August 2023

August 2023

Board of Trustees Meeting

August 29, 2023

New Prairie Land Staff
Prairie Land Public School Division would like to welcome all new staff to the jurisdiction for the 2023-2024 school year. As Prairie Land continues to grow in student numbers, the recruitment of quality staff remains a priority for our division. Over the past three years, Prairie Land has almost doubled its full time staff complement to over 400 individuals.

Archery World Champions
The Board of Trustees would like to congratulate Altario student Sean Murphy, Youngstown student Vance Laughlin, and J.C. Charyk Hanna School students Holly and Natalie Karg, as they traveled to Limpopo, South Africa to compete in the World Archery Competition this past July. Vance and Sean competed for the Canadian Junior Team while Holly and Natalie were members of the Canadian Developmental Team. The individual archery scores let to the junior/development team winning medals and let to the overall tournament win by team Canada. The Board of Trustees would like to congratulate our Prairie Land athletes.

Al-Amal Online Academy
The Board of Trustees passed a motion for the existence of the new Al-Amal Online Academy that will be opening its doors this fall for grades 10-12. This online public faith-based high school will provide Alberta Curriculum to those Division IV students throughout the province that desire both Islamic and Arabic studies in addition to the regular curriculum offered in other public schools.

Purchase of Transportation/Maintenance Shop
Prairie Land has successfully purchased a new transportation shop located in Hanna (304 Railway Avenue) to help alleviate the pressures and ongoing demands of growth placed upon both the transportation and maintenance departments.

For additional information please contact: Cam McKeage, Superintendent of Schools, Prairie Land Public School Division 403.854.4481