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What I Like About Ralph McCall School

Posted by admin June - 9 - 2014 1 Comment

Introduction – Andrea Craigie, Principal, Ralph McCall School – After 16 years, a Kindergarten to Grade 8 Ralph McCall School is into its last three weeks.  This week, our Power to Enrich blog will highlight the voices of three current McCall students:  a grade one boy who is looking forward to the transformation to an elementary school, two grade four ladies excited about middle school and an introspective grade seven  [ Read More ]

Two Green Thumbs Up For GreenStart

Posted by admin June - 3 - 2014 1 Comment

Guest Author – Myrna-Lea Johnson, GreenStart Coordinator – The GreenStart program was adopted by the Rocky View Schools almost a decade ago. It has proven to be a popular program with students, teachers, and parents alike. The mobile greenhouse visits grade 4 students and provides a unique, tactile learning environment. It’s like a little fieldtrip without even leaving the school grounds. Topics we discuss while planting include many elements, which  [ Read More ]

The Journey of a First Year Teacher

Posted by admin May - 23 - 2014 1 Comment

Guest Author – Kim Fraser, Nose Creek Teacher – I am a first year teacher who is privileged enough to work at Nose Creek Elementary School for the 2013/2014 school year. I was very excited at this prospect as I had completed my final practicum in University at this school and knew some of the staff, some of the kids, and some about the school.  I spent the summer getting  [ Read More ]

Guest Blog: Laurie Upshaw and Lisa Sandberg, Education Centre Receptionists – Have you ever wondered what happens in a day at reception at Rocky View Schools Education Centre? 8:00 a.m. our doors unlock, we turn our phones on and ….. Good morning, Rocky View Schools, how may I help you? Ring, Ring: Call for HR Staff: I forgot my FOB …… please could you let me into my office. Ring,  [ Read More ]

Rocky is Breaking South!

Posted by admin May - 20 - 2014 2 Comments

Guest Author: Rocky Raccoon, RVS Mascot – That’s right, Rocky Raccoon is heading to the U.S.A. on a two-fold mission –  to help raise funds for childhood disease AND help break the Guinness Book of Records for the most mascots at one event. “Mascots for a Cure” will be held in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday June 7, 6:30 am, at the Moda Centre – home of the Portland Trail Blazers  [ Read More ]

Staying Connected in a Disconnected World!

Posted by admin May - 13 - 2014 0 Comment

Guest Author: Angela Bergshoeff, RVS Digital Content Manager - Staying connected in our disconnected world… What does staying connected mean in today’s fast paced world? What type of interactions make us feel connected? Who are the people that are important to us to connect with?  What is the best way for us to maintain and foster these important connections? These questions are some of the driving forces behind Social Media and  [ Read More ]

Don’t Take Safety for Granted!

Posted by admin May - 7 - 2014 1 Comment

Guest Author: Phil Hutchison, Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator - Did you know safety is one of our most precious commodities, not only for a safe and healthy lifestyle but simply to enrich and extend our lives as well. I personally know, and firmly believe, there is nothing like coming home to your loved ones, safely and healthy, each and every day! This is truly an experience that so many of us tend  [ Read More ]

Not Myself Today!

Posted by admin May - 6 - 2014 2 Comments

Guest Author: JoAnne White, Occupational Health Nurse – Did you know that May 5 – 12 is Mental Health Week? Is this a topic you have heard discussed a lot in the past few years? Do you know why? Canada has seen a significant rise in the past 10 years of mental health issues affecting the lives of Canadians. Workplaces are significantly affected by decreased productivity and lost time. Canada is  [ Read More ]

Shave For The Brave!

Posted by admin April - 30 - 2014 0 Comment

Guest Author: Kathryn Knapp, Child Development Advisor, Prince of Peace School – On April 8, 2014, the staff and students at Prince of Peace Lutheran School joined forces in solidarity to  “Shave for the Brave” and raise $7000 for the Canadian Cancer Foundation. This all started because my Aunt Pati let us know she would be doing another intensive 12 week round of chemo and would be losing her hair  [ Read More ]

Drawing on the Strengths of Alumni

Posted by admin April - 29 - 2014 1 Comment

Guest Blog: Stephanie Bennett, Cochrane High Teacher – Volunteers have always been at the head of the line in helping our educational institutions succeed. In an era where education faces constrained resources, public scrutiny, global competition, and digital communities, volunteers are more critical than ever. Although this concept of taking a village to raise a child is not new, perhaps what is new is the underutilization of alumni as a  [ Read More ]