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Thursday Jul 3, 2014

RVS Chair looks back over school year, praises programming

TileRocky 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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Thursday Jun 26, 2014

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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Thursday Jun 19, 2014

Heron’s Crossing School one step closer to new playground

Story ImageStudents 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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Thursday Jun 19, 2014

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

Story ImageRalph McCall Grade 6 teacher Brian Jackson is much-loved by students.

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Thursday Jun 19, 2014

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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Thursday Jun 12, 2014

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

Story ImageRocky 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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May 29

RVS’ Stepping Stones to Mental Health receives funding extension

Stepping Stones for Mental Health, a mental health capacity building project that is part of Rocky View Schools (RVS) overall integrated mental health delivery system, has been granted a three-year extension by Alberta Health Services (AHS).
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May 29

New principal named for A.E. Bowers Elementary School

As A.E. Bowers Elementary School prepares to say goodbye to current principal Jackie Lowell, it is a time to welcome a new face to the school and the role.
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May 15

ATA unhappy with Task Force for Teaching Excellence report

Alberta Education’s report and recommendations from the Task Force for Teaching Excellence was released May 5, and the Alberta Teacher’s Association (ATA) is calling the report “an assault on teachers.”
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May 15

Alberta high school completion rates rise, RVS still above provincial average

More Alberta students are graduating from high school, according to the 2013 high school completion rates released on May 2, and Rocky View Schools (RVS) continues to be among the best in the province in terms of students completing high school.
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May 08

RVS increases transportation fees by $10 for 2014/2015 school year

After a lengthy debate Rocky View Schools (RVS) board of trustees came to a decision May 1, to raise transportation fees by $10 per student to a $20 per family maximum.
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