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Who Was R. T. Alderman?

The school is name after Mr. Robert Thomas Alderman. Mr. Alderman was a native of England came to Canada in 1910 at the age of 16. A carpenter by trade, he was employed by the C.P.R. until his retirement in 1949. He was married and had two daughters and one son.

He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1915 and served overseas with the 10th battalion for four years during the first world war.

Mr. Alderman's interest in civic affairs was keen and he served on both City Council and the Calgary School Board. He was elected to the Calgary School Board in 1932 and served with the board until 1940, being chairman in 1939, It was during Mr. Alderman's term in office that junior high schools were started in Calgary.

Mr. Alderman's interest in the life and work of the community was great and some of the activities he was engaged in are listed below:

  • Associate Director of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Board.
  • Director of the YMCA for 10 years.
  • Member of the Family Bureau.
  • Vice Chairman of the Calgary Labor Council in 1945.
  • Member of the senate of the University of Alberta from 1943-1946 and of the Calgary University Committee for many years.
  • Charter Director of the Golden Age Club.
  • Member of the Knights of the Round Table.
  • Member of St. Michael's and All Angel's Anglican Church.
  • Member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
  • Mr. Alderman died in Calgary in October, 1969. We are proud to have our school named in honor of this outstanding Calgarian. 
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Our School's Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

We are committed to acknowledging and supporting the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action specific to education. In 2021, our school, along with all CBE schools made a TRC Commitment to Action. On June 21, 2022, we renewed our commitment, which can be found under Resources.​​

​​School Development Plan

​Each year, our school prepares a development plan with input from teachers, school staff, students and parents. We review many sources of data, including report cards, provincial achievement test results and school surveys. Based on this information, we create our plan identifying targeted areas for growth. Our school development plan is not meant to represent all of the work that takes place in our school, but rather it focuses on specific areas for improvement.​​​

​​​School Improvement Results Report

Our school also prepares a results plan, which looks at our previous school year. It shows our students’ achievement and progress in meeting the goals and outcomes as set out by the CBE and Alberta Education, outlines some of the highlights of our school development plan and gives an overview of our school. You can look on the CBE website for system-wide results​.
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It’s Custodial Staff Appreciation Day! We recognize all of the FES staff who work hard to keep our buildings clean and safe for students, staff and families. Thank you for your dedication and hard work! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QParAOF9K2