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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.
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.
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.
Annual Cochrane Classic Basketball Tournament
The Cochrane Classic Basketball Tournament is back for its twelfth year!
Fun Activities for the Winter Break
Keeping kids occupied and off their electronic devices during vacation can be challenging. Here are a few indoor and outdoor ideas to keep them busy, while having fun with friends and family!
Shaping Your Child's View of Learning
Looking to get more involved with your child's learning but don't know how or where to begin? There are many ways to support your child's learning journey, and it starts with dialogue!
Advanced Registration Week Begins Jan. 13, 2020
In preparation for the 2020/21 school year, Rocky View Schools will welcome new registrations in all schools, Jan. 13, 2020, onward.
Promoting Healthy Use of Technology and Managing Screen Time
In Rocky View Schools technology is used daily to help support students' learning. When used appropriately, technology can be a very powerful and useful learning resource.
Ralph McCall School Applauded by Board of Trustees
For their efforts in examining issues and factors around the City of Airdrie's water conservation by-laws, two Ralph McCall teachers and their students were recognized by the Board, Jan. 9, 2020.
Building Healthy Habits to Ensure Student Success
As parents continue to register their children in Rocky View Schools for the 2020/21 school year, the jurisdiction would like to remind parents and students about the importance of building healthy habits, which have a direct impact on student success.
Supporting Your Child's Learning Journey
Helping your child with their school work isn't always an easy task. Rocky View Schools understands and wants parents to know there are other ways to support your child's learning.
Rocky View Schools' Learning Stories
Students participate in a variety of learning activities, both in and out of the classroom. The jurisdiction aims to capture this learning on video, to make learning visible to parents and the community.
Board of Trustees Thanks Outgoing School Resource Officer
Rocky View Schools has had the privilege of working with Airdrie School Resource Officer Cst. Morley Statchuk over the last several years. Today, the Board of Trustees recognized Cst. Statchuk and his work with the jurisdiction and wished him well on his next assignment.
Celebrating Family Literacy Day
Today is Family Literacy Day. Celebrated each year on the same date, Family Literacy Day encourages parents, grandparents and other family members to focus on reading and writing with the entire family.
Bell Let's Talk Day
Tomorrow is Bell Let's Talk Day. In Rocky View Schools, students' mental and emotional wellness are key priorities. On Jan. 29, 2020, the jurisdiction encourages everyone to show their support by talking about mental health and removing the stigma, which is often attached to mental health issues.
Supporting Children's Mental Health: Tips for Parents
When young children begin their education in Rocky View Schools, teachers, in partnership with parents, work to support their social/emotional well-being. Today is Bell Let's Talk Day - so let's talk!
Reminder to Parents About School Bus Safety
In Rocky View Schools, approximately 12,500 students are transported daily on school buses. Parents play an integral role in ensuring their child's safety on the bus.
Technology in the Classroom to Enhance Thinking and Learning
Rocky View Schools supports the responsible use of technology in the classroom to help students learn and build their understanding of digital citizenship.
The Invite - February Edition
Want to learn more about what schools across the jurisdiction have planned for the month of February? Parents are encouraged to check out this month's issue of The Invite!
Supporting Your Child's Journey in Math
Rocky View Schools understands that parents/guardians want to help and support their child in school. It's common to especially want to guide your child in math. But what if you're not strong in math? Can you still help your child?
Providing Opportunities for Students to Explore Their Passions
In addition to offering core subjects, Gr. 5 - 9 students in Rocky View Schools have the opportunity to select courses within the Career and Technology Foundations curriculum.
Promoting Literacy Through Chapbooks
In Rocky View Schools, teachers infuse fun learning activities in the classroom to engage their students while still meeting learning objectives. The Board applauded Cochrane Christian Academy's efforts in developing a love of writing in its students, Feb. 6, 2020.
2020/21 Education Minister's Youth Council Invites Applications
Each year, the Alberta Government invites students aged 14 - 19 to apply to participate in the Education Minister's Youth Council, which accepts approximately 40 students total from across the province.
School Emergency Program
Rocky View Schools' first priority is the safety of its students and staff. To ensure an effective response to any school crisis, the jurisdiction has developed an Emergency Response Plan.
Staying Connected Through PowerSchool
Parent involvement impacts student learning and success. The jurisdiction aims to provide parents with resources and opportunities to stay connected to their child's learning and progress.
Advanced Placement Challenges Students in Gr. 10 -12
Understanding that learners have unique needs, Rocky View Schools aims to meet each student where they're at. For highly motivated and keen students, the Advanced Placement program provides an enriched and exciting curriculum.
It's Pink Shirt Day!
Held each year on the last Wednesday in February, Pink Shirt Day helps to raise awareness around bullying prevention. Today, join Rocky View Schools by wearing pink and saying no to bullying!
Cochrane to Host Second Student Accommodation Meeting
Tonight, Cochrane-area parents are invited to attend a student accommodation meeting, Feb. 25, 2020, at 7 p.m. at Mitford School. Accommodation options under consideration for students in K to Gr. 8 will be discussed.
Decked Out in Pink to Raise Awareness
Pink Shirt Day was visible throughout the jurisdiction! All Rocky View Schools participated in the annual worldwide movement, which raises awareness around bullying prevention.
2020 Provincial Budget Announcement
Rocky View Schools to work through the implications of new funding model in coming weeks.
Shining a Light on Men's Mental Health
Discussions surrounding mental health issues take place every day. But one area, which needs more attention and focus, is men's mental health.
The Invite – March Edition
Want to learn more about what schools across the jurisdiction have planned for the month of March? Parents are encouraged to check out this month's issue of The Invite!
Trustees Celebrate Students' First-Year on The Farm
Since September 2019, Rocky View Schools' The Farm has provided a group of Gr. 9/10 students with a unique opportunity to learn how agricultural practices apply to backyard and urban environments, as well as large scale farming operations.
2020/21 Public Board Meeting Schedule Set
The Board recently approved its public meeting schedule for the 2020/21 school year.
New Blog Post: Define and Develop: Unique yet Unified
Dan New, Assistant Principal, Prince of Peace Lutheran School – The staff at Prince of Peace is elbow-deep into the Develop phase – right in the thick of implementing our prototypes – and the lessons we’re learning are transformative.
Rocky View Schools Travel Update
Amid the rapidly changing global situation involving novel Coronovirus (COVID-19), the jurisdiction would like to reassure parents that it is committed to the safety of its staff and students and is continually monitoring the situation.
Trustees Identify Key Budget Priorities for 2020/21
Following the jurisdiction's Phase 1 Budget Priorities Survey, Rocky View Schools Board of Trustees approved its budget priorities for the upcoming school year.
2020 Graduation Ceremonies
With the health and safety of our school communities top of mind during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rocky View Schools (RVS) has made the difficult decision to cancel all spring graduation ceremonies and related celebrations.
March 28, 2020, Ministry Annoucement
With a heavy heart, the board announces 2019/20 funding reductions in response to COVID-19.
Public Board Meetings to be Held Virtually
In response to the recent social distancing guidelines, all public Board meetings (including Apr. 2, 2020) will be held virtually, until further notice.
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