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New school – new design unveiled for parents

Sturgeon School Division held an Open House Nov. 8 on the new Grade 5 to 9 public school that they are building in Morinville.

The Open House at Morinville Public School included a presentation by Group 2 Architecture Interior Design architect Bill Saul. It was an opportunity to learn about the location, planning, design and community consultation. […]

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Morinville’s new schools could have solar panels

The province announced Wednesday that the government is making funding available for the installation of solar panels at 36 school projects now in the planning or design phase that have not yet gone to tender. This includes the Greater St. Albert Catholic School Division’s K-5 and Sturgeon School Division’s 5-9 projects. […]

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Town moves ahead with plan for new public school

“We have a school site.” The final words from Mayor Holmes after resolving months of uncertainty on the future of public schooling in Morinville. The declaration followed unanimous votes on three bylaws that allow for a new school site to go ahead that is supported by the Province, School Board and Town. […]

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How much do school trustees earn?

Being a school trustee is an extremely demanding and time-intensive undertaking, points out Dr. Michele Dick, Sturgeon School Division Superintendent. […]

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Rotary receives $5000 from Town for Mentorship Program

The Rotary Club of Morinville received a $5000 cheque through the Town of Morinville’s Family and Community Support Services Department. Councillor Gordon Putnam made the presentation on behalf of the Town to Gordon Boddez on behalf of the Rotary Club.
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Arena site still likely for new school

A site near the Ray McDonald arena still appears the most likely place for Morinville’s planned public 5-9 school project, following a Mar. 23 meeting of the concerned parties.

“Yesterday’s meeting was very productive,” Greg Hofmann, the Town’s director of planning and development, told Morinville News. […]

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More homework required for new public school, SSD says

At the March 23 Sturgeon School Division Board Meeting Superintendent Dr. Michele Dick provided a recap of the school status meeting held earlier that day.

Dick provided a verbal summary and said the Mar. 23 meeting had representatives from Sturgeon School Division, Town of Morinville, Alberta Education Capital Planning, Alberta Infrastructure, Alberta Transportation and the project’s architect.
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Town and School Division meet with government on school project

Town of Morinville staff met Monday with representatives of Sturgeon School Division and the provincial government to push forward the new public 5-9 school project.

Council was briefed Tuesday evening on the discussions about the proposed site for a new public school in Morinville, which involved staff from the Alberta Transportation, Education, and Infrastructure departments. […]

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Town and Division meet on school issue

Morinville Town Council and Sturgeon School Division (SSD) Board members held a joint meeting in Morinville Council Chambers Feb. 23. A handful of Morinville Public School parents attended to listen to the conversations taking place about the future of a promised 5-9 middle school for the community. […]

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Minister of Education meets with Division and Council

Alberta Education Minister David Eggen wants area residents to know that the province is truly committed to building a new public school in Morinville.

This was the point stressed by the Minister after he came out of a Feb. 17 meeting with representatives of the Town of Morinville and Sturgeon School Division in regards to the planned Public Junior High School. […]

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Morinville school numbers show clear need for school

The details of a new Sturgeon School Division junior high school may be up in the air, but it’s certain that student population at the present Morinville Public School is going up.

According to Principal Wayne Rufiange, the current school enrolment is 701 students from Preschool through Grade 8. […]

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Town frustrated with Province, School Division, as public school delay tensions rise

The new Junior High school is also slated to have an adjacent high school built later and was expected to be built using a combination of Sturgeon School Division land, as well as Town Municipal Reserve land. This followed Sturgeon School Division’s requesting the site (behind the current Ray McDonald Sports Center), approved by Town Council last June. […]

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Rotary Club of Morinville at front of Mentorship Program

The Rotary Club of Morinville has partnered with Sturgeon School Division, Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools, and the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers & Big Sisters (BGCBBBS) of Edmonton. The groups will undertake a student mentorship program for students in Morinville and the surrounding community. A signing ceremony was held at the club’s Sept. 2 meeting. […]

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Holmes new principal at Morinville Learning Centre

Morinville Learning Centre’s new Principal Thomas Holmes said there were lots of students attending the centre this year.

“We have students that are in High School that are upgrading classes, taking course work here because traditional classroom setting is not best for their learning,” he said. “This could be students that want to go through a course faster than they might otherwise in a regular classroom.” […]

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Council approves requested school locations after emotional debate

After a lengthy and often emotional debate, Council has decided to go ahead with two new school sites that were both requested by their school boards.

Council passed a bylaw that would transfer to Sturgeon School Division their preferred location adjacent to the current Ray McDonald Sports Centre for a new public middle school (Grades 6-9). The existing arena will be demolished as the new recreation facility east of Town is ready.
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