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Richard Froese South Peace News The face of education is changing after schools closed March 16 over the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the message from Laura Poloz, superintendent of High Prairie School Division. “Education is changing,” Poloz says. “We are doing…
HPE, Vanier rule Robo Rumble

Richard Froese South Peace News Students from High Prairie and Donnelly schools ruled at the second annual Robo Rumble robotics competition March 11-12 for High Prairie School Division. Elementary students in Grades 3-6 were added to the event in High…

Georges P. Vanier in Donnelly and E.W. Pratt in High Prairie battled in the junior-senior high final of the second annual Robo Rumble robotics competition March 12 for High Prairie School Division. Kneeling, left-right, are Vanier students C.J. Mencke and…

Richard Froese South Peace News EDITOR’S NOTE: this article went to press before the Alberta Government announced on Sunday, March 15, that it was cancelling classes for the entire province. At least one field trip for High Prairie School Division…
PICs – Forests fair plants seeds for future careers

Career opportunities in the forest industry were presented to junior high school students at a forestry career fair March 3 in High Prairie. Employers and industry partners presented options in the fair at the Edmo Peyre Hall, organized by Lesser…

Pearl Lorentzen For South Peace News Sheila Willis lives on an acreage just outside Smith and created the History Check app several years ago. The app went province-wide last year. In the next few months, school students across Alberta will…
Lambert awarded Kirkness Scholarship

Chris Clegg South Peace News A Falher Ecole Heritage Grade 11 student has been awarded a Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program Scholarship. Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest [CSNO] and École Héritage congratulate Katelyn Lambert on the achievement. The…

Richard Froese South Peace News Teams of students are gearing up to show their skills in robotics in the second annual Robo Rumble in High Prairie on March 11-12. High Prairie School Division hosts the event at the Gordon Buchanan…
Coronavirus examined at Vanier science fair

Richard Froese South Peace News Students at Georges P. Vanier School in Donnelly were in the spotlight at the school’s annual junior high school science fair Feb. 27. A total of 44 projects were presented by Grade 7-8 students, says…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Brett Heckbert gave a new definition to “one-man wrecking crew” as he scored 44 points to lead the Donnelly G.P. Vanier Vipers to a 58-45 win over Slave Lake Roland Michener Feb. 25. Heckbert scored…

Following are the Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest board highlights for the regular meeting held Jan. 30 at École Héritage in Falher. Health & Safety exemption requested CSNO’s request for an exemption from having a health and safety committee in each…
PICs – PR students make Dan Moffet proud

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Dan Moffet Memorial Science Fair. Peace River Glenmary School hosted the science fair with T.A. Norris Middle School in memory of Dan Moffet on Feb. 12, who was integral to the growth and…
Northland School Division notebook

SPN Staff Teacher orientation changes Orientation for new staff at Northland schools is changing. New teachers will participate in orientation located in their school communities instead of in a central location. Meanwhile, a centralized orientation for new principals will take…

Following are the Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest board highlights for the regular meeting held Jan. 30 at École Héritage in Falher. ÉH School Council attends meeting CSNO’s board welcomed the chair of École Héritage School Council, Karen Lambert and the…