School News

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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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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