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Art students eager to try new techniques

This week, technique is the name of the game for Art students at High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School as they explore different techniques for different watercolour effects. Salt, glue, wax, water! Every material under the sun can be added…
Indigenous author inspires Joussard School students

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Students at Joussard School welcomed Indigenous author Christy Jordan-Fenton on April 29. Originally from a farm in rural Alberta, her childhood dreams included being a cowgirl, dancing with Gene Kelly and writing stories, says a High…
Best to lead staff at Bishop Routhier

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Rosalind Best has been appointed the new principal of Bishop Routhier School in Peavine Metis Settlement starting in the 2024-25 school year. She has been a valued employee at Northland School Division since 2014 and previously…
Talented students reap rewards

Three students attending High Prairie schools won awards in the annual Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day contest at the district level, and one placed third at the provincial competition. High Prairie Legion president Don Ebbett presented the awards May 1…
MacLean named Hillview principal

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Dawn MacLean has been appointed the new principal of Hillview School in East Prairie Metis Settlement starting in the 2024-25 school year. She returned to Northland School Division after she was appointed last December as the…
Artists tackle world of watercolour

High Prairie E.W. Pratt Art students fearlessly tackle watercolours as they explore landscape, portraiture and still life painting. It seems their imaginations never get a break! Students receive instruction from Rhonda Lund.
Attendance Matters winners chosen

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A Peace River High School student is one of four winners in a special poster contest to promote the importance of students to attend classes full time. Brianna Leslie, Grade 12, was the winner in the…
Winners named in annual High Prairie Elementary Spell-a-thon

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Winners in the annual High Prairie Elementary School Spell-a-thon were announced April 30. Top prize winners were announced at a school assembly by teacher Crystal Larose, who co-ordinated the contest. All students take the test even…
Remembrance Day poster places third in Alberta

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Students attending High Prairie schools continue to shine! Three students received Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day poster awards May 1 from High Prairie branch president Don Ebbett. Ebbett was pleased and very honoured to present the…
Prairie River Junior High wins 2 medals at badminton zones

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two badminton double teams from Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie finished in the top three at the Alberta Northwest Zone junior high badminton finals tournament April 26-27 in High Prairie. Lexi Flett and…
Saints win 4 medals at badminton zones

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie St. Andrew’s Saints netted four medals at the Alberta Northwest Zone junior high school badminton finals tournament April 26-27 in High Prairie. Carley Cox won gold for first place in senior girls’ singles. Amanda…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Eight badminton players from the High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School are off to the provincial championships May 3-4 in Edmonton. The eight Chargers qualified after finishing in the top two in their competition categories at…
Holy Family nominates Randall for Catholic award

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Peace River School teacher Scott Randall has been nominated for a provincial Catholic teaching award. Holy Family Catholic Regional Division nominated the Glenmary School teacher for the Excellence in Catholic Education Award presented annually by the…
Students harvest another gift from nature

Kinuso School Grade 5-6 students took part in land-based learning April 15. They learned how to harvest birch sap from Indigenous knowledge keepers and Elders. Photos courtesy of the school. According to Wikipedia, “birch sap has been used since the…
Peace River School Division nominates Toews for Edwin Parr Award

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Grimshaw Public School teacher Ethan Toews has been nominated for a provincial award for a first-year teacher. Peace River School Division selected Toews as the Division’s nominee for the Edwin Parr Teacher Award, presented annually by…