School closures due to Evacuation Orders
School Closures due to wildfires
- Career Pathways School, Wabasca Alberta
- Mistassiniy School, Wabasca Alberta
- St. Theresa School, Wabasca Alberta
- Calling Lake School (school will re-open on Monday, June 17, 2019)
- Chipewyan Lake School
- Pelican Mountain School (Sandy Lake)
- Paddle Prairie School
Any decision regarding school operations will be announced once more information becomes available.
Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.: Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement
Re-entry for communities previously under Evacuation Order
Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Phase 3 Re-entry (Return of Residents) for Wabasca-Desmarais, Sandy Lake and Chipewyan Lake. The threat of wildfire still exists for the above-mentioned communities. As a result, an eight (8) hour Evacuation Alert will remain in effect.
Question and Answer page for students, parents, staff impacted by the wildfires
Click here to view the Question and Answer page.
Paddle Prairie School closed for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school yearPosted on Jun 7 2019
Attention: Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange approved a request from the Board of Trustees of Northland School Division (NSD) to close Paddle Prairie School for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. The decision to close the school for health…
Junior high students at Paddle Prairie School host a Business ExpoPosted on May 9 2019
Junior high students at Paddle Prairie School hosted a Business Expo on May 7th. The Business Expo was a celebration of the hard work each student put into their businesses. Many groups of students have already been running their businesses in the…
Paddle Prairie on a worldwide journey writing lettersPosted on Apr 15 2019
Paddle Prairie School students are learning about other parts of Canada and the world through writing. For the past couple of weeks, students in grades 2 and 3 have been writing letters to a grade 1 class in Kenya. Teacher Kaitlin Walker says she got…
Paddle Prairie students attend Gener8 2019Posted on Mar 21 2019
Four students along with two teachers from Paddle Prairie School attended Gener8 2019 in Canmore. The summit, which was put on by Inside Education, gave students the opportunity to explore the issues and possible solutions around climate change and…
Start a Fundraising AssociationPosted on Jan 25 2019
Any parents/guardians interested in this workshop to start a school Fundraising Association. Please come to the school on Monday January 28th @ 5:00pm.Hope to see you here!!
CTS Week at Paddle Prairie SchoolPosted on Jun 21 2018
Students at Paddle Prairie School covered a number of Career and Technology Studies (CTS) strands while camping out at the Jack Pines. This is a camping area situated above the banks of the Peace River. Some of the strands covered include Wildlife 1100:…
CTS Week for Students in Grade 7-12Posted on May 18 2018
Next week is our last CTS week of the year for students in grades 7-12. Students are travelling to Jackpines to participate in various CTS activities.IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR CHILD HAS A SIGNED PERMISSION FORM. If they do not have one and are not…
Report CardsPosted on Apr 10 2018
Welcome Back everyone! All High School students who were present this afternoon received their report cards to take home. Anyone that was not present will receive the report in the mail. Please ask your child about their report card when they get home.
Book FairPosted on Mar 7 2018
Our annual book fair is just around the corner. Students will have an opportunity to visit the book fair during school hours. If you would like your child to purchase something from the book fair please send money along with them to school. The book…
Paddle Prairie School Students Celebrate Pink Shirt DayPosted on Feb 28 2018
Students at Paddle Prairie School celebrated pink shirt day today. Pink shirt day is designed to spread bullying awareness to youth. An assembly was held at 9:00am to kick off the day!
Pink Shirt DayPosted on Feb 28 2018
Tomorrow is Pink shirt day at Paddle Prairie School. Students are encouraged to wear a pink shirt to school to show their support for the anti-bullying campaign. For more information on Pink shirt day you can click on the following link: https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/.…
Gift Walk- November 30th at 2:00pmPosted on Nov 30 2017
Paddle Prairie School will be hosting a gift walk on November 30th at 2:00pm in the school gym. This is an excellent opportunity to get some Christmas gifts checked off of your list! If you cannot make it and your child would like to participate, please…
Kindergarten Graduation Committee MeetingPosted on Nov 29 2017
There will be a meeting for parents/guardians of the kindergarten class on November 29th at 4:30 (before the school council establishment meeting).
Important DatesPosted on Nov 20 2017
Important Dates to Remember: Thursday, November 23- Parent teacher interviews (all grades) and Elementary report cards will be given out at PTI's. ... Wednesday, November 29th- Alberta Student Council Association Board establishment meeting Friday, December…
Paddle Prairie School Participates in a Blanket Exercise.Posted on Nov 17 2017
Today the Junior and Senior high students and staff had the opportunity to participate in a blanket exercise. This exercise was meant to teach students about the true history of Canada and the Indigenous people that inhabited the land before colonization…
Attention: Jr/Sr High Parents/GuardiansPosted on Nov 16 2017
Northland School Division No. 61 Paddle Prairie School Box 40, Paddle Prairie, AB T0H 2W0 Phone (780) 981-2124 Fax (780) 981-3777 Cell: 780-507-9467 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jill Gaudet, Principal Memo Date: Nov. 13, 17 To: Parents/Guardians…
NEW SCHOOL COUNCIL ESTABLISHMENT!Posted on Nov 7 2017
Our students need your support. Please help us establish our new School Council! Now is the time to have a voice and make a difference for all of our students. Please join us:... Date: Wednesday, November 29th 2017 TIme: 5:00pm Place: Paddle Prairie…
School Board Trustee Elections information for parents and community membersPosted on Oct 12 2017
Do you want to ensure Paddle Prairie School students are strong in identity, healthy and successful? Have your voice heard and vote for a school board trustee! School Board Trustee Election Day is October 16th. Voting will take place at Paddle Prairie…
Paddle Prairie School celebrates high school graduatePosted on Jun 27 2017
On June 24th, Paddle Prairie School celebrated grade 12 graduate Haley Sowan! Here is special message from Paddle Prairie School Principal Jill Gaudet. "The grade 12 graduation ceremony in Paddle Prairie was a celebration for one, but a well-deserved…
Paddle Prairie School host Business ExpoPosted on May 23 2017
Paddle Prairie School hosted a Business Expo in April! Students who have been taking business class showcased their entrepreneurial spirit to other students, staff, parents and community members. "We have had a business class running with our grade…
Northland School Division Community Engagement DiscussionsPosted on Jan 6 2017
The Government of Alberta is committed to working collaboratively with members of the Northland School Division community to take action and help ensure a positive future for students of the division. Part of this commitment means working to restore…
What a weekend for Paddle Prairie Eagles VolleyballPosted on Dec 5 2016
What a weekend for the Paddle Prairie School Eagles! The senior boys and junior girls volleyball teams participated in a tournament sponsored by North Peace Tribal Council at High Level Public School on December 3rd. The senior boys captured first place…
Paddle Prairie celebrates Aboriginal DayPosted on Jun 22 2016
A celebration of Aboriginal values, customs, language and culture is attracting visitors and residents in the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement. The settlements three-day Métis Culture Days officially kicked off on Aboriginal Day which takes place…
Paddle Prairie School host fundraiser to support Fort McMurray and area wildfire victimsPosted on May 12 2016
Paddle Prairie School hosted a Cake & Gift Walk fundraiser recently to support everyone affected by the Fort McMurray and area wildfires. $466.25 was raised and donated to the Canadian Red Cross.
Winter CarnivalPosted on Apr 7 2016
Paddle Prairie School & Dr. Mary Jackson School participated in the Winter Carnival that was set up and put together by Dawn Cardinal (PPMS)
Career and Technology Studies Week February 29 - March 4thPosted on Mar 9 2016
The school hosted a Career and Technology Studies Week from February 29th - March 4th. Students in grades 7-12 participated in courses related to sewing, moccasin making, cooking, woodworking and mechanics. High school students who completed courses…
Trickster Theater & Paddle Prairie School Students "WALK IN TWO WORLDS" performance showPosted on Dec 4 2015
Students recently performed at the school with the help of Trickster Theatre. The company visited the school to educate and help students create a theatre performance. The theme for the play was "Walk in Two Worlds". “Walk in Two Worlds” is meant…
November- December 2015Posted on Nov 23 2015
November 26th- Elementary Parent Teacher Interviews @ 4:00-7:00pm November 30th-December 4th: Trickster Theater "Walk in two Worlds" Parents/Guardians/Community feel free to volunteer or stop in during the week. December 9th- Seniors Christmas…
Pumpkins Donated by Hazel BellrosePosted on Oct 27 2015
A big thank you to Hazel Bellrose for kindly donating pumpkins to the school. They are from her garden.
Student Vote 2015Posted on Oct 27 2015
Paddle Prairie School students participated in Student Vote before the October 19th federal election. Student Vote is a parallel election for students under the voting age, coinciding with federal, provincial, territorial and municipal elections. The…
Cultural Day at Paddle Prairie SchoolPosted on Oct 1 2015
Paddle Prairie School hosted a cultural day recently. Students, staff, parents and community members cleaned ducks to make duck soup, started the moose hide tanning process, cut meat to make dry meat.
Attendance Improvement Initiative 'Every Day Counts' RecognitionPosted on Oct 1 2015
Congratulations to students in grades Kindergarten to grade 8 who received Attendance Improvement Initiative 'Every Day Counts' certificates. Students received the following certificates: Eagle Award: For achieving a yearly attendance of 95-100% Buffalo…
Paddle Prairie School's Open House/Meet the Teacher and Attendance Improvement EventPosted on Sep 16 2015
September 17, 2015 at 4:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. : 7:00 p.m. Open House/Meet the Teacher 4:30 p.m.: Attendance Improvement 'Every Day Counts' Initiative session for parents and community with Northland School Division Associate Superintendent Don…
Positive Literacy Results for Northland SchoolsPosted on Jun 30 2015
Northland School Division No.61’s (NSD61) long term vision for the division-wide Literacy Initiative is coming to fruition after three years. Gail Sajo, Literacy Supervisor, presented the latest progress report to the Northland Board on June 26th.…
Year End Awards 2015Posted on Jun 25 2015
2014/2015 has been a happy and successful year for us at Paddle Prairie School and we ended the year on a very high note. Thank you for joining us at the Year End Awards.
Filleting FishPosted on May 27 2015
Northern Pike (Jack Fish) caught down at the Haig, and Jamie and Pat demonstrating how to clean and fillet the fish.
Cooking MakingPosted on May 26 2015
Grade 2/3 finished up their division unit in math, by making cookies and dividing them equally.
Northland Games 2015Posted on May 20 2015
A signature event for Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) is just around the corner! May 29th marks the 28th edition of the Northland Games! Hundreds of athletes will travel to compete in the regional track and field competition at Grouard Northland…
Summer Reading ProgramPosted on May 19 2015
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –…
Skills Alberta Field TripPosted on May 14 2015
Grade 9-11 attended the Skills Alberta in Edmonton May 14th, 2015.
Student Vote 2015Posted on May 11 2015
On May 4, 2015, Paddle Prairie School students took on the role of election officials and organized a Student Vote Day where students voted for the official candidates running in their electoral district. Their vote followed a series of instruction…
School Bus Driver Appreciation DayPosted on May 4 2015
The Student Transportation Association of Alberta's has declared May 4th, 2015 “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day”. Join us in recognizing and celebrating our hard working, dedicated School Bus Drivers! Recognize your school bus driver with a…
Indigenous Youth Science and Traditional Knowledge FairPosted on Apr 28 2015
The Faculty of Native Studies - University of Alberta is co-hosting a Traditional Knowledge - Science Fair with Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, and the Treaty 6 Confederacy. The vision of the fair is to bring together youth from across Treaty 8 and…
Regional Science Fair 2015Posted on Apr 21 2015
Schools across Northland School Division are busy preparing for the Regional Science Fair! Bishop Routhier School in Peavine Métis Settlement will once again host the event on Monday, April 27, 2015. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend! Students…
Attendance Improvement Initiative Awareness CampaignPosted on Apr 7 2015
The Attendance Improvement Initiative - 'Every Day Counts' Awareness Campaign runs from April 6-10, 2015. Click here to listen to our radio advertisements and learn more about the Attendance Improvement Initiative.
Northland Photography Contest Winners!Posted on Mar 26 2015
Northland School Division held a division wide Photography Contest! We are very pleased to announce that 2 of our students placed in the Senior High Category; 1st place Haley Sowan, Grade 10. 2nd place: Brittany Christian, Grade 11. Congratulations…
Winter Carnival 2015Posted on Mar 25 2015
Beautiful day for a Winter Carnival and it was nice to have the staff and students of Dr. Mary Jackson School join us for the day. Thank you to Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement for organizing the events
Substitute Teachers' Appreciation WeekPosted on Mar 9 2015
Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) takes this opportunity to thank substitute teachers for their valuable service to students, staff, schools, parents and community members. “In times of illness, family situation or necessity, we need highly skilled…
Photography ContestPosted on Mar 4 2015
A reminder that the Northland School Division Photography contest deadline is this Friday. Click here for details about the contest and how to submit a photo!
Community Conversations: Guiding Principles for an Amended Northland School Division ActPosted on Mar 2 2015
Alberta Education is holding community conversations to develop guiding principles for an amended Northland School Division Act. To support attendance, there will be events in five communities within Northland School Division. Meals will be provided. Click…
Food Safe CoursePosted on Feb 26 2015
Students, staff and community members participated in Food Safety & Sanitation on Feb 24 & 25, 2015 with instructor Emily Hunt.
Whispering Pines Ski Hill, Worsley, AlbertaPosted on Feb 25 2015
Students grade 7-11 Day Trip to Whispering Pines Ski Hill in Worsley, Alberta on February 26, 2015.
Pink Shirt Day (Anti-Bullying Day) 2015Posted on Feb 25 2015
Paddle Prairie School students and staff participated in Pink Shirt Day today. Pink Shirt Day originated in Nova Scotia in 2007 when a Grade 9 student was bullied by other students for wearing a pink polo shirt to school. In response, hundreds of students…
Have your say in EducationPosted on Feb 25 2015
We are asking parents for input by filling out the Accountability Pillar Survey! The Accountability Pillar Survey uses a number of indicators to determine how schools are measuring up. Click here for more details. Once surveys have been gathered, responses…
Pink Shirt DayPosted on Feb 23 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 is Pink Shirt Day. Say No to Bullying!!!
January NewsletterPosted on Jan 29 2015
You can now view our newsletters online! Click here to read the January 2015 issue!
Family Literacy Day 2015Posted on Jan 28 2015
We hosted another successful Family Literacy Day! We hosted a Scholastic Book Fair and invited the community librarian, Dawn Cardinal, who organized reading activities. Thanks, Dawn! The event was well attended by parents and community members. They…
Bev Lambert- Metis Jigging & Dances
Community Engagement "Meet the Teachers"
Seniors Christmas Dinner
Christmas Gingerbread Houses
Grade 9 students hardwork......
Grade 2/3 Gingerbread Cookies
Christmas Concert 2014
Perfect Attendance September- December 2014 Prize Winners
Kaine Clarke - Samsung Tablet
Tarynce Ducharme- Wii game system
One Laptop per child
5 laptops donated to our elementary
from Dakota House