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Chantel Campsall Hired as New Career Coach
Chantel Campsall Hired as New Career Coach
06/23/2017
Chantel Campsall has been hired as a new Career Coach for the Slave Lake area. Chantal will be joining the team of HPSD Career Coaches who engage students in the development and implementation of their transition plans. Motivated students frame future plans that connect their school experiences to real life situations. They are integrally engaged in their own learning and they achieve academically. We have recognized the need for increased career counselling services in order to help students envision viable and captivating future plans.
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Mind Over Metal Welding Camp for Youth
Mind Over Metal Welding Camp for Youth
06/16/2017
Northern Lakes College in partnership with the Canadian Welding Association Foundation, Shell and Careers: The Next Generation will be hosting a Mind Over Metal Welding Camp in High Prairie. This is a one week camp for youth between the ages of 12 to 15 to introduce them to welding. The camp will run from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.
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2017 Long Service Awards
2017 Long Service Awards
06/15/2017
Staff from across High Prairie School Division were honoured at the annual Long Service Awards held in High Prairie on Friday, May 26th. Over 80 staff members from HPSD were honoured for their years of service to the Division. Also recognized was Bob Owens, Principal of Georges P. Vanier School and Heather Caudron, Principal of Joussard School. Bob Owens was High Prairie School Division’s nominee for the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
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Patrick Kennedy Appointed as Vice Principal of Roland Michener Secondary School
Patrick Kennedy Appointed as Vice Principal of Roland Michener Secondary School
06/15/2017
High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Kennedy to the position of Vice Principal of Roland Michener Secondary School. Patrick will be taking over the position from current Vice Principal Matthew Carter beginning in the 2017-18 school year.
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Monique Dubrule Appointed as Vice Principal of Georges P. Vanier School
Monique Dubrule Appointed as Vice Principal of Georges P. Vanier School
06/15/2017
High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Monique Dubrule as the Vice Principal of Georges P. Vanier School. Monique has been a teacher at GPV since 2005 and has been in a LEED (Leading Education Every Day) position for the past year. In the LEED position, Monique has been able to job shadow administrators to gain a further understanding of school administration.
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Tri-Jurisdictional Transition Project: Land-Based Learning
Tri-Jurisdictional Transition Project: Land-Based Learning
06/02/2017
Students from within the tri-jurisdictional region are attending land-based learning at Marten Lakes. This is part of the joint transition project aimed at improving the transition process for students coming from NSD to both HPSD and HFCRD. Land-based learning is one of 3 key strategies that the school authorities are implementing to enhance the student transition process.
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Julia Drefs Appointed as Curriculum Coordinator
Julia Drefs Appointed as Curriculum Coordinator
06/02/2017
High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Drefs as the new Curriculum Coordinator. The Curriculum Coordinator will travel throughout the Division and work with teachers to implement curriculum from Alberta Education.
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Christopher Gardner Appointed as Vice Principal of Kinuso School
Christopher Gardner Appointed as Vice Principal of Kinuso School
05/29/2017
High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce Christopher Gardner as a new Vice Principal at Kinuso School. Christopher will be joining Principal Golda David and Vice Principal Brita Goldie. Mr. Gardner is currently teaching at Kinuso Outreach School. He has over 5 years of experience in the classroom and has considerable experience prior to his teaching career working in different capacities with vulnerable youth and adults and additionally with persons experiencing mental health issues.
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Brennan McDonald Appointed as Supervisor of Instruction, Inclusion
Brennan McDonald Appointed as Supervisor of Instruction, Inclusion
05/29/2017
High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Brennan McDonald to the position of Supervisor of Instruction, Inclusion. Through restructuring at the Learning Support Centre, Brennan McDonald is assuming the role as current Supervisor of Instruction Treva Emter has been appointed to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Learning. Brennan’s role will include supervision of the Learning Support Teachers and promoting inclusion within the division.
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Kyle Tucker Appointed as Vice Principal of Prairie River Junior High School
Kyle Tucker Appointed as Vice Principal of Prairie River Junior High School
05/29/2017
High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Kyle Tucker as the Vice Principal of Prairie River Junior High School. Kyle has 4 years of experience in education, all of which are with Prairie River Junior High School. Kyle is also a Power Skating Instructor with the High Prairie Minor Hockey Association. He is the Athletics Coordinator, Health Champion, Acting Administrator, and mentor for new teachers at PRJHS. He also coaches/volunteers for many of the extracurricular programs at PRJHS.
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Neil Barry Appointed as Principal of E.W. Pratt High School
Neil Barry Appointed as Principal of E.W. Pratt High School
05/29/2017
High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Barry as the Principal of E.W. Pratt High School. Neil has 15 years of experience in education with 14 of those in the classroom and the other as a Principal at his last school. Neil was a School Counsellor for 7 years in addition to teaching regular classes. He has coached extracurricular basketball at all of his previous postings.
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Changes to 2017-18 School Year Calendar
Changes to 2017-18 School Year Calendar
05/29/2017
The new contract negotiated by the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Government of Alberta has impacted the 2017-18 school year calendar. The new cap on assignable hours for teachers has required HPSD to adjust the calendar to decrease both operational days and professional development days. New Teacher Orientation and both Divisional Professional Development Days have also been tentatively cancelled. This will result in an operationally shortened school year. The total number of instructional days has increased by 1 day.
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Pam Heckbert Appointed as Principal of Georges P. Vanier School
Pam Heckbert Appointed as Principal of Georges P. Vanier School
05/23/2017
High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Pam Heckbert as Principal of Georges P. Vanier School. Pam has been with High Prairie School Division for her entire teaching career. She has over 18 years of experience in the classroom and has been the Vice Principal since 2014.
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Jessica Sachs-Cardinal
Jessica Sachs-Cardinal Appointed as Vice Principal of Lakeside Outreach School
05/23/2017
High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Sachs-Cardinal as the Vice Principal of Lakeside Outreach School. Jessica has been with High Prairie School Division for her entire teaching career with nearly 13 years of classroom teaching experience, all of which was at Kinuso School. Ms. Sachs-Cardinal has also been the designated Acting Administrator at Kinuso School for the past 2 years and is currently in the Leading Education Every Day (LEED) Program which is the HPSD administration preparation program.
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