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September 05
Welcome Back

Welcome to our new website and to the 2018-19 school year!  We are excited to meet our new Grade 10 students and to welcome back our students in Grades 11 and 12.  We are also welcoming new staff to William Aberhart and are pleased to share that we will have two full time Learning Strategists supporting students in the Success Centre this year.  This will allow Madame Belhumeur to primarily focus on supporting students who benefit from accommodations in Math/Sciences and Madame Bechert to focus on learning needs related to the Humanities.  We will also have two part-time Library Assistants to provide full-time hours of operation in the Learning Commons (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday and until 12:30 on Fridays).  We are welcoming a new School Resource Officer, Constable Friesen, whose office will be in the Learning Commons and Assistant Principal, Mr. Steel, who will support students with surnames P to Z.  Finally, we are welcoming Ms. Verwaayen as the new Learning Leader of Student Services.  Prior to completing a Masters of Counselling degree, Ms. Verwaayen worked as a Psychiatric Nurse and will be supporting us in building on our current wellness supports.  A complete list of staff is available under the “About Us” tab. 

Many physical changes have occurred at Abe over the summer months.  The floors and ceilings in the Learning Commons and adjoining Social Studies classrooms have been replaced, new LED lighting has been installed and the walls freshly painted!  The cafeteria has also been painted and, with the fundraising support of the William Aberhart School Council, we were able to purchase some lounge seating and café tables for this space (arriving soon). Unfortunately, Coco Brooks is no longer providing food service but we are hoping to have an Abe café up and running by the end of October.  We will be seeking student input to develop a healthy menu!  In the meantime, students are welcome to bring their own lunches and to eat them in the cafeteria.  

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of our Athletics Directors and student athletes, as well as the support of the William Aberhart Music Parents’ Association and Conoco Phillips, the gymnasium floor has been refinished with new court lines and a beautiful Abe Orange logo.  Finally, the crumbling concrete walkways in front of the school continue to be replaced and bench seating is being added along the retaining wall and around the flag pedestal.  Chemistry and Biology students will enjoy the new state of the art Super Lab that was completed last year as we continue to acquire the science equipment needed to enhance this experiential learning lab.

With the launch of the new student information system, My CBE / PowerSchool, parents and students may be able see draft information about class schedules for the coming year. As schools are still in the process of finalizing student schedules, we ask for your patience while we work through this annual process.  Please refer to the “early bird registration process” . . . for any timetable requests/changes and watch for School Messenger updates.

William Aberhart students are successful and engaged learners.  Abe teachers are committed to our students’ success and we strive to ensure each student is known, connected and supported in their learning.  We appreciate how both staff and students care about one another and work together to realize our common goals.  I look forward to another great school year and am honoured to serve our learning community.  Please call or drop by the office to introduce yourself.  We’d love to get to know you better; we welcome your input and appreciate the strong partnerships we enjoy between home and school!  It is our people who put the “heart” in Aberhart!  

Sincerely,

Tamie Annis-Johnson


July 12
Welcome!

Welcome to our new website. To find details on important events, click on "Calendar" at the top of the page. To find School Council information, click on "Get Involved" then "School Council​." To order fun lunches, click on "Teaching & Learning" then "Parent Resources."

If you are looking for other content, try entering the key words in the search bar in the top right.  It will help you locate the link more easily.​​

 

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