Onoway Jr./Sr. High School

 Our School

 Grades Taught            8-12



Principal                        Mr. John Lobo

Assistant Principal          Mrs. Amy Villneff



Empowering Learners


Mission- People

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.


Vision- Behaviors

Empowering Learners is based on  Relationships-Trust-Reliability-Effort

Empowerment is based on Relationships

Relationship are based on Trust

Trust is based on Reliability

Reliability requires Goal Focused Effort



Sports Team- MUSTANGS

Our new Mustangs logo is placed on gym floor.

It will be replicated with team names on new uniforms to be brought on line through the year


School History

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 is an exciting new era for the school as we start classes in the state of the art Replacement School Building. This two storey 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 lght, 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 Consultantbehavioral assessments/consultations/individual and group                  counseling

FASD Prevention Conversation Facilitator – North West Central FASD Network

McMan Youth Servicesto 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 OutreachMs. Shawna Swerda – 780-967-5518

Timetable concerns or course availability Mr. John Lobo and/or Mrs. Amy Villneff– 780-967-2271

 SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER- Constable Shawn Cherwaty- RCMP member from the Spruce Grove/Stony Plain Detachment  works half time at OJSH . He is shared with St Peter the Apostle in Spruce Grove. 

What our School Offers to and for  Students

  • Honours Band/ Chamber Ensembles/Peer Tutoring
  • Tech Crew
  • Sports-
  •      -Intramurals - noon hours     
  •      -Basketball    
  •      -Volleyball    
  •      -Badminton     
  •      -Curling (when enough interest)     
  •      -Ski Club -Ski Trip     
  •      -Track and Cross Country  
  • Dr. Who noon hours
  • Library Learning Commons 
  • Grad Committee
  • Student Council
  • Fearlessly Girl
  • Overseas Trip
  • Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) 
  • Guitar Club
  • Art Club
  • Learner's Permit Workshop