February 16th, 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


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.


Update Report



The following is a link to an excellent commentary on the professionalization of youth sports. If you are like me – you are living this.



I had the opportunity to attend the Gaming Addiction Workshop sponsored by the Sinneave Foundation.

The presenter Cameron Adair was at one time addicted to computer games, so he had lots of insight. I have sent those notes separately.

I recently attended the Alberta School Boards Association Winter Leadership conference. One of the sessions I attended was an update on the state of First Nations, Metis and Inuit educational implementations:. In their presentation, a number of findings were given re: the status of implementation of various FNMI initiatives, which while the numbers are still low across the province, initiatives are improving.

The following are the recommendations for implementation in Board policy statements:
-one Indigenous Trustee on every Board
-hiring of Indigenous staff to fill Indigenous roles.
-providing Indigenous language courses
-funding Indigenous programs in addition to FMNI funding
-allowing for Indigenous ceremonies in schools eg. Smudging
-creation of an Indigenous Standing Committee
-providing FMNI professional development for teachers
-development of FNMI resources
-development of strategies for FMNI success


The Board has adopted the following Land Acknowledgement statement “Rocky View Schools acknowledges and recognizes all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honor the ways of knowing of Indigenous Peoples and all Peoples, for future generations.”


The following IMR (Maintenance and Renovation) Projects affecting Ward 5 schools were approved January 24, 2019:
Bragg Creek -feasibility of constructing a waste water force main from the school to the Hamlet of Bragg Creek
Springbank Middle – makeup air #2 replacement – portable end; learning commons upgrade
Elbow Valley – make up air mechanical and boilers (engineering only)
Springbank High -heat pumps and cooling tower upgrade

In anticipation of the upcoming Provincial Election, the Board of Trustees has created an “questions to ask candidates about school issues” pamphlet. It will be available at your school’s front desk or at a School Council meeting once the writ is dropped.

There is lots of excitement around the 4 YR plan. Broad stakeholder feedback has been solicited: students, parents, business people, teachers and educational researchers. The Plan should be completed in March of this year. Great student input through project-based learning activities, as well as a focus on foundational skills form the basis of the plan. You can access the plan on the Rock View website as well as provide your input.

The Board is contemplating opening another unique learning opportunity called “The Farm”. A local farmer is donating land for the project and many local businesses have stepped up to help plan. More details to come.



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



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/