Alberta's Minister of Education Dave Hancock was in Dunmore, Alberta on Thursday, June 10 to meet with the Prairie Rose School Division Board of Trustees and administration.
The hour-long meeting included discussions related to the provincial budget, student assessment, ATA collective bargaining, small school enrollment, early childhood programs and capital projects, among other subjects.
Member of Legislative Assembly for Cypress-Medicine Hat, Len Mitzel, was also in attendance for the meeting. (view photos)
Prairie Rose School Division's Employee Recognition Evening was held on Saturday, May 5 at the Medicine Hat Legion.
Dinner was followed by presentations recognizing employees for milestone years of service and also retirees.
Trustees years of service:
Arnold Frank - 9 years
Paulette Heller - 9 years
Georgine Westgard - 9 years
Edwin Parr Nominees:
Alison Gardner - Lowell Loeffler-Edwin Parr 2010 winner - Oyen Public School
Glen Nixdorf - I.F. Cox School
Meaghan McMorran - Parkside School
Charlene Stukings - Bow Island Elementary School
Bernice Janssen - Burdett School
Darryl Smith - Eagle Butte High School
Janay Rittinger - Eagle Butte High School
Rita O'Hara - Foremost School
Wendy Riste - Jenner Colony School
Clara Peterson - Oyen Public School
Lee Switzer - Prairie View Colony School
Rita Scott - Ralston School
Eli Merrick - Schuler School
Lavonne Conquergood - Senator Gershaw School
Amy Hirsche - Silver Sage Colony School
Inga Larson - Winnifred Colony School
Lynn McClung - Bow Island Elementary School
Irene Schussler - Burdett School
Sharon Aicken - Foremost School
Melissa Gogolinski - I.F. Cox School
Cheryl MacDonald - I.F. Cox School
Sandra Simpson - I.F. Cox School
Daryn Miller - Parkside School
Carol Carlson - Ralston School
Ian Spiers - Ralston School
Lee McClung - Senator Gershaw School
Karen Henderson - Seven Persons School
Velda Lundberg - Seven Persons
Davina Thuroo - Central Office
Debra Peterson - Foremost School
Michelle Seitz - Irvine School
Kathy Eaton - I.F. Cox School
Anita Nagel - Margaret Wooding School
Eleanor Sackman - Parkside School
Debora Scraper - Ralston School
Diane Copland - Silver Sage Colony School
Russell Grigg - Senator Gershaw School
Bev Flower - Senator Gershaw School
Dean Pike - Seven Persons School
Joanna MacQuarrie - Seven Persons School
Allan Stober - South Central High School
Jean Kimber - South Central High School
Greg Franz - Central Office
Rod Van Slyke - Central Office
Grazyna Clampitt - Oyen Office
Sue Fife - Eagle Butte High School
Cyndy Lutz - Irvine School
Shirley McClary - I.F. Cox/Margaret Wooding schools
Mary Diakow - Oyen Public School
Debbie Neilson - Warren Peers School
Pat Cocks - Central Office
Lyle Roberts - Central Office
Irene Heck - Bow Island Elementary School
Lorraine Cribbs - Bow Island Elementary School
Diane McCluskey - I.F. Cox School
Susan Schneider - I.F. Cox School
Blaine Whitford - Margaret Wooding/Germany Exchange
Linda Duckmanton - Ralston School
Craig Polk - South Central High School
Faye Wickens (view photos)
Medicine Hat's CHAT Radio 94.5 FM paid a visit to Irvine School on Thursday, May 6 as part of the radio station's Learn for Life program.
Irvine Grade 3 Teacher Mrs. Judy Stock signed up online for the program and found out on Monday, May 3 that Irvine had been selected.
CHAT morning show hosts Jim Duce and Val Olsen visited the school and read a story to the students before handing out apples to the entire class. Both Mrs. Stock's and Mrs. Jan Flaig's classes participated. (view photos)
The Prairie Rose School Division's Graducation event for members of the first year teacher induction program was held on May 19. 2009 at The Coast Hotel in Medicine Hat.
First year teachers to Prairie Rose enjoy a rare program that gives them the opportunity to meet several times throughout the school year with veteran teachers to learn about various aspects of being a first year teacher and share their experiences. The program is for both brand new teachers and teachers who have previous experience but are new to Prairie Rose.
First year teachers are also given a mentor within their schools to help with the guidance process.
The graducation ceremony celebrates the success of the first year induction program teachers with a dinner, speeches and awards ceremony.
The graducating class of 2009-2010 consisted of:
Adam Black, Jennifer Deruyter, Monica Etherington, Alison Gardner, Jolene Haag, Joni Hansen, Angela Hazell, Ariana Herman, Kelly Huck, Dawn Hunt, Karen Irwin, Meaghan McMorran, Glen Nixdorf and Dorlisa Prior.
Mentors were Marla Berg, Laurie Cooper, Melissa Gogolinski, Jean Michaud, Jennifer Myers, Dawn Peers, Sherry Rissling, Ched Simmons, Irene Schussler and Trent Rayner. (view photos)
On Wednesday, April 28 Ralston students hopped, skipped and jumped as part of their Jump Rope for Heart event.
Students spent a period in the community centre in Ralston jumping rope at different stations set up with all different types of rope-skipping including double dutch, backwards and other skilled techniques.
Students were also presented with a special presentation from a group of the school's students who performed a musical routine all while jumping rope. (view photos)
Seven Persons student Jesse Herter lost his locks for a fundraiser on Friday, April 16.
Herter raised money, more than $3,000, and then shaved his head in front of his school community to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.
He was inspired to do it by his mother, Rainell Herter, who had shaved her hair for a cancer fundraiser just a few years earlier.
The Herters have a number of family members who have had cancer. (view photos)
Darbi Rumpel's Dream to raise money for cerebral palsy was successful at Foremost School on Thursday, April 1, 2010.
Rumpel, with lots of help from students, staff at the school and family, managed to raise $7,600 for Cerebral Palsy Alberta.
About 15 people shaved their heads as part of the fundraiser, which also included a bake sale, barbecue, musical performances and a guest speaker, Cory Johnson, who himself has cerebral palsy. (view photos)
Burdett School held a "Marvelous Me" Day on Thursday, April 1 for all of the school's Grade 4 to Grade 9 students.
Students selected from a number of sessions in which they could participate, all of them geared towards self improvement.
There were 12 different sessions offered in all presented by an array of talented people. They included "What's in the Way", a session about overcoming life's obstacles; "Girl Talk", about self-image for females; "Bang on the Drum All Day", where students learned to play a variety of types of drums and "Equine Knowledge", where the world of horses was explored.
The day began at 9 a.m. and continued until 3 p.m. (view photos)
Bow Island Elementary School raised $3,200 with their Hoops for HEart fundraiser on February 25. The school of 82 Kindergarten to Grade 3 students played basketball during their physical education period on that day and raised money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (view photos)
Ralston School held its science fair on Thursday, Feb. 25. The science fair featured students from Grade 4 to Grade 9. (view photos)
New photo album. (view photos)
Ms. Frank's 4C class at Margaret Wooding School preparing for the Olympic torch relay, which is to pass through Redcliff on Saturday, January 16, 2010.
The photos were taken during 4C's art class on Friday, January 8, 2010. (view photos)
New photo album. (view photos)
The second annual Parkside Winter Arts Festival, held on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009. (view photos)
Q91 broadcasts live from Oyen Public School. (view photos)
10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, Edwin Parr and Excellence Teacher Award recipients. (view photos)