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COVID-19 UPDATE – July 20, 2020

As of July 20, Alberta Health has confirmed 368 new cases in Alberta in the last 72 hours. There are 26 new cases in the North Zone over the last 72 hours. There has been 0 deaths recorded in the…
St. Andrew’s celebrates Class of 2020

The Grade 12 class at High Prairie St. Andrew’s School held its graduation ceremony June 25. To respect social distancing during the pandemic, families drove into the parking lot, parked and watched their children receive diplomas and listen to speeches…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie School Division is preparing for students to go back to school in September.At its regular meeting June 17, the board discussed possible questions for a re-entry survey to parents and guardians, says a news…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division [HFCRD] has recognized its 2019-20 long-service award recipients. As a small token of appreciation, staff members who complete 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service are…
Best assumes top job at Hillview

Hillview School in East Prairie will have a new principal when the school opens in the fall. Northland School Division announced June 24 that Rosalind Best was appointed to the position. Best joined Northland in 2014 and has been a…
Slave Lake trustee new HPSD chair

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie School Division has a new chair of the board. Slave Lake Trustee Steve Adams was elected chair by the board at its organizational meeting June 17. He succeeds longtime High Prairie trustee Joyce Dvornek,…
Viens appointed principal at Pratt

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A new principal has been named for E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie. Etta Viens was announced in a news release from High Prairie School Division dated June 25. She has 28 years of education…
PIC – Gone but never forgotten!

Teachers and staff at High Prairie Elementary School lined up outside the school June 17 to reconnect in person with students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools have been closed since March 16 although students are learning online at home. It…
PICs – ‘We miss you, students!’

It is the end of the school year and many schools are finding different ways to say goodbye to students. Teachers and staff at High Prairie Elementary School lined up outside the school June 17 to reconnect in person with…
HPSD nominates Fink for Edwin Parr Award

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Kinuso School teacher Landon Fink is the High Prairie School Division nominee for the Edwin Parr Award. Fink was named by the HPSD board as candidate for the prestigious award for Zone 1 of the Alberta…
PIC – Slow down. . . but not until fall!

Signs went up in High Prairie around June 11 to remind motorists that school zones will be extended to a full day 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. when students are in school this coming fall. The High Prairie and Area…
62% completed!

College project moves into summer Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Work to construct the new $24 million Northern Lakes College campus in High Prairie heads into the final three months. The project is nearly two-thirds complete, says a monthly update e-mailed…
HPE says goodbye to vice-principal Smith

HPE Staff This is our last High Prairie Elementary School news report of the year, for South Peace News. We would like to start this report with a “thank you” to our administrative team, Kim Corless and Spencer Smith! It…
PICs – ‘O Canada! We stand on guard…’

High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School art and photography students show their Canadian colours as they promote Canada Day on July 1. Major festivities for Canada Day have been postponed in most communities to comply with restrictions of the COVID-19…
Northland targets new school in Grouard

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Plans to replace a school in Grouard are being supported by Big Lakes County. At its regular meeting June 10, council authorized a site readiness letter of support to Northland School Division to replace Grouard Northland…