS) issued the following two-page Measles Vaccine reminder. You may read it on our website at the following link, or view screen shots of the advisory which are included below. http://www.pwsd76.ab.ca/PublishingImages/2016-01-04-Provincial-School-Measles-Immunity-Reminder-Ltr-English.pdf
     

Good News Report - December 10, 2015

October 10, 2018
​ 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, December 10, 2015.

News from PWSD schools: Christmas concerts
Ignite the spirit of the season – plan to attend a Christmas concert at...

PWSD asks families to reinforce safety with children following abduction attempt in Grande Prairie

October 10, 2018
November 27, 2015 - This morning, there was a report of an attempted abduction of a student at a bus stop in the area of Alexander Forbes School in Grande Prairie. While no students enroled at Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) schools were involved in this incident, PWSD feels it is...

PWSD schools invite you to celebrate the joy of Christmas

October 10, 2018
​ Ignite the spirit of the season by attending a Christmas concert at a Peace Wapiti Public School in your community. In the event of cancellations due to inclement weather, revised dates and times will be posted on PWSD's website and school websites. Monday, November 30: Harry Balfour School , 6:30...

Flashing Red Light Awareness - Take the Survey

October 10, 2018
Do you know what to do when you see flashing red lights on a school bus? The Transportation Office at PWSD is sharing a short survey developed by the Student Transportation Association of Alberta (STAA) to help determine the level of awareness that currently exists. To access the STAA provincial campaign survey, visit:...

Bullying Awareness Week 2015 invites you to #PostItForward

October 10, 2018
​ Alberta Health Services encourages you to help prevent bullying by passing along a positive message during Bullying Awareness Week 2015. We're all in this together! Albertans are encouraged to Post-It ® Forward this week by sharing messages with Post-it ® notes in person and online. Post-It ® Forward was inspired...

Board News - November 19, 2015

October 10, 2018
​ Read PWSD's Board News newsletter for November 19, 2015 at http://bit.ly/PWSD-BN-Nov-19-15 .

In this issue: Audited financial statements approved Fall budget update Whispering Ridge School Facility update Three-Year Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report Minister approves sale of lot at Bonanza School Upcoming events

Good News Report - November 19, 2015

October 10, 2018
​ 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, November 19 th , 2015.
News from PWSD schools: Random Act of Kindness Day
PWSD received a Random Act of Kindness from...

And the winner is…

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division is pleased to announce that Alexa Doyle, a Grade 4 student at Robert W. Zahara Public School, is the winner of the 2015 Christmas card art contest. The contest was open to all Grades 4-6 students within the Division. Students submitted artwork under the theme “The...

PWSD schools remember

October 10, 2018
Local media are invited to the following Remembrance Day ceremonies at schools throughout Peace Wapiti Public School Division:           Monday, November 9: School Time Event details Beaverlodge Elementary School 11:00 a.m. - noon Songs, poetry, personal stories and videos in the school gymnasium. Elmworth School 1:00 p.m....

Interactive School Councils meeting at Sexsmith Secondary School

October 10, 2018
The cafeteria at Sexsmith Secondary School was alive with animated discussion when School Councils met for their Fall General Meeting on October 27th. Dana McIntosh, Board Chair, opened the meeting with an update from the Division highlighting new developments and staff and student achievements. To read the biannual Division Update newsletter,...

PWSD Division Update - October, 2015

October 10, 2018
​ Take a look inside the October, 2015 edition of Division Update – a biannual report on news from Peace Wapiti Public School Division, produced for the Spring and Fall General School Councils’ Meetings: http://bit.ly/PWSD-Update-Oct2015.

In this issue: Mid-year occupancy expected at replacement R. W. Zahara Public School in Sexsmith 'Name That...

Determining when to cancel buses – PWSD exercises care and caution during times of inclement weather

October 10, 2018
​ Your alarm, set to the local radio station, goes off at 6:30 a.m. The reporter is announcing cancelled buses throughout Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD), but have you ever wondered how that decision is made, and who is responsible for making it?

Superintendent Sheldon Rowe says a lot of...

Good News – October 29, 2015

October 10, 2018
​ 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 29 th , 2015.

News from PWSD schools: PWSD schools raise $58,789.80 for cancer research through Terry Fox School Run events :...

PWSD schools raise more than $58,000 through Terry Fox Run events

October 10, 2018
​ The last coin has been counted! Students throughout Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) have raised a whopping $58,789.80 for cancer research, a considerable increase over last year's $44,081.68.

Among the 14 schools that participated in Terry Fox School Run events this year, Harry Balfour School's 788 students showed a...

Board News - October 29, 2015

October 10, 2018
To read news from the Peace Wapiti Public School Division Board meeting held on October 29, 2015, read the latest edition of Board News at http://bit.ly/pwsd-bn-oct-29-15.  

Holocaust survivor Eva Olsson to speak at PWSD schools

October 10, 2018
Holocaust survivor Eva Olsson will share her message on the importance of not being a bystander to injustice at a number of schools within Peace Wapiti Public School Division on October 19-21, 2015. Over the past 12 years, Ms. Olsson has spoken to more than one million people, using her life...

Good News Report - September 10, 2015

October 10, 2018
​ The following Good News Report from PWSD and its schools will be shared at the upcoming Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 10, 2015.

Upcoming events: Healthy Active School Symposium (HASS) will take place on Tuesday, November 3 at the Grande Prairie Alliance Church. www.everactive.org/hass Tweet #HASS2015...

Board News - September 10, 2015

October 10, 2018
To read PWSD's Board News newsletter for September 10, 2015 online, visit http://bit.ly/pwsd-bn-sept-10-15, or sign up for an online subscription today at www.pwsd76.ab.ca. In this issue: Incumbents Dana McIntosh, Stacey Pelland re-elected as Chair, Vice-Chair Enrolment and Staffing Report Whispering Ridge School approved by Minister, naming committee formed Minister of Education...

New faces, new roles at PWSD – Leadership staffing update for the 2015-2016 school year

October 10, 2018


Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce the following changes to leadership staffing, effective the start of the 2015-2016 school year, which officially began for staff on Thursday, August 27, 2015. The first day of classes for students was Tuesday, September 1.

Barb Arend has been...

Good News Report - October 1, 2015

October 10, 2018
​ 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 1 st , 2015. News from PWSD schools: Saddle Hills County welcomes Leaders of Tomorrow: On September 24 th , PWSD students from...

PWSD releases results of 2014-2015 Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Exams

October 10, 2018
​ Students of Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) continue to demonstrate success on the Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) administered annually by Alberta Education to students in Grades 6 and 9, and the Diploma Exams, administered to Grade 12 students. PWSD's Grade 3 students are currently participating in the second year...

Board News – October 1, 2015

October 10, 2018
​ To read PWSD's Board News newsletter for October 1, 2015 online, visit http://bit.ly/pwsd-bn-oct-1-15 or sign up for an online subscription today at www.pwsd76.ab.ca . In this issue: Melissa Wade, Tools for School honoured at regional ASBA Awards luncheon From Beaverlodge to China – PWSD student selected to @AlbertaEducation summer...

Whispering Ridge School project receives Ministerial approval –

October 10, 2018
Construction to begin once additional requirements are met
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce that Education Minister David Eggen has provided full approval for the new Kindergarten - Grade 8 school project, to be located in Whispering Ridge subdivision.

The new school was part of a larger...

​Incumbents Dana McIntosh, Stacey Pelland re-elected as Chair, Vice-Chair of the PWSD Board for the 2015-2016 school year.

October 10, 2018
​​ During the annual Organizational Meeting of the Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) Board, held on September 10, 2015, incumbents Dana McIntosh and Stacey Pelland were re-elected as Chair and Vice-Chair for the 2015-2016 school year.

Election of the Board Chair and Vice-Chair is an annual event at PWSD. According to...

Melissa Wade, Tools for School honoured at regional ASBA awards luncheon

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division's (PWSD) Board of Trustees honoured a new teacher and a local organization for their contributions to education during the annual Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Zone One awards luncheon in Peace River on September 24 th .

Melissa Wade, a Grades 3-5 teacher at LaGlace...

PWSD schools to host Terry Fox Run events

October 10, 2018
​ A number of schools within Peace Wapiti Public School Division will honour the 35 th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run through fundraising campaigns and school run events. Local media are invited to attend the following events:



School Date / Time Event Details Beaverlodge Elementary School Thursday, Sept. 17...

Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year

October 10, 2018
​ School construction, Kindergarten start-up, bus safety top PWSD's back-to-school list
The first day of school can prove hectic, even for the most organized, but Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) can help make things run smoothly. Personalized Kindergarten orientation sessions, school-based bus safety sessions, email notifications on the status of...

Tools for School donations ensure student success

October 10, 2018
​ Not even the wind and rain could dampen spirits at this morning's Tools for School "stuff a bus" event, an annual initiative sponsored by United Way Albert North West, Costco, Staples, and the three local School Boards – Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD), Grande Prairie Catholic School Division (GPCSD)...

School’s out for summer!

October 10, 2018
PWSD wishes students and staff a safe and enjoyable holiday – see you in September!

Tomorrow marks the final day of 2014-2015 school year for the 32 schools that make up Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD). At the final bell on Friday, 5,800 students will come tumbling and squinting...

Good News Report – June 18, 2015

October 10, 2018
​ Read PWSD's Good News report, published on the Tuesday prior to a Board Meeting. The next Board Meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Central Office: Congratulations to: PWSD's First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Education Coordinator to present at Listening, Understanding and Moving Forward Together...

​Beaverlodge graduate receives PWSD's FNMI Scholarship

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce that Darrion Letendre, a member of Beaverlodge Regional High School's (BRHS) Class of 2014, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 PWSD First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Scholarship, valued at $1,000. Mr. Letendre has completed his first year...

Sign up today for bus route notifications by email

October 10, 2018
Receive timely alerts on the status of your route. Sign up for bus route notifications by email at http://transportation.pwsd76.ab.ca  or scan the QR code. It's easy!

1. Select your bus route number(s)
2. Enter your email address
3. Click 'Subscribe' Please note: Effective September, 2015, only Division-wide cancellations and emergency...

Education Act, stable funding, new schools – PWSD Board voices concerns to Education Minister

October 10, 2018
​ Earlier this morning, representatives from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) shared concerns with Education Minister David Eggen during his planned visit to the Grande Prairie area – part of a week-long tour of the province’s school boards.

Included on the agenda were discussions on the impact of delaying proclamation...

Alberta Health Services (North Zone) declares whooping cough outbreak

October 10, 2018
On August 26, 2015, Alberta Health Services (AHS) declared a whooping cough (pertussis) outbreak in the AHS North Zone due to a sustained increase in the number of confirmed cases. 

AHS is encouraging all North Zone residents to be immunized against pertussis. Immunization is available by appointment at public health and...

Back to School info

October 10, 2018
​Students return to the classroom on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. To access PWSD’s 2015-2016 school year registration dates and calendar, visit http://bit.ly/pwsd-back-to-school . For Kindergarten start-up dates, school supply lists, and bus route status notifications, visit http://bit.ly/1Cx9cwK.   Keep up-to-date with all the latest news and events.  For a list...

Organizational Meeting of the Board

October 10, 2018
​ Trustees for the 2013-2017 term will convene at Peace Wapiti Public School Division’s Central Office in Grande Prairie for the annual Organizational Meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2015 . The meeting will include the annual election of the Board Chair and Vice-Chair, and committee membership and structure...

Good News Report - May 28, 2015

October 10, 2018
​ Read PWSD's Good News report, published on the Tuesday prior to a Board Meeting. The next Board Meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Central Office:








Congratulations to: Danika Hynes, Grade 6 teacher at Helen E. Taylor School, on her Excellence in Education "Service Above...

Former PWSD Deputy Superintendent recognized by PSBAA for contribution to education

October 10, 2018
​ Dr. Rodney Lee, former Deputy Superintendent at PWSD, is this year's recipient of the Special Contribution to Public Education Award, presented annually during the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta (PSBAA) Spring General Assembly. The award was officially announced during the PSBAA’s 2014 Annual General Meeting in October. Mr. Lee...

PWSD schools celebrate National Aboriginal Day

October 10, 2018
​ Although the official date for this year’s National Aboriginal Day event is scheduled for June 21, schools in Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) have opted to get a head start on the celebration.

“About five years ago, the First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) group, in consultation with the Division,...

Senior high students gain valuable credits through PWSD’s summer work program

October 10, 2018
​​ New employers invited to sign up to hire a student
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) offers a unique opportunity for high school students to earn extra credits during the summer months. Under the supervision of three teachers, students enroled in PWSD's Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) may earn up...

On Your Mark! PWSD students benefit from free diploma exam tutorial sessions

October 10, 2018
For the seventh year in a row, On Your Mark diploma exam tutorial sessions will once again be offered free of charge to students of Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD). The comprehensive six-hour tutorials will review course content while further developing strategies to tackle question formats.

"Our goal in creating...

Good News Report - May 7, 2015

October 10, 2018
​ Read PWSD's Good News report, presented during the Board Meeting on May 7, 2015: News from PWSD schools: PWSD to graduate 330 students during 2015 ceremonies: Peace Wapiti Academy: Saturday, May 2, ENTREC Centre, 96 graduates Spirit River Regional Academy: Friday, May 15, Spirit River Arena, 44 graduates Beaverlodge Regional...

PWSD staff to be recognized with Long Service Awards

October 10, 2018
​ Each year, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) recognizes staff members for their dedication and years of service during three separate ceremonies around the Division. During this year's special events scheduled for May 21, 27 and 28, Long Service Awards will be presented to the following staff members who have...

PWSD students place at Provincial Skills Canada Competition 2015

October 10, 2018

Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) offers congratulations to two students who achieved podium finishes at the Provincial Skills Canada (PSCC) award ceremony held at the Edmonton Expo Centre yesterday: GOLD: Darci Peterson, Beaverlodge Regional High School – Junior Hairstyling. BRONZE: Jamie Cote, Peace Wapiti Academy – Outdoor Power & Recreation...

PWSD hosts first Jurisdictional Student Engagement Team meeting

October 10, 2018
​ The first meeting of Peace Wapiti Public School Division's (PWSD's) Jurisdictional Student Engagement Team (JSET) took place yesterday, Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Stonebridge Hotel in Grande Prairie. The meeting included a mixture of sessions aimed at establishing a vision for the team and empowering members to fan out and...

PWSD launches Student Leadership Team initiative –

October 10, 2018
​ Students from across the Division to offer youthful opinions on education issues

Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is launching a new initiative to gather student input on education issues.

Katie Douglas, a Grade 11 student at Beaverlodge Regional High School, who is also in her second year of membership on...

Tri-District Dual Credit Partnership Announcement

October 10, 2018
​Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Aquatera, Enform Energy, and administration from the three school districts will be making a joint statement and will be available tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, to release details about a unique partnership that will benefit regional high school students. What: Joint statement and comment partnership and...

PWSD student among top 10 in CBC nation-wide contest

October 10, 2018
​ CBC Canada Writes names Hannah Schmakeit to Shakespeare Selfie 2015 shortlist A student in Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is among the top 10 names shortlisted in the Grades 10-12 category of the CBC Canada Writes Shakespeare Selfie 2015 challenge. Poisoned Words by Hannah Schmakeit, a Grade 12 student...

PWSD to host Division-wide ‘Dave Bleile Track Meet’

October 10, 2018
​ Event: Annual Dave Bleile Track Meet hosted by Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD)
When: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
Where: Legion Field, 11313 105 Street, Grande Prairie

Junior high student-athletes from across Peace Wapiti Public...

Results of the PWSD Division-wide Dave Bleile Track Meet

October 10, 2018
​ Approximately 300 junior high student-athletes from across Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) participated in the annual Dave Bleile Track Meet on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Participating schools include Bezanson School, Clairmont Community School, Elmworth School, Harry Balfour School, Helen E. Taylor School, Hythe Regional School, LaGlace School, Peace Wapiti...

Three local School Districts join forces with NAIT, Aquatera, Ensign Energy Services and Careers: The Next Generation to offer two new Dual Credit programs in 2015-16 –

October 10, 2018
Oil and Gas Field Production Operator, Water and Wastewater Operator As Dual Credit opportunities become a reality for more high school students in Alberta, the three local School Districts are pleased to announce two additional unique opportunities for students, to be offered in the upcoming school year. In partnership with NAIT,...

PWSD students recognized as ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) congratulates eight students who were among those recognized by the Grande Prairie Volunteer Service Bureau with Leaders of Tomorrow Awards at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, April 17.

The Leaders of Tomorrow Awards program recognizes students aged 13 to 15 years old and...

PWSD to bid farewell to 330 students in the Class of 2015

October 10, 2018
​ It's that time of year when Peace Wapiti Public School Division's (PWSD's) motto, Educating today for success tomorrow , rings truer than ever. The coming weekend will see the start of a succession of graduation ceremonies throughout the Division.

First up is PWSD's Grande Prairie-based high school, Peace Wapiti Academy ,...

PWSD analyzing the impact of the Provincial Budget

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is still analyzing the impact of the Provincial Budget, but one thing is clear – the numbers aren’t adding up.

Superintendent Sheldon Rowe says based on what he sees in the Provincial Budget, students will be affected.

“Based on the information provided by the provincial...

Sexsmith student selected to CBC Radio high school election panel

October 10, 2018
​ Austin Patrick to offer youthful perspectives on upcoming provincial election

A student in Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) has been selected to participate in a three-member high school panel which will air on CBC Radio One's provincial program, Alberta@Noon.

Austin Patrick, a Grade 12 student at Sexsmith Secondary School,...

3-D Charity Hockey Tournament this weekend

October 10, 2018
Since 1999, the 3D Charity Hockey Tournament has grown to become the largest three-on-three event of its kind in the Grande Prairie Region. Students from the Grande Prairie Public, Grande Prairie Catholic and Peace Wapiti Public School Districts all participate in a weekend tournament that benefits seriously ill children in our...

The results are in – PWSD students bring home the hardware from Regional Skills Canada Competition

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) congratulates all students who participated in the Regional Skills Canada Competition (RSCC) on April 23-24 in Fairview, AB, and is pleased to announce that nine students received medals at the event.

To qualify for the 23 rd Provincial Skills Canada Competition planned for May 13-14, 2015...

Hythe Healthy Initiatives Program receives $6,000 boost

October 10, 2018
On Friday, March 27, 2015, Hythe Regional School (HRS) received a generous donation of $5,000 from Joe Alaimoana, General Manager of All Peace Protection, in collaboration with Horse Lake First Nation. The donation will be directed to the school’s Healthy Initiatives Program.

Barb Belcourt, FMNI Liaison Worker at HRS, initially approached Mr....

CFL duo return for second leg of FNMI school tour – Special training camp scheduled for Sexsmith Sabres Football team

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to welcome back Jed Roberts, former CFL linebacker and defensive end for the Edmonton Eskimos, and J.R. LaRose, a free safety for the CFL's BC Lions who also played four seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos, as they complete the second leg of...

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day – May 4, 2015

October 10, 2018
​ Monday, May 4, 2015 has been designated as School Bus Driver Appreciation Day – an opportunity for students, parents and staff of Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) to recognize school bus drivers.

This morning, PWSD drivers were invited to continental breakfast events at the Northern Bus Shop located in...

Savanna School Spring Fling

October 10, 2018
​ Spring was in the air at Savanna School on Friday, March 27, 2015. Students celebrated spring in art and song. Snacks were provided by the School Council.












To view a photo gallery of this event, visit PWSD's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.874737975921227.1073741994.129272180467814&type=3&uploaded=20.   -30-  ...

PWSD selects 2015 Edwin Parr Teacher Award nominee –

October 10, 2018
Melissa Wade, Grades 3-5 teacher at LaGlace School

Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce that Melissa Wade, a Grades 3-5 teacher at LaGlace School, has been selected as the 2015 Edwin Parr Teacher Award nominee, an annual award recognizing outstanding first-year teachers.

Ms. Wade graduated from...

Energetic General School Councils Meeting at Sexsmith Secondary School

October 10, 2018
​True to the theme of their Comprehensive School Health presentation, Principal Shawn O’Shea of Clairmont Community School and Principal Barb Arend of Teepee Creek School got the nearly 65 attendees out of their seats for some moving and shaking at the General School Councils Meeting held at Sexsmith Secondary School on...

Good News Report

October 10, 2018
​ Read PWSD's Good News report, presented during the Board Meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Spirit River Sub-Office on April 16, 2015: News from PWSD schools: PWSD's Student Leadership Initiative Meeting: The first meeting of PWSD's Student Leadership Team will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30...

Clairmont Community School hosts 1st annual student convention

October 10, 2018
On Friday, March 27, 2015, staff at Clairmont Community School (CCS) hosted the school's first annual student convention. One month ago, students were asked to select two choices from a list of workshop sessions. The event began with tons of excitement with students participating in a pep rally in the school's gymnasium,...

PWSD students heading to Regional Skills Canada Competition

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) will be well represented by 27 students at the upcoming North West Regional Skills Canada Competition on April 23-24 in Fairview.

Beaverlodge Regional High School will send six students to the event. Grade 11 student Sandy Nitschke, competing in the Baking category, will...

Good news from schools

October 10, 2018
Read PWSD's Good News report, presented during the Board Meeting at 10:30 a.m. at Central Office on March 19, 2015:


News from PWSD schools:   PWSD's Band Concert will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23 rd at the Douglas J. Cardinal Theatre at GPRC. The event will...

Teepee Creek School ready for Destination Imagination challenge

October 10, 2018
​ Teepee Creek School invites the community to see imagination at work when they participate in the Alberta North Destination Imagination (DI) tournament on Saturday, March 14 th , taking place at 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Charles Spencer High School.

Teepee Creek School has been competing at the local DI...

Doell receives French Order – Executive Director of French Language Resource Centre named to l’Ordre des Palmes académiques

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) congratulates Lesley Doell, Executive Director of the French Language Resource Centre in Grande Prairie, on her recent appointment as a Chevalier dans l’Order des Palmes académiques de la Republique francaise (Knight in the Order of Academic Palms of the French Republic).

Ms. Doell received...

PWSD Board tours Wembley Elementary, Helen E. Taylor and Grandview Colony Schools

October 10, 2018
​On Thursday, March 12, 2015, PWSD Board members headed west for the second leg of a series of planned school tours.

At Wembley Elementary School , the Board heard about the success of the breakfast program, made possible by the combined efforts of parent volunteers, local businesses, Encana Corporation and Breakfast Club...

New Model for Delivery of Student Supports Introduced

October 10, 2018
​ A new provincial model for the delivery of specialized learning supports and services is making it easier for children, youth and their families to get the assistance that they need. At the start of the 2014-2015 school year the Government of Alberta divided the province into 17 Regional Collaborative Service...

Division Update newsletter

October 10, 2018
Take a look inside the March, 2015 edition of Division Update – a biannual report on news from Peace Wapiti Public School Division, produced for the Spring and Fall General School Councils' Meetings:
http://bit.ly/PWSD-Update-March2015 .

High school students get new opportunities to succeed

October 10, 2018
Fairer reflection of student learning and more learning opportunities are at the forefront of two important changes announced by the Alberta Government on March 16, 2015:

Diploma exam weighting As of September 1, 2015 diploma exam weighting will shift from a 50/50 weighting to a 30/70 weighting where school-awarded grades...

Work at schools in Teepee Creek, Clairmont and Sexsmith well underway –

October 10, 2018
​ Board awaits further announcement on new Whispering Ridge School start date

Improvements to Peace Wapiti Academy’s façade, along with a roof replacement and landscaping work have wrapped up, but there’s still plenty of construction activity happening around Peace Wapiti Public School Division as a number of schools receive much-needed improvements....
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PWSD student embarks on trip to nation’s capital

October 10, 2018
June 5, 2014: A Grade 11 student from Grovedale recently met with 200 youths from across the nation, thanks to a program sponsored by Canadian Rotary Clubs.
On May 4-7, Hannah Schmakeit embarked on what she refers to as “a year’s worth of experiences in four days” through Rotary Adventures in...

PWSD students to be recognized with Aboriginal Youth Role Model Awards

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division offers congratulations to three students who will receive Aboriginal Youth Role Model Awards during the 16th annual Spirit Seekers Youth Conference feast beginning at 5 p.m., on Saturday, March 7 in the Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) gymnasium.

The three Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA) students will...

Pink Shirt Day 2015

October 10, 2018
​ Pink Shirt Day is February 25, 2015. This is a national anti-bullying day, inspired by two Nova Scotia youth who rallied fellow students and teachers at their high school to wear pink in support of a younger student who had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt to class earlier...

Encana donates additional equipment grants to breakfast programs

October 10, 2018
​ Thanks to Encana’s additional grants, Helen E. Taylor and Wembley Elementary Schools have purchased some much-needed kitchen equipment, including a dishwasher and Vitamix blenders, to enhance their existing breakfast programs to include smoothies. To celebrate this donation, the schools hosted a smoothie competition on March 10 th at Helen E....

Helen E. Taylor students off to Ottawa for Forum for Young Canadians

October 10, 2018
​ Two students from Helen E. Taylor School in Wembley will head off to Ottawa this weekend to attend the Forum for Young Canadians, a week-long event offered by The Foundation for the Study of Processes of Government in Canada.

The Forum for Young Canadians offers students first-hand access to the exciting...

Free weekend courses offer expanded credit options for students

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is developing a series of weekend courses, based on student interest. The free ‘One Credit Wonders’ weekend courses are open to all Grades 10-12 students throughout the Division and will be offered on several Saturdays throughout the remainder of school year.

“This is an excellent...

New Junior Kindergarten at Beaverlodge Elementary School

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce that Beaverlodge Elementary School, as part of its continued commitment to the community, will offer Junior Kindergarten programming beginning late September, 2015, for Beaverlodge-area children turning four by December 31 st , 2015. The 33-week program will run until the...

Good News from PWSD schools

October 10, 2018
​ Read the Good News report from PWSD schools, presented during the Board Meeting at 10:30 a.m. at Central Office on February 19, 2015: News from PWSD schools:

Say NO to Bullying – Pink Shirt Day Activities planned for Wednesday, February 25, 2015: Students and staff at Robert W. Zahara...

On Your Mark! PWSD students benefit from free diploma exam tutorial sessions

October 10, 2018
​ For the seventh year in a row, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) will once again offer free tutorial sessions to assist students as they prepare for diploma exams. 

The comprehensive six-hour tutorials, known throughout the Division as ‘On Your Mark!’ sessions, will be open to all PWSD students. Students...

PWSD Board welcomed at Ridgevalley, Bezanson and Teepee Creek Schools

October 10, 2018
​ Blustery winter weather didn’t deter PWSD Board members from venturing out to tour three schools within the Division on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Grade 6 students at Ridgevalley School greeted the Trustees in the school’s library. Having just completed a chapter on local governance in Social Studies, the students were...

Food for thought – Students turn classroom curriculum into service for others

October 10, 2018
A group of students from Ridgevalley School in Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) will give up their lunch break on Thursday, opting to feed others instead. The school’s foods class, made up of 16 junior high students and two senior high student-assistants, will join forces with the Salvation Army by...

Fifteen minutes of fun – PWSD schools to celebrate Family Literacy Day 2015

October 10, 2018
​ To mark this year's annual Family Literacy Day event, a number of schools within Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) will partake in literacy-related activities. PWSD encourages families to celebrate the love of reading by participating in family-based literacy activities at home. Spending as little as 15 minutes per day...

Important information for PWSD parents – Have your say in education

October 10, 2018
What if you could have a direct impact on education and play a role in ensuring that your school is equipping your child for success? You can.

Alberta Education and Peace Wapiti Public School Division invite parents to complete and return the annual Accountability Pillar Survey by February 27th, 2015. Parent surveys...

Minister Gordon Dirks visits Peace Wapiti Academy

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) welcomed the Honourable Gordon Dirks, Minister of Education, to Peace Wapiti Academy yesterday during the school’s hour-long iPlan period.

The daily iPlan period is a time when students can explore personal learning opportunities under High School Redesign – an initiative of Alberta Education’s Inspiring...

Get a school, give a school – R. W. Zahara Public School achieves goal, inspired by Mighty Peace Day message

October 10, 2018
​ Robert W. Zahara Public School shared a piece of the limelight at yesterday’s Mighty Peace Day event in Grande Prairie when Assistant Principal Stacy Rorem and the school’s We Club joined others on stage during the Community Builders Program announcement – an initiative to support a village in India.

R....

PWSD honours top students of 2013-2014

October 10, 2018
​ The Board of Trustees at Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) honoured 11 former students for outstanding academic achievement during the 2013-2014 school year at a ceremony and luncheon at the Board Meeting on February 19, 2015. Those in attendance are currently on study break from various post-secondary institutions.  

Rachael Rode,...

​A Measles Travel Advisory issued by Alberta Health Services

October 10, 2018
Please note: If you are uncertain whether you and/or your children need the MMR vaccine before travelling, please call your local community health centre to discuss. If you are not sure how to reach your local community health centre, you can also call Health Link Alberta at 1.866.408.5465.
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New school bus route notification system at PWSD

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division would like to inform families of a new school bus route notification system which was rolled out on Friday, January 9, 2015. This new system will allow users to subscribe online to receive bus route status notifications by email for one or more routes –...

Savanna School scores a slam dunk – Newly formed basketball team made possible through local donation

October 10, 2018
​ Savanna School, located in the most northerly part of Peace Wapiti Public School Division, is making what many at the school believe to be its first foray into the world of competitive basketball.

Lloyd Booth, a first-year English teacher at the school, was inspired to start a team when he saw...

Beaverlodge student to head up Jurisdictional Student Engagement Teams at Peace Wapiti Public School Division

October 10, 2018
​At the start of the 2013-2014 school year, Kaitlynn Douglas, a student at Beaverlodge Regional High School (BRHS), was selected to the Minister of Education’s Student Advisory Council. As a member of the Council, she met with the Minister multiple times throughout the school year and assisted with the planning and...
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PWSD schools celebrate National Aboriginal Day

October 10, 2018
June 10, 2014: Although the official date for this year’s National Aboriginal Day event is scheduled for June 21, schools in Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) have opted to get a head start on the celebration.
“About four years ago, the First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) group, in consultation...
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PWSD to host division-wide ‘Dave Bleile Track Meet’

October 10, 2018
May 16, 2014:

Students from nine PWSD junior high schools in Grande Prairie and the surrounding rural area are registered to participate in this annual event honouring Dave Bleile, a former teacher who spent the bulk of his career at Helen E. Taylor School in Wembley. Schools included in the event...

2014 Christmas concerts at PWSD schools

October 10, 2018

Peace Wapiti Public School Division would like to inform the public of upcoming Christmas concerts throughout the Division:


Monday, December 8: Sexsmith Secondary School Christmas band concert, 7:00 p.m. Robert W. Zahara Public School’s Grades 5 and 6 band students will participate in this event. 
Wednesday, December 10: Harry Balfour School, Grades...

Carpentry shop at Peace Wapiti Academy taking shape – Upgraded work surfaces made possible by NAIT, high school students

October 10, 2018
​ The carpentry shop at Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA) just received a facelift, thanks to a recent donation by the Edmonton campus of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).

Josh Kostanuick, PWA’s Career and Technology Studies (CTS) teacher and Titans football head coach, said he secured the donation quite by...

Find your school on Facebook

October 10, 2018
​ Keep up-to-date with news and events from your school. To follow the school Facebook pages listed below, you will first need to log in on your personal Facebook account.
Alternative Education Beaverlodge Elementary School Beaverlodge Regional High School Bezanson School Bonanza School Clairmont Community School Eaglesham School Elmworth School Harry...

Peace Wapiti Academy to host 2015 Senior Boys 3A Volleyball Provincials

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA), Peace Wapiti Public School Division’s Grande Prairie-based high school, has won the bid to host the 2015 Senior Boys 3A Volleyball Provincial Games, scheduled for November 19-21, 2015.

Vice Principal Jen Clevette says the win is thanks to the efforts of Joel Thibault, the team’s head...

PWSD Christmas Card Art Contest, open to Grades 1-3 students

October 10, 2018
  "The best thing about Christmas is..." is the theme of PWSD's 2014 Christmas card art contest – open to PWSD students in Grades 1-3.

Students must submit their artwork to their classroom teacher on or before Monday, November 24. Artwork can be completed outside of school hours, but must be...

And the winner is...

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division is pleased to announce that Grade 3 student Holly Palfy is the winner of the 2014 Christmas card art contest. The contest, which saw a total of 293 entries submitted to Central Office by the November 24, 2014 deadline, was open to all Grades 1-3...

PWSD volleyball players named High School All Stars – Thirteen student-athletes to compete at tonight’s game

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division offers congratulations to thirteen student-athletes who have been named to the High School Volleyball All Star Team.

Six members of the Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA) Titans Girls Volleyball team have been named to the All Star team: Kelsey Gitzel, Kacie Haire, Kirsten Rodacker, Katrina Dawe, Sydney...
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Minister for the Day – Teepee Creek student selected to environmental program

October 10, 2018
​May 28, 2014
A Grade 5 student at Teepee Creek School in Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is one of 12 students from across Alberta who have been selected for the upcoming 2014 Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) ‘Minister for the Day’ Challenge.
Kyley Binks, a student in Raye...
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Peace Wapiti Public School Division honours top academic students of the 2012-2013 school year

October 10, 2018
The Board of Trustees at Peace Wapiti Public School Division is pleased announce that 14 of its former students have been recognized for their outstanding academic achievement during the 2012-2013 school year. Read the full story here.
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Savanna School’s Outdoor Education program experiences growth

October 10, 2018
May 13, 2014:   Senior high students at Peace Wapiti Public School Division’s most northern school will be enjoying far more of the great outdoors this spring thanks to generous donations from Arc Resources, Devon Canada, Encana Corporation, and the Savanna Fire Department.   Outdoor Education was first introduced as a...

Former Deputy Superintendent receives PSBAA award

October 10, 2018
​ Dr. Rodney Lee, former Deputy Superintendent at PWSD, was recognized at the October 30th Board Meeting as the recipient of this year’s Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta (PSBAA) Special Contribution to Public Education Award.

Dr. Lee has been a proactive influence in public education for more than 36 years,...

PWSD schools raise more than $44,000 through Terry Fox Run events

October 10, 2018
  When schools in Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) come together for a cause, they really mean business. Thanks to the efforts of PWSD students, funds generated by this year’s Terry Fox Run events resulted in a whopping $44,081.68 for cancer research. With pledges still trickling in at some schools,...

Peace Wapiti Academy goes digital – Grade 9 students and teachers to participate in upcoming personal device conference

October 10, 2018
​ More than 110 Grade 9 students and 10 teachers will participate in a Google Apps mini-conference at Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA) on Tuesday, October 21. The event will be led by Jen Clevette, an Assistant Principal at PWA.

“Students will follow the regular bell schedule, but instead of going to...

Email updates on the status of PWSD bus routes discontinued

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) regrets to inform families that the email update service announcing late and/or cancelled bus routes has been discontinued. This service was sub-contracted through Peace River School Division, but they have recently moved to a new website provider. Unfortunately, the new website provider cannot offer the bus...

FNMI school tour featuring Cree musicians underway at PWSD schools this week

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce that this week’s annual First Nations Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) school tour is currently underway and features Cree musicians Jason Chamakese and Robert Gladue. The tour will include stops at eight schools throughout the Division on October 27-30, 2014.

“It...

Remembrance Day Ceremonies at Peace Wapiti Public Schools

October 10, 2018
​ We invite you to attend the following Remembrance Day ceremonies at schools within Peace Wapiti Public School Division: Today, Thursday, November 6:
• Bezanson School – Thursday, Nov. 6, 10:45 a.m.
• Bonanza School – Thursday, Nov. 6, 11:15 a.m. – noon. Everyone welcome.
• Clairmont Community School – Thursday, Nov. 6, assembly...

Teepee Creek School engages in “cardboard challenge” to support local cancer organization

October 10, 2018
​ Students at Teepee Creek School are engaging in a project that puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising. 

“Our students are participating in a ‘cardboard challenge’ – a multi-age project which encourages students to use recycled cardboard boxes to create games for each other to play,” says Principal Barb Arend.

The students...

Peace Wapiti Academy hosts 13th annual Academy Awards

October 10, 2018
​ Last night, Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA), Peace Wapiti Public School Division’s Grande Prairie-based high school, hosted its annual Academy Awards event in recognition of excellence achieved during the 2013-2014 school year. The ceremony celebrated Grades 9-12 honours students, star athletes, and excellence in the areas of French, art, band and...

The importance of immunization

October 10, 2018
  Please read this important notice on immunization from James Talbot, Chief Medical Office of Health, dated September 24, 2014. If you have questions, please visit Alberta Health Services' immunization web page at www.immunizealberta.ca.  Albertans who are uncertain of their immunization history or their child's immunization history can call Health Link...

Rycroft students receive donation to ‘Snack Shack’ –

October 10, 2018
​ Corporate donation to cover costs of nutritional snack food for next three years

Students at Rycroft School in Peace Wapiti Public School Division will have access to free nutritious snack options, thanks to a three-year commitment by the local division of Louis Dreyfus Canada Ltd.

“We are so grateful for...
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FNMI school tour to feature former NHL father-son duo

October 10, 2018
​May 9, 2014: Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce that the second of two First Nations Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) school tours scheduled for this spring will feature NHL father-son duo, Reggie Leach, who played 13 seasons in the NHL, and Jamie Leach, a former member of...
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On Your Mark! Free diploma exam tutorial sessions for PWSD students

October 10, 2018
June 4, 2014: For the sixth year in a row, Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) will once again offer free diploma exam tutorial sessions, open to all PWSD students.

Dubbed ‘On Your Mark,’ these comprehensive six-hour tutorial sessions will assist students as they prepare for June diploma exams.  During the...
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Power Engineering students off to summer institute

October 10, 2018
June 12, 2014: Peace Wapiti Academy’s three Power Engineering students have been accepted to the Cenovus & CAREERS Power Engineering Summer Institute which will be held at Edmonton’s Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) campus on June 22-27.   Now in its fifth year, the institute, sponsored by Cenovus Energy Incorporated...

If I can – PWSD schools to host inspirational speaker Chris Koch

October 10, 2018
​ Next week, students at several schools within Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) will learn the importance of not letting life’s limitations or obstacles stand in the way of achieving goals and dreams when guest speaker Chris Koch, born without arms and legs, delivers his inspirational message on setting goals...

Joshua Kostanuick, FCSS honoured at regional ASBA awards ceremony

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division’s (PWSD) Board of Trustees honoured a new teacher and a local organization for their contributions to education during the annual Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Zone One awards ceremony in Peace River on Wednesday, September 24.

Joshua Kostanuick, a Career and Technology Studies (CTS) teacher at...

Brazilian students experience ‘Education on the Wild Side’ – Eaglesham Outdoor Pursuits Program welcomes first international students

October 10, 2018

When Eaglesham School in Peace Wapiti Public School Division launched an ambitious outdoor pursuits program last year, nobody predicted that four students would travel more than 10,000 kilometres from Recife, the fourth largest metropolitan area in Brazil, boasting a population of 1.5 million, to the village of Eaglesham for a...

PWSD releases results of 2013-2014 Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Exams

October 10, 2018
​ The results are in! Students of Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) continue to demonstrate success on the Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) administered annually by Alberta Education to students in Grades 3, 6 and 9, and the Diploma Exams, administered to Grade 12 students. In keeping with Alberta Education’s decision...
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Let the games begin! PWSD student athletes to compete at 2014 Alberta Winter Games

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division is pleased to announce that more than 28 of its students have been selected to represent Zone 8 at the 2014 Alberta Winter Games which will take place on February 6-9, 2014, in Canmore and Banff, Alberta. PWSD’s student athletes will be among more than 2,500...
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PWSD to graduate more than 360 students during 2014 ceremonies

October 10, 2018
May 6, 2014: It’s that time of year when Peace Wapiti Public School Division’s (PWSD’s) motto, Educating today for success tomorrow, rings truer than ever. This coming weekend will see the start of a succession of graduation ceremonies throughout the Division.
First up is PWSD’s Grande Prairie-based high school, Peace Wapiti...
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Getting down to business at Teepee Creek School

October 10, 2018
​As part of a venture planning course, junior high students at Teepee Creek School have been learning what it takes to start and run a small business. The students will showcase their new businesses to the public during a Junior High Job Market event at the school beginning at 2:00 p.m....

Peace Wapiti Academy to host 13th annual Academy Awards

October 10, 2018
​ Peace Wapiti Academy, Peace Wapiti Public School Division’s Grande Prairie-based high school, will host its annual Academy Awards event at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in the school’s gymnasium.

Members of the local media are invited to attend this event.

In addition to the scholarships handed out in...

PWSD schools to host Terry Fox Run events

October 10, 2018
​ In honour of the national Terry Fox Run which took place on September 14, 2014, a number of schools within Peace Wapiti Public School Division will support this worthy cause through fundraising campaigns and run events. Members of the media are invited to attend the following events: School Date /...

PWSD launches Quality Learning Environment – A guide for all teaching and learning environments

October 10, 2018
During the 2013-2014 school year, teachers representing all schools within Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) came together to create a collaborative document to define what a Quality Learning Environment (QLE) should look like for the Division. The resulting document and accompanying visual QLE model are being rolled out to PWSD...

Welcome back to the 2014-2015 school year – Enrolment growth, Kindergarten start-up, bus safety top PWSD’s back-to-school list

October 10, 2018
  August 29, 2014: The first day of school can prove hectic, even for the most organized, but Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) can help make things run smoothly. Personalized Kindergarten orientation sessions, school-based bus safety sessions, email updates on the status of bus routes, and a user-friendly school year...

MLA Everett McDonald tours Harry Balfour School – Unexpected enrolment growth creates urgent need for new PWSD school

October 10, 2018
  Mr. Everett McDonald, MLA for Grande Prairie-Smoky, toured PWSD’s Harry Balfour School yesterday and received a first-hand glimpse of the issues created by overcrowding at the K-8 school located in the heart of Grande Prairie.

Built in 1956, the school has seen numerous upgrades to keep up with the demands...
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It’s a go! Elmworth School’s community greenhouse fully funded by grants

October 10, 2018
May 22, 2014: Principal Christan Gee received word yesterday that the Elmworth Permaculture Project has been approved for a $10,000 A+ for Energy grant from BP. This amount, added to the recent $5,000 commitment from Encana Corporation and the remaining $1,000 from the ConocoPhillips fitness centre grant, will cover the projected...
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Supporting Success – PWSD’s northern students and families to benefit from new Family First Centre

October 10, 2018
​ On Friday, September 5th, families, community members and the media are invited to celebrate the grand opening of the Family First Centre located at Rycroft School. The event will begin with a ‘Meet the Staff’ pancake breakfast at 9:00 a.m., followed by the official grand opening at 10:00 a.m., and...
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Annual Organizational Meeting of the PWSD Board

October 10, 2018

Trustees for the 2013-2017 term will convene at Peace Wapiti Public School Division's Central Office in Grande Prairie for their annual Organizational Meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014. The meeting will include the annual election of the Board Chair and Vice-Chair, and committee membership and structure will...
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Local companies meeting the needs of PWSD students

October 10, 2018
Students at Hythe Regional School and Beaverlodge Elementary School will be a little warmer this winter, thanks to a recent donation by Seven Generations Energy Ltd. Beaverlodge Elementary School received an additional boost when Encana Corporation committed to support the purchase of healthy foods which will help to ensure that the...
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Excellence in Teaching Award semi-finalist announced

October 10, 2018
PWSD is pleased to announce that Erin MacLellan, a Grade 1 teacher at Clairmont Community School, has been named a semi-finalist for a 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award. Read the full story here.
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Peace Wapiti’s new Board takes office during Organizational Meeting

October 10, 2018
​Trustees for the 2013-2017 term took their Oath of Office and determined membership for all Board Committees at Peace Wapiti Public School Division’s Organizational Meeting of the new Board on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Read the full press release here.
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New Principal appointed for Peace Academy of Virtual Education

October 10, 2018
PWSD is pleased to announce that Jason Caufield has accepted the position of Principal of Peace Academy of Virtual Education (PAVE) and Alternative Learning Services, effective at the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Read the full story here.  
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FNMI school tour to feature CFL players

October 10, 2018
PWSD is pleased to announce that the first of two First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) school tours scheduled for this spring will feature Jed Roberts, former CFL linebacker and defensive end for the Edmonton Eskimos, and J.R. LaRose, a free safety for the CFL’s BC Lions who also played four...
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Elmworth School to add fitness centre, community greenhouse

October 10, 2018
May 13, 2014: When Principal Christian Gee presented his annual school improvement plan to the Board at Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) this past February, he certainly got everyone’s attention.   With just 65 students enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 9, Elmworth School may be deemed small by any standards,...
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Beaverlodge Elementary School celebrates enhanced educational partnership

October 10, 2018
May 2, 2014: Beaverlodge Elementary School in Peace Wapiti Public School Division is pleased to announce an enhanced educational partnership with the Beaverlodge Playschool Society to deliver a playschool program for four-year-olds, commencing September 2014.
Since 2006, Beaverlodge Elementary has worked closely with the Beaverlodge Playschool Society to develop and deliver...
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Important information about measles

October 10, 2018
​To date, 14 confirmed cases of measles have been identified in Alberta in 2014. Measles – an extremely contagious and potentially severe illness – is of greatest risk to children and young adults who have not received two doses of a measles-containing vaccine. Peace Wapiti Public School Division asks parents and...
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The results are in – PWSD students bring home the hardware from Regional Skills Canada Competition

October 10, 2018
May 6, 2014: PWSD congratulates all students who participated in the Regional Skills Canada Competition (RSCC) which took place on May 1-2 in Fairview, AB, and is pleased to announce that nine students received medals at the event. In the compulsory events, PWSD students dominated the intermediate hairstyling competition, bringing home...
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PWSD teacher nominated for 2014 Edwin Parr Teacher Award

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce that Joshua Kostanuick, a first-year teacher at Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA) in Grande Prairie, has been nominated for a 2014 Edwin Parr Teacher Award.

Mr. Kostanuick, a junior/senior high Career and Technology Studies (CTS) teacher, holds a Bachelor of Education with...
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Beaverlodge students to participate in wilderness adventure

October 10, 2018
Students enrolled in outdoor pursuits at Beaverlodge Regional High School (BRHS) will be getting back to basics during a three-day wilderness experience planned for April 30 – May 2, 2014.

Offered through the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) by instructors from Inroads Mountain Sports, the adventure will include 16 students, three...
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PWSD students heading to Regional Skills Canada Competition

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) is pleased to announce that four of its schools will be sending students to the 10th annual North West Regional Skills Canada Competition (RSCC) taking place on Friday, May 2, 2014, in Fairview, AB. Entrants from Beaverlodge Regional High School, Peace Wapiti Academy, Savanna School...
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Teepee Creek School to host local artist

October 10, 2018
Students at Teepee Creek School will host a guest artist-in-residence on Monday, April 14, 2014. Gordon Mackey will set up shop in the front hallway of the school for the day, and will work on a painting that will be raffled at a later date as a fundraiser for the school....
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PWSD students to be recognized as ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’

October 10, 2018
​ Seven students from Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) will be recognized with 2014 Leaders of Tomorrow Awards at Grande Prairie’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. This event, hosted by the Grande Prairie Volunteer Service Bureau, will take place at People’s Church Auditorium, 11850-108 Street, beginning at noon on Thursday, April...
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PWSD schools to host 30-Hour Famine events

October 10, 2018
​Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) would like to inform the media of two 30-Hour Famine events scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, 2014 to coincide with the global event.

Savanna School, Savanna 
Starting at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, April 25. Ending at noon on Saturday,...
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Bezanson School to host professional actors through Artists in Residency Program

October 10, 2018
As part of its Artists in Residency Program, Bezanson School in Peace Wapiti Public School Division will host two professional actors from Missoula Children’s Theatre on April 22-26, 2014. The actors will hold an open audition for students of Bezanson School, casting 50-60 students to perform in the production. Professional actors...
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Clairmont Community School gives back this Christmas

October 10, 2018
G​iving back is a theme that’s working its way through Peace Wapiti Public School Division, and one that has certainly intensified at Clairmont Community School as the Christmas season draws nearer. To find out what students at the school are doing to assist developing communities, click here.
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Gala event raises funds to kick start a new traveling trades trailer at PWSD

October 10, 2018
​Representatives from the Canadian Home Builders Association-Grande Prairie (CHBA-GP) presented a cheque for more than $6,500 to PWSD today, Wednesday, February 26, 2014. The funds, generated by the CHBA-GP annual awards gala event held on Saturday, February 15, 2014, will be directed toward the implementation of a Career and Technology Studies mobile...
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‘Be a Bucket Filler’ at Harry Balfour School

October 10, 2018
Based on the children’s book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? , which encourages children to exhibit positive behaviour toward others, Steve Harmer will present ‘Be a Bucket Filler,’ an anti-bullying motivational talk and magic show at Harry Balfour School in Grande Prairie at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014....
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PWSD schools to recognize the completion of Canada’s mission to Afghanistan

October 10, 2018
On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, schools within Peace Wapiti Public School Division will recognize the completion of Canada’s 12-year mission in Afghanistan with flag lowering events which will coincide with the symbolic lowering of the Canadian flag in Kabul, Afghanistan on the same day. Read the full story here.  
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PWSD students to be recognized with Aboriginal Youth Role Model Awards

October 10, 2018
PWSD offers congratulations to Carter Diederich, Zackery Thompson and Dustin Kaufmann. The three Peace Wapiti Academy students will receive Aboriginal Youth Role Model Awards during the 15th annual Spirit Seekers Youth Conference feast beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in the Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) gymnasium. Read the...
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Harry Balfour School wins Spirit Award in ‘The Meaning of Home’ contest

October 10, 2018
PWSD is pleased to announce that Harry Balfour School will be presented with a Spirit Award on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. for their participation in Genworth Canada’s ‘The Meaning of Home’ contest. The contest, open to Grades 4, 5 and 6 students across Canada, provides children with the opportunity...
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PWSD student selected to Alberta Education Student Advisory Council

October 10, 2018
Kaitlynn Douglas, a Grade 10 student at Beaverlodge Regional High School, has been selected as a member of the Minister of Education’s Student Advisory Council. As a member of the council, she will meet with the Minister four times throughout the 2013-2014 school year and will help to plan and facilitate...
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Hythe Regional School to launch Junior ATB

October 10, 2018
​Students at Hythe Regional School will get a taste of the world of finance when a Junior Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) is launched at their school on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11:55 a.m. Read the full story here.
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Educating today for success tomorrow – PWSD schools welcome all families to Kindergarten registration events

October 10, 2018
​A warm welcome is extended to parents and children as they begin their educational journey during PWSD's annual Kindergarten registration events which are set to kick off at schools within the Division on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. Read the full story at http:// bit.ly/1iesRrT.
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On Your Mark! PWSD students benefit from free diploma exam tutorial sessions

October 10, 2018
​For the sixth year in a row, Peace Wapiti Public School Division will once again offer free tutorial sessions to assist students as they prepare for diploma exams. For a schedule, click here.
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New Principal appointed for Harry Balfour School

October 10, 2018
​Peace Wapiti Public School Division is pleased to announce the upcoming appointment of Darren Young as Principal of Harry Balfour School, effective at the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Read the full story here.

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Notice of a school bus accident

October 10, 2018
​A school bus in Peace Wapiti Public School Division was involved in a traffic accident at approximately 4 p.m. yesterday, Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The accident occurred northeast of Beaverlodge, at Township Road 722 and Highway 723. Read the full story here.
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PWSD schools to celebrate Family Literacy Day 2014

October 10, 2018
Now in its 16th year, Family Literacy Day is an initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999. The event will be celebrated nation-wide on Monday, January 27, 2014. This year’s theme, “15 Minutes of Fun”, encourages families to take the time each day to focus on the benefits of...
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Important information for parents

October 10, 2018
What if you could have a direct impact on education and play a role in ensuring that your school is equipping your child for success? You can. Alberta Education and Peace Wapiti Public School Division invite parents to complete and return the annual Accountability Pillar Survey by February 28th, 2014. Read...
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Young Spirit River students provide hope to Kenyan orphans

October 10, 2018
​Spirit River Regional Academy’s Grade 2 students were recently given a glimpse of the impact they have made on orphaned and abandoned children at Hope Homes International in Eldoret, Kenya. Read the full story here.
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Jackie Benning, Birch Hills County honoured at ASBA awards ceremony

October 10, 2018
PWSD is pleased to announce that Jackie Benning, a Grade 4 teacher at Clairmont Community School, was named the winner of the 2013 Edwin Parr Teacher Award at the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Zone 1 Awards Ceremony held in Peace River, AB on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Birch Hills County...
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Newborns to receive quilts crafted by Peace Wapiti Academy students

October 10, 2018
Newborns requiring intensive care at Grande Prairie’s Queen Elizabeth II Hospital will receive an early Christmas present this year, thanks to the handiwork of seven students at Peace Wapiti Academy. Read the full story here.  
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PWSD wordle poster available for download

October 10, 2018
Following a recent PWSD Facebook Friday contest which asked members for the first word that comes to mind upon hearing the word "school," the attached file is a wordle poster generated from the responses. For those of you who don't know, a wordle is a visual depiction of word-based content, whereby the largest words in the word...
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2013 PWSD Christmas Concert Schedule

October 10, 2018
For a detailed list of Christmas concerts, click here. ​
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PWSD schools raise funds for disaster relief in the Philippines

October 10, 2018
​Three schools in Peace Wapiti Public School Division have turned their attention toward the Philippines following last month’s typhoon disaster. Donations made to registered Canadian charities in response to the typhoon will carry extra impact when combined with the federal government’s matching gift program. Read the full story here.
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Two PWSD staffers recognized for contributions to sports

October 10, 2018
We’ve all heard the saying, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.” That statement couldn’t be truer for two Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWSD) staffers, Perry Schofield and Darrell Willier, who have poured their heart and soul into the world of junior and senior high sports. The pair will...
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Lending a hand – PWSD students benefit from generosity of local organizations

October 10, 2018
​It’s the first day of school and you’re all set. Your lunch is packed. You’re dressed to impress. A trendy new backpack overflowing with school supplies is waiting by the door, ready to grab as you rush to catch a waiting bus. While this sunny picture may be reality for many,...
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Giving back – Students at R. W. Zahara Public School aim to donate a school in a developing country

October 10, 2018
​As students at Robert W. Zahara Public School anticipate the start of construction on their new school, they are also taking a look at how they can help others achieve the same. Read the full story here.
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Christmas and sporting events planned for Harry Balfour School

October 10, 2018
​Harry Balfour School would like to share news of upcoming Christmas and sporting events. To access the schedule, click here. If you have questions, contact Harry Balfour School at 780-532-9276.
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Wembley students to benefit from new breakfast programs

October 10, 2018
​Students at two Wembley-based schools will receive a kick-start to their day, thanks to a recent donation by Encana Corporation. The new Encana-sponsored breakfast programs at Wembley Elementary School and Helen E. Taylor School will be developed with input and start-up financing from the Breakfast Club of Canada. Read the full...
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New Outdoor Pursuits Program incorporates Remembrance Day tradition

October 10, 2018
​With the first quarter now behind them, the 13 students enrolled in the Eaglesham Outdoor Pursuits Program can already say they are First Aid and CPR certified and now know the ins and outs of safe boating practices – all of which adds up to two very interesting high school credits,...
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PWSD teacher selected for Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy in Ottawa

October 10, 2018
​Scott Bowen, a Grades 10-12 Social Studies teacher at Beaverlodge Regional High School has been selected to participate in the Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy in Ottawa on November 3-8, 2013. Read the full story here.
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PWSD releases official results of 2013 School Trustee Election – Stefanie Clarke voted School Trustee for Ward 7

October 10, 2018
​Following the 2013 School Board election held on Monday, October 21, 2013, Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76 is pleased to announce that Stefanie Clarke has been elected the School Trustee for Ward 7, Grande Prairie East and Grovedale, for the 2013-2017 term. Read the full press release here.
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PWSD releases results of 2012-2013 Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Examinations

October 10, 2018
​The results are in! Students of Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76 (PWSD) continue to demonstrate success on the Provincial Achievement Tests (PAT) administered annually by Alberta Education to students in Grades 3, 6 and 9. Diploma Examinations, administered to Grade 12 students, were also positive for PWSD. For more...
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Peace Wapiti Academy hosts 12th annual Academy Awards

October 10, 2018
​Peace Wapiti Public School Division’s Grande Prairie-based high school hosted its annual awards night on Thursday, October 10, 2013. Dubbed the “Academy Awards,” the Peace Wapiti Academy event saw seven scholarships totaling $9,000 awarded to Grade 12 students. For more information, read the full press release here.
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PWSD releases unofficial results of Nomination Day 2013

October 10, 2018
​Nominations for School Board Trustees for Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76 were held today, Monday, September 23, 2013. The Division is made up of nine wards; eight of which were acclaimed. Multiple nominations were received for one ward. Official results will be released at noon on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. For...
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PWSD schools raise just under $48,000 for cancer research

October 10, 2018
​When schools in Peace Wapiti Public School Division come together for a cause, they really mean business. Thanks to the efforts of PWSD students, funds generated by this year’s Terry Fox Run events resulted in a whopping $47,745 for cancer research. With pledges still trickling in, the total continues to grow....
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PWSD releases official results of Nomination Day 2013

October 10, 2018
​For the official results of Nomination Day 2013, read the full press release here.
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PWSD releases unofficial results of 2013 School Trustee Election

October 10, 2018
​The unofficial results of the School Trustee Election for Ward 7 (Grande Prairie East and Grovedale) in Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76 are: Stefanie Clarke: 296 votes
Krista O'Greysik: 181 votes
Total votes: 477

Results provided by Debbie Haakstad, Returning Officer.
Read the press release here. ...
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Be a part of important decisions by becoming a school trustee – PWSD School Board to host 2013 Elections

October 10, 2018
​PWSD would like to inform the public that Nomination Day for the 2013 School Board Elections will take place on Monday, September 23, 2013. The election is scheduled to take place on Monday, October 21, 2013. To  learn more about becoming a school trustee, or to obtain valuable information such as...
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PWSD announces Kindergarten start-up dates for the Division

October 10, 2018
PWSD would like to inform the public of the 2013-2014 school year start-up dates for Kindergarten classes at schools throughout the Division. For dates, click here. If more information is required, please contact your school directly. To obtain contact information for schools in the Division, visit http://www.pwsd76.ab.ca/SchoolInfo/.
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New Power Engineering option for students of Peace Wapiti Academy

October 10, 2018
PWSD is pleased to announce a new option for students of Peace Wapiti Academy who wish to combine their high school experience with post-secondary certification. Through partnerships with CAREERS: The Next Generation and Weyerhaeuser, Grade 10 students at the school will have the option to complete the necessary requirements for 4th Class...
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PWSD releases 2013-2014 school year data

October 10, 2018
Did you know that PWSD provides service to more than 5,500 students in 32 schools? How about the 134 school buses needed to transport them safely each day? Let's not forget the 345 teachers and nearly 500 non-teaching staff who are responsible for delivering programs to students. For these and other interesting...
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PWSD launches Encana Traveling Trades Program

October 10, 2018
While it may officially still be summer, students can begin looking forward to an exciting new program which is scheduled for rollout at PWSD schools this September. Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76 officially launched the Encana Traveling Trades Program at an open house event today, following the first Board...
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PWSD puts a personal touch on bus safety – Busing representatives conduct home visits, in-school safety talks

October 10, 2018
​When it comes to bus safety, Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76 prefers a personal approach to ensure families feel certain their child will be safe. Each September, trained busing representatives conduct free safety presentations at Division schools, contact all families within the Division by telephone, and even make house...
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PWSD schools to host Terry Fox Runs

October 10, 2018
For a detailed list of upcoming Terry Fox Run fundraising events at PWSD schools, read the full press release here.
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Writing workshop, author visit set for Woking School

October 10, 2018
​A small PWSD school will host a couple of big events in the coming weeks. Starting on Monday, September 16, elementary students at Woking School will learn storyboarding, while Grades 5-8 students at the school will focus on developing story writing skills during a week-long residency with Dr. Lyle Weis, a...
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PWSD schools celebrate National Aboriginal Day

October 10, 2018
​Schools in Peace Wapiti Public School Division have gotten a head start on National Aboriginal Day celebrations. The official date slated for this year’s national event is Friday, June 21. However, with exams and the event’s proximity to the end of the academic year, PWSD schools have opted to celebrate a...
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Eaglesham student headed to China this summer

October 10, 2018
​A student from Peace Wapiti Public School Division will travel halfway around the world this summer. Eric Sylvestre, a Grade 11 student at Eaglesham School, will be traveling to Beijing and Harbin – the capital city of Heilongjiang province in Northeast China. The teen will head out following the end of...
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FNMI Liaison Worker to be honoured at local National Aboriginal Day ceremony

October 10, 2018
​Peace Wapiti Public School Division is pleased to announce that Glenda Ross, a First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Liaison Worker for the Division, will be honoured with a Truth Award at the fourth annual Seven Sacred Teachings Awards ceremony which will take place during the upcoming local National Aboriginal Day...
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PWSD publishes 'Back to School' information

October 10, 2018
Welcome back to all students and staff for the 2013 - 2014 school year. Students return to the classroom on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 and will be dismissed at the regular dismissal time. Wondering when your school will be hosting registration day? Perhaps you need contact information, or you'd like a copy of the school year...
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Eaglesham Outdoor Pursuits Program receives outpouring of community support

October 10, 2018
​A new program offered by a PWSD school has received an outpouring of support from the surrounding community. Eaglesham Outdoor Pursuits, a program designed to expose students to outdoor adventure education combined with traditional academics, has received more than $17,000 in donations to date, thanks to the generosity of local businesses...
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The ‘Thunder’ rolls – Peace Wapiti U-17 girls’ basketball players find success through sport

October 10, 2018
​Black clouds have been hanging over Grande Prairie as of late, and on more than one occasion, we’ve heard the not-so-distant roll of thunder. Last week, the Peace Country Thunder Under-17 girls’ basketball team made some noise of their own, ending their season with a bang by placing second in the...
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Helen E. Taylor School launches ‘Advantage Hockey Academy’

October 10, 2018
A Wembley-based PWSD school is launching a 24-week hockey academy for the 2013-2014 school year. The Helen E. Taylor School Advantage Hockey Academy will provide an opportunity for elite-level coaching and training for student athletes, while continuing with their regular academic program. The intensive program will see students in training four...
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Not their first rodeo – PWSD students compete under the AB High School Rodeo Association

October 10, 2018
​Several students in Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76 are making a name for themselves on the high school rodeo circuit. Through the Alberta High School Rodeo Association, students have the opportunity to compete in twenty-four rodeos during the September – May season. Contestants accumulate points throughout the season, with...
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Enriched Personal Inquiry – PWSD program promotes self-directed project-based learning

October 10, 2018
​If the idea of creating your own self-directed project appeals to you, Peace Wapiti Public School Division has a program that may suit your learning style to a tee. Known as Enriched Personal Inquiry, or EPI, the program is an initiative for Grades 4-9 students, and is designed to promote student-led...
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School is now in Session – PWSD students to get a first-hand glimpse of Alberta’s parliamentary process

October 10, 2018
Two schools in the Peace Wapiti Public School Division will get a first-hand look at the province’s parliamentary process during trips to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. For more on this story, read the full press release here.
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PWA student wins bronze at Provincial Skills Canada Competition

October 10, 2018
​Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76 is pleased to announce that Tristin Voth, a Grade 12 student at Peace Wapiti Academy, has won a bronze medal at the 21st annual Provincial Skills Canada Competition (PSCC) awards ceremony held at the Expo Centre in Edmonton this past Thursday, May 16, 2013....
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Dancing to their own beat – Peace Wapiti students learn cutting-edge music production course

October 10, 2018
​Students at Penson School are literally able to dance to their own beat. Using digital music software known as FL Studio , students are able to copy beats from popular hit songs, as well as compose new pieces. The software contains everything needed to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master...
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PWSD student embarks on life-changing adventure

October 10, 2018
​A Grade 12 student at Peace Wapiti Academy recently met with 220 youths from across the nation, thanks to a program sponsored by Canadian Rotary Clubs. In May, Britney Goebel embarked on what she refers to as a “life-changing adventure” through Rotary Adventures in Citizenship, a program offering high school students...
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On Your Mark!

October 10, 2018
​Peace Wapiti Public School Division will be offering free tutorial sessions to assist students within the division as they prepare for diploma exams. Dubbed ‘On Your Mark,’ these comprehensive six-hour tutorial sessions will be held at Peace Wapiti Academy in Grande Prairie, but will be open to all PWSD students. Students...
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Record-breaking wins for PWSD students

October 10, 2018
​Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76 would like to offer congratulations to junior and senior high students who achieved record-breaking wins at the 2013 Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association (ASAA) Northwest Zone Track and Field Meet. More than 800 athletes participated in this year’s event which took place at the Legion...
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Alberta Opera to visit small-town school - PWSD students treated to an interactive performance of Sleeping Beauty

October 10, 2018
​Pause for a moment, if you will, and think of any typical small town in northern Alberta. Admit it – opera and musical theatre likely aren’t the first things that come to mind. But when the Alberta Opera breezes into Spirit River next week, students from three Peace Wapiti Public Schools...
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Learning fair to showcase exciting projects

October 10, 2018
​PWSD will host a learning fair at the Grande Prairie Public Library from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. The fair will showcase exciting projects happening within the Division. The majority of projects in the fair were started in September 2012 as part of the former Alberta...
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PWSD staff to be recognized with long service awards

October 10, 2018
​It was 1978. The melodic harmonizing of the BeeGees’ hit song, How Deep is Your Love, was playing on newly-released Walkman portable stereos, while television was forever changed when Dallas made its debut. Nearing the end of the year, Wayne Gretzky had been traded to the Edmonton Oilers. More importantly, some...
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On Guard! New sport being offered at one of PWSD’s rural schools

October 10, 2018
​A small school in Peace Wapiti Public School Division is offering a prestigious sport – one more typically offered at city schools and universities. When junior high students at Rycroft School were first offered the choice to take fencing during their option class, Rycroft School’s Principal Casey Brown did not get...
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Eaglesham School hosts archery seminar

October 10, 2018
​Peace Wapiti School provides expert skills to ‘Outdoor Pursuits Program’ teachers. Read the full press release here.
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Two PWSD schools receive generous donations

October 10, 2018
ConocoPhillips Canada and Encana Corporation fund technology improvements and sporting equipment for Peace Wapiti schools located in Elmworth and Wembley. For more information, read the full press release here.
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School’s out for summer – or is it? Senior high students gain valuable credits through PWSD Summer Work Experience Program

October 10, 2018
How does that song go again?
…No more pencils...No more books...No more teacher's dirty looks…
That’s not going to be the case for some lucky PWSD students this summer. Yes, lucky. Find out why by reading the full press release here. ...
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PWSD students to attend Speak Out conference in Edmonton

October 10, 2018
​Four Grade 9 students from Peace Wapiti School Division will make their voices heard at the annual Speak Out conference taking place in Edmonton from April 12-14, 2013.

Speak Out, now in its fifth year, is a student engagement initiative presented by Alberta Education. It provides an opportunity for Alberta’s youth to...
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So, you want to be a palaeontologist?

October 10, 2018
Picture yourself cooking your meals outdoors and over an open flame. Feel the cool lap of water against your skin as you wade into a nearby river to do your laundry, followed by hanging it to dry on a tree. Then, imagine perching for hours on the face of a cliff...
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PWSD School Council Conference Call

October 10, 2018
​ PWSD School Council Chairs and/or other representatives from each school council are invited to participate in a conference call on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. to help participants prepare for the Alberta School Councils Association Annual General Meeting. During the call, resolutions will be reviewed, proxy voting will be...
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PWSD students to be recognized as ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’

October 10, 2018
Eight students from Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76 will be recognized with 2013 Leaders of Tomorrow Awards at Grande Prairie’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. For more information, read the full press release here.
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The results are in – PWSD students bring home the hardware from Regional Skills Canada Competition

October 10, 2018
Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76 is pleased to announce that six of its students received medals at the Regional Skills Canada Competition (RSCC) in Fairview, AB which took place on April 25-26, 2013. For further details, read the full release here.
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Peace Wapiti School Division students to compete at Regional Skills Canada Competition

October 10, 2018
​Peace Wapiti School Division No. 76 is pleased to announce that four of its schools will be sending students to the North West division of the Regional Skills Canada Competition (RSCC) taking place in Fairview, AB from April 25-26, 2013. Entrants from Beaverlodge Regional High School, Peace Wapiti Academy, Savanna School...
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PWSD thrilled with announcement of new school for Sexsmith

October 10, 2018
​Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76 is thrilled with the Province of Alberta’s announcement of a new elementary school for the town of Sexsmith, which will replace the existing Robert W. Zahara Elementary School. Built in 1979, the current school has served the students well, but has reached the end...
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PWSD to host division-wide ‘Dave Bleile Track Meet’

October 10, 2018
​Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76 will host the annual Dave Bleile Track Meet on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Legion Field in Grande Prairie. The event, honouring a former teacher who spent the bulk of his career at Helen E. Taylor School, will run from 10 a.m. until...
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Peace Wapiti Academy targets youth mental health during week-long event

October 10, 2018
This week, Peace Wapiti Academy targeted Youth Mental Health – the theme of this year’s Canadian Mental Health Association’s 62nd annual Mental Health Week, which took place on May 6-12, 2013. The Grande Prairie high school, a member of Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76, planned a number of activities...
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PWSD to kick off Education Week with star-studded tour

October 10, 2018
​Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76 plans to kick off Education Week 2013 with a star-studded tour of ten of its schools during the week of Monday, May 6 to Friday, May 10. Actor Lorne Cardinal, well-known for his role as Sergeant Davis Quinton on CTV’s Corner Gas, as well...
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PWSD graduates more than 375 students during 2013 ceremonies

October 10, 2018
​It’s that time of year when Peace Wapiti Public School Division’s motto, Educating today for success tomorrow, rings truer than ever. This coming weekend will see the start of a succession of graduation ceremonies throughout the division. For more information, read the full press release here.