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A Message to Cochrane High Graduates

Posted by admin June - 10 - 2013 0 Comment

RVS Guest Author: Colleen Munro, Trustee, Ward 5  – On May 11, 2013, Trustee Munro gave an inspiring speech to Cochrane High’s graduating class of 2013. Her speech serves as a good reminder for all of us to take the time to make the most of our life’s journey, wherever it may take us! To Cochrane’s graduating class of 2013 – Journey. Such a simple word or idea. The Oxford Canadian  [ Read More ]

I’m a Rocky View Kid!

Posted by admin June - 7 - 2013 7 Comments

RVS Guest Author: Andrea Craigie, Assistant Principal, R.J. Hawkey Elementary – “I’m a Rocky View kid!” This refrain is becoming more and more common. Not only in the context of our growing division, but also as it relates to the number of my colleagues who work for RVS, and did all of their schooling here as well. It is the eve of my 25-year high school reunion and I’m feeling  [ Read More ]

RVS Guest Author: Julianne Harvey, Crossfield Parent and Volunteer – I joined school council at Crossfield Elementary School in September 2012 as the Communications Representative. I didn’t know much about school council before this year, but I see now how valuable an active and dynamic council made up of engaged parents can be. In March, we invited a rep from the Alberta School Councils’ Associations to help us with goal setting  [ Read More ]

Variations on a Gene

Posted by admin June - 5 - 2013 0 Comment

RVS Guest Author: Tracey Sweetapple, Guidance Counsellor, Bert Church High School – Of late, there has been much research emerging about ADHD, autism, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia. All research indicates these mental health conditions are variations on a gene and are closely related. In fact, current research also shows that 80 percent of all mental health conditions and learning disabilities have ADHD as a co-morbid (co-existing) condition. Why then all  [ Read More ]

Little School on the Prairie

Posted by admin June - 4 - 2013 12 Comments

RVS Guest Author: Lisa, Grade 7 Student – Kathyrn School is a small school, but we still get everything all the big schools get and more! Kathyrn is a small school in which all the students get to know each other. I feel safe at my school, and I know that I’m welcome. It’s also a nice feeling to know everyone who you walk by in the hallways. The relationships  [ Read More ]

21st Century Organization

Posted by admin June - 3 - 2013 0 Comment

RVS Guest Author: Max, Grade 8 Student – Have you ever forgotten that something is due, because you were not reminded of it or you did not have the USB drive with you when you could work on it? Well, you can’t have those days anymore because of all the different the ways to have everything, everywhere. With iCloud, Google Drive (you can also share easily), Dropbox or even if  [ Read More ]

Glowing Like a Proud Father

Posted by admin May - 30 - 2013 2 Comments

RVS Guest Author: Greg Bass, Superintendent of Schools – It is with a heavy heart and mixed emotions that I say goodbye to this wonderful learning organization on my last official day in RVS. It has indeed been an honor and privilege to serve our students as Superintendent of Schools for the past 6.5 years. I leave today knowing in my heart that we have moved this school system into  [ Read More ]

RVS’ Super is Super!

Posted by admin May - 30 - 2013 0 Comment

RVS Guest Author: Dave Morris, Associate Superintendent of Learning – What has made Greg Bass a memorable Superintendent for Rocky View Schools? This week, Rocky View Schools’ (RVS) blog site, The Power to Enrich, has featured a number of blog “tails” about our soon-to-be former Superintendent of Schools Greg Bass. As many of you already know, Greg has been appointed the Deputy Minister of Education for Alberta and starts June  [ Read More ]

Another ‘Tail’ About Greg Bass

Posted by admin May - 29 - 2013 4 Comments

RVS Guest Author: Rocky Raccoon, RVS Official Mascot – In my first blog, “Paws to Paper”, I wrote about my adventures as the Division’s mascot. This blog tells a different ‘tail’. It’s a story about a leader who is more than just a businessman, and how his willingness to work at the grassroots level brought me to life. In case you hadn’t guessed, the ‘leader’ I’m referring to is our  [ Read More ]

Greg Bass – A Change Catalyst

Posted by admin May - 28 - 2013 1 Comment

RVS Guest Author: Pam Davidson, Principal, Bert Church High School – May is the beginning of graduation ‘season’ in high schools, when we take time to formally celebrate students’ achievements as they transition out of school and into ‘the real world’. As we learned two weeks ago, our Superintendent Greg Bass, is ‘graduating’ from Rocky View Schools and it seems apropos that we take time to reflect on aspects of  [ Read More ]