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Superintendent Job Posting
Superintendent Job Posting
12/02/2022
Due to the upcoming retirement of the incumbent in August, 2023: the Board of Trustees invites applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools/CEO for High Prairie School Division. Duties will commence September 1, 2023, or as mutually agreed.
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HPSD Donates to HP & District Food Bank
12/01/2022
The High Prairie School Division filled a bus with food donations before participating in High Prairie's annual Winter Light-Up parade.
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HPSD Students Rise Up
12/01/2022
Last week thirty-two Youth Council for Reconciliation members from across the division came together in High Prairie to participate in 'Still I Rise,' a virtual event hosted by Ever Active Schools. This event focused on celebrating Indigenous stories, fostering resilience for Indigenous youth, and encouraging reconciliation.
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Have Your Say on Career Education Programming
11/22/2022
Alberta’s Career Education Task Force is listening to your perspectives on how we can use career education programming for grades 7-12 to strengthen connections between schools and employers.
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Knowledge Seeker Award Recipient
11/22/2022
The High Prairie School Division would like to congratulate Jamie Chalifoux, Indigenous Education Coach, on his recognition this past weekend at the inaugural Okimaw Awards held at Edmonton City Hall.
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Regular Board Meeting Summary - November 15, 2022
11/21/2022
The High Prairie School Division Board of Trustees met via Zoom on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, for their regularly scheduled meeting. Trustees approved the agenda with no additions and then moved to the scheduled agenda items.
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HPSD Students Celebrate our Veterans
11/17/2022
High Prairie School Division's staff and students participated in many activities last week in honour of Indigenous Veterans Day and Remembrance Day. It was great to see how teachers incorporated remembrance, peace, and gratitude into their art, language arts, music, and physical education classes.
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Bullying Awareness Week November 14 - 18
11/14/2022
High Prairie School Division is dedicated to providing a safe, caring, and inclusive learning environment. This year’s theme, #BeKindAB, focuses on learning how to recognize bullying and stop it in all forms while emphasizing the importance of being kind.
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Celebrate Métis Week November 14 - 18
11/14/2022
High Prairie School Division students are busy learning about Métis culture this week. Traditional Métis homeland included all of Alberta and two prairie provinces, bits of two other provinces, and one territory. Our school division includes Métis students from East Prairie Settlement, Gift Lake Settlement, and Peavine Settlement.
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Rock Your Mocs at HPSD
11/14/2022
Rock Your Mocs is a worldwide social media event that began in 2011 as a way to wear moccasins in unity. The event also provides an opportunity to share stories, learn more about diversity, and promote cultural pride. Wearers are encouraged to take a photo of their moccasins, create a video or story, add the hashtag #ROCKYOURMOCS, and upload it to social media.
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Junior PD Day at Lakeside Outreach School
11/10/2022
At Lakeside Outreach School, students independently work through courses on and off campus at their own pace. Last year the school created a new initiative called Junior PD Days. These in-person learning experiences allow students to connect with their teachers in new ways, network with other students, and learn from experts within the local community while earning Career and Technology Studies (CTS) credits outside of core courses.
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Partnership Enhances Student Learning
11/10/2022
The Lesser Slave Forest Education Society (LSFES) is an organization committed to forest-focused environmental education. For over ten years, they have provided curriculum-related programming through interactive field trips and classroom presentations to schools throughout the High Prairie School Division.
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Indigenous Veterans Day 2022
11/08/2022
Today the High Prairie School Division honours the courageous Indigenous veterans who bravely served Canada. It is estimated that as many as 12,000 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people have served in the great conflicts of the twentieth century.
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Fall Land-Based Learning
10/28/2022
Students from Kinuso and Joussard went out on the land this month to participate in fall land-based learning.
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Regular Board Meeting Summary - October 2022
Regular Board Meeting Summary - October 2022
10/18/2022
The High Prairie School Division Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, for their regularly scheduled meeting. Trustees approved the agenda with additions and continued with the rest of the agenda items.
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HPSD Students Excel in Golf Tournaments
10/06/2022
HPSD’s students have been busy out on the golf course! Forty-two students from grades 7-12 participated in this years divisional golf tournament, with Lakeside Outreach School entering its first ever golf team, and Kinuso School entering its first golf team in ten years.
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Terry Fox Run 2022
10/05/2022
Students across the division participated in this year's Terry Fox Run, the world's largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research. Together, our division raised over $7,700! A big thank you to our teachers and admin for their efforts in organizing this event and to all students who participated.
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Regular Board Meeting Summary
09/27/2022
The High Prairie School Division Board of Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Trustees approved the agenda with additions and moved into the rest of the agenda.
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Orange Shirt Day 2022
09/27/2022
Many of today's Indigenous Elders, leaders, and community members are Survivors of Canada's residential school system. They have been deeply affected by over 400 years of colonization, attempted assimilation, and cultural genocide.
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Friends of Education Nominee 2022
09/21/2022
High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce Steve McLeod of High Prairie Freson Bros. as our nominee for the 2022 ASBA Friends of Education Award.
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Zone 1 Edwin Parr Nomination 2022
09/21/2022
High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce Cara Haubrich of C.J. Schurter School as our zone candidate for the 2022 Edwin Parr award.
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Sora - The Student Reading App
09/07/2022
Sora is the app that allows access to OverDrive, an immense digital library. All High Prairie School Division (HPSD) staff and students automatically have access to this amazing source of digital books, audiobooks, and, just recently, magazines!
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Regular Board Meeting Summary
Regular Board Meeting Summary
08/30/2022
The HPSD Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, for their regularly scheduled meeting. Trustees approved the agenda with additions and then carried on with the meeting.
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Superintendent's Message
08/29/2022
The beginning of a school year is full of firsts. For kindergarten students, it is their first time at school. This can be full of new learning, friendships, relationships, and discovery. But all of our students and staff are experiencing firsts. Students moving to the next school will be learning how to open lockers, new bell times, and new places to catch the bus home. New staff are coming into most of our schools, and we welcome them. We hope you find your way around your new environment and create those friendships and positive working relationships with colleagues. Students and staff will begin to develop new relationships and routines.
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