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Minister Joe Ceci cuts ribbon to officially open Beacon Hill Elementary School in Sylvan Lake

The Honourable Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, joined a full house of grateful parents, students and staff at the grand opening of Beacon Hill Elementary School in Sylvan Lake this morning. “I want to applaud Chinook’s Edge School Division for its vision and for putting students fi...

Board Highlights, January 11

Access to Supernet: The Board discussed a possible change in ownership of the Supernet, which creates significant challenges for large rural school divisions to continue delivering effective education in remote areas where technology may not be readily accessible. A new contract may be forthcoming in the spring, but t...

Board Highlights, December 14

Budget update: Treasurer Susan Roy provided a Fall Update to the 2016-2017 budget, which will now be submitted to Alberta Education. As well, the Board reviewed the first quarterly financial report (September 1 to November 30, 2016). Findings in both reports were in line with expectations, and were received for inform...

Board Highlights, November 30

Approval of Audited Financial Statements: Following a presentation from Treasurer, Susan Roy and from the independent auditing firm which conducts the Chinook's Edge audit, the Board approved the audited Financial Statements for the year ended August 31, 2016. The Audit Committee had reviewed details from each scho...

Students have far-reaching impact through École H.J. Cody School's Interact Club

The long list of community projects undertaken by high school students in Sylvan Lake hit a high note recently, when their Interact Co-President was invited onstage with Craig Kielburger at WE Day in Calgary. “I’m really goal-oriented, and when I challenge myself and reach my goals it’s so fulfilling,” said...

Board Highlights, November 9

School Calendar: The Board approved the school calendars for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years, which align with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools calendars in order to honour the cooperative busing agreement. The Board honoured as many guiding principles as possible, based on stakeholder feedback. The calenda...

Chinook's Edge continues to achieve levels of excellence in Accountability Pillar results

Chinook’s Edge is celebrating many areas of high achievement, and the recently-released Accountability Pillar report from Alberta Education shows a steady upward trend in many areas. The annual results report is comprised of Student Achievement data and student/parent/staff Satisfaction Survey results. The current...

Olds Career High student pursues career interests through new Dual Credit program

A world of opportunity has opened up for Christian Payuyo since he moved to Olds from the Philippines three years ago. Not only is Christian taking three courses and preparing to write Diploma Exams through Olds Career High School, he is also earning college credits as a student in the Hospitality and Tourism Manage...

Chinook's Edge honours employees at annual staff recognition celebration

Chinook’s Edge School Division acknowledged dozens of long-serving staff and welcomed 14 new teachers at its annual Celebrations event on October 27. Co-hosted by the Board of Education and the Alberta Teachers’ Association Local #17, the evening honoured every employee group at every level across the division....

Board Highlights, October 12

Transportation Quarterly Report: The Board reviewed a detailed report, which shows the current projection for the 2016-2017 Transportation budget at a deficit of $546,256. This includes the purchase of seven new buses, which is part of the Board’s priority to ensure the division’s 107 bus fleet has specific plans...

Building strong relationships is key to teacher's success - World Teachers' Day

Kaitlyn Schnell’s strategy for guiding her students towards top results on their Diploma Exams is a simple one – get to know them well. Kaitlyn teaches English, along with Drama and Photography, to students from Grades 9-12 at Olds Koinonia Christian School. When Central Office staff reviewed the latest division...

Chinook's Edge expands program to support strong parent-teen relationships

In another example that Relationships Matter in Chinook’s Edge, a 10 week CONNECT Parent Group is being offered in Sylvan Lake this fall. This marks the third Chinook’s Edge community offering the program to support healthy relationships between parents and their teenage children. Chinook’s Edge staff in Didsb...

Chinook's Edge hosts its first-ever Indigenous Youth Conference

Upwards of 250 students of First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage from across the division will gather in Olds on October 5th for a day of learning, networking and celebrating their culture. The event has attracted presenters and entertainers who are pillars of Indigenous strength in Canada, including Justice Murr...

Board Highlights, September 7

Oath of Office: At the annual Organizational Meeting of the Board of Education, Trustees reconfirmed the roles of Colleen Butler as Board Chair and Ron Fisher as Vice Chair. As well, Trustees voted Sherry Cooper and Sheldon Ball to the position of Second Vice Chair, each for a term which will be rotated halfway thro...

Thirty new teachers become part of the Chinook's Edge school community

The annual New Teacher Orientation has been underway all week, signifying the start to another year of learning and growing in Chinook’s Edge. Over thirty teachers who are either new to the profession or new to the division are taking part in what is considered to be one of the most extensive mentorship programs i...