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Richard Froese South Peace News Times for slower speed limits in school zones could be extended daylong across the High Prairie School Division. At its regular meeting Dec. 18, the HPSD board of trustees supported a request from the High…
School speed zones could be expanded

Chris Clegg South Peace News School zone speed limits in High Prairie may be changing making motorists slow down all day. At its Jan. 14 meeting, council decided to proceed with a bylaw to change the times citing safety considerations.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Students in High Prairie School Division will showcase their skills in a robotics competition in mid-March. The second annual Robo Rumble is scheduled in High Prairie on March 11-12 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre.…
HP NLC campus now one-third complete

Richard Froese South Peace News Temperatures around -40C has not stalled progress by work crews building the new High Prairie Northern Lakes College Campus. Work continues to progress on schedule and on budget for completion in the summer, says a…
Gift of tulips sent to Pratt as expression of thanks

Chris Clegg South Peace News The commencement ceremony at High Prairie E.W. Pratt High School this spring will have a little more colour, thanks to an overseas country. The school recently received 75 tulip bulbs from the Netherlands. They were…
Excessive idling not good for buses or air

Joe McWilliams For South Peace News Here’s a question: is there a good reason to run school buses [or any vehicle, for that matter] for hours before it gets used? That’s what one Slave Lake resident [who asked not to…

Richard Froese South Peace News A survey has been launched by High Prairie School Division to help the board develop the calendar for the next two school years. Students and other interested people are encouraged to complete the survey for…
Bitter cold doesn’t stop learning, fun at Joussard

Chanelle Loyie Joussard Reporter Hello from Joussard School! This is Chanelle Loyie, bringing you our news once again. It was so cold this week, that we didn’t have too many students in each class, but the ones who were here…
Northland hires superintendent

SPN Staff The board of trustees of Northland School Division is delighted to announce that Nancy Spencer-Poitras has been appointed as the new superintendent of schools and chief executive officer effective Feb. 1, 2020. “Our Canada-wide advertising resulted in a…
Professor Wow is coming to HPE Jan. 29

Gabrielle Chalifoux Rebekah Strebchuk HPE Reporters This is Gabrielle and Rebekah with our High Prairie Elementary School news this week, for the South Peace News report. Grade 6L learning all about Space Science including each planet in our Solar System.…

Richard Froese South Peace News Priorities have been set by the High Prairie School Division board of trustees in its updated three-year education plan. At its regular meeting Dec. 18, the board adopted the priorities and three-year plan, says a…
Women’s shelter, Stollery score with Chargers

Richard Froese South Peace News Women and children in need were supported in the initial Chargers Care Christmas Drive organized by High Prairie E.W. Pratt high school women’s and men’s basketball teams. Sucker Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter and the Stollery…
HPE Grades 5s creating historical journals

Alison Siegfries Zaida Quevillon HPE Reporters This is Alison and Zaida with our High Prairie Elementary School news of the year, for the South Peace News report. In Grade 3J, students started January with a ‘Fair Test’ so they could…
Make it 3 straight for Chargers

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie E.W. Pratt Chargers won the Peace High Nomad Invitational Basketball Tournament in Peace River for the third successive year. The Charger men beat the Glenmary Saints of Peace River 83-78 in a…
HPE students shine on stage at concert

High Prairie Elementary School presented its Christmas concert Dec. 18 performed by students in Grade 1, Grade 3, Grade 5 and Grade 6. Music teacher Tannisha Mackenzie directed the 35-minute program. Each class in Grades 1,3 and 5 sang a…