News

COVID-19 Daily Checklist

Posted on November 2 2020

As of Monday, November 2, 2020, a revised COVID-19 Alberta Health Daily Checklist has been released. A copy has been sent home with the youngest student in each family. A copy is also attached to this…

Staff Planning and Development Day

Posted on January 21 2021

There will be no school on Friday, January 29, 2021 due to a Staff Planning and Development Day.  

Return to In-Person Classes, January 11!

Posted on January 7 2021

On November 24, 2020, the Alberta government introduced a series of enhanced COVID-19 measures that impacted all Alberta K-12 schools. These temporary measures were set to be in place from November 30,…

2020

NGPS Christmas Vacation and Return to Learning Schedule

Posted on December 17 2020

CHRISTMAS VACATION - DECEMBER 18, 2020 - JANUARY 1, 2021 ALL GRADES RETURN TO AT-HOME, ONLINE LEARNING: JANUARY 4-8, 2021 ALL GRADES RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING AT SCHOOL: JANUARY 11, 2021 Please continue…

I'll Be Home Christmas

Posted on December 17 2020

Christmas has always felt magical and miraculous. After the stress and anxiety of the last ten months, we need the hope and peace of the Christmas Season more than ever before. Even if you’re not…

Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 16 2020

Wishing all of our NGPS families an extra Merry Christmas and happy holiday break! The Christmas Break for NGPS students is December 18 to January 1.  Return to at-home, online learning: January 4, 2021…

November 2020 Newsletter

Posted on November 27 2020

November 2020 Newsletter

Alberta Government announces new series of enhanced…

Posted on November 25 2020

Alberta Government announces new series of enhanced COVID-19 health measures, ENHANCED public health measures: Stop the Spike. On November 24, 2020, the Alberta Government announced a series of new COVID-19…

LEST WE FORGET

Posted on November 10 2020

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918.  In gratitude, we stand with our communities to honour and reflect on the sacrifices and…

To Run or Not to Run? School Bus Transportation and…

Posted on November 10 2020

Preparing for Winter temperatures and road conditions With Winter weather upon us, families are reminded to take necessary precautions for inclement or severe weather. When the safety of transporting…

OH CANADA, sung by adults across our great land!!

Posted on November 3 2020

This post is in honour of Canadian Down Syndrome Society week, and the great land of Canada that we have the privilege to call OUR HOME!!   O Canada Performance

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

Posted on October 27 2020

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER   Oh COVID-19, I am so tired of you. Sadly, we are not done yet, the battle continues and we need to find strength to endure. Living through this major historical event is…

Keeping Our Chidren Safe Online

Posted on September 29 2020

KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE I have shared information about keeping children and youth safe online previously. However, with the increased reliance on technology during COVID-19, we could use an…

EVERY CHILD MATTERS: Phyllis Webstad and the story…

Posted on September 29 2020

Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 to honour Residential School survivors and their families, to remember those children who didn't come home and to encourage and support awareness of the individual, family…

COVID-19 Information - Student illness STAY AT HOME…

Posted on September 18 2020

This summary, based on the September 2020 Government of Alberta update, COVID-19 Symptom-Student illness, provides further clarity to parents about the ‘isolation’ period or ‘stay home and minimize…

NON-MEDICAL FACE MASKS: WHY USE? WHAT TO CONSIDER?…

Posted on September 11 2020

NGPS 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook updated September 10, 2020. To read more on the NGPS Mask Protocol please see Section 1 - Provincial Health Measures, Pages 9-14 of the Handbook. WHY USE A NON-MEDICAL…

Normal, For right Now

Posted on August 31 2020

NORMAL, FOR RIGHT NOWBack to school planning typically brings feelings of anxiety, fear, nervousness, and excitement.This year, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic and global uncertainty, these feelings…

Daily health screening required for all NGPS staff…

Posted on August 27 2020

We all have a role to play in keeping schools healthy. Before coming to school each day, all staff and students must use the Government of Alberta's screening questionnaire - the COVID-19 Alberta Health…

WELCOME BACK! School starts next week!

Posted on August 24 2020

Board approves change to 2020-21 school year calendar. The first day of school is Wednesday, Sept 2; however, many schools have staggered start dates. Schools will share information with you specific…

School health measures now include mandatory masks

Posted on August 6 2020

On August 4, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that the use of masks will be required when students and staff return to school.  Students from Grades 4 through 12 will be required to wear masks…

EDITED Re-entry: Students will return to In-school…

Posted on July 22 2020

The Government of Alberta announced yesterday that students will return to in-school classes under Scenario 1, with near-normal daily operations and added health measures. This means that daily in-school…

Looking Ahead! NGPS releases 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry…

Posted on July 8 2020

As promised, we are pleased to share the Northern Gateway Public Schools, 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook. The Handbook will guide our collective response to COVID-19 and operations for the 2020-21…

June 5/20 OES Update

Posted on June 5 2020

Onoway Elementary - A Web of Supports School - Touching Tomorrow Today   Every family received an email fro Northern Gateway Public Schools asking you to participate in a survey. The information being…

Division surveys students, staff and families on re-entry…

Posted on June 1 2020

Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS) is planning for the 2020-21 school year and what it may look like for students, staff and families. While any return to school will be managed under the guidelines…

Supporting Parents with At Home Learning

Posted on May 19 2020

Engaging With Your Child While Learning At HomeLearning from home is not easy and can be a challenge for everyone: students, teachers andespecially parents. Remember: you are not your child’s teacher,…

OES Weekly Update May 8/20

Posted on May 8 2020

Onoway Elementary - A Web of Supports School - Touching Tomorrow Today   Alberta School Councils' Association(ASCA) has been working with the Education Ministry on school re-entry planning for K-12 students…

OES Weekly Update May 1/20

Posted on May 1 2020

Onoway Elementary - A Web of Supports School - Touching Tomorrow Today   Student report cards that summarize your child(ren)’s learning from Sept. to Mar. 15, 2020 will be emailed to families by May…

Letter from the Superintendent

Posted on May 1 2020

April 24, 2020 Dear Parents: It has been 22 instructional days since the announcement by Minister LaGrange, Minister of Education, to cancel in-school classes. Five days later, on March 20, 2020, all…

Proof of Residence required for NGPS students

Posted on April 23 2020

As part of the regular registration process, proof of residence is now required for all Northern Gateway Public Schools students. Parents will be required to provide a copy of their resident legal land…

UPDATE MARCH 29, 2020 - 9:28 a.m. Funding to School…

Posted on March 29 2020

  On March 28, 2020, the Education Minister announced that resources to school divisions will be adjusted to match an at-home learning environment. At this time, Alberta school divisions are expected…

How are you doing?

Posted on March 26 2020

HOW ARE YOU DOING?How are you doing?No, really. How are YOU doing?Take a pause...And think…. How are you doing?Let’s take a moment to do a self- assessment.How is your heart rate?How quick are your…

Continuing Student Learning

Posted on March 24 2020

As shared by the Minister of Education last week, all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students will continue to receive learning opportunities at home, either through online means or through other accommodations,…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 20, 2020 - 10:32 a.m. - Important…

Posted on March 20 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change to us all. It has also brought us together. Our entire NGPS staff family has been working hard to develop instructional alternatives for students.…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 18, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. - Information…

Posted on March 18 2020

The school division appreciates your patience and resilience in the face of this unprecedented interruption in the normal operations of public education in the province. We realize that the school closure…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 16, 2020 Information for Families…

Posted on March 16 2020

While many parents have questions regarding yesterday’s update and the closure of schools in the province of Alberta, there are still many uncertainties for all of us as learning communities and Alberta…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 15, 2020 All K-12 Classes Canceled

Posted on March 15 2020

As of March 15, 2020, the Government of Alberta has announced a province-wide school closure. All classes are canceled indefinitely. Children are expected to stay home. The safety of our students and…

Tether Yourself: Advice for Youth on Devices

Posted on February 26 2020

Tether Yourself: Advice for Youth (and adults too!) on Devices Being a kid is tough no matter the era, and it is no surprise that our kids today are facing challenging experiences these days. Smartphones,…

Pink Shirt Day is Feb 26

Posted on February 13 2020

Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying movement that is celebrated around the world, every year, on the last Wednesday in February. As schools, we teach, model and practice kindness, empathy and inclusion…

Empathy In Global Uncertainty

Posted on January 23 2020

EMPATHY IN GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY January 2020   A simple glance at the news headlines shows a world that is scary, angry and negative. Scrolling through social media, there are similar messages. Reading…

2019

Impact of the Provincial Budget

Posted on December 6 2019

Northern Gateway Public Schools is facing a budget shortfall this school year. While Maintenance and Transportation Funding will receive modest increases, the loss of Class Size, School Fee and Classroom…

Bad Days During the "Happiest Time of Year"

Posted on November 26 2019

BAD DAYS DURING THE “HAPPIEST TIME OF YEAR” Advent calendars have a way of producing both excitement and anxiety for me. As a child, I loved the anticipation of the countdown but as an adult, it sends…

QLE: The Heart of Teaching and Learning is Quality…

Posted on November 14 2019

There are many supports in place to enhance the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) for NGPS students. Quality Pedagogy, or the practice of teaching, is a main focus, as it is the heart of teaching and…

School Bus Transportation and Inclement Weather

Posted on November 4 2019

To run or not to run? Winter weather and driving conditions bring questions about school bus transportation. Are the buses running today? Should the buses be running today? Why aren’t the buses running…

QLE: How a Culture of Wellness supports student learning…

Posted on October 23 2019

Mental, Social and Physical well-being impact learning. A Culture of Wellness, with a focus on these three domains, is foundational to developing a Quality Learning Environment (QLE) within Northern Gateway…

Emergency Response Planning in NGPS Schools

Posted on October 17 2019

Schools are considered to be one of the safest places in our communities. However, an emergency can occur anywhere at any time. During an emergency, our first priority is the safety of our students and…

The Focus of the Quality Learning Environment is Learner…

Posted on October 10 2019

The focus of the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) is student or learner centered. Everything we do as Educators, from how we teach and what resources we use, to how we assess learning and plan for instruction,…

How is your child supported in a Quality Learning…

Posted on October 9 2019

NGPS students supported in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on October 3 2019

The Quality Learning Environment (QLE) in NGPS is our commitment to assure learners are successful and learners are supported.  The core elements of the QLE are made up of quality pedagogy (the practice…

Student Voice

Posted on October 2 2019

I am Unique. We are Wonders.   Everyone is special and unique. Anyone who says otherwise is jealous and you should never let it get you down. Everyone is their own wonderful human being. We must respect…

Every Child Matters

Posted on September 30 2019

In the spirit of reconciliation and hope Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It…

Words of Inspiration

Posted on September 27 2019

WORDS OF INSPIRATION Classes are in full swing, extra-curricular activities are on their way, routines are set, and calendars are filling up. How are you holding up? If you haven’t seen in the news…

Safe at School: HOLD AND SECURE

Posted on September 19 2019

Being safe at school means working together with our community partners, parents and first responders. Understanding the terminology that schools and responders use can help. Hold and Secure means classes…

New at OES!!!!

Posted on September 16 2019

OES believes in sportsmanship, fair play, and teamwork. We know that throughcross-graded activities and physical activity, we can create opportunities to build connectionsand develop a sense of belonging.…

Welcome Back!

Posted on September 2 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We hope you enjoyed the summer break and are excited for a new school year. The beginning of each school year is a special time for us all – students, staff and families…

Back to School Survival for Parents

Posted on August 30 2019

SURVIVING THE RETURN TO SCHOOL (for parents!)   I saw this sign at a hockey rink the other day and I thought how relevant it is in regards to our children returning to school. We all want our children…

I matter, I've got this, I'm just getting started!

Posted on August 26 2019

OUR STORY NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE YOU CAN LEARN HERE From the students, to the teachers, to the principals and staff. Because here, education happens every minute, in every corner, of every school. Here,…

First Day Back is Sept 3!

Posted on August 7 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 is the first day back to school for nearly 5,000 Northern Gateway students! Preview important dates with the 2019-20 School Year Calendar. Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS)…

Happy Summer!

Posted on June 27 2019

TO OUR STUDENTS We hope each and every one of you has had an amazing year of learning and growth! Each day you inspire us with your individuality, achievement and potential. Your journey as a student…

From the Principal

Posted on June 26 2019

  Dear OES families,   On behalf of our staff, I want to thank you for a wonderful year and wish you all a restful and relaxing summer break. We have started our planning for the 2019-2020 school year…

Survey: Alternate Seat Fee for school bus transportation

Posted on June 12 2019

Please share your thoughts with us in this short 3-question survey! Click here to take the three minute survey! Northern Gateway Public Schools is looking to find out how many parents/guardians are interested…

Ten new teachers inducted to the profession!

Posted on May 10 2019

Ten NGPS teachers were officially welcomed into the profession last night following the near completion of their first year of teaching. Each year in NGPS, first year teachers, and teachers who are new…

It's Education Week!

Posted on April 29 2019

Alberta celebrates Education Week! The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2–8, 1928. Its purpose then, as it is now, is to call attention to the importance of education and…

Hour Zero

Posted on April 8 2019

As you may already know, NGPS will have a District-wide Emergency Response Plan, which will be implemented in the event of a local disaster or school emergency. The primary objective of the plan is to…

Education Planning 2019-22

Posted on March 21 2019

NGPS held its annual 3 Year Education Planning session with division leadership, trustees and school principals on March 18. Superintendent Kevin Andrea says it was an opportunity to reflect on the…

Responsive Instruction in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on February 15 2019

Building a culture of excellence through Quality Learning Environments (QLE) Key Domain: Responsive Instruction Responsive Instruction considers the needs of all learners so they can achieve success,…

NGPS awarded Mental Health Capacity Building funding…

Posted on February 14 2019

In-house mental health and wellness supports for students, staff and families important part of NGPS vision Funded by Alberta Health Services, and coordinated by Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS),…

Help Promote Kindness

Posted on January 29 2019

4 WAYS PARENTS CAN HELP PROMOTE KINDNESS AND PUT AN END TO BULLYING Tormentor, oppressor, intimidator, coercer, antagonizer, aggressor, bully. Whichever the word, being on the receiving end of such treatment…

And Sew It Was!

Posted on January 27 2019

Many different objects of the Onoway Museum collection were showcased during a recent presentation. A group of grade 5/6 students from Onoway Elementary School had been doing a week-long CTF (Career and…

Career & Technology Foundations

Posted on January 14 2019

Gr. 5, 6 & 7 Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) January 21 - 25, 2019 Welcome once again to Career and Technology Foundations (CTF)! We are excited to be continuing this learning opportunity for…

2018

Unofficial Onoway By-election Results are in!

Posted on December 20 2018

The Onoway Trustee By-election was held on December 19. The unofficial results are as follows: Ward 1, Electoral Subdivision No. 1 Votes Polled FETH, Corrinne 58 PECK, Christine 90 Rejected/Spoiled Ballots…

Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 18 2018

Wishing you all the joys of the holiday season! May this season bring you the joy of sharing, the warmth of community and the love of family and friends. From our family to yours, warm wishes for a bright…

Fortnite Battles

Posted on November 29 2018

FORTNITE BATTLES   I was sitting in my front room the other day reading. The house was quiet and peaceful, other than my 11 year old son’s conversation with a friend on his headset while playing Fortnite…

Onoway Trustee By-election is scheduled for December…

Posted on November 23 2018

It was with regret that the NGPS Board accepted the resignation of Onoway trustee Sarah Healy, who resigned from her position on the board at the October 30 meeting, due to moving out of her electoral…

School bus transportation and inclement weather

Posted on October 29 2018

To run or not to run? Winter weather and driving conditions bring questions about school bus transportation. Are the buses running today? Should the buses be running today? Why aren’t the buses running…

Rocks & Rings

Posted on October 10 2018

In partnership with Curling Canada, the Egg Farmers Rocks & Rings program is coming to OES from Friday, Oct. 12th until Thursday, Oct. 18th. This program is designed to introduce the Olympic sport…

Hour-Zero: Keeping Students and Staff Safe

Posted on September 25 2018

Building a culture of preparedness - NGPS joins forces with Hour-Zero Student and staff safety is an extremely important part of what we do at Northern Gateway Public Schools, from playground equipment…

Welcome Back OES!

Posted on August 31 2018

We hope summer has treated you well and that you have had opportunity to relax and recharge with family and friends. The beginning of a new school year is always a special time for staff, students and…

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!

Posted on August 14 2018

WELCOME BACK! Okay, we're not quite there yet, but with only three weeks left of summer vacation, we can bet the impending new school year is on your mind! Find answers to your start up questions, contact…

OES School Council 50/50 Draw

Posted on June 22 2018

Thank you to everyone who supported OES School Council fundraiser. The winner of the 50/50 draw was Tim Weller, winning $2,355.00. Thank you also to all those that contributed to the selling of these…

Indoor Sports Day 2018

Posted on June 13 2018

The weather hindered our sports day from running on our alternate day... but it did not hinder our spirits! We collaborated to create indoor activities to fill our school instead! Grades 1, 2 and 3 participated…

Alberta SPCA Recognizes OES Students

Posted on June 6 2018

The Every One Counts contest, sponsored by the Alberta SPCA, selected three entries to receive a prize for doing a great job of of telling why the animals count and what actions people need to do to provide…

YES SHE CAN!!

Posted on June 5 2018

We are so THANKFUL!!

Posted on May 16 2018

Today OES celebrated our amazing volunteers, custodians and bus drivers.  Without them OES would not be the wonderful place that it is.  THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!

Summer Vacation is on it's way!!

Posted on May 14 2018

1D is counting down the days until summer vacation!  So creative and FUN!!

Cash's Ride Home

Posted on May 11 2018

Onoway Elementary School has the exciting opportunity to share a celebration of support of one of our newest students. Cash came to our school in November of 2017 to start a new chapter in his life. He…

OES Choir Attends Music Monday

Posted on May 9 2018

On Monday, May 7th the Onoway Elementary School Choir celebrated Music Monday by visiting Whitecourt Central School for a musical performance. Our choir members have been rehearsing weekly to prepare…

Parent Information Night

Posted on May 9 2018

Grade 8 student parent info night at OJSH 7 pm May 31. Info on what happens in grade 8 at OJSH!

May the Fouth Be With You!

Posted on May 4 2018

Star Wars Day, May 4, celebrates George Lucas' Star Wars. It is observed by fans of the media franchise. This fun day spread quickly through OES and many staff and students arrived today dressed as a…

Hats on! For Mental Health Day!!

Posted on May 2 2018

Hats of all SHAPES AND SIZES!!  Mental Health affects those of all ages and OES had participants of all ages raising awareness today during Hats On! For Mental Health Day!!   Please visit the gallery…

A visit from our MLA!

Posted on April 30 2018

It was Earth week and Mr. Oneil Carlier came to OES and delivered beautiful seedlings to our grade 1 students.  Planting their little trees will assist in sustaining our forests, or beautifying the yards…

Earth Week!!

Posted on April 19 2018

5H celebrated Earth Week today and cleaned up the grounds at OES!!  Thank you 5H for helping to keep OES the beautiful place that it is!

Bring Back the Bees!!

Posted on April 18 2018

The bees need your help!!  OES is trying to help our bees and will be asking families to plant wildflowers.  Students will be coming home with a package of wildflower seeds during Earth Week.  If you…

Do you get enough sleep??

Posted on April 17 2018

We all need a good nights rest to ensure we are our best self throughout the day.  Do you get enough?  Please see the attached to see the importance of sleep in our lives and if you and your family…

Creative Community Connections

Posted on April 16 2018

What an amazing day!!  OES is thankful for our parent council, parent volunteers and community members who gathered together and organized a day of art at our school.  The school was filled with conversation,…

It was complete "CRAZY"ness around here!

Posted on February 26 2018

OES students showed off their craziest hair ideas on Friday.  Such creative students and parents we have in our school!!  2M won the class prize for the most participants.  Great job 2M...thank you…

"IF I CAN..." an inspirational visit coming to OES

Posted on February 26 2018

OES is very excited to have Chris Koch join us and deliver his very inspirational message on life with a disability.  Chris will join us Monday, March 19 at 9:30am for Kindergarten to Grade 2 and 10:30am…

They won the RACE!!

Posted on February 23 2018

WELL DONE RUNNERS!!  Some Grade 4-6 students attended the U of A indoor games on Wednesday.  The boys placed 4th in their heat and the girls WON their heat!!  We are so proud of them.  The girls will…

Kindergarten - Senior Connections

Posted on February 22 2018

Kindergarten had a visit from Mrs. Ruth Schultz to learn about the life of a senior citizen.  We decided to do a Kindergarten Candy Collection for the seniors in Onoway to help them celebrate Valentine's…

Classroom Assessment

Posted on February 20 2018

Sherry Bennett, Executive Director, Alberta Assessment ­Consortium Not long ago, the word assessment conjured up thoughts of formal tests, anxious study, feelings of anticipation and worry—wondering…

2018 OES Winter Walk

Posted on February 7 2018

Our students braved the weather to enjoy all of the fresh snow and participate in the 2018 Winter Walk.  Lots of smiling faces and beautiful rosy cheeks.  

Artist in Residence:Sound Kreations

Posted on February 5 2018

Our OES School Council has received a grant to bring Sound Kreations to our students from January 18th through 26th. Each class will receive 4 classes of dance instruction with the enthusiastic Miss Nicole!…

Jersey Day

Posted on January 30 2018

Who doesn't love to support their favorite team?!  6B was the winner of the January 29 jersey day competition.  

Crafting for Ecuador

Posted on January 26 2018

Participants from grades 5, 6 and 7 were very busy making 40 of these great bags which be going to Ecuador with Mrs. Rhonda Cafe, our wonderful OES volunteer.  Mrs. Cafe will be filling the bags with…

2017

Hot Chocolate Party!!

Posted on December 22 2017

We took some time on this very chilly winter day and celebrated our School Patrol volunteers.  

Operation Candy Cane

Posted on December 6 2017

This morning some of our students were greeted by emergency personnel handing out candy canes, MADD bracelets and windshield scrapers raising awareness for drinking and driving during this holiday season.

SANG Stuff-a-Bus

Posted on November 14 2017

OES is Helping to Stuff-A-Bus for the Local Food Bank Ste. Anne Natural Gas Co-op Ltd. (SANG) is attempting to STUFF-A-BUS for our local food bank. They have challenged the surrounding Elementary Schools…

Skating

Posted on November 14 2017

It's skating time again!  Skating will begin Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 and continue to Friday, Jan 12, 2018.  Please see the skating schedule below.  Please remember to send your child's skating gear,…

Career and Technology Foundations

Posted on November 14 2017

OES is excited to be extending engaging learning opportunities that started with our grade 7 students last year and now bringing CTF to grades 5 and 6 students and staff. The CTF program continues to…

Adventure Awaits at the Book Fair!

Posted on October 23 2017

The Scholastic Saddle Up and Read Book Fair has arrived!  Everyone is invited to join in the fun during evening Student Parent Teacher Interviews! Tuesday, October 24th  4:30 - 7:30 pm and Thursday,…

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Swimming Lessons

Posted on October 1 2017

Swimming fees can be paid at the office or School Cash Online. If financial arrangements are required, please contact administration. Swim Day Dates 2017 Classes Lesson Times Depart @ OES Arrival @ OES…

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Building Webs of Support

Posted on October 1 2017

BUILDING WEBS OF SUPPORT http://bit.ly/webofsupports Link here and register to attend! You are invited to an incredible event - Building Webs of Support - Connecting Students to a Brighter Future. This…

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Every Child Matters at OES

Posted on October 1 2017

On the morning of Thursday, September 28th students from grades 5 and 7 took part in Orange Shirt Day to bring awareness to others about residential schools and our journey of reconciliation at Onoway…

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It's Election Time!!

Posted on September 29 2017

Advance Voting is October 13 and 14, 2017 at the Onoway Heritage Centre -  Election Day is October 16, 2017  at the Onoway Legion and the Stettin-Nakamun Hall. Advanced Poll Election Day Poll Voter…

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Reconciliation Through Education at OES

Posted on September 22 2017

Onoway Elementary School was pleased to be able to offer the Kairos Blanket Exercise to our Grade 7 students on September 21st, 2017. The Blanket Exercise is an experiential teaching tool for grades 4…

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OES Spiritwear

Posted on September 15 2017

Everybody loves to wear OES colors!  The 2017 order will be going in October 10, 2017.  Sample sizes will be available at Meet the Teacher on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2017. For more information you may call…

Onoway Champion Tae Kwon Do Starting September 12th,…

Posted on September 12 2017

Onoway Champion Tae Kwon Do and Northern Gateway Public Schools have established an agreement for public use of school facilities that is in accordance with Administrative Procedure 547. This agreement…

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Terry Fox Run/Walk

Posted on September 11 2017

Terry Fox Walk/Run Thursday, September 28th, 2017 @ 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Once again Onoway Elementary School is pleased to be hosting our annual Terry Fox Walk on September 28th, 2017. In the case of…

OES Volunteers Rock!

Posted on September 6 2017

Volunteers!!!!!  Volunteers are an integral part of the fabric of the OES community and we want to grow our team! Come one , come all... If you want to volunteer at OES, the volunteer orientation will…

School Picture Day is Almost Here!

Posted on September 6 2017

"Picture Your Memories!" School pictures will be taken at Onoway Elementary School on September 11th & 12th, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Monday, September 11th - K1, Gr. 1, Gr. 2, Gr. 3, Gr. 4 and Staff…

Happy Birthday Canada

Posted on June 30 2017

Our staff, students and parents participated in a picnic lunch followed by a Canada Day cake celebration.  A huge THANKS to Ryan Knysh for coming out and taking such amazing pictures and video of the…

Gardening Gloves are Optional!

Posted on June 8 2017

A hands on social and science project, our Grade One and Life Skills classes trekked to Homestead Hearth (the Pipkin family farm) to plant their community garden!  More than a garden planting experience;…

Sports Day Fun!

Posted on June 1 2017

Overnight rain and a cloudy morning with intermittent light showers did not dampen our spirits! This little bit of weather opened up, making way for a wonderful sunshiny day. Today OES students shared…

A Message from NGPS Division Social Worker

Posted on June 1 2017

TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO SELF-REGULATE SOS Magazine Published April 18, 2017 Self-regulation is a set of skills that children develop as they mature that help them direct their emotions to a goal – despite…

Spring Fling 2017

Posted on May 17 2017

On the evening of May 17th, Onoway Elementary School was filled with the beautiful sounds of The Lords of the Ring - our own OES Handbell Choir followed by a presentation of "The Fried Kobasa" by the…

Volunteer Appreciation Tea!

Posted on May 9 2017

Onoway Elementary School THANKS YOU!! Volunteer Appreciation Tea Wednesday, June 7, 2017 OES Learning Commons 11:00am - 12:00pm   It’s “Iced” Tea time!!   Please come out and let us show our THANKS…

It's Education Week!

Posted on May 1 2017

Learning is a Journey This is the provincial theme for the week-long celebration of Education Week, May 1 - 5th. It is a time to reflect, and to celebrate. Every day we endeavour to support each child…

Autism Information Session coming your way!

Posted on May 1 2017

Join guest speaker Dr. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum's presentation on Health Issues Associated with Autism, including information on behaviour strategies and community supports. Afternoon and Evening Sessions…

Grade 1 Tooth Talks!

Posted on April 27 2017

Our Grade 1 classes took in dental presentations today. Tennille Needham, Dental Hygienist from Tooth Talks Inc. spent the afternoon onsite.  Speaking to the crew about all aspects of oral health in…

Grade 5 Hands On Learning of Colonization

Posted on April 11 2017

Our Grade 5 Social Studies program takes in stories and ways of life of Canada’s peoples.  Students learn how various events have contributed to Canadians’ identity.  The residential school experience…

It Began With a Pledge

Posted on April 6 2017

Both Grade 7 classes registered in the Energize Oil Country challenge program. It began with a pledge, each student agreed to be active for at least 60 minutes a day, signing their own personal pledge…

The Shopping Event of the Year...

Posted on March 27 2017

The Scholastic Book Fair has arrived!    Sales during evening Student Parent Teacher Interviews; Tuesday, March 28 4:30-7:30 pm & Wednesday, March 29 , 4:30-7:30 pm This will be the only time to shop…

Family Groove & Move Dance

Posted on March 14 2017

  Get out your dancing shoes and start practicing your moves, the OES Parent Council is excited to announce that the Family Groove and Move Dance will be held on Friday, April 7th in the gym at the Onoway…

Book Your Student-Parent-Teacher Interviews Online…

Posted on March 8 2017

Student/Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held on March 28th and 29th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Onoway Elementary School. We invite you to book your interview with your Homeroom teacher today by…

OES junior ATB is back in business!!!

Posted on March 3 2017

Hello OES Parents! OES junior ATB is a bank where your child can open their own account. There is a form to take home and fill out, and return it, and then deposit money. You have to go to Mrs. Wiebe’s…

Onoway Elementary School Kindergarten Registration…

Posted on February 24 2017

Onoway Elementary School is accepting registration for the 2017-2018 Kindergarten Program Program offerings: • caring environment that promotes individual growth and responsibility• strong early…

Motivating Your Child

Posted on February 21 2017

Motivation is a key element of success in all areas of life. Unfortunately, children may not be willing to do less preferred activities such as chores, activities, and/or homework. An unmotivated child…

Free Throw Competition

Posted on February 21 2017

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is taking place this Sunday at Onoway Jr./Sr. High School at 1:00 p.m. It is free to participate in this event, all children ages 10 to 14 as of January…

Agriculture Day 2017

Posted on February 20 2017

Canada's Agriculture Day was February 16th, 2017 Canada's Agriculture Day is a time to showcase all of the amazing things happening in the agriculture industry and create a closer connection with consumers…

Grade 7 Animal Parks on Parade

Posted on January 27 2017

Grade 7’s extended an invitation to their families and classes throughout the school to visit their Animal Parks project today. They eagerly set up in the gym this afternoon after the lunch break for…

Rainbows: Helping Your Child Through Life’s Trials

Posted on January 25 2017

Onoway Elementary School offers the Rainbows’ Program 2 times per year to assist students who have experienced a significant difficulty in their lives. This can include: death, divorce/separation, family…

Cultural Connections

Posted on January 24 2017

Mrs. Moser’s Grade 3 class invited artist and mom Kizzy Cermak into the classroom! Ms. Cermak spoke to the group about her Cree traditions, showing her sweet-grass braid. She detailed the structure…

Winter Carnival

Posted on January 16 2017

Preparations are well underway for our Winter Carnival, Monday January 30th.  Canadian Maple Shack will be facilitating the event, hosted by OES School Council and backed by many parent volunteers.…

NGPS Board considers reducing number of trustees in…

Posted on January 12 2017

Northern Gateway Public Schools' Board of Trustees is currently seeking public input regarding a potential reduction to the number of trustees who serve and a realignment of electoral areas in the 2017…

2016

Cattle Call

Posted on December 19 2016

The herd has arrived! No stock trailer, heelers, hay or heard manager necessary. It is our latest exhibit from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX). Cattle Call, is…

Turkey Dinner 2016

Posted on December 19 2016

Onoway Elementary is pleased to offer a free turkey dinner with all the trimmings to our students on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. This special event would not be possible without the generous donations…

Christmas Concerts Are Here!

Posted on December 6 2016

OES is going to the North Pole!! A full dress rehearsal will take place on December 6th at 10:30 a.m. for students to view the concert being performed by their peers. Parents/guardians who may not be…

Lego Robotics Team Give Thanks

Posted on December 3 2016

 GEARS: Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society Their mission is to rescue… Their dream is that one day they won’t have to… The Onoway Lego Robotics Team - X-Bots have been working on their challenge…

A small change to our November Assembly!

Posted on November 30 2016

"Things are going to look and feel a little bit different because the OES Grade 7 Leadership Groups have been working all month to prepare for the assembly. Some of the Grade 7 students will be performing…

Stuff-a-Truck For Our Local Food Bank

Posted on November 21 2016

OES is Helping to Stuff-A-Truck for the Local Food Bank Ste. Anne Natural Gas Co-op Ltd. (SANG) is attempting to STUFF-A-TRUCK for our local food bank. They have challenged the surrounding Elementary…

Creating Resilient Communities!

Posted on November 18 2016

Mrs. Belseth,  Miss Welsh, and 3 members of our Grade 7 Health Champions team; Caleb, Hannah and Jade were chosen to attend a Building Resiliency Workshop today at Redwater School.  Yes, that's right,…

Support Needed for Turkey Dinner Success

Posted on November 16 2016

Dear Friends, Christmas is fast approaching and we are once again asking local businesses in Onoway to consider supporting the School Council with a donation to provide a special Christmas lunch for the…

Check out our new Welcome Plaque!

Posted on November 16 2016

It is currently on proud display on the hall table just outside the School Office.  This beauty was presented to OES by the Onoway Beautification Committee.  Established by Onoway Town Council, the…

Another Successful Fair

Posted on November 4 2016

We’ve wrapped up another successful fall Scholastic Book Fair!  This event would not be possible without our Grade 7 Book Fair Volunteers.  They helped with set-up, greeted families, assisted fellow…

Future Ready

Posted on October 27 2016

A new Alberta Government initiative has come our way. Future Ready is focused on preparing Albertans for success in a changing economy. This initiative includes an online survey, giving parents and…

Career and Technology Foundations Week 1

Posted on October 23 2016

 

It’s Growing…

Posted on October 4 2016

A Thursday morning in late September a young fellow marches down the hallway, an enormous sunflower plant in tow.  His goal, to display it in the Learning Commons, of course!   This is just the beginning.…

Our Annual September Run

Posted on September 30 2016

It’s our 26 anniversary participating in the Terry Fox School Run. Students across the grade levels have been studying up, on Terry and his legacy.  His goal – to raise money to end cancer.  Today…

Orange Shirt Day

Posted on September 30 2016

  Today Alberta Education is participating in the Orange Shirt campaign, and we are too!   Today our Grade 7's joined thousands of students across the nation in the Orange Shirt Campaign.  This initiative…

Leadership Students take the Mic!

Posted on September 26 2016

Members of our Grade 7 Leadership Team delivered our morning announcements today.  Clear, concise speech and confidence in the task came through our P.A. system.  A job well done! You'll find our Grade…

Raising our Awareness! Blanket Exercise comes to OES!

Posted on September 23 2016

Our Grade 7 classes had an amazing learning activity offered today!  Anne Martens - NGPS Learning Services Coordinator, Stacey Wright - Team for Success Coach from Percy Baxter Middle School and Tracey…

Plans Tonight?

Posted on September 22 2016

Welcome Back and Meet the Teacher BBQ 5- 6:30 pm on the tarmac.   Be sure to stop by the produce table and do some shopping.  All proceeds go to the East Lac Ste. Anne Food Bank. This project proudly…

Developing engaged learners and ethical citizens with…

Posted on September 16 2016

OES is forward thinking in its philosophy of learning, purposeful in selecting the right staff and creatively uses a variety of environments to ensure learning is engaging and real. We are willing and…

New Principal begins at Onoway Elementary this September!

Posted on June 15 2016

Northern Gateway Public Schools is pleased to welcome Ms. Jody Beck to the division! Ms. Beck joins the NGPS team this September as the new Principal of Onoway Elementary School, following Ms. Shabada’s…

Acting Assistant Principal - Stephanie Damery

Posted on June 8 2016

NGPS is happy to announce that Mrs. Stephanie Damery has accepted the position of Acting Assistant Principal at Onoway Elementary School. Mrs. Damery began her teaching career with NGPS at Rich Valley…

School Cash On Line

Posted on June 7 2016

Northern Gateway Public Schools is pleased to announce the launch of School Cash Online! With School Cash Online, parents have the convenient and secure option of paying for school items online, 24/7.…

Celebrations of Learning

Posted on April 28 2016

Your children are excited to demonstrate their learning and share video highlights of the 2015-16 School Year. These special  events will take place the week of May 3 - 6. Click here to see the invitation…

Education Week is May 2 – 6, 2016!

Posted on April 28 2016

We believe education is a journey and that communities play a key role in supporting students and schools. This year, NGPS took a road trip up the highway, from Onoway to Valleyview, to talk tocommunity…

Mini Handball Jamboree

Posted on April 20 2016

More than 40 grade 3, 4, 5 & 6 students from Onoway Elementary School attended the annual Mini Handball Jamboree in Mayerthorpe on Saturday, April 9th. The students were divided onto teams with players…

2016-17 Kindergarten Parent Meeting

Posted on April 11 2016

Thursday, April 21, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.OES Library Learning Commons If you have a child who will be in Kindergarten starting September 2016, this meeting is for you! meet the teachers learn about the Kindergarten…

Parent Volunteer Tea

Posted on April 5 2016

WHEN:     Friday, April 15th   WHERE:    Library Learning Commons   TIME:        2-3 PM   WHAT:     Strawberry TeaNo RSVP necessary   Babysitting is not provided

Expanding Experiences

Posted on March 15 2016

In September 2014 Alberta Education mandated that all school libraries become Learning Commons. At that time our Learning Commons culture and environment were already well established, way ahead of the…

Food Bank Frenzy Success

Posted on March 2 2016

The Grade 7 Leadership Team at OES worked hard in the month of February to promote the Lac St. Anne East Food Bank. This group of students began the journey by meeting with Food Bank Board members Carolyne…

Draft Administrative Procedures

Posted on February 26 2016

The Division is asking for feedback on two draft administrative procedures that have been posted on the Northern Gateway Public Schools website –www.ngps.ca.  If you have any concerns or comments please…

Rude, Mean or Bullying Behaviours

Posted on February 8 2016

If someone pushes ahead of a child in line, or makes a cruel comment about their appearance, it may be interpreted as bullying; however, there are important differences between rude, mean, and bullying…

Think with Things

Posted on February 1 2016

The Grade 2 Compassion Project has found a home, more-so a wall.  I’ve amassed the links, almost covering a large bulletin board. As I layered the chain, stapler in hand, I caught myself reading a…

Digital Citizenship

Posted on January 15 2016

What is Digital Citizenship? How do we safely navigate the internet and guide our students/children in this digital world? Northern Gateway has an Administrative Policy 140 that addresses the school's…

2015

Local Businesses Provide Turkey Dinner

Posted on December 14 2015

Through the generous donations of local businesses, all OES students and staff will enjoy a turkey dinner on December 18. The School Council Monthly Meal committee has worked hard to connect with local…

Under Wraps

Posted on December 9 2015

  I’m always on the look-out for ways to grab student attention in the Learning Commons. The periodic travelling art exhibitions, classroom projects showcased each month, and book displays are great…

East End Grade Configuration

Posted on December 9 2015

Recently, the east end communities of Onoway, Rich Valley, Darwell and Alberta Beach met to discuss a common Grade 8 entry year for students transitioning to Onoway Junior/Senior High School from east…

How Our Actions Might Affect Others...Operation Christmas…

Posted on November 9 2015

Our Grade 3 classes spearheaded the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox campaign again this year. Aligned to their Social Studies Global Citizenship learning, this group found a variety of means to promote…

Beyond Books...

Posted on November 2 2015

A fantastic component of my responsibilities at Onoway Elementary School is working on our website. I get the privilege of capturing moments in photographs and words, then sharing them out into the virtual…

The Chain of Compassion

Posted on October 27 2015

Our Grade 2 students have begun a Chain of Compassion! They showcased it during our October Assembly. Now, they are asking for help from our school community. If you catch others showing compassion here’s…

Have you got your flu shot?

Posted on October 21 2015

Flu Clinic Onoway Heritage Centre Wed, Oct 28     2:30 - 6:30 pm Mon, Nov 2       2:30 - 6:30 pm

Scholastic Book Fair Arriving Soon

Posted on October 16 2015

It's a Monster of a good time! Sales during evening Student Parent Teacher Interviews: Wednesday, October 21st  4:30 - 7:30 pm and Thursday, October 22nd  4:30 - 7:30 pm.  This will be the only time…

Bringing the Art Gallery Experience to our Students

Posted on October 8 2015

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program has arrived! Echo Chamber is an exploration of illusion, realism, memory and experience by three Albertan Artists. Stop by in the next…

When Buses Don't Run

Posted on October 6 2015

Inclement weather and/or hazardous road conditions may necessitate suspension of school bus service. School buses shall operate on all school instructional days to convey pupils to and from schools…

Swimming is Here

Posted on October 1 2015

Swimming will begin the week of Oct 5 for students in Gr 1 - 5. Look at the Calendar to see which dates your child is swimming at the Fountain Park Pool in St. Albert. Times listed are departing and returning…

A DREAM as BIG as our country!

Posted on September 23 2015

  A very successful Terry Fox Run was held last week. Students, teachers and parents enjoyed a one hour walk/run while the dark clouds loomed above. The weather held out and a fine finish was had by…

Bully-Proofing Your Child - DARE to CARE

Posted on September 7 2015

All parents want their children to be happy and successful. Finding out that your child is having problems because of bullying, either at school or on-online (cyber-bullying), can be an upsetting and…

Grade Ones Grow Food for Food Bank

Posted on May 25 2015

On May 20th Grade One students from Onoway Elementary were engaged in planting at a local farm, Homestead Hearth. Garden space was generously donated by the Pipkin family so that students could grow vegetables…

A Pop Tab Project

Posted on May 1 2015

Allyson (6B) took on the challenge of collecting pop tabs to support the Tabs for Tots program created by the Alberta Elks Foundation.  Once committed she approached staff in hopes to collect as a school-wide…

Check Out the Nook!

Posted on April 30 2015

The journey has reached completion! It started with the vision of the OES admin team & Mrs. Lesko, followed by the prep of the NGPS maintenance department in combination with the handiwork of Jarrod Brent…

NGPS School Board Trustees on tour!

Posted on April 22 2015

Trustees spent the morning in our Learning Commons taking in presentations on Expressive Writing Explorations (3C) and Project Based Learning (5T). Great showcases of collaborative learning!

Dreambox At Home

Posted on March 27 2015

Gr 1 - 6 students now have the opportunity to continue their rich learning in mathematics using the DreamBox program at home. Through licensing paid by the school, students can now access their DreamBox…

Our Final Art Journal Submission - Anonymous

Posted on March 12 2015

Teddy Anderson is nice. Champions. I love the Drumming and Hoop Dancing. Great. Cool.

Myles's Art Journal

Posted on March 11 2015

Why am I Here? My life is hard but some people can get through it. I am here to be myself and to trust my heart...and every person is different, but in one way we are a family.  I like my little brother…

Sarah's Art Journal

Posted on March 9 2015

A Gift. Gifts, life's a gift and so is all this learning. All this artists in residence. The people made me think, when I walked out the door was this - Leave space for others. We, all people are a team.…

Shaelyn's Art Journal

Posted on March 4 2015

Life is too short to be someone else. We are all equal because we are all part of the human family. By working as a family, you can accomplish many things. Be proud of who you are and seek love and peace…

Unknown Art Journal

Posted on March 4 2015

Work together. Believe in yourself. Everyone is equal. Feel good. Never give up. Be yourself. Try. Be the best you can be.

Teagan's Art Journal

Posted on March 3 2015

Work with obstacles that face you. Work with each other. Never give up and always try again. Always respect others no matter what happens. No matter how hard it may be, never let it get to you. Treat…

Jazmyn's Art Journal

Posted on March 3 2015

Artist - In - Residence  Lucas was inspiring. He said "Make space for others." and "Respect the drum." I guess that means respect others. Lucas also told us not to just listen with your ears, listen…

Anonymous Art Journal

Posted on March 3 2015

Keep trying don't give up! Feel the beat...Leave Space. Diversity of Voices! Move your body. SHAKERS. BLOCK. ADD YOUR OWN BELL! 

Caitlyn's Art Journal

Posted on March 2 2015

EVERYONE HAS A VOICE. DO GOOD FEEL GOOD. NEVER GIVE UP. Work together to find your voice, because everyone has one. TRY. BE UNIQUE. DIVERSITY OF VOICES. 

Julia's Art Journal

Posted on March 2 2015

Love, Live, Play Soccer!! Diversity of Voices. Creativity and TEAMWORK. LISTEN WITH your BODY. VOLLEYBALL.

Kaylie's Art Journal

Posted on February 27 2015

We are all one family, but we are all unique. When you are in a group, think about what the group needs. When you do good, you feel good, also when you do bad, you feel bad. We need to learn and respect…

Dallas's Art Journal

Posted on February 26 2015

Work like the whole world is your family. Don't hate people because of their culture. Be proud of who you are. Never give up. Believe in yourself.   Teddy Anderson was amazing at hoop dancing. My experience…

Tyler's Art Journal

Posted on February 26 2015

We are all equal. By working together we can accomplish many things. Life is too short not to be yourself. Learn from your mistakes.    Everybody belongs. We are all part of the human family. Think…

Mack's Art Journal

Posted on February 25 2015

Terry Anderson showed us how to respect others and Lucas Coffey showed when to leave spaces.

Kaylee's Art Journal

Posted on February 25 2015

Believe in yourself. Learn from your mistakes. Help others. Don't be afraid to try new things. Life is too short, not to learn new things. Treat others how you want to be treated. Be the best you can…

Carter's Art Journal

Posted on February 24 2015

Always try new things. Take a risk sometimes. But always be safe to others and yourself. Be kind to others.

Leif's Art Journal

Posted on February 24 2015

What Lucas Coffey taught me is live life to the fullest. Respect your peers and always greet someone with a smile on your face. You can make beautiful music with a diversity of voices. DRUMMIN.

Jade's Art Journal (6W)

Posted on February 23 2015

I learned that everyone needs to be respected! No matter what! Be kind. I learned no matter how different we are, we are the same in some way. They taught us how important respect is . They showed us…

Caylie's Art Journal

Posted on February 20 2015

SAY WHAT? Respect each other. Eat and drink healthy. It's good to try new things. Be willing to apologize. Pay attention to the choices you make. Depend on each other. We are all equal. Be the best version…

Kamryn's Art Journal

Posted on February 20 2015

Be the Best Version of Yourself!  Don't give UP!  It's okay to be different.  I made a good choice to ride a dirt bike and do dance. Take RISKS. Don't try to be someone else. Don't be lazy. Respect…

Kiefer's Art Journal

Posted on February 17 2015

Be yourself. We need everyone to be balanced. Try, try try again. Be the best version of yourself.

Jacob's Art Journal

Posted on February 17 2015

If you can imagine it, You can achieve it. If you can dream it, You can become it.  Creativity. Teamwork. Leadership.

Jade's Art Journal

Posted on February 17 2015

Be happy, be fun, bring joy to everyone! Laugh! Learn what you were meant to learn. Be fun. Learn to dream, dream to learn. Believe. Be a lover, not a hater!

Trinity's Art Journal

Posted on February 13 2015

EVERYONE IS EQUAL Be happy for others even if you don't like it. It's easy to be the best version of yourself. We all are part of the human family. If one is removed it all breaks down. Diversity of…

Bridger's Art Journal

Posted on February 13 2015

Teddy Anderson was a great hoop dancer. He taught us about friendship and hoop dance. Lucas Coffey taught us about the diversity of voices and drums.  Playful.  Kindness.  Cheerful.  Respectful.  Care.…

Dawson's Art Journal

Posted on February 13 2015

Teddy Anderson has taught me to respect others all around the world and respect their culture. He has been very kind telling us about the medicine wheel. He has told us stories about love and respect.…

Morgan's Art Journal

Posted on February 12 2015

We respected each other. They told us that what ever you do have fun.  He told us respect each other's space. They told us to listen to each other.

Megan's Art Journal

Posted on February 11 2015

I learned about...Diversity of Voices. Listen with your body. Work together. Never Give Up!

Shane's Art Journal

Posted on February 11 2015

Life's too short to be dull today, so do something instead that day and make your imaginary life come True!! I learned to be respectful to everyone, treat others the way you want to be treated. Life's…

Hayley's Art Journal

Posted on February 11 2015

Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.~John Green  Live, Laugh, Love! Diversity. Creativity. Beat. OES.

Shayna's Art Journal

Posted on February 10 2015

Lucas. Teddy. Team Work. Practice. Here. Kind. Proud. Practice. Performance. Treasured Moments. Support. The best version of myself.

Callie's Art Journal

Posted on February 10 2015

Do what feels right, everyone has light in them, go down the good path.  Try, try, try again. Be the best version of yourself. Feel good - do good, make good choices, feel bad do bad, respect and learn…

Jesse's Art Journal

Posted on February 9 2015

1.unity, 2.working together, 3.keep trying and you will succeed, 4. make goals. work with the group, don't let others make you feel not special, be yourself, do what you feel is right, respect and learn…

Art Journals

Posted on February 9 2015

Students put ideas to paper; fusing word with art. The goal was to explore the learning from of our Artist is Residence programs. The result...an amazing journey of expression.  For the remainder of…

Lego X-Bots

Posted on January 29 2015

“Onoway” - “X-BOTS”  “OES” “X-BOTS”…  Was the chant that you could hear emanating from the Onoway Elementary students and echoing down the hallways during NAIT’S First LEGO League…

Learning Commons on the Move!

Posted on January 13 2015

Drumming sessions have taken over the Learning Commons! Some scheduled Learning Commons classes will take place in the classrooms this week and next.  Mrs. Lesko has a plan of action and book cart ready…

2014

Is he a Santa Scout or a Mischief Maker?

Posted on December 16 2014

You decide.  We know he has wreaked a bit of havoc in our classrooms and halls for the past few weeks.  To name a few; he toilet-papered a tree, got into a math candy counting jar, and rearranged a…