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Delburne students take lead in Healthy Active Schools projects

Students at Delburne Centralized School took part in the Healthy Active Schools Symposium last fall and have hit the ground running with new ideas ever since. Healthy Active Schools is a broad approach to comprehensive school health, bringing together students and experts to strengthen school communities, empower ed...

Board Highlights, March 8

Capital Plan 2016-2021: The Board approved an updated Capital Plan, which represents the highest capital priorities in the division. An extensive study was undertaken by the Facilities Committee, to ensure objective guidelines are used to determine the updated report. The report will be filed with the Alberta Governme...

Board Highlights, February 1

Jessie Duncan Relocatable Classrooms: Alberta Education has approved modular classrooms that will provide additional learning spaces at Jessie Duncan School. Rapid growth in the Town of Penhold has resulted in capacity and utilization challenges at all three Chinook’s Edge schools in that community, and the addition...

Long-serving Chinook's Edge teacher honoured for dedication to family literacy

Karen Tubb, who taught at River Valley School in Sundre for over 30 years, has received the Lois Hole Memorial Community Leadership Award from the Centre for Family Literacy. Karen spent her entire 35 year teaching career in Chinook’s Edge, in Sundre and Didsbury. It was when River Valley School received a grant f...

Bowden Grandview students assist author in writing his next bestseller

Students are learning all about the impact and intricacies of creating a story through a unique, yearlong writer-in-residence program underway at Bowden Grandview School. Sigmund Brouwer, award-winning author of nearly 30 novels, launched the program last fall through a high-spirited Rock & Roll writers presentation...

Minister Joe Ceci cuts ribbon to officially open Beacon Hill Elementary School in Sylvan Lake

The Honourable Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, joined a full house of grateful parents, students and staff at the grand opening of Beacon Hill Elementary School in Sylvan Lake this morning. “I want to applaud Chinook’s Edge School Division for its vision and for putting students fi...

Board Highlights, January 11

Access to Supernet: The Board discussed a possible change in ownership of the Supernet, which creates significant challenges for large rural school divisions to continue delivering effective education in remote areas where technology may not be readily accessible. A new contract may be forthcoming in the spring, but t...

Board Highlights, December 14

Budget update: Treasurer Susan Roy provided a Fall Update to the 2016-2017 budget, which will now be submitted to Alberta Education. As well, the Board reviewed the first quarterly financial report (September 1 to November 30, 2016). Findings in both reports were in line with expectations, and were received for inform...

Board Highlights, November 30

Approval of Audited Financial Statements: Following a presentation from Treasurer, Susan Roy and from the independent auditing firm which conducts the Chinook's Edge audit, the Board approved the audited Financial Statements for the year ended August 31, 2016. The Audit Committee had reviewed details from each scho...

Students have far-reaching impact through École H.J. Cody School's Interact Club

The long list of community projects undertaken by high school students in Sylvan Lake hit a high note recently, when their Interact Co-President was invited onstage with Craig Kielburger at WE Day in Calgary. “I’m really goal-oriented, and when I challenge myself and reach my goals it’s so fulfilling,” said...

Board Highlights, November 9

School Calendar: The Board approved the school calendars for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years, which align with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools calendars in order to honour the cooperative busing agreement. The Board honoured as many guiding principles as possible, based on stakeholder feedback. The calenda...

Chinook's Edge continues to achieve levels of excellence in Accountability Pillar results

Chinook’s Edge is celebrating many areas of high achievement, and the recently-released Accountability Pillar report from Alberta Education shows a steady upward trend in many areas. The annual results report is comprised of Student Achievement data and student/parent/staff Satisfaction Survey results. The current...

Olds Career High student pursues career interests through new Dual Credit program

A world of opportunity has opened up for Christian Payuyo since he moved to Olds from the Philippines three years ago. Not only is Christian taking three courses and preparing to write Diploma Exams through Olds Career High School, he is also earning college credits as a student in the Hospitality and Tourism Manage...

Chinook's Edge honours employees at annual staff recognition celebration

Chinook’s Edge School Division acknowledged dozens of long-serving staff and welcomed 14 new teachers at its annual Celebrations event on October 27. Co-hosted by the Board of Education and the Alberta Teachers’ Association Local #17, the evening honoured every employee group at every level across the division....

Board Highlights, October 12

Transportation Quarterly Report: The Board reviewed a detailed report, which shows the current projection for the 2016-2017 Transportation budget at a deficit of $546,256. This includes the purchase of seven new buses, which is part of the Board’s priority to ensure the division’s 107 bus fleet has specific plans...