Grades Taught 8-12
Principal Ms. Amy Villneff
Assistant Principal Mr. Paul Jespersen
Empowering Learners is to empower Students/Staff/ Parents and Community
Empowering Students - Establishing realistic academic and behavioral standards for students to successfully meet.
Empowering Staff - Demonstrating quality teaching approaches to meet the needs of various learners.
Empowering Parents - Supporting parents as they guide their children through adolescence
Empowering Community - Encouraging connections between school and the larger community.
Empowering Learners is based on Relationships, Trust, Reliability, & Effort
Empowerment is based on Relationships
Relationships are based on Trust
Trust is based on Reliability
Reliability requires Goal Focused Effort
Sports Team- MUSTANGS
Our Mustangs logo is on the gym floor.
It is worn with pride on athletes' jerseys.
Onoway High School has been serving the educational needs of the community since the 1940’s and began as a central site for high school education reaching out to many one room schoolhouses in the surrounding area.
In addition to local Onoway youth, we are home to students from Darwell, Alberta Beach, Lake Isle, Cherhill, Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Rich Valley, Nakamun, Sandy Beach, in the east end of the Lac Ste Anne County.
The history of education in the Onoway Area is chronicled in a wonderful text entitled “In Retrospect: A century of education in Onoway & district 1904-2004.” The school site that served students from 1960 to 2016 has been chronicled in a memory book, as all the painted wall murals were lost with the school demolition.
Starting in the 2016/17 school year, Onoway Jr./Sr High School will be hosting all the grade 8 students from the east end of Lac Ste Anne County, a common grade entry.
The 2016/17 school year was an exciting new era for the school as we start classes in the state of the art Replacement School Building. This two story structure has numerous features designed to support all learners. It has a CTS wing supporting Mechanics/construction/Art Cosmetology and Technology. We have an amazing double gym with a walking track above, as well as a Fitness room facility. There is a large central atrium with natural light, inviting students to gather, visit and work or grab a lunch from the kitchen.
The second floor houses our Learning Commons, and associated student run Cafe.
Onoway High School Counselling Department
Mr. Dean Bellerose
Ms. Tracey Noyes- First Nation, Metis, Inuit Counsellor
Ms. L. Dundas
The Onoway High School Counselling Department offers support for students in a wide variety of areas that include:
- Academic Counselling
- Career Guidance Information and Activities
- Personal Counselling
Other services available through the Counselling Department
Contact one of the counsellors for further information regarding:
Alberta Heath Services Addictions Counsellor – available by appointment Wednesdays
Behavioral Consultant – behavioral assessments/consultations/individual and group counseling
FASD Prevention Conversation Facilitator – North West Central FASD Network
McMan Youth Services – to assist parents and children to resolve issues that affect their overall wellness. Short term resources are available in the following areas: parenting supports, education and mentoring, community referral and informational support, youth work, community collaboration, advocacy, mediation and conflict resolution, crisis intervention.
The counseling department can also assist parents and students in accessing supports from other agencies/services in the surrounding communities.
Onoway High School Outreach – Ms. Shawna Swerda – 780-967-5518
Timetable concerns or course availability – Ask to speak to an administrator or counsellor
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER- A Constable from the Spruce Grove/Stony Plain Detachment works half time at OJSH. This person also works at St Peter the Apostle in Spruce Grove.
What our School Offers to and for Students
- Honours Band/ Chamber Ensembles/Peer Tutoring
- Tech Crew
- -Intramurals - noon hours
- -Curling (when enough interest)
- -Ski Club -Ski Trip
- -Track and Cross Country
- Library Learning Commons
- Grad Committee
- Student Council
- Fearlessly Girl
- Overseas Trip
- Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) -
- Art Club
- Learner's Permit Workshop