December 10th, 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

OCTOBER, 2018 NEWSLETTER from Trustee Hunter

 

October has been a busy month. The Board has reviewed it policies and priorities. We also created an advocacy statement which will form the basis of our discussions with
Government.
The three tenants are:
Equitable Access to Funding
New Schools for Growing Jurisdictions
Provincial Review on Inclusion
Rocky View Schools received, 2.7 million dollars from the Alberta Government as part of the Classroom Improvement Fund. Each school had to develop a plan to use these
funds. Distribution of funds were given on a per school base plus a per student allocation.

 

The West Rocky View schools received the following amounts.
Banded Peak 42095
Bearspaw 62501
Elbow Valley Elementary 60079
Springbank Middle 58757
Springbank Community High 74539
Westbrook 33580

 

All of our schools are full, and most are at, or exceeding capacity. Space continues to be an issue for Rocky View Schools. The Board submitted its Capital Plan to the government. Number 1 priority was for the approval of the Langdon Junior/Senior High Community School. The approval of this school will mitigate the growth issues in the Chestermere, Langdon areas of the Division.

 

The Board plans meets with Parents of Prince of Peace School in Chestermere, November 14, to address options for students attending the school. The owner of the
school has gone into receivership. The Province will not purchase this property, so the Board must find a solution for accommodating the Prince of Peace students.

 

In addition to the Prince of Peace consultations, the Board will be meeting with Airdrie parents to discuss boundary changes to accommodate growth with no further schools.
The Board has also applied for an additional 39 portables to be added to schools across the division to accommodate growth. However there is no guarantee that all of those
needed will be provided.

 

The annual general meeting for the ASBA (Alberta School Boards Association) will be held November 18-20. This meeting of School Boards across the province is used to
develop advocacy positions for discussions with Government. The Board has reviewed the annual Student Achievement Results and Satisfaction Survey Results. In general, our results have improved over last year. There continues to be a need to focus on numeracy. The Board has numeracy as one of its strategic directions. Two numeracy specialists have been hired to assist schools in improving their numeracy scores.

 

A new bus routes has been added to Harmony and also to Westbrook to alleviate overcrowding and long bus rides.
Congratulations to Curtis Ostertag for achieving 100% in the Biology 30 provincial achievement test. In June he achieved 100% in the Physics 30 provincial exam.

 

Some general information that may interest you:
The City of Airdrie is one of two cities in the final step to being awarded 10 million dollars for being a Blue Zone City, a city where the focus is on human health and
sustainability.

 

The Alberta Association of Optometrists has published the following information:
-80% of classroom learning is visual
-1 in 4 children have some form of visual problem
-43% of children will an eye problem can pass a basic visual exam
-children with vision problems are often misdiagnosed as having a learning or behavioral problem

 

Research supports for new 4YR Plan
“Neuroscience tells us that the brain is most engaged when it is discovering things for itself rather than having data poured into it…the study of neuroplasticity has shown that
learning and discovery actually create physical changes in the brain” Robertson, Darrel, (2018) “Emergence of Coaching from Servant Leadership”. The CASS Connection. Volume 14 Issue 2 16-19

 

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/