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Good afternoon Parents / Guardians, And just like that, our first week at school for the 2017-2018 school year has ended!! It is always busy the first week - new friends, new teachers, new classes, school photos and getting settled in. Today all students had the privilege of hearing motivational speaker Alvin Law talk about his life experiences. https://alvinlaw.com/, and then we closed out the week with the always popular hot dog lunch! Thank you to the parents that joined us today, and all the parents who have [...]

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Jun. 23, 2017 | Weekly Update

The final Friday of the 2016/2017 school year!! What a crazy ride it has been. At times it felt like we would never get into our new home, and now it feels like we've been here all along. We couldn't have done it without the support of everyone - staff, students, families and the community at large. We really are one great big family here at McKenzie Highlands, and we look forward to seeing our family grow over the summer and when we open our doors again in the fall we will almost double in size. Thank you to everyone [...]

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Principal's Message

October 2017

​I’m very pleased to report that our school has doubled in size! Last year, we had a student population of approximately 275 students and 15 teachers and a grade configuration of 5 through 8. Today, we have approximately 550 students, 27 teachers, and a grade configuration of 4 through 9! Owing to the fact that our population has dramatically exceeded projections, we are fortunate to be in a position where we will be able to hire two additional teachers that will allow us to more intentionally support students in the areas of literacy and numeracy.  Those two staff additions will be announced later next week.
So very early in the year, both students and parents have settled into the routine that makes a school year! Cross-Country, soccer, volleyball, and a host of other extracurricular activities are under way. Next week a group of grade 8 and 9 students will leave for a West Coast sailing trip with Mr. Tyler and Ms. Hur. We wish them a very safe trip! It’s terrific to see the outstanding level of student participation in all of these activities and the subsequent spirit and commitment students are developing! This was certainly evidenced on our Terry Fox Run and pancake breakfast a couple of weeks ago! Thank you to all of our staff who have given additional time to provide these invaluable enrichment opportunities for our students. There are literally opportunities for every student abounding throughout our school!
It is extremely important, early in the school year, for students to quickly settle into a study routine. It is reasonable to expect students to have at least one hour of homework per night. Students and parents should bear in mind that there will be times where the workload is considerably more. Students are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities outside of formal class time to receive additional teacher support.
I hope you have all had an opportunity to review and discuss our Student/Parent handbook, which was emailed to you and is posted on our school website. This document contains very important information with regard to our school’s rules and expectations. Teachers have been commenting very positively on the preparedness, effort, attitude, and behaviour of our students. We thank you, parents, for your on-going support.
I invite you to be involved in supporting your child’s learning through regularly monitoring their academic progress on D2L and through reviewing their Student Learning Plans (SLPs) in Iris. With SLPs, students identify ways they learn best and set forth goals and strategies to support their learning. In addition, students will be positing artifacts of their work in Iris. Both D2L and Iris can be accessed through visiting our website.
As part of our communication process, we will not be publishing a monthly newsletter.  Rather, we will send out weekly updates on Fridays, which will include key dates. In addition, I will send out a monthly Principal’s Message highlighting some significant issues and events surrounding our school community. I invite you to regularly visit our school website at …. As well, teachers will be regularly posting important information on their D2L shells. Please don’t hesitate to contact the school office, your child’s teachers, or myself personally, should you have any questions or concerns.  My email is kjconnelly@cbe.ab.ca.
Best regards,
Kel Connelly

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McKenzie Highlands School

25 McKenzie Towne Dr. SE Calgary, AB, T2Z 4B7
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School Contacts

Principal
Mr Kel Connelly
Assistant Principal
Miss Tania Brown
Area Director
Mrs Sylvie Monfette
Trustee
Ms Amber Stewart

School Information

Grades
04-09
Enrolment
522
Programs
Regular
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School Hours

Morning Start
8:30 AM
Dismissal
3:17 PM
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