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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…
HPE concert brings holiday cheer to all

High Prairie Elementary School presented its Christmas concert on Dec. 19 as students in kindergarten, Grade 2, Grade 4 and Grade 6 took centre stage. Music teacher Tannisha Mackenzie directed the 45-minute program as each class sang a song or…

Richard Froese South Peace News Northern Lakes College has accepted another major investment for its new campus in High Prairie. Shell Canada contributed $50,000 through its social investment program towards the construction of the new High Prairie campus. To recognize…
Joussard Grade 6s prepare to form gov’t

Alaina Campiou Joussard Reporter Merry Christmas from all of us at Joussard School! This is Alaina Campiou, bringing you our news once again. Even though it is the Christmas season and everyone is pretty excited, we are still getting lots…
PICs – How a High Prairie girl sees Christmas

For the last 16 years, South Peace News has asked elementary school students from around the region to draw a poster depicting how they see Christmas. This year, Ava Kachuk, a Grade 6 student in Leanne Cox’s class at High…
PIC – With loving hands, we give…

Grade 6 students at High Prairie St. Andrew’s School collected items the last few weeks and made 10 bags to give to the Sucker Creek Women’s Emergency Shelter. The bags contained hair care, toiletry items, socks, and make a terrific…
‘Merry Christmas’ ensured for many due to hamper drive

Chris Clegg South Peace News It is difficult for some to remember there are families who struggle during Christmas and the holiday season. As a result, St. Andrew’s Catholic School endeavours to teach its students to never forget those less…
PICs – Shepherds await the arrival of Jesus

High Prairie St. Andrew’s School held its annual Grade 2-3 Christmas Concert Dec. 12 in the school gym. Amongst several songs performed by both grades the story of Jesus’ birth was told, mostly through the eyes of shepherds as the…