Wolf Creek Public Schools honours ‘Friends of Education’

By rdnewsNOW staff
April 19, 2018 - 12:03pm

Wolf Creek Public Schools has honoured a program designed to help students through stressful situations with its Friends of Education Award.

District officials say the award recognizes organizations and individuals in the community that have made a special contribution to education in Wolf Creek Public Schools.

The Board awarded the 2017/2018 Friends of Education Award to the Rainbows Program operated through two school s in Lacombe. The program is described as a non-profit organization committed to helping children with grief and loss.

“The Rainbows Program has been in our school for about seven years and in that time the impact on our students has been significant,” Wolf Creek says in a release. “Rainbows builds the confidence and self-esteem of hurting children, improves communication, prevents destructive behaviours, and improves academic performance.”

The program is research-based and is provided to small groups of children who have experienced loss through the death of a parent or through the divorce of parents.

Other nominees for this year’s WCPS Friends of Education Award included Darrel Feschuk, teacher and tutor at Ponoka Secondary Campus, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Blackfalds, the Town of Blackfalds, Clive School volunteer Marilyn Sharp, and Abby Master Builders.

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