July 25th, 2016
|| Calgary, Alberta||
On June 18, beginning at 11 a.m., Rocky View County will be conducting a TEST of the emergency notification system, Safe & Sound.
If you have signed up for Safe & Sound notifications, you will receive a TEST emergency notification to each of the contact methods you have listed on your account.
If you have signed up for Safe & Sound but don’t receive a notification, or if you would like to update your information, visit www.rockyview.ca/safe or call us during regular office hours at
Rocky View County residents who haven’t yet signed up for Safe & Sound can still take part in the test by signing up at www.rockyview.ca/safe before June 17.
Rocky View County has sent a submission to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency supporting a federal environmental review of the Alberta government’s proposed Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir project. In a letter to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA), the County outlined a number of concerns with the project that require a full environmental assessment.
Topping the list of Rocky View County’s concerns is the need for an independent look at the proposal. The County has repeatedly asked the Province for in-depth information on their analysis and decision making processes, but has not received a detailed response. “The Alberta government is the proponent of the project and they are the approver of the project. If for no other reason than optics, someone outside the Provincial government needs to take a look at this reservoir plan,” Rocky View County Reeve Greg Boehlke says.
Rocky View Schools’ (RVS) Superintendent of Schools Don Hoium is pleased to announce the appointment of Darrell Lonsberry as Principal of Springbank Middle School and Lindsay Adams as Principal of École Elbow Valley Elementary, effective August 2016.
Darrell Lonsberry, Principal, Springbank Middle School
Arriving in RVS in from the Connect Charter School (formerly Calgary Science School), Darrell Lonsberry will climb on board with RVS as Principal of Springbank Middle School. “I couldn’t be more excited than to have Darrell join our leadership team,” said Hoium. “As demonstrated over his eight-year tenure with Connect Charter School, his philosophy of learning, teaching, and leading very much aligns with the values of our jurisdiction.” Lonsberry brings over 20 years of educational experience to RVS. In addition to his principalship at Connect, he also served as an assistant principal at the school and as a teacher with the Calgary Board of Education and Grande Yellowhead Public School Division.
Lonsberry holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. He also completed Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Summer 2005 Institute, which focused on Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership.
Lindsay Adams, Principal, École Elbow Valley Elementary
Currently the Assistant Principal of École Edwards Elementary, Lindsay Adams will take the reins of École Elbow Valley Elementary as Principal in 2016/17. “Lindsay is a highly motivated educator who is passionate about instructional leadership, French Immersion programming, and working with all stakeholders to ensure every student succeeds,” said Hoium. “I know Elbow Valley will continue to thrive under her leadership.”
In addition to having served as an assistant principal in RVS since 2013, Adams has served as a classroom teacher, ministry of education liaison, and regional trainer for boards in Ontario. Currently she is the Chair of RVS’ French Immersion Benchmarks Committee and a member of the Superintendent’s Literacy and Numeracy Task Group.
Adams holds a Masters of Education, Bachelor of Education, and Bachelor of Arts all from Nipissing University in Ontario. “On behalf of our Board of Trustees, I welcome Darrell to Rocky View Schools and offer my congratulation to both he and Lindsay on their new appointments,” said Board Chair Colleen Munro. “Our leadership roster for the fall is in great form.”
In 2017 Rocky View Schools (RVS) will be introducing a next generation webportal that will change the face of RVS’ public websites and bring on board new secured classroom spaces and a parent portal. In anticipation of the portal’s development, RVS invites emerging, apprentice, and professional photographers to help capture the “Faces of Rocky View Schools”, by submitting photos that align to one of the four categories below.
Who can enter? - All students, parents, staff, and community members of Rocky View Schools are invited to participate.
What will be accepted? - Maximum of 3 images per participant, accompanied by a completed "Faces of Rocky View Entry Form" for each photo.
How do I enter? - There are two steps required to enter the Faces of Rocky View Schools contest.
Step 1: Complete and submit the Faces of Rocky View Entry Form.
What is the deadline? - Entries will be accepted online from May 15, 2016, to November 1, 2016.
How will entries be chosen? - A jury of media art teachers and professional photographers will select the images to be featured on RVS’ new website and/or school websites.