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Don't Forget to Download Rocky View Schools' App
RVS’ app provide quick and easy access to a wealth of information about the jurisdiction. The RVS app can be downloaded from the App Store (apple) or Google Play (android).
RVS Moving Cashless This September!
Did you know that 86 per cent of parents/guardians have a SchoolCash account but only 70 per cent of the items parents/guardians are asked to pay for are through this system? RVS is aiming to become a cashless school jurisdiction in the 2019/20 school year.
Rocky Raccoon 'School is Cool' Campaign Kicks Off!
Rocky Raccoon is poised and ready to welcome over 2,000 new Kindergarten students this September with a special gift, designed just for them!
The Farm is Here!
Rocky View Schools is very excited to introduce The Farm, which will see 35 Gr. 9/10 student take their entire program this year through an agricultural lens.
Project WILD on Film
Rocky View Schools is proud of the innovative programming taking place in many of its schools. Project WILD is one such program that takes Gr. 8 students outside of the traditional classroom and into the WILD!
Board Meeting Schedule
The Board of Trustees resumed its meetings, Sept. 5, 2019. Public meeting are generally held the first and third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in the boardroom at Rocky View Schools' Education Centre at 2651 Chinook Winds Drive SW in Airdrie.
Board Celebrates A.E. Bowers' Ripples of Change
An A.E. Bowers initiative, Ripples of Change aimed to enhance Gr. 4 students' understanding of Indigenous cultures and raise awareness of Truth and Reconciliation.
New Transportation Regulation Requires Planning
Board of Trustees advocates for the continuance of the Transportation Fee Replacement Grant in the 2019/20 provincial budget to allow RVS and its families adequate time to plan for any fees related to Transportation services.
Moving to Real-Time Reporting
As part of Rocky View Schools' (RVS) comprehensive Communication of Student Learning (CoSL) strategy, which is based on current assessment research, 20 schools serving students from K - Gr. 8/9 will be prototyping Real-Time Reporting in 2019/20.
Meeting Students' Needs Early
In Rocky View Schools (RVS), students meet high expectations and learning outcomes tailored to their individual capabilities. RVS' Preschool Intervention Program (PIP) is a publicly funded, early intervention program designed to support children aged three to five years old who have been identified with severe developmental needs.
Board of Trustees meets with Minister LaGrange
As publicly elected officials, Rocky View Schools' (RVS) Board of Trustees aims to identify, address and seek resolution to educational issues while working collaboratively with Alberta Education to continually improve the province's K - Gr. 12 system.
RVS Seeks Feedback On Draft Calendars
Rocky View Schools is seeking feedback on its draft 2020/21 and 2021/22 calendars. Feedback must be submitted by no later than Oct. 11, 2019.
RVS Sets 2020 Provincial Achievement Test Schedule
Provincial Achievement Tests (PAT) are administered annually to all Alberta students in Gr. 6/9. These standardized tests reflect the core competencies that all students are expected to achieve, ensuring they are literate and numerate and possess the skill and knowledge to thrive in today's society.
Connecting Student Leaders to Their Passion
The Rocky View Leadership Academy (RVLA) is a full-year, five-credit course that connects Gr. 10 – 12 student leaders to each other and their communities. Students learn not only to become people of influence but to develop the necessary tools to continue their leadership journey throughout their lives.
Provincial Funding Confirmed for School Nutrition Program
Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange recently announced that the Alberta government will continue to fund the School Nutrition Program. The province will allocate $15.5 million for the program this year, keeping it at the same level of funding as last year.
RVS' Enrolments Climb by 3.72 Per Cent
RVS continues to experience growth, with current student numbers exceeding initial enrolment projections.
Board Elects New Chair and Vice-Chair
The Board of Trustees held its annual organizational meeting, Sept. 19, 2019, electing a new board chair, vice-chair and trustee representatives to board committees, professional associations and advisory and recreation boards.
Creating Awareness for Residential School Survivors
Held annually on Sept. 30, Orange Shirt Day helps open the door to conversations about all aspects of residential schools and the legacy they have left behind.
Now Playing: Outside the Pack
Watch the latest RockyDocs for a behind-the-scenes look at how Windsong Height students became published authors thanks to an inquiry project about wolves!
Why Register for Bus Services?
Rocky View Schools (RVS) operates one of the largest regional student transportation systems in Alberta. It's important that all riders are registered with Transportation Services for a variety of reasons, namely student safety.
RVS' 39th Annual Retirement and Long Service Awards
RVS will host its annual Retirement and Long Service Awards, Oct. 18, 2019, at the Education Centre.
Building Numeracy in RVS
At Rocky View Schools (RVS) numeracy is foundational to student learning. To support this belief, RVS has established a framework that provides a comprehensive, focused, and intentional system-wide approach to numeracy development.
Applications Being Accepted for Page Program
Each year, the House of Commons selects 40 students graduating from high schools across Canada to participate in its long-standing Page Program.
myWallet — Coming Soon!
In response to parent feedback and to encourage the use of School Cash Online, RVS will launch myWallet, Oct. 15, 2019, as part of its Cashless Schools Initiative. myWallet will provide parents/guardians with a safe and convenient way to pay for items on School Cash Online.
Looking To Make A Difference?
Rocky View Schools Adult Learning (RVSAL) is recruiting for a part-time sessional English Language Learning instructor in Airdrie. RVSAL offers a wide array of program offerings for all levels in Airdrie, Cochrane, Chestermere and surrounding areas.
Winter Weather Reminders / Late Bus App
Winter conditions are in effect and parents and guardians are strongly cautioned to take extra care with students traveling to and from school.
Delivering Hope and Changing Hearts
Stephen's Backpacks Society for Children in Need is an Airdrie-based charity focused on ending family homelessness in Southern Alberta and across the nation. Through its initiative Project Footprints, the Society donated $1,000 in Ardene gift cards to purchase shoes for children in need within Rocky View Schools.
Welcome to Building Futures 2019/20!
Join Rocky View Schools (RVS) and McKee Homes as they kick off this year’s Building Futures program in Airdrie, Oct. 18, 2019!
Commending Outstanding Performance
Cochrane High School recently celebrated a Gr. 12 student for receiving commendation in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship program.
Learning to Live and Source Locally
Rocky View Schools' (RVS) Board of Trustees celebrated RancheView Schools' Local Living Project initiative, Oct. 17, 2019. Teacher Amanda Klager and Acting Assistant Principal Cody Kempster were applauded for their efforts in implementing cross-curricular teaching methods with Gr. 7 students.
WE Scare Hunger 2019!
An Airdrie middle school and car dealership are working together to provide the Airdrie food bank with much needed donations.
The Entrepreneur
Meet Jayden, a W.G. Murdoch 2019 graduate who, at age 13, launched a YouTube channel dedicated to showcasing music and lyrics.
Fifth Annual Cochrane Pumpkin Festival
Enjoy the music of Cochrane High School's band as it serenades the crowds at the Annual Cochrane Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 25, 2019, located at Cochrane Ranche Park.
All Aboard the Halloween Train
Ride the Halloween Train at Iron Horse Park in Airdrie, Oct. 27, 2019, to help raise funds for Rocky View Schools' Food for Thought program.
RVS Introduces The Invite!
Parents interested in learning more about what schools across the jurisdiction have planned for the month of October are encouraged to check out RVS' newest publication, The Invite. Formerly known as Soundbites, The Invite contains events and activities of interest to parents and the media.
Keeping Students Safe in an Emergency
RVS encourages all parents to familiarize themselves with the jurisdiction’s Emergency Response Plan to understand their responsibility in helping schools keep students safe.
Bottom Drawer Oasis - A Pop-Up Art Installation
If you happen to be by the Education Centre in Airdrie be sure to check out the Bottom Drawer Oasis Pop-Up Art Installation.
Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed for RVS’ Breakfast program. It only takes one hour, one day a month to make a difference.
Thin Ice Alert - Caution!
With winter looming and the ponds, rivers and reservoirs beginning to freeze, parents are asked to speak to their children about thin ice hazards - let's keep them safe!
2019 Budget Impacts
The Alberta Government's reallocation of class size grants and school fee/transportation replacement grant to fund enrolment growth results in a $10 million revenue shortfall for the 2019/20 school year.
Shop at Save On Foods to Earn Money for Airdrie Schools
Do you have a student attending Cooper's Crossing, Heloise Lorimer, Northcott Prairie, Windsong Heights, or W.H. Croxford? Shop at Save On Foods in Airdrie and earn one of these schools money to help achieve their fundraising goals.
The Invite — November Edition
Parents interested in learning more about what schools across the jurisdiction have planned for the month of November are encouraged to check out The Invite!
Celebrating Ralph McCall School
Trustees celebrated Ralph McCall School for its efforts in providing RVS students with the opportunity to experience a WE Day event in 2018, featuring inspirational speakers including Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Straschnitzki.
Learning French Across Canada!
Applications are now being accepted for Explore – an intensive language-immersion program, offered in Spring/Summer 2020!
Registration Now Open for RCMP Depot Youth Camp
Does your child, aged 16-19, dream of entering a career in law enforcement? Have them apply for a spot at the RCMP Depot Youth Camp this summer!
WE Well-Being in Crossfield
Crossfield Elementary School has launched a new pilot program to further the safe, inclusive, positive learning environments for students and its results are shining through.
Remembrance Day Ceremonies in RVS
Join staff and students at one of the many Remembrance Day ceremonies planned for Nov. 7 and 8, 2019!
Moving Cashless – Status Update
Introduced in September 2019, RVS’ Cashless Schools initiative asks parents to work with RVS to help make schools cashless. So far, it has been a great success!
RVS Adult Learning
Adults interested in gaining new skills or honing current ones are invited to learn more about RVS’ Adult Learning courses.
Celebrating 100 Per Cent Achievement
The Board of Trustees applauded eight Rocky View Schools students for their exemplary performance and perfect marks on a provincial diploma exam!
2019 Budget Update
Rocky View Schools' Board of Trustees to minimize the impact of its $10 million budget shortfall on students to the greatest extent possible.
Alberta Junior High Leadership Conference
Student leaders from across the province will gather in Crossfield, Nov. 22 – 23, 2019, when W.G. Murdoch hosts this year’s Alberta Junior High Leadership Conference.
A Journey Into the History of the Áísínaiʼpi
Follow a group of Rocky View Schools teachers as they explore Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park to learn about the significance of the land through stories of the Blackfoot people.
Bow Valley High to Host Post-Secondary Fair
Calling all high school students! Want to know what Alberta universities/colleges have to offer? Attend Bow Valley High's Post-Secondary Fair, Nov. 25, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.
International Antibiotic Awareness Week
Did you know…90 per cent of cold and flu symptoms are due to a virus, not bacteria? These illnesses can last more than two weeks and taking antibiotics will have no effect on their duration.
Making the Season Bright
‘Tis the season for connecting with our communities and reaching out to help those we can. Over the next few weeks, we will feature a handful of the schools within the jurisdiction who will be working to help students make a positive difference in their communities.
Life-Saving Emergency Alerts!
An Alberta Emergency Test alert will be sent to all cellphones on an LTE network today, Nov. 27, 2019, at 1:55 p.m.
The Invite - December Edition
Parents interested in learning more about what schools across the jurisdiction have planned for the month of December are encouraged to check out The Invite!
Kindergarten Eligibility Requirements to Change for 2020/21
Effective Fall 2020, students must turn five years old by Dec. 31 of the school year they wish to begin Kindergarten.
W.G. Murdoch Students Raise $20 K for Cancer Research
Ten students were recognized by the Board of Trustees for their involvement in organizing Crossfield's first-ever Relay for Life fundraiser in support of cancer research.
Public Engagement for Proposed Choice in Education Act
RVS encourages all parents, staff and community members to voice their opinions during the Government of Alberta’s choice in education community engagement.
Holiday Shopping in Support of Windsong Heights School
One night only! Shop at Indigo Cross Iron Mills, Dec. 5, 2019, and help Windsong Heights School raise funds to purchase books for its classrooms and free choice libraries!
Light Up a Family Holiday
Ralph McCall students are working to brighten the holidays for two local families this season.
Social Networking and Online Safety
W.G. Murdoch School invites parents to attend ‘Social Networking and Online Safety,’ a special presentation featuring social media expert Paul Davis.
A Magical Holiday Season
Local celebrity volunteers will be sharing the magic of the season as they read some of their favourite holiday stories, books and poems to Indus School Students.
New Blog Post: Defining Endless Opportunities
Kristina Rentz, Assistant Principal, Beiseker Community School – As you can imagine, having a K - Gr. 12 environment creates some unique opportunities and challenges in terms of defining whole-school ‘How Might We’ (HMW) questions and designing possible solutions for these HMWs!
Annual Cochrane Classic Basketball Tournament
The Cochrane Classic Basketball Tournament is back for its twelfth year!
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