News Archive

Jan 10 - Superintendent Message - Parents: Have a Voice in Education

In January and February many parents will receive a survey in their mailbox from Alberta Education. Please take a few mo...

Jan 3 - Superintendent Message - 'Wellness in PRSD schools - supporting the whole child'

In order for us to learn and be our best, we must feel and be well.  Educational research supports this connection and...

Jan 3 - Need a power study session before your diploma exam? PRSD is offering exam prepa...

Need a power study session before your Math 30-1, Math 30-2 or Biology 30 diploma exam? PRSD is hosting a preparation s...

Jan 2 - "Like" Our Schools on Facebook!

Peace River School Division and several PRSD schools are now on Facebook! "Like" PRSD school facebook pages as another...

Dec 19 - Merry Christmas from the Board of Trustees - classes resume on Jan 3/17

The Peace River School Division board of trustees wish students, parents, staff, community members, partnering businesse...

Dec 15 - Grimshaw Jr Sr High School's Community Christmas event a huge success

View photo album of the event here A “Christmas Miracle” is a term being used to describe the community Christmas...

Dec 6 - Board of trustees celebrate three students in special ceremony

For immediate release December 6, 2016- In a special ceremony held earlier today, the Peace River School Division (PRSD...

Nov 29 - PRSD releases Three Year Education Plan and Education Results Report

For immediate release November 29, 2016 – The Peace River School Division (PRSD) Board of Trustees is pleased to shar...

Nov 18 - School Christmas Concert/Event Listing - PRSD schools share Christmas Cheer

Peace River School Division (PRSD) invites you to celebrate in the spirit of Christmas with students and staff throughou...

Nov 18 - TA Norris Middle School celebrates 60th Anniversary

Past and present students, staff and parents joined at TA Norris Middle School (TAN) on November 16th for the 60th anniv...

Nov 17 - PRSD students attend Aboriginal Career Fair

On November 16, 2016, approximately 120 students from around the region joined for the annual Aboriginal Career Conferen...

Nov 15 - Happy 60th Anniversary to TA Norris Middle School

In 1956, a new school opened its doors in Peace River.   Students carried their desks from the old High School, loc...

Nov 10 - Parents Matter Appreciation Week - PRSD students express their appreciation to p...

View the listing of Parents Matter events here For immediate release November 10, 2016- Next week, Peace River Schoo...

Oct 31 - Superintendent Message - Academic Results

Each year Alberta Education reports on numerous performance measures for Alberta school divisions in a report known as t...

Oct 28 - PRSD schools recognize Veterans' Week

In recognition of Veterans' Week and Remembrance Day, Peace River School Division (PRSD) schools pay tribute to those wh...

Oct 18 - PRSD schools raise $23,984.40 for cancer research

In late September, schools throughout Peace River School Division held school walks, runs and various school challenges...

Oct 16 - School Bus Safety Week - "Know Your Zone"

It’s School Bus Safety Week and this year’s theme is “Know Your Zone.”  Students from kindergarten to grade...

Oct 12 - Students: access eBooks for FREE from PRSD's online book collection

Did you know PRSD students can access library books and audio books online for FREE? FREE ebooks can be downloaded on...

Oct 7 - PRSD releases Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Exam results

For immediate release October 7, 2016- During the regular board meeting held on October 4, 2016, PRSD’s 2015-2016 Pro...

Oct 7 - Board set to hold November board meeting at Red Earth Creek

 On November 1, 2016, the board of trustees will hold their regular board meeting in the community of Red Earth Creek,...

Oct 5 - Board requests further financial information regarding centralization of servic...

For immediate release October 5, 2016–During the regular board meeting held yesterday, the Peace River School Divisio...

Sep 28 - Superintendent Message - Parents Matter

We know that children experience higher levels of success when their parents are involved in their school and education....

Sep 22 - Kennedy Elementary School educator celebrated as PRSD's Edwin Parr Teacher Award...

For immediate release September 22, 2016 –This afternoon, Lora Casselman, Kennedy Elementary School educator was cele...

Sep 22 - Alberta Health Services Coordinator celebrated as PRSD’s Friends of Education...

For immediate release September 22, 2016 –Earlier this afternoon, the Peace River School Division (PRSD) Board of Tru...

Sep 16 - PRSD schools honor the Terry Fox legacy

Schools throughout Peace River School Division (PRSD) are hosting walks, runs and various school challenges in honor of...

Sep 6 - PRSD invites families to school Open House/Meet the Staff events

Schools throughout Peace River School Division host various events to welcome parents and families to school. We welcome...

Sep 2 - Welcome back - message from Superintendent Paul Bennett

It is my pleasure to welcome students, staff and parents to Peace River School Division for the 2016-2017 school year....

Sep 2 - PRSD staff kick off the new school year learning at annual staff event

On Monday (August 29, 2016)  approximately 350 staff joined together for Peace River School Division’s (PRSD) annual...

Sep 1 - No more school fees for PRSD families

In the spring of 2016, the board of trustees voted to eliminate fees for Peace River School Division (PRSD) families eff...

Aug 31 - PRSD welcomes new teachers at New Teacher Orientation

On August 26, 2016 Peace River School Division (PRSD) welcomed new teachers to the division during the annual New Teache...

Aug 25 - Peace River School Bus Driver awarded PRSD's 2016 Transportation Award of Excell...

For immediate release August 25, 2016- Congratulations to Tammy DeMerchant, Peace River School Division (PRSD) school b...

Aug 10 - 2016-2017 Helpful start-up information

Welcome to the Peace River School Division family. Below are links to helpful start-up information for the 2016-2017 sc...

Jul 25 - Staff based 2016-2017 start-up events

Welcome to new and returning staff to the 2016-2017 school year. We hope that you are enjoying your summer and we look f...

Jun 26 - Full-time kindergarten option offered at some PRSD schools

Peace River School Division (PRSD) Board of Trustees has approved the addition of a full-time/full day kindergarten prog...

Jun 25 - Thank you message from the Board of Trustees

On behalf of the Peace River School Division board of trustees, I extend heartfelt appreciation to our school communitie...

Jun 23 - Change in PRSD's board leadership for 2016-2017 school year

For immediate release: June 23, 2016- On Tuesday June 21, 2016 Peace River School Division (PRSD) board of trustees hel...

Jun 23 - Great 'report card' for Peace River School Division

Latest Alberta Education results show continuous improvement in PRSD schools   For immediate release June 21, 2016...

Jun 22 - PRSD trustees approve new Board Policy Handbook

For immediate release June 22, 2016 –Peace River School Division’s (PRSD) policy handbook will change to a model...

Jun 21 - Board approves PRSD's 2016-2017 budget

For immediate release June 21,2016 - During the regular board meeting held today, the Peace River School Division (PRS...

Jun 10 - PRSD supports 2016 Pride Parade

Peace River School Division is proud to be a part of and support the 2016 Peace River Pride Parade and all it represents...

Jun 2 - Thank you message from Superintendent Paul Bennett

As we approach the end of the 2015-2016 school year I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for another s...

Jun 1 - 2016 Graduation Listing - Congratulations to the Class of 2016

Peace River School Division (PRSD) extends congratulations to our high school graduates throughout the division. We are...

May 31 - Fairview High School receives $12,000 worth of carpentry hand tools

For immediate release - May 31, 2016 - Thanks to a new grant introduced by Skills Canada Alberta and Stanley Black and...

May 2 - Superintendent's Message - Education and Mental Health Awareness Week

May 2 – 6, 2016 is Education Week and Mental Health Awareness Week. This week is an opportunity to celebrate education...

Apr 29 - Grimshaw Jr/Sr High to Host 2016 Hand Games on May 6

Students from Peace River School Division (PRSD) will be competing in the 10th Annual Hand Games Competition on Friday,...

Apr 29 - May 2-6 is Education and Mental Health Awareness Week

May 2-6, 2016 is Education Week and Mental Health Awareness Week in Peace River School Division (PRSD). The theme of Edu...

Apr 28 - Fairview High School Student Advances to Provincial Skills Canada Competition

Eleven students from Peace River School Division competed in the 2016 North West Regional Skills Canada Alberta Competit...

Apr 20 - 2nd Annual Peace Country Robotics Tournament

On Friday, April 15, 2016 Peace River School Division (PRSD) hosted The 2nd Annual Peace Country Robotics Tournament and...

Apr 18 - 2016-2017 School Year Calendar

The 2016/2017 School Year Calendar is here! There are several important dates to note on the calendar: The first d...

Apr 6 - Kindergarten Open House & Registration in PRSD

Kindergarten is the beginning of a very exciting journey that will be filled with opportunity and growth for children an...

Apr 5 - PRSD students showcase projects at Peace Country Regional Science Fair

Peace Country students headed into their Easter Break on a high note after wrapping up the Peace Country Regional Scienc...

Mar 23 - Lora Casselman is PRSD's 2016 Edwin Parr Award Nominee

Peace River School Division (PRSD) is pleased to announce that Lora Casselman, grade 2/3 teacher at Kennedy Elementary S...

Mar 23 - Happy Easter, enjoy the break!

Peace River School Division would like to wish a very happy Easter weekend and break to all of our students, staff, pare...

Mar 14 - Substitute Teacher Appreciate Week - Thank You!

March 14-18th is Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week and Peace River School Division (PRSD) would like to take this opp...

Mar 7 - Superintendent's Message - Response to Intervention Learning Model

Response to Intervention (RTI) in PRSD Schools Education and the way in which it is delivered is always evolving and...

Feb 19 - Letter from the Board - Guidelines in PRSD Policy

At the February 16, 2016 regular board meeting The Peace River School Division Board of Trustees approved Policy 5.35 ...

Feb 17 - Pink Shirt Day 2016 - What's happening?

Peace River School Division (PRSD) is excited to be celebrating Pink Shirt Day 2016 on February 24th with events and act...

Feb 10 - March 1 Board Meeting to be held at Menno Simons School

PRSD Board of Trustees to hold March 1, 2016 regular board meeting at Menno Simons School in Cleardale For immediate...

Feb 2 - Superintendent's Message - Celebrating Pink Shirt Day 2016 and Safe and Caring L...

At Peace River School Division (PRSD) we pride ourselves in our ability to create and foster safe and caring learning en...

Jan 29 - Proposed 2016-2017 Calendar Available for Feedback

The Peace River School Division (PRSD) Calendar Committee met on January 11th to develop a draft of the 2016-2017 PRSD S...

Jan 18 - Parents! Alberta Education Surveys are coming!

Have you seen this envelope?? Important notice for parents Alberta Education and Peace River School Division invit...

Jan 13 - Fairview Lions Club continues support of Learning Store with $2500 donation

Once again, the Fairview Lions Club demonstrates their commitment to the community and to outreach learning. Peace Ri...

Jan 6 - Nominate a teacher or principal for an Excellence in Teaching Award.

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Awards! It’s no secret that Peace River School Divisio...

Dec 10 - Students: Win an iPad mini - download an eBook from PRSD's Overdrive book collec...

Attention students: Did you know that the Instructional Materials Centre Department (IMC) is having a contest where...

Dec 9 - Christmas Concert Listing - PRSD schools spread Christmas cheer

Peace River School Division (PRSD) invites you to celebrate in the spirit of Christmas with students and staff throughou...

Dec 1 - Celebrating success - PRSD's Education Results and Education Plan show continued...

For immediate release December 1, 2015 – During the regular board meeting held on November 24, 2015, the board approv...

Dec 1 - Board celebrates staff member for receiving international technology award

For immediate release - December 1, 2015 - In a special ceremony earlier today, the Peace River School Division (PRSD)...

Dec 1 - Grimshaw Public School - come see what the new school will look like!

Peace River School Division invites parents, students, staff and community to view the Grimshaw Public School design dra...

Nov 30 - Superintendent Message - Creating a culture of innovation and big picture thinki...

What is innovation? Innovation can be described as change, alteration, revolution, breakthrough, a new method, idea or...

Nov 23 - PARENTS MATTER - PRSD students say thank you to parents and guardians during wee...

Thousands of students in Peace River School Division (PRSD) are celebrating their parents and guardians this week during...

Nov 16 - Peace River High School students strive to create a community-wide culture of ac...

“How can we show that our school supports equality and is supportive of the LGBTQ community” is the driving question...

Nov 3 - Board celebrates Peace High and Worsley Central School staff in special ceremony

For immediate release November 3, 2015 - In a special ceremony held earlier today, the Peace River School Division (PRS...

Oct 28 - PRSD schools recognize Veterans' Week

In recognition of Veterans' Week and Remembrance Day, Peace River School Division (PRSD) schools pay tribute to those wh...

Oct 27 - PRSD board of trustees take November board meeting to the community

For immediate release October 27, 2015— On November 24, 2015, the board of trustees will hold their regular board mee...

Oct 27 - Menno Simons Community School modernization project approved

For immediate release October 27, 2015— Peace River School Division (PRSD) is thrilled to announce that Menno Simons...

Oct 26 - PRSD schools raise $28,052.85 for cancer research

For immediate release October 26, 2015- - In late September, schools throughout Peace River School Division (PRSD) he...

Oct 15 - PRSD releases Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Exam results

Peace River School Division (PRSD) is pleased to share the division’s provincial achievement test and diploma exam res...

Oct 7 - Worsley Central School staff receives Excellence in Librarianship Award

Peace River School Division (PRSD) congratulates Colleen Rook, Worsley Central School (WCS)  Information Specialist for...

Oct 7 - PRSD and HFCRD meet with local MLAs to provide local perspective on education

The Peace River School Division (PRSD) and Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) Boards of Trustees were please...

Oct 6 - Apply today - join our team of Professional Bus Drivers

Apply to join our team of professional school bus drivers. Benefits of being a school bus driver include: -all holid...

Oct 5 - Superintendent Message - PRSD's school improvement results exceed provincial ave...

On behalf of Peace River School Division, I am happy to share survey data from our students, parents and staff that reve...

Sep 25 - PRSD's Innovation Symposium a success - positive student feedback and high level...

PRSD's Innovation Symposium a success - positive student feedback and high levels of engagement Last week, 114 studen...

Sep 25 - Grimshaw Jr Sr High School educator celebrated as PRSD's Edwin Parr Teacher Awar...

Yesterday afternoon, Saxon Butte, Grimshaw Jr. Sr. High School (GHS) educator was celebrated as PRSD’s Edwin Parr Teac...

Sep 25 - Betty Kruse celebrated as PRSD's Friends of Education Award nominee

For immediate release September 25, 2015- Yesterday afternoon the Peace River School Division (PRSD) Board of Trustees...

Sep 22 - PRSD schools honor Terry Fox legacy - view event listing

Schools throughout Peace River School Division are hosting walks, runs and various school challenges in honor of Terry F...

Sep 17 - PRSD mourns loss of Carol Fedoruk, Supervisor of Teaching and Learning

Service arrangements have now been confirmed: Celebration of Life - Carol Fedoruk Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 1:...

Sep 16 - Peace High Principal Inducted to Alberta Football Senior Men's League Hall of Fa...

For immediate release September 17, 2015- Peace River School Division is pleased to celebrate Mark Owens, Peace River H...

Sep 14 - PRSD hosts Innovation Symposium - cultivating a culture of innovation in school...

For immediate release - September 14, 2015 Encouraging innovative ideas and creative risk taking, while cultivating a...

Sep 4 - PRSD joins for annual staff kick-off event

On August 26 and 27, 2015 over 350 instructional and support staff members gathered for Peace River School Division’s...

Aug 31 - Superintendent Message - Welcome back

It is my great pleasure to welcome students, staff, parents and guardians back for the 2015-2016 school year.  We hope...

Aug 27 - School bus fly-by's - learn the dangers and keep our students safe

DID YOU KNOW that PRSD school bus drivers reported more than 50 fly-by's last school year? What is a fly by? A fly...

Aug 25 - Continuity in board leadership for PRSD

For immediate release August 25, 2015- The Peace River School Division (PRSD) Board of Trustees held its organizational...

Aug 25 - Fairview area school bus driver awarded PRSD's 2015 Transportation Award of Exce...

August 25, 2015 - Congratulations to Dave Brisbin, Peace River School Division (PRSD) school bus driver chosen as the 20...

Aug 24 - New Teachers join for tri-divisional New Teacher Orientation

August 24, 2015 - On August 20 and 21, 2015, Peace River School Division welcomed new teachers and administrators to th...

Jul 20 - 2015-2016 PRSD Staff Kick-off Event

On August 26 and 27, 2015,  staff will join for Peace River School Division's (PRSD) annual staff kick-off. To kick-off...

Jun 26 - Happy summer wishes from the Board of Trustees

On behalf of the board of trustees, I would like to take this opportunity to send heartfelt appreciation to students, st...

Jun 24 - Board approves 2015-2016 budget

For immediate release June 24, 2015- The Peace River School Division (PRSD) board of trustees approved the 2015-2016 bu...

Jun 24 - PRSD celebrates success - PRSD's "report card" shows increased results and excee...

For immediate release June 18, 2015 – During the regular board meeting held on June 16, 2015, the board of trustees...

Jun 24 - 2015 PRSD graduation listing - Congratulations to the Class of 2015

Peace River School Division (PRSD) extends congratulations to our high school graduates throughout the division. We are...

Jun 17 - Sod turning ceremony for NEW schools in Grimshaw

Construction is set to commence on the Grimshaw Schools Shared Facility Project which will see new schools for Kennedy E...