School News

2017

September 2017 Newsletter

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Walk-a-thon

The 14th annual RIBMS Walkathon will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017!  This walkathon is our one major fundraiser for the year.  The walkathon consists of a walk.  The Town of Coaldale has been contacted to gain permission to walk from our school…

Parent Council Meeting

ALL Parents are welcome to join us! Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30pm. Meetings usually last about one hour and are only every second month!  Come have a voice in your child's education!

Marine Biology

If you are 100% committed to your child attending this trip you MUST attend the mandatory meeting on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14th at 6:00pm in the library. At this meeting your child’s name will enter a lottery style draw.  The first 15 names drawn will…

Meet the Teacher

Wednesday, September 13.  Meet in Classrooms at 5:00pm with short assembly to follow. 5:00 - 5:45pm

Parent Volunteers Needed for Walk-athon

We have started preparing for our annual Walk-a-thon fundraiser. In order for this event to run, we are in need of volunteers to help mark the route for students. If you are able to help us out on October 6 with the Walk-a-thon, please contact Mrs.Gaskell…

Volleyball Tryouts

Any Grade 6-8 student is welcome to attend these mass tryouts. We’ll pick a girls and boys County team and LSAA team. Players hoping to make a team should attend all tryouts. Wednesday September 6th GIRLS: 3:30- 5:00 BOYS: 5:00- 6:30 Thursday September…

New Registrations

The main office will be open on Thursday, August 31 (8:30 to 3:30) and Friday, September 1 (8:30 to 12:00) to take new registrations. 

First Day of School

The first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year is Tuesday, September 5. Have a great summer!    

2017-2018 Supply List

Click here to see what school supplies your son/daughter will need for the 2017-2018 school year!

Year End Assemblies

On Wednesday, June 28th, we will once again be hosting our year end assemblies. All students will be receiving their RIBMS Recognition Certificates with the ‘win-its’ stickers. These stickers provide recognition, not only for academic excellence…

Year End Band Concert

Year End Concert – Celebrating Canada’s 150th Thursday, June 15th in the RIBMS Gymnasium at 7:00pm This event will include performances by all of our RIBMS bands (gr 6, 7 and 8), and musical groups (choir and brass quintet). Dress Code: Band students…

Add your voice to the superintendent recruitment process

Not able to attend one of this past week’s open house events? No problem. Boyden, the firm facilitating the Palliser Board of Trustees’ search for a new superintendent, held three open house events in Calgary, Lethbridge and Vulcan this past week…

June 2017 Newsletter

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Wear RED to celebrate Canada 150

New Student Orientation

For students and parents who are new to RIBMS for the 2017-2018 school year.  Come take a tour around the school, meet the teachers and learn some important information for school next year. Tuesday, May 9th 6:00pm - 7:00pm Everyone invited!

May 2017 Newsletter

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Safe Arrival

Dear Parent/Guardian, At R.I. Baker Middle School, one of our greatest priorities is ensuring that all our students arrive safely to school each and every day.  As a part of our safe arrival process, a daily absence check is conducted by office staff…

Facilities Planning Followup Meeting

You’re invited to a Coaldale School Facilities Planning Followup Meeting When:  7-8:30 p.m., May 8, 2017Where: Kate Andrews High School, 2112 21 Street, Coaldale Palliser Regional Schools invites you to attend a meeting to follow up on discussions…

RI Baker Track & Field Clinic 2017

RI Baker is proud to present their 7th annual Track and Field Clinic, with guest instructors from the UofL. What a great kick start to our quickly approaching track and field season! Presenters include current and former UofL athletes and coaches who…

Buy your 2016-2017 RIBMS Yearbook today!

Capture every moment before it's gone. Buy your 2016-2017 RIBMS Yearbook today! - Art Deco / Roaring 20s Theme- Class Portraits and Candids- Sport and Club Photography - Student Photography Competition- Grade 8 Farewell- Sherlock Holmes- Special Events$30…

April 2017 Newsletter

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Help shape Palliser’s search for a new superintendent

Palliser Regional Schools will begin an executive search for a new Superintendent of Schools later this spring. As part of that process, an ideal candidate profile will be developed. The Board of Trustees invites our staff, students, parents/guardians…

Baker Cup

The Baker Cup is on the line again this year in our annual staff vs students game on March 30th from 1:30-2:45. If you are interested in helping us supervise or even play in this year’s game, please email jeff.smith@pallisersd.ab.ca. This is a fantastic…

Dessert Concert & Silent Auction

Friday March 24th RIBMS Gymnasium – 6:30pm Tickets are now on sale for our annual music fundraiser for the RIBMS and KAHS music programs! This event will include performances by all of our RIBMS bands (gr 6, 7 and 8), and musical groups (choir and…

Track & Field

May 3rd is our annual Track & Field Meet. A day like this takes many volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering at the track and field meet, please email Adrienne Vanhell at adrienne.vanhell@pallisersd.ab.ca Volunteer opportunities include timers…

March 2017 Newsletter

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School Council Message

A reminder that our next School Council meeting is on March 14 at 6:30pm in the staff room at the school. Some of the items for the agenda may include: - Updates from trustees on the organizational review progress, recent board meeting information -…

March 9 - PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS ONLINE BOOKING

RIBMS is continuing to use the online appointment booking system for Parent Teacher Interviews.  Please click on the link below and follow these simple instructions (a link with more detailed instructions is at the bottom): http://ribms.parentteacherconferences.net…

RIB welcomes Mr. Travis Price

We will be having an assembly at 2:00 on Monday, March 6 to hear Mr. Travis Price speak.  Travis is one of the people involved with starting the "pink shirt day" to stand up against bullying.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Spring Pictures

Wednesday, March 8th. 

RIB recognizes Pink Shirt Day

Wear Pink on Tuesday, February 28th. 

School Planning Meeting - Follow Up

Palliser Regional Schools held an open house Jan. 31 to share information about each of the Coaldale-area schools, including facility challenges and opportunities, enrolment and programs. The open house was to encourage stakeholders to brainstorm ideas…

Candy Grams

For sale on February 7th and 8th.  Handed out on Valentine's Day.  $1 per Candy Gram

Host an International Student

See attached poster for more info.  Click here. 

Coaldale School Planning - Community Meeting

The Town of Coaldale and surrounding Lethbridge County are growing. Some of our schools are full and others are not. With that in mind, Palliser Regional Schools invites you to help us plan how to best meet the needs of students in Coaldale and area…

February 2017 Newsletter

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2016

January 2017 Newsletter

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Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!

School begins again on Monday, January 9th. 

‘SOCK IT TO ‘EM’ Campaign

UPDATE:  The Sock it to 'Em campaign is now over and RIBMS collected 449 pairs of new socks for people less fortunate this Christmas.  Thank you to all that participated! ORIGINAL POST:  Palliser caretakers are once again collecting NEW socks that…

December 2016 Newsletter

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NEEDED: Parent Volunteers for Turkey Dinner

RIBMS will provide a free turkey dinner for all students on December 22nd. Thank you to Tanya Wurzer for coordinating this event for us. This meal will include turkey, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, buns, dessert, and a drink. In order to provide this…

Christmas Concert

Join us December 7th at 7:00pm in the school gymnasium as our music programs ring in the holiday season. Performances by: The Grade 6,7 and 8 bands, Choir and Handbells!   All music students that are performing in the concert should be at the school…

Basketball Tryouts

Any grade 6-8 student is welcome to try out. We’ll be picking both our County and LSAA teams.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOX GIFTS

R.I. Baker Middle School will once again be participating in Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts.  The deadline for accepting gift filled shoeboxes is November 15, 2016.  There will be more details in the November newsletter however if you want…

November Newsletter

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SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

R.I. Baker School will be hosting their annual Scholastic Book Fair from October 27th –November 4th. We invite you to come and support this literary event that helps to encourage the joys and benefits of reading as well as supporting the school library.…

Author Visit, Sigmund Brouwer

On Wednesday, November 2nd RIBMS students will have the honour to listen to a presentation from author, Sigmund Brouwer.  There will be an assembly from 8:30am to 9:30am.  

School Council News

Hello parents! School Council met on September 20 and this year’s Council members are: Robyn Henderson (School Council Chair), Shannon Kasko (School Council Vice-chair), and Amy Hass (Secretary). Also present at meetings are Jason Prebushewski (Principal)…

October Newsletter

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Walk-a-thon

The 14th annual RIBMS Walk-a-thon will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016! This fundraiser is our only major fundraiser for the year, and the proceeds go to field trips for grades 5-8. Pledge forms, prize information, and more details will be coming…

September Newsletter

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R.I. Baker Middle School Welcomes Canadian Author!

The students of R.I.B.M.S. have the privilege of hearing a presentation by  Canadian Author Eric Walters on September 21, 2016.  Mr. Walters will be presenting to all of our students  in the afternoon and parents/guardians are invited to attend this…

Meet the Teacher Night

Wednesday, September 21.  BBQ at 6pm with Meet-the-Teacher and Assembly to follow.

New Bell Schedule!

We have a new schedule this year at RI Baker.  CLICK HERE to see when the bells will be ringing.

Volleyball Tryouts

Any Grade 6-8 student is welcome to attend these mass tryouts. We’ll pick a girls and boys County team and LSAA team. Players hoping to make a team should attend all tryouts. Wednesday September 7th      BOYS: 3:30- 5:00      GIRLS: 5:00- 6:30…

Cross Country Club

Any Grade 5-8 student is welcome to join the RI Baker Cross County Club! Cross Country is a great way to train for other sports and activities, while meeting new people and having a lot of fun! THE CLUB RUNS ON... Tuesdays 3:30- 4:00 Thursdays 3:30-…

Welcome Back!

The first day of school is September 6.  It's going to be a great year!

2016-17 School Supply Lists

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Farewell Assemblies - June 28

Tuesday, June 28 Grade 5 - 8:45-9:45 Grade 6 - 10:00-11:00 Grade 7 - 11:15-12:15 Grade 8 - 1:00-2:30 We encourage all parents, friends and family members to attend the assemblies. Please remember that each grade has their own assembly, except for…

Literacy report celebrates culture of reading and writing

Palliser Regional Schools is pleased to provide its annual update on the division’s literacy work, supporting all students to be readers, writers and critical thinkers for success in school and in life. The third annual Leadership in Literacy report…

June 2016 Newsletter

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Pancake Breakfast

RI Baker will be having a pancake breakfast on Friday, May 20th during period 1 for all students.  If you are able, we are asking students to bring a $2 donation that will go towards the Red Cross to help with the situation in Fort McMurray.**All students…

2016-17 School Supply Lists now available

Click here to see what supplies students will require next year.  

May 2016 Newsletter

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Volunteers Needed for Track & Field Meet

Our annual RI Baker Track and Field Meet is scheduled for Thursday, May 5.   A day like this takes many volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering at the track and field meet, please email Adrienne Vanhell at adrienne.vanhell@pallisersd.ab.ca.…

R.I. Baker Dog Park Grant

Congratulations to 6D on receiving a $2000 Youth In Action grant.  To read the article on Palliser's website click here. 

April 2016 Newlsetter

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Baker Track & Field Clinic 2016

Jump into our track and field season! RI Baker athletics is proud to present the 6th Annual Baker Track & Field Clinic with current and former U of L  athletes including former RI Baker student, Aaron Hernandez and Commonwealth Gold Medalist, Jim Steacy.…

'Old Bears' Dance Team

Physed classes this past week had the opportunity to learn some new dance moves as a special dance instructor joined us.  Check out this video of the 'Old Bears' dance team at the Friday showcase.

March 2016 Newsletter

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Offer your feedback on draft board policy

The Board of Trustees of Palliser Regional Schools is considering a draft policy on “Safe and Caring Learning Environments” and is inviting public and staff input. The draft is consistent with Bill 10, “An Act to Amend the Alberta Bill of Rights…

Feb.24 - Pink Shirt Day

On Wednesday February 24, 2016 we encourage everyone to wear something pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying.  Show your support and take a stand against bullying.

Feb 25 - PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEW ONLINE REGISTRATION

RIBMS is continuing to use the online appointment booking system for Parent Teacher Interviews, the system will be live February 2, 2016. Please click on the link below and follow these simple instructions: http://ribms.parentteacherconferences.net…

February 2016 newsletter

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Hot Lunch - Week of Jan.25 to Jan.29

Hot lunch this week will be moved to Tuesday, January 26 (from Wednesday, January 27) because of the Ski Trip happening on Wednesday. 

Ski Trip Reminders (Wednesday, Jan 27)

 Ski Trip Reminders* Students need to be here NO LATER THAN 6:15.  We will not wait for late students.* Students are reminded to dress properly.  You need ski pants, good mitts/gloves, and a winter jacket.  All students must wear a helmet on the…

2015

December 2015 Newsletter

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The New Bus Status is Here!

The time has come, RI Baker/Palliser Bus Status users! The new and improved Bus Status is available today at 5PM MST.   In case you missed our first announcement, the new Bus Status features: Sleek, modern design enjoyable through the web, iPhone,…

Coming Soon: A Brand New Bus Status

RI Baker/Palliser Bus Status users, we have some exciting news!  A better looking, faster and more personalized version of Bus Status will be available on Friday, November 27th @ 5PM!  New Features: Sleek, modern design enjoyable through the web,…

November 2015 Newsletter

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOX GIFTS

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOX GIFTS October 29th – November 21st 2015  R.I.Baker Middle School will gladly accept your gift filled shoe boxes for needy children around the world.  Please feel free to pick up a small cardboard shoe box at the…

Oct.29 - PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEW ONLINE REGISTRATION

RIBMS is continuing to use the online appointment booking system for Parent Teacher Interviews.  Please click on the link below and follow these simple instructions: http://ribms.parentteacherconferences.net   Click on the “Register” tab (top right…

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR Please come and check out the Scholastic Book Fair when you attend parent/teacher interviews on Thursday October  29th  from 3:30pm-7:30pm. The Book Fair will be open to students and parents from October 29th-November 5th during…

Attention Parents!

We will be holding our organizational and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the evening of Monday October 26th, 2015 at 6:30 PM.  The intent of this meeting is to elect representatives into the required positions.  This will include chair, vice chair…

Marine Biology Meeting

The Marine Biology meeting will be on Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30 pm in room 211.

October 2015 Newsletter

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You can now pay school fees online!

Palliser Regional Schools and R.I. Baker Middle School is thrilled to offer you the convenience of online fee payment through School Cash Online. School Cash Online provides: a convenient payment option that saves you time; reduces paper; keeps classroom…

WALK-A-THON!!!

Our annual RIBMS fundraiser, the Walkathon, is Friday, September 25. Collection forms are going home today (Friday, Sept.11).  We are looking for parent volunteers to help out.  Please contact the office. 

Updated 2015-16 Calendar

Please be advised there are changes to the 2015-16 calendar that was previously posted on the website. Click here to view the most recent 2015-16 calendar.

September 2015 Newsletter

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RIBMS Hockey Program Begins!

Gr. 7/8 begins on September 10th Gr. 5/6 begins on September 14th  

Volleyball Tryouts

Any grade 6-8 student is welcome to attend these mass tryouts. We'll pick a girls and boys County team and LSAA team. Players hoping to make a team should attend all tryouts. Wednesday September 2nd       Girls:   3:30-5:00       Boys:   5:00-6:30…

Cross Country Club

Any 5-8 student is welcome to join the RI Baker Cross Country Club!  Cross Country is a great way to train for other sports and activities, while meeting new people and having a lot of fun! The club runs on.... Tuesdays    3:30-4:00 Thursdays  3:30-4:00 …

Report Paints picture of growing literacy culture

Click here for a PDF file of this letter.Click here for a PDF file of this report.   Report paints picture of growing literacy culture Palliser publication shares timely info to prevent summer reading loss   Palliser Regional Schools is committed to…

Baker Battles Summer Slide

Click here for a PDF file of this letter.  Baker Battles Summer Slide Research will suggest that in the summer up to two months of reading achievement can be lost. This achievement gap can be crucial to a student’s success in the next school year. …

June 2015 Newsletter

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June 2015 Superintendent Message

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Palliser Regional Schools invites you to continue A Community Conversation

The Board of Trustees of Palliser Regional Schools invites you to an afternoon of conversation about school success, building on the ideas stakeholders from across our division raised at “A Community Conversation” in 2012. At that unprecedented meeting…

May 2015 Superintendent Message

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May 2015 Newsletter

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Marine Bio Meeting - April 22

There will be a Marine Biology Trip meeting on Wednesday April 22nd at 6:00pm.  The meeting will be held in Rm 105.I encourage that all students and their parent(s) attend.We will be going over: The itinerary Luggage allowances and packing tips Packing…

In-Town Bussing Notification

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April 2015 Newsletter

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April 2015 Superintendent Message

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March 2015 Newsletter

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February 2015 Newseltter

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February Parent-Teacher Interview Online Booking

RIBMS is continuing to use the online appointment booking system for Parent Teacher Interviews,the system will be live February 2, 2015. Please click on the link below and follow these simpleinstructions:  http://ribms.parentteacherconferences.net Click…

2014

January 2015 Newlsetter

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December 2014 Newsletter

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Annual Scholastic Book Fair

ANNUAL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR December 8th – December 12th, 2014 The school library will once again be having the annual Scholastic Book Fair at the beginning of December.  A great way to do some Christmas shopping as well as reinforcing the joys and…

Sock It To 'Em!

OPERATION: SOCK IT TO ‘EM Please support our Caretakers and Maintenance staff as they and other area schools collect NEW SOCKS to be donated to local charities at Christmas.  We are encouraging each child and staff member to bring in ONE pair of NEW…

November 2014 Newsletter

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2014

R.I.Baker Middle School will once again be participating in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gift Program.  Together with the Hope Club we hope to contribute 100 boxes to this worthy cause.  Please see our November newsletter for more details…

October 2014 Newsletter

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Royal Canadian Legion Literary and Poster Contest

We encourage our students to take part in this Literary and Poster Contest.  For more information, contest rules and deadline dates please see Mrs. Bueckert in the library.

Coaldale Public Library Programs

Marine Biology Meeting

There will be a 2nd Marine Biology meeting held on Thursday September 18th, 2014 at 6:30. This will be a very brief meeting that will discuss: Quick trip overview Finalized dates Cost Fundraising Volunteer opportunities Deposit dates The “first come…

First day of School for Students - Sept. 2

Welcome back! The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 2.  

2014-2015 - Bell Times

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2014-2015 - Year Calendar

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June Newsletter

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May Newsletter

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April Newsletter

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March Newsletter

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Get your copy of “Leadership in Literacy”

Palliser Regional Schools is committed to reporting to its stakeholders information about the educational programs and services being offered to the students we serve. To that end, the Board of Trustees of Palliser Regional Schools is pleased to present…

February Newsletter

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January Newsletter

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2013

Happy Holidays

Enjoy the Holiday break!  School resumes January 6th. 

December Newsletter

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Operation: Sock It To 'Em

OPERATION: SOCK IT TO ‘EM Please support our Caretakers and Maintenance staff as they and other area schools collect NEW SOCKS to be donated to local charities at Christmas.   We are encouraging each child and staff member to bring in ONE pair of…

Palliser’s free bus status app now available

The arrival of winter weather inevitably brings cold, snowy mornings that leave many Palliser families wondering whether school buses are running late or running at all. Keeping tabs on the school buses operated by Palliser Regional Schools has never…

School Council Wants You!

Please come out on November 18th at 7:00pm!  Would you like to contribute to your child's education? Do you like coffee & snacks?  Do you have an opinion that you would like heard?  Would you like to be more involved at RIBMS?  Myths About School…

Operation Christmas Child

R.I. Baker Middle School will once again be involved with Operation Christmas Child.  Last year we collected 62 gift-filled boxes and it is our hope that this year we can collect 100. Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate…

November Newsletter

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Contest: Name Palliser's new online school

This year, Palliser Regional Schools is creating a new school to serve as a centre of online learning for students across the division. Students will be able to take courses asynchronously (at their own pace) and synchronously (online with other students…

October Newsletter

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Palliser News Bureau

Student storytellers encouraged to join Palliser News Bureau Do you have a nose for news? Do you have a knack for spinning an interesting story? Do you have a passion for photography or videography? If so, the Palliser New Bureau needs you! Students…

September Newsletter

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WALK-A-THON!!!

Thursday, September 19 is our annual Walk-a-thon fundraiser.

Meet the Teacher Night

Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30pm is RI Baker's Meet the Teacher night.  Come out and meet your child's teachers!

First day for students

Welcome back!!!

Welcome Back!

First day for students is September 3rd.