School Council Executive

The school council executive for the 2019/2020 School year

Chairperson- Janine Mickey

Vice Chairperson- Melanie Fitzgerald

Secretary- Samantha Graham

Treasurer-Ann Roberts

Communications Officer-Karen Seinen

Onoway Jr/Sr High School Council

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School Council Meeting Dates for 2019/2020



March 11th

April 15th

May 13th

June 10th- Annual General meeting.


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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Onoway Parents Educative Association Society Meeting Agenda March 11, 2020

  1. Call To Order
  2. Additions To The Agenda
  1. Adoption Of The Agenda
  2. Approval Of Minutes
  3. Casino Report
  1. Old Business
  • Insurance
  1. New Business
  • Anchor Club Date
  • Legion Supper
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  • Approval of Report
  1.  Next Meeting
  • June 10, 2020
  1. Adjournment

Onoway Jr/Sr High School Council Meeting Agenda March 11, 2020 7:00pm

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introductions
  3. Additions/Deletions to Agenda
  1. Adoption of the Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Trustee Report
  4. Principal’s Report
  • Accountability Pillar Survey 2020
  • Staffing – OJSH 2020/2021 – maternity leave
  • School Activities March/April
  • Report 3 and PTI after Easter break
  • Planning dates for 2020/2021 school year
  • Budget 2020/2021 – information and implications
  1. Teacher Rep Report
  2. Athletics
  3. Breakfast Nook
  4. Old Business
  • Parent Survey – Bus cancellations
  1. New Business
  2. Treasurer’s Report
  3. Next Meeting
  4. Adjournment

Onoway Jr./Sr. High School School Council Meeting  February 12, 2020        

  • Meeting called to order at 7:03 pm by Janine Mickey

            In attendance were the following:

            Melanie Fitzgerald        Christine Peck                     Janine Mickey                 

            Laura Harrison              Samantha Grantham           Lisa Dundas                   

            Karen Seinen                 Ann Roberts                        John Lobo


  • A motion was made to adopt the agenda as published, by Karen Seinen and second by Samantha Grantham.  All in favor.
  • Motion was made to adopt the minutes as published, by Ann Roberts and seconded by Melanie Fitzgerald.  All in favor.
  • Trustee Report – presented by Christine Peck and attached
  • Principals Report – presented by John Lobo and attached
  • Teachers Rep Report – presented by Mrs. Dundas and attached
  • Athletics – Athletics Committee voted yes to buying nets for mini handball
  • Breakfast Nook – nothing to report
  • Old Business – Anchor Club has enough items to give out to students for January. For February will need more items.
  • New Business

            - It was asked if the cafeteria has gift cards for purchase and yes the cafeteria has gift cards for sale 

      -The school council can rally to change the Bus policy concerning call for snowdays. Instead of mornings have the call to parent the evening before. Also discussed- should there be different criteria for extreme cold weather for cancelled bus routes as to bad weather.

  • Treasurer’s Report – prepared by Ann Roberts

            General Account (70-01118)

            Janurary 1 - 31, 2020

            Opening Balance January 1, 2020                                           1115.29

            Closing Balance on January 31, 2020                                     1115.29

            Sports Parent Association Balance                                            975.75

            Total for OPEA                                                                            $139.54        

            Casino Account (75-25419)

            Opening Balance January 1, 2020                                         17,360.94

            Closing Balance on January 31, 2020                                   17,360.94

      A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Ann Roberts and seconded by Samantha Grantham.  All in favor

  • Adjournment – 7:58 pm

                        Next meeting is March 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm


Trustee Report OJSH February 12, 2020

NGPS Board Meeting January 14, 2020

  • Tech Presentation- our director of technology visited Dominica with other technology experts to install today’s standard wi-fi in 23 schools along with 1760 donated chromebooks
  • Hillside Trip to Greece has been approved in principle
  • Encounters with Canada Approval
  • Governance Review- we are currently, and will be continuing to review spending in governance to align with government funding

NGPS Board Meeting Feb. 11,2020

  • Final approval of Hilltop High School Iron Curtain Tour
  • Provincial Budget release date Feb 27
  • Grad schedule released

We encourage all parents to stay current and engaged in what is happening in the education environment in Alberta.

prepared by: Trustee Christine Peck

February  12, 2020

OJSH School Council Principal’s Report

1) Sem 2  staffing update

Mrs. Schneider has joined the staff for Sem 2 - Variety of courses - Social 9 ,  Jr PEd. and Jr options (Food)

Mrs Teri Rideout - EA for a student with severe special needs  (1:1 support)

Mrs Caux- Pending maternity leave after Easter ( so a half time teacher for mornings)

2) Sem 2 transition

Smooth transition in Feb. Very few class change requests from Sr highs relative to previous years.

Options for Jr High are very full. Some new ones this semester  - Photography 8/ Proj Sci 8/

Living Skills Construction

3) Student activities- Cheer/ Basketball

Basketball season continues.

Cheer team - first year - did really well at North Central Zones. They are off to provincials in  St Albert. Great effort by students and Coach Mrs. Elliott.

4) School Dance - Friday Feb 21- 8-11 pm -supervisors appreciated for any length of shift .Please email if you can help

5) Planning for 2020/21 school year

Budget is out Feb 27, 2020, then info to school divisions , and then schools. Once funding information is known we can plan our  2020/2021 budgets.

New Funding framework  for Sr High - so we will see what the implications are.

# of New gr 8 - looks like  about 110 gr 8’s next year - which is more in than leaving gr

12 , so we should be up as a school - we have been at 520 students , anticipating a slight increase.

6) Busses - January deep freeze - We had Diploma on Mon and Tuesday so just under 90 % absenteeism. Wed 97% and thurs- 95% absenteeism .Only 2 students had issues with getting to school on Monday jan 14 for the English Diploma part A .

February Teacher Report  -- L. Dundas

-        Many of Alberta’s postsecondary institutions are having a second round of information sessions this month.  They are advertised in the daily bulletin and we encourage students to attend with their parents- they are most often held in the evenings and weekends.

-        Students /parents can now order yearbooks on line

-        Students were chosen from each grade 9 class to attend the Party Program at the Misericordia Hospital today.

-        Our Wellness Coach, Ms. Bellingham, ran a relaxation room over exam time – students reported finding it helpful.  She will also set up a photo booth for Valentine’s Day – students can get photos with their friends.

-        Students are currently taking part in the following Dual credit programs: Healthcare Aide – 3 students with Norquest College

Oilfield Operator – 2 students with Northern Lakes College

Educational Assistant – 2 students with Northern Lakes College

Service Rig Floorhand – 1 student


Onoway Parent Educative Association Society Meeting January 8, 2020

  • Meeting called to order at 6:37pm by Melanie Fitzgerald

            In attendance were: Janine Mickey, Melanie Fitzgerald, Laura Harrison,

            Samantha Grantham, Bonnie Sandsbraaten

  • A motion was made to approve agenda as published. First Laura Harrison, Second by Bonnie Sandsbraaten, all in favor.
  • A motion was made to approve the minutes as published October 9, 2019. First Bonnie Sandsbraaten and Second by Melanie Fitzgerald, allin favor.
  • Casino Report – Casino date will be the first quarter of 2021.
  • Old Business

            - Insurance – Justin Harrison will contact AGLC to see if we can use Casino money for insurance.

            - AGLC List of Executive Updated – Melanie Fitzgerald updated with new


  • New Business

            - Anchors Club dates –  January 20 (no diploma’s that day) Melanie Fitzgerald will send out an email to let everyone know. Melanie Fitzgerald will buy items for January to give out to the kids and let us know if we have enough for the next month.

            - Benches – Melanie Fitzgerald will ask for a receipt from Mr. Lobo for the money from Casino account that was used to purchase the benches.

  • Treasurer’s Report -prepared by Ann Roberts  

            General Account (70-01118)

            November 1- December 31, 2019

            Opening Balance November 1, 2019                                      1115.29

            Closing Balance December 31, 2019                                      1115.29

            Sports Parent Association Balance                                            975.75

            Total for OPEA                                                                            $139.54        

            Casino Account (75-25419)

            Opening Balance November 1, 2019                                    17,360.94

            Closing Balance December 31, 2019                                    17,360.94


            Approval of the financial statement, first Laura Harrison Seconded by

            Janine Mickey, all in favor.

  • Meeting adjourned at 6:50 pm by a motion from Laura Harrison and

seconded by Samantha Grantham, all in favor.      

* Next meeting will be March 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm