Division News

Critical bus driver shortage

November 23rd, 2018

We are experiencing a critical shortage of bus drivers across our school division. We’ve done our best to avoid route cancellations, but we simply don’t have enough spare drivers to support all our routes. Why the shortage? We have recently recruited new drivers, and although they are cleared and ready to begin training, they need […]

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Why do schools have another PD Day in November?

November 20th, 2018

In previous articles in this series on the school year calendar, Assistant Superintendent Mark Thiesen has explained the reasons for teacher professional development (PD). Our community is pleased that our teachers want the very best for our students. It’s great that they want to learn and improve in their jobs, but why do they have […]

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Celebrating Stephen Lush—Community Partner Award

November 20th, 2018

For the past 3 years, Bentley School Teacher Stephen Lush and the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) teacher Eliise Jeffers have been working together to deliver the Service Rig Floorhand course to his students.  Jeffers says, “I see Stephen as an equal partner in the work we do together to support his students throughout the course.” His students […]

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No schools considered for closure next year

November 15th, 2018

At their November 14th meeting, the school board accepted administration’s recommendation that no schools be considered for closure next year. Each year administration reviews the division’s schools against the criteria in Policy 15 to determine if a school or program should be considered for closure. This year, none of our schools met the criteria. Other topics from […]

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Why is November 12th a day off this year?

November 8th, 2018

In Canada and many countries around the world, November 11th is the day when we honor the sacrifices of people in armed conflicts. In Canada, we call it Remembrance Day. In the US, it’s known as Veteran’s Day. Other names include Armistice Day and informally, Poppy Day. Most countries recognize that the end of World […]

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Remembrance Day ceremonies at our schools

November 7th, 2018

Parents, guardians and community members are welcome to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies at our schools on November 8th and 9th. Thursday, November 8 Busby School – 10:30 am Dunstable School – 10:30 am Eleanor Hall School – 1:00 pm Fort Assiniboine School – 10:45 am Neerlandia Public Christian School – 10:30 am Pembina North Community School – 10:45 am Friday, November 9 […]

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