Edmonton Public Schools… In the News

RAP helps teens build careers
The Edmonton Journal, December 6, 2012

Christina Strawberry thought the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) would be a good way to learn something new. The program allows high school students in Alberta to accumulate hours toward their first year apprenticeship while earning money (at least minimum wage) and high school credits. More than 1,200 students in 242 Alberta high schools participated in the program last year. Strawberry, a Grade 12 student at Edmonton’s Queen Elizabeth High School, is apprenticing in carpentry. “I wanted to challenge myself,” said the 17-year-old. Read more.

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CBC Radio Active, December 6, 2012
Alberta: Interview with Stephen Wright, a Supervisor of Projects and Research at Edmonton Public Schools. The curriculum at some Edmonton Public schools is about to become more flexible.  Yoga may be a credit course in the new year.

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DEC. 4, 1953: Coronation, Talmud Torah and St. Joseph schools open doors
The Edmonton Journal, December 4, 2012

Three new schools — Coronation, Talmud Torah and St. Joseph — officially opened in Edmonton. Pledging that he and his staff would make every child’s school life a profitable and pleasurable one, principal L. Nicholls opened the $219,000 Coronation Elementary School at 139th Street and 109A Avenue. A few blocks away, Chicago author and prominent Jewish educationist Ben Aronin was in Edmonton to participate in the dedication ceremonies for the new location of Talmud Torah School at 133rd Street and 106th Avenue. The new site reflected the population shift of the Jewish community from downtown to the west end. Read more.

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Check, mate — young Edmonton chess master shows off his skills
The Edmonton Journal, December 1, 2012

In the same way music fans might say “Mozart played this piano,” chess fans are already saying “I beat Richard Wang — when he was eight.”  Vlad Rekhson, executive director of the Alberta Chess Association and a pretty good chess player himself, can boast that he beat Richard, an Old Scona student — when the young player was about 11. Read more.

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CTV-Edmonton, November 30, 2012
The Tiger Spirit Bike-a-thon Fundraiser has just wrapped up. About 450 students bicycled for 24 hours at McNally High School. All money raised will go to the Kids with Cancer Society and the Firefighters Burn Treatment Society.