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Saturday , 24 October 2020

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NLPS continues to tackle growing student population in Cold Lake

Timelines and format to give feedback on the school division’s three options are still being decided. Northern Lights Public Schools is moving forward to address the growing student population in Cold Lake in anticipated some schools would reach or exceed capacity within the next few years. The division’s Cold Lake …

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Diploma exams “optional” in November

But if you don’t take the test, you won’t get a grade. Diploma exams have been a problem during COVID-19 after schools across the Lakeland and province were forced to close earlier this year, leaving questions about this year’s exams. However, Alberta Education seems to be attempting to address these …

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BCHS students and staff scheduled to return to home in 2021

As the modernization project continues, Bonnyville Centralized High School students and staff will be returning home location later next year while minor work on the building will continue for a time afterwards. The school has made a temporary home for the second school year in the Centennial Centre since vacating …

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SPERD enrolment numbers on par with projections

St. Paul Education Superintendent Glen Brodziak said the enrolment numbers as of Sept. 30 are pretty much bang on with what was projected by division schools last spring. According to the report presented to the board on Wednesday, SPERD had 3,773 full-time students on Sept. 30, 2019 and 3,757 full-time …

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SPERD works to reduce trustees & redraw wards

St. Paul Education is sending a letter to the Minister of Education requesting permission to reduce the number of trustees at the board table. “The board itself can change its wards via bylaw, however, in order to change the number of trustees that has to be requested of the Minister. …

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Cold Lake youth worker honoured with new scholarship at retirement

Gerry Zelinski, a long-time employee of the Cold Lake Native Friendship Centre, celebrated his retirement this past week, and was honoured with a scholarship named in his name in recognition for his work with young people. The scholarship will provide $1000 to a Cold Lake Off-Campus student that has completed …

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Portaging Together in northern Alberta

Portage College released a publication titled, Voyage: Portaging Together, to highlight programs, partnerships, and their past, present, and future. The publication is a collection of the college’s partnerships within the community, and their collaboration with education, government, and industry to showcase what the college has been working towards and how …

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Vermilion schools update: VES and St. Jerome’s Sept. 28

Vermilion Elementary School Staff and students are excited that we will be continuing to practice our virtues throughout this school year. Each month at Vermilion Elementary School we focus on a different virtue and try to inspire our students to practice them in their day to day life. When a …

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New entryways, gym floors, targets for school projects

A handful of schools in the Lakeland are getting a facelift. Thanks to provincial government grants, Lakeland Catholic School District received $2.5 million and Northern Lights Public Schools got $1 million for improvements in late May. Dr. Brosseau School is currently one of the schools that will look a little …

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Frog Lake’s new school nears completion

A year after ground was broken by members of the Nation, Frog Lake’s new school is expected to be finished in the next few months. “The new school is between 70 to 75 per cent finished right now, and tentatively we’re looking at it to be done and ready for …

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