Red Deer Public School District

Previous News Archive

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Apr 20 - Working for smiles and hugs!

Building connection and relationships - that is what volunteers in our schools do. They are an integral part of a school community. We have many dedicated volunteers in Red Deer Public. Two of those at Oriole Park Elementary say the rewards of volunteering are immeasurable. Micheline Paquette,...

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Apr 18 - Reading Buddies literacy program going for 25 years

Literacy is a priority for Red Deer Public Schools, and for the past 25 years community volunteers have helped to ensure students continue to build confidence in their reading. The Reading Buddies Program takes place at G.H. Dawe School each Friday. The program sees students paired up with commun...

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Apr 18 - Everyone has a ‘buddy’ at Mattie McCullough

A student-driven initiative will soon become reality at Mattie McCullough Elementary. A $1,000 grant from the Alberta Teachers’ Association will allow for a buddy bench to be built on the new Access For All Barrier-Free Playscape at Mattie McCullough to help ensure all children have a playmate....

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Apr 17 - Navigating through ‘fake news’

‘Fake news’ has increased our awareness that not all information out there is necessarily true and accurate. But in today’s digital world, how do we tell what information on the Internet is real and what is not? How to navigate that is this month’s Digital Citizenship lesson titled Informati...

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Apr 16 - Volunteers make a difference in students’ lives

Red Deer Public’s dedicated volunteers make a huge impact on the lives of students and staff and there are many opportunities to volunteer within the District. One of those dedicated volunteers is Jaelene Tweedle. She has volunteered with Red Deer Public for 11 years in various capacities. ...

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Apr 13 - The Power of H changes the culture at Hunting Hills

Home, Honour, Health, Hope and Heart - what do those words mean to you? To staff and students at Hunting Hills High School, they are words to live by. Last fall, staff and students at Hunting Hills High School implemented a school theme - The Power of H - which encompasses the philosophy of th...

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Apr 11 - Students at North Cottage High School have 10,000 reasons to celebrate!

The school was recently selected as the recipient of the Best Buy School Tech Grant - a value of $10,000. The money will go towards building an enhanced computer lab and will allow North Cottage to be equipped with high end desktop computers which will be used to provide instructional opportunities...

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Apr 11 - Summer School 2018 - Registration Open

Summer School 2018 Alternative School Centre  #202, 5214 - 47 Ave, Red Deer Registration Now Open (Closes June 14, 2018) ** a waiting list will be created once capacity has been reached or deadline has passed Students may select ONE course only to complete during Summer School ...

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Apr 10 - Alternative School Centre….We’re going to Disneyland!

Disneyland - it’s a place every child dreams of going to, but for some it will never happen. Imagine being in high school and that opportunity comes along. That opportunity has come to students at the Alternative School Centre as they are set to travel to Los Angeles later this year to take par...