Red Deer Public School

Central Alberta school officials are looking forward to welcoming students back to class on Monday, but have concerns about whether Omicron will effect the ‘longevity’ of in-class learning. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Central Alberta schools prepare to welcome back students, despite some ‘trepidation’

Board chairs are hoping to get more answers Thursday from health minister

 

Red Deer Public Schools used a division-wide video to commemorate Remembrance Day. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer Public commemorates Remembrance Day with division-wide video

Remembrance Day was recognized in Red Deer Public Schools with a division-wide…

 

Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced more learning supports for students who have fallen behind because of the pandemic. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson).

Alberta’s Education Minister announces supports to help students catch up

COVID has created many learning disruptions, says LaGrange

 

Cancer researcher and former NASA scientist Jessica Scott was inducted into the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School Hall of Fame this week. (Contributed photo).

Lindsay Thurber alum worked for NASA and now does cancer research

Jessica Scott was inducted into the LTCHS Hall of Fame

Cancer researcher and former NASA scientist Jessica Scott was inducted into the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School Hall of Fame this week. (Contributed photo).
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Special ballots are available for voters in upcoming election

Special ballots, also known as mail-in ballot applications, are still open for…

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In this 1910s photo provided by the United Church of Canada Archives, students write on a chalkboard at the Red Deer Indian Industrial School in Alberta. In Canada, where more than 150,000 Indigenous children attended residential schools over more than a century, a National Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified 3,201 deaths amid poor conditions. (United Church of Canada Archives via AP)

Red Deer Public Schools will mark Truth and Reconciliation Day with video about residential schools

Red Deer Public Schools will be commemorating the National Day for Truth…

In this 1910s photo provided by the United Church of Canada Archives, students write on a chalkboard at the Red Deer Indian Industrial School in Alberta. In Canada, where more than 150,000 Indigenous children attended residential schools over more than a century, a National Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified 3,201 deaths amid poor conditions. (United Church of Canada Archives via AP)
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Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools launches 50/50 lottery

The Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools has launched its Life Chances…

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Samantha Rodwell was appointed the local returning officer by the City of Red Deer to oversee the Oct. 18 municipal election. (Photo contributed)

Red Deer advocating to ease restrictions for mail-in ballots for municipal election

Eligibility to use mail-in ballot unchanged for pandemic

Samantha Rodwell was appointed the local returning officer by the City of Red Deer to oversee the Oct. 18 municipal election. (Photo contributed)
Two Red Deer school divisions announced changes to their re-entry plans Friday, two days after the Government of Alberta revealed new measures aimed at mitigating the transmission of COVID-19. (THE NEWS/file photo)

Red Deer school divisions announce changes to re-entry plans

Students in Grades 4-12 will be required to wear masks at school,…

Two Red Deer school divisions announced changes to their re-entry plans Friday, two days after the Government of Alberta revealed new measures aimed at mitigating the transmission of COVID-19. (THE NEWS/file photo)
Three new Red Deer Public School trustee candidates have entered the race. (Black Press file photo)

More candidates coming forward for Red Deer school boards

Nine public school trustee candidates and seven for Red Deer Catholic board so far

Three new Red Deer Public School trustee candidates have entered the race. (Black Press file photo)
Protesters picketed near the Red Deer Public School board office on Tuesday against masks in schools. They intend to picket the Catholic division on Wednesday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)

Parents protest masking in schools in Red Deer

Picketers plan to demonstrate in front of both school divisions

Protesters picketed near the Red Deer Public School board office on Tuesday against masks in schools. They intend to picket the Catholic division on Wednesday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff)
Masks in the classroom continue to be divisive issue for many students and their parents. Red Deer Public Schools will reveal its school re-entry plan on Thursday.(Black Press file photo).

Red Deer Public Schools re-entry plan to be released on Thursday

It should be on the website by noon, and parents will be emailed: official

Masks in the classroom continue to be divisive issue for many students and their parents. Red Deer Public Schools will reveal its school re-entry plan on Thursday.(Black Press file photo).
Teacher Janna Armstrong helps boost the literacy of Red Deer public school students before they hit Grade 3 in this file photo from the Advocate.
Teacher Janna Armstrong helps boost the literacy of Red Deer public school students before they hit Grade 3 in this file photo from the Advocate.
In-person classes will resume in most parts of Alberta on Tuesday including Red Deer. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Red Deer schools prepare to welcome students back to in-person classes

The goal is as little disruption as possible for last six weeks of school

In-person classes will resume in most parts of Alberta on Tuesday including Red Deer. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Providing in-school vaccination clinics against COVID-19 is being explored by the Alberta government. (Metro Creative photo)
Providing in-school vaccination clinics against COVID-19 is being explored by the Alberta government. (Metro Creative photo)
The Red Deer Public School Board supports prioritizing teachers for COVID-19 vaccines, since this is key to keeping learning in the classroom. (Black Press file photo)

Red Deer Public School supports prioritizing teachers for COVID-19 vaccines

It would minimize classroom disruptions, says spokesperson

The Red Deer Public School Board supports prioritizing teachers for COVID-19 vaccines, since this is key to keeping learning in the classroom. (Black Press file photo)
All Red Deer students from Grade 7 to 12 will be learning remotely as of next week, and are not expected to return to in-person classes until Jan. 11. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer schools prepare for temporary remote learning, starting next week

Middle- and high-school students start learning remotely on Monday

All Red Deer students from Grade 7 to 12 will be learning remotely as of next week, and are not expected to return to in-person classes until Jan. 11. (Contributed photo).
Nicole Buchanan, chair of the Red Deer Public School board, is against diploma exams being held this year, saying they will be of dubious merit because of student absenteeism, and will add to stress and anxiety. (Photo contributed.)
Nicole Buchanan, chair of the Red Deer Public School board, is against diploma exams being held this year, saying they will be of dubious merit because of student absenteeism, and will add to stress and anxiety. (Photo contributed.)
Two Grade 5 teachers at Red Deer’s Don Campbell Elementary School — Colin Christensen and Krista McLean — received prime minister’s awards for their use of science and technology in the classroom. (Red Deer Advocate file photo).

Two Red Deer public school teachers get Prime Minister’s Award for innovation

Colin Christensen and Krista McLean brought robots into the classroom

Two Grade 5 teachers at Red Deer’s Don Campbell Elementary School — Colin Christensen and Krista McLean — received prime minister’s awards for their use of science and technology in the classroom. (Red Deer Advocate file photo).
Students from Gateway Christian School wore pink shirts on Wednesday to send a strong anti-bullying message. Pictured from left are Aliyah Gilbert, Declan Lynett, Elijah Reed and Braxton Schultz, all in Grade 6. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

PHOTOS: Red Deer students take kindness to new heights with Pink Shirt Day

Gateway Christian School students made posters and participate in special activities

Students from Gateway Christian School wore pink shirts on Wednesday to send a strong anti-bullying message. Pictured from left are Aliyah Gilbert, Declan Lynett, Elijah Reed and Braxton Schultz, all in Grade 6. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).