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.

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 the school. We also acceptscash donations so we may buy supplies when they are low.

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Annual General Meetings Notice

Due to the lack of attendance at both the Onoway Parents Educative and School Council meeting, Elections and Approval of the year end Treasure's Report have been tabled to September 18th. 2019.

The Onoway Parents Educative Association meeting will begin at 6:30 pm. Onoway Jr/Sr High School Council meeting will be held at 7 pm. We will be holding elections at both meetings.

 I strongly encourage parents to attend the September meetings as this is your voice and opportunity to have input. These meetings are also a great way to become informed as to what is happening at Onoway Jr/ Sr High School.

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

June 17

Onoway Parents Educative Association General Meeting Agenda June 12, 2019

  1. Call To Order
  2. Additions To The Agenda
  1. Adoption Of The Agenda
  2. Approval Of Minutes
  3. President’s Report
  4. Casino Report
  5. Old Business
  • Appreciation Lunch
  • Benches
  • Insurance
  1. New Business
  • Coffee Club Supplies
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  2. Dissolve Board & Elections
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Director
  • Casino Representative
  • Two Auditors
  • Signing Authority
  1. Next Meeting
  • Adjournment

Onoway Jr. Sr. High School Council General Meeting Agenda  June 12, 2019

  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
  • Student Activities-May/June 2019
  • Outdoor Benches- 3 School Council/2 School From Morands
  • Planning For Next Year-Budget/Timetable For 2019/2020
  • Thank You To School Council
  1. Teacher Rep Report
  2. Athletics
  3. Old Business
  1. New Business
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  2. Dissolve Board & Elections
  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Communications Officer
  1. Next Meeting
  2. Adjournment

Onoway Parent Educative Association Society Meeting May 8, 2019

• Meeting called to order at 6:35 pm by Laura Harrison
In attendance were: Laura Harrison, Samantha Grantham, Ann Roberts,
Christine Peck, Lisa Dundas, John Lobo
• A motion was made to approve agenda as published. First Ann Roberts,
Seconded by Samantha Grantham, all in favor.
• A motion was made to approve the minutes as published February 20, 2019.
First Laura Harrison and Seconded by Ann Roberts.
• Casino Representative – Nothing to report
• Old Business
- Insurance – tabled until next meeting
• New Business
- Staff /Bus Driver Appreciation – have $175 donation toward this, Christine
Peck contacted town office to see if cheque is still coming for $600 or if things
have changed. Maybe move the appreciation day to 3rd week in June.
- Benches – Mr Lobo will get quotes to Melanie Fitzgerald. $1000 a
- Ann Roberts will send a cheque for $5000 for transportation
• Treasurer’s Report - presented by Ann Roberts
March 1, 2019 – April 30, 2019
General Account: opening balance $1035.57
Service fee -6.22
Donation from W. Nielson for Staff appreciation 175.00
Closing Balance: $1194.35
Sports Parents: (975.75)
OPEA: 218.60
Casino Account: Opening and closing balance $22,381.78
Approval of the financial statement, first Laura Harrison Seconded by
Samantha Grantham, all in favor.
• Meeting adjourned at 6:46 pm by a motion from Laura Harrison and
seconded by Samantha Grantham
* Next meeting will be the Annual General Meeting, June 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Onoway Jr./Sr. High School School Council Meeting May 8, 2019



•    Meeting called to order at 7:04 pm by Laura Harrison



In attendance were the following:

 John Lobo     Ann Roberts      


Laura Harrison                      Lisa Dundas             Christine Peck

Samantha Grantham  


  • Introductions were made
  • A motion was made to adopt the agenda as published by Laura Harrison and seconded by Ann Roberts.  All in favor.
  • Motion was made to approve the minutes as published, by Laura Harrisonand seconded by Ann Roberts.  All in favor.
  • Trustee Report - given by Christine Peck – see attached
  • Principals Report – given by John Lobo - see attached
  • Teacher Rep Report – given by Lisa Dundas – see attached
  • Athletics – They are in need of ball glove donations.
  • Treasurer’s Report – given by Ann Roberts

            March 1, 2019 – April 30, 2019

            General Account:                  opening balance        $1035.57

                                                             Service fee                            -6.22

            Donation from W. Nielson for Staff appreciation        175.00

                                                            Closing Balance:      $1194.35

                                                            Sports Parents:              (975.75)

                                                            OPEA:                             218.60

            Casino Account:   Opening and closing balance     $22,381.78

  • A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Laura Harrison and seconded by Samantha Grantham.  All in favor


            Next meeting is the Annual General Meeting, June 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm


Trustee Report OES May 7, 2019/ OJSH May 8, 2019

NGPS Board Meeting April 15, 2019

  • Presentation: Articulating a Quality Learning Environment: Universal Instructional

Practices across NGPS K-12 Classrooms

  • Presentation: Technology Evergreen Plan: with the contribution of the per pupil technology fee year 1 & 2 of the pla will unfold over the summer months of 2019 and 2020
  • 2019 Grad dates for NGPS are all Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Board Advocacy Committee has developed a brochure outlining advocacy priorities and division needs which will be circulated locally and provincially by trustees
  • Next meeting: May 7, 2019 at Division Office in Whitecourt at 5:00 pm

School Tours: Finishing up our tours with visits to Whitecourt schools, Darwell, Grasmere, and the Rochfort Bridge Colony.

Regional Municipalities Meeting: May 3, 2019 in Onoway; representatives from Mayerthorpe, Onoway, Alberta Beach, LSA County, Summer Villages; NGPS agenda items were joint use agreements and the Rural Education Symposium.

OJSH Europe trip students had an amazing experience! Huge “THANK YOU” to all the staff involved in making it a safe and memorable trip!

Prepared by: Trustee Christine Peck

OJSH School Council - May 8, 2019

Principal’s report

1) 18/19 - fees collection

OJSH sent out letters and invoices regarding outstanding fees, May 3. We have a large amount of  outstanding fees

Band/Music  $3500

Tech fee - $6500

Most sports fees have been paid as we have strict prepayment or no uniform policy

2) Grad 2019 updates

Class of 2019 valedictorian is Ashley Davis. She has accepted to speak on behalf of the class at the June 28  school commencement ceremony.

Grad meeting are continuing- seems to be struggles with getting information home to parents , even with announcements, facebook pages etc. Grads have 13 main ppl and each person has 5-6 people to contact , so they are well organized,

May 30 is deadline for students to meet the  schools criteria for the June 28 commencement exercises. - The class of 2019 - many students are having difficulty staying with and completing critical courses , so some  will not meet credit requirements, and not be part of Commencement .

3) School  activities in May/June 2019

May 9- @7pm Parent Information Evening for gr 9 going to HS

May 21 - Sr. High Zone Track and Field

May 21 - Grade 8 Band in Red Deer for ABA Festival

May 23 - new Grade 12 Parent info night 7pm (kids in grade 12 as of fall) May 23, 24, 28 - Partner schools visiting- gr 7’s visiting OJSH

May 27 - Jr High Track and Field Meet @ OJSH

May 30 - Final Spring Band Concert (All bands at Horizon Stage)

May 30 - Drama 10/20/30 One Act Production In Memoriam 1940s Murder


May 29/30/31- NGPS admin retreat

4) 18/19   staffing and school year items

On leave- Mr Chiumento- till early June - Mr Giesbrecht is on temporary contract

On leave - Ms Charbonneau till year end- Mrs. Schneider is on temporary contract (pm) Returning- May 27- Mrs Caux will return from her maternity leave. Mr. Butlers temporary contract is up.

Unexpected costs for Track/Fiela  area- long jump/triple jump pits, then shot put  area requested upgrades

5)  19/20 budget and staffing processes

Provincial Budget not out till fall 2019, so we are planning for a status quo budget. We do expect a few more students in 2019/20 and more special needs funded students

Mr Chiumento has given notice of retirement so we will be filling a position

1.0 FTE  - Jr/Sr CTS Comm Tech (half ) and the other half  jr Math / Sci or Jr. Ped Mrs. Anderson - on educational leave so  we have a 1.0 FTE music /Band teacher position

Grade 7s - Parent night June 6 @ 7pm. All schools coming for visits week of May 21-24.

Grade 8s - Admin  will visit May 14&15 for complementary course inventories

Grade 9s

Parent Information Evening - Thursday May 9 @ 7pm

Registrations Due in office - Friday May 10

Grade 10s

Class Visits - Block 3 May 2, 3

Registrations Due in office - Friday May 10

Grade 11s

Class Visits - Block 2  April 9, 10

Registrations Due in office - Tuesday April 16

Grade 11 Parent Information Evening Thursday May 23

Information for registrations put into Powerschool and number for courses is identified, and Timetable is developed.

19/20- gr 12 group is more academic , so there may be more needs for sections of academic classes-  Soc 30-1/ Math 30-1 or Math 30-2


Time of Blocks- Jr high are struggling with 83 min classes , and have trouble concentrating

Idea- Move from 4 x 83 min block to 5 x 67 min block per day    3 am /2 pm

Jr high with 5 different blocks. On 2 day timetable

D1 123 45                    D2 123 45

Daily LA/Math /Ped(Heath)   Soc/Sci in one block and one option block.

ith a cycling timetable on 4 days - one block class doubling every day.

D1 112 34                    D2 122 34                    D3 123 34                    D4 123 44

Feedback from parents and students will be collected in May. /early June - via online google form

Teacher Report

L. Dundas

Wednesday May , 2019

  • SPEAKERS - Monday April 15, Amanda Oling presented to the entire school The Impact of One Decision. Thursday April 18 on short notice, we were able to have Yvonne Clark - sponsored by SADD. She presented to Grade 9s - Say Nope to Dope. Both presenters were well received.

-     We received a request from a representative from McMann Youth Services to present to students on a variety of topics - Healthy Relationships, Conflict Resolution, etc. We will try to schedule them in to Jr. High classes prior to the end of the year.

  • Dual Credit programs - information sessions have been offered to students and next year we are currently looking at 3 students taking the Educational Assistant program through Northern Lakes College, 3-5 students will be taking Healthcare Aide and 2-3 are registering for either the Administrative Professional or Dental or Medical Office Assistant Programs through Norquest College. One student plans to complete the Oilfield Operator and one is looking at Service Rig Floor Hand.

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