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Students may have to buckle up on buses

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Local students riding school buses may have to buckle up in seatbelts in a year or so. That concept is supported by Harry Davis, director of transportation for the High Prairie School Division. “If Transport Canada…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The high school program at St. Andrew’s School is not being disbanded. Rumours the program may be on the chopping block are being vehemently denied by Holy Family Catholic Regional Division Supt. Betty Turpin. “There is…
HPE’s Grade 5s learn survival skills

Derek CoteSandy Gairdner-RobinsonHPE Reporters This is Sandy and Derek with this week’s South Peace News report from High Prairie Elementary School. In Grade 3J, students are truly magnificent magicians. Watch out for them performing magical acts around the school and…
Students creating new games in gym

Janessa BurlockJoussard Reporter Hello, this is Janessa once again, bringing you our news. In Kindergarten, our students reported they are learning how to mix colours. This is very interesting and they are learning how the different colours are created. The…
PIC – Reach for the top!

Prairie River’s Mondi Lascuna leaps for the basketball against Slave Lake St. Francis Falcon Jasper Cabel during action at PRJH Jan. 19. The Falcons won the battle of the last two undefeated teams in the Smoky River Junior High School…
Auxilary names health care bursary winners

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Three deserving young women are the recipients of this year’s health care bursaries from the High Prairie Health Care Auxiliary. Adria Cisaroski, Cherie Friesen and Andrea Werny received their $2,000 bursaries in early January. Auxiliary president…
Students learn to survive in cold outdoors

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Midway through winter, Grade 5 students in two local schools got a hands-on lesson how to survive in the bush. Students in separate classes at High Prairie Elementary School spent a day in the cold at…
PIC – ‘There must be a way!’

High Prairie Celtics’ player Kali Brame, left, reaches for the basketball but Prairie River Raiders’ player Anna Nobert is having none of that! The Celtics, a Grade 6 team comprised of players from High Prairie Elementary School and St. Andrew’s…
Grade 5s watch their volcano erupt

Janessa BurlockJoussard Reporter Hello, my name is Janessa Burlock and I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year from all of us at Joussard School. Most of us are very happy to be back at school, learning…
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…