Schools and youth

Schools and youth

Information and news on local schools and education programs.

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Three Morinville residents are off to Medicine Hat to compete in the 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games July 7 to 9. Jake Weismantel, Chris Schmidt, and Alexis Morgan-Taylor are all part of a St. Albert softball team competing in the games.

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Wayne Rufiange is the very first public school principal the Town of Morinville has ever had. It’s a role he’s shaped and worked at for six years and, this week, it comes to an end. Rufiange is saying goodbye to Morinville Public School (MPS) students, his teaching staff, and the Sturgeon School Division (SSD) community to take on a new opportunity in the Town of Westlock—that of high school principal.

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Council has received their first presentation from the Morinville Youth Leadership club following their inaugural year of operating in the community. The group, a community program designed to give youth an opportunity to set priorities for community involvement and leadership, had three members present to council on their experience.

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star will mix with pop songs and heavy metal this weekend as Smith Music hosts their annual student concert series. Far from a recital, the local music school has always tried to mix the acts into a show worthy of the audiences attending but also the hard work students have put in over the year.

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Morinville Sobeys is exchanging tasty ice cream for $2 donations this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Morinville Youth Programming was selected as the charity in Morinville for the company's Canada Screams for Ice Cream campaign and Kids Paying-it-Forward program.

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The Government of Alberta is investing an additional $75 million to benefit students and teachers during the 2017-18 school year. Minister David Eggen announced the Classroom Improvement Fund (CIF) Tuesday morning, but the CIF was part of the central agreement reached between the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Teachers Employer Bargaining Association in May.

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Two local teens have burst onto Alberta’s volleyball scene in a big way. Carter Hills and Andrew Seguin, grade 10 students from Morinville Community High School (MCHS), have taken their sport by storm. Lately, they’ve been spending their time winning championships, being recognized as tournament All-Stars, and receiving invitations to try-out with volleyball’s best-of-the-best.

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Above: Ellise Johson (left) and Bonnie Provost cut the ribbon on Fable Day Care Center. - Submitted Photo by Stephen Dafoe Click here to see our...

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Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre and the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ issues, was at Morinville Public School on Friday afternoon. Also joining him was his Mother Shirley and nephew Ethan Boissonnault.

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The 3061 1st Combat Engineers Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps held its 18th Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) Saturday at the Morinville Curling rink with Mayor Lisa Holmes as the Reviewing Officer.