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Namesakes and relatives tour new schools

Fri, 7 Jul, 2017

New Item: Namesakes and relatives tour new schools

Relatives and namesakes are getting the chance to tour the new schools opening in 2017-18 before staff and students move in.

Edmonton Public Schools is opening 11 new schools in the coming school year, named to honour a diverse group of community leaders who have had a lasting impact on our city and province.


Hilwie Hamdon's family visited the school for the first time with Principal Dorothy Arts and Assistant Principal Denis Mills. Hamdon's son, Lewis, shares his thoughts and hopes for future students of the school. 

Hilwie Hamdon School


In late June, social-justice advocate, educator and former city councillor Michael Phair enjoyed a lively visit to Michael Phair School with Principal Brad Mamchur, Assistant Principal Kim Hordal-Hlweka and his brother, Pat.

Michael Phair tours his namesake school

The Board of Trustees approved the school names that were shortlisted out of more than 3,100 suggestions from the public.

Watch the video about our namesakes and learn more about all our new schools and modernizations.