No changes made for Satinwood School

Wolf Creek Public Schools trustees have made no move to change the status quo of Satinwood School.

  • May. 23, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Wolf Creek Public Schools trustees have made no move to change the status quo of Satinwood School.

At its regular meeting May 15, trustees noted that there were no proposals made regarding a modified calendar for the school, which had been suggested as an option to raise dwindling enrolment.

Superintendent Larry Jacobs said the school board will reassess Satinwood School when the student population is confirmed Sept. 30.

There are 53 students at the kindergarten to Grade 6 school but that number is expected to dwindle to 42 in September.

Bentley students will go to Europe in spring

The board of education gave its stamp of approval to a request by Bentley High School for a 12-day trip to Spain, France and Italy during the spring break of 2013.

“We are aware of the benefits of travel both educationally and personally to enrich our students’ growth,” said assistant principal Steven Push, in his letter to the superintendent.

“The life experiences of this opportunity are once in a lifetime for the students.”

Costa Rican trip approved for Rimbey students

The board of education approved a request by Rimbey Junior/Senior High School for a field trip to Costa Rica Nov. 10 to 17.

Rimbey principal Tim Lekas, who wrote a letter to Jacobs in support of Tom Shukin’s request to take the students on the trip, said he is confident the trip will be safe, interesting and educational.

Potential interest to use Ponoka Elementary School

The board directed the superintendent to investigate the potential of allowing the Ponoka Air Cadets to use the Ponoka Elementary School when students and staff move to the renovated Diamond Willow school site. Discussions will be held with Alberta Education to determine the parameters around the proposal and garner the appropriate information for the board to consider the proposal at their Meeting in June.

By Treena Mielke