Notices and Events

May 8, 2012
Spitzee School is celebrating

Spitzee School, in High River, Alberta, is celebrating 100 years of learning on Saturday, May 19, 2012. School tours will be conducted from 10 A.M. to 12 NOON, followed by cake and conversation at the gazebo in George Lane Park until 2 P.M. All current and former students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Kevin Newman, principal at 403-652-2376 (telephone) or (e-mail address).

Youth mentoring youth

The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities invites Alberta schools to participate in a peer-mentoring project for the upcoming school year. Involvement requires a commitment of one year and for students to mentor younger youth within their school or a feeder school. Youth will gain leadership skills and listening skills, as well as increased self-esteem and connectedness to their school. The project has been piloted successfully in four Alberta schools. For more information, contact Bev Dekker. Telephone: 780-822-1505; e-mail:

Stories and photos wanted

The ATA News is always on the lookout for interesting articles, photos and cartoons. Articles should not exceed 500 words and should be ­accompanied by a short byline, stating where you work and what you teach. Photos of teachers or students participating in interesting activities are welcome, as are cartoons. Don’t forget to include photo captions. Please note: Receipt of material does not guarantee its publication. Send your submissions to Managing Editor, the ATA News, 11010–142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
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