Education

Nazim Khan (centre) takes a moment for himself at the candlelight vigil held Saturday night at Red Deer City Hall.
Nazim Khan (centre) takes a moment for himself at the candlelight vigil held Saturday night at Red Deer City Hall. rdnewsNOW / Josh Hall

Education over paranoia, local Muslims preach after NZ attacks

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
March 16, 2019 - 12:19pm Updated: March 18, 2019 - 9:42am

 

“Please do not fear Muslims.”

Those are the pleading words from Jawed Iqbal, spokesperson for the Red Deer Islamic Centre, and board member with the Central Alberta Islamic Cultural Association.

Over 2,200 local teachers have gathered at the annual Central Alberta Teachers' Convention in Red Deer for the next two days. The Convention is being held at Hunting Hills and Notre Dame High Schools Mar. 14 & 15.
Over 2,200 local teachers have gathered at the annual Central Alberta Teachers' Convention in Red Deer for the next two days. The Convention is being held at Hunting Hills and Notre Dame High Schools Mar. 14 & 15. Sheldon Spackman

Central Alberta teachers navigating innovation and changing landscape at regional convention

By Sheldon Spackman
March 14, 2019 - 4:07pm

Over 2,200 teachers have gathered at Hunting Hills and Notre Dame high schools in Red Deer to take part in the annual Central Alberta Teachers' Convention.

New middle and high school among top priorities for Chinook's Edge

By Sheldon Spackman
March 14, 2019 - 4:01pm Updated: March 15, 2019 - 8:47am

A new middle school for Penhold and high school for Sylvan Lake are part of the latest capital plan for Chinook’s Edge School Division.

On Mar. 13, District trustees approved the 2020-2023 Capital Plan in response to what officials describe as changing demographics in the community.

Officials with Red Deer Public Schools confirm the new Westpark Middle School project is running on time and on budget. It's anticipated the school will be turned over to the District by the end of July.
Officials with Red Deer Public Schools confirm the new Westpark Middle School project is running on time and on budget. It's anticipated the school will be turned over to the District by the end of July. Sheldon Spackman

New Westpark Middle School on track to open this fall

By Storrm Lennie and Sheldon Spackman
March 13, 2019 - 3:57pm Updated: March 15, 2019 - 10:28am

The new $18 million Westpark Middle School is on track to open up for fall.

According to Red Deer Public Schools, the school is anticipated to open at capacity for the upcoming school season and be home to 500 middle school students.

Drama students at St. Joseph High School in Red Deer are performing "Godspell" at RDC this week.
Drama students at St. Joseph High School in Red Deer are performing "Godspell" at RDC this week. Storrm Lennie

St. Joseph students perform "Godspell" at RDC

By Storrm Lennie
March 13, 2019 - 1:44pm Updated: March 14, 2019 - 8:42am

Students from St. Joseph High School in Red Deer are hoping to spread the message of acceptance through their production of Godspell this week.

Godspell is a musical based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, and music based on traditional Episcopal hymns.

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