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Spell-a-Thon raises more than $12,000 for HPE

Annual event another huge sucess Richard FroeseSouth Peace News High Prairie Elementary School students participated in a spell-a-thon with words assigned by children’s teachers. The spelling test was given on April 3 and winners were announced and given prizes May…
Wonderful world of science explored at HPE

Leah ThompsonHPE Reporter This is Leah with the High Prairie Elementary School news for this week’s South Peace News report. The HPE students and staff had a great time watching and participating in fun, loud experiments. On April 30, HPE…
Cucumbers and caterpillars part of learning

Nevaeh PrinceJoussard Reporter Hi from Joussard School! I am Nevaeh Prince and am bringing you the news from our school for this week. While speaking with the kindergarten kids I learned they have been using microscopes to learn about all…
Valedictorian extends thanks during speech

Grace Hill,Valedictorian Good afternoon, honoured guests, family, friends, teachers and, of course, fellow graduates. Thank you all for being here to celebrate this pivotal moment in our lives. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Grace, and I…
Graduating class celebrates commencement

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Reaching a major educational milestone, 65 graduating students of E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie were in the spotlight during commencement ceremonies May 11. “These students are leaders,” principal Neil Barry says. “They have strong…
Every choice you make matters

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Junior high school students in the High Prairie region learned lessons about impacts of drinking and driving during the annual Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth program in High Prairie on May 9. Directed to…
PIC – Off and running

Groundwork for the new Northern Lakes College consolidated campus in High Prairie started last week. Pile driving also began for the project led by contractor Clark Builders of Edmonton. Crews completed a test pile on May 16. Pile driving is…
PIC – ‘Hair’y Day!

Where is he? Grade 1H student Axcel Halcrow has disappeared but don’t worry, no harm done! Conducting the experiment is an Alberta Science Network staff member.
Mothers getting presents!

Liam BilykHPE Reporter This is Liam with the High Prairie Elementary School news for this week’s South Peace News report. This months goal in Grade 3J is to get caught doing acts of kindness. Students are brainstorming ways they can…
Cupcakes and animals part of Grade 1 fun

Nevaeh PrinceJoussard Reporter Hello from Joussard School! Once again I went from classroom to classroom, interviewing kids about what fun learning things they have been doing lately. Kindergarten and Grade 1 students were full of information! They let me know…
Sondrup 5th in the province

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Five badminton players from E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie competed in the provincial championships May 3-4 in Calgary. Malcolm Sondrup placed fifth overall in senior boy’s singles in teh A Event. Jayden Rothwell and…
PIC – Best foot forward

Joussard School Grade 6 student, Wapastim Isadore-Bellerose will soon be wearing the moccasins he crafted in his Cree Culture class.
Wong elected by acclamation to HPSD board

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A vacant High Prairie seat on the board of trustees of High Prairie School Division is filled uncontested. Adrian Wong is the new trustee after he was acclaimed as the only candidate when nominations closed May…
PIC – It’s about making the right decision

Junior high school students in the Lesser Slave Lake and Smoky River regions learned lessons about impacts of drinking and driving during the annual Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth [PARTY] program in High Prairie May 8-9. “The PARTY…
HPE Grade 5s sharing research, weather

Elly BeleskyHPE Reporter This is Elly Belesky at High Prairie Elementary School for this week’s South Peace News report. Grade 6L is learning to use more complex types of narrative writing plot structures. This is making their writing more interesting.…
Education Week festivities in full swing

Nevaeh PrinceJoussard Reporter Hello folks, my name is Nevaeh Prince and I will be bringing you the news from Joussard School for the month of May. I visited all of the classrooms and found out lots of news. The Kindergarten…