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Chinook's Edge expands program to support strong parent-teen relationships

In another example that Relationships Matter in Chinook’s Edge, a 10 week CONNECT Parent Group is being offered in Sylvan Lake this fall. This marks the third Chinook’s Edge community offering the program to support healthy relationships between parents and their teenage children. Chinook’s Edge staff in Didsb...

Chinook's Edge hosts its first-ever Indigenous Youth Conference

Upwards of 250 students of First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage from across the division will gather in Olds on October 5th for a day of learning, networking and celebrating their culture. The event has attracted presenters and entertainers who are pillars of Indigenous strength in Canada, including Justice Murr...

Board Highlights, September 7

Oath of Office: At the annual Organizational Meeting of the Board of Education, Trustees reconfirmed the roles of Colleen Butler as Board Chair and Ron Fisher as Vice Chair. As well, Trustees voted Sherry Cooper and Sheldon Ball to the position of Second Vice Chair, each for a term which will be rotated halfway thro...

Thirty new teachers become part of the Chinook's Edge school community

The annual New Teacher Orientation has been underway all week, signifying the start to another year of learning and growing in Chinook’s Edge. Over thirty teachers who are either new to the profession or new to the division are taking part in what is considered to be one of the most extensive mentorship programs i...

Assisting with technology is elementary for Tech Team Ninjas from Poplar Ridge

A group of Grade 5 and 6 students from Poplar Ridge School have taken the lead on a number of different technology initiatives at their school, in an effort to build their skills while deflecting simple tasks from busy staff. “Poplar Ridge came to us with this unique learning opportunity for their students and we...

Board Highlights, June 22

Budget 2016-2017 The Chinook’s Edge Board of Education approved a $128 million balanced budget for the 2016-2017 school year, with operating reserves expected to remain stable at below three percent of the total budget. This budget is based on predictions that student enrolment will grow by less than one percent,...

Westglen School celebrates a $25,000 Breakfast for Learning Social Impact Grant

Every student at Westglen School in Didsbury took part in a lively iron chef competition, to celebrate the grand re-opening of their modernized kitchen space. The Grade 5-8 school is one of only four schools chosen in Alberta to receive the $25,000 Breakfast for Learning Social Impact Grant through the President’s...

Innisfail High student writes her way to the top in Government of Canada contest

Fifteen year-old Adele Beaudoin will be standing proud with government officials and other dignitaries on Parliament Hill this Canada Day! The Grade 10 student from École Innisfail High School is the national champion of the Government of Canada’s ‘Write It!’ contest. Her essay, called The Sky, was chosen fro...

Alberta Education presents Excellence in Teaching Award to Olds High teacher

Chinook’s Edge is celebrating an announcement from Alberta Education that Angie Dezall from Olds High School is the recipient of this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Angie was one of 20 ‘outstanding teachers’ from across the province being recognized through the provincial government program. “These a...

Central Alberta hosts Provincial School Bus "Roadeo"

School bus drivers from across the province will come together to test their skills in Red Deer on June 4, at the 36th annual Alberta Provincial School Bus “Roadeo.” Eighty competitors are expected to participate in the provincial event, after taking the top spots at recent rounds of zone competitions. Along wit...

Olds High student earns gold medal at national science fair

Nicole Green, Grade 10 student at Olds High School, brought home a gold medal from the week-long Canada Wide Science Festival at McGill University in Montreal. Nicole’s ambitious project was titled Gender Imbalance: the Influence of the Stereotype Threat on Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (S...

New 'house structure' at Ecole Innisfail Middle makes students feel right at home

Knowing that a strong sense of belonging is the basis for all learning, the team at École Innisfail Middle School has researched and launched a new ‘house structure’. The approach has been months in the making. It began with a visit to the Ron Clark Academy in South Atlanta where master teachers are transformin...

Cremona School teacher nominated for Edwin Parr Award

Julie Nickel, a Grade 2 teacher at Cremona School, is the Chinook’s Edge nomination for this year’s Alberta School Boards’ Association ‘Edwin Parr Award.’ The annual Award recognizes teachers who are new to the profession who show significant promise in their first year. What was most striking about Julie...

Board Highlights, May 11

Benalto School Closure Plan Members of the Superintendent’s Team presented updates from their specific departments regarding the closure process, and indicated there have been ongoing discussions with Benalto staff and families, and the Benalto Review Committee, regarding next steps. Students and staff are prepari...

Olds High School teacher named 'Excellence in Teaching Awards' semi-finalist

Angie Dezall, who has spent her entire 20-year teaching career at Olds High School, has been named a semi-finalist in the Alberta Education ‘Excellence in Teaching Awards’. Ms. Dezall is a highly-regarded Math teacher, and has held several teaching roles over the years. She has taught Drama, Social Studies and S...