Schools and youth

Schools and youth

Information and news on local schools and education programs.

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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – Diners and shoppers along 100 Ave. and 100 St. got a little musical entertainment last week courtesy of students from Smith Music. Eight musicians performed at a number of area businesses between Aug. 17 and 20, breaking into two separate groups and ending the week as an eight-piece band ... ARTICLE CONTAINS VIDEO CONTENT AND PHOTO GALLERY

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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – The floor of the Morinville Tiny Tots trailer glistens, reflecting the primary colours of the educational toys and tools resting on it, brightly coloured objects that will soon delight and teach a new crop of students at the Morinville preschool. ...

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By Stephen Dafoe Legal – The dreams of riding along the half-pipe didn’t exactly move any closer to reality Aug. 16, but Legal’s mayor and councillors remain committed to making it happen as soon as possible ...

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By Stephen Dafoe Legal – We’ve all seen it and many of us have done it. A group of teenagers come walking down the street towards us and we cross the road to avoid their approach. While the manoeuvre may avoid that particular interaction, it actually helps widen the gap between youth and those of us who are not so youthful any longer.

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By Stephen Dafoe Article contains video content Morinville – The middle of a jungle might seem like a strange place to find a magician, but that is precisely where approximately 50 local children met Edmonton magician Brian Lehr Tuesday afternoon. Well, figuratively at least ...

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Edmonton – Students interested in teaching in Northern Alberta have until Oct. 15 to apply for a $16,000 bursary, money intended to help them with education expenses as they prepare for their career in teaching.

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Legal – Town council gave their blessing to administration to go ahead with an expansion to Legal’s out-of-school care program. Legal FCSS Coordinator Ruthann Weeks told council the program ran strictly as an after school program three days per week last school season, but she wished to expand the program to cover the entire school week, something feedback on last year’s program indicated there was a desire for.

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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – Spending fifteen minutes with Lee and Sandy Paley before their afternoon performance, one is left with the certainty that the couple, best-known for their long-running children’s program Ballooner Landing, truly love performing for children. The Calgary couple, who have been writing and performing children’s songs for a quarter century, gave two area performances July 14 ... CLICK HEADLINE for full article.

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By Étienne Thevou Sturgeon County – There will be a Ballooner Landing landing in Sturgeon county next week. Children’s performers Lee and Sandy Paley are set to perform in Gibbons and Morinville July 14 as part of both towns’ summer library programs. CLICK HEADLINE to read full article.

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By Stephen Dafoe Morinville – Students won’t be the only ones saying goodbye to Notre Dame Elementary School this week, two of the school’s longest-tenured teachers will be as well. But unlike many of the school’s students, the teachers will not be returning to stroll the hallways this fall. Viviane Pezer and Linda Gibson are retiring after 15 and 28 years with Notre Dame, respectively.