Superintendent's Message

Another school year has come and gone. I want to thank you all for a great 2018-19 school year. This year saw many changes across our division and I would like to take a moment to acknowledge those changes.

This year we saw 2 by-elections for school board trustees. Joy McGregor of Slave Lake and Tammy Henkel of High Prairie both moved on from their role as trustee this school year. We welcomed Steve Adams (Slave Lake) and Adrian Wong (High Prairie) to the board table. We also welcomed 2 new MLAs this spring as United Conservative Party candidates were elected in each of our ridings.

Farewell to Brian Hay, Vice Principal at Roland Michener Secondary School, and Brita Goldie, Vice Principal at Kinuso School. Brian is retiring after 30 years with the division. Brita has been with HPSD since 2013 and is moving south to be closer to her family.

Golda David, Lead of our Academy of Personalized Learning, is moving back to Peace River School Division. The Academy of Personalized Learning was a pilot project with the division and we moved to offer home-schooling services in a different fashion moving forward.

Kienan Wilson, Vice Principal of Joussard School will be moving to Prairie River Junior High School as Vice Principal. Current PRJHS Vice Principal Troy Runzer will be assuming the role of VP at E.W. Pratt to cover a leave by current EWP Vice Principal Lyndsay Fleming.

Annette Russell, Regional Manager at Northern Lakes Collaborative Services is also moving away to be closer to her family. Elaine Krock-Caskie will be assuming the role of Regional Manager this fall.

Lastly, farewell to Secretary Treasurer Raymonde Lussier. After 30 years with HPSD Raymonde is retiring to spend more time with her husband, kids, and grandkids.

Thank you to all of these wonderful people for your commitment to quality public education. Thank you to all other staff who are retiring or transitioning to new roles, whether with our division or abroad.

A special thank you to all of our students, parents, guardians, staff, and community members. The success that we achieve are as a direct result of your dedication to our school community. We could not realize the many successes in the past school year without your support.

I hope that you all have a wonderful summer holiday. We look forward to seeing you all again when classes resume on September 3rd. Please note that all schools are now closed and will reopen on August 27th for any questions you may have.
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