Chinook's Edge School Division


The Alberta School Councils’ Association will be presenting three Webinars starting on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  

CAREERS: Choosing a Direction WEBINAR

Part of the Webinar Wednesday calendar, Alberta School Councils presents a one hour online session with CAREERS: the Next Generation at 9:30 AM or 8:30 PM, accessible through home computers, laptops or mobile devices.

Session description:

Join CAREERS: The Next Generation to discuss the opportunities and realities that face youth as they seek pathways to explore careers.

This webinar is the first of three that will provide a foundation for parents of youth in grades 8 to 12. 

CAREERS: Choosing a Career Direction 

This first webinar (Oct 5) will provide information on careers that will be in demand in 2023 and some programs that will help youth try out careers while in high school. 

 CAREERS: Helping Youth Choose

The second webinar (Jan 11) will bring resources to assist youth in identifying careers that may interest them. 

CAREERS: Supporting Youth Exploring  

The third in the series (April 12) will provide tips for parents on helping youth prepare for and gain a paid internship or work experience.

About the organization:

CAREERS: The Next Generation is a non-profit organization raising youth awareness of career options and helping students earn while they learn through internship. Partnering with government, educators, communities, industry, parents and students, they introduce youth to rewarding careers and develop the skilled workers of the future. CAREERS believe introducing students to great career options in high school motivates them in school, grows their skills, expands their opportunities and ultimately creates communities with a large and diverse skilled workforce.

Blackboard Collaborate™ is the online platform we are using to present the webinar session.

You will be provided an internet link in order to participate in the webinar that you have registered for.

Register by clicking this link:



Click here for detailed information and instructions for creating your account, then go to the Quick Links button (top right hand corner) and choose Online Fees in the Information section (or click here).


School (Parent) Council

We strongly encourage all parents to be part of the school council.  The council advises administration of issues that are of concern to parents and are a vital part of the decision- making process for administration.  Have your voice heard and take part. 

Meetings are typically the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in room 124 at the High School. Items to be discussed can be sent, prior to the 20th of each month to Joe-Anne Knispel-Matejka, Council Chair @ Joe-Anne Knispel-Matejka @

The HJ Cody School Council Executive are:

Joe-Anne Knispel-Matejka, Chair

Denise Kennedy, Vice Chair

Trisha Schmitz, Secretary/Treasurer

Please forward all correspondence concerning the School Council to Joe-Anne Knispel-Matejka by email @ Joe-Anne Knispel-Matejka

Minutes From Council Meetings (Click the link to open)

Contact Your School Board Trustee

Jackie Swainson
Ward 1 – Sylvan Lake
Phone: (403) 887-5467

I have been a trustee for 14 years and am committed to the integrity of our public schools in Sylvan Lake and throughout our division. My husband and I have lived, worked and raised children here, and enjoy grandchildren who are now attending public school. I have also been appointed as a member of the Olds College Board of Governors, and have served on the provincial Alberta School Boards Association. I believe in trusteeship, in public schools and in always maintaining integrity in our relationships that strengthen our community.