Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
State-of-the-art school to be built in mature neighbourhood
Edmonton Public Schools will hold public meetings to help determine the location of a state-of-the-art replacement school in one of three mature areas.
Tue, 8 Apr, 2014
Archives and Museum Launches “Shake It Up” Fundraising Campaign
The official “Shake It Up” fundraising campaign kick-off took place inside the restored legislative chambers at the historic McKay Avenue School, home to Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum yesterday. Cedar shake shingles are being sold for $25 each with all donations going directly to repair the roof of the building and preserve a piece of Edmonton Public Schools’ history.
Wed, 2 Apr, 2014
2014 Excellence in Teaching Awards Semi-Finalists
Congratulations to all 37 district staff who were selected by Alberta Education as 2014 Excellence in Teaching Awards semi-finalists. These teachers are among 113 Alberta-wide semi-finalists. Trustees will honour the district semi-finalists at a board event on May 1.
Thu, 27 Mar, 2014
District Recognition Nominations Now Being Accepted
Each year the Board of Trustees acknowledges parents, community members, secondary students and staff who have been nominated for their contributions to the District. Nominate a deserving individual or group for the 2013-2014 school year.
Wed, 26 Mar, 2014
Strathcona School Cycles Beyond Fundraising Records
The Strathcona School community raised an incredible $171,000 in the ChainReaction Campaign, a global initiative to raise awareness and funds for the need for bicycles in Africa. Approximately 800 people (80 teams) participated in a 24-hour bike-a-thon in the Scona gym to raise donations.
Wed, 26 Mar, 2014
Students Learn About The Legacy of Residential Schools
On Thursday, March 27, 2014, students and staff across Edmonton Public Schools will participate in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Education Day to learn about a major part of Canadian history through meaningful activities and conversations.
Fri, 21 Mar, 2014
Traveling Art Project Inspires Students and Staff Across the District
For a week in March, Eastglen School students and staff shared their inner ambitions, written in chalk on a two-sided, 8-foot high and 20-foot wide wall. Beginning with the words, “Before I die I want to _______________,” students and staff filled the blank space with their own heartfelt desires.
Wed, 19 Mar, 2014
Revised School Year Calendars
The 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school year calendars for Edmonton Public Schools have changed. Over the next two school years, there will be more professional development (PD) days for teachers and one more day in lieu for time they have invested in parent-teacher conferences. Although students will have a few extra days off, they will still receive the same amount of instructional time due to slightly longer school days.
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014
Planning for joint public and catholic school bus service
Edmonton Public Schools and Edmonton Catholic Schools will work together to create the Edmonton Student Transportation Authority (ESTA). The proposed ESTA is targeted for full implementation in the fall of 2016 and will improve efficiency, reduce ride times and reduce costs for both school districts, by roughly $2.5 million each year.
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014
Art takes Shape at Highlands School
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Highlands School’s guest artist Keith Walker recently installed his glass sculpture at the Muttart Conservatory. Keith did the hot glass work in his home studio and then brought the pieces to Highlands to construct the sculpture.