Students

This month a group of students with complex needs at École Secondaire Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School went on an overnight camping trip to Camp Cadicasu, in Kananaskis County. (Contributed)
This month a group of students with complex needs at École Secondaire Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School went on an overnight camping trip to Camp Cadicasu, in Kananaskis County. (Contributed)

Red Deer students learn the skills needed for camping

‘It was an amazing opportunity to build independence’

 

Team Alberta members recently returned with several medals from Skills Canada National Competitions. (Photo from Facebook)
Team Alberta members recently returned with several medals from Skills Canada National Competitions. (Photo from Facebook)
Penhold Mayor Mike Yargeau and town council recognized local graduates with graduation yard signs. (Contributed)

Central Alberta town recognizes local graduates

Penhold gives out personalized graduation signs

Penhold Mayor Mike Yargeau and town council recognized local graduates with graduation yard signs. (Contributed)
Alberta Education says it has cut provincial funding to the Alberta School Councils’ Association because it does not provide operational funding to non-government organizations. (File photo)

Alberta School Councils’ Association sees drastic funding cut

‘It’s a real blow to public education’

Alberta Education says it has cut provincial funding to the Alberta School Councils’ Association because it does not provide operational funding to non-government organizations. (File photo)
(Image from Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)

Central Alberta school division expands online learning to middle school students

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools launch new program this spring

(Image from Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)
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HJ Cody High School in Sylvan Lake (File photo)
HJ Cody High School in Sylvan Lake (File photo)
FILE - The Vernon School District reports 95 per cent of its students have returned to classrooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by BLACK PRESS)
FILE - The Vernon School District reports 95 per cent of its students have returned to classrooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by BLACK PRESS)
Stefanie Hatala, a Grade 6 teacher at Ponoka Elementary School, was nominated for 2022 Edwin Parr Award. (Photo contributed)

Central Alberta school board nominates Grade 6 teacher for award

Ponoka Elementary School nominated for 2022 Edwin Parr Award

Stefanie Hatala, a Grade 6 teacher at Ponoka Elementary School, was nominated for 2022 Edwin Parr Award. (Photo contributed)
A security guard stands guard behind fences around the U.S. embassy near a sign board directing visa applicants in Beijing on Sept. 6, 2021. The Chinese government says at least Chinese 500 students have been rejected under a policy issued last year by then U.S. President Donald Trump that is aimed at blocking Beijing from obtaining U.S. technology with possible military uses. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Chinese students hit by US visa rejections amid tension

Policy issued by then-President Donald Trump to block Beijing from obtaining U.S. technology

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A security guard stands guard behind fences around the U.S. embassy near a sign board directing visa applicants in Beijing on Sept. 6, 2021. The Chinese government says at least Chinese 500 students have been rejected under a policy issued last year by then U.S. President Donald Trump that is aimed at blocking Beijing from obtaining U.S. technology with possible military uses. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Rip ‘N Rec is available for youth and children 17 years and under and is valid from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Rip ‘N Rec returns this fall to Red Deer with a back-to-school pass

Rip ‘N Rec Passes can be purchased starting Aug. 30

Rip ‘N Rec is available for youth and children 17 years and under and is valid from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Helena Rickards, of Red Deer, will start classes at Harvard Law School this fall. (Photo contributed)

Former Red Deer student is off to Harvard Law School

Psychology student hopes to reform justice system

Helena Rickards, of Red Deer, will start classes at Harvard Law School this fall. (Photo contributed)
A classroom is shown at Hunter’s Glen Junior Public School in Scarborough, Ont., on Monday, September 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Parents encouraged to rate Alberta’s back-to-school plan

Alberta School Councils’ Assocation develops online survey

A classroom is shown at Hunter’s Glen Junior Public School in Scarborough, Ont., on Monday, September 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The University of Calgary, University of Alberta, Mount Royal University in Calgary, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and it’s northern counterpart say they will strongly encourage vaccination, but won’t go so far as to mandate it. (U of A Facebook photo)
The University of Calgary, University of Alberta, Mount Royal University in Calgary, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and it’s northern counterpart say they will strongly encourage vaccination, but won’t go so far as to mandate it. (U of A Facebook photo)
FILE - Chinook’s Edge, Wolf Creek, Red Deer Public and Red Deer Catholic school divisions, along with Prairie Bus Lines, are rolling out the First Rider bus safety event next week. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)
FILE - Chinook’s Edge, Wolf Creek, Red Deer Public and Red Deer Catholic school divisions, along with Prairie Bus Lines, are rolling out the First Rider bus safety event next week. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s Alexis Holmgren was named Alberta’s student recipient of the 2021 Rick Hansen Foundation School Program Difference Maker of the Year award. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer student wins award for making a difference in community

A Red Deer woman has been recognized as a difference maker in…

Red Deer’s Alexis Holmgren was named Alberta’s student recipient of the 2021 Rick Hansen Foundation School Program Difference Maker of the Year award. (Contributed photo)
Lee-Anna Robertson, and her son Tye, say École Secondaire Notre Dame High School failed to survey parents to find out their preferences for graduation. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer family wants to attend graduation ceremony

‘They deserve to have something to remember. Students have suffered exponentially’

Lee-Anna Robertson, and her son Tye, say École Secondaire Notre Dame High School failed to survey parents to find out their preferences for graduation. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Emma Schafer, of Red Deer, will be graduating from Hunting Hills High School. (Photo contributed)

Graduation signs reappear on Red Deer lawns

One way to recognize graduates

Emma Schafer, of Red Deer, will be graduating from Hunting Hills High School. (Photo contributed)