August 19th, 2018
 | Calgary, Alberta

School Division & Schools

Rockyview School Division

Education Centre
2651 Chinook Winds Drive S.W.
Airdrie, Alberta T4B 0B4
Main Switchboard: (403) 945-4000
Main Fax: (403) 945-4001
Transportation Dept: (403) 945-4100

Website: www.rockyview.ab.ca

 

Ward 5 - Judi Hunter

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Judi Hunter, Trustee for Ward 5, is serving her first term as trustee. Ward 5 represents schools in Springbank, Bearspaw, Bragg Creek, Westbrook and rural Cochrane. Civic duty and community contribution are important to Judi, and she sees herself as an advocate for public education. She has been active in the Springbank community for several years, most recently coaching soccer. Previously, she was also active in politics, coached debate clubs and involved in public speaking for youth. She completed a Bachelor of Education and Master of Education and was a former principal with the Calgary Board of Education. Judi has been married for 50 years and has eight grandchildren attending schools in Rocky View. Her interests lie with sports, her family, travel and learning – nothing gives her more pleasure than to see someone learning.

 

Update Report

May 2018 Report from Trustee Hunter

 

It has been a busy month despite including a Spring Break.  The Board through its consultation process has found a way to find the one million dollars to manage the expected transportation shortfall.  While the decision will have impact, the Board hopes that the impact will be the least intrusive for families. While the Board has made changes, administration has been asked to continue to look for further cost savings.

 

The Department of Education has received feedback from all parts of the province in this regard and is now initiating its own parent consultation.  The process however is not expected to conclude prior to the fall of 2018, so changes, if made, will occur in the 2019-2020 school year.

 

I attended the annual School Councils Conference that was held in Edmonton, April 20-22. The conference was sold out!  And no wonder, the sessions were pertinent and varied. Minister Eggen opened the conference with a speech outlining the highlights of the Department of Education’s work.  After the speech he answered questions for about 45 minutes. The Keynote speaker, Dr.Lynn Miller, was outstanding. Her speech, entitled “Mental Health Matters” spoke about the emerging mental health concerns of children and youth as an urgent Canadian Health problem.  In addition, there was plenty of interaction with colleagues from across the province as well as a resource fair. It was certainly a conference I will attend again and would encourage school councils to send a representative.

 

Trustees met with the Town of Crossfield, the Town of Cochrane and City of Chestermere with end to understanding issues that are pertinent to all parties.  The Board is very concerned about not receiving approval for any new schools in this last round of funding announcements. In order to be considered at all for a school the school-site needs to be ready.  That means the land needs to be levelled and services in place which is the responsibility of our municipal partners. With our population growth at over 5% per year, Rockyview needs to build at least two schools each year.  With no construction approvals this round, our communities will experience an accommodation crisis by 2021.

 

I attended the documentary “Screenagers” hosted by the Springbank schools It was an excellent film informing parents regarding the research on the use of technology and issues that parents should know.   You can google “Screenagers” to get the website.

 

This past weekend I attended a wonderful Spring Fair at Westbrook School.  The event involved displays of student art, horticultural, handicrafts, science projects, baking and included a pet show in the front  yard of the school. Parents offered a home-made lunch at family-friendly prices. The Fair was fabulous example of how schools are integrally linked to communities.

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

Springbank Community High School (9-12 English & FI)

School:              Springbank Community High School
Address:           32226 Springbank Road
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z-2L9 
Phone:               403-246-4771                                               
Grades:              High School
Population:       750
Contacts:          Title:       Principal
                            Name:    Jeff Chalmers  
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Website:           www.springhs.rockyview.ab.ca

Springbank Middle School (5-8 English & FI)

School:              Springbank Middle School
Address:           244235 Range Road 33
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z-2E8 
Phone:               403-242-4456                                               
Grades:              Middle School
Population:       552
Contacts:          Title:       Principal
                            Name:    Darrell Lonsberry  
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 Website:         http://springmd.rockyview.ab.ca

École Elbow Valley Elementary (K-4 English & FI)

School:               École Elbow Valley Elementary
Address:           244209 Range Road 33
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z-2E9 
Phone:               403-242-1117                                               
Fax:                    403-247-7666                                               
Grades:              K-4
Population:       615
Contacts:          Title:       Principal
                            Name:    Lindsay Adams

                              
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Website:           http://evalley.rockview.ab.ca

 

PRIVATE SCHOOLS 

Edge School 

School:              Edge School
Address:           33055 Township Road 250
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z 1L4
Phone:               403-246-6432                                               
Fax:                    403-217-8463 
Grades:             5-12
Contacts:         Title:       Principal/CEO
                           Name:    Cam Hodgson

                           Title:       Assistant Principal
                           Name:    Keith Taylor

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Website:          http://www.edgeschool.com

Springbank Playschool Association 

School:              Springbank Playschool
Address:           C32224 Springbank Road
                           (2nd floor of the Springbank Park for all Seasons)
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z-2L9 
Phone:               403-240-9248                                               
Grades:              3 & 4 year olds

 Website:         http://www.springbankplayschool.ca/