Chinook's Edge School Division

Summer school goes ‘off without a hitch’

Majority of students expected to return in September

 

Students will have to try to maintain social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when they return to classes in the fall. (File photo submitted by Red Deer Catholic Schools)

Social distancing will be a challenge in classrooms

Parents insist on consultations with school boards

 

Red Deer Public Schools says students’ grades won’t drop, regardless of how they perform during their at-home learning. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Grades won’t slip for Red Deer public school students

Students engaged in learning could improve marks

 

Ecole H.J. School theatre production students are putting on the 1960s musical tribute Peace, Love & Music from March 5 to 14. (Photo contributed)

Sylvan Lake school welcomes inclusive theatre audience

H. J. Cody School hosts relaxed theatre production March 14

Ecole H.J. School theatre production students are putting on the 1960s musical tribute Peace, Love & Music from March 5 to 14. (Photo contributed)
Chinook’s Edge School Division’s capital plan includes a kindergarten-to-Grade 8 school in Liberty Landing in Gasoline Alley. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Site chosen for a school in Gasoline Alley

Chinook’s Edge School Division updates its capital plan

Chinook’s Edge School Division’s capital plan includes a kindergarten-to-Grade 8 school in Liberty Landing in Gasoline Alley. (File photo by Advocate staff)
The school board with Chinook’s Edge School Division recently passed a motion to increase school bus service fees. (Photo contributed)

Chinook’s Edge students to be charged bus fees

Other school jurisdictions await provincial budget

The school board with Chinook’s Edge School Division recently passed a motion to increase school bus service fees. (Photo contributed)
Some central Alberta school districts want more information about how to test for lead contamination in school water. (Black Press file photo).

Chinook’s Edge wants more details from the province about testing school water for lead content

How should it be done, and who pays to fix a problem, district officials wonder

Some central Alberta school districts want more information about how to test for lead contamination in school water. (Black Press file photo).
Enrolment at Wolf Creek Public Schools grew to 7,553 students. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Rural school division sees small enrolment increase

Rural enrolment stable at Wolf Creek Public Schools

Enrolment at Wolf Creek Public Schools grew to 7,553 students. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Olds student Noah Korver will be headed to Europe this summer to immerse himself in the history of the two World Wars. (Contributed photo).

Olds student chosen for Beaverbrook Vimy war history program

Noah Korver is among 14 young Canadians heading to Europe this summer

Olds student Noah Korver will be headed to Europe this summer to immerse himself in the history of the two World Wars. (Contributed photo).
Chinook’s Edge School Division says it is being relatively conservative with its budget without more funding information from the province. (Photo from Facebook)

Funding for possible increase in teacher salaries an unknown

Central Alberta school boards await funding decision

Chinook’s Edge School Division says it is being relatively conservative with its budget without more funding information from the province. (Photo from Facebook)
Educational assistant Shawnanne Bradley works with Grade 2 student Avery Fox at Ecole Barrie Wilson Elementary School. Administrators are anxious to learn how their budgets will be impacted by the new provincial government. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

School jurisdictions grapple with funding uncertainty

School administrators are playing a guessing game as they budget for this…

Educational assistant Shawnanne Bradley works with Grade 2 student Avery Fox at Ecole Barrie Wilson Elementary School. Administrators are anxious to learn how their budgets will be impacted by the new provincial government. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Contributed photo                                Children at Innisfail Middle School learn how to tour visitors through an educational exhibit of Anne Frank’s life from a museum in the Netherlands.

Anne Frank exhibit at Innisfail school teaches students that history can repeat

Public tours of the Amsterdam museum display will be held May 24

Contributed photo                                Children at Innisfail Middle School learn how to tour visitors through an educational exhibit of Anne Frank’s life from a museum in the Netherlands.
Extreme cold weather shut down schools for Wolf Creek Public Schools and cancelled school buses around central Alberta. (Photo from Facebook)

Cold weather impacts students in central Alberta

Bus cancellations and school closures

Extreme cold weather shut down schools for Wolf Creek Public Schools and cancelled school buses around central Alberta. (Photo from Facebook)
Snow days don’t keep students from their studies when school buses are cancelled in Central Alberta. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Snow days still mean studying in Central Alberta

Several rural school buses were cancelled on Monday due to snow-packed roads

Snow days don’t keep students from their studies when school buses are cancelled in Central Alberta. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Students from H. J. Cody School in Sylvan Lake are learning about philanthropy (Advocate file photo).

Sylvan Lake leadership students learn to give back

Sylvan Lake’s Victim Services will benefit from student volunteerism

Students from H. J. Cody School in Sylvan Lake are learning about philanthropy (Advocate file photo).
Olds Elementary School teacher Randy Kish (left), with student Spencer Clifford and Richard Bodnar, chair of the Basketball Free Throw championship. (Contributed photo).

Olds student uses his ‘NBA flick’ to win free-throw basketball championship

Spencer Clifford starts his school day by sinking a few baskets

Olds Elementary School teacher Randy Kish (left), with student Spencer Clifford and Richard Bodnar, chair of the Basketball Free Throw championship. (Contributed photo).
Grade 5 École Barrie Wilson Elementary School students Presley Richert and Lyla McKeage concentrate on the video game “Anastazia and Olekly from Ukraine to Canada” that Richert created for her Coding Quest project. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Grade 5 École Barrie Wilson Elementary School students Presley Richert and Lyla McKeage concentrate on the video game “Anastazia and Olekly from Ukraine to Canada” that Richert created for her Coding Quest project. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Jessie Duncan School in Penhold. (Photo contributed by Chinook’s Edge).

Population growth causes crowding in Penhold, Olds and Sylvan Lake schools

Portables are on order, as well as new building requests

Jessie Duncan School in Penhold. (Photo contributed by Chinook’s Edge).
Wanda Christensen, (retiring) associate superintendent of Chinook’s Edge School Division. (Contributed photo).
Wanda Christensen, (retiring) associate superintendent of Chinook’s Edge School Division. (Contributed photo).
Chinook’s Edge celebrates its staff

Chinook’s Edge celebrates its staff

64 recognized for 10 years service

Chinook’s Edge celebrates its staff