Tag: Foothills School Division

  • Brant Christian School Looking at Building New School in Foothills

    Brant Christian School Looking at Building New School in Foothills

      Brant Christian School has expressed interest in building a new school on land somewhere between High River and Okotoks within FSD’s attendance boundaries. Brant and FSD have had some preliminary discussions about the possibility of Brant joining FSD and operating as a Christian alternative program under FSD’s authority. Trustees approved a motion “directing the […]

  • Foothills School Division: 2016 Priorities

    Foothills School Division: 2016 Priorities

      On behalf of Foothills School Division’s Board of Trustees and all of our staff, Happy New Year! And I would like to extend a special welcome back to our students and staff. The New Year always brings with it so much hope and possibility. Many people make resolutions at this time of the year, […]

  • Foothills HASS Designed to Inspire Students to be Wellness Leaders in their Schools

    Foothills HASS Designed to Inspire Students to be Wellness Leaders in their Schools

      Foothills area schools are collaborating with Ever Active Schools on a Healthy Active School Symposium (HASS), an event to provide Alberta school communities with the knowledge, skills and resources to enhance student wellness, and focus on supporting Student Voice and Action in schools. More than 200 participants – most of them students – will […]

  • Foothills School Division Students Engaged in Learning

    Foothills School Division Students Engaged in Learning

      FSD Students’ Matter Committee Junior and senior high school student representatives serving on this year’s committee participated in their first session of the school year on November 13th. Their discussion and feedback focused on: How to improve school Education Plans: Prior to the session, student reps met with their school administrators regarding school goals […]

  • Foothills School Division: Ongoing Projects in New Year

    Foothills School Division: Ongoing Projects in New Year

      Current projects: 1. New K-9 school at west 32nd Street north of Okotoks: Aiming to start construction in September 2016. The project will receive project management support from Alberta Infrastructure. With all of the other projects FSD currently has ongoing, Alberta Infrastructure’s involvement will be very helpful to the division. 2. Modernization of École […]

  • Respect Program in Foothills School Division

    Respect Program in Foothills School Division

      In conjunction with Bullying Awareness Week (November 15-21), Allen Davidson, Assistant Superintendent of Employee Services, updated Trustees on employee participation in the Respect in School program, Canada’s only on-line bullying, abuse, harassment and neglect prevention education program for school-based employees. The related Respect in Sport program is geared to coaches and volunteers working with […]

  • École Secondaire Foothills Composite High School/Alberta High School of Fine Arts (ÉSFCHS/AHSFA) Christmas Mini-Market

    École Secondaire Foothills Composite High School/Alberta High School of Fine Arts (ÉSFCHS/AHSFA) Christmas Mini-Market

      Students in teacher Lyndsi Irwin’s Business Studies 10, 20, 30 classes geared up for the school’s traditional Christmas Market on Wednesday, November 25th. In a departure from previous years, the market involved student vendors only — but at all three Business Studies levels — and occurred during the school day, with the main target market […]

  • FSD: Hub Blended Learning Program

    FSD: Hub Blended Learning Program

      Doug Stevens, Director of Distributed Learning (who was joined by his son Liam for “Take Your Kids to Work Day”) updated Trustees on the Hub blended learning program running in all three of FSD’s high schools. All kinds of students access FSD’s Hub programming: student athletes and others who require learning flexibility; students who […]

  • FSD Celebrates School Bus Drivers

    FSD Celebrates School Bus Drivers

      Hero Bus Driver: Driver Lisa Willis had dropped off her last student in the Millarville area and was heading to pick up Oilfields School students when she noticed what she initially thought was mist coming from the ditch along 214 Avenue West. Thankfully she investigated and discovered fire and sparks coming off a power […]

  • A Season of Giving at Red Deer Lake School

    A Season of Giving at Red Deer Lake School

      This year, in the spirit of volunteerism and giving, our Junior High students at Red Deer Lake School will be taking Thursday December 3 to volunteer in our local community. Students will choose to donate their time with such organizations as The Mustard Seed, The Veteran’s Food Bank, The Beverly Centre, Millrise Senior’s Village, Park Clean Up […]

  • Ground Breaking for Joint Government of Alberta-FSD Central Office Facility Launches Construction

    Ground Breaking for Joint Government of Alberta-FSD Central Office Facility Launches Construction

      Representatives for Alberta Infrastructure, Foothills School Division, and the Town of High River gathered on the site of the new building at the corner of 4th Avenue S.W. and Macleod Trail in High River for a ceremonial ground breaking. The facility will replace the former Government Building that sat on the site and FSD’s […]

  • Personal Devices: Planning for the Future

    Personal Devices: Planning for the Future

      By Lyle Roberts, Director of Learning Technologies, Foothills School Division With the new school year in full swing, students and teachers are settling into their daily routines. Some of these routines revolve around technology and what can be brought to school to be used on a regular basis. Currently, we have almost as many personal devices as […]

  • Westmount School Receives Grant to Expand Outdoor Classroom

    Westmount School Receives Grant to Expand Outdoor Classroom

      Westmount School is the recipient of a Youth Environmental Engagement Grant through the Alberta Emerald Foundation!  The school will receive a total of $400 to put towards expansion of its Outdoor Learning Space. Congratulations to everyone involved in securing the grant! About the Youth Environmental Engagement Grant  The Alberta Emerald Foundation offers grants of up to $400 […]

  • Foothills School Division Sports Academy and Global Sport Academy Group plan expansion to high school and addition of girls’ hockey programs

    Foothills School Division Sports Academy and Global Sport Academy Group plan expansion to high school and addition of girls’ hockey programs

      HIGH RIVER, AB, November 24, 2015 – Foothills School Division and Global Sport Academy Group, collaborators on enhanced hockey programming for grade 7-9 student athletes through the Foothills School Division Sports Academy, are now recruiting for three new programs for the 2016-2017 school year: Introduction of a grade 10 boys’ hockey program at École Secondaire Foothills […]

  • Foothills Schools Offer Affordable Live Theatre Experience

    Foothills Schools Offer Affordable Live Theatre Experience

      Oilfields High School Drama Presents Peter Pan! Enjoy the magical story of Neverland. Meet Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook through the eyes of the Darling children as they journey to the land where you never grow old! December 1st to 4th in the OHS theatre. Matinees 10:30am every day and evenings December 3rd and […]