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Schools and youth

Georges P. Vanier has much to celebrate

By Marlene Pelletier

DARE graduation
We would like to congratulate our grade five students for the completion of the DARE program. On Wednesday, Apr. 27 the students shared their essays on what they had learned during their weekly sessions with the RCMP officers. Students also chose two students from amongst their peers whom they thought demonstrated great citizenship skills in their classroom. We would like to sincerely thank the Rural Crime Watch for their… […]

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Around the schools

Political leaders speak to MCHS students
Students at Morinville Community High School received a visit from two Alberta political leaders Wednesday morning. Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith and Alberta Party Acting Leader Sue Huff visited the school to discuss their respective parties, their parties’ platforms and why youth should become involved in the political process. […]

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Morinville secular option to be in place this fall

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Parents seeking a secular education for their children met with Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) board members Monday night for two-and-a-half hours to discuss and debate how the division will proceed with short-term plans to provide a non-religious education for their children. What is certain is that those seeking a secular education will get it, but GSACRD will not be providing it.

“It wouldn’t be us who would be providing the program, said Board Chair Lauri-Ann Turnbull. “It will certainly be us who will be working hard to find partners who will provide that in our community.” […]

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Schools and youth

Primeau’s got talent

Compiled by MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – George’s H. Primeau School launched into the spring break in style, capping off the end of school with their annual talent show. This year’s production pooled the talents of approximately 70 of the school’s students… […]

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Hancock meets with GSACRD over Morinville school issue

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – A meeting between the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) board and Education Minister Dave Hancock failed to produce the concrete results some Morinville parents were looking for in their quest for a secular educa..tion for their children. Hancock met with GSACRD Superintendent David Keohane, Chair Lauri-Ann Turnbull and other GSACRD trustees Wednesday afternoon at the Alberta Legislature to discuss the issue. […]

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Morinville Sports

Morinville Road Runners provincial champions

Morinville – The final steps of a long season were paved in gold for the Morinville Road Runners Bantam Girls. The 10 young ladies (11-12 years old) completed a Cinderella-like season on Saturday in Calgary by winning four games by a combined score of 195-96 and coming home with provincial gold medals dangling from their necks… […]

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MCHS Wolves get a new logo

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The banner was unfurled on a new era for Morinville Community High School and their Wolves brand Monday morning. After more than a decade-and-a-half of existence, the Wolves brand got a facelift. But the redesign was by the same person that created the original design back in 1994 when the high school opened its doors in Morinville. Graphic designer Raoul Mendoza, a former MCHS student who created the original… […]

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Schools and youth

Monday Morning Youth

Morinville – Students at G. P. Vanier School participated in a Winter Carnival mar. 17. The French Immersion students dressed in their bucherons attire, spent the morning tasting sucre à crème, watched a video on the Quebec Winter Carnival, played the spoons, played games, made a craft and spent time dancing… […]

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MCHS Coffee House aids Japan [Photos]

Photos By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Morinville community High School held its annual Coffee House talent show Thursday night with a wide variety of acts taking to the stage. This year’s show, held on St. Patrick’s Day, started off with some bagpipes and highland dancing before moving on to musical numbers, dance numbers, and some dramatic and comedic performances. […]

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Students get multiple benefits from month of curling

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Students from Notre Dame Elementary School spent the past four weeks throwing rocks in Morinville without anyone raising an eyebrow. Grade 5 students from Dianne Hutton’s and Catherine Chan’s classes have been travelling to the Morinville Curling Club each week to learn a bit about the sport and about each other. […]