School News

An Artist Among Us is Recognized

May 9th, 2018

Jesse F. says he wasn’t really interested in drawing before he was suddenly inspired to create his Remembrance Day poster, which has recently been recognized in the Canadian Legion Poster Contest. His mother remembers at least one other inspired drawing, when Jesse rendered Batman, in red permanent marker, climbing an embossed-wallpaper-covered living room wall. She […]

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Whooo’s Reading Exceeds Expectations

May 7th, 2018

Once again, our students have gone beyond our expectations. In the Whooo’s Reading readathon, held during the month of April, our reading goal was nearly doubled, with students logging 38,142 minutes, and our fundraising goal came in over 50% higher than projected. Wow! Great job students! We are very grateful to families at home, who […]

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A Triumphant Night (or Two) of Fractured Tails

April 26th, 2018

Division Two students recently brought two nights of entertaining theatre and elegant dining to our community. Over 160 people attended the third annual Swan Hills School Dinner Theatre to enjoy ‘A Night of Fractured Tails’, featuring six versions of the classic, ‘Three Little Pigs’, performed by Grades five and six students. In most of the […]

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Stuck for a Good Cause

April 17th, 2018

Mr. Sekulich was taped to the wall yesterday! Kids paid a Loonie for a strip of duct-tape to stretch across the principal, who stood on a block against the gym wall. Finally, after 392 strips were applied, the block was removed, and Mr. Sekulich was indeed adhered to the wall…or was he? His patience must […]

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Local Students at Edmonton Science Fair

April 9th, 2018

Two Grade 4 students and a Grade 7 student presented their science projects at the Edmonton Regional Science Fair this past weekend. All three were recognized by the Chemical Institute of Canada for their knowledge and application of Chemistry in their projects. Jordyn, Owen, and Aden, received certificates and a periodic table. Owen also brought […]

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Former Student Returns to Give Students a Taste of Coding

March 22nd, 2018

“Coding is today’s language of creativity,” according to Canadian computer scientist, Maria Klawe. “All our children deserve a chance to become creators instead of consumers of computer science.” Computer pioneers Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, along with many others, believe everybody should learn to program a computer because it teaches them to think. Junior and […]

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Priceless Memento for $15

March 20th, 2018

The Yearbook Crew is hard at work completing the 2017-2018 Swan Hills School Yearbook so that we can have delivery in June. Because our order must be pre-paid, we can only order as many as have been paid for, and we must submit that order by April 27. If you would like a yearbook for […]

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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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