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2020/21 Registration Open in all FMPSD Schools

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Fort McMurray Public School Schools invites new and returning students to our Division for 2020-2021. Registration is open in all 16 schools:

Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, children must be four years old on or before December 31 to attend Kindergarten in the following school year. Children born in 2015 will be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year.

Our excellent programming across the Division features the PACE - Program for Academic Challenge and Enrichment for accelerated learners in grades 4-6 at Dave McNeilly Public School.

Launched last year, the initiative “provides an opportunity for select students to pursue academic challenge and enrichment for three afternoon sessions a week, while concentrating on core curriculum in the morning session with their peers,” explains Roxanne Fudge, Principal, Dave McNeilly Public School.

“The program, which focuses on students’ unique strengths - will be facilitated by teachers in a dynamic and interactive environment featuring project-based learning, field trips, enhanced digital and technological programming and independent study in areas of student’s personal interest,” Fudge added. Students will need school referrals and go through an application process in order to be selected for the program.

The new academic year will see an addition of a “Multi-Sport” program to the PEAK Athletic Academy. Hosted at Walter and Gladys Hill Public School, the Multi-Sport initiative will consist of Volleyball, Basketball, Movement (Dance/Yoga etc.), Soccer, Badminton, Hockey, Soccer, Martial Arts, Fitness, Cricket and Baseball. Thomas Andrews, PEAK Program Director explains:

‘Though we’ve seen a lot of success with Cricket at Walter and Gladys Hill, we’ve decided to integrate it into our new Multi-Sport program. This amazing new stream will introduce our young student athletes to fundamental training in a variety of sports, also offered in the community - by engaging local experts on a rotating basis. We’ve also decided to expand upon the success of our Volleyball program at Christian School by introducing it to École McTavish High School.”

Speaking of École McTavish, the high school wing is looking great upon completion. The section boasts a large learning commons area; is home to Career and Technology (CTS)  options including woodworking, welding, and culinary arts, to name a few. The school houses a new state-of-the-art recording studio as well. Their thriving academic and arts programming has been a success ever since the school’s doors opened.

“As we work towards wrapping up this unique academic year, we are diligently planning the new one. We are here for our students, parents, teachers, staff, and community providing supports they need. Together, we are the FMPSD family,” said Jennifer Turner, Superintendent, FMPSD. 

We look forward to welcoming everyone to the FMPSD family.


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  • PACE Academy students presenting to the Board of Trustees last winter.
  • McTavish High School wing Learning Commons and atrium are spacious and full of natural light.
  • PEAK Cricket is popular at Walter and Gladys Hill Public School. Supplied photos

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