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Jan 16 - 2017-18 Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN @ Wheatland Elementary

2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration is now OPEN! Must Be 5 years old by February 28th, 2018 Montessori Kindergarten (Monday-Friday 8:35-12:35pm) or Full Day Kindergarten (Monday-Friday 8:35-3:20pm) For more information contact the school. Kindergarten Registration Form 2017-18 Principal – Amy Van Vliet / Associate – Michelle Rushford 220 Brent Blvd, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1...

Jan 16 - Pre-K Registration is now OPEN

Wheatland Elementary School's Montessori Pre-Kindergarten Program is now accepting registrations for the 2017-18 School Year! Montessori is an individualized, student-centered, hands-on approach to education.  We focus on children’s natural, emotional, social and physical development.  Montessori Pre-Kindergarten Program for Ages 3 & 4 Must be 3 before September 1, 2017. Monday/Wed...

Dec 21 - Wheatland Elementary Presents "A Travelling Christmas"

Wheatland Elementary is very excited to present "A Travelling Christmas" on Wednesday December 21st.  There will be two performances (1:45pm & 7:00pm), and we are looking forward to seeing all of our students and families at this wonderful event. For the evening concert (7:00pm), students must arrive to the school by 6:45pm, and go directly to their classrooms, where their teachers will be awa...

Dec 15 - Siksika Outreach Students visit Wheatland Elementary

Be the Change @ Wheatland Elementary On December 15 students from Siksika Outreach School (SOS) brought a small, yet integral part of their Siksika culture to the Grade 3 classes at Wheatland Elementary School. As part of the Seeds Connections program, which these students joined in September, Disa Crow Chief, KC Calf Robe, Teya Rabbit Carrier and Tiahna Eagle Rib created a way to share their c...

Dec 9 - 6th Annual Jump into Jammies @ Wheatland Elementary

“Jump Into Jammies and Slippers” at Wheatland Elementary. To make a big difference at Christmas, we do not have to look any further than within our own community. Our sixth annual, Jump into Jammies and Slippers is coming this December 12 - 22, 2016. This program is in support of our Local Crisis Shelter. Approximately 350 children, aged infant to teenagers, pass through the shelter annuall...

Dec 5 - Winter Has Arrived at Wheatland Elementary

Dear Wheatland Elementary Families,   With cold weather upon us, it is important to remind everyone of the Wheatland Elementary Winter Recess Guidelines, as well as some tips to keep everyone healthy this winter.   Students will be going outside for recess if the temperature is at or above -20 degrees Celsius (including wind-chill).  If the weather is below -20 degrees Celsius (incl...

Dec 2 - Hot Lunch @ Wheatland Elementary

Hot Lunch is one of the primary fundraisers run by our Parent Advisory Council (PAC). Hot Lunch will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year. The money raised from the profits of Hot Lunch are often used to support schoolwide initiatives and to add special extras to theme days (eg. hot chocolate, apples, freezies) at school.  We receive many wishes each year from students,...

Nov 28 - Gr 6 Interschool Volleyball Tournament 2016

On Monday, November 28th, Wheatland Elementary School hosted its 10th annual Grade 6 Interschool Volleyball Tournament which involved 12 teams from 5 local elementary schools.  Students from Wheatland, Westmount, Brentwood, Trinity Christian Academy and Carseland all converged on the Wheatland Elementary School gymnasium from 2:30-5:00pm for a fantastic opportunity to play the wonde...

Nov 28 - Tuesday Tea

Join the Wheatland Administration the 'first' Tuesday of every month for "Tuesday Tea" in our staff room. This is an opportunity for community members to join us informally for conversation and collaboration. Just drop by...Looking forward to connecting. Tuesday Teas will be hosted:  December 6th, January 17th, February 7th, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd & June 13th.

Nov 24 - Habit #2 Begin With the End in Mind

Leader in Me Habit #2 – Begin With the End in Mind I plan ahead and set goals.  I do things that have meaning and make a difference.  I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision.  I look for ways to be a good citizen. Hand sign for Habit 2:  Begin With the End in Mind Begin (point to your feet) With the End (both hands to the sky) in...

Nov 24 - Wheatland PAC Gift Card Fundraiser 2016

Wheatland PAC Co-op, Sobey’s and No Frills Gift Card Fundraiser Wheatland Elementary is pleased to announce that 140 students participated in the gift card fundraiser this year, which is approximately 34% of the school.  We raised $98, 625 between all three stores, with the amount of $8,817 going to the school.  To reward the awesome participation of the students in raising this money, Whea...

Nov 24 - Welcome WAKAPA

On Thursday, Wheatland Elementary unveiled our brand new school mascot, Wakapa the Wildcat!!! This is a project that has been almost 3 years in the making and our Full Student Leadership Council (which includes students from grades 1-6) have been involved. The naming contest took place first, with the winning name, Wakapa, being a First Nations name meaning "To Excel". The actual mascot costume wa...

Nov 4 - Wheatland Elementary's STEAM Initiative: Robotics & Coding

​The STEAM School Initiative is alive and well at Wheatland Elementary for the 2016-17 School Year!   Jeff Warner, is currently a Jr High Science, Math and Robotics teacher and a technology consultant. He is a former mechanical engineer. Jeff has worked at the University of Alberta Faculty of Education as a classroom technology consultant. In addition to many classroom technology project...

Nov 2 - Take our Kids to Work Day 2016

Wheatland Elementary School is proud to be hosting some CMJHS Grade 9 Students for the 2016 Take Our Kids to Work Day!  Grade 9 students from across Canada are participating in The Learning Partnership's Take Our Kids to Work Day TODAY, when parents, relatives, friends and volunteers will welcome students to spend a day with them at work.

Nov 1 - Habit #1 Be Proactive

Habit #1 – Be Proactive I am a responsible person.  I take initiative.  I choose my actions, attitudes and moods.  I do not blame others for my wrong actions.  I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.   Hand sign for Habit 1:  Be Proactive (Place your thumb to your chest.)   Practice at home: (taken from The 7 Habits of Healthy Kids by Sean Covey)...

Nov 1 - Wheatland Elementary is a Leader in Me School

Wheatland Elementary is a Leader in Me School.  Most of the staff have participated in professional development and training in the program.   The Leader in Me program is based on the concepts of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey and focuses on the premise that  all students have the capacity to lead in their own lives and affect those around them by making positive choi...

Nov 1 - Wheatland Elementary School’s WE Scare Hunger Food Bank Drive

Over the past week, the students and staff of our school once again held a Food Bank Drive benefiting the Wheatland Food Bank and the Strathmore & District Christmas Hamper Society.  As in 2015, this event was held in October instead of December and was done in partnership with Strathmore Ford and the WE Scare Hunger program which is a venture of WE Schools.  This endeavour ties in beautifully w...

Oct 26 - Wheatland Celebrates Canada's 150th Birthday Early

Wheatland Elementary School and Wheatland PAC has started to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday early, by planting special tulips this Fall that were donated by Perry at Home Hardware in Strathmore. Over 400 special Canada 150 tulip bulbs were planted by students and staff last week, with the help of some fantastic parents, community members and Wheatland's PAC. The Canada 150 tulip, the officia...

Oct 25 - PAC Groceries Fundraiser Update

Update from PAC Grocery Card Fundraiser: We are really excited to be able to offer prizes from some amazing local businesses, Dairy Queen, Joyland Theatre and the Strathmore Library. All of the students in the school will receive a coupon for a DQ treat, and all of the fundraiser participants will be entered in the draws for the prizes.   Last year this fundraiser brought in appro...

Oct 24 - WE Scare Hunger Food Bank Drive

Wheatland Elementary School will once again be holding a Food Bank Drive benefiting the Wheatland Food Bank and the Strathmore & District Christmas Hamper Society. We will be partnering with Strathmore Ford and the WE Scare Hunger program which is a venture of WE Schools.  This Endeavour ties in beautifully with our Leader in Me initiative at Wheatland Elementary.  The Food Bank Drive will take...

Oct 21 - Government of Alberta Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey

Direct link Government of Alberta  Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey:  http://curriculumsurvey.alberta.ca.   Parents/Guardians: Have a say in the future of your children’s education We want to give all students the best possible start in life so that they can meet the demands of living in the 21st century. Alberta Education is moving forward in the development of...

Oct 19 - Wheatland Elementary PAC Meeting

The next Wheatland Elementary PAC Meeting will be this Wednesday, October 19th @ 7pm in Room 144. If you are unable to attend, but would like to be provided with information about Wheatland Elementary PAC Events/Opportunities, please email wespac2016@gmail.com to get on the email list. Hope to see you there! President – Nicole Miller Vice President – Shelly Neal Treasurer – Andrea Hazelwo...

Oct 13 - Big Crunch/Active Living Day

Thank you to our volunteers Melanie Hayes, Kelly Quinton and Angie Boyd for spending the day at our Big Crunch Station during our Active Living Day. Big Crunch helps to promote healthy choices made by the students when it comes to choosing a snack. Thank you to the Grade 6 students that also helped to wash all of the apples. We purchased 400 apples from CO-OP in Strathmore, a big thank you t...

Oct 13 - Visit from Olympian Akeem Haynes

Wheatland Elementary will be hosting a School Assembly to meet Olympian Akeem Haynes, on Thursday, October 13th from 2:30-3:00pm.  Akeem Haynes will be speaking about his experiences as an Olympian in Rio, winning a BRONZE Medal, and about his journey to get him there.  What an example of LEAD, LEARN & LOVE!  Hope to see you there!

Oct 7 - Student Achievement continues to improve in Golden Hills

Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2015-2016 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement results” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. Many of our Achievement test and Di...

Oct 1 - Fundraising for Wheatland School

Coming in October...  PAC is very excited about our upcoming fundraiser because by purchasing groceries (something we all do anyways) we can raise money for Wheatland Elementary School! Stay tuned for more information.

Sep 23 - PD Day @ Wheatland Elementary School

It is a PD Day today for Wheatland Elementary. We hope students are enjoying their well deserved day off. Teachers are exploring some professional development in the area of technology today with colleagues all over the GHSD. We can't wait to see what knowledge they bring back and apply in their classrooms.  

Sep 15 - Dominiv Wilcox visits Wheatland Elementary for Beakerhead Week

Wheatland Elementary welcomed the amazing UK inventor Dominic Wilcox into our grade 3-6 classrooms last Thursday via a Virtual Speakerhead opportunity through Beakerhead. Check out Dominic's take on inventions and "normal" by visiting http://dominicwilcox.com/videos/.

Sep 15 - Thank you Dr Scott!

A huge Wheatland Elementary School THANK YOU to Dr. Craig Scott from the Royal Tyrrell Museum, for visiting the grade 4 students as part of our Beakerhead activities last week.  Dr. Craig Scott specializes in research on Palaeocene age mammals (65 to 55 million years ago) from both the Red Deer and Calgary areas, particularly the evolutionary relationships of early insectivorian mammals (a group...

Sep 12 - Beakerhead comes to Wheatland Elementary

BEAKERHEAD COMES TO WHEATLAND September 12-16th! Beakerhead is an organization that advances the understanding of science and engineering as part of everyday life- through art and culture. Wheatland Elementary is excited to be providing our students with this amazing opportunity to investigate STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)!

Sep 6 - Wheatland is a Math Minds School

Wheatland Elementary is a Math Minds School!  Math Minds is a collaborative partnership of Golden Hills School Division, the Werklund School of Education University of Calgary, JUMP Math, Suncor Energy Foundation, Calgary Catholic School District, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary.  With a focus on strengthening numeracy, improving both enjoyment of and achievement in mathematics, and extens...

Jun 28 - Transportation Reminder

Registration for bus transportation for the 2016-2017 school year is currently underway. You may register your child online for transportation at: www.ghsd75.ca and click on the Transportation Department link (the big yellow bus). Who should apply for transportation? • New Kindergarten students that live in excess of 1.2 km from their designated school • Students that are changing schools...

May 23 - Kindergarten Registration

Watch this video to learn more about Kindergartens at Golden Hills School Division. Kindergarten Registration is now open.  Please come to the school office to Register between 9 AM and 4:00 PM weekdays. Regular Kindergarten is Full Day Everyday.   Montessori Kindergarten runs mornings 8:35-12:35 everyday.  Child must be 5 years old by Feb 28,2017. Please bring your child's bir...

May 23 - Pre K Montessori Registration

Our Montessori Pre-Kindergarten is open for registration.  Please come to the school office to Register between 9 AM and 4:00 PM weekdays.  Please bring your child's birth Certificate to registration. The Class includes children aged 3 and 4, and we offer a Mon/Wed morning program as well as a Tues/Thurs morning program. Please see the Montessori Pre-Kindergarten Registration and Checklist Form...

Mar 23 - Principal Appointment Announcement - Wheatland Elementary

The Golden Hills School Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Van Vliet to the position of Principal of Wheatland Elementary School effective the 2016/2017 school year. Amy holds a Bachelor of Education Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Educational Leadership through the University of Calgary. She is currently the Associate Prin...

Dec 15 - Lost and Found

At the end of each month, the lost and found items will be bagged up each month and donated to the local Shelter. Please have your child check the Lost and Found.

Oct 8 - Golden Hills Sees Continued Improvement in Student Achievement

Press Release - Golden Hills sees continued Improvement in Student Achievement ----- Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2014-2015 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement resul...

Jun 26 - GHSD Report to the Community - June 2015

We are pleased to share our Report to the Community & Interim Education Plan with all of our parents, staff, students and communities. Please click here for the link to the document.  Enjoy!

Apr 22 - Public Meeting - April 27 7:00 p.m. at the SHS Theatre

Dear Parents of Strathmore Area schools: Though you may not have heard much about this in the media, we are finding that the most recent budget announcement is turning out to be the one of the toughest budgets we have dealt with in the last decade. It has the potential to significantly impact our classrooms, programming, busing and other supports we currently have in place for students.  We ne...

Feb 4 - Important Letter to Parents About Measles

Measles Information - As spring holidays approach, we know that many families have vacations planned, both within and outside of Canada. Travelling increases your family’s risk of exposure to many different diseases, including measles. Measles is a very real threat in many parts of the world, including as close to home as California, where a measles outbreak is currently ongoing. It is al...

Jan 19 - Golden Hills Kindergartens in Strathmore & Carseland

Golden Hills kindergartens in Strathmore are wonderful places for your children to learn and grow. Check out our ad for information on what we have to offer.

Dec 10 - Grade 3 Student Learning Assessment Pilot

Grade 3 students participated in the pilot administration of the Student Learning Assessment. The primary purpose of the Student Learning Assessment is to improve student learning. The SLA is also intended to enhance instruction and assure Albertans the education system meets the needs of the students and achieves the outcomes of the Ministerial Order on Student Learning. While every effort wa...

Oct 30 - Great Kids Award

Great Kids Award In spring 2015, the Government of Alberta is presenting the 15th Annual Great Kids Award to recognize young people for doing great things every day – at home, at school, and in their community. Alberta is home to thousands of kids who do remarkable things for themselves and others. That’s why the Great Kids Award was first launched in 1999 to celebrate Alberta’s chil...

Oct 9 - Golden Hills Sees Growth in Student Achievement

October 9, 2014 PRESS RELEASE - Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and are improving in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2013-2014 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We provide students with the tools they need to be successful 21st century learners” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. “This is made p...

Mar 19 - Weather Network - Wheatland Elementary

For the local Wheatland Elementary Weather forecast please click on the following link.  Wheatland students will be expected to take part in outdoor recesses unless the temperature is below -20 degrees celcius. Weather Network - Wheatland Elementary

Mar 19 - New On-line Access to Marks and Attendance for Your Child

Golden Hills is excited to provide access to parents to their students learner profile on-line.  With this new tool you will be able to access your child's attendance, marks and other additional information.  Please see below on how to access this new resource. Learner Profile process: There are two parts to the new Learner Profile; one part is the actual paper copy that will be sent home by...