Schools and youth

Schools and youth

Information and news on local schools and education programs.

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Morinville Public School held their annual Rock Show at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Wednesday afternoon. Students and parents packed the hall and filled the bleachers for the hour-long performance.

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It has been many years since Roger Champagne was gunned down in Las Vegas by a man looking to feed his drug habit. But the Morinville man, well known for his kindness in the community, has never been forgotten by friends, family or the hundreds of Morinville Community High School (MCHS) students who were born some years after the man’s passing. Such is the legacy of Roger Champagne whose memory is honoured each year by MCHS students who take to the mountains for a bike ride that carries his name. For many of those years, the Champagne family has presented a bicycle to a student to take on the annual trip.

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The Morinville Community Cultural Centre stage played home to almost a dozen Morinville Public School (MPS) band students Wednesday afternoon as the Dragons rocked fellow students and parents with the culmination of their efforts.

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Roald Dahl’s classic story of Charlie Bucket and his visit to a well-known chocolate factory will come to life on the Morinville Community Cultural Centre’s stage May 24 and 25 at 7 p.m.

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École Notre Dame received a donation of $10,000 from the St. Albert Kinsmen Club last week. The funds will go towards the school’s Swing Set Project.

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On Wednesday the CWL (Catholic Women's League) sponsored and helped serve the HOWLS lunch for over 190 MCHS students. The HOWLS (Honor, Ownership, Welcoming, Leadership, Safety) lunch is something the school does every month to recognize students behaving in a positive manner.

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Ecole Notre Dame received a donation of $10,000 from the St. Albert Kinsmen Club Tuesday. The funds will go towards the school's Swing Set Project.

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The Morinville Community High School (MCHS) Religion 15/25 class, while looking for a service project idea, have come up with the idea of a bike-a-thon event. That fundraiser will take place Thursday and Friday this week.

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Morinville Community High School packed Hall A of the cultural centre Monday night for Crazy Town, a play by Jonathan Rand.

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Sturgeon School Division (SSD) has an extensive list of things to complete before it can welcome students into Morinville’s newest junior high school. Recently, the Division checked off an important item on their lengthy to-do list: hire a principal.