Red Deer public schools

Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff                                Hunting Hills High School teacher Patrick McLean calls his grandfather, John William McLean, his hero.
Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff                                Hunting Hills High School teacher Patrick McLean calls his grandfather, John William McLean, his hero.
Central Alberta schools are not surveying parents to determine what cuts to make at schools. (Photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)
Central Alberta schools are not surveying parents to determine what cuts to make at schools. (Photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)
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Red Deer school districts face another vaping challenge — busting through the misinformation

E-cigarette vapour is more like an aerosol cooking spray than water vapour, says specialist

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Grade 6, 7 and 9 Foundations class at G. H. Dawe Community School built a water slide for eight ducklings under the care of the school. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Ducklings make a splash at Red Deer school

G. H. Dawe School students care for baby ducks

Grade 6, 7 and 9 Foundations class at G. H. Dawe Community School built a water slide for eight ducklings under the care of the school. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Red Deer high school students who vape on school grounds will face stiff fines as well as suspensions as of June 1. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer high schools considering fines to stem ‘epidemic’ of student vaping

They are considering applying city no-smoking bylaw on school grounds

Red Deer high school students who vape on school grounds will face stiff fines as well as suspensions as of June 1. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
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)
Vaping is a growing issue at schools, according to Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Zone 4. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

School boards identify vaping as a health problem

Calls for more government regulations

Vaping is a growing issue at schools, according to Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Zone 4. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
About 150 students at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School participated in the province-wide protest on Friday morning. Students walked out for 20 minutes to protest the United Conservative Party’s policy on gay-straight alliances. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer students protest UCP direction on gay-straight alliances

Red Deer students joined a provincial protest Friday morning against the United…

About 150 students at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School participated in the province-wide protest on Friday morning. Students walked out for 20 minutes to protest the United Conservative Party’s policy on gay-straight alliances. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Alberta School Councils’ Association wants a comprehensive funding review for education. (File photo contributed)

School council association wants funding review

Funding needed to build more Red Deer schools

Alberta School Councils’ Association wants a comprehensive funding review for education. (File photo contributed)
Red Deer Public Schools asks voters to support public education. (Photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)
Red Deer Public Schools asks voters to support public education. (Photo contributed by Red Deer Public Schools)
Alberta teachers must wait for an arbitrator’s report to find out if they will get a raise. (Photo from Facebook)

Alberta teachers wait for wage arbitration

School boards and teachers will negotiate local issues

Alberta teachers must wait for an arbitrator’s report to find out if they will get a raise. (Photo from Facebook)
The new Westpark Middle School will be finished and open for classes in the fall. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/ADVOCATE STAFF)

Westpark Middle School in Red Deer first to have solar chimney in Alberta

Students moving into the new Westpark Middle School next fall won’t get…

The new Westpark Middle School will be finished and open for classes in the fall. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/ADVOCATE STAFF)
Red Deer Public School Board Chair Bev Manning. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Larger classrooms could result from UCP cutting education funding, say Red Deer school trustees

Red Deer public, Catholic schools say they depend on funding increases for growth

Red Deer Public School Board Chair Bev Manning. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
In October 2017, emergency crews responded to carbon monoxide poisoning at the Co-op liquor store in Red Deer’s Timberlands subdivision. (File photo by Advocate staff).

Red Deer Public Schools prices carbon monoxide detectors

Alberta Education considering detectors

In October 2017, emergency crews responded to carbon monoxide poisoning at the Co-op liquor store in Red Deer’s Timberlands subdivision. (File photo by Advocate staff).
Norman Joseph Howes is seen in this social media post. (Photo from Facebook)

UPDATED: Red Deer teacher charged with criminal offences

RCMP say the identity of a former Westpark Middle School teacher facing…

Norman Joseph Howes is seen in this social media post. (Photo from Facebook)
Joelle Laforce will be joining the Eastern Illinois University Panthers volleyball team. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Joelle Laforce will be joining the Eastern Illinois University Panthers volleyball team. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Contributed photo                                Kindergarten to Grade 3 classes at Red Deer Public Schools have a few more students than the provincial target.

Class size targets hard to reach in Red Deer

Red Deer Public Schools recently updated its average class size

Contributed photo                                Kindergarten to Grade 3 classes at Red Deer Public Schools have a few more students than the provincial target.
Bruce Buruma wants to represent the United Conservative Party for Red Deer-South. (Photo contributed)

Red Deer Public School District OK with employee seeking UCP nomination

Bruce Buruma running for Red Deer-South UCP nomination

Bruce Buruma wants to represent the United Conservative Party for Red Deer-South. (Photo contributed)
Bev Manning, chair of the Red Deer Public School Board. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Bev Manning, chair of the Red Deer Public School Board. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Grade-9 student Kaeidyn Hasnip tackles a math challenge, assisted by teacher Fikret Mujezinovic, at Red Deer’s Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School.(Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Grade-9 student Kaeidyn Hasnip tackles a math challenge, assisted by teacher Fikret Mujezinovic, at Red Deer’s Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School.(Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).