Red Deer public schools

Monday was the first day of online classes for Red Deer Public Schools students as facilities remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo from Facebook)

Online classes begin for Red Deer public students

Laptops provided to students who need them

Monday was the first day of online classes for Red Deer Public Schools students as facilities remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo from Facebook)
In March 2019, 24 students from Wolf Creek Public Schools went to China for two weeks and stayed with local families. (Photo contributed)

Coronavirus impacts central Alberta students trips

Central Alberta school boards watch international virus outbreak

In March 2019, 24 students from Wolf Creek Public Schools went to China for two weeks and stayed with local families. (Photo contributed)
Central Alberta school jurisdictions are still examining the numbers released in last week’s provincial budget, in a March 4, 2020 story. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Central Alberta school jurisdictions are still examining the numbers released in last week’s provincial budget, in a March 4, 2020 story. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
“It’s already been a very long process,” says Chad Erickson, associate superintendent for Red Deer public schools, of efforts to update the curriculum.
“It’s already been a very long process,” says Chad Erickson, associate superintendent for Red Deer public schools, of efforts to update the curriculum.
Chad Erickson, associate superintendent of student services at Red Deer Public Schools, will become superintendent of schools August 5, in a Jan. 13, 2020 story. (Photo contributed)
Chad Erickson, associate superintendent of student services at Red Deer Public Schools, will become superintendent of schools August 5, in a Jan. 13, 2020 story. (Photo contributed)
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange and Respect Group Inc. co-founder Sheldon Kennedy spoke to students at Eastview Middle School prior to announcing provincial funding for a new anti-bullying program on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

New anti-bullying initiative for Alberta schools

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange makes announcement in Red Deer

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange and Respect Group Inc. co-founder Sheldon Kennedy spoke to students at Eastview Middle School prior to announcing provincial funding for a new anti-bullying program on Monday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange toured Westpark Middle School in Red Deer in September. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange toured Westpark Middle School in Red Deer in September. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange toured Westpark Middle School in Red Deer in September. LaGrange is MLA for Red Deer-North. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Education Minister Adriana LaGrange toured Westpark Middle School in Red Deer in September. LaGrange is MLA for Red Deer-North. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Cristy Franco, at Escuela Vista Grande, talks to student Clara Lopez about items included in the Day of the Dead altar. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Day of the Dead is alive at a Red Deer school

Students learning about Mexican culture

Cristy Franco, at Escuela Vista Grande, talks to student Clara Lopez about items included in the Day of the Dead altar. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A new Alberta Education report looks into the impact of Class Size Initiative funding. (Photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)

Funding to reduce school class size a failure

Provincial report recommends changes to funding

A new Alberta Education report looks into the impact of Class Size Initiative funding. (Photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)
The Red Deer Royals rehearse at St. Joseph’s High School’s Kinsmen Field House. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Schools are community hubs in Red Deer

Gymnasiums draw local sports groups

The Red Deer Royals rehearse at St. Joseph’s High School’s Kinsmen Field House. (Photo by Advocate staff)
The 41st annual Dawe/St. Pat’s Run was held Tuesday in Red Deer. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
The 41st annual Dawe/St. Pat’s Run was held Tuesday in Red Deer. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Nicole Buchanan, chair of the Red Deer Public School Board. (Photo contributed.)

Support for retaining ‘public’ in Alberta school titles could snowball, says local trustee

Even districts that never had the word in their titles are now discussing adding it

Nicole Buchanan, chair of the Red Deer Public School Board. (Photo contributed.)
Haleigh Packer, spokeswoman for Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools, says the main entrances at some facilities are being renovated to ensure visitors report to the office. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Security upgrades happening at some Red Deer Schools

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools upgrading entrances

Haleigh Packer, spokeswoman for Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools, says the main entrances at some facilities are being renovated to ensure visitors report to the office. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Reading college students earned their diplomas on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Reading college students earned their diplomas on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
The Alberta Teachers’ Association supports the government’s decision to slow down implementation of new curriculum. (Photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)

Alberta teachers agree more time is needed to prepare for new curriculum

UCP pauses testing of new elementary school curriculum

The Alberta Teachers’ Association supports the government’s decision to slow down implementation of new curriculum. (Photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)
Dawe Dragon Dance Troupe entertained fellow students on Thursday. (Photo contributed)
Dawe Dragon Dance Troupe entertained fellow students on Thursday. (Photo contributed)
Nicole Buchanan is the new Red Deer Public Schools board of trustees chair. (Photo contributed)
Nicole Buchanan is the new Red Deer Public Schools board of trustees chair. (Photo contributed)
Grade 7 students Graeson Abel and McKayla MacLure volunteer to deliver nutrition program lunches to classrooms at Normandeau School. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer school hopes community will help keep meal program running

Funding for provincial nutrition program not guaranteed in the fall

Grade 7 students Graeson Abel and McKayla MacLure volunteer to deliver nutrition program lunches to classrooms at Normandeau School. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
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)