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


November 20th

January 8th

February 12th

March 11th

April 15th

May 13th

June 10th- Annual General meeting.

The Coffee Club has a New Name

We have decided to change the name of Coffee Club to the Anchors Club because we are anchors to the school and the students.

Due to generous donations we can continue welcoming students to school in the morning on the last Monday of the month from 8:30-9:00 am.

We invite you to join us at the front door handing out treats as we welcome students as they arrive at school. You may still enjoy a coffee from the cafeteria even though we are no longer the Coffee Club.

We are meeting on October 28, 2019 at 8:30 am at the office and are dressing up for Halloween. We have set the next two Anchor Club dates as November 25 and December 16, 2019.

If you have any leftover candy from Halloween that you want to be rid of we will take these donations as well. You may drop it off at the next School Council Meeting on November 20, 2019 or at the next Anchor Club on November 25, 2019.

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 Jr Sr High School Council Meeting Agenda November 20, 2019

    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
    • Personal electronic device survey – students and parents November 14-20th
    • OJSH School Advancement Plan 2019/2020 Executive Summary
    • School events: Nov/Dec 2019, Jan 2020; sports/school events
    • Exam Schedule January 2020
    • Budget Fall 2019 – early implications for OJSH
    1. Teacher Rep Report
    2. Athletics
    3. Breakfast Nook
    4. Old Business
    5. New Business
    6. Treasurer’s Report
    7. Next Meeting
    8. Adjournment

Onoway Jr./Sr. High School School Council Meeting                                                          October 9, 2019                       

Meeting called to order at 7:15 pm by Melanie Fitzgerald

    • Discussion on board governance models
      • Trustee Report – given by Christine Peck and attached
      • Principals Report – given by John Lobo and attached
        • Motion was made to adopt the minutes as published, by Laura Harrison
        • A motion was made to adopt the agenda as published by Samantha

                      In attendance were the following:


          Melanie Fitzgerald        Christine Peck          

          Janine Mickey



          Laura Harrison              Samantha Grantham

          Judy Muir         



          John Lobo                      Bonnie Sandsbraaten

          Karen Seinen   






          Grantham and second by Laura Harrison.  All in favor.and seconded by Karen Seinen.  All in favor.


      •    Athletics – no report             

      •    New Business 




      - Cement pads for benches being put in





      •    Treasurer’s Report – prepared by Ann Roberts    General Account (70-01118)



      September 1-30, 2019



      Opening Balance September 1, 2019                        



      Closing Balance                                                          



      Sports Parent Association Balance                            



      Total for OPEA                                                               





      Casino Account (75-25419)




      Opening Balance September 1, 2019                        




      Closing Balance                                                          






      A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Laura Harrion and second by Karen Seinen.  All in favor




      Adjournment – 8:04 pm

                  Next meeting is November 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm


      Trustee Report OJSH Oct. 9, 2019

    • NGPS Board Workshop September 25 & 26, 2019

    • NGPS Staff Appreciation October 4, 2019

    • Staff across the division were honoured for milestone service awards. Karla Schmidt-Peterson, Meghan McNally, Murray Galliford, Raymond Huxley, Renato Chiumento, 81 total
    • Retirement recognition: Renato Chiumento, 9 total

    Minister of Education Visit October 7, 2019

    • Toured 2 NGPS schools in Whitecourt: Percy Baxter Gr. 6-8, Hilltop High Gr. 9-12


    • Joined by all 3 local MLA’s (Getson, Loewen, Long)
    • Open discussion highlighting NGPS areas of concern: 1)Valleyview replacement school; 2)Rural internet access; 3)Current funding formula


    NGPS Board Meeting Oct. 8, 2019

    • Presentation by Yellowhead Regional Library
    • Fox Creek Trustee Ethan Thesen resigned, a bi-election will be held to ensure representation of Fox Creek Ward
    • Two NGPS students will be attending the upcoming PSBAA Fall General Meeting participating in the student voice


    Prepared by: Trustee Christine Peck

    Principals report

    Oct 2019

    Volunteer recognition/awards night Friday, October 18

    -All set to go. Band will play 2 songs and O Canada

    -7pm in the gym

    School spirit activities 3 days before awards

    Oct 16- twin day/ Oct 17 crazy sock day/ Oct 18 school spirit-wear Green or school merchandise.

    School dance Friday November 01, 2019

    Need volunteers 8-11 pm

    We are doing our own DJ-ing using our PA system and lights from drama room opened up

    Held in main foyer - so wooden floor in the gym doesn't get damages

    Sports activities

    -lots of items chronicled in newsletter

    School policy: lates, personal electronic devices,Student vaping

    Discussion with students   8/9/10

    Lots of issues coming up with valping- suspension handed out if vaping in school. Technology use  and inattention , is becoming a great problem- personal use of technology during class ban ???  keep in in your locker -turned off

    Inappropriate use of technology at home crossing over to school - RCMP issues

    Report card #1 and Parent Teacher Interviews

    Monday Nov 4 report card 1 Powerschool

    Wed Nov 6 PTI #2  5 to 8 pm

    RCMP Constable Duncan will be in attendance and will have a chat with us