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PARTY program sends strong message Richard FroeseFor The Express Junior high school students learned lessons about impacts of drinking and driving during the annual Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth program in High Prairie on May. Grade 9 students…
PIC – Bronze winner

Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association Badminton Provincial Championships were held May 3-4, in Calgary at Nelson Mandela High School. 16 participants (2 players from each of the 8 zones in the province) took part in the event. Amber Guérette, (far right)…

Richard FroeseFor The Express High Prairie School Division is responding to concerns about bus safety. At its monthly meeting April 17, the board reviewed an independent transportation study, says a news release dated May 8. A study was launched after…
Morin nominated for teaching award

Richard FroeseFor The Express École Routhier School teacher Krystin Morin is the 2019 High Prairie School Division nominee for the Edwin Parr Award. The award is given to a first-year Alberta teacher who goes above and beyond in the duties…
Catholic Archbishop visits Ecole Providence

Tom HenihanExpress Staff Archbishop Gérard Pettipas, Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Grouard- McLennan visited communities in the Smoky River Region recently, including McLennan, Falher and Girouxville. While in McLennan the Archbishop spent time with students at Ecole Providence on…
Francophone students demonstrate their talents

Tom HenihanExpress Staff Over 250, audience members, musicians, artists and performers attended the third annual “Gala du Nord” celebration at Centre Chevaliers on April 27. The CAFE Nord-Ouest organizes the event in conjunction with École Héritage whose students present the…
PICs – Every decision counts

Students at Donnelly G.P. Vanier School and Ecole Heritage School learned lessons about impacts of drinking and driving during the annual Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth [PARTY] program in High Prairie on May 8. “The PARTY program aims…
Ecole Providence holds well-attended open house

Tom Henihan Express Staff Ecole Providence in McLennan held an open house, fun evening event on April 25, with approximately one hundred people attending, Fr. Eucharis, the parish priest, said grace and he stayed to play bingo afterwards. The food,…
Vanier Grade 8 drama class presents “Superheroes Unite”

Tom Henihan Express Staff G. P. Vanier grade 8 students put their special powers to good use, giving excellent performances in the comedy “Superheroes Unite.” In a scenario reminiscent of Batman’s Gotham City, the citizens of Nova City need the…

Richard Froese For The Express High Prairie School Division has confirmed its 2019-20 school year calendar. Trustees approved the calendar at its regular meeting March 20. Here’s a list of key dates in the 2019-20 school calendar. -Sept. 3 –…