School News

2018 Book Fair Success

March 19th, 2018

Thank you for your support of our Scholastic Book Fair. Twenty-six school and community volunteers helped us add to our book collections, raise money for the library, and promote the joy of reading. Thirty books were donated to classroom libraries by members of the community. As our portion of the sales profits, seventy-nine books and […]

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Swan Hills Students Show Well at District Science Fair

March 14th, 2018

Congratulations to all the participants in our local and district Science Fairs. The projects this year were creative, informative, and very well presented. Thirteen students participated in our local Fair on February 28, all of whom went on to the Westlock and District Science Fair on March 7, where seven projects place in the top […]

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Character Building Activities for Pink Shirt Day

March 1st, 2018

Slideshow “Bullying is a form of aggression where there is a power imbalance; the person doing the bullying has power over the person being victimized. In additional (sic) to any physical trauma incurred, bullying can result in serious emotional problems, including anxiety, low self-esteem, or depression.” That is how bullying is described on the Pink […]

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Swan Hills School’s Got Talent!

February 27th, 2018

Swan Hills School students showed off their talents at the annual ‘Swan Hills Idol’ Talent Show on Monday. The judges found it very difficult to choose from the many performances, which included singing, dancing, piano, magic, and a ventriloquist. After much deliberation, the top ten, who will have spots reserved in the community talent show […]

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Armed Forces Presentation

February 21st, 2018

Master Seaman Jeff Liew, from the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre Prairies and the North Detachment Edmonton, visited the school on Tuesday to talk to interested students in Grades 9 through 12, about what the Canadian Armed Forces is and what they do. He described some of the occupations offered and gave an explanation of the […]

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Knowledge Helps Students Make Good Choices for Safe Rides

February 5th, 2018

A snowmobile and a quad were parked in the gym last Thursday, catching the eye of students as they assembled for the ‘Safe Riders! Ride With Respect’ program for off-road vehicle education. Developed by the Alberta Snowmobile Association and sponsored in part by the Government of Alberta, along with other off-road partners, the interactive program […]

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Local Businesses Support Lifelong Learning

January 22nd, 2018

Our school has a great library offering a quality collection containing curriculum-connected and free-reading materials for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. Library programs compliment school goals. The words ‘library’, ‘books’, and ‘reading’, are shared by the school and public libraries but each library serves different functions. The school library’s mandate is to support teachers and […]

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Sharing the Gift of Story

December 8th, 2017

Each December, volunteers from the school and community take time out of their busy lives to read Christmas stories to library classes. Some bring in personal favourites from home and some choose a book from the library’s collection. This year, we would like to thank Irene Crozier, Susan Fenez, Deshia Gaudet, Nancy Keough, Aaron Kilpatrick, […]

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Cheerful Santa’s Helpers

December 6th, 2017

The table is set up in the hallway and the tree is awaiting its ornaments. Veteran elves from the Leadership group are ‘training’ newbie elves from Grade 3 and supervising the receipt of donations from generous students. New, unwrapped gifts for all ages, nonperishable food items, and cash donations, are traded for paper ornaments with […]

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Students Get a Leg-Up on Their Learner’s

November 29th, 2017

More and more students are graduating High School without their driver’s licenses. This can be a barrier to employment and is having an impact on industry. With an eye to seeing our students succeed after graduation, Swan Hills School invited Lorraine Jackson from Careers: The Next Generation and Dave MacKenzie with Safety Through Education to […]

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