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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…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News If you want to have some input in next year’s school calendar in Peace River School Division [PRSD], here’s your chance. In December, PRSD will invite members of its school communities to review and provide input…

SPN Staff Thousands of students in Peace River School Division are celebrating their parents and guardians this week during PRSD’s annual Parents Matter Appreciation Week. The special week runs Nov. 16-20 and allows students to thank their parents and guardians…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Peace River Glenmary School has abruptly cancelled all in-person classes and moved them on-line due to new COVID cases. An emergency e-mail from Holy Family Catholic Regional Division Supt. Betty Turpin, and Glenmary principal David Amiot,…
Isert wins award as top Vanier graduate

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Donnelly G.P. Vanier 2020 graduate Emma Isert has received the Governor General’s Academic Medal. Isert received the award that is presented to the graduating student with the highest grade point average in each school in Canada.…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Charges have been laid in a school bus accident near Valleyview that was more serious than the Northern Gateway School Division’s only public post on the incident made it appear. The bus driver, Dawn Knapp, will…

Following are board highlights of the Peace River School Division board of trustees meeting Oct. 15: Enrolment update provided Supt. Paul Bennett, provided the board of trustees with enrolment data for all PRSD schools.PRSD’s enrolment numbers are down 281 students…
‘Exciting’ times for new NLC president

Joe McWilliamsSouth Peace News Glenn Mitchell, the new president of Northern Lakes College since Sept. 1, has been getting congratulatory messages. But the one that meant the most to him, he says, came from someone who told him it was…
Holy Family welcomes new teachers

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Ecole Providence School in McLennan welcomes one new teacher while the Holy Family Catholic Regional Division adds two new teachers to Holy Family CyberHigh. Jordyn Skinner joined Providence in February 2020 when she started teaching Grades…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Conseil scolaire du Nord-Ouest has been consulting with their school community all summer about possible designs for the new École des Quatre-Vents replacement school in Peace River, and has developed a preliminary floor plan. Sylvianne Maisonneuve,…

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News Springfield Elementary School in Peace River has an outbreak of two to four cases of COVID-19. Springfield staff says they were notified of two cases at the school on the evening of Sept. 20 by Alberta…
Suicide prevention advocate recognized

Susan ThompsonSouth Peace News An amazing $23,821 has been raised for the suicide prevention non-profit Always Find a Reason to Smile through the Peace River Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign. The grand total of 23,821 cookies sold far exceeded the…