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HPE students putting the “I” in kind

Liam Lamason HPE Reporter This is Liam with our High Prairie Elementary School news of the week, for the South Peace News report. Grade 5P students are quite amazing and hard-working researchers! They are learning so much about their beautiful…
PICs – Northern Lakes College Grad 2019

Back in June, Northern Lakes College postponed its grad because of wildfires. The new date didn’t work for the venue in High Prairie, so the grad was held in Slave Lake at the Gathering Place on Sept. 12 and 13.…
Recess still tops for kindergarten kids

Nya Willier Joussard Reporter Hello, this is Nya Willier once again bringing you the news from Joussard School. I visited every classroom to talk to the kids and find out what has been happening in their classes. In kindergarten, I…
Book nooks a haven for bookworms

Madina Sharkawi HPE Reporter This is Madina Sharkawi, with our High Prairie Elementary School news of the week, for the South Peace News. Our HPE Literacy Committee has created many special book nooks around our school. There are cushions, books…
Year of learning begins at Joussard School

Nya Willier Joussard Reporter Hello, my name is Nya Willier and I will be bringing you our first school report of the new school year. Everyone is excited to be back to school, especially to see friends. When I asked…
HPE Peer Group lives again!

HPE Staff This week, Thursday, Sept. 19, is our open house. Come in and meet your child’s teacher. The teachers will be in their rooms from 5-7 p.m. Visit where your child spends seven hours of their day. See some…

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie School Division board of trustees was back in the boardroom Aug. 21 for its first meeting to start the new school year. Trustees discussed a recent meeting with Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nico-…
PIC – We thank you!

In the July 24 edition of South Peace News, we asked our readers to help identify a graduate of the 1987 Trout lake Grade 12 class not identified in the photo. We received not one but two calls. Below is…

Chris Clegg South Peace News Calling it a downloading of the Government of Alberta’s responsibility, High Prairie town council narrowly denied sponsoring a room in the new Northern Lakes College Campus in High Prairie. The decision was reached in 3-2…
E.W Pratt welcomes new VP, teachers

Richard Froese South Peace News E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie welcomes a new vice-principal and four new teachers. Troy Runzer is the new vice-principal after serving one year in that position at Prairie River Junior High School in…
HPE welcomes 1 new teacher

Richard Froese South Peace News High Prairie Elementary School welcomes just one new teacher to staff for 2019-2020. Jesse Turcotte teaches Grade 3. He taught in northwestern Ontario the past six years and appreciates the opportunity to come to western…
Prairie River Junior High welcomes 4 on staff

Richard Froese South Peace News A new vice-principal and three new teachers have joined the staff of Prairie River Junior High School in High Prairie. Kienan Wilson becomes the new vice-principal and also teaches Language Arts. “It’s exciting to work…
HPSA welcomes 3 new faces

Richard Froese South Peace News St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie welcomes three new teachers. Matthew Morrisey teaches Language Arts 7-9, Options and Drama. He comes with seven years of teaching experience, which includes John D’Or Prairie in northern Alberta…
St. Andrew’s celebrates 15 graduates in 2019

Richard Froese South Peace News St. Andrew’s Catholic School in High Prairie honoured 15 graduates in the Class of 2019 on Aug. 24. Making History was the theme for ceremonies in the school gymnasium after mass at St. Paul’s Catholic…
Valedictorian urges grads to create a fulfilling life

Jerome Javier, Valedictorian Honored guests, family, friends, teachers, and fellow graduates, good afternoon. We are glad that you have come to share this momentous event in our lives. \We have anticipated this event for 12 years. We’ve hoped for it…
Groundwork on new college campus almost done

Richard Froese South Peace News The new campus of Northern Lakes College in High Prairie is moving along on pace. “Construction continues to progress on schedule despite the unusually wet summer weather,” says Paul Chaulk, NLC senior director of facilities.…