Welcome Back Principal's Message

Welcome Back Principal's Message
Posted on 08/23/2018
Welcome Back Principal's MessageAt High Prairie Elementary, we are a growing and thriving school with a population of approximately 335 students. We are proud to be situated on Treaty 8 land and have a diverse population including those with cultural backgrounds from First Nations, India, Philippines and places beyond. We believe every student can learn with the necessary tools, supports, and caring environment. Teachers at HPE work collaboratively to share best practices about teaching and learning in the areas of literacy, numeracy, student leadership, and 21st Century learning.

We offer extensive opportunities for students in High Prairie and the surrounding area, including an Early Intervention (PUF) program and flexible, inclusive education programming. This will be our eighth year of Leader in Me and our staff continues to receive training in the 7- Habits (from the Franklin Covey Institute). We maintain a strong sense of belonging in our school community by implementing various student leadership opportunities (ie. greeters, news and weather radio program, student lead assemblies, morning announcements, reading buddies, newsletter reporter, etc.) and clubs. Students learn to use the Seven Habits language and apply it to real situations.

In the 2016-17 school year, as part of the Alberta government's Nutrition Pilot Project, we began a universal lunch program for any students at HPE. We have been able to continue both our Breakfast for Learning and Snack Bin initiative as well. Our wellness coach, Jessie, introduced fresh fruit, to encourage students to, “sharpen the saw” and look after their nutritional needs.

We work towards strengthening our partnership will all stakeholders at HPE by having a number of activities for families and others in the community to attend - Family literacy and numeracy night, Remembrance Day Service, Christmas Concert and our Spring Concert are but a few examples. We are privileged to have an active school council that helps throughout the year to advise the decisions made in the school. We ensure communication with parents through the school website, newsletter, and Facebook page as well by the Family Gram.

Mrs. Corless
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