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$20,000 grant in the books for Prairie River

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Big bucks are in the books for a High Prairie school to upgrade its library and literary resources. Prairie River Junior High School was awarded a $20,000 Literacy Fund Grant from the Indigo Love of Reading…
All in a day’s work

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A High Prairie St. Andrew’s School Grade 12 graduate has turned his passion for art into a $930 donation for the High Prairie and District Food Bank Society. Shawn Willier, 18, of Sucker Creek, drew 27…
HPE Grade 5 student wins Indigenous Student Award

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Given her very shy nature, Hali Auger thinks she’s done nothing special. Many would beg to disagree. Auger, a Grade 5 High Prairie Elementary School student, was one of 12 winners [204 were nominated] of the…
St. Andrew’s class celebrates 2021 commencement

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie honoured the graduating class of 2021 as “Rising Stars” during official ceremonies June 24 at the school. Principal Marc Lamoureux congratulated the class of 23 graduates. “Today marks an end…
Grads blessed to choose, valedictorian says

Jacob Kosak,Valedictorian Good afternoon, everyone! First off, I would like to thank everyone who helped plan and organize this ceremony. While this wasn’t a situation any of us envisioned entering high school, you have certainly made the best of it…
Cairns awarded Watershed Council bursary

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A former High Prairie student is the first recipient of the $1,000 Elliott & Rosche Memorial Bursary. Sarah Cairns received the bursary for the 2021-22 academic year on June 25. Cairns was selected from three nominees.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A Grade 5 High Prairie Elementary School student is one of 12 winners of the 2021 Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Award. Hali Auger was announced as one of the winners across Alberta June 21. The award…
E.W. Pratt graduating class celebrates 2021 commencement

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie honoured the graduating class of 2021 during official ceremonies June 18 at the school. School principal Etta Viens encouraged the class of 46 graduates with purpose, plan and proceed…
Students overcome COVID, valedictorian says

Amara Drefs,Valedictorian Hello and welcome everyone, my name is Amara. Thank you all so much for coming out today and making our graduation day so special and for those of you tuning in on our livestream for supporting us. I…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A former principal at High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School is facing serious criminal charges. Yellowknife RCMP General Investigations Section [GIS] laid charges of sexual assault and exploitation in a historical investigation against Neil Barry on…
HPSD begins recruiting bus drivers for fall

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News More bus drivers are needed for the High Prairie School Division as it prepares to return to school in September. “We need bus drivers,” says HPSD Director of Transportation, Harry Davis. “We need about 10-15 spare…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Students on buses in High Prairie School Division remained safe under COVID-19 restrictions and risks in the 2020-21 school year. “We are proud to say High Prairie School Division transported the students to and from school…

SPN Staff High Prairie School Division is not planning to offer at-home learning during the 2021-22 school year. HPSD announced the plan in a news release June 8. Division administrators are optimistic risks and restrictions in the COVID-19 pandemic will…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The 2021 graduating class at E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie will be on parade June 19. “Everyone is welcome to watch the parade,” says graduating student Daisy Porisky. “We are going on parade to…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Several schools in High Prairie School Division will welcome new administrators when the 2021-22 school year starts in September. Appointments were announced in an HPSD news release issued on June 8. Lyndsay Fleming returns to High…

French schools celebrate graduates Francophone schools in Falher and Peace River have set dates for graduation.École Héritage in Falher will host a virtual ceremony on June 25, Conseil scolaire du Nord Ouest communications co-ordinator Rachelle Bergeron says.Only graduates and high…