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Goulet gets nod for PRSD’s Friends of Education Award

Peace River School Division employee Wendy Goulet has been selected as the division’s 2022 nominee for the Friends of Education Award.An administrative assistant for Aboriginal services, she continues to make ongoing significant contributions to support student learning across the division,…
Whalen re-elected Holy Family chair

Kelly Whalen continues as the chair of the board of trustees of Holy Family Catholic Regional Division.He was unanimously re-elected by the board at its organizational meeting Aug. 24.“This is my seventh year as board chair,” says Whalen, who represent…
Is homeschooling an option for your child?

Emily PlihalSouth Peace News With school about to commence in Alberta, some parents are exploring alternatives to a classroom setting to provide education for their children.Understanding that not all children fit in one mold, there are several options available that…
New HP college campus officially opens

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Better late than never.Northern Lakes College celebrated the grand opening of the new High Prairie campus Aug. 16, almost two years after the project was completed.Board chair Barry Sharkawi, of High Prairie, says the modern campus…

A High Prairie man has been nominated by High Prairie School Division for a special award.At its regular meeting June 21, the board approved Steve McLeod, manager at Freson Bros in High Prairie, as HPSD’s nomination for the Alberta School…

Grouard Northland School welcomes longtime teacher Michelle Deering as its new principal.Northland School Division announced the appointment June 30.Deering is delighted to be promoted.“I am very humbled and honoured to be taking on the instructional leadership role for Grouard Northland…

Joy McGregor will continue to chair the board of trustees at High Prairie School Division for a second term.The Slave Lake trustee was acclaimed the board chair at its organizational meeting June 21.High Prairie trustee Tammy Henkel was re-elected vice-chair,…

High Prairie School Division is supporting efforts by the Smoky River Chamber of Commerce to add high-speed Internet services to the region that includes Falher, McLennan and surrounding areas.High-speed Internet has been identified by chamber members and local businesses as…

Northern Lakes College is celebrating the grand opening of its High Prairie Campus Aug. 16.Celebrations begin at 1:30 p.m. with special guest remarks and the ribbon cutting followed by guided campus tours at 2 p.m. NLC is pleased to share…
St. Andrew’s class celebrates 2022 commencement

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Achieving a major educational milestone, 19 graduating students at St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie were honoured at commencement ceremonies June 25.St. Andrew’s principal Marc Lamoureux called graduation a memorable moment.“It’s a milestone we often remember…
Busy ‘bees’ raise money for HPE activities

High Prairie Elementary School held its annual Spell-a-Thon May 17 and raised an incredible $11,096! Every student participates in the fundraiser, which not only raises money through pledges but helps give some incentive to students to further their education in…
Saved the best for last!

During the school year, South Peace News has showcased students’ artwork at High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School. On this page are some samples of their everlasting creativity. The end of the school year seems to be the beginning of…
Blast from the past

Kindergarten students from High Prairie St. Andrew’s School enjoyed a field trip to the Pioneer Threshermans Association Museum June 14 to see how people lived years ago. Students eagerly enjoyed visits to several stations including cookie tree cutter, washing clothes,…