School News

Sharing the Gift of Story

December 10th, 2018

Each December, the school library invites members of the community to share a seasonal story with library classes. This year, six readers read stories to students from Kindergarten to Grade 9. Older students don’t show it as much but it’s a rare student who doesn’t enjoy being read to. Our readers show the students that […]

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Students Hone Basketball Skills with Hoopnics Clinic

November 19th, 2018

On November 16th & 17th, thirty-one students and two student coaches attended the Hoopnics Basketball Clinic at Swan Hills School. Students enthusiastically embraced their clinic with Coach Chris Nichol. Coach Nichol is the Dean of Kinesiology at Grande Prairie College and has coached college basketball teams and operated clinics across Canada, the United States, Trinidad, […]

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Experiential CALM & CTS Program

November 6th, 2018

On September 24, grade 10 students from Swan Hills School and Barrhead Outreach School began a week-long program that allowed them to complete Career & Life Skills 20 (CALM 20), a course required for graduation, as well as 2 Career & Technologies (CTS) courses – Leadership Fundamentals 1 (HSS 1080) and Environmental Stewardship (ENS 1010). […]

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Share your thoughts on Student Citizenship

October 31st, 2018

The board of trustees is looking for input from parents, students, staff and community members on this question: As we examine the division Student Citizenship Awards, what are the most important considerations for the School Board to keep in mind? For over 20 years, the school board has presented Citizenship Awards to students in Grades […]

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New Staff Settling In

October 11th, 2018

Swan Hills School is pleased to welcome three new staff members for the 2018-2019 school year. Michelle Tran is the new Jr./Sr. High science teacher at Swan Hills School. She is a recent graduate from the University of Alberta, where she specialized in Physics and Math. After being inspired as a student by her own […]

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Seeking Howler Raffle Donations

October 1st, 2018

To add excitement to our annual Halloween Howler Dance (on Friday, October 26, from 7:30 – 11: 00 p.m.), the Students’ Union, in cooperation with Grizzly Cubs, is offering door prizes and hoping to set up a Raffle Table. Any prize/monetary donations would be greatly appreciated. A letter for taxation purposes can be provided to […]

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Students Elected to Represent their Classmates

September 20th, 2018

On Wednesday, September 12, elections were held for the Swan Hills Div. 3/4 Students’ Union.  Room Representatives were selected the following morning.  Most of the races were extremely close, and it was wonderful to see so many interested students!!  The first executive meeting was held on Tuesday, September 18 at noon in Mrs. Hooey’s Room […]

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Experiential CALM for Grade 10

September 13th, 2018

Swan Hills School’s grade 10 students are excited about the upcoming Experiential Career and Life Management (CALM) & CTS program that will have them travel to the Palisades Stewardship Centre in Jasper National Park for a week of outdoor learning activities that will meet outcomes for a variety of high school courses. From September 24 […]

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Last Day Fun for Junior and Senior High

June 25th, 2018

One of their teachers labeled it, “inspiring”, and, “a great way to end the year”, as she watched Division 3 & 4 students, “interact positively,” during their Fun in the Sun wind up celebration on Thursday. Beach Volleyball and Sponge Wars kept the crowd screaming happily all afternoon, culminating with a thorough soaking by Deputy […]

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Forty-Four Students Earn Responsible Reader Award

June 19th, 2018

Almost half of our elementary students have shown amazing organizational skills and responsibility by returning every one of their library books on time this year. This means remembering to return from one, at the start of Grade 1, up to seven books that students check out each week! To show her admiration and appreciation, librarian […]

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