Tag: Foothills School Division

  • Foothills School Division Prepares for Back to School

    Foothills School Division Prepares for Back to School

    Foothills School Division is providing some important information for the opening of schools in September.

  • Foothills School Division: Potential Black Diamond Joint Use Agreement

    Foothills School Division: Potential Black Diamond Joint Use Agreement

    A meeting was held on June 15th to initiate the drafting of an agreement between the Town and FSD. The agreement is aimed at maximizing the usability of playfields, sports fields and facilities within the town by local organizations as part of FSD’s and the Town’s joint focus on encouraging healthy, active lifestyles.  

  • URGENT: Highwood High Grad Change of Venue Today Due to Last Night’s Storm

    URGENT: Highwood High Grad Change of Venue Today Due to Last Night’s Storm

    With the extreme hail and rain storm that we have had (last) evening, our efforts to get the Agricultural Grounds set up and dried out have failed. Countless hours has been spent drying out and re-packing and leveling the grounds but with the storm (last) evening, our efforts have been destroyed by mother nature. As we speak […]

  • Foothills School Division Announces New Vice Principals for Spitzee Elementary and Oilfields Schools

    Foothills School Division Announces New Vice Principals for Spitzee Elementary and Oilfields Schools

    HIGH RIVER, AB – Foothills School Division (FSD) is pleased to announce the following vice principal assignments, effective August 2016: Chase Ellis, Vice Principal, Spitzee Elementary School – Vice Principal at Turner Valley School since 2014, Chase looks forward to bringing his experience and energy to this new assignment. A resident of High River, Chase joined […]

  • Foothills School Division: New Office on Track for Completion

    Foothills School Division: New Office on Track for Completion

    The second floor of the new three-story Alberta Government Building, in which FSD will lease space, will be poured during the week of May 9th. The superstructure is expected to be completed by the end of June, on track for completion and move-in by January 2017.

  • Building for Good

    Building for Good

    Kudos to Ryan King, a grade 11 student at École Secondaire Highwood High School for designing and building an amazing lemonade stand for Spitzee Elementary School student Tate Barton. Since losing his mother to cancer in 2013, Tate has set up a lemonade stand at High River’s Little Britches Parade on the May long weekend, […]

  • Drillers Win Inaugural Rugby Tournament

    Drillers Win Inaugural Rugby Tournament

    Congratulations to the Oilfields School Drillers female rugby team on winning the inaugural “Mustang 7s” rugby tournament at Highwood High School earlier this month!

  • Highwood High: Cabin Builders

    Highwood High: Cabin Builders
  • Foothills School Division: The Hub

    Foothills School Division: The Hub

    Doug Stevens, Director of Distributed Learning, provided the Board of Trustees with an update on the Hub, a flexible learning program offered through all three of FSD’s high schools: As of May 16, the Hub program was serving 608 active students taking 1,081 different courses and generating 3,557 credits. Numbers fluctuate as students complete courses […]

  • Stamps Head to High River for Junior Stamps Camp

    Stamps Head to High River for Junior Stamps Camp

    The Calgary Stampeders are pleased to announce they will be travelling to High River on Saturday, May 28 for the 2016 edition of Junior Stamps Camp, presented by Rocky Mountain Equipment. The club’s rookie players along with president and general manager John Hufnagel, head coach Dave Dickenson, members of the Outriders cheer team and Ralph the […]

  • FSD Welcomes Northern Alberta Students

    FSD Welcomes Northern Alberta Students

    Foothills School Division has started welcoming several students and their families who had to leave their homes due to the wildfires in Fort McMurray and other northern Alberta communities. We know that the circumstances are very stressful for them and have put together a “welcome gift pack” to let them know that we care about them […]

  • Alberta High School Video Contest winners 2016

    Alberta High School Video Contest winners 2016

    Labour Minister Christina Gray with contest winners: First place: Seth Dunham, “A Workplace Nightmare”, School: St. Paul’s Academy: Centre for Learning at Home, Okotoks Second place: Jilliane Kell, “Only a Second”, School: Bert Church High School, Airdrie Third place: Christian Montiel, “Mashed Potato”, School: Harry Ainlay High School, Edmonton

  • Welcoming and Respectful Learning Environments in Foothills School Division

    Welcoming and Respectful Learning Environments in Foothills School Division

    Trustees gave final reading, in April, to Policy 18 – Welcoming, Safe, Caring, Inclusive and Respectful Learning Environments. The Division is still awaiting feedback from the Education Minister on Policy 18 and Administrative Procedure 350 – Student Code of Conduct, submitted prior to the Ministry’s March 31, 2016 deadline. Read more about this on the […]

  • FSD: Appreciating our Guest Teachers

    FSD: Appreciating our Guest Teachers

    By Allen Davidson, Assistant Superintendent of Employee Services March 14 – 18 marked Substitute Teachers’ Appreciation Week in Alberta and across Foothills School Division. In FSD we are blessed to have a diverse cohort of teachers supporting students in their learning by the remarkable work of those staff on our Guest Teacher list.  Without question […]

  • Okotoks Youth Leader Receives First Ethell Award for Mental Health Service

    Okotoks Youth Leader Receives First Ethell Award for Mental Health Service

    March 30, 2016 – Okotoks resident Cole Whalley is the first recipient of the new Donald S. Ethell Award from the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction. Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell and former Lieutenant Governor Donald Ethell were in Okotoks March 30 to present the award at a morning ceremony at Foothills Composite High School. […]