Principal's Message - March 2019

Principal’s Message

March 2019

  • Our second semester is off to a great start. The start of semester two also means the start of graduation planning and the practicing of the “Grand March”.

  • I would like to thank Mrs. Klevgaard and Mr. Aspenes for volunteering their time, knowledge and expertise to orchestrate our “Grand March” once again this year.

  • There have been 2 Grad / Parent meetings and most of the parent grad committees have been filled. Thanks to all of the parents that have volunteered their time to be a part of Grad 2019. If you are still interested in helping with any of our grad committees, please call Mr. Aspenes.

  • There are still a large number of students that have not paid their school fees and have outstanding accounts for the 2018-2019 school year.

  • We have close to  $52,000 of outstanding student fees that have not been paid (almost half of our student body).

  • If you have not paid your school fees, I would ask that you take the time to clear your child’s accounts. Also, please remember that if students plan to be involved in extra-curricular activities, including Graduation activities, their school fees need to be paid in full before they will be allowed to participate.

  • If your school account has been cleared, I would like to thank you for doing so. If you are having difficulties paying your school account or if you are not sure whether you owe any monies for your child’s account please call our school.

  • Currently, we are working on our registration process for next year. Students will be starting to bring home information regarding their registration for the 2019-2020 school year. Please spend some time discussing your child’s choices of course selections as well as the recommendations from their previous report cards so that they may be placed in the appropriate level of academic courses for optimum success.

  • This year, our registration process will be done online (myBlueprint) for grade 10 and 11 students.

  • Between the dates of April 23 – 29 our grade 7-11 students will be completing their registration during the school day. The grade 7-9 students will be completing the registration procedure on paper during their TA time with their TA teachers.

  • The grade 10 and 11 students will be going to computer labs to complete their registrations for next year using the myBlueprint software program. All parents will need to sign the consent form and have their students return them to the school by Wednesday May 1. Your child’s registration will only be considered complete once they have selected their courses on line or filled in their paper registration form and the registration forms or parental consent forms are returned to our school.

  • Our Administration and Student Services Personnel will also be meeting with the Stettler Elementary School and Botha School grade 6 students between April 3 - April 9 at their respective schools to discuss their programming for next year.  

  • On Tuesday April 9 all of our current grade 9 students, plus the Erskine, Big Valley, Donalda, Byemoor and Christ King grade 9 students will be going through an orientation at our school in the Bi-Flex Room at 12:45 P.M.

  • Also, on Tuesday April 9 at 6:30 P.M. our administrative team will be hosting a parent information night in the Performing Arts Centre.

  • From 6:30 P.M. – 7:15 P.M. the presentation and information will be a Grade 7-9 focus and from 7:15 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. it will be a Grade 10-12 focus.

  • There will be more detailed information coming out in our April newsletter regarding all of our registration timelines and procedures. However, if you have any questions regarding our registration process at this point and time please feel free to contact the school.

  • If you will have a son or daughter in grade 12 next year please remember to pay particular attention to all of the graduation requirements that are listed in our Course Offerings Book.

  • February 28 was our Meet The Teacher Night from 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. This night was open to any parents that would have liked to find out how their child is progressing with their semester two courses or if they simply wanted to meet your child’s teachers.

  • Early Intervention Letters will be mailed home on March 14.  If you receive an early intervention letter, it is strongly recommended that you attend our Parent Teacher Interview Night on April 4 to find out from your child’s teacher the reason and explanation for the letter coming home.

  • If you were unable to make it during our Meet The Teacher Night or to our parent Teacher Interviews, you are more than welcome to call the school at 403-742-3466 to arrange an appointment to meet with your child’s teachers.

  • If there are any items of interest to you that you would like me to address in the monthly newsletters, please call or e-mail me ( and we can discuss them. Finally, I hope that everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable Spring Break (March 23 – March 30

  • Classes will resume on Monday April 1.  

Thank you.

Mr. Baharally