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Schools and youth

Block Parent program in danger of being forgotten

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – After re-launching the Block Parent program in the Morinville area a few years ago, children needing a safe and friendly home would have to travel far and wide to find the aid they are looking for. There are currently 12 Block Parent households and one business between Morinville and Cardiff registered with the program which puts a highly visible sign in the windows of homes children can go to if they are lost, hurt or in danger.
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Schools and youth

Vanier students looking to help their community

]By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Watching a group of Grade 2 students marching around the gymnasium carrying cut out school buses to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus is a scene that could be seen in just about any school. But what made Tuesday afternoon’s performance special was the fact École Georges P. Vanier students were using the performance to kick off the first day of a worthy cause.

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Schools and youth

Positive ticketing program rewarding youth

]By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – When Community Peace Officer James Alaeddine pulls someone over, it’s more often than not to give them a ticket or to educate them on why they might get a ticket in the future if they don’t change their behaviour. So it’s little surprise that when the peace officer rolls up on a 12-year-old girl riding her bike, the immediate reaction is to expect the worst.

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Schools and youth

MCHS recognizes its academic excellence

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Parents, grandparents and friends of current and past Morinville Community High School (MCHS) students packed the schools gymnasium Thursday night to watch Principal Vic Pederson, teachers and members of Morinville’s business community recognize the school’s academic achievers.

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Election 2010

Turnbull elected school board chair

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Second-term Greater St. Albert Catholic School board trustee was elected chair of the board during Tuesday night’s organizational meeting.

Turnbull took the oath of office with five returning trustees and one new trustee, fellow Morinville representative Noreen Radford.

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Schools and youth

Midstream and MCHS launch lunch program

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Mugging for the camera over a container of freshly-baked cookies in the MCHS cafeteria was a light-hearted way to kick off the solution to a serious problem – many Morinville students are going to school without a lunch.

Representatives of the Morinville Midstream Support Society went to the high school Wednesday afternoon to present Sherry Wiley with a cheque for $6,000, money the coordinator of a new school lunch program to be run out … […]

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Local News

COP still monitoring speed zones

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Nearly two months into the school year, the advertisements and reminders to slow down in school zones have all been packed away for another year. But for volunteer members of Morinville’s Citizens on Patrol, the need to remind motorists to check their speed is a year round mission, not just something to talk about when summer is over.

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Local News

Tiny Tots receive visit from military

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – It’s not every day that a group of three year olds are allowed close access to a cougar, but students at Morinville Tiny Tots soon found out Tuesday afternoon that this cougar had no fur or whiskers. Rather, the cougar was a large military vehicle that once trained soldiers in the skills needed to operate tanks.

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Schools and youth

Catholic school division shines in provincial report

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville / Legal – Schools in the Greater St. Albert Catholic School Division were cast in a favourable light in Minister of Education David Hancock’s 2010 Accountability Pillar report, released this week. The Accountability Pillar measures a school division’s performance in delivering high quality education.

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