Tag: Foothills School Division

  • Grade 7 Students Take on Roles of Mini Architects and Engineers in Okotoks

    Grade 7 Students Take on Roles of Mini Architects and Engineers in Okotoks

    Following approval in December 2015 of a new K-9 school for Foothills School Division (FSD) at west 32nd Street in Okotoks, Grade 7 Science classes at Westmount School (Okotoks) and Heritage Heights School (DeWinton) have been creating their own design plan for the school incorporating principles from units on Heat and Temperature, and Structure and […]

  • Okotoks School Hosted Amazing Health and Wellness Conference

    Okotoks School Hosted Amazing Health and Wellness Conference

    École Okotoks Junior High School organized an amazing full-day Health and Wellness Conference for all students on Friday, March 18th. The Conference was kicked off with a keynote presentation by Chris Cederstrand — a Dad, coach, volunteer firefighter, member of Team Canada’s sledge hockey team and motivational speaker. Following Chris’ presentation the students and staff […]

  • Marsville and Bio Dome Projects Take Place in Foothills Schools

    Marsville and Bio Dome Projects Take Place in Foothills Schools

    Ecole Senator Riley Middle School On February 26, teacher Cliona Curran’s Grade 6 students hosted the first ever “Marsville” event at École Senator Riley Middle School. Students have been learning about objects in our universe, specifically looking at planets and moons in our solar system. A research project that had students examine the potential for […]

  • Foothills Students Discuss School Division Policy on Inclusiveness and Respect

    Foothills Students Discuss School Division Policy on Inclusiveness and Respect

    At the most recent Students’ Matters Committee meeting, Board and executive leadership team representatives were impressed by the thoughtful discussion among student committee representatives on the draft policy and administrative procedure that FSD has developed. Policy 18 – Welcoming, Safe, Caring, Inclusive and Respectful Learning Environments and Administrative Procedure 350 – Student Code of Conduct, […]

  • FSD: Blackie School Education Plans

    FSD: Blackie School Education Plans

      Principal Fred Woods’ and VicePrincipal Debra Sorensen-Valette’s presentation highlighted the value and impact of student voice. Students suggested a “comic book” theme to share the school’s goals, resulting in an eight-minute video and accompanying cartoon-style handout: To create and sustain a safe and caring, inclusive culture and learning environment: Blackie students see themselves as […]

  • Trustees Approve High River & Area Boundary Adjustment to Rebalance K-5 Student Population Levels

    Trustees Approve High River & Area Boundary Adjustment to Rebalance K-5 Student Population Levels

    HIGH RIVER, AB – Following approval (Wednesday) of a plan by Foothills School Division’s Board of Trustees, attendance boundaries for Spitzee Elementary School and École Joe Clark School will be realigned effective September 2016. The decision follows a comprehensive review and community consultation process to consider options to address student population imbalances at the two schools, which […]

  • Spitzee Elementary School to Benefit from Boston Pizza High River’s Community Partner Program

    Spitzee Elementary School to Benefit from Boston Pizza High River’s Community Partner Program

    Spitzee Elementary School’s character education programs the beneficiary of Boston Pizza High River’s Community Partner program Boston Pizza High River is partnering with Spitzee Elementary School through the month of March to help fund the school’s character education programs for students. Foothills School Division believes in taking the initiative on bullying prevention through strong character […]

  • FSD: Why French Immersion?

    FSD: Why French Immersion?

    By Sarah Clark, Principal of Divisional Programming Hello and Bonjour! It is the time of year when parents are registering their children for Kindergarten.  In Foothills School Division, all parents have the option of choosing to send their child to English Programming or French Immersion programming.  All students have the option of attending French Immersion […]

  • Foothills School Division Hosts Drugs, Trends & Teens Parent Session

    Foothills School Division Hosts Drugs, Trends & Teens Parent Session

    The Drugs, Trends & Teens parent session, that Foothills School Division is hosting, will be held at École Secondaire Foothills Composite High School/Alberta High School of Fine Arts (229 Woodhaven Dr, Okotoks) on Tuesday, March 15th at 7pm.  This free session is open to parents and guardians throughout the Foothills – both from within and […]

  • FSD News: Lisa Willis Presented “Bus Driver of the Year” Award

    FSD News: Lisa Willis Presented “Bus Driver of the Year” Award

      In making the announcement, Sean Yakabuski, FSD’s Director of Transportation said: “This is a true testament to Lisa’s driving capabilities, professionalism and her ability to build and maintain relationships with both students and parents.” The award will be formally presented at the 2016 Alberta Student Transportation Advisory Council (ASTAC) Convention in Red Deer, March […]

  • FSD Responds to Concerns Regarding “Guidelines for Best Practices” from Alberta Education

    FSD Responds to Concerns Regarding “Guidelines for Best Practices” from Alberta Education

    Re: Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions We have received numerous telephone calls and e-mails from parents whose children attend our schools. We are doing our best to acknowledge receipt in a timely manner, however, due to the high volume it may take some extra time. In […]

  • Foothills School Division Superintendent on New Legislation that Encourages Respect of Differences

    Foothills School Division Superintendent on New Legislation that Encourages Respect of Differences

    Every person has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn/work in a safe and caring environment that is welcoming and respectful. Foothills School Division No. 38 was the first school division in Canada to implement the “Respect in School” and “Respect in Sport” programs, demonstrating our commitment to treating everyone with respect and […]

  • FSD Employee Prepares for Calgary Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge

    FSD Employee Prepares for Calgary Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge

    Facility Services Grounds Keeper Ryan Kaiser, who is also a Squad Leader with the Okotoks fire department (see photo top right), is once again participating in this event to raise funds for Wellspring Calgary to support firefighters and other citizens living with cancer. On May 1st, Ryan, a 15-year community firefighter, will don full firefighting […]

  • Okotoks Students Form Mock Town Council

    Okotoks Students Form Mock Town Council

      On January 6, Grade 6 students from Westmount School had the opportunity to participate in a mock council meeting in the Town of Okotoks council chambers. Some of the students then performed the functions of mayor and councilors, while others came forward with ideas for town facility improvements. A favourite idea was a Frisbee […]

  • Foothills School Division: Healthy Active School Symposium

    Foothills School Division: Healthy Active School Symposium

      Employee Services Assistant Superintendent Allen Davidson congratulated Blackie Principal Fred Woods, FSD’s Comprehensive School Health Lead, and participating School Health Champions on a highly successful Healthy Active School Symposium (HASS) on January 8 at the Highwood Memorial Centre in High River. Organized in partnership with Ever Active Schools, these symposium was designed to inspire […]