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Junior ATB Program at High Prairie Elementary
02/17/2017
ATB Financial and High Prairie Elementary have introduced their Junior ATB Program to the students of HPE. “Since 2009, the Junior ATB Program has taught financial knowledge and life skills to elementary students within the walls of their own schools. The Junior ATB Branch introduces students to the basics of money management and financial literacy as they create their specific savings plan and goals.
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HPSD Board Meeting
Regular Board Meeting Summary January 18, 2017
02/14/2017
The HPSD Board of Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, January 20th. After reviewing the information around Naloxone kits, it was found that they are not available to school divisions at this time. The upcoming divisonal PD day was also discussed; it is taking place at E.W. Pratt on April 28th.
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ABSA Certified 4th Class Power Engineering Graduate Eric Larson
E.W. Pratt Salutes First ABSA Certified 4th Class Power Engineering Graduate Eric Larson
02/13/2017
E.W. Pratt and High Prairie School Division are pleased to announce Eric Larson as the first graduate from that school in the 4th Class Power Engineering Program with his ABSA (Alberta Boilers Safety Association) Certification. Eric’s father is also a Power Engineer at Plain’s Midstream east of High Prairie. The cost to take the program outside of high school can range between $5,000 to $6,000. While in school, Eric was able to take this program at no cost. Doing so, he earned his credits and is now recently graduated with his ticket and is actively seeking employment.
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Tahza Cardinal
Tahza Cardinal Appointed as New Success Coach
02/13/2017
High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce Tahza Cardinal as a new Success Coach working in Kinuso School. Tahza will be working with Joyce Hunt, another Success Coach at Kinuso School. In addition to serving the hamlet of Kinuso, the school serves Driftpile Cree Nation, Swan River First Nation, Faust, and the County of Big Lakes.
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Bob Owens and his wife, Louise Owens
Bob Owens Nominated for the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence
02/13/2017
Robert (Bob) Owens, Principal for Georges P. Vanier School in Donnelly, has been nominated as the High Prairie School Division candidate for the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Bob has been an educator with High Prairie School Division since 1980. He is a graduate of our division and has selflessly given of himself to improve the educational environment and increase the learning opportunities of not only his students but also of his colleagues. His exemplary work has impacted and continues to impact the lives of countless generations of students through his long and successful career at our division.
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Nicole Russett at PRJHS Breakfast Program
Breakfast Club of Canada Supporting HPSD Students
02/13/2017
Breakfast Club of Canada has begun supporting Prairie River Junior High school, by providing nutritious breakfast to students throughout the school year. In addition to supporting PRJHS, Breakfast Club of Canada is supporting High Prairie Elementary School.
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Windshield with snow and frost
Why Raise Your Windshield Wipers?
01/11/2017
During the winters in areas that get snow, this practice will protect damage to both the wiper blade (the rubber itself) and the wiper motor.
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Heather Caudron, Principal of Joussard School
Heather Caudron Nominated for Canada’s Outstanding Principal Award
01/09/2017
Heather Caudron, Principal of Joussard School, was nominated by High Prairie School Division for the 2017 Canada’s Outstanding Principal award. Canada’s Outstanding Principals recognizes outstanding contributions of principals in publicly funded schools. It honours principals from every province and territory in Canada who demonstrate innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and who have done something truly remarkable in public education. Heather, a 35 year veteran with HPSD, is a staff member who exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding principal and received a standing ovation by her colleagues upon announcement of her nomination. As a requirement of the nomination, students and staff from Heather’s school wrote letters to voice their support. A full copy of Heather’s nomination and letter of support from Superintendent Laura Poloz is attached to this media release.
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December Regular Board Meeting Summary
01/09/2017
The HPSD Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, December 21st for their regular board meeting. The Board discussed and responded to the ASBA Strategic Plan Survey. Trustees were in favour of many strategic priorities and key results. The Board felt that ASBA should adhere to their mandate and that they must also be a stronger voice in the province regarding key issues such as the curriculum change and the carbon tax.
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Education Minister David Eggen with Students from HPSD
Education Minister Tours Nutrition Pilot Project School
12/12/2016
Education Minister David Eggen toured High Prairie Elementary School on Tuesday, November 29th, the first of many school visits to observe the newly initiated nutrition pilot project. Minister Eggen was greeted by Grade 6 ambassadors Connor Norgaard and Noralee Cunningham to offer a tour of the school followed by lunch with the Grade 6 class.
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Calendar Survey
Calendar Survey
12/02/2016
We want your input on the 2017-18 school calendar. You can access the survey on our website and social media sites. This survey will end on January 19th. Thank you for your support!
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Manuel Bulosan Appointed as Senior IT Technician
Manuel Bulosan Appointed as Senior IT Technician
11/30/2016
High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Manuel Bulosan to the position of Senior IT Technician. Manuel has been a Computer Technician for HPSD since October 2015.
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