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PICs – Students remember

The Grade 5 students at High Prairie Elementary School participated in the No Stone Left Alone program Nov. 5. Students went to St. Mark’s Anglican Church cemetery to lay a poppy on the gravestones of the High Prairie and area…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie School Division is taking steps to evaluate top decision-makers. At its monthly meeting Oct. 23, the board formed an ad hoc committee to develop a process to evaluate trustees and the superintendent, says…
Schools cancel classes to pay respects

Prairie River students remember Students at Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie marked Remembrance Day with a ceremony Nov. 7. The Canadian flag was carried in by the Royal Canadian Air Cadets 539 High Prairie. Jade Tancowny, Grade…
College honours long-serving employees

SPN Staff Northern Lakes College celebrated long- serving and retiring employees at the college’s annual Long-Service Awards Night in Slave Lake on Oct. 23. The evening celebrated a total of 425 years of combined service among all recipients, says an…
Grade 5s enjoy visit from author Chan

Kaydence Willier Joussard Reporter Hello, my name is Kaydence Willier and I will bring you the news from Joussard School for the month of November. I first visited the kindergarten class. They let me know they are now learning all…
PIC – 1,000 pounds and counting!

In the last four years, students at Prairie River Junior High School have collected 1,038 pounds of food during their annual Tricks for Eats campaign. Instead of trick-or-treating on Halloween, students from PRJH go door-to-door trick or treating for items…
Students connect with heritage

Chris Clegg South Peace News Something “fishy” was happening at Grouard Northland School recently, but in a good way! The school participated in NSD’s land-based learning initiate. The program was set up not only in response to changes to the…
Students learn pizza, nutrition go hand-in-hand

Gabrielle Chalifoux Madina Sharkawi HPE Reporters This is Madina and Gabrielle with our High Prairie Elementary School news of the week, for the South Peace News report. In Grade 4S during Science, students will use technology and Lego to create…
Grade 5s selling poppies to support veterans

Kaitlyn Senkoe Alison Siegfries HPE Reporters This is Kaitlyn and Alison with our High Prairie Elementary School news of the week, for the South Peace News report. Teacher Brenda Coulombe, and her class had a great time dressing for Halloween.…
Joussard Grade 3s using computers to make flutes

Kendra Cunningham Joussard Reporter Hello again from Joussard School. This is Kendra Cunningham bringing you our news. Everyone in our school was excited and looking forward to Halloween. There were lots of discussions about costumes. Our kindergarten students did a…
PICs – More than ghosts and goblins

Several classes at High Prairie Elementary School attended E.W. Pratt High School to carve Halloween pumpkins Oct. 21-22 with students in the Science 14 class. On Oct. 21, students in Jodi Copeland’s High Prairie Play Program [3-5-year-olds] attended. Science 14…
Investment valued by county, NLC

Richard Froese South Peace News Northern Lakes College received a $100,000 cheque from Big Lakes County to support the new High Prairie campus. Big Lakes Reeve Richard Simard presented the cheque Oct. 23 at council’s regular meeting to college president…
Students to lay poppies at veterans’ graves

Gabrielle Chalifoux Rebekah Strebchuk HPE Reporters This is Gabrielle and Rebekah with our High Prairie Elementary School news of the week for the South Peace News report. In Math, Grade 4S is learning how to estimate while adding and subtracting…
Sparky pays a visit to Joussard School

Kendra Cunningham Joussard Reporter Hello from Joussard School! This is Kendra Cunningham, bringing you our news once again. I interviewed students from each classroom and collected the following information: Our little kids in kindergarten are learning all about the letter…
HPE students cast their votes in election

Katelyn Munoz-Salas Karina Senkoe HPE Reporters This is Karina and Katelyn with our High Prairie Elementary School news of the week, for the South Peace News report. In Grade 3J, students are working on Place Value in Math. Students have…
PICs – Students reach top of the ‘Hill’ academically

Two students from the same High Prairie family received special awards for top academic achievement in their schools for 2018-19. E.W. Pratt High School 2019 graduate Grace Hill received the Governor General’s Academic Medal and certificate on Oct. 12. Jonah…