Our School

Our School Name

The school was named after William O. Mitchell, a writer who presented a generally comical view of life in the Canadian west. Born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan in 1914, he spent his childhood in this small farming community. 

W.O. Mitchell was was a popular teller of humorous tall tales. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta and a teaching certificate in 1942. After two years of teaching, he became a full-time writer. His first and most famous novel was Who Has Seen The Wind (1947). He was the editor for Macleans and also had a highly successful radio and television series, Jake and the Kid, which ran from 1950 to 1958. W.O. Mitchell published many novels, short stories, and plays. 

He passed away in 1998. Staff and students honour his legacy and achievements in various ways to keep his memory alive. Each year on March 13th, his birthdate, we share his stories and discuss his many achievements with our students

School Mission

"Learning Unique as Every Student" (aligned with CBE Mission)

Our Vision

Authentic, purposeful and connected learning opportunities are the foundation of our school's work. Creating personalized learning experiences which enable children to be positive, resourceful, life-long learners and responsible members of our democratic society is a goal to which we, as public educators, aspire.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to create an environment that involves students in engaging, intentional and innovative learning that originates from authentic inquiry into real issues and questions. We endeavor to conceptualize our work in ways that will impact and enhance the potential of our students, both as individuals and citizens of the world therefore contributing to their understanding of critical, complex and interrelated global and human issues.

School Motto

W. O. Mitchell School - A Great Place to Grow

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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 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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