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Monday Sep 22, 2014

RVS revises K-8 report cards after parent and teacher feedback received

Last year, parents of students in kindergarten to Grade 8 throughout 12 Rocky View Schools (RVS) received a new type of report card that was aimed at helping students build knowledge of themselves as learners, according to RVS.

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Thursday Sep 18, 2014

ATA calls for more support for special needs education

The Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) said a new report from the Blue Ribbon Panel on Inclusive Education in Alberta indicates a need for more supports and services for students with special needs.

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Thursday Sep 11, 2014

RVS enrolment significantly increased for 2014/15 school year

Though final numbers will not be available until after Sept. 30, Rocky View Schools (RVS) enrolment has increased by approximately 1,400 students this school year. The division now has 20,879 students registered as of Aug. 26 at their 46 schools.

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Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Chestermere MLA starts petition to end mandatory school fees

Story ImageChestermere-Rocky View MLA and Education Critic Bruce McAllister has called mandatory school fees “a hidden tax and undue financial burden on parents” in his call for Albertans to sign a petition to end mandatory school fees in Alberta public, Catholic and public charter schools.

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Thursday Aug 14, 2014

Two new schools in Airdrie set to open to students in September

Story ImageAirdrie students will be able to open the doors of two new schools this fall.

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Thursday Jul 3, 2014

RVS Chair looks back over school year, praises programming

Story ImageRocky View Schools (RVS) closed the door on another school year on June 26 as students attended their last day of classes for the year.

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Thursday Jul 3, 2014

Alberta Education clarifies math curriculum

Alberta Minister of Education Jeff Johnson said the department will be implementing some clarifications to the kindergarten to Grade 9 math curriculum and related teaching resources in September to make it clearer and more explicit what students will learn.

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Jun 26

Airdrie will soon have a new RVS Community Resource Centre

At the June 19 board of trustees meeting, Rocky View Schools (RVS) board of trustees approved the establishment of a Community Resource Centre to be located at the new W.H. Croxford High School on Chinook Winds Drive.
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Jun 19

Heron’s Crossing School one step closer to new playground

Students at Heron’s Crossing School may soon be burning off extra energy on a new playground thanks in part to a joint $15,000 donation from area builders Excel Homes, McKee Homes and Hopewell Development Corporation on June 12.
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Jun 19

Local teacher has chance to win spot at 2014 MLB All-Stars Game

Ralph McCall Grade 6 teacher Brian Jackson is much-loved by students.
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Jun 19

Alberta Teachers’ Association releases response to Task Force for Teaching Excellence

On June 15, the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) challenged what the association is calling “incomplete and incorrect” information from the Province’s Task Force for Teaching Excellence, with the release of the ATA’s report Great Teachers, Great Schools.
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Jun 12

Rocky View Schools unveils $215 M operating budget for 2014/15

Rocky View Schools (RVS) is continuing to grow in the 2014 to 2015 school year, which means another year of total operating deficit for the division. However, the deficit is lower than last year and the board of trustees predicts a successful year for learning and teaching.
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Jun 12

Rocky View Schools approves transportation exceptions

Students from Langdon, Cochrane and Airdrie will continue to have transportation access to Indus School, Westbrook School and W.G. Murdoch School respectively in 2014 to 2015 thanks to three decisions made by the board of trustees on June 5.
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Jun 12

Bert Church High School shuffles principals

Bert Church High School will be missing two familiar faces next year as both Principal Pam Davidson and Assistant Principal Jeff Smith will be making the move to different schools.
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May 29

George McDougall teacher gets Excellence in Teaching Award

The momentum of the George McDougall Building Futures program continues to grow with the announcement on May 21 that one of the programs teachers, Greg Rankin, has been selected as a 2014 Excellence in Teaching Awards winner.
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