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It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

Posted by abloxam September - 2 - 2014 1 Comment

Guest Author – Audrey Bloxham, Director of Student Transportation – It takes a village to raise a child – and it also takes many caring people to teach our students to ride on a school bus. Riding a school bus requires that students are punctual, reasonably quiet, polite, and able to sit in a cramped space without pushing or shoving. Students also must remember to use appropriate language, and to  [ 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 ]

Passion Inspires Action

Posted by admin February - 5 - 2014 1 Comment

Guest Author: Karen Girard, Career Advisor at Cochrane High School – Losing the spark for what young people love – that really WAS my story. I was a creative child – painting, sketching, and writing poetry. When I look at my work, I am amazed at how talented I was at such a young age (even if I do say so myself!). I haven’t drawn or painted in years. I  [ Read More ]

Will You Choose To Care?

Posted by admin February - 4 - 2014 1 Comment

Guest Author: Ashley Lepage, Grade 8 teacher at Ralph McCall School – Last year, the Grade 7 and 8 teachers at Ralph McCall School sought to plan a project that would engage students in meaningful and authentic learning in the last couple of weeks of the school year…not exactly an easy task! The Grade 7 students participated in a project designed around environmental stewardship. In the hopes of having students  [ Read More ]

New Beginnings With RVS

Posted by admin January - 7 - 2014 2 Comments

Guest Author: Don Hoium, RVS Superintendent of Schools/CEO – Dear Rocky View School Community Members, Happy New Year and best wishes for a highly successful 2014! It is a privilege to have the opportunity to serve as your Superintendent of Schools and I look forward to meeting you at our school and community events over the next several months. In Rocky View Schools, we are very fortunate to have a  [ Read More ]

New Transitions for the New Year

Posted by admin January - 7 - 2014 1 Comment

Guest Author: Susan Williams, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources – Happy New Year Rocky View! I am pleased to extend a very warm welcome to our new Superintendent of Schools, Don Hoium. Don brings a vast array of experience and wisdom to his role as our new Superintendent and I truly look forward to working with him in the days and years ahead! A new year brings with it reflections  [ Read More ]

Coins For Christmas

Posted by admin December - 17 - 2013 21 Comments

Guest Author: Sarah C, a Grade 3 student from R.J. Hawkey School – At Christmas people need to spread the joy. That’s why at R.J. Hawkey we are doing two fundraisers that will help to make other people have a very Merry Christmas. The first fundraiser is Coins for Claus. We have decorated tins for each classroom to donate money. Students scramble to check their piggybanks and ask their parents  [ Read More ]