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  

October 11- School Council

November 15 - School Council

December 13 - School Council

January 17 - OPEA and School Council

February 21 - School Council

March 14  - School Council

April 11 - OPEA and School Council

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:

October 30

November 27

December 18

January 22

February 26

March 26

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 Jr. Sr. High School Council Meeting Agenda  October 11, 2017


  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
  • Webs Of Support - Presentations And Follow Up With OES and OJSH
  • 2017/18 School Advancement Plan
  • Athletic Director – Updated Release Time Agreement With Mr. Lougheed For The 2017/18 School Year
  • ATA Agreement And Its Impact On Some Afterschool Credit Programs
  1. Teacher Rep Report
  2. Old Business
  • Minister Invitation
  1. New Business
  • Athletic Director
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  2. Next Meeting
  • November 15 , 2017
  1. Adjournment


Onoway Parent Educative Association Society Meeting September 13, 2017


  •  Meeting called to order at 6:34 pm by Melanie Fitzgerald

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

            Laura Harrison, Cathy Brennan, Dena Friars

  • No additions made to the agenda
  • A motion was made to approve the minutes as published June 14, 2017. First Cathy Brennan and Seconded by Dena Friars.
  • Casino Representative – Cathy Brennan
  • Old Business

            - Track Grant: Waiting to hear on CFEP grant application

  • New Business

            - AGLC List of Executive:

            - Budget - $750 budget for bus driver gift cards and teachers appreciation                                    lunch

                            - $500 for candy, pencils, earbuds for coffee club greeting supplies

            - Meeting Dates:  January 17, 2018,

                                          April 11, 2018

                                          June 13, 2018

            - Casino Date:  2nd quarter of 2018.  Motion made by Cathy Brennan and  seconded by Laura Harrison

  • Treasurer’s Report - Prepared by Christine Peck

            - June 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017

            General Account – 70-01118

            Opening Balance:                                          $1081.53

            Staff appreciation lunch cheque #14             -257.25

            Bank Service charge                                             -1.00

            Closing Balance:                                            $823.28

            Casino Balance 75-25419

            Opening Balance                                           $10,965.58

            Closing Balance                                             $10,965.58

            - Approval of financial statement by Dena Friars and seconded by Cathy          Brennan

  • Meeting adjourned by a motion from Laura Harrison and seconded by Cathy Brennan


* Next meeting will be January 17, 2018

Onoway Jr./Sr. High School School Council Meeting September 13, 2017


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

            In attendance were the following:

            Melanie Fitzgerald                Christine Peck            John Lobo                 

            Dena Friars                            Lisa Dundus               Judy Muir

            Samantha Grantham             Tammy Brent            Laura Harrison

            Cam Gundmundson              Ann Roberts               Cathy Brennan

            Irene Wilkinson                     Caroline Landals       Chaddie Langman

            Mary VanDerPutten              Hugh Provence          Dorthy Mclean

            Shylo Kassian                         Debra Redlick            Laurie Haggart

            Lori Duchesnay

  • Introductions were made
  • A motion was made to adopt the agenda as by Dena Friars and seconded by Laura Harrison. All in favor.
  • Motion was made to adopt the minutes as published by Laura Harrison and seconded by Christine Peck. All in favor.
  • Trustee Report - given by Judy Muir -

            NGPS was able to meet with the Minister of Education on August 30.  The topics discussed were a review of the funding framework for rural     schools,  the 45 credit funding cap, clarification of government support for dual credit programs, the Division's top capital priority, the education/school act, and the curriculum review process.

An educational service agreement has been struck with Sturgeon School  Division which terminates the practice of their sending a bus into NGPS to  pick up students in the Noyes Crossing area at the end of the current  school year. 12 students currently attending Sturgeon schools will  be  grandfathered until the end of the year at which time they will need to provide their own transportation to the nearest point of pick up within Sturgeon School Division should they wish to continue attending there.

Student enrolment is down as of Sept. 8/17  58.5 (FTE)students or 1.2%.   Kevin and myself and minister and then get two of his sub his people there       and I was always very small meeting.

  • Principals Report – given by John Lobo and attached
  • Teachers Rep Report – given by Lisa Dundus and attached
  • Old Business

            - Breakfast Nook: Ann Roberts Volunterred to organize a schedule for donations.  There will also be a food drive for donations for breakfast nook  on Sept 21 at PTI’s Dena Friars will donate bread for the year.

            - Coffee Club Dates:   September 25

                                                 October 30

                                                November 27

                                                December 18

                                                January 22

                                                February 26

                                                March 26

                                                April 30

                                                May 28

                                                June 18

                        *the dates have been changed to Mondays at 8:30 am

  • New Business

            - Annual School Council Report:  Melanie presented for people to read.

            - Minister Invitation – Minister has sent a letter asking if the school council would want to met with him to talk about rural funding issues.  It was           mentioned we could combine with other local schools in our area for this meeting if it will work.

            - Grad Fair: Will be Monday February 19, 2018 at the Heritage Centre Room 1

  • Treasurer’s Report – given by Christine Peck

            - General Account had a closing balance of $823.28

            - Casino Account contains $10965.58

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

          Next meeting is October 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm














September 13, 2017

School Council

Teacher Report


  1. Announcements – Morning announcements are read by the LA teacher in Jr. High classes and by the first block teacher in Sr. High Classes.  Announcements are posted around the school and are displayed on TV monitors.
  2. Education Expo - will be held at 7 pm on Wed. Nov 1, 2017. All students and parents are encouraged to attend.  Alberta Postsecondary School Representatives will be in attendance.
  3. Orange Shirt Day - Friday Sept 29 OJHS will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day - this day is to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.
  4. School Clubs are Starting – for example: Art Club, Robotics Club, there will be a school musical again this year. 
  5. ACS Team – we will have at least 6 visits from this team. It includes a Provisional Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist.  They will be in classes and offering workshops on such topics as study skills and test anxiety over the year.
  6. Other School Resources:

            Addictions Counsellor – Jack Adkins – can work with individual students and families

            Behavioral Consultant – Christa Stehr – individual student counselling

            School Division Social Worker – Tamara Charko

Parents can receive more information on these services by contacting one of the counsellors


  1. Seventh Step Society  - We will be hosting a speaker from this group in October.