January 25th, 2021
 | 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.

 

ROCKY VIEW SCHOOLS TRUSTEE UPDATE

JUDI HUNTER, WARD 5
 

Happy New Year to All!

 

I am sure, that we are all happy to see the back of 2020 as we look forward with hope to 2021. Despite all of our concerns in 2020, we have had some positive learnings that we shouldn’t
negate. We have learned how to accept and reframe the gift of time, being forced to spend more time at home in positive way and less with the previous busyness of life.  We have seen how the global community has come to together to find a medical solution for COVID-19.  We have witnessed the resourcefulness of businesses and educational institutions to respond in creative ways on the fly.  We recognize the resiliency of our children and ourselves as we continue to respond to the ever-changing landscape.

 

So, it is with this in mind that I welcome 2021.  It seems to me that as a result of COVID and its restrictions, our society will be making many adjustments.  Working from home, sharing office space, finding new careers will become the norm.  There will also be an increasing demand for changes in schooling options.  Many of our students and teachers are very comfortable working from home and enjoy the flexibility of this option.  Others may want a combined option.  There may yet be unforeseen alternatives demanded.

 

Another outcome possibility is the change in how schools are used. Funding for public institutions comes from the taxpayers.  With the current economic situation in Alberta and elsewhere, governments will need to be more creative in our they fund public facilities.  There is an increasing demand for recreational facilities and community services.  There are fewer dollars available.  It seems reasonable that government begin to look more broadly at how those facilities are used. Recently a Northern Alberta trustee proposed that government provide incentives for School Boards and Municipalities to work for ways to address the common good through joint use opportunities.  While there are many road blocks to shared facilities, such exploration could create great benefits for the community at large.

 

The following is a link I received for parents of children with a learning disability. Foothills Academy is sponsoring a workshop. Workshop: An LD Journey: Breaking down
Misconceptions and Building Understanding of LD (Online) Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM MST  Register Now

 

Many people are struggling with mental health, generalized anxiety and in general would like to develop some coping skills.  I happened upon a series of youtube videos created by a profession psychologist, Emma McAdams.  They are excellent and free. 

Check out “therapy in a nutshell.” Escaping the Anxiety/Burnout/Depression Cycle - YouTube

 

For the latest updates visit the Rocky View Schools site. What's New — Rocky View Schools . 

I would encourage you to read the 2019-2023 School Learning Plan which guides are budget decisions.

 

 

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:    Darrell Lonsberry  
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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:    Mary McGee
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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 2E8
Phone:               403-242-1117                                                                                           
Grades:              K-4
Population:       615
Contacts:          Principal -  Brendon Trinca, Vice Principal - Alanna Berger

                              
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/