News Types: Recognition Awards

Amber Reeves makes the Swan Hills School family stronger

June 19th, 2019

Amber Reeves demonstrates kindness, caring and patience as a Program Assistant at Swan Hills School.  When asked to take on a challenge, she does it with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.  Amber is dedicated to building strong relationships with every student.  They are always excited to see her smiling face when she personally greets each […]

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Kyle Beattie – teacher, coach and mentor

June 17th, 2019

As a teacher and coach at R.F. Staples Secondary School Kyle Beattie spends a great deal of time developing young players. Kyle coaches cross-country running, volleyball, basketball, badminton, curling, softball and track and field.  He also organizes and runs Westlock Club Volleyball. Captain Chava Gonzalez of the RF Staples Sr. Boys Volleyball team says, “Coach […]

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Tiffany Nanninga – A True Champion of Wellness

June 14th, 2019

Tiffany Nanninga has been a valuable member of the Regional Office team for ten years. She comes to work with a bright smile and a positive attitude, ready to take on whatever challenge comes her way. Her caring nature, enthusiasm and willingness to learn and grow make her a highly respected and trusted staff member. […]

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Community Curling Clubs support BCHS and RFS

April 16th, 2019

Thank you to the Barrhead and Westlock Community Curling Clubs for supporting our school curling programs. We appreciate all they do including donating time for practice, providing coaches and believing in the sport of curling as a lifelong passion! Nominator Kerri-Lee Kostiw said, “The school curling programs at Barrhead Composite High School and R.F. Staples […]

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Stephen Gokiert — supporting PHPS students and parents since 2003

April 10th, 2019

Stephen is a contracted psychologist with Pembina Hills who is approachable, friendly, and is able to guide and direct both staff and parents in a very kind and gentle manner. Student Services Director Rob McGarva says, “Stephen works diligently to ensure that students receive the necessary services and supports. He is a very dedicated and […]

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Cheryl Frose inspires teachers and students

March 20th, 2019

“Cheryl is committed to meeting the needs of her students and ensuring their success.” As a teacher and the Department Head of Elementary / Junior High at the Alberta Distance Learning Centre, Cheryl shares her experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm to help students achieve their very best.   The confidence she has in her colleagues and her […]

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Catherine Kraft-Urkow — a valuable member of the Early Learning team!

March 4th, 2019

Catherine Kraft-Urkow works as a contract Speech-Language Pathologist supporting children at École Westlock Elementary School (SPICE), Westlock Community Preschool, and Eleanor Hall School (C-PREP) for numerous years.  Catherine is compassionate, has a kind and gentle nature, puts families at ease and makes the whole experience a positive one.  Her colleagues say, “Her dedication, expertise and […]

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Jon Kramer—T-Birds Football Coach and Mentor

December 13th, 2018

Jon Kramer has been coaching T-Birds Football at R.F. Staples Secondary School for over a decade.  He is a positive role model and mentor for the youth in the school and community. “Jon is highly invested in building character and resilience in his players. He also expects that they give back to their community by […]

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Jessica Stevens enhancing Physical Education at Eleanor Hall School

December 5th, 2018

Parent volunteer Jessica Stevens shares her passion for Physical Education with the students at Eleanor Hall School. Last year Jessica was instrumental in implementing the school’s archery program, the after-school running club, as well as creating a three-day summer volleyball and basketball camp for students in Grades 2-6. The time and effort she contributes to the […]

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Kyle Laughy Receives Exemplary Teacher Award

December 3rd, 2018

Kyle Laughy, teacher at Eleanor Hall School, is referred to as the ‘glue guy’ by fellow co-worker Chris Lantz. Why? Chris says, “Well as any sports fan knows, every team needs a ‘glue guy’- someone who holds the team together and keeps the focus on the goal ahead.”  Kyle is that guy at Eleanor Hall […]

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