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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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Mount Assiniboine Expedition

Posted by admin April - 16 - 2014 0 Comment

Guest Blog: BVHS Student – The Mount Assiniboine ski expedition marked the end of an era for the intrepid explorers of the Bow Valley Grade 12 Outdoor Leadership class. This five day expedition to the slopes of Mount Assiniboine and back was the culmination of four years of hard work, and the ideal way to wrap up our time in the Outdoor Leadership program. During our trip we enjoyed ideal  [ Read More ]

Taking Learning to New Heights!

Posted by admin April - 15 - 2014 0 Comment

Guest Blog: Tara Sly, RVS Teacher – The BVHS Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 30 backcountry ski tour to Mount Assiniboine from Mar. 27 to Apr. 1, 2014, was a tremendous success! It is the last ODL field trip these grade 12 students will take in their high school years, and it was amazing! The group enjoyed 40 centimetres of fresh snow on top of the 220 centimetres, as they set out to  [ Read More ]

Guest Blog – GMHS Student Erin Stadnyk, Chair of Communications, Ride of the Mustang – The phrase “kids these days” is a complaint that frequents conversations around the world. But what do people really know of the children they criticize? No one knows what the future generation will accomplish; however, it appears that most people do not have a lot of faith in the generation of tomorrow. However, the children  [ Read More ]

Spreading the Word to “Spread the Net”

Posted by admin April - 1 - 2014 1 Comment

Guest Blog: Judi Poole & Lindsay Leptich, RVS Teachers - Each year, École Elbow Valley Elementary (EEVE) chooses to support both a local and a global charity. This year, the Plan Canada Spread the Net initiative helped us define how EEVE was to be globally aware, highlighting one of the RVS 21st century competencies. The fundraiser called ‘Budding Artists’ kicked off our initiative and became the catalyst towards building our “charity  [ Read More ]

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