School Council Meeting

The first School Council will be held Wed., Sept 12th at 7 pm. in the OJSHS staff room. Come to the meeting and meet the new executive.  All parents are welcome to attend. 

School Council Executive

The school council executive for the 2017/18 School year

Onoway Jr/Sr High School Council


Onoway Jr/Sr High School Breakfast Nook

On behalf of Onoway Jr/Sr High School Council, I would like to thank all the parents and community members who donated to the Breakfast Nook.
Without your generosity, this program would not be available to the students. I am appreciative to be part of a community that has such supportive parents.
Hope everyone has a great summer,
Melanie Fitzgerald

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. The last one is:

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 General Meeting Agenda June 13, 2018


  1. Call To Order
  2. Additions To The Agenda
  1. Adoption Of The Agenda
  2. Approval Of Minutes
  3. President’s Report
  4. Casino Report
  5. Old Business
  • Fundraiser For Appreciation Lunch
  • Raffle Fees
  1. New Business
  • Insurance
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  2. Dissolve Board & Elections
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Director
  • Casino Representative
  • Two Auditors
  • Signing Authority
  1. Next Meeting
  • Adjournment

Onoway Jr. Sr. High School Council General Meeting Agenda  June 13, 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
  • Alberta Ed - Accountability Pillar - May 2018 OJSH Report
  • School Activities - Painting Underpass

                                - Drama 20/30

                                - Jr/Sr Track

                                - Diplomas/PATS/Finals

                                - Food Trucks – June 21

                                - Athletics Banquet

  • Grad 2018 – Friday June 29, 2018 3:30 pm
  • 2018/19 Timetable and Preparations
  1. Teacher Rep Report
  2. Athletics
  3. Old Business
  1. New Business
  • Parking Pass
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  2. Dissolve Board & Elections
  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Communications Officer
  1. Next Meeting
  2. Adjournment

Onoway Parent Educative Association Society Meeting June 14, 2017


  • Meeting called to order at 6:02pm by Melanie Fitzgerald

In attendance were, Colleen Pollock, Dena Friars, Melanie Fitzgerald, Christine Peck, Samantha

Grantham, Laura Harrison, Faron Friars, Tammy Brent and John Lobo.

  • No additions to Agenda. Motion was made by Christine Peck and seconded by Samantha Grantham to adopt the agenda.
  • A motion was made by Dena Friars and seconded by Melanie Fitzgerald to approve the minutes as published from May, 2016.
  • CASINO – Nothing to report and we don’t have a date for the next casino. There is a gaming workshop coming up that we might want to send a representative to.

- none


-  none


- May 1, 2017 – May 31, 2017

General Account 70-01118

Opening Balance                                                                      $1446.28

Staff Appreciation flowers cheque 13                                 -162.75

Staff Appreciation lunch cheque 14                                    -257.25 (outstanding) Staff Appreciation gift certificates cheque 15                            -200.00

Bank Service Charges                                                               -   2.00

Closing Balance                                                                        $1081.53


Casino Balance 75-25419

Opening Balance                                                                      $10965.58

Closing Balance                                                                         $10965.58


Yearly Treasurer’s Report is available from Christine Peck.  This report was approved by Dena Friars and seconded by Samantha Grantham.

  • Elections

Melanie Fitzgerald was elected President.  She was nominated by Dena Friars and this nomination was seconded by Christine Peck.

Dena Friars was elected Vice President. She was nominated by Colleen Pollock and seconded by

Christine Peck.

Samantha Grantham was elected as Secretary. She was nominated by Dena Friars and seconded by

Melanie Fitzgerald.

Christine Peck was elected Treasurer. She was nominated by Melanie Fitzgerald and seconded by

Samantha Grantham.

Laura Harrison was elected as Director.  She was nominated by Dena Friars and seconded by

Christine Peck.

Casino Representative will most likely be Kathy Brennan, but she was not present at the meeting so we will leave this position open.

Faron Friars and Colleen Pollock have been appointed auditors.


Meeting adjourned by a motion from Tammy Brent and seconded by Dena Friars. Next meeting scheduled for September 13 at 6:30pm

Onoway Jr./Sr. High School School Council Meeting                                                              May 9, 2018     


  • Meeting called to order at 7:03 pm by Melanie Fitzgerald

            In attendance were the following:

            Melanie Fitzgerald        Christine Peck                         Lisa Dundas                    



Laura Harrison              Samantha Grantham              Judy Muir      



John Lobo                        Cathy Brennan                        Dena Friars



Lori Duchesnay             Bonnie Sandsbraaten             





Introductions were made


Additions/Deletions to the Agenda – Thank you cards for breakfast donations


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 Christine Peck and



seconded by Cathy Brennan.  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 Dundas and attached


Old Business – Coffee club May 28- need people to go


New Business – Annual General meeting – potluck supper supplied by Foods




- Thank you cards for breakfast nook – Dena will make cards for



organizations that donate to breakfast nook.  Mr Lobo will send a thank you card to Cobbs.






Treasurer’s Report – given by Christine Peck  




April 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018



General Account – 70-01118



Opening balance:                                           $122,131.06



NGPS Gov’t AB grant for track build            -121,314.00



Bank Service Charge                                                   -6.00



Closing Balance                                                     $811.06



Casino Account – 75-25419



Opening Balance                                                 $1,812.34



Casino cheque                                                         1,800.00



Bank service charge                                                       -6.00



Closing Balance                                                  $3,606.34




            A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Dena Friars and seconded by

            Melanie Fitzgerald.  All in favor

  • Adjournment – 7:57 pm

                        Next meeting is June 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm



Report to School Council

All the schools and departments are currently working to to provide balanced budgets, which will impact the Division budget, which will be presented to the Board for approval prior to May 31.


The Board approved the Division Three Year Capital Plan, with a new K - 12 School in Valleyview still our number one priority.

The Board passed a Motion at the May 1 meeting to increase transportation fees for ineligible grant students to: $320.00/$160.00 half day to $800.00 maximum/family.

Mildred Trudy Alexis won Honourable Mention in the Honouring Spirit - Indigenous Student Award 2018 offered by the Alberta School Boards Association.

The Board will hold a Career Boot Camp again this summer. This is an opportunity for students to have first hand experience for different career opportunities, while earning credits.

The AB government is currently reviewing the transportation support and funding it provides to School Boards. As part of this review, they are asking families to participate in an online survey. We certainly encourage everyone to participate,as transportation funding has been a significant issue for us for years and one we continue to advocate for change. The survey information is on the NGPS website.

I attended the ASCA Conference on April 20 - 22. The sessions I chose to attend were: Dr. Lynn Miller; Mental Health Matters, Growing Up Digital; A Study on the Impact on Our Youth, and the Transportation Survey.

The AGM held their election of officers, with the President remaining the same. The budget was increased by $5.00 a School. They had nine resolutions on the floor.

The Board agenda packages are published by 10:00 am on the day prior to the Board meeting and all regular meetings are open to the public.

Principals report to OJSH School Council May 2018

1) Education week – lunch

Thanks for the lunch it was greatly appreciated by OJSH staff

2) 18/19 items

$30 technology user fee starting 2018/19

Planning for 2018/19 – course selection then timetable Living skills classroom 18/19 – fte teacher allocated

Currently 3 LS students, next year confirmed 8, maybe 9 students in LS

GR 11 class has a larger academic group, which may require more sections of some courses than offered in 2017/18

SRO will return for additional 3 yrs 50% of the time, shared with St Peters in SpruceGrove.  Constable Javer is not returning to this position, as he has accepted a new position within the RCMP.

Transition meetings

New Gr 12 – Thursday May 24

New Gr 8  - Thursday May 31

3) 17/18 student activities


Badminton done – some gcaa medals 3 at Jr high levels

No students from OJSH made it to provincials in Sr zones

JR track – Mr Stoltz and Mr Lougheed – activity in ped classes to decide student participation gcaa event May 29

Zone event June 5

Sr Track – Mr Stoltz – practices are ongoing May 22, zones, followed by provincials, June 1

Our track and field may be available to the school from Wilco Construction by early June, too late for team use

Running club for Heritage Days event 5/10 km events

Students and staff are training for this event, led by Mrs Villneff


Partner school visits with the jazz band May 7/14

Red Deer AIBF festival May 16

Final Concert May 31 – Horizon Theater Spruce Grove

Final exam schedule – Sr is posted on website JRs will be posted this week

Grad – June 29 Cap and Gown Commencement at school 3:30 pm

Valedictorian selected based on NGPS admin procedure – Drew Fitzgerald

74 meet criteria for commencement – possibly up to 83

Each student will get 9 tickets guaranteed to cap and gown ceremony in gym

4) Summer boot camps @OJSH – July 2018

First year to offer the boot camp experience at OJSH rather than going to Whitecourt.  Information on poster


May 9, 2018 Meeting

Teacher Report

  • Provided information on OJSH Summer School
  • Classes were visited by NAIT representative today
  • Discussed possible fieldtrip to allow some of our students to purchase Library books
  • 2 more upcoming presentations – 7thStep Society Speaker – Peter Banks – May 16, 

-Social Media – Constable Javer – May 23.  If parents would like to attend –call ahead of time and let us know. 

  • Grade 11 Parent Meeting will be held May 24.
  • May 31 – Final Band Concert and New Grade 8 Parent Meeting
  • We will have more information on Dual credit options that will be available
  • Foods classes will provide a light supper for AGM in June