Red Deer Public School

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).
Red Deer’s two school boards, which are drawing from reserves to make up for a provincial funding shortfall of more than $4 million each, worry about being able to meet students’ diverse needs in the future. Trustees say they fear the impact of the Feb. 27 provincial budget. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer’s two school divisions each face provincial funding shortfalls of more than $4 million

Public, Catholic districts are drawing from reserves, anxious about the future

Red Deer’s two school boards, which are drawing from reserves to make up for a provincial funding shortfall of more than $4 million each, worry about being able to meet students’ diverse needs in the future. Trustees say they fear the impact of the Feb. 27 provincial budget. (Advocate file photo).
(Contributed image from Red Deer Public Schools).

School bus costs are eroding classroom funding at Red Deer’s school districts

Both districts seek more funding to cover their transportation deficits

(Contributed image from Red Deer Public Schools).
Westpark Middle School student Katie Wilcox says having to leave cellphones in lockers isn’t a big deal to her, but it’s an adjustment for many of her classmates. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer school bans students from bringing their cell phones into classrooms

Westpark Middle School takes action to improve the learning environment

Westpark Middle School student Katie Wilcox says having to leave cellphones in lockers isn’t a big deal to her, but it’s an adjustment for many of her classmates. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
(Contributed image).

Anti-vaping pilot project to begin this fall at Red Deer’s Eastview Middle School

“Virtual learning” will be used to expand students’ critical thinking skills

(Contributed image).
Nicole Buchanan, chair of the Red Deer School Division, board of trustees. (Photo contributed)
Nicole Buchanan, chair of the Red Deer School Division, board of trustees. (Photo contributed)
Stu Henry, Red Deer Public School District superintendent (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer Public School District superintendent to retire in 2020

A search will soon be launched to replace Stu Henry

Stu Henry, Red Deer Public School District superintendent (Advocate file photo).
Heidi Cowell and her grandson Carter Cowell are both class of 2019 graduates who recently earned their diplomas from North Cottage. (Photo contributed)
Heidi Cowell and her grandson Carter Cowell are both class of 2019 graduates who recently earned their diplomas from North Cottage. (Photo contributed)
Hunting Hills High School students did their third-annual grad walk on Thursday through Mattie McCullough School, hoping to inspire elementary students as they give them high-fives. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

The future’s exciting, but also a bit scary, for Red Deer’s high school grads

Concerns about job prospects, high cost of education expressed

Hunting Hills High School students did their third-annual grad walk on Thursday through Mattie McCullough School, hoping to inspire elementary students as they give them high-fives. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
The second phase of the barrier-free playground at Mattie McCullough Elementary School will be paid for with help from an art battle fundraiser, May 11 at The Hideout. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer’s barrier-free playground to benefit from art battle fundraiser

May 11 event will raise money to finish final phase

The second phase of the barrier-free playground at Mattie McCullough Elementary School will be paid for with help from an art battle fundraiser, May 11 at The Hideout. (Advocate file photo).
2019 Canada Winter Games chairwoman Lyn Radford announced on Friday that the Canada Games Celebration Plaza will be built outside the former Central Elementary School downtown. The school is also being renovated in a $7-million project.

Canada Games Celebration Plaza announced

Former Central Elementary School grounds will become Games gathering place

2019 Canada Winter Games chairwoman Lyn Radford announced on Friday that the Canada Games Celebration Plaza will be built outside the former Central Elementary School downtown. The school is also being renovated in a $7-million project.
Former school bus driver Shelly Joy Kolodychuk (second from left) leaves Red Deer provincial courthouse on Wednesday surrounded by supporters. Kolodychuk pleaded guilty to driving with a blood alcohol content over .08 while driving her bus with 18 students aboard on June 5.

School bus driver pleads guilty to driving drunk

A Red Deer school bus driver who pleaded guilty on Wednesday to…

Former school bus driver Shelly Joy Kolodychuk (second from left) leaves Red Deer provincial courthouse on Wednesday surrounded by supporters. Kolodychuk pleaded guilty to driving with a blood alcohol content over .08 while driving her bus with 18 students aboard on June 5.
First Rider program is back

First Rider program is back

Teaching students about school bus safety

First Rider program is back
Case of allegedly impaired bus driver in court

Case of allegedly impaired bus driver in court

New court date of July 26 set for woman accused of being drunk behind the wheel of school bus

Case of allegedly impaired bus driver in court
Reading College teacher Cassidy McHugh reads with Hailey Warren and Jordyn Nanninga during an activity session and kick-off BBQ at Red Deer College on Tuesday. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Literacy program marks six years

Reading College making an impact

Reading College teacher Cassidy McHugh reads with Hailey Warren and Jordyn Nanninga during an activity session and kick-off BBQ at Red Deer College on Tuesday. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)