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Ridgevalley School

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Location:
Crooked Creek, AB, located off Highway 43, 70 km east of Grande Prairie.

Grades:
Approximately 250 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. 

Special features:
The school offers a family-like atmosphere, low student-teacher ratio, a full-service cafeteria offering an elementary hot lunch program, spacious double gymnasium, fitness center, independent playschool, 10-acre playground, enclosed courtyard, SMART boards, Chromebooks, laptops, and iPads in the primary grades. Junior and senior high students benefit from a one-to-one subsidized Chromebook program.

Students participate in junior/senior Student Leadership Group, and the Grade 6 Edmonton trip. Yearly highlights include the annual community barbecue and sports day, and the pancake breakfast and pajama day. Awards are presented for elementary citizenship, most improved, sportsmanship, and the Golden Garbage Can Award for classroom cleanliness.

We promote a positive school environment. Our proactive, positive behaviour approach makes students feel safe, allowing them to make the most of their educational opportunities. Students understand that respect for self and one another is the essential cornerstone of our interactions. School­-wide assemblies are held on a regular basis, where we celebrate our student successes and strengthen our positive school culture. As a K-12 school, we provide options for older students to positively impact younger students' social development through the Student Leadership Group and House Leagues. These groups plan special school-wide days, run volunteer programs, and host school dances.

Ridgevalley students are actively involved in school sports and community activities. The school is a proud member of the local rural community, and is also the site of the local area playschool. 

Programs:
Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), Green Certificate and work experience offer hands-on learning opportunities. The school has a dedicated home economics room, along with shop facilities where students can explore woodworking, welding and mechanics. The school utilizes additional Career and Technology Studies (CTS) programming offered by PWSD’s Encana Traveling Trades Program. Students benefit from Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), Empower Reading, speech and language services, early intervention speech services, life skills, and elementary swimming and skating programs. 

Sports:
The junior and senior high Ridgevalley Raiders boast many banners and offer team sports in golf, volleyball, basketball, badminton track and field, and elementary cross-country running. Student-athletes have placed in Golf Provincials and Track and Field Provincials.

Contact us:
(780) 957-3995
View our staff list. 

Trustee Contact:
Bob Knull, Ward 8: bobknull@pwsd76.ab.ca