ATA News 46:19

June 12, 2012
Move over, Avengers!

Move over, Avengers!

Superheroes with Park Plains East Local 31 prepare to battle mental illness.

How the arts influence life

When I took on the position of art representative for the Fine Arts Council of the ATA 18 months ago, I had two goals I wanted to achieve.


I think we’re being educated for failure.

In the Swim

Teacher, Wendy Davies, took her Grade 4 class to the swimming pool to learn snorkelling.

Teachers engaged in their communities

ATA grant promotes relationships between schools and communities.

Education Week’s success thanks to teamwork

Vauxhall Elementary School, in Vauxhall, took Education Week (April 30–May 6) to heart

Gotcha! Photo Contest Winners 2012

The 18th annual ATA News GOTCHA! Photo Contest Winners 2012

My collective agreement expires August 31. Now What?

As a service to members, the ATA’s Teacher Welfare program area has prepared a series of articles to assist members during the current bargaining process.

It’s out of this world

The ATA Library’s new online catalogue is now available.

“I call the kids rock stars now”

In the eyes of Greenview Elementary School’s music teacher Mike Kolesnikov, his students are top-rate.

A rocky start to bargaining

School board’s action provokes complaint to labour board

Editorial: Assessing zero

An Edmonton teacher was suspended for giving students a mark of zero.

Q and A: Blacklisting boards that behave badly

At a recent general meeting, I learned some school boards have decided to publish teachers’ bargaining proposals on a public website.

Fact or Fiction?

Personal touch gets the grade

The “No Zeros” news story

Recent reports about the suspension of an Edmonton-area teacher have garnered provincial, national and international attention.

John (Jack) Powell Haggarty

Jack Haggarty, a former vice-president of the Alberta Teachers’ Association, died in Edmonton, May 19, 2012.

News View

The following are excerpts from newspapers throughout Alberta. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the ATA.

Editor’s clarification

The May 29 issue of the ATA News featured a quote from a delegate attending this year’s ARA, in Calgary.

ATA fellowship and scholarship recipients announced for 2012

Provincial Executive Council has announced the winners of the 2012 ATA fellowships and scholarships.

Province recognizes excellence in teaching

Alberta’s kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers and principals were recognized in Calgary on May 26

A class act

Darren Kramer (left), of Peace River, signed with the ­Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League on May 24.

Vimy Ridge students help Habitat for Humanity

For three weeks in April, Vimy Ridge Academy held a fundraising event called “Project SOS” (Spirit of the Students).

Important Notice: Employment Insurance Benefits

Are you currently substitute teaching or teaching under a temporary or probationary contract of employment?

Highlights from the Legislature

A new session of the legislature got under way May 23 with the election of Gene Zwozdesky.

Belly dancing for human rights

On May 3, over 40 teachers and staff members attended a special event at Grande Prairie’s Mother Teresa Catholic School.

Moot Points: The secret of success

Three friends walked along the shore taking in the sea air, discussing the secrets of their success.

Notices & Events

A collection of notices and events.

Quick Facts

A collection of quick facts.