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


February 12th

March 11th

April 15th

May 13th

June 10th- Annual General meeting.

Anchor Club

Onoway Jr/Sr High School Council has 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. This month we will be doing it early before exams start so we can welcome all of the students.

We invite you to come and join the Anchor Club. All that is required is to come in, enjoy a cup of coffee from the cafeteria and welcome students at the front door as they arrive at school.

We are meeting on  January 20th at 8:30 am in the office and handing out candy canes to the students as they enter the school. 


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 January 8, 2020

  1. Call To Order
  2. Additions To The Agenda
  1. Adoption Of The Agenda
  2. Approval Of Minutes
  3. Casino Report
  • Casino Date
  1. Old Business
  • Insurance
  • AGLC List Of Executive Updated
  1. New Business
  • Anchor Club Date
  • Benches
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  • Approval of Report
  1.  Next Meeting
  • March 11, 2020
  1. Adjournment

Onoway Jr./Sr. High School School Council Meeting   October 9, 2019    7:00 pm                   

  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
  • December 2019 Christmas Activities: including OJSH Angels
  • January 2020 Exam Schedule
  • Semester 2 Preparations
  • January 2020 Accountability Pillar – Suvery grade 10 students and parents
  • Sports and Extracurricular activities
  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 November 20, 2019

  • 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           Judy Muir         

            John Lobo                      Irene Wilkinson                  Karen Seinen   

            Amy Villneff                  Fred Wilkinson                    Caroline Landals         


  • A motion was made to adopt the agenda as published by Melanie Fitzgerald and second by Irene Wilkinson. All in favor.
  • Motion was made to adopt the minutes as published, by Laura Harrisonand seconded by Melanie Fitzgerald.  All in favor.
  • Trustee Report – given by Christine Peck and attached
  • Principals Report – given by John Lobo and attached
  • Teachers Rep Report – The school dance on November 1 was a lot of fun. The kids DJ’d the dance and that saved on cost. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time to chaperone.

            - Remembrance day ceremony was well attended.  The student

            Remembrance Day service was excellent also.

            - Mental health – the school has 2 councilors and 1 aboriginal councilor. A

            psychologist also comes to the school to do therapy with students.  There are

            so many students coming for help and they cannot take anymore. The

            students have to be sent to sources outside of the school for help.

  • Athletics – given by Caroline Landals

            - it is very confusing to deal with individual teams for ordering hoodies, etc. 

            This year they are going with Entripy Shops.  You can order online with a

            personal login.  You can pick logo’s and where you want to put it, you can add

            a name and a number.  It is paid for online and shipped directly to the

            student.  A small amount comes back to the athletics fundraising.  Contact Mr.

            Lougheed or Caroline Landals if interested.  This is also available for all

            groups or clubs in the school that would like to order.  


  • Breakfast Nook – Will be good until after Christmas but always will take


  • New Business

            No new business

  • Treasurer’s Report – prepared by Ann Roberts   

            General Account (70-01118)

            October 1-31, 2019

            Opening Balance October 1, 2019                                            1115.29


Closing Balance                      







Sports Parent Association Bal






Total for OPEA                           














Casino Account (75-25419)






Opening Balance October 1, 2019                                         17,360.94

            Closing Balance                                                                      17,360.94

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

  • Adjournment – 8:03 pm

                        Next meeting is January 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Trustee Report OJSH November 20, 2019

NGPS Board Organization and Board Meetings Oct. 29, 2019

  • Judy Muir stepped down as Chairperson. Trustee Linda Wigton was elected as

Chairperson. Trustee Sherry Jeffreys was acclaimed as Vice Chairperson.

  • Provincial budget was released, stating that no cuts to education. This is misleading. Funding per student was not cut but some allocations have been repurposed. These include Class size, School Fees, & Classroom Improvement. As well, rates per highschool credit have been changed. *DETAILS BELOW*
  • Insurance rate increase of approx. $725,000 (275%) to $1.2 million cost to division
  • Division achievement test results are now available

NGPS Visioning Day November 5, 2019

  • A day of trustees, central office staff, principles, and parents coming together to discuss our division and how we are moving forward in our education goals
  • The day was lead by internationally respected education consultant SantiagoRincon-Gallardo

Provincial Budget Implications

  • Grants were “repurposed” resulting in a $3.1 million dollar loss of instructional revenues to NGPS:

○     $1.97M in the loss of Class Size Initiative funding

○     $270k in the loss of the School Fee Grant

○     $614k in the loss of Classroom Improvement Grant

  • $160k in the reduction in Tier 2 and 3 CEU funding
  • Part of the $3.1 million in cuts has been returned through a $1.6 million dollar one-time “transitional” grant
  • We encourage all parents to stay current and engaged in what is happening in the education environment in Alberta.

Prepared by: Trustee Christine Peck


Nov 20, 2019 -Principals report

OJSH school council

1)Personal electronic device survey – students and parents November 14-20th

Survey closes on Wed Nov 20. Initial responses will be shared .

2)OJSH School Advancement Plan 2019/2020 Executive Summary

2 main goals for the year

Will be posted on the OJSH website.

3)School events: Nov/Dec 2019, Jan 2020; sports/school events

Volleyball - 2A girls win GCAA/NC zones and off to 2A provincials

Basketball- tryouts are starting. We have a full slate of coaches- all community


Band Christmas concert- Thursday Dec 5 @7pm

Dec 16 to 20 - Christmas week activities. Reindeer games on Dec 20 Fun Jr high

activities in the afternoon

Intramurals - Volleyball in Oct/Nov and Dodgeball in Dec.

4)Exam Schedule January 2020

Draft Sr high exam schedule has been shared with teachers to check for conflicts. Currently the last day of sr high classes on Friday Jan 24.

It will be posted on the OJSH website in Early December when confirmed

5) Budget Fall 2019 – early implications for OJSH

We ended last year 18/19 with a small surplus $9500 instead of a predicted deficit. Budget -Loss of tier ⅔  cts funding -approx loss of $40,000. Transition funding helped reduce the sting .

Ojsh operational Budget is $ 4054789 in 19/20  vs $4082425 in 18/19 for a net loss

of $27636 revenue .

Loss of students as of Sept 30 from 529 to 523 this year .

Onoway Parent Educative Association Society Meeting October 9, 2019

  • Meeting called to order at 6:48pm by Melanie Fitzgerald

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

            Samantha Grantham, Christine Peck, Bonnie Sandsbraaten, John Lobo, 

            Judy Muir, Karen Seinen

  • A motion was made to approve agenda as published. First Janine Mickey, Second by Bonnie Sandsbraaten, all in favor.
  • A motion was made to approve the minutes as published June 12, 2019. First Janine Mickey and Second by Melanie Fitzgerald, all in favor.
  • A motion was made to move Melanie Fitzgerald from vice president to president. First Bonnie Sandsbraaten, Second Samantha Grantham, all in favor.
  • Laura Harrison elected for vice president, First Melanie Fitzgerald, Seconded Samantha Grantham, all in favor.
  • Justin Harrison elected for position of Casino Representative. First Melanie Fitzgerald, Second Samantha Grantham, all in favor.
  • Audit positions - Karen Seinen and Janine Mickey will accept thisposition
  • Signing Authority – Melanie Fitzgerald, Ann Roberts and Laura Harrison (same as last year)
  • Old Business

            - Insurance – tabled until next meeting

  • New Business

            - AGLC list of executive- Melanie Fitzgerald will send this in.

            - Budget tabled till next meeting

            - Meeting dates – January 8, 2020

                                        - March 11, 2020

                                        - June 10, 2020 (AGM)

            - Coffee Club name was changed to The Anchors Club        

            - Anchors Club dates – October 28

                                                - November 25

                                                - December 16(Ugly Christmas sweaters)

            Melanie will buy candy to give out for October 28, December 16 we will give

            out candy canes.

  • 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



Approval of the financial statement, first Laura Harrison Seconded by

Samantha Grantham, all in favor.

  • Meeting adjourned at 7:14 pm by a motion from Samantha Grantham and seconded by Laura Harrison, all in favor.

* Next meeting will be January 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm