School News

  • All
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Parent Council

2017

June 2017 Newsletter

June 2017 Newsletter June 6 - Grade 5 Orientation at Percy Baxter, 9:00 am June 6/7 - 50% off Book Fair, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm June 7 - Grade 5 Wax Museum, 1:00 pm June 8 - Choir performs at Westward Hall, 11:00 am June 9 - Grade 5 Field…

May 2017 Month In Review

May 2017 Month in Review Video "We Soar!"

April 2017 Month in Review

The April 2017 Month in Review Video

Keepin' It Real with Ava April 2017

Every month, our very own Gr 5 student Ava delivers the Central Report on XM105. Keeping you up to date with all things Central, here is "Keepin' It Real with Ava"

Choir Performs at Festival

The Whitecourt Central School Extra-Curricular Choir performed two selections at the Whitecourt Rotary Music Festival on April 6, 2017. The adjudicator shared several positives about the performance and added a couple things the group could do to continue…

March 2017 Month in Review

The Big Month of March deserves a Big Month-In-Review Video! Featuring photos from: Ryan Laird's "Bigger Than That" ConcertChoir singing at the Wolverines gameFamily Fun NightFamily Science NightGr 5 Trip to Eastlink ParkMaking Music Instruments . .…

Central sings O Canada

There was a great atmosphere in the Scott Safety Centre as the Central Choir sang O Canada for the Whitecourt Wolverines first play-off game. After the anthem, the home-team didn't disappoint the near capacity crowd, dominating the game for the win,…

3 Family Events for our Central Families

March Family Events Thanks to our community partners, we are pleased to announce 3 great family events for our Central Families. March 9, 2017 - Central Night at the Wolverines, 7:30 pm Our choir will perform, and the Wolverines have offered us specially…

Month in Review February 2017

February 2017 Month in Review "What do you Make?"  

Month in Review January 2017

January 2017 "Brilliant and Resilient" This month we feature photos from the School Wide Breakfast, Jump Rope for Heart, the arrival of our fish eggs, Hockey Day at Central and Steve Harmer's Resilience Presentation.

Hockey Day at Central

The game of hockey has brought many groups of Canadians together. On Jan 18/17, it was Central's turn to celebrate Canada's favorite outdoor game with a hockey themed day featuring a hockey game between the Whitecourt Wolverines and the Gr 5 students.…

Newsletter January 2017

January 2017 Newsletter   Highlights this month: Jan 9 - School Resumes, 9:00 am  Jan 10 - Jump Rope for Heart Kick-off, 11 am Jan 11 - Rainbow Trout fish eggs are delivered from Alberta Environment Jan 14 - School wide breakfast provided by School…

2016

December 2016 Month in Review Video

December 2016 Month in Review Video "Light Up the World" Our students impressed us this month with their gift of giving at the Seniors Lodge and at Tennille's Hope and their performance at the Christmas Concert. It is no secret that they "light up our…

Christmas Concert 2016

Old Man Winter's Icicle Follies December 21, 2016   What a Show! Old Man Winter really knows how to put together a performance. From everyone at Central, have a very Christmas! Here is the produced video of the show featuring the best clips of the afternoon…

Newsletter December 2016

December 2016 Newsletter We have made the decision to go paperless with our monthly newsletters. If you prefer a paper copy, please have your name added to our 'Newsletter Sent Home List' in our office, and we will forward one each month with your…

PowerSchool Gradebook Pilot

PowerSchool Gradebook Whitecourt Central School is currently participating in a pilot to improve the way we report student progress to parents and guardians. Traditionally, we have issued a report card three times a year with grade information and comments.…

November 2016 Month in Review Video

The November 2016 Month in Review Video features pictures of Japanese Drumming, Remembrance Assembly, Gr 5 Cooking Program and Whitecourt Wolverines helping us make ROBOTS! And as a bonus, let's celebrate the creativity and imagination of our students…

Shadow Play 2016

For the Remembrance Assembly, the students of 4SB presented their shadow play. The powerful play depicted what life may have been like for soldiers and their families during time of conflict. "It was really fun. I had goosebumps on my arms and I was…

November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016 Newsletter We have made the decision to go paperless with our monthly newsletters. If you prefer a paper copy, please have your name added to our 'Newsletter Sent Home List' in our office, and we will forward one each month with your…

October 2016 Newsletter

October 2016 Newsletter We have made the decision to go paperless with our monthly newsletters. If you prefer a paper copy, please have your name added to our 'Newsletter Sent Home List' in our office, and we will forward one each month with your…

September 2016 Newsletter

September 2016 Newsletter We have made the decision to go paperless with our monthly newsletters. If you prefer a paper copy, please have your name added to our 'Newsletter Sent Home List' in our office, and we will forward one each month with your…

School Cash Online

Northern Gateway Public Schools is pleased to announce the launch of School Cash Online! With School Cash Online, parents have the convenient and secure option of paying for school items online, 24/7. To access online payments, please enroll at https://ngps.schoolcashonline.com/;…

2016-17 Supply Lists

Grade 3 Supply ListGrade 4 Supply ListGrade 5 Supply List If you would prefer to purchase school supplies online, we have uploaded our list to Back to School Solutions. * You only buy the items and quantities you need * If you order prior to July 10,…

Get the Scoop!

Get the Scoop & Meet the Teacher! We are hosting our meet the teacher a day before school starts - we are just so excited to meet you! Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:30 - 7:00 pm   * Drop in format * Tour the school * Meet the teacher * Drop off school…

June 2016 Newsletter

June 2016 Newsletter   Highlights this month: * June 2 - Gr. 5 students visit Percy Baxter School, AM * June 2 - Used Book Sale, 1:00 - 6:00 pm * June 3 - Gr. 4 Amazing Race * June 7/8 - Scholastic Half Price Book Fair, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm * June 10…

May 2016 Month in Review

May 2016 Month in Review Video‪#‎AlbertaStrong‬ We were moved this month, both by the tragedy of the Fort McMurray fire, and then the overwhelming effort to care and support those displaced by the wild fire. At our own school, we raised nearly…

May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter   Highlights this month: * May 2-6 - Education Week * May 2 - Music Monday, 1 pm * May 3 - Book Swap * May 3 - Staff vs Students Soccer Game * May 4 - Gr 3 Book Report Fair * May 6 - Cleaning up our Community, 2-3 pm * May 10 - School…

April 2016 Month in Review Video

April 2016 - GO! This was a GO month at Central.Our volunteer tea theme was "Oh the Places We'll GO" because of our committed parents.We had students GOing to the mini-handball tournament in Mayerthorpe.Our Choir and 4SC went to the music festival and…

27°C in April!

27°C in April means record fun on the playground!

Choir earns GOLD!

The choir had a wonderful performance at the Whitecourt Rotary Music Festival today singing 'Clever Chameleon' and 'Songs of a Starry Night'. The adjudicator commented that the choir did a wonderful job of being attentive to the conductor and connecting…

Mini-Handball Tournament

Our students participated in the Mini-Handball tournament in Mayerthorpe on Saturday. The event was well organized and a lot of fun. Our students made a lot of new friends and were great ambassadors of the school, demonstrating fair play and great effort…

April 2016 Newsletter

April 2016 Newsletter   Highlights this month: April 6 - Forest Fire presentations for Grade 4 April 9 - Mini-Handball tournament in Mayerthorpe April 12 - School Council Meeting, 7pm April 13 - Hot Lunch orders due, 9am April 14 - Choir performs at…

March 2016 Month in Review Video

March 2016 Month in Review video "Life is the Greatest Adventure" Another amazing month of learning adventures at Central.

March 2016 Newsletter

March 2016 Newsletter This year, we would like to go paperless with our monthly newsletters. If you still prefer a paper copy, please request at the office. Highlights this month: * March 4 - No School, Professional Development Day for staff * March…

February 2016 Month in Review Video: Operation Kindness

February 2016 Month in Review video Operation Kindness After an amazing Pink Shirt assembly, we reflect today on how much we do as a school to generate kindness in our community. 

Birth Announcement: 63 Rainbow Trout

The Central School library has become a home to more than just books recently. Alberta Environment delivered a vial of rainbow trout eggs to our new library aquarium mid-January. After a week of nurturing the eggs, the students of Central are proud to…

February 2016 Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter This year, we would like to go paperless with our monthly newsletters. If you still prefer a paper copy, please request at the office. Highlights this month: * Feb 3 - Jump Rope for Heart, Bring in your pledge forms * Feb…

January 2016 Month in Review Video

January 2016 Month in Review Video"Go Eagles Go!" Can't ask for a better January! School spirit overflows this month with our kick off to Jump Rope for Heart, grade 5 cooking program, the delivery of 65 rainbow trout fish eggs and our hockey game with…

Hockey Day at Central

To support Whitecourt's entry into the Kraft Hockeyville contest, we hosted a friendly exhibition game between our Grade 5 team and several players from the Whitecourt Wolverines Junior A team! Our Grade 5 team was formed with 15 players. Ally, the lone…

Gifts of Hope from 5B

For the World   Our Grade 5B class decided to give back to people in need by raising money before Christmas.  We chose to support 2 different charities:  World Wildlife Federation and Plan Canada.  In total, we raised $75 for WWF and $110 for Plan…

January 2016 Newsletter

January 2016 Newsletter Happy New Year! This year, we would like to go paperless with our monthly newsletters. If you still prefer a paper copy, please request at the office. Highlights this month: * Jan 5 - Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff Assembly, 1:30…

2015

December 2015 Month in Review

December 2015 Month in Review Video"Made of Star Stuff" We had some real star power on display at our Christmas Concert. December is also a good time to think about how connected we are - we really are made of the same stuff as stars! All the best to…

Christmas Concert 2015 - Evening Performance

What a show! Elfis rocked and rolled as did the other 350 students of Whitecourt Central under the musical direction of Mrs. Saulit. We saw costumes, recorders, xylophones, flickering lights, scarves, and of course, choirs of students singing like angels.…

December 2015 Newsletter

December 2015 Newsletter This year, we would like to go paperless with our monthly newsletters. If you still prefer a paper copy, please request at the office. Highlights this month: * Dec 1 - Term 1 Awards, 9:30 am * Dec 2/3 - Parent/Teacher Interviews,…

November 2015 Month In Review Video

November 2015 - "Simple Gifts" Caring Teachers, neat projects, parents that volunteer, good friends, a safe building - may we never take for granted the simple gifts. Featuring photos from: * Remembrance Assembly * Visit from Japanese Exchange Students…

November 2015 Newsletter

November 2015 Newsletter This year, we would like to go paperless with our monthly newsletters. If you still prefer a paper copy, please request at the office. Highlights this month: * Nov 3 - Deadline for Flu Immunization Forms * Nov 6 - Deadline for…

October 2015 Month In Review Video

October 2015 - "Hero School" Featuring photos from: * Terry Fox Run * Pyjama Day * Presentations about Farm Safety, Bus Evacuation, and Electricity * School Projects: Edible Landscapes & Weather Instruments https://youtu.be/SfV1MTPHyJU  

Our Hero: Ms. Burzinski

What would it take for you to shed your locks? For our gr 5 teacher, Ms. Burzinski (Ms. B!), the opportunity to raise money for cancer research was enough to put her in the barber chair. Prior to participating in the Terry Fox Run, students gathered…

October 2015 Newsletter

October 2015 Newsletter This year, we would like to go paperless with our monthly newsletters. If you still prefer a paper copy, please request at the office. Highlights this month: * Oct 5 - School Photos * Oct 7 - Hot Dog Lunch Orders Due * Oct 9 -…

September 2015 Month in Review Video

September 2015 - "Building" Featuring photos from: * The first days of school * Gr 4 Fieldtrip to Huestis Demonstration Forest * Gr 5 AMA Crosswalk Training * The New Playground  

September 2015 Newsletter

September 2015 Newsletter This year, we would like to go paperless with our monthly newsletters. If you still prefer a paper copy, please request at the office. Highlights this month: * Aug 31 - 2015/16 School year Begins * Sept 9 - Return School Forms…

Year in Review - 2014-15

What a year of learning and growth at Whitecourt Central School! It was the year of the Forest and the year of the student led clubs. The year the Chromebooks arrived and the year of Trickster Theatre. We are so proud of our students for their leadership,…

Huestis Demonstration Forest

Huestis Demonstration Forest On May 28, the grade 4 students of Whitecourt Central and St. Joseph's School were invited to Huestis Demonstration Forest for a phenomenal day of active learning in the outdoors. When we arrived on site, we were greeted…

WCS Newsletter June 2015

June 2015 Newsletter Highlights this month: * June 2 - Grade 4 field trip to Edmonton * June 3 - Grade 5's visit Percy Baxter * June 3 - Grade 5 Parent Orientation to Percy Baxter, 7:00 pm at Percy Baxter * June 5 - Grade 5 Talent Show * June 6 - Running…

May 2015 Assembly Video

Perhaps our busiest month yet - the May 2015 Month in Review video features: * Rock Star Day * Amazing Race Whitecourt * Gr 4 Field trip to Huestis Forest * Family Fun Night * Wheelchairs at Central * Whitecourt's Childrens' Festival * How-To Projects…

Amazing Race Whitecourt!

Amazing Race Whitecourt The Amazing Race in Whitecourt?  Sure!  Dr. Jim Canniff, who works at Whitecourt Central School, decided to offer an Orienteering Club to our Grade 4 students.  The students met once a week at lunch time last fall to perfect…

Outdoor Classroom Construction

THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM Earlier this year, Central School was awarded a $20000 innovation grant to build an Outdoor Learning Space. With the changing world emphasizing connectivity and a reliance on electronic devices, we want our students to still have…

#ShakeItOff Mental Health Awareness

To kick off Mental Health Awareness week, the staff of Whitecourt Central invited special guest Taylor Swift (Mr. Landry) to sing  and dance one of her/his biggest hits "Shake It Off". This year the Mental Health Team is focussed on building resiliency.…

May 2015 Newsletter

May 2015 Newsletter   Highlights this month: May 4-8 - Education Week "We Are Teachers" May 5 - Book Swap May 8 - Class Photos May 11-15 - Mental Health Week May 12 - Grade 4 Recycling Presentations May 14 - Hatsquerade Parade, 1:00 pm May 21 - Leduc…

April Assembly Video

April really showed off our school spirit with Western Day, Volunteer Tea performances, and a #NoiseForZambia concert.  

Alberta Opera presents Rumpelstiltskin

April at Central wouldn't be complete without a performance from Alberta Opera. Two years ago we were thrilled with "Sleeping Beauty", last year we loved "Aladdin" and this year it was a delightful adaptation of "Rumpelstiltskin". Life was perfect for…

April 2015 Newsletter

April 2015 Newsletter   Highlights: April 3-12 - Spring Break, No School April 16 - Alberta Opera presents "Rumpelstiltskin", 1:30 pm April 17 - Volunteer Tea, 1:00 pm April 23 - Gr 5 Glee performing at ArtsFest, Sangudo Community School, 1:00 pm April…

March Assembly Video

March was a month of performance - choral speech at assembly, choir at festival, and of course, Trickster!   Check out our March 2015 entitled: "/ prēˈfôrm / "

Trickster Performance

What a week! Thanks to a generous grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Trickster Theatre spent a week with us sharing their energy and expertise. From the opening assembly Monday morning, it was clear this would be a special week with our…

Pink Shirt Day 2015

On February 25, 2015, Central School went pink to say "Enough" to bullying. Pink Shirt day was inspired in 2007 after a teen in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. A few other boys heard about the incident and organized a pink…

March 2015 Newsletter

  March 2015 Newsletter Highlights * March 4 - Winter Skating Party at Rotary Park, 1-3pm * March 16-20 Trickster Theatre Artist-in-Residency * March 20 - Trickster Performance 1pm & 7pm * March 20 - Term 2 Report Cards sent home * March 25-26 - Book…

Trickster is Coming!

TRICKSTER THEATRE is coming for an Artist-in-Residency March 16-20, 2015 thanks to a generous grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Trickster Theatre has conducted hundreds of workshops with schools and has performed at the Toronto, Edmonton,…

February Assembly Video

What am amazing month! Pink Shirt Day, Ice Sculptures, Simple Machine projects, Epic Night, Rocks & Rings Curling and a lot of students doing their best.  

February 2015 Newsletter

February 2015 Newsletter   Highlights this month: Feb 11 - Gr 5's create Ice Sculptures at the World Snowmobile Invasion Feb 25 - Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Assembly 9:30 am Feb 27 - February Assembly & Jersey day, 9:15 am   Volunteer Requests: Sorting…

An EPIC $33 800 Thank You!

We are overwhelmed by the community support for our EPIC Night this past Saturday night. $32 000 (Update! $33800) was raised towards a new playground at Central School. The event was a sell-out and lived up to the billing of an EPIC night out. To start,…

January Assembly Video

We welcomed a new year, started some very cool projects, and took advantage of nice weather to get outside.  

January 2015 Newsletter

January 2015 Newsletter   Highlights this month: Jan 23 - January Assembly, 9:15 am, and Hippie Day Jan 24 - The EPIC Society presents the EPIC Dinner & Dance Jan 26/27 - Rocks & Rings Curling Program   Volunteer Requests: Donations for the EPIC Dinner…

EPIC Dinner & Dance - Playground Fundraiser

The EPIC Society is hosting an EPIC Dinner & Dance to raise funds for a new playground at Whitecourt Central. Saturday, January 24, 2015 Whitecourt Central School Community Centre Doors open at 5:00 pm Dinner at 6:00 pm (catered by Abbie's) Live & Silent…

2015

Happy New Year! We are super excited to get started on 2015: 1. Mrs. Bills is back from her maternity leave to teach Grade 3. 2. Mrs. Cho has left for her maternity leave, however, we are excited to have Mr. Vasquez join our teaching staff. Some may…

2014

December Assembly Video

Lots to Celebrate in our December 2014 month in review: - Holiday Gift Shoppe presented by Parent Council and with Whitecourt Wolverines wrapping gifts - School wide breakfast prepared by Parents - Students donate $800 to the Whitecourt Food Bank - Central…

2014 Concert Video!

The students of Whitecourt Central School proudly present the video of our 2014 Christmas Concert "The Twelve Days of Christmas" Happy Holidays from Whitecourt Central staff and students.  

Playground Fundraising

The Parent Council has undertaken the task of fund raising for a new playground structure. The new playground will replace the wooden structure that will be retired soon. The new playground was designed by students! Class representatives chose pieces…

December 2014 Newsletter

December 2014 Newsletter December Highlights: Dec 3/4 - Holiday Gift Shoppe presented by Parent Council Dec 12 - School wide Christmas Breakfast presented by Parent Council Dec 17 - Christmas Concert "The Twelve Days of Christmas", 1pm and 7pm *ticketed…

November Assembly Video

The November video is really two videos in one - a recap of Halloween and a review of several November events.

Christmas Concert Ticket Request

Central Remembers

At the Central Remembrance Assembly, Nov 7, 2014, students, staff, parents, and community members gathered to recognize the incredible cost of wartime. The Gr 3-5 Choir performed "Why Do We have Remembrance Day?", Mrs. Saulit's class recited "In Flander's…

November 2014 Newsletter

November 2014 Newsletter   Highlights this month: * Nov 5 - Photo Retakes * Nov 7 - Remembrance Assembly, 9:15 am * Nov 10/11 - No School * Nov 12 - Parent Council Meeting, 12:00 pm * Nov 21 - November Assembly, 9:15 am * Nov 21 - Term 1 Report Cards…

October Assembly Video

As always, we are super proud of the work students do at Whitecourt Central. This month we were super impressed with the art projects, edible landscapes, and several clubs.

Parent/Teacher Interview Request Form

A Trip to the Forest

On the day before Thanksgiving weekend, grade 4 students enjoyed a guided walk with forest experts Ross Maxwell, James Norman, and Megan Babineau from Alberta Newsprint Company (ANC). During the walk, the experts fielded several questions from students…

October 2014 Newsletter

The October Newsletter is out.

September Assembly Video

The Buddy Bench

Last February, 9 boys at Whitecourt Central School decided to build Buddy Benches for our school playground (1 yellow, 1 red). A Buddy Bench is a place students can sit during recess if they are looking for people to play with. Seeing someone on the…

September 2014 Newsletter

The September Newsletter went home with students today. September 2014 Newsletter

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

After a very well attended Meet the Teacher event, the staff of Central school gathered on the playground to participate in the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. We hope a cure can be found.   We have nominated the staff of Pat Hardy, Percy Baxter, and Hilltop…

Chromebooks!

After using Chromebooks in Grade 5 last year, we decided to purchase a Chromebook for every student in Grade 3, 4, & 5. With 350 Chromebooks, we are one of the first Alberta elementary schools to have 1:1 technology!   Why do we like Chromebooks? *…

Are you Ready? School Starts Sept 2, 9am

We can't wait to get the 2014-15 school year started at Central. 10 things we are excited for: 1. CHROMEBOOKS for Everyone! That's right! If you attend Central, you will have a Chromebook laptop assigned to you for the entire school year. 2. HOJA is…

Meet the Teacher / Get the Scoop Aug 28

Meet the Teacher and Get the Scoop! Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 5:30 - 7:30 pm   Meet your new teacher! Tour the school. Drop off your school supplies. Free ice cream for everyone!