June 21st, 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

April 2018 Report from Trustee Hunter

 

The Board of Trustees has now completed its school tours. I had the privilege of watching all of RockyThe Board of Trustees has now completed its school tours. I had the privilege of watching all of RockyView schools in action. We all can be proud of the work being done in our schools. At the elementarydivision, I saw a variety of PIP programs in operation. These are early intervention programs for students who have non-verbal communication and are in need of specialized intervention. This is a jointprogram between RVS and Alberta Health Services and is designed to support our youngest learning inneed of learning supports. Some schools offered before and after school programs. Many K-4 and K-8schools offer breakfast programs, and have a fridge that is available to students where they can access nutritional snacks for no cost throughout the day.

 

The focus on literacy is evident in all of our schools. Most K-4 schools have levelled literacy intervention programs to assist students with literacy needs. Did you know that RVS has an online lending library, ifnot, ask you school administration how you can access this resource. Recently RVS has added additional support to high schools to build staff capacity in the area of literacy. Many schools organize reading times where all students have reading. Students are organized according to reading level not grade –instruction is given at the reading level of the student – all staff is involved thus reducing the numbers of students for instruction.

 

All schools are equipped with modern technology to facilitate learning and meet the diverse needs of students. The use of cloud-computing facilitates student access of their work anytime, anywhere.Teamwork is evident in all schools with students working together to complete projects and share knowledge. For example, a Grade 2 class, was working with magnifiying technology attached to their IPads to identify patterns in wings they were studying. Another class was using Google earth to map outthe bat colonies in Alberta. Most of our 5-8 schools and all of our high schools are equipped with 3-D printers, CNC technology. As well most of our schools K-12 have some robotics and coding strands.Some schools are using Virtual Reality technology to enhance science and social studies curriculum.

 

At the high school level, students can access Rockyview’s online learning modules. This flexibility allows students with scheduling conflicts to take the subjects they want. Some 9-12 schools are experimenting with offering classes in the evening to facilitate student scheduling.

 

Schools take their Alberta Education Achievement results seriously. Staffs meet to review achievement and make decisions how to further improve learning for students.

 

All schools focus on social responsibility and actively work to have students engage in projects and fundraising that contribute to their communities, help the less fortunate or contribute as global citizens helping communities across the world.

 

Although it is done differently in all schools, the arts are a focus of school programs involving traditional art instruction, drama, band and music and moving to digital photography and music and video production.

 


As well, all schools have healthy physical education programs with many schools at the 5-12 levels offering outdoor education, weight training, and kinesiology, in addition to the traditional course offerings.

 

Rockyview schools recognize that times are changing and while traditional academic skills are vital they are not enough to equip students for the fast pace of change. Thus we are seeing the move to flexible spaces, flexible learning environments, greater individualized instruction, a focus on inquiry and project-based instruction and applied learning where for example in math, the children actually have toconstruct something to demonstrate their understanding.

 

We have a highly trained workforce that is committed to the success of students and adaptation to learning environments. Teachers belong to communities of practice where they work with colleagues toshare their work and advance the profession and their practice. Many teachers at the secondary level have created online modules for students using “Moodle”, thus allowing teachers to have more one-on-one instruction time.

 

Education today is a complex web of people, curriculum, facilities, technology, health services, legal and financial constraints. We can be proud of our staffs that negotiate this intricate web to care for andteach our students.

 

Westbrook School had its Global Coin and School Supply Drive to support the building of water well inthe Thar Desert. Visit http://www.muneerwelfare.org for more information. The One World Drum Co.visited the school March 19-23 to foster cultural awareness.

 

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/