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SPN Staff Board approves 2021-22 calendar Supt. Paul Bennett provided a review of the process involved in developing the proposed 2021-22 school calendar at the board’s March 25 meeting.Bennett shared with trustees the feedback received on the calendar from families…
PRSD hires Murray as new superintendent

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Peace River School Division’s board of trustees has hired Adam Murray as its next superintendent of schools beginning Sept. 1. “Mr. Murray was selected because of his demonstrated leadership capabilities, his commitment to excellence in serving…
Doucette new HPSD safety officer

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie School Division welcomes Katie Doucette as its new safety officer. Doucette is a graduate of the school division and has more than 11 years experience in the safety and emergency medical fields, says an…
‘I did it for him’

Testawich wins prestigious award from Alberta School Boards’ Ass. Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Peace River Glenmary School student is one of 12 winners in Alberta of the Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Award. Lakota Testawich, a Grade 11 student, received…
Board notes

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Mental health proposal discussed A plan to improve mental health for students in High Prairie School Division schools is being studied by the board of trustees.At its regular meeting March 17, reviewed a mental health plan…

SPN Staff Parents of students in High Prairie School Division are urged to complete an annual education survey. Alberta Education is conducting its annual surveys with all parents and guardians of students in Grades 4, 7, and 10 and those…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News How do you get 400 students to take part in a science class? Hook them up through Zoom Webinar with the Telus World Science in Edmonton! In January, a number of Northland School Division students experienced…
Falher, SL students studying bestseller

Pearl LorentzenFor South Peace News On Feb. 2, there were robot pictures all over Slave Lake E.G. Wahlstrom Elementary School. “The buzz was everywhere,” says principal Kristoffer Herbert. On Feb. 8, a robot voice made an announcement on the loudspeaker…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It is once again time to consider serving as a school board trustee. And like many other school divisions, Peace River School Division is getting the word out early. “School board trustees are elected to serve…
PRSD notes

Following are Peace River School Division board of trustees meeting highlights from the Jan. 21 meeting: SPN Staff Board forming anti-racism committee At PRSD’s Jan. 21 meeting, Supt. Paul Bennett provided follow-up information regarding steps moving forward for the board…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News The bus driver who was at the wheel during an accident that injured three Valleyview students has been convicted of careless driving. Dawn Knapp, a contract driver working for Golden Arrow, was charged after her bus…

SPN Staff Peace River School Division his hired Jessica Whelan as the Divisional K-12 Literacy Program Coordinator effective Feb. 1. Whelan has 12 years of teaching experience in elementary education. She has a Bachelor of Education from the University of…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Appropriate measures are being taken after Holy Family Catholic Regional Division reported two cases each of COVID-19 at École Providence School in McLennan and Good Shepherd School in Peace River. After being notified of the cases…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News In order to properly plan for the future, Peace River School Division [PRSD] approved the 2020-23 3-Year Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report. The board of trustees met Nov. 19 and noted the plan and…