Thursday , 23 September 2021
École Notre Dame High School in Bonnyville.

Education Minister to celebrate opening of Ecole Notre Dame High School.

Lakeland Catholic School District Announces Opening Celebration of École Notre Dame High School with the Honourable Education Minister, David Eggen. The project, while modernizing the building will allow ENDHS to offer its students a whole new range of innovative programming. One of the biggest excitements for the school, aside from the enormous new gymnasium, is the expansion of the Careers & Technologies Studies (CTS) program.

Some of the new programs to be offered thanks to the modernization project are: small engine repair, electro-technologies, construction, and fabrication (welding). The new CTS lab is destined for the east wing of the school and is large enough to comfortably allow students to learn a variety of skills that’ll transfer nicely into careers or future education at a post-secondary institute. There a hundreds of different CTS programs available through Alberta Education, which will allow the school to cater to the area’s industries and students needs.

The south wing of the school will have a large majority of the classroom. As you travel down the hallway, students will be greeted with the ENDHS colours; gold, blue, and grey. The classrooms are familiarly placed, however each room will be updated with the latest technology. EDNHS is part of Lakeland Catholic School District (LCSD), who have been making quite a name for themselves as leaders in educational technologies in the region. Along with laptop stations in every classroom, which allow students to use laptops at their desks, each classroom will be set up with an Epson Projector with interactive white boards. The projectors are able to link into iPads, so students will be able to display their work on the boards, from their desks. You can display up to four iPads.

A new large gymnasium has the entire student body excited; not only will they be able to host proper tournaments and school functions, but the former gym was transformed into a commons area. Some thrilling features of the re-purposed space include a Home Ec lab that will able to cater to the students and allow for a seated eating area. Not quite your typical cafeteria. The former stage will remain as is to double as another space for student gatherings.

The staff are especially excited about coming down from the second floor cramped offices to what will be the new front entrance. The ceilings will be vaulted with many windows to draw in a warm and inviting atmosphere when you first enter the school. Offices will be to the right, with large street-view windows. The entrance has been expanded down to what is now a step up from the front sidewalk. The library will be expanded into what is now the commons area and the school will have an upgraded music room, complete with three sound proof practice rooms.

The Lakeland Catholic School District and Board of Trustees will be holding an Opening Celebration to showcase the completion of the modernized École Notre Dame High School with the Honourable Minister of Education, David Eggen.

The Opening Celebration will take place on Friday, December 8 at 11:00 am.
5006 – 49 Avenue, Bonnyville Alberta T9N 2G3

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