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Year-End Reminder

Posted on Jun 27, 2022

With the school year coming to an end please remember to have your child take home all their school stuff (shoes, water bottles,…

May Newsletter!

Posted on Jun 14, 2022

Click here to view this month's school newsletter!

Permission Forms Due!

Posted on Jun 2, 2022

Important Field Trip Information: K-6 Parents/Guardians: PERMISSION FORMS DUE TODAY Kindergarten to grade 6 students are going…

Important Field trip information: K-6

Posted on May 30, 2022

Kindergarten to grade 6 students are going on an all-day field trip this Friday, June 3rd to High Level. We will be going to…

School Clean Up

Posted on May 18, 2022

Our elementary students got to work first thing this morning. They put on their gloves and got their garbage bags to clean up…

Reading Buddies

Posted on May 17, 2022

Miss Emily's ECS/1's and Miss Julie's 5/6's had their first buddy reading meet today! Both groups had lots of fun and are looking…

AT HOME LEARNING CONTINUED TOMORROW

Posted on May 9, 2022

Please see the attached letter from the principal regarding at home learning tomorrow, May 10th, 2022.    

April Newsletter!

Posted on May 8, 2022

Click here to check out our newsletter for April!

Education Week-Celebration of Student Sucess

Posted on May 6, 2022

Click here to check out our special edition of the school newsletter for Education week!

Education Week- School Wide Stem Project!

Posted on May 6, 2022

To help celebrate education week students competed in an egg drop challenge with their house teams! The teams were given materials…

Principal Letter- Northland Games Intention

Posted on May 6, 2022

ECS-Grade 6 Parents Please see the following letter from the Principal regarding the 2022 Northland Games. This letter will be…

Hat's on For Mental Health

Posted on May 3, 2022

Tomorrow is Hat's on for Mental Health Day!! On the first Wednesday in May, all Albertans are invited to wear a hat to raise…

Mother's Day Tea K-6

Posted on May 2, 2022

Join us for afternoon tea in honor of all the female role models in our lives.  Friday, May 6th at 1:30pm-2:30pm Come out to…

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Posted on Apr 27, 2022

Happy administrative professionals day going out to our secretary Shawna today! Shawna has been the secretary of Paddle prairie…

Virtual Aboriginal Youth Career Workshop

Posted on Apr 26, 2022

Students from grade 9-12 will be participating in a virtual career workshop next week, on May 4th. Students will have the chance…

Warm Weather is Back!

Posted on Apr 21, 2022

With the temperature changes we've experienced this week and the warmer weather coming ahead, our playground and field can get…

Sharing Student Success

Posted on Apr 21, 2022

Education Week - "Learning is a Journey" This year for education week, we want to celebrate our student successes both in and…

Connect With Krista - Unusual Art

Posted on Apr 19, 2022

Join Krista on May 12th from Métis Access to Post Secondary (MAPS) for an interactive art activity complimented with Métis…

The chilly weather is back this week

Posted on Apr 19, 2022

Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather. Our school field can get very windy so don't forget your hats, mitts…

Show and Tell Reminder for ECS/Grade 1

Posted on Apr 13, 2022

A reminder to parents and guardians that tomorrow in Miss Emily's class (ECS/Grade 1), students are asked to bring in an item…

Spirit Week-April 11-14th

Posted on Apr 10, 2022

This week is spirit week at our school!! Check out what the themes are for each day. April 11 Pastel Monday: Wear pastel colours…

March Newsletter

Posted on Apr 10, 2022

Click here to view the March newsletter.

Meet Our Staff!

Posted on Apr 6, 2022

Katherine Erskine Katherine was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba but she has lived in Calgary almost her entire life. She has been…

Employment Opportunity!

Posted on Mar 24, 2022

Please see the attached ad for the Cree Language Instructor position at Paddle Prairie School. 

Meet Our Staff!

Posted on Mar 18, 2022

Emily Rowe Emily is from Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, and this is her second year living in Alberta. This is Emily's first…

Casual Employment Opportunity! Bus Monitor

Posted on Mar 18, 2022

Paddle Prairie School is looking to fill a casual bus monitor position ASAP. Please see the attached ad for more information. 

PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS- March 24th, 2022

Posted on Mar 16, 2022

Booking a parent-teacher interview is even easier now for Paddle Prairie School families. Simply click here or take a picture…

Meet our Staff

Posted on Mar 9, 2022

Jesse Fuller Jesse is from Grimsby, Ontario and has worked at Paddle Prairie School for 3 years. He currently teaches English,…

School Chromebooks

Posted on Mar 9, 2022

Hello Paddle Prairie School Families, We are asking that all Chromebooks and charging cables that were sent home during the switch…

Our School Success Story!

Posted on Mar 7, 2022

Our School Success Story Our students are amazing here at Paddle Prairie School. Check out this slideshow at the link below to…

February Newsletter!

Posted on Mar 7, 2022

Click here to view February's newsletter

Meet Our Staff

Posted on Mar 2, 2022

Lucas Whittle Lucas is originally from a small town in Newfoundland called Little St. Lawrence. He has lived in Northern Alberta…

You've Been Spotted Board

Posted on Feb 25, 2022

Our "you've been spotted" board is filling up fast with all of the amazing students we have in our building. Students have been…

K-2 Kindness Cart

Posted on Feb 23, 2022

Our Kindergarten, Grade 1's and 2's loved spreading kindness today! With their "Kindness Cart", they delivered surprise snacks…

Pink Shirt Day, Wednesday February 23rd

Posted on Feb 22, 2022

Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 23rd) is Pink Shirt Day. Wear pink to stand up to bullying!  "Today our diversity is becoming…

Anti-Bullying Fence

Posted on Feb 22, 2022

Today our students, Kindergarten through Grade 12, made anti-bullying posters to put along our fence for everyone to see when…

Anti-bullying week!

Posted on Feb 22, 2022

This week at Paddle Prairie School students will be learning about bullying and how to prevent it. Tomorrow, February 23rd is…

Meet Our Staff!

Posted on Feb 17, 2022

Andrea Jackson Mrs. Jackson grew up in the Caribbean and has been living in Canada for over 16 years. She began her career as…

Meet Our Staff!

Posted on Feb 14, 2022

Lindsey St.Germain Lindsey was born in Peace River and raised in Paddle Prairie. She is an educational assistant at Paddle Prairie…

Meet Our Staff!

Posted on Feb 10, 2022

Richard Ward Richard is from Eastern Canada and was born on Cape Breton Island. He has lived in different parts of Nova Scotia,…

Meet Our Staff!

Posted on Feb 8, 2022

Doreen Batchelor  Doreen was born in Fort Vermillion, Alberta and grew up in Keg River. She is currently retired but has come…

January Newsletter

Posted on Feb 7, 2022

Click here to see all of the exciting things that have happened at Paddle Prairie School in January!

Meet Our Staff!

Posted on Feb 3, 2022

Julianne Cerna Julianne is from Pt. Burwell, Ontario and currently teaches grade 5/6. This is her fourth year at Paddle Prairie…

At Home Learning Information

Posted on Feb 2, 2022

Please click here to view a letter and video from the Paddle Prairie School principal regarding the shift to at home learning. 

Meeting Our Staff- Amanda Roe

Posted on Feb 1, 2022

Amanda was born In Peace River AB but Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement is home. She has worked in many different position for…

Semester 1 Report Cards

Posted on Feb 1, 2022

Hello Paddle Prairie School families, Report cards for students in grades 9-12 will be sent home in the mail today. Please take…

Meet Our Staff!

Posted on Jan 27, 2022

Shawna Ghostkeeper Shawna was raised in Paddle Prairie and has lived here her entire life. She has been the secretary of Paddle…

FINAL EXAMS POSTPONED

Posted on Jan 26, 2022

The final exams that were scheduled for January 26th are postponed due to weather and no busses running. The exams will be written…

Meet Our Staff!

Posted on Jan 25, 2022

Paige Stoffregen Paige was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta! She teaches High School English Language Arts and Social Studies,…

NEW LOOK CONTEST

Posted on Jan 24, 2022

Our school website has a new look! New pages have been added recently to keep families up to date including the school calendar,…

Grades 9-12 2022 Final Exam Schedule

Posted on Jan 19, 2022

Please see the attached letter regarding the 2022 semester 1 final exam schedule.  "It is very important that students are in…

Rapid Test Kits and Masks

Posted on Jan 11, 2022

Attention Paddle Prairie School Families! Please see the attached letter. If you have any questions, please call the school. 

Attention! Mistake on Important Dates Page

Posted on Jan 11, 2022

When we sent home the important dates page at the beginning of the year there was a mistake on the January staff meeting date.…

December Newsletter

Posted on Jan 6, 2022

Please click here to view the December newsletter!

2021

Tutoring Services Available to all Students!

Posted on Nov 23, 2021

Hello Paddle Prairie School families, Frontier college will be continuing their partnership with our school this year and offering…

October Newsletter

Posted on Nov 18, 2021

Check out the newsletter tab to see last month's newsletter, or click here!

September Newsletter

Posted on Oct 7, 2021

Check out this months school newsletter for information on what has been happening at Paddle Prairie School and exciting upcoming…

Get to Know you BBQ!

Posted on Sep 14, 2021

Come meet the staff at Paddle Prairie School!

May Newsletter

Posted on Jun 13, 2021

Check out the May Newsletter here!

February & March Newsletter

Posted on Apr 8, 2021

Check out the February and March newsletter by clicking here!

Our Success Story

Posted on Mar 15, 2021

We are proud of our students and staff here at Paddle Prairie School and we would like to show you why. Click the link below…

January Newsletter

Posted on Feb 19, 2021

Check out January's Newsletter here!

2020

At-Home Learning Website and Facebook Page

Posted on Sep 26, 2020

This year there will be a section of our website and a Facebook page dedicated to at-home learning students and families. Here…

2019

Our Highest S.O.A.R-er in November!

Posted on Dec 9, 2019

Last month's highest S.O.A.R-ers are Rocky Wanuch and Anna St. Germain. These students became our highest S.O.A.R-ers by collecting…

Paddle Prairie School- Attendance Action Protocol

Posted on Dec 7, 2019

The Paddle Prairie School attendance improvement committee has created a procedure for tracking and improving attendance. As…

Our Highest S.O.A.R-er in October

Posted on Nov 4, 2019

Congratulations to Myles Roe for being our highest S.O.A.R -er last month. Myles obtained this award by collecting the most S.O.A.R…

Paddle Prairie School Launches School Wide S.O.A.R…

Posted on Oct 11, 2019

As a staff we recognize that we need to celebrate the amazing students we have here at Paddle Prairie School. After some collaboration…

October Newsletter

Posted on Oct 11, 2019

Check out October's Newsletter! It is filled with important information, upcoming events, and celebrations.

Teachers experience being a student on Professional…

Posted on Oct 7, 2019

On Friday, October 4th, principal and teachers located in Area 1 - Bishop Routhier School, Hillview School, Gift Lake School,…

Northland School Division Hosting Community Meeting…

Posted on Sep 4, 2019

Northland School Division invites residents to a community meeting on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Paddle Prairie School.…

Great News! Paddle Prairie School Cleared to Re-Open

Posted on Sep 3, 2019

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has completed its review of air quality reports taken at the school today (Tuesday, September 3,…

First day of school delayed as a precaution for Paddle…

Posted on Aug 30, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:  The start-up date at Paddle Prairie School is being adjusted due to health and safety precautions…

Lucas Whittle appointed Paddle Prairie School Principal

Posted on Jun 28, 2019

Northland School Division (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lucas Whittle as Paddle Prairie School Principal. Whittle,…

Paddle Prairie School closed for the remainder of…

Posted on Jun 7, 2019

Attention: Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange approved a request from the Board of Trustees of Northland School Division…

Junior high students at Paddle Prairie School host…

Posted 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…

Paddle Prairie on a worldwide journey writing letters

Posted 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…

Paddle Prairie students attend Gener8 2019

Posted on Mar 21, 2019

Four students along with two teachers from Paddle Prairie School attended Gener8 2019 in Canmore. The summit, which was put…

Start a Fundraising Association

Posted on Jan 25, 2019

Any parents/guardians interested in this workshop to start a school Fundraising Association. Please come to the school on Monday…

2018

CTS Week at Paddle Prairie School

Posted 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…

CTS Week for Students in Grade 7-12

Posted 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…

Report Cards

Posted on Apr 10, 2018

Welcome Back everyone! All High School students who were present this afternoon received their report cards to take home. Anyone…

Book Fair

Posted 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.…

Paddle Prairie School Students Celebrate Pink Shirt…

Posted on Feb 28, 2018

Students at Paddle Prairie School celebrated pink shirt day today. Pink shirt day is designed to spread bullying awareness to…

Pink Shirt Day

Posted 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…

2017

Gift Walk- November 30th at 2:00pm

Posted 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…

Kindergarten Graduation Committee Meeting

Posted 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…

Important Dates

Posted on Nov 20, 2017

Important Dates to Remember: Thursday, November 23- Parent teacher interviews (all grades) and Elementary report cards will be…

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…

Attention: Jr/Sr High Parents/Guardians

Posted 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)…

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…

School Board Trustee Elections information for parents…

Posted 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…

Paddle Prairie School celebrates high school graduate

Posted on Jun 27, 2017

On June 24th, Paddle Prairie School celebrated grade 12 graduate Haley Sowan! Here is special message from Paddle Prairie School…

Paddle Prairie School host Business Expo

Posted on May 23, 2017

Paddle Prairie School hosted a Business Expo in April! Students who have been taking business class showcased their entrepreneurial…

Northland School Division Community Engagement Discussions

Posted on Jan 6, 2017

The Government of Alberta is committed to working collaboratively with members of the Northland School Division community to…

2016

What a weekend for Paddle Prairie Eagles Volleyball

Posted 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…

CTS Week (October 24-28)- Cosmetology and Foods

Posted on Nov 16, 2016

Biology Class - Dissection

Posted on Nov 9, 2016

CTS Week- Outdoor Education (Jackpines)

Posted on Nov 9, 2016

Robotics

Posted on Nov 9, 2016

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Posted on Nov 8, 2016

2016 Halloween Costume Parade

Posted on Oct 31, 2016

Paddle Prairie celebrates Aboriginal Day

Posted on Jun 22, 2016

A celebration of Aboriginal values, customs, language and culture is attracting visitors and residents in the Paddle Prairie Métis…

Paddle Prairie School host fundraiser to support Fort…

Posted on May 12, 2016

Paddle Prairie School hosted a Cake & Gift Walk fundraiser recently to support everyone affected by the Fort McMurray and area…

Winter Carnival

Posted 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…

Career and Technology Studies Week February 29 - March…

Posted on Mar 9, 2016

The school hosted a Career and Technology Studies Week from February 29th - March 4th. Students in grades 7-12 participated…

2015

Trickster Theater & Paddle Prairie School Students…

Posted on Dec 4, 2015

Students recently performed at the school with the help of Trickster Theatre. The company visited the school to educate and…

Seniors Christmas Dinner

Posted on Dec 2, 2015

Perfect Attendance Awards and Trickster Theatre Day…

Posted on Nov 30, 2015

November- December 2015

Posted on Nov 23, 2015

November 26th-  Elementary Parent Teacher Interviews @ 4:00-7:00pm November 30th-December 4th:  Trickster Theater "Walk in…

Halloween 2015

Posted on Nov 2, 2015

Check out Halloween photos!

Pumpkins Donated by Hazel Bellrose

Posted 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 2015

Posted on Oct 27, 2015

Paddle Prairie School students participated in Student Vote before the October 19th federal election. Student Vote is a parallel…

Cultural Day at Paddle Prairie School

Posted on Oct 1, 2015

Paddle Prairie School hosted a cultural day recently. Students, staff, parents and community members cleaned ducks to make duck…

Attendance Improvement Initiative 'Every Day Counts'…

Posted on Oct 1, 2015

Congratulations to students in grades Kindergarten to grade 8 who received Attendance Improvement Initiative 'Every Day Counts'…

Paddle Prairie School's Open House/Meet the Teacher…

Posted 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…

Positive Literacy Results for Northland Schools

Posted on Jun 30, 2015

Northland School Division No.61’s (NSD61) long term vision for the division-wide Literacy Initiative is coming to fruition…

Year End Awards 2015

Posted 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…

Contemporary Baking

Posted on Jun 24, 2015

Fun Day 2015

Posted on Jun 24, 2015

ECS Grad 2015

Posted on Jun 23, 2015

Aboriginal Day 2015

Posted on Jun 22, 2015

Crafts and Bannock Making. 

Filleting Fish

Posted 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.

ECS to Grade 6 Swimming Lessons

Posted on May 27, 2015

Cooking Making

Posted on May 26, 2015

Grade 2/3 finished up their division unit in math, by making cookies and dividing them equally. 

Northland Games 2015

Posted 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…

Summer Reading Program

Posted on May 19, 2015

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”                                                                                                       –…

Forensic Lab Tour

Posted on May 15, 2015

Tour of Forensic Lab at RCMP Detachment in Peace River

Skills Alberta Field Trip

Posted on May 14, 2015

Grade 9-11 attended the Skills Alberta in Edmonton May 14th, 2015. 

University of Alberta Tour

Posted on May 14, 2015

Student Vote 2015

Posted 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…

Mother's Day Tea

Posted on May 8, 2015

Mother's Day Tea 2015

Posted on May 8, 2015

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Posted on May 4, 2015

The Student Transportation Association of Alberta's has declared May 4th, 2015 “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day”. Join…

Forensic Lab

Posted on Apr 30, 2015

Tolko Tour (High Level)

Posted on Apr 30, 2015

Sr. High Tour of Tolko Mill in High Level.

Indigenous Youth Science and Traditional Knowledge…

Posted on Apr 28, 2015

The Faculty of Native Studies - University of Alberta is co-hosting a Traditional Knowledge - Science Fair with Treaty 8 First…

Taste Testing

Posted on Apr 22, 2015

Regional Science Fair 2015

Posted on Apr 21, 2015

Schools across Northland School Division are busy preparing for the Regional Science Fair! Bishop Routhier School in Peavine…

Attendance Improvement Initiative Awareness Campaign

Posted on Apr 7, 2015

The Attendance Improvement Initiative - 'Every Day Counts' Awareness Campaign runs from April 6-10, 2015. Click here to listen…

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…

Winter Carnival 2015

Posted 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…

Substitute Teachers' Appreciation Week

Posted on Mar 9, 2015

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) takes this opportunity to thank substitute teachers for their valuable service to students,…

Photography Contest

Posted on Mar 4, 2015

A reminder that the Northland School Division Photography contest deadline is this Friday. Click here for details about the…

Community Conversations: Guiding Principles for an…

Posted on Mar 2, 2015

Alberta Education is holding community conversations to develop guiding principles for an amended Northland School Division…

Food Safe Course

Posted 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, Alberta

Posted 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) 2015

Posted 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…

Pajama Day

Posted on Feb 25, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015 is Pajama Day for ECS to Grade 6.  

Have your say in Education

Posted on Feb 25, 2015

We are asking parents for input by filling out the Accountability Pillar Survey! The Accountability Pillar Survey uses a number…

Feb Newsletter

Posted on Feb 24, 2015

Feb 2015 newsletter

Pink Shirt Day

Posted on Feb 23, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 is Pink Shirt Day. Say No to Bullying!!!

January Newsletter

Posted on Jan 29, 2015

You can now view our newsletters online! Click here to read the January 2015 issue! 

Family Literacy Day 2015

Posted on Jan 28, 2015

We hosted another successful Family Literacy Day! We hosted a Scholastic Book Fair and invited the community librarian, Dawn…

Family Literacy Day

Posted on Jan 26, 2015

We are hosting a Scholastic Book Fair and inviting the community librarian to organize reading activities with ECS to grade 6…