School News

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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Sparky Visits Elementary Classes

October 12th, 2017

On October 10, Sparky the Fire Dog visited elementary classrooms with members of the Swan Hills Fire Department. “Every Second Counts; Plan Two Ways Out”, is this year’s NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association) campaign for Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, 2017. Chief Aaron Kilpatrick, Deputy Chief Clint Baker, Lieutenant Jenna Rivet, and Junior Firefighters Erin […]

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Students Dress in Support

October 12th, 2017

When six-year-old Phyllis Webstad reported to her first day of school at St. Joseph Mission residential school, her brand new, shiny, orange shirt, was taken away and never returned to her. She didn’t understand and felt that no one cared, that she wasn’t worth caring about. You can read her story here. It is in […]

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Students Raise $870 for Cancer Research

October 12th, 2017

Swan Hills School couldn’t have asked for a nicer autumn day for the Terry Fox run on Thursday. At 10:45, Community Peace Officer and Swan Hills Fire Department Captain Clint Baker climbed to the roof to take a photo of the participating students. Then each class, depending on grade, ran or walked from one to […]

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Students Learn About Logging Industry at Huestis

October 12th, 2017

In Grade 6, students visit the Huestis Demonstration Forest north of Whitecourt to learn about trees. The Grades 7 & 8 classes visited this year for a forestry harvest demonstration. The process was explained and they observed the equipment at work. Afterwards, the equipment operators answered questions from the students and allowed the students to board the […]

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High School Students Explore Future Possibilities

October 12th, 2017

Twenty-three Swan Hills High School students broadened their future options by attending the Career and Education Expo at the Jean Millar Centre in Whitecourt on September 22nd. Showcasing regional business and educational opportunities, the Expo featured fifty-two exhibitors. Thirteen of these exhibits had demonstrations and/or virtual simulators. A full twenty-eight post-secondary institutions were in attendance. […]

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Orange Shirt Day

September 25th, 2017

On Monday, October 2nd, Swan Hills School staff and students are encouraged to wear orange shirts to acknowledge the history of Canadian Residential Schools. Indian Residential Schools existed from 1884 to 1996, and had a large and terrible effect on thousands of aboriginal children. The Canadian Government offered an apology to aboriginal people for the […]

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Busy Night at Welcome Back Barbecue

September 22nd, 2017

September 20th may have been a chilly evening in Swan Hills, but the school’s large gymnasium was warm and cheerful as it was quickly filled with staff, students, parents, and community members who gathered for the annual Welcome Back Barbecue. Although no official count was taken, over 400 hot dogs were served, and all tables […]

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Students Run Well Through Inclement Weather

September 22nd, 2017

Through the cold and wet weather, our student athletes went to Westlock for a Cross- Country Race. Some notable finishes were: Kristen K, placing 10th, Rachel R. placing 7th, and Hannah B. placing 4th. Owen M., Robert S., Tayven H., Aubrey Z. and Jaysen H. all had top 15 place finishes. Great job to all […]

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Canoeing a Hit at September Outdoor Ed

September 19th, 2017

September has proven to have great advantages when it comes to the Grades 5 & 6 Outdoor Education Camp-Out. In past years, the classes have visited Camp Warwa in the spring to get the students outside after the long winter. Although the students have always enjoyed the many activities available at that time of the […]

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