April 1st, 2023
 | 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


Judi Hunter, Trustee for Ward 5, is serving her second 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.





Two of George McDougall High School's creative writing students joined the ranks of published authors this week as their recent works are now available on Amazon.

Grade 10 student Kaylee Yu and Grade 11 student Sadie Tranter said it was surreal to have an assignment they began in their creative writing class at George McDougall progress to this point.

The Stoney Nakoda First Nation in southwestern Alberta is using the written word as a way to preserve its traditional oral language. Stoney is being taught to the 1,500 students on the First Nation, starting off a few years ago with a basic textbook.

An advanced textbook and dictionary were introduced Monday to be used for teaching the language in school, along with a podcast where elders tell stories.

I attended the “Threads of Culture” webinar January 25, 26 sponsored by Saskatoon Open Door Society. It took the form of cultural conversations. A variety of speakers shared how their perception of other cultures change when the person actually lived in that other culture. There was a realization that we often receive our perspectives of other cultures from biases that formed in the culture in which we live.

The webinar shared histories of stories and dance from other cultures and explored the importance of stories and dance in culture. The webinar explored the reasons for leaving one’s country and the adjustments that are made as they create a new home in Canada.

The Alberta government produce the following infograph. This demographic forecast has many implications for the school system but society as well. 4 out of 5 Albertans will live in the Calgary – Edmonton corridor by 2046. 

The Board approved a locally developed course French 15. It is a preparatory course, intended to improve French fluency.

As of Jan. 20, 2023, the number of students enrolled in RVS schools is 27,825, an increase of 213 since Sept. 30, 2022. This brings the total number of new students joining RVS for the current school year to 1,203.

Trustees approved spending a maximum of $1.84 million to install an artificial turf field at the junior/senior school currently under construction in Langdon.

Trustees directed Superintendent of Schools to develop an administrative procedure outlining the parameters, process and approvals involved in third parties operating before- and after-school (B&AS) programs in RVS schools.

Finding space for B&AS programs in RVS’ already over-utilized schools is a challenge. The focus for RVS will remain on the education of students. Where flexible space is available and practical then a B&S program could be considered.

The Alberta government has just announced that new schools will be in this springs budget. Hopefully RVS will be
a recipient.




For Parents of students who have children with special needs the following links may be helpful:



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:    Darrell Lonsberry  
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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:    Mary McGee
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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 2E8
Phone:               403-242-1117                                                                                           
Grades:              K-4
Population:       615
Contacts:          Principal -  Brendon Trinca, Vice Principal - Alanna Berger

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



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/