Red Deer Public School District

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Aug 17 - Welcome Home...

‘Welcome Home’ By: Lexi Wright You've been abroad. As you make your way through the airport, one of the first signs you see is "Welcome Home". It’s always good to be home--back in Canada. Imagine the significance of seeing that same sign if you are a new Canadian. This is your new hom...

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Aug 14 - 'Welcome Home'

‘Welcome Home’ By: Lexi Wright You've been abroad. As you make your way through the airport, one of the first signs you see is "Welcome Home". It’s always good to be home, back in Canada. Imagine the significance of seeing that same sign if you are a new Canadian. This is your new hom...

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Aug 1 - NEW! Changes to School and Playground Zones August 1!

Student safety is important to us and the City of Red Deer has simplified School and Playground Zones effective August 1, 2017.   Please CLICK HERE to see the City of Red Deer webiste for more details.

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Jun 30 - The Legacy of Grandview

When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens By: Lexi Wright Grandview School has played a pivotal role in changing the lives of its staff, both in their educational careers but also on a deeply personal level. It began as a two-roomed school house in the spring of 1951 and now, 66 years later, ha...

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Jun 30 - Student Wins ATA Poster Contest

By: Lexi Wright Jennifer Armstrong, Grade 11 student at North Cottage High School, has won the Alberta Teacher's Association (ATA) Outreach Education Poster Contest. The contest required individuals to create a poster with the theme of “Finding Our Voice”. “I'm really into art and my...

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Jun 30 - Gateway Christian School Graduation

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” John 15:13 This passage was the theme for Gateway Christian School’s 2017 graduating class. The ceremony began with a heartwarming processional of graduates followed by a welcoming address and opening praye...

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Jun 22 - Hunting Hills Art Unveiling

By: Lexi Wright On Tuesday June 21st, Hunting Hills High School celebrated National Indigenous People's Day by unveiling a flag in commemoration of the survivors and victims of the Indian Residential School System in Canada The flag was created by Grade 10 students in collaboration with “The...

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Jun 21 - Lindsay Thurber Celebrates Canada 150

Saying Happy Birthday To Canada (and Lindsay Thurber of Course!) By: Lexi Wright It’s the sesquicentennial birthday of Canada and Lindsay Thurber High School had no shortage of celebration today. In honor of Canada 150, National Aboriginal Day, and Lindsay Thurber’s 70th birthday, a cel...

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Jun 21 - Stormy Weather Impacts Schools

By: Lexi Wright An aggressive windstorm knocked out power and prompted The City of Red Deer to declare a local state of emergency on Tuesday night. "We do know that it was a severe windstorm. We do know that there were exceedances of 112 km/h winds,'' said Red Deer Mayor, Tara Veer. Since t...

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Jun 20 - EMPATHY Program

UAlberta pilot program found to significantly lessen cases of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts among students.   The EMPATHY program ran in Red Deer public schools from 2013 to 2015, and was offered to more than 6,000 youth in grades six through 12. Researchers found the percentage of...

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Jun 9 - Putting the "Care" in "Caretaker"

Mountview School Custodian Recognized With Mayor's Award By: Lexi Wright He puts the "care" into caretaking and for that, Paul Stearns was recognized as a Community Builder with a Mayor's Recognition Award.  This award honors individuals with significant leadership and dedication skills, b...

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May 31 - Eastview Middle School Final Music Concert

Ever seen a grade six band conducted by a light saber? If you went to the Eastview Middle School Final Music Concert on May 31st, then you would have. Directed by Maureen Chauvet and held at the Red Deer College Arts Centre, the concert showcased musical talent from grades six, seven, and eight,...

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May 30 - Normandeau named finalist in Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge.

The Solve for Tomorrow Challenge asked Canadian students from grades 6 through 12 to identify issues in their local communities and develop solutions using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). As a regional finalist, Normandeau is now moving closer to being awarded one of four...

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May 25 - It All Comes Back to Balance

Lindsay Thurber High School Valedictorian Excited To Deliver Inspiring Speech By: Lexi Wright Equality, outstanding, and appreciation. That’s how Eric Schultz, valedictorian of Lindsay Thurber High, would describe his school. Schultz was nominated for valedictorian based on his incredibl...

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May 18 - Graduation Matters

Top 5 Reasons to Graduate High School Career Opportunities: Attaining a high school diploma can increase your chances of finding not only a job, but a lifelong career. With a high school diploma, or even better - a college degree, you're more likely to land a job that provides a higher salary in...

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May 18 - Hunting Hills Grad Walk

The Inspiration of Graduation  By: Lexi Wright Hundreds of graduating students from Hunting Hills High School paraded down the street on May 18th in their caps and gowns to Mattie McCullough Elementary School, in hopes of inspiring the younger students to graduate. Graduation is not only a...

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May 15 - Indigenous Shining Student

Grade 12 Student, Sheldon Steinhauer, Honored to Receive the 2017 Indigenous Shining Student Award By: Lexi Wright The annual Indigenous Shining Student Award recognizes First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who are shining examples in their communities and this year’s recipient Sheldon S...

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May 12 - Honoring a Distinguished Parent

 Brad Vonkeman Recognized for Parent of Distinction Award By: Lexi Wright The Alberta School Councils’ Association - Parent of Distinction Award recognizes an individual who promotes parental engagement and involvement in the public education system - and Brad Vonkeman does just that. V...

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May 11 - Grade Four Braille Champion

From Winning the Hearts of His Teachers to Winning a Provincial Braille Competition - Meet Caden Johnson, One Extraordinary Kid.   By: Lexi Wright Cliff diving, rollerblading, biking and even downhill skiing, Caden Johnson, a grade four École Mountview Elementary student has done every outdo...

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May 10 - New Teacher Recognized for Excellence

Elementary School Teacher Proves Success Comes With Passion By: Lexi Wright Every new teacher knows their next few years are going to be challenging, but despite the challenges Joel Carroll has faced as a first year teacher at École Oriole Park Elementary, his efforts have not gone unnoticed....

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May 9 - Sheldon Kennedy Talks Mental Health

Hunting Hills High School honored to have former hockey professional and abuse survivor speak at event By: Lexi Wright Children who are abused are 30% less likely to graduate high school. Children who are abused are 26 times more likely to experience youth homelessness. 72% of people in treatm...

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May 9 - Life Would B♭ Without Choir

19th Annual Choir Kids and Symphony Orchestra - a Great Duo By Lexi Wright Eighteen elementary school choirs from throughout central Alberta joined forces with the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra last night at New Life Fellowship church for the final two performances of Choir Kids, an event that g...