Education

Hayley Christen outlines to students at Barrie Wilson Elementary School in Red Deer how important it is to remember the lives of Aboriginal children who went missing or died while in Canada's residential schools. Remembering the Children Day will take place in Red Deer June 11.
Hayley Christen outlines to students at Barrie Wilson Elementary School in Red Deer how important it is to remember the lives of Aboriginal children who went missing or died while in Canada's residential schools. Remembering the Children Day will take place in Red Deer June 11. Sheldon Spackman

Victims of residential schools to be remembered in Red Deer June 11

By Sheldon Spackman
May 26, 2018 - 1:45pm

Students at Red Deer’s Ecole Barrie Wilson Elementary School took time on Friday to learn more about a day set aside to honour the lives of Aboriginal children who died or went missing while attending residential schools.

Hundreds of students in grades one through five at Don Campbell Elementary School in Red Deer learned all about bicycle safety at the school's first ever Bike Roadeo and Student BBQ held on Thursday.
Hundreds of students in grades one through five at Don Campbell Elementary School in Red Deer learned all about bicycle safety at the school's first ever Bike Roadeo and Student BBQ held on Thursday. Cam Pizzey

Bicycle safety the focus of Don Campbell Elementary School Bike Roadeo

By Sheldon Spackman
May 24, 2018 - 2:05pm

Over 340 grade one to five students at Don Campbell Elementary School in Red Deer learned more about bike skills and bicycle safety during the school’s first annual Bike Roadeo and Student BBQ held on Thursday.

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School staff receive training for gun, knife attacks

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
May 22, 2018 - 10:00pm Updated: May 23, 2018 - 6:41am

Staff from Red Deer schools received training earlier this month on how to respond to potentially dangerous situations.

They joined with Red Deer RCMP and Emergency Services at the former military base in Springbrook for an intensive three-day training exercise from May 10-12.

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Maskwacis Cree sign education agreement with Government of Canada

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
May 18, 2018 - 3:27pm Updated: May 18, 2018 - 7:49pm

Four Maskwacîs Cree chiefs signed a landmark education agreement on Friday.

The accord between the Maskwacîs Cree Nations and the Government of Canada marks the official transition to true local control of education to Cree Nation students in Maskwacîs.

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