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Red Deer Public School District In Support Of Single, Publicly Funded Education System


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By Sheldon Spackman

Red Deer’s Public School Division is calling for the end of multiple education systems in Alberta. The Public School Board has approved a motion to “advocate for a single publicly funded education system”.  The Red Deer Public School District and Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools have existed side by side since the province was founded.

During it’s regular meeting on May 10th, 2017, the Red Deer Public School Board voted to “advocate for a single publicly funded education system”.  The original motion which was brought forward by Trustee Dianne Macaulay, was later amended by fellow Trustee Bill Stuebing and eventually approved by a vote of 4 to 3.

Macaulay’s notice of motion called for the Public Board to offer Catholic programs, as well as other faith and program options but that was removed by Trustee Stuebing’s amendment.

Public School officials say the Board of Trustees have generally been supporters of one publicly funded education system that opens its doors to all students. Dissenting Trustees were questioning whether it was the role of the Board to advocate on this issue. Those supporting the motion feel public school boards should be forefront in championing a single publicly funded education system.

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Family math nights add up to success

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In an effort to build an understanding of teaching math both at school and in the home, Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools is pleased to provide Family Math Nights.

These school-specific evenings first begin with an information session, and end with interactive stations for families to explore, all centred around developing understanding of concepts versus memorization skills. These sessions provide an opportunity to engage in math with a hands-on approach and ask questions to our numeracy experts.

Feedback from parents at other schools has shown that these Family Math Nights have a positive impact on student success.

Please note the upcoming Family Math Nights:

  • St. Teresa of Avila School (Grades 1-3) – January 18 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Holy Family School (Grades 1-5) – February 1 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
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Retro Radio Christmas Review – A Family Christmas Time Treat Courtesy of RDC

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When you’re tired of work and technology and a busy life, it can be hard to take a deep breath and slow down for a few hours.  That makes it all the more difficult to get into the “Christmas” spirit.

If that’s your challenge, RDC’s School of Creative Arts has some tonic for you.  This week, through to Saturday night, RDC presents “Retro Radio Christmas Review”.

Student actors portray some of the biggest names in radio broadcast history from the heydays of radio programs.

Check out this video… and get your tickets for the whole family!

Here’s all the information you need from RDC…

Let your imagination soar as the Theatre Performance and Creation students in the RDC School of Creative Arts bring their characters to life on stage. Our season would not be possible without the hard-working, professional Theatre and Entertainment Production students, providing behind-the-scenes support with costumes, props, weaponry, special effects, lighting, sound equipment, and stage management. 

Retro Radio Christmas Review
– live, on stage – by various authors

Age Group: Teens and Adults
Mainstage, Arts Centre
Evenings:  November 23 -25 & November 28 – December 2 | 7:30 pm
Weekend Public Matinees: November 25 & December 2 | 1:00 pm
School Matinees: November 24 & Dec 1 | 12:00 pm

Imagine yourself transported to the golden age of radio. Our actors will be portraying some of the biggest names in radio from some of the great Christmas classics. See how all those sound effects are created live on stage and what really happens between the performers when the broadcast goes live. A great evening for the whole family.

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