Month: July 2017

“Terrific results in elementary language arts” for STAR Catholic

Each year students registered in grades 3, 6, and 9 write provincial achievement tests (PATs). In grade 3 students write tests in language arts and math. In grades 6 and 9 students write tests in language arts, math, science and social studies. Students registered in core grade 12 courses are required to write provincial diploma exams which are weighted at…

Catholic education on the rise

According to the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman (STAR) Catholic Division’s ‘interim’ enrollment numbers, more families and students are choosing Catholic education.  Latest figures show 2,826 registrations, an increase of 157 students from the 2010 student count. “To put this increase into perspective, the student increase represents enough students for a small school,” said Sandra Bannard, STAR Board Chair. “It is…

APEGGA recognizes sciences teacher

What’s the secret to succeeding in school? If you ask teacher Karen McMullen, it’s about giving students the confidence that they can solve challenging questions. If you ask her students, they say it’s having a gifted teacher who has dedicated her life to making science fun to learn. McMullen has taught sciences for the past 22 years, with an emphasis…

Prestigious summer scholarships awarded to students

While many students are beginning to search for summer employment, two Christ The King students have secured their employment thanks to summer research scholarships. Grade 11 students, Nicole Bilan and Christopher Kowal, will spend six weeks at the University of Alberta as paid research assistants. As part of the Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology (WISEST) Program, Bilan will…

School results families can believe in Christ The King ranked top ten Alberta high school

Leduc, Alberta: Each year, the Fraser Institute meticulously studies 239 Alberta high schools based on diploma exam results, grade-to-grade transitions, and graduation rates. In this year’s report, Christ The King School ranks 10th overall, among the highest results for any Catholic high school in the province! According to Principal Denis Côté, the results are attributed to outstanding teachers at Christ The King…

Beaumont’s growth results in new Catholic School

Students and parents have reason to celebrate as the Stelmach government announced funding for a new joint facility that will serve students from St. Thomas Aquinas Roman (STAR) Catholic School Division and the Black Gold Regional Division. “The announcement acknowledges overcrowding in Beaumont schools and the desire of Catholic families to have a permanent school to call their own,” says…

Students propose schools of the future

Ministers invite Leduc student to build schools of the future   Brennan Hunker meets Minister Ray Danyluk, who is responsible for school construction. Edmonton: On Thursday, June 23, twenty Alberta students joined Education Minister Dave Hancock and Infrastructure Minister Ray Danyluk for a discussion on “Schools for the Future”. Brennan Hunker, a 16-year old student from Christ The King School,…

MVP season for Christ The King students

Leduc, Alberta:  Students Ryan Brenneis and Jenelle Monty are capping off their education in style. Not only have these Christ The King athletes been recruited by university sports programs, but they have been recognized as Most Valuable Players (MVP) in their divisions. Brenneis is a two-sport star, playing volleyball and basketball. His skills caught the attention of recruiters and he…