April 22nd, 2019
 | Calgary, Alberta

School Division & Schools

Rockyview School Division

Education Centre
2651 Chinook Winds Drive S.W.
Airdrie, Alberta T4B 0B4
Main Switchboard: (403) 945-4000
Main Fax: (403) 945-4001
Transportation Dept: (403) 945-4100

Website: www.rockyview.ab.ca

 

Ward 5 - Judi Hunter

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Judi Hunter, Trustee for Ward 5, is serving her first term as trustee. Ward 5 represents schools in Springbank, Bearspaw, Bragg Creek, Westbrook and rural Cochrane. Civic duty and community contribution are important to Judi, and she sees herself as an advocate for public education. She has been active in the Springbank community for several years, most recently coaching soccer. Previously, she was also active in politics, coached debate clubs and involved in public speaking for youth. She completed a Bachelor of Education and Master of Education and was a former principal with the Calgary Board of Education. Judi has been married for 50 years and has eight grandchildren attending schools in Rocky View. Her interests lie with sports, her family, travel and learning – nothing gives her more pleasure than to see someone learning.

 

March 2019 Report

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER from Trustee Hunter

 

The start to 2019 has been busy making decision regarding student accommodation.  As you know already Rocky View Schools did not receive any news schools in the last round of funding. We also only received 7 portables when we asked for 39. As a result, The Board sought advice from communities as to how best to solve the accommodation crunch.

 

Consultations and decision-making for parents has been very difficult.  Many persons bought homes based on the belief that a new school was being built.  That has not been the case, and with schools full, decisions must be made as to where there is room for students.  Trustees will be making decisions about Airdrie and Chestermere within the next month.

 

The 4 Year Plan is almost finished and will be ready for ratification by the Board in September.

 

Trustees have been reviewing the Budget and setting priorities for next year.  Also, Trustees have been advocating on Educational issues both to the ASBA (Alberta School Boards Association) and to government.

 

I had the privilege of judging the Lip Sync Contest at Westbrook School.  It was great fun and the students did an awesome job of practicing routines, creating props and costumes of course, performing.

 

The Alberta Teachers Association held a lovely event welcoming all of Rocky View’s new teachers to the profession. One of those present profession, Sarah Hawley, from Cochrane Christian Academy.

was selected by a panel to be Rocky View’s nominee for the Edwin Parr Award.  This award to given to a new teacher that demonstrates outstanding pedagogy and commitment to the

 

Springbank Middle School invited a company from New Brunswick, to introduce students to the emerging fields of the control of web-based sensors, referred to as the “Internet of Things” (IOT). The company sent two staff members who brought plug and play devices that were controlled by drag and drop software.

 

The presenters indicated that IOT devices are expected to grow from 8 billion today to 80 billion within the next 8-10 years.

 

Another aspect of the presentation was to demonstrate the state of AI (Artificial Intelligence technology).  This was done by software that allowed students to take their picture which was then analyzed by the software to determine specific information about the person.  Speech recognition software was also used.

 

The presentation ended with a talk about cybersecurity.

 

A number of students from Springbank High School has been invited to participate in the Skills Competition in Edmonton.  This will include students involved in robotics, media arts and communication.

 

Springbank Community Association his working with students from media arts to develop media clips related to the Springbank Community.

 

The Alberta Schools Councils Association is holding their annual conference April 26-28, 2019 at the Delta Hotel in Edmonton.

 

Banded Peak school has been part of an educational exchange with Iceland.  Teachers from Banded Peak visited Iceland last year to observe teaching strategies and pedagogy in Iceland.  This year teachers from Iceland will be hosted at Banded Peak school.

 

Just reminder about the Paul Davis presentation on Internet Safety April 9 at Springbank High School, 7:00 pm. Tickets available on Eventbrite and at the door.

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

Springbank Community High School (9-12 English & FI)

School:              Springbank Community High School
Address:           32226 Springbank Road
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z-2L9 
Phone:               403-246-4771                                               
Grades:              High School
Population:       750
Contacts:          Title:       Principal
                            Name:    Jeff Chalmers  
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Website:           www.springhs.rockyview.ab.ca

Springbank Middle School (5-8 English & FI)

School:              Springbank Middle School
Address:           244235 Range Road 33
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z-2E8 
Phone:               403-242-4456                                               
Grades:              Middle School
Population:       552
Contacts:          Title:       Principal
                            Name:    Darrell Lonsberry  
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 Website:         http://springmd.rockyview.ab.ca

École Elbow Valley Elementary (K-4 English & FI)

School:               École Elbow Valley Elementary
Address:           244209 Range Road 33
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z-2E9 
Phone:               403-242-1117                                               
Fax:                    403-247-7666                                               
Grades:              K-4
Population:       615
Contacts:          Title:       Principal
                            Name:    Lindsay Adams

                              
Email:                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             
Website:           http://evalley.rockview.ab.ca

 

PRIVATE SCHOOLS 

Edge School 

School:              Edge School
Address:           33055 Township Road 250
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z 1L4
Phone:               403-246-6432                                               
Fax:                    403-217-8463 
Grades:             5-12
Contacts:         Title:       Principal/CEO
                           Name:    Cam Hodgson

                           Title:       Assistant Principal
                           Name:    Keith Taylor

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Website:          http://www.edgeschool.com

Springbank Playschool Association 

School:              Springbank Playschool
Address:           C32224 Springbank Road
                           (2nd floor of the Springbank Park for all Seasons)
Community:     Springbank
City:                   Calgary 
Postal Code:     T3Z-2L9 
Phone:               403-240-9248                                               
Grades:              3 & 4 year olds

 Website:         http://www.springbankplayschool.ca/