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New college campus nears completion

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Work to construct the new Northern Lakes College campus in High Prairie is in its final weeks. Construction and paving of the parking lot was completed Oct. 14 after work was delayed by rainy and wet…
Grade 5/6 is keeping a secret!

Judeah GilroyAlison SiegfriesHPE Reporters This is Alison Siegries and Judeah Gilroy with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. In Math, online students from Grade 5PS are embarking on a research project with a focus on…
Holy Family pays tribute to Lizee

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Holy Family Catholic Regional Division is remembering long-time trustee Carmelle Lizee as a “one-of-a-kind leader who left a lasting impact on all who knew her. She was a role model to many and led by example…
‘Exciting’ times for new NLC president

Joe McWilliamsSouth Peace News Glenn Mitchell, the new president of Northern Lakes College since Sept. 1, has been getting congratulatory messages. But the one that meant the most to him, he says, came from someone who told him it was…
Grades 1 learning how to fill ‘buckets’

Nevaeh CunninghamAlison SiegfriesHPE Reporters This is Nevaeh Cunningham and Alison Siegfries with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. Grade 1I is learning about actions that fill buckets. Bucket filling actions are kind, helpful, inclusive and…
PIC – Their story told, remembered

Sept. 30, Swan River First Nation School students, staff and guests all wore Orange T-shirts to honour the 18 Swan River First Nation survivors who were sent away to attend residential schools in Joussard and Grouard. The survivors shared how…
PIC – Important to remember

High Prairie Elementary School had many students wearing orange Sept. 30, to show respect to all the children who were taken away to residential schools and to those who never came home. The day is remembered as Orange Shirt Day…
HPE students learn about Canadian hero

Karina MunosHPE Reporter This is Karina Munos with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. Students in Grade 3/4J had a great walk to Jaycee Park to celebrate Terry Fox. They even had time to stop…
PIC – An artist’s reward

For the last 16 years, South Peace News asked elementary school students from around the region to draw a poster depicting how they see Christmas. In 2019, Ava Kachuk, then a Grade 6 student in Leanne Cox’s class at High…
PIC – Beetle’mania

Zane Letendre, left, Karina Munos, centre, and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry identification worker Crystal Lonson identify the mountain pine beetle during High Prairie Elementary School’s Land-Based Learning Unit at Jaycee Park last week.
Prairie River welcomes 2 new teachers

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two new teachers have joined the staff of Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie. However, both are not new to High Prairie School Division. Kim Elliott teaches Math, Science, and Health, mostly to Grade…
Make-a-Wish benefits from act of kindness

Alison SiegfriesHPE Reporter This is Alison Siegfries with our High Prairie Elementary School news of the week for the South Peace News. In Grade 5PS, at-home learning students are choosing from one of the personal narratives they created. They will…
HP NLC campus nears completion

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Work to construct the new Northern Lakes College campus in High Prairie is getting closer to the end. “The project is 84 per cent complete,” says Paul Chaulk, NLC director of facilities and ancilliary services. Construction…
Safety Patrol falls victim to COVID

Nevaeh CunninghamKarina MunosHPE Reporters This is Nevaeh Cunningham and Karina Munos with our High Prairie Elementary School news of the week, for the South Peace News. The staff and students are very glad to have Dayna Jarvis back in our…
PIC – Superheroes come in all sizes!

The message says it all! Oliver Fors, left, and Alaina Stecik, stand in front of the wonderful board French teacher Magalie Frechette created at High Prairie Elementary School.