School Council Executive

The school council executive for the 2017/18 School year

Onoway Jr/Sr High School Council

Chairperson- Melanie Fitzgerald

Vice Chairperson- Dena Friars

Secretary- Samantha Grantham

Treasurer- Christine Peck 

Communications Officer – Tammy Brent



Meeting Dates for the 2017-2018 Year

(usually 2nd Wednesday of the month)

OPEA -Onoway Parents Educative Association- non profit society  


May 9 - School Council

June 13 - OPEA and School Council AGM

Onoway Jr/Sr High School Breakfast Nook

Thanks to the generosity of many parents and staff, students who don't have breakfast or forget their lunch can now stop by the counselling area and get a quick bite of toast or a granola bar.
We are in need of :

  • bread
  • granola bars
  • peanut butter
  • jam
  • juice
  • granola bars

If you are able to donate any of these items please drop them off at the office.

Coffee Club Dates

Onoway Jr/Sr High School Council has parent volunteers come in the morning of the last Monday of the month from 8:30 - 9:00 AM to help welcoming our students to school.
We invite you to come and join the Coffee Club. All that is required is to come in, enjoy a cup of coffee at the office and welcome students at the front door as they arrive at school.
We are meeting on the September 25 at 8:30 am in the office and handing out treats to the students as they enter the school.
We have set the dates for Coffee Club for the school year. They are:


April 30

May 28

June 18

If you need more information, know of someone who would like to volunteer or have any questions please do not hesitate to e-mail

Onoway Parents Educative Association Society Meeting Agenda April 11, 2018



  1. Call To Order
  2. Additions To The Agenda
  1. Adoption Of The Agenda
  2. Approval Of Minutes
  3. Casino
  4. Old Business
  • Track Grant
  1. New Business
  • Bus Driver/Teacher Appreciation May 4, 2018
  • Annual General Meeting June 13, 2018
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  • Approval of Financial Statement
  1. Next Meeting
  • June 13, 2018
  • Adjournment

Onoway Jr. Sr. High School Council Meeting Agenda  April 11, 2018    


  1. Call To Order
  2. Introductions
  3. Additions/Deletions To The Agenda
  1. Adoption Of The Agenda
  2. Approval Of Minutes
  3. Trustee Report
  4. Principal’s Report
  • Staffing 2017/18-Semester 2
  • Budget 2018/19 And Staffing 2018/19
  • Dates For Transition Meeting For 2018/19
  • Powerschool Classes Entry For 2018/19
  • School Activities
  1. Teacher Rep Report
  2. Athletics
  • Old Business
  1. New Business
  • Family Of School Councils
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  2. Next Meeting
  • May 9, 2018
  1. Adjournment


Onoway Parent Educative Association Society Meeting January 17, 2018


  • Meeting called to order at 6:39 pm by Melanie Fitzgerald

            In attendance were: Melanie Fitzgerald, Christine Peck, Samantha Grantham,

            Laura Harrison, Cathy Brennan, Dena Friars, Christina Prokuda, Sarah Healy,

            Tammy Brent

  • A motion was made to approve agenda as published. First Christine Peck, Seconded by Dena Friars
  • A motion was made to approve the minutes as published June 14, 2017. First Dena Friars and Seconded by Laura Harrison.
  • Casino Representative – Cathy Brennan

            - Casino has been booked for April 24&25

            - Volunteers can text or email Cathy to book spots to work

  • Old Business

            - Track Grant: Waiting to hear on CFEP grant application

  • New Business

            - Headphones – Melanie is getting samples sent, biggest expense is the


  • Treasurer’s Report - Prepared by Christine Peck

            - Nov 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017

            General Account – 70-01118

            Opening Balance:                                             $823.28

            Closing Balance:                                            $823.28

            Casino Balance 75-25419

            Opening Balance                                            $10,965.58

            Cheque 0137 OJSH Bussing                            - $9,000.00

            Bank Service Charge                                                - $6.00

            Closing Balance                                                $1,959.58

            - Approval of financial statement by Tammy Brent and seconded by Laura



  • Meeting adjourned by a motion from Dena Friars and seconded by Cathy Brennan

* Next meeting will be April 11, 2018

Onoway Jr./Sr. High School School Council Meeting March 14, 2018


  • Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm by Melanie Fitzgerald

            In attendance were the following:

            Melanie Fitzgerald                 Christine Peck              Lisa Dundas                   

            Laura Harrison                        Samantha Grantham   Dena Friars                 

             Sarah Healy                            John Lobo                     Lori Duchesnay

            Judy Muir                                Thea Bouius                 Cathy Brennen

            Caroline Landals                                                                                              

  • Introductions were made
  • Additions/Deletions to the Agenda – new ASCA resolutions

-  Bus driver, custodian and teacher appreciation  

  • A motion was made to adopt the agenda as published by Christine Peck and

seconded by Dena Friars .  All in favor.

  • Motion was made to adopt the minutes as published, by Laura Harrison and

seconded by Thea Bouius.  All in favor.

  • Trustee Report – given by Judy Muir and attached
  • Principals Report – given by John Lobo and attached
  • Teachers Rep Report – given by Lisa Dundus and attached
  • Athletics – meeting after School Council meeting
  • Old Business - Casino Volunteers still needed                                                                

-  Earphones – Melanie tried the sample sent and it was not good quality and

did not work for very long, so those are a no. Christine is waiting for her contact to see what can be ordered and what prices and quailtiy of earphones available.

  • New Business

            - Bus driver, custodian and teacher appreciation: it was decided we will do

            this on May 4th.  Laina Fowler said she will make the cards again this year.                          

              - New resolutions for ASCA are on the ASCA website :


  • Treasurer’s Report – given by Christine Peck

            - General Account had a closing balance of $823.28

            - Casino Account contains:  

                         Opening balance                                                        $1892.88

                         Cheque #139 Christine Peck (office supplies)       -74.54

                         Bank service charge                                                       -$6.00

                         Closing Balance                                                         $1812.34

  • A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Dena Friars and seconded by Christine Peck. All in favor
  • Adjournment - 7:52

                        Next meeting is April 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm


Report to School Council - Judy Muir

March 14, 2018


At the February 20 Regular Meeting Jason Yaremchuk, Director of Information Technology, made a presentation to the Board, giving us a Technology Update where he reported that the Division has reached nearly a 1.1 device ratio for NGPS students.  He also shared the outline of an Evergreen Plan for the Division. The plan proposes that all our schools would contribute a per pupil fee to assist in the cost of updating, upgrading and sustaining technology.

The 2018/19 School Year Calendar was accepted by the Board at the February 20,

2018 Regular Meeting.

The Board of Trustees along with our administration, school principals and learning services personnel attended the Alberta Rural Education Symposium. The Symposium opened with a panel presentation from the Ministers of Education, Health and Municipal Affairs. The sessions centred on rural education and community involvement. One of the highlights for me was the attendance of six of our Municipal partners from within NGPS.  The event closed with a keynote address from Dr. Jody Carrington, a Clinical Psychologist. Her roots are in rural Alberta, where she now has a practice and is raising her family. A passionate speaker, who firmly believes in the power of connection with others and relationships.

Minister Eggen and Minister Carlier were scheduled to attend Mayerthorpe JSHS on March 2 to tour the new Health Care Aide Suite where Dual credit students learn and earn credits toward their Health Care Aide certification. The visit has been rescheduled to March 29.

At the March 13 Regular Meeting the Board accepted the Recommendation that the Board continue current practice in the provision of full day very day kindergarten in NGPS.

The second draft of the Provincial Woodland Caribou Plan has been brought to the attention of the Board. This is the Government of Alberta’s response to SARA, the federal Species at Risk Act. Industry and communities are strongly opposed because of the impact on jobs, the economy and sound forest management. We are told it may ultimately affect enrolment in our schools.

The Board is in the process of touring schools. As this is a newly elected Board we are looking at facilities more than programs this year.



OJSH PARENT COUNCIL Mar 14, 2018 Principal's report

1) Webs of Support Mar 15/16

Mar 15 @ Heritage Center

5 OJSH staff team members

Approx 60 OJSH students (gr 8-11) and their anchors- many are staff members

OJSH students are working inder Mr. Gallliford helping with lunch- all have their food safety certificate

One of the main goals will be to develop OUR story- reference to the Alaska's book.

Mar 16 @OJSH with both staffs OES/OJSH

We have been working on the branding a the school New banner and New window coverings in Breakout Alexis FN had Derek P working with them on March 14.

2) Seattle Band trip April 19-23

About 3 students had to cancel so prices had gone up as per the agreement

Looks like a very interesting event

1 female staff/2 male staff are supervising with Mrs. Anderson

Dr Ambrose (from Georgia )had worked with the band prior to the AIBF festival

Band Coffee house is Sat March 24.-lots of performances incl Joe Saumer big band , silent auction etc.

3) PTI April18 5-8 Pm

Report card 3 data will be in by Friday April13. Portal closed -April11-16.

4) School tours- NGPS board ofTrustees- March 14

5 trustees and Randy Lovich toured the school- main review was the physical plant. Wet and mayerthorpe trustee had not seen the school prior.

5) School tours- Alexis FN Director of Education and Assistant- March 7

New Ed Director- Toni Letendre- recreation background

Assistant - Jasmine Alexis

Toured our school as neither had been here, visited with Tracey Noyes and counsellors. Looking at linkages between OJSH and Alexis FN especially with elders 

Teacher Report – Lisa Dundas

March 14, 2018

Thank you to Mr. Galliford for making the Pie Day activities today such a fun event for the students and staff

Reviewed the school visits for this month: March 2 - LaSalle College

March 12 – Sexual Health Nurse Cancelled – will reschedule in the fall when we can pair the presentation to the appropriate class

March 14 - Learning Clicks – class presentation for grade 11s and Funding Post-

Secondary Schooling presentation at noon for all students

March 26 – Canadian Armed Forces

March 28 – Study Skills-Test Anxiety workshop / MacEwan University – Grade 10 and CALM presentation

March 29 – Concrete Theatre presentation of Consent to all Jr High Students and

Drama 20/30 students. Letters sent home regarding the presentation and information will be posted on the school website.