Division News

October 14, 2020 Board Meeting News

October 15th, 2020

Regional Office – Student enrolment update As of September 30th, enrolment in our community schools is down 368 students — 10% lower than projected. Of those students, 202 have chosen distance learning through the division’s online school, Vista Virtual School. Including Vista Virtual School’s current registrations, the division’s total Kindergarten to Grade 12 enrolment is […]

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Updating assessment and reporting terminology

October 14th, 2020

At the October 14, 2020 regular board meeting, Assistant Superintendent Mark Thiesen presented changes to division-wide procedures on Student Assessment Evaluation and Reporting (AP 60-10). The changes focus on specific words that describe student progress. The goal is to change the words to imply a growth mindset – defined by author Carol Dweck as “when […]

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Orange Shirt Day in Pembina Hills

September 30th, 2020

Many of our schools showed their support on Orange Shirt Day. Check out these pictures from Barrhead Composite High School, Eleanor Hall School, Fort Assiniboine School, Neerlandia Public Christian School and Vista Virtual School. We’ll continue to add more pictures as they come in.

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Re-entry poll results

September 29th, 2020

On Friday September 25th, Pembina Hills School Division sent out a second poll seeking parents’ opinions and ideas about the division’s re-entry plans. The first poll was sent on August 21st. By Monday, September 28th roughly 640 responses had been collected. By Tuesday that number climbed to 660. While this is a lower number than […]

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Board Meeting News – September 23, 2020

September 25th, 2020

The September 23rd board meeting was held at Regional Office in Barrhead. This is a summary of the agenda items covered.  Provincial Achievement Tests The Board of Trustees passed a motion to not administer the Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) for 2020-2021. Participation in PATs is optional and the data is primarily used to assist in […]

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Stephanie Campbell receives the Exemplary Support Services Award

September 24th, 2020

Stephanie Campbell is an Administrative Assistant at Vista Virtual School (VVS) in Calgary and has been with Pembina Hills School Division for over three years. According to staff members, students and parents, Stephanie is enthusiastic, positive and respectful. She takes great pride in all she does at VVS and she always exceeds expectations! “She is […]

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