School News

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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November News Catch-Up

November 23rd, 2017

The past few weeks have kept us back somewhat on our news updates as we prepared the new website for its launch. Now that it’s up, we welcome any feedback from parents, students and elsewhere. Here’s what’s been going on at school in the meantime. Halloween Howler The annual Halloween Howler Volleyball Tournament took place […]

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Creativity Shone at Halloween Parade

October 31st, 2017

It’s always great to see the students having fun together, and there is always lots of opportunity for fun at Halloween. In the morning the Division One students made caramel apples, while Junior High carved their own pumpkins. Captain Sekulich inspected his ship during the lunch break and posed for a picture with the disguised […]

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Swan Hills Welcomes New Trustee

October 19th, 2017

After seven years of dedicated and productive service as School Board Representative for Swan Hills, Sheri Watson recently resigned, leaving the position open. We are pleased to welcome Nancy Keough, who has been acclaimed as our new trustee. She will be sworn in at the October 25th meeting of the PHPS Board at the regional […]

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Soccer First Sport in Division 2 League

October 19th, 2017

Just before the snow flew, participating boys and girls in Grades 4 through 6 enjoyed a trip to Fort Assiniboine on October 3rd for a soccer game, and then to Busby on the 5th for a full-day divisional tournament. Our school is involved in the PHPS Division 2 Sports League for the first time this […]

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High School Students Win Scholarships

October 19th, 2017

Two high school students discovered that it can pay to enter draws and apply for scholarships. Kaely, Grade 12, and Kyra, Grade 11 each won scholarships to the Eveline Charles Academy. The students entered a draw at the Career Fair in Whitecourt that they attended on September 22nd. Kaely received $1000 towards a full-time program, and Kyra won […]

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