School Council Executive

The school council executive for the 2018/1 School year

Chairperson – Melanie Fitzgerald 

 Vice Chairperson – Laura Harrison 

Secretary – Samantha Grantham 

Treasurer – Christine Peck 

Communications Officer – Ann Roberts

Onoway Jr/Sr High School Council

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Breakfast Nook Donations

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 holding a food drive for this Breakfast Nook at Onoway Jr/ Sr High School at Meet The Teacher on September 20 from 5-8 pm so that students can continue to be able to stop at the counseling area when needed.

Due to space and storage we are asking for specific donations of:

  • granola bars
  • juice
  • fruit cups

If you are able to donate please drop them off at our table. We will also be accepting cash donations so we may buy supplies when they are low.

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Important Dates for the 2018/2019 School Year

Onoway Parents Educative Association starting at 6:30 pm

  • October 10
  • January 9
  • April 10
  • June 12- This will be our Annual General Meeting.

School Council starting at 7 pm

  • October 10
  • November 14
  • No meeting in December
  • January 09
  • February 13
  • March13
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12- This will be our Annual General Meeting.


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.

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

Dates for the 2018/2019 School Year

  • September 24
  • October 29
  • November 26
  • December 17
  • January 28
  • February 25
  • March 25
  • April 29
  • May 27
  • June 10

Onoway Parents Educative Association Society Meeting Agenda September 12, 2018


  1. Call To Order
  2. Additions To The Agenda
  1. Adoption Of The Agenda
  2. Approval Of Minutes
  3. Casino Report
  4. Old Business
  • List Of Fundraisers
  • Insurance
  1. New Business
  • AGLC List Of Executive
  • Budget
  • Meeting Dates
  • Signing Authority
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  • Approval of Financial Statement
  1. Next Meeting
  • Adjournment

Onoway Jr. Sr. High School Council Meeting Agenda  September 12, 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
  • New Staff-SRO Cherwatym & Mr Butler
  • 18/19 Classroom Improvement Fund-0 FTE E/A Hired-Ms. Gylander And Further In Semester 2-0.5 FTE T/A To Be Hired
  • NGPS Technology Fee And Other Fees
  • Enrollment Numbers For 2018/19-Living Skills Class Increased Complexity in 18/19
  • 3 Goals For OJSH-School Advancement Plan
  • Thursday Sept 13-Informal PTI 5-8 pm
  • Awards Night And Volunteer Appreciation-Friday Oct 12
  • Cell Phones In Classes 
  1. Teacher Rep Report
  2. Athletics
  3. Old Business
  • Breakfast Nook
  • Coffee Club Dates
  1. New Business
  • Annual School Council Report
  • Meeting Dates
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  2. Next Meeting
  3. Adjournment

Onoway Parent Educative Association Society Meeting June 13, 2018


  • Meeting called to order at 6:46 pm by Melanie Fitzgerald

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

            Laura Harrison, Cathy Brennan, Dena Friars, Kristina Prokuda, Judy Muir,

            John Lobo, Lisa Dundas, Bonnie Sandsbraaten, Lori Duchesnay

  • A motion was made to approve agenda as published. First Christine Peck, Seconded by Laura Harrison
  • A motion was made to approve the minutes . First Laura Harrison and Seconded by Cathy Brennan.
  • Casino Report – Cathy Brennan

            - Casino Money will not be in till August

  • Old Business

            - Fundraiser for Appreciation Lunch: if we do fundraiser it would be nice to

            have a list of fundraisers already being done by other groups within the


            - Raffle Fees: It was decided that we can waive the $25 for other groups

            because the Casino money can pay for banking fees.          



New Business

- Insurance: Insurance for Education Association is not covered by Onoway



Highschool.  Cathy Brennan will find out if Casino money can cover insurance



payment and how much that payment would be.



- 50/50: Motion was made by Melanie Fitzgerald for 50/50 raffle for the



Athletics Association to be run through the Educative Association.  Motion



Accepted by Dena Friars, Samantha Grantham, Christine Peck and Cathy






Treasurer’s Report  - Prepared by Christine Peck

May 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018



General Account – 70-01118



Opening balance:                                             $811.06



Cheque 17 – Bus Driver Appreciation Gifts  -260.00



Cheque 18 – Staff Appreciation Luncheon    -378.00



Cheque 19 – Custodial Appreciation Gifts       -25.00



Cheque 20 – Staff Appreciation Gifts              -103.06



Bank Service Charge                                             -6.00                                               



Closing Balance                                                 $39.00



Casino Account – 75-25419



Opening Balance                                            $3606.34



Cheque 141 - Casino                                       -1,800.00



Bank service charge                                                 -6.00



Closing Balance                                               $1800.34


- Approval of financial statement by Dena Friars and seconded by Lori


  • Dissolve Board & Elections:

Melanie Fizgerald made a motion to dissolve The board


Chairperson – Melanie Fitzgerald. Nominated by Christine Peck and

seconded by Dena Friars

Vice Chairperson – Laura Harrison. Nominated by Cathy Brennan and seconded by Christine Peck

Secretary – Samantha Grantham. Nominated by Laura Harrison and seconded by Cathy Brennan

Treasurer – Christine Peck. Nominated by Laura Harrison and

seconded by Lori Duchesnay

Director – Ann Roberts. Nominated by Dena Friars and nomination seconded

by Kristina Prokuda

Casino Representative – Cathy Brennan. Nominated by Christine Peck and nomination seconded by Samantha Grantham

Two Auditors – Cathy Brennan, Lori Duchesnay

Signing Authoritiy – Melanie Fitzgerald, Christine Peck, Ann Roberts


Motion was made by Christine Peck to remove Dena Friars as signing authority and to add Ann Roberts to signing authority.


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



* Next meeting will be September 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Onoway Jr./Sr. High School School Council Meeting    June 13, 2018 Meeting  

    • Meeting called to order at 7:16 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            Ann Roberts

                Kristina Prokuda


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

    seconded by Lori Duchesnay .  All in favor.

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

    seconded by Ann Roberts.  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
    • Athletics – Track meet was great, Jr high broke records

                -New facebook page for athletics

                -  108  tickets  were  sold  for  the  Athletic  Banquet,  there  were  21  coaches  and

                staff that attended,  school help out if student can’t afford ticket, caterer from

                Rich Valley and did an excellent job, door prizes were donated.

                - May start a cross country running club, possible parent can take this on          



    New Business 

    - Parking Pass – There was a mix up this past year, more parking passes were



    sold than spots available.  This was because of the option to buy parking



    passes through cash online.  Mr Lobo will change it so parking pass will not



    be available online to purchase.  This will make it easier for the office to keep



    track of parking passes.



    - Sidewalks – Contact OES about route



    Treasurer’s Report – given by Christine Peck  




    May 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018



    General Account – 70-01118



    Opening balance:                                             $811.06



    Cheque 17 – Bus Driver Appreciation Gifts  -260.00



    Cheque 18 – Staff Appreciation Luncheon    -378.00



    Cheque 19 – Custodial Appreciation Gifts       -25.00



    Cheque 20 – Staff Appreciation Gifts              -103.06



    Bank Service Charge                                             -6.00                                               



    Closing Balance                                                 $39.00

    Casino Account – 75-25419

    Opening Balance                                                $3606.34

    Cheque 141 - Casino                                          -1,800.00

    Bank service charge                                                  -6.00

    Closing Balance                                                  $1800.34

    • Dissolve Board and Elections – Melanie Fitzgerald motioned to dissolve the board


    Chairperson – Melanie Fitzgerald elected, she was nominated by Christine


    Vice Chairperson – Laura Harrison elected, she was nominated by Cathy


    Secretary – Samantha Grantham elected, she was nominated by Laura


    Treasurer – Christine Peck elected, she was nominated by Laura Harrison Communications Officer – Ann Roberts, was nominated by Kristina Prokuda

    A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Kristina Prokuda and seconded by Bonnie Sandsbraaten. All in favor

    • Adjournment – 8:30 pm

    Next meeting is September 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Report to School Council by Judy Muir

    The Board passed the 2018/19 Budget at the May 22, 2018 regular meeting. The operating budget is $68,276,791. This is down by approximately $600,000 from last year.

    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 a day/$160.00 half day to $800.00 maximum/family.

    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 week he continue to advocate for change. The survey information is on the NGPSwebsite.

    At the June 12 Regular Meeting the Board received a PowerSchool presentation from Jennifer Ferguson, Learning Services CoOrdinator.

    I attended the PSBAA and ASBA Spring General Meetings from June 1 - 4. The emphasis of the workshops was on Indigenous Education.

    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- June 2018

    1) Alberta Ed

    May 2018 OJSH/NGPS accountability pillar

    In general you don't want to be all colours of the rainbow!!

    Much more consistent  -mainly Yellows/Blues and Greens . a few Oranges  , and thankfully no RED. Shooting for Greens and Blues

    -   Attached the May 2017 OJSH ap for reference

    -   We are doing well as a school. Most area are of a SOLID performance . May 2018 WEYtcGxR/view?usp=sharing

    May 2017

    2) School activities-

    Painting underpass- Sr Art headed up by Mrs Walker ith-origina1-artwork#.WyFh-tVKjI U

    Drama 20/30- compelling play presented to students-  topical student issues

    Jr/Sr track- some great performances in Jr High especially- long standing OJSH

    records broken

    Diplomas/Pats/Finals- schedules  in the newsletter

    Food Trucks -June 21- 5 food trucks - lunch from 11:30 to 1pm ( extended) Metis dancers -June 21 Aboriginal day

    Athletics banquet-  June 14- Over 100 tickets sold- great response

    Summer Boot Camps-Onoway- interest in the safety courses and first aid.

    3) Grad 2018- Friday June 29 330 pm

    81 grads met the schools criteria by May 30, so will be part of the commencement ceremony

    Pictures- 2pm - fancy dress (then change ) 230 cap /gown

    School ceremony - starts at 330pm

    1 '!. hrs to 1 Y, hrs duration


    Walk in,

    Alexis drummers,  speeches, valedictorian address,

    calling up on stage,diploma. tassel flip, FNMI acknowledgement


    Capacity of 900 in main gym

    Change out of cap /gown back int evening wear and off to the arena

    Banquet to follow at Onoway Arena

    4) 2018/19 Timetable and Preparations

    Similar format as 17/18 with 40 min ped/math for gr 8 and 9

    4 x gr 8 classes I 4X gr 9 classes

    1x KnE gr 8/9 Ia, 1x Gr 8 KnE math, 1XGr 9 KnE Math

    -good feedback from math teachers for daily Math as it helps with retention of concepts vs every 2nd day.

    -Living Skills- class up from 3 in 17/18 to 9 in 18/19

    Numerous students with multiple severe special needs

    2 teachers in am - Mrs Schmidt Peterson and Mr Bellerose

    3 Ta's  in the room

    Full sr high academic  offerings. Single  class only of the following:

    Math 30-1/2/3/31,  Physics 30, Chern 30, Social 30-1

    Math 20-2/-3

    All 4  partner schools had visits , parent open houses have been well attended

    Many individual students and parents have had visits to help in the transition

    SRO will return for 18/19 - new constable  will be assigned  as Constable Javer is on another assignment at the Detachment.

    ts in care.
  • June 13, 2018 Meeting

    Teacher Report – Mrs Dundas

    • June 1 – Skills Alberta Field trip – students from grades 8-11 attended. Many displays were interactive. Teachers are looking at possibly pursuing skills further in Mechanics, Robotics, Foods, Cosmetology and Construction.
    • June 6 – Carrie from Mother Earth Essentials met with many Jr. and Sr. High Foods and Biology students to learn about the healing properties of native plants from our area. Students made their own teas to take home.
    • The Junior High Girls’ Group wrapped up at the end of May. Thank you to Lauren Chow from Alberta Health Services for facilitating this opportunity for our students.
    • Our behavioral consultant, Christa Stehr will not be returning next year. We thank her for her dedication to our students and their families.
    • Reviewed the various Dual Credit Programs being offered to High School students. Our school division is partnering with several post-secondary institutions.
    • Explained how our school takes part in Success in School meetings to help support our students in care.