Chinook's Edge School Division

May News from the Principal

Good afternoon,

Amazingly, students only have twenty-five instructional days left in this school year. It is important for students to ensure they are working hard to complete all assignments, assessments, and reassessments to be prepared for their final exams. Our exam and tutorial schedule for June is now posted on the front page of our website. A reminder that our last day of regular classes is on June 21st, but it is expected that students attend all tutorial sessions up until their exam in each course. Tutorial information will be communicated to you and our students as we near final exams, as well, it is posted on the Exam Calendar on the Website.

On May 16th we have organized for a presentation on distracted, driving under the influence, and dangerous driving. The Sylvan Lake R.C.M.P. along with the Red Deer Forensic Collision Reconstruction Unit and Sylvan Lake & District Victim Services will be providing a presentation to all of the students and staff on the consequences of such behaviours. A mock accident will be staged in our back parking lot followed by a forty-five-minute presentation in our gym by Donavan Gulak, a Forensic Collision Reconstructionist. The presentation is graphic and we understand that not all students will be comfortable with this type of presentation, but we believe it is important to impress the seriousness of this topic and the potential impact it could have on their lives and the lives of others. Victim Services, as well as, our Community Family School Wellness Workers will be on hand to provide support to any of our impacted students. Included is a form if you wish to excuse your child or children from this presentation and we will also be sending home a paper copy with your child today.

Didsbury family school wellness is hosting a special screening of Screenagers - how technology impacts kid’s development and the challenges of parenting in the digital world. This will be held on May 24th from 6:00-8:00pm at Westglen school in Didsbury. This is a free presentation and coffee and snacks will be provided. Attached is a link for more information:

Our Interact club is hosting a family friendly hypnotist on May 26th at 7:00pm in the Fine Arts Center. There will also be a short pre-show featuring local talent and a silent auction. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at our main office. All proceeds are being donated to the WE Villages Project to build a school in a third world country. Please come out and support this great fundraiser!

The École HJ Cody Concert Band and Choir would like to invite you to their final concert on Wednesday June 7th at Red Deer College Mainstage at 7:00pm. There will be lots of great music from ballads to blockbusters, Disney to Canadiana.

As our Graduating Class of 2017 prepares to enter life after high school, École H.J. Cody would like to thank last year’s Academic Award Sponsors, and invite our graduating students to complete the application form available on the École H.J. Cody website. We look forward to celebrating the academic successes of this year’s students and assisting those entering post-secondary programs at our Academic Awards Ceremony in the fall of 2017.

Ammonite World        Rokak family            Ann Rowberry family

George Belick family        Best Body Fitness        Boston Pizza

Bower Dental Center        Breeze Bookkeeping         Castaway Source for Sports

Chopped Leaf/Wokbox        CIBC                SL Summer Hockey Camp

Coverdale’s No Frills        Jake Jacobs Family        Dr. Brian Inglis

Falcon Homes            50th Street FasGas Plus        S.L. Heritage Handicraft Society

Joe Sylvan Lake        Josten's                Lani Rouillard

Landmark Cinema        Lifetouch            McDonald's Sylvan Lake

Millhouse Family        Norman & Mary Bowles    Peter Ridgeway Family

Prairie Bus Lines        Maxson Family            Merit Contractors Association

Servus Credit Union        Shopper's Drug Mart        Sobey's

Steffie Woima family        Strategis Group            Streetwise Driving School    

Sylvan Lake Art Society    Town of Sylvan Lake        Sylvan Lake & District Lions Club    Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake and District

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Mike Garrow