Schools and youth

Schools and youth

Information and news on local schools and education programs.

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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff St. Albert – Greater St. Catholic Schools trustee Jacquie Hansen, who represents St. Albert on the seven-member school board was elected president of the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), an organization that represents Alberta’s 62 locally-elected school boards.

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By Stephen Dafoe Namao – Blind golfer Johanna Camarta was 25 when she first noticed something wasn’t right with her vision. Driving with her husband one night she noticed that when she closed one eye she could see the tail lights ahead of her, but when she closed the other she could not.

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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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]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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]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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By MorinvilleNews.com Staff Morinville – École Georges P. Vanier School students had the opportunity to hear a Halloween story and hear about the readers’ jobs in the community last week.

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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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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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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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By Stephen Dafoe Namao – With the books put away and the students gone for the weekend, local teachers gathered in the Sturgeon Composite High School gymnasium Friday night for a little bit of dodge ball and a great deal of fun.