On April 21st, The Wolf Creek Public Schools held a board meeting. Some of the highlights from that meeting included distruption funding, support for Ukrainian students, and the adoption of the Cree Version of WCPS Motto. Here are more details from the meeting.

Grade 1 Learning Disruption Funding

The Board received a report regarding $295,000 in additional Alberta Government funding to address learning disruptions caused by COVID-19. Wolf Creek’s Education Services and school staff have worked on very short and tight timelines to complete student assessments key to the submission for funding, to use the funding in the classroom and report back to Alberta Education. The funding is in addition to previous learning disruption funding of $450,000. 

Ponoka Secondary Campus Broncs World Tour

The Board approved in principle, the March 2023 Broncs World Tour overseas trip, with further review in the fall of 2022 for final approval. The trip is a way for Ponoka Secondary Campus students to research and visit the graves and battlefields of fallen Ponoka and area soldiers. It was unable to occur for the past two years due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. 

Friends of Education Award

The Board awarded Lacombe Boston Pizza with the WCPS Friends of Education Award for 2021/22. The award recognizes school councils, parent advisory committees, individuals and/or organizations that have made a special contribution to education. École Lacombe Upper Elementary School (ÉLUES) nominated Lacombe Boston Pizza, which supports both ÉLUES and École Junior High School with various programs. Those programs include: Monthly Quality Citizen, Staff Celebrations, Grade 9 Farewell, Principal’s Award Sponsor and lunch programs. 

Support for Ukrainian Students

The Board issued a statement of support to welcome children of families fleeing war in Ukraine. The statement reads: 

"Wolf Creek Public Schools’ Board of Trustees deeply understands the scale of the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. We know that Albertans are ready to welcome into their homes and communities those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, and for Wolf Creek that includes welcoming Ukrainian children into our schools. 

"Our Division and school-based staff are preparing programming and resources for displaced families from Ukraine to attend school within Wolf Creek Public Schools, which includes addressing programming needs related to language. 

"Alberta has a strong connection to Ukraine, and Wolf Creek’s Board of Trustees wants to thank its school and division staff, and our school communities for their compassion and efforts in welcoming Ukrainian families to our schools." 

Luci Henry, Wolf Creek Public Schools Board Chair

Cree Version of WCPS Motto

As a continued commitment to Truth & Reconciliation, the Board moved to include a Cree translation of the school division’s motto in its branding. The motto: “Creating Success for All Learners,” translated into Cree is: Iyiniwak Kahkiyaw Kohsihtacik Kaskihowin. Written in Cree, the motto is: ᐃᔨᓂᐊᐧᐠ  ᑲᐦᑭᔭᐤ  ᑯᐦᓯᐦᑕᒋᐠ  ᑲᐢᑭᐦᐅ ᐃᐧᐣ