December 7th, 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 second 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
 

DEC NEWSLETTER, TRUSTEE HUNTER WARD 5

 

Hard to believe we are into December, it seems like the school year had barely begun.


All Rocky View School trustees attended the Alberta School Boards Association annual fall general meeting. Trustee Baziuk was elected Vice President of the Association for the 2021-2023 school years.


The Board had the privilege of listening to Landry Fortrand from Chestermere Lake Middle School who gave a wonderful presentation on how he has changed his teaching practice in mathematics. The change is a result of the information given in the book “ Thinking Classroom in Mathematics: 14 Teaching Practices for Enhanced Learning”, by Peter Liljedahl, a mathematics professor at Simon Fraser university.


I have included links to some videos that show how this classroom works:


Video 1: 
https://youtu.be/fW5EvyK2rbs
 
Video 2:
https://youtu.be/g8C0u2XMm88
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmV5EHDNbf0


Robotics programs start early. Elbow Valley Grade 3 students shared the work they were doing with robotics. The students were excited about their work and shared their learnings.

Good news, organizations that are renting Rocky View Schools facilities will have insurance included in the reservation charge. This saves organizations having to show proof of
insurance. The reservation charge includes an insurance fee of $10.00


Below is a link to the information for the EverActive Schools Conference January 27-29.
While the conference is primarily for educators, parents are always welcome. There are a variety of sessions that parents would enjoy.


Shaping the Future 2022 Conference | Ever Active Schools


The Alberta Learning Disabilities Association is offering video offerings for parents. This is something that school councils may consider offering for parents.


https://www.normalisntreal.com/


Rocky View Schools in the news


Classroom exchanged for wide-open space


https://www.producer.com/farmliving/classroom-exchanged-for-wide-open-spaces/


Congratulations to Ms. Knight and her Drama 9 and Drama 20/30 students for a fantastic production of Shakespeare’s a “Midsummer Night’s Dream”. We look forward to more amazing work from our high school drama students.

 

 

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

Email:               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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/