December 9th, 2022
 | 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
 

Schools are well into the swing of learning. For the most part there is a return to a normal school year. An exception would be travel outside of the country. Rocky View Schools will not approve out-of-country travel this year. Travel within Canada will continue.


Rocky View School District continues to grow by about 1000 students per year. The Board is in dire need of new schools and portables to accommodate the rise in student population. The Board met with Minister LaGrange to advocate for new schools in Rocky View. The Board will actively be engaging with communities to highlight the extreme need for student accommodation in Rocky View schools.


In its effort to support school councils and the work that councils do in support of students and parents, the Board hosted a by-laws workshop for school councils October 6, and on October 27, 2022 held the joint School Council/ School Board meeting, its first in person meeting in over 2 years.


Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange has appointed lawyer Julia Sproule as the province’s first teaching profession commissioner. Her five-year contract begins January 1, 2023. Sproule will oversee a new complaint process for the province’s 46 000 teachers.


Tuesday, October 11, Rocky View Schools enabled SMS/text messaging service to parents, which will be used to disseminate timely information, such as school closures from both RVS and the schools their children attend.


Alberta Education has awarded $4 million in dual credit start-up and enhancement funding to 43 school authorities for the 2022/23 school year. RVS schools received a $50 000 grant to assist students enrolled in dual-credit programs. Below are the institutions that RVS high school kids are enrolled in:

  • 2 SAIT pre-employment
  • 3 second year welding at Olds College
  • 12 online at Olds College in various courses
  • 11 online at SAIT in various courses
  • 28 in Turning Point which is a trades exploration course
  • 32 in Tech for Ag at Olds College
  • 5 in Vet Tech Assistant course at Olds College
  • 40 females will be taking part in “Jill of All Trades” (planning still in progress)

This funding enables school authorities, public charter and accredited funded independent (private) schools to provide students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 with learning experiences to earn both high school credits and credits that count toward a post- secondary certificate, diploma, or degree, including a journeyperson certificate. These learning experiences will be developed in collaboration with an eligible post-secondary, business and/or industry partner.


Education continues to see educational options for parents, and school boards are trying to meet the needs of families. A remote island in British Columbia is an example.


A recent article in the Edmonton Journal gives some interesting information about the indigenous population in Alberta. Rocky View schools has set Truth and Reconciliation as a focus area, the article sets out the need for continued work. Link to article www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/indigenous-population-in-edmonton-area-continues-to-grow-statistics-canada-says-1.6624253


Mental health continues to be in the forefront of educational decisions. Parents, teachers and students are advocating for greater mental-health supports. The recent “Support Public Education” rally in Edmonton spoke this issue in a list of others. A recent immigrant youth summit also focused on mental health support needs.


calgarysun.com/news/local-news/immigrant-youth-wellness-summit-builds-much-needed-peer-leadership/wcm/756e242b-35e3-4686-9567-2b096527e47f

 

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For Parents of students who have children with special needs the following links may be helpful:

 

 

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

                              
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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/