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Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Peace River School Division has given remaining nutrition grants totalling $203,744 to various organizations in all of PRSD’s school communities to support families during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The grant funding, provided by Alberta Education, is…
Glenmary teacher receives Edwin Parr nomination

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Manning woman who has retuned home to the Peace Country to teach is this year’s Edwin Parr Award nominee. At its April 21 regular board meeting, the Holy Family Catholic Regional Division [HFCRD] board of…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Local food banks have been allocated funding for the next four months from special Catholic school nutrition grants. The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division [HFCRD] has alloted $36.50 per family in their schools from remaining funds…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Learning for students at High Prairie School Division continues despite schools being closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trustees promoted learning during its regular board meeting April 15, says a news release April 29. “There is a…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Several food banks are reaping funds donated by a school division that cannot use a special nutrition grant as schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division [HFCRD] has announced all…
Donation ensures NSD students have proper learning equipment

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Learning just got a lot easier for almost 200 Metis students in Northland School Division. The Métis Nation of Alberta [MNA] and Rupertsland Institute [RLI] donated 175 Chromebooks to support online learning for Metis students in…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Northern Lakes College remains committed to serving students as campuses are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The college has had to adjust many aspects of its operations, as students study and learn from home, and most…

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…