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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Important Dates for the 2018/2019 School Year

Onoway Parents Educative Association starting at 6:30 pm

  • May 8
  • June 12- This will be our Annual General Meeting.

School Council starting at 7 pm

  • May 8
  • June 12- This will be our Annual General Meeting.


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

May 27

June 10

Onoway Parents Educative Association Society Meeting Agenda May 8, 2019


  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
  • Staff/Bus Driver Appreciation
  • Benches
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  • Approval of Financial Statement
  1. Next Meeting
  • Annual General Meeting June 12 at 6:30 pm
  1. Adjournment

Onoway Jr. Sr. High School Council Meeting Agenda  May 8, 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
  • 2018/19-Fees Collection
  • Gad 2019 Updates
  • School Activities In May/June 2019
  • 2018/19 Staffing
  • 2019/20 Budget And Staffing Processes
  1. Teacher Rep Report
  2. Athletics
  • Ball Glove Donations
  1. Old Business
  2. New Business
  1. Treasurer’s Report
  2. Next Meeting
  • Annual General Meeting June 12, 2019 at 7 pm
  1. Adjournment


Onoway Jr./Sr. High School School Council Meeting April 10, 2019    


  • Meeting called to order at 6:30 pm by Melanie Fitzgerald

            In attendance were the following:

            Melanie Fitzgerald                Christine Peck            Dale Peck                   

            John Lobo                              Ann Roberts               Samantha Grantham                         Nancy Arlinghaus                  Laina Fowler              Bonnie Sandsbraaten

            Lorrie Hefermehl                  Karen Seinen             Karin Bassani

            Brenton Bassani                    Thea Bouius                                             

  • Introductions were made
  • A motion was made to adopt the agenda as published by Laina Fowler and seconded by Karen Seinen. All in favor.
  • Motion was made to approve the minutes as published, by Melanie Fitzgerald and seconded by Thea Bouius. All in favor.
  • Trustee Report - given by Christine Peck – see attached
  • Principals Report – given by John Lobo - see attached
  • Treasurer’s Report – General Account $49.82

                                                -  Casino Account   $22,381.78

                                                -  Sports Account   $975.75

  • A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Lorrie Hefermehl and seconded by Thea Bouius. All in favor

            Next meeting is May 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm


Trustee Report OES April 3, 2019/ OJSH April 10, 2019

NGPS Board Meeting March 12, 2019

  • Presentation 3 year capital plan: review what is needed at each school in division to maintain function and esthetics
  • International travel: approved all current trips
  • School Calendar: check website for changes. March 20, 2020 and shifted Spring Break to Pre-Easter April 3-13

NGPS Board Meeting March 26, 2019

  • Presentation Mayerthorpe High School Cell Phone Project: Only used at class breaks and lunch hour; 1st offence phone confiscated until end of day, 2nd offence return to parent, 3rd offence gone for 1 month; more engaged students in class and presentations and social with each other; 99.8% compliance; ZERO online bullying during class time
  • Presentation Masters of Education: 11 participants only 3 non-admin remaining; Division involvement meaningful and personal; very passionate participants
  • Date change of next School Board meeting to April 15 because of election
  • Fox Creek Experiential Week: Students grade 7-12 explore interests in welding, electrical, painting, coding, money management, and design studies

School Tours: Trustees traveled to visit schools in Valleyview, Fox Creek, and Homeland and Twilight Colonies

NGPS 3 Year Planning: School Administrators, Trustees, and NGPS support staff met to review the 3 year education plan for Northern Gateway. Much discussion and many suggestions were made for the on-going plan.

Prepared by: Trustee Christine Peck

School Council April 2019 Principals report

1) Operations 2018/19

3 teachers on leave currently

Mr. Van Camp- returns April 15 ,

Ms. Charbonneau-returns after Easter break -Apr 29,

Mr. Chiumento- return TBA

Thanks to replacement teachers - Mr. Wournell, Mrs. Schneider,Mr. Giesbrecht

Many staff have been away due to illness in March /April

Mrs Caux back from Maternity leave - may 25,Mr. Butler was filling this temporary vacancy

2 student teachers Mrs McNeice and Ms Baker will be done their placements before Easter . We wish them well in their teaching career. May see them as subs at OJSH in the future.

EA student  Ms Brochu will be done her placement by easter too

2) Registrations and  budget planning 2019/20

Grade 7s to 8 - one visit deal here at OJSH.

Parent Info Evening will be June 6 (tent.)

Grade 8s to 9  - dates TBA

Grade 9s to 10 -

Course Recommendation Sheets Due to LA Teachers Tuesday April 16

Block 1 and 2 class visits - April 29, April 30, May 1

Parent Information Evening - Thursday May 9

Registrations Due in office - Friday May 10

Grade 10s to 11

Class Visits - Block 3 May 2, 3

Registrations Due in office - Friday May 10

Grade 11s to 12

Class Visits - Block 2  April 9, 10

Registrations Due in office - Tuesday April 16

Grade 11 Parent Information Evening Thursday May 23

19/20 budget will be fairly close to 18/19 due to a larger number of funded students

- various specific needs.

Approx 535 students at OJSH and 10 at Outreach  in 19/20

Going through the NGPS staffing cycle after Easter.

May 30 will  be hopefully when the 19/20 OJSH staff is confirmed.

Not anticipating an FTE decrease in teachers for 19/20

Timetable confirmed after staffing confirmed - Mid June .

Info from gr 9-11 course selection in entered to develop classes in May/June.

3) School Activities- SOOO much going on

April 8 - Block 2 Amanda Oling presentation - gym

April 8  - Senior Badminton GCAA’s (Blocks 3 & 4)

April 10- Senior Badminton Conference (all day)

April 9 - OJSH Arts Extravaganza  Show opening 4:00 to 7:00 at the public library, then   running all month

April 10-12- Hon band to Banff

Report 3  n PTIs April 17 - 5-8pm

April 15-26- Euro trip

EASTER BREAK !!!!- April 19-April 28

Jr Track n Field in May/June

May 21 - Sr. High Zone Track and Field

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

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

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



Onoway Parent Educative Association Society Meeting February 20, 2019


  • Meeting called to order at 6:50 pm by Melanie Fitzgerald

            In attendance were: Melanie Fitzgerald, Christine Peck, Samantha Grantham,

            Bonnie Sandsbraaten, Ann Roberts, Mr. 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 January 9, 2019. First Ann Roberts and Seconded by Melanie Fitzgerald.
  • Casino Representative – Casino report was finished and sent in.         
  • Old Business

            - Insurance – tabled until next meeting

  • New Business

            - Election of Treasurer – Motion was made for nomination for

            Treasurer.  Samantha Grantham Nominated Ann Roberts for treasurer, 

            Bonnie Sandsbraaten seconded.  Ann Roberts accepted nomination. All

            in favor.

            - Tattoos – tabled till next meeting

  • Treasurer’s Report -  

            - no report as there is no treasurer.

  • Meeting adjourned at 6:55 pm by a motion from Ann Roberts and seconded

by Melanie Fitzgerald           

* Next meeting will be May 8, 2019