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Last month it was soapstone, now it’s clay

Marie MatulaHPE Reporter This is Marie with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. In Grade 3J, students have started their building unit by building perches. Teacher Penny Johansson says, “I can’t wait to see what…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Spaghetti is on the menu to raise money for the E.W. Pratt Chargers senior basketball teams Jan. 23. Both men’s and boy’s teams host the spaghetti supper in the school at 6 p.m., says men’s coach…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Northern Lakes College continues to grow in the High Prairie region. College leaders updated Big Lakes County council at its regular meeting Jan. 9. “Enrolment is increasing by about 10 per cent annually,” president Ann Everatt…
PIC – ‘Count’ on it!

Vanessa Stewart, left, and Owen Bradley from High Prairie Elementary School’s Grade 4S class, work on their Math skills.
St. Andrew’s evacuated

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News St. Andrew’s School students were out in the cold for a short time Jan. 8 after a leak in the roof set off alarms. Students and staff were evacuated from the building for just over one…
HPSD chair Henkel resigns, byelection scheduled

Richard Froese South Peace News Tammy Henkel has resigned from the High Prairie School Division board of trustees. The board received her letter of resignation at its regular monthly meeting Dec. 19, says an HPSD news release dated Jan. 8.…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News E.W. Pratt Chargers men’s basketball team is looking to score funding support from the community. Local businesses, community organizations and municipal councils received a letter from the team in December. The Chargers are seeking money to…
Students enjoying well-deserved break

Tannah Campbell Alisha Giroux Joussard Reporters Hello, this is Alisha Giroux and Tannah Campbell bringing you our news from Joussard School. At the time of writing, we are on our last days before Christmas and everyone is looking forward to…
Saints fall just short

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie St. Andrew’s Saints junior girls basketball team finished second at the Prairie River Rim Rocker Basketball Tournament. The Saints lost 33-29 to Peace-Wapiti of Grande Prairie in the final of the seven-team…
PICs – 2018 Remembrance Day contest winners chosen

Each year, Royal Canadian Legion branches from around Canada hold their annual Remembrance Day contests. Students are invited to submit poems, essays or posters and compete for prizes. The High Prairie branch recently completed its judging and presented the awards…
PICs – HPE students share their Christmas spirit

High Prairie Elementary School students in Grades 1, 3, 4 and 5 presented their Christmas concert Dec. 19. Students delighted the audience of parents, family and friends in the 45-minute musical presentation. Each group presented a song or two. Music…
PICs – Students bring cheer to holiday season

A wonderful mix of song and music was enjoyed by all attending the High Prairie Elementary School Christmas concert Dec. 20. Kindergarten students, plus others in Grades 2, 4, and 6, performed for the packed gymnasium. Music teacher Crystal Hopps…
Made with loving hands

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Not many things can make a Christmas merry for some like some warmth and comfort on a cold day. Or any other cold day for that matter! With that in mind, Grade 3 students in Joanne…
Grade 3s bring cheer to families

Chris CleggSouth Peace News It is difficult for some to remember there are families who struggle during Christmas. As a result, St. Andrew’s School endeavours to teach its students to never forget those less fortunate. It is a lesson St.…
PICs – How a High Prairie girl sees Christmas

For the last 15 years, South Peace News has asked elementary school students from around the region to draw a poster depicting how they see Christmas. This year, Keira Manybears-Alook, a Grade 6 student in Chris Langlois’ class at High…
Nothing goes to waste at Joussard

Tannah CampbellTatiana Willier-CardinalJoussard Reporters Hello, folks! This is Tannah Campbell and Tatiana Willier-Cardinal bringing you our news. In collecting the news from classroom to classroom, we learned our kindergarten children are learning how to make colours by mixing paints. This…