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Sunday , 20 September 2020

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SPERD gets over $1M from feds; add staff for home learning

The St. Paul Education board approved a recommendation by administration to use $752 thousand of federal funding for COVID related costs. At the board meeting Sept. 9, Secretary-Treasurer Jean Champagne outlined the anticipated additional expenses, such as increases to custodial time for cleaning classrooms and for personal protective equipment for …

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Positive COVID-19 case confirmed at Smoky Lake school

There is a school in the Lakeland area that has a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 as of Wednesday. Alberta Health Services has notified Aspen View Public Schools that a positive case of COVID-19 has been diagnosed in an individual from H.A. Kostash (HAK) School in Smoky Lake, …

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Back to school kits meant to inspire in Lac La Biche

New Life Victory Church is finding a way to encourage students who are going back to school for the first time since March. During the pandemic, Sonia Vien, Children’s Ministry Director at New Life Victory Church, has been creating kits for special occasions to cheer up families that go to …

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St. Jerome’s School celebrates grad

The theme for the graduating class of 2020 at St. Jerome’s Catholic School was, ‘High Hopes,’ and dignitaries, staff and fellow students shared just that for one another. Celebrating their COVID-19 style graduation on August 28, graduates shone, lining the bleachers in all their grandeur. Graduates received congratulations from Alan …

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Notre Dame teacher wins outstanding novice instructor award

Lakeland Catholic School Division is proud to announce that Katelynne Ringuette won the 2020 Edwin Parr Teacher Award. Ringuette is going into her second year of teaching at École Notre Dame High School in Bonnyville and is also a proud alumna of Lakeland Catholic. “I am so incredibly honored to …

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Alberta given $262M to help bring school back

Alberta will be receiving just over a quarter of a billion dollars from the federal government towards assisting provinces and territories to re-open their schools safely. The $262.8 million will allow the provincial government to work with local school boards to implement protective measures for students and staff, as well …

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Vermilion Outreach School moving into new home

Within a couple of weeks, the Vermilion Outreach School, which has bounced to a couple of locations over the years, will have a new permanent home at J.R. Robson. Vermilion Outreach School is breaking into the school year at a temporary location, in a room on the east side of …

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Therapists positions getting cut in Cold Lake

Funds that used to go through Alberta Health Services are now going to school boards, which created the cut. Two youth therapist positions will been cut in Cold Lake once a government-run program ends on September 1st, the effects of which will spill over into other youth-oriented services. The two …

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Pandemic causes spike in homeschooling enrollment

School of Hope and Wisdom Homeschooling are both reporting double the number of students enrolled than last school year. Local homeschooling organizations have doubled their enrollment following COVID-19, but administrators are ready for the year ahead. Both the School of Hope in Vermilion and Wisdom Homeschooling in Derwent offer online …

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Portage College welcomes students virtually

As the countdown to the first day of school continues, Portage College is getting ready to welcome students virtually for the fall term. Students that are coming back for another year already had a taste of learning completely online last year. Beginning in March, all classes moved online because of …

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