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Celebrating the newly renamed wîhkwêntôwin School

Tue, 9 Apr, 2024

News item: Celebrating the newly renamed wîhkwêntôwin School

Edmonton Public Schools is proud to announce the newly renamed wîhkwêntôwin School. The Board made the decision to change the name of Oliver School in 2020, and is excited for the school to share the same name as the community it calls home.

wîhkwêntôwin is a Cree word that can be translated into English as circle of friends. wîhkwêntôwin is pronounced we-kwen-to-win.

The central neighbourhood, where the school is located, was recently renamed wîhkwêntôwin by the City of Edmonton, following a renaming process led by the community league. Students, staff and families of the school were engaged in a meaningful and thorough way during community consultation conducted by the community league, and feel wîhkwêntôwin reflects the values of the school community.

The Board decided to adopt the same name as the community, and the school’s new name was announced on April 9, 2024 at a public Board meeting.

To learn more about the renaming, read more about how the name was chosen and watch the video.