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The Communications Department
P: 403-343-1055 ext. 310238
E: communications@rdcrs.ca

News Releases

2020-2021

August 27, 2020 - Students heading back to school with staggered re-entry process

September 17, 2020 - St. Patrick's-Dawe Run is cancelled this school year

September 25, 2020 - Students run in support of the Terry Fox Foundation

September 28, 2020 - Student artwork represents Orange Shirt Day

October 5, 2020 - RDCRS enrolment of 10,364 students for the 2020-2021 school year

October 20, 2020 - Students recognize the legacy of residential schools by supporting the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Foundation through an exhibition of learning

October 27, 2020 - The Board of Trustees selects a new Superintendent of Schools

October 29, 2020 - St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School students honour veterans through No Stone Left Alone

November 6, 2020 - $8000 in scholarship dollars awarded to high school apprenticeship students

November 12, 2020 - RDCRS collaborates with local organizations to support teen’s efforts to raise awareness for mental health

November 19, 2020 - Change to school bus rules in the Town of Olds: Flashing red? Kids ahead!

November 26, 2020 - Concert band enters into CBC Music Class Challenge

December 2, 2020 - Two middle school students recognized for their outstanding leadership by receiving the Honouring Spirit - Indigenous Student Award

December 3, 2020 - Students support Catholic Social Services in hopes to make a difference in the Red Deer community

December 9, 2020 - Grad service project focuses on teens mental health

January 6, 2021 - $15,000 grant supports the Family School Enhancement Program in Innisfail

March 2, 2021 - High school students participate in Skills Regional Virtual Competition

March 10, 2021 - The show must go on as high school students perform in a Something Rotten virtual production

March 11, 2021 - Students support the mental wellness of youth through Grad Service Project Week

March 29, 2021 - Six high school students take home medals in Virtual Regional Skills Competition

April 1, 2021 - RDCRS connects with residents in the Kentwood neighbourhood about St. Lorenzo Ruiz Middle School

April 1, 2021 - The Board of Trustees advocates for new schools in Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake and Red Deer in the Three-Year Capital Plan

April 7, 2021 - RDCRS hosts its first community engagement session with Kentwood residents about St. Lorenzo Ruiz Middle School

April 14, 2021 - RDCRS launches new community engagement platform

April 15, 2021 - Blackfalds first-year teacher is selected as the 2021 Edwin Parr Division Finalist

April 16, 2021 - RDCRS raised about $8720 for the Terry Fox Foundation

April 19, 2021 - Falcon mural brings an Indigenous outlook to the St. Joseph High School community

April 21, 2021 - Grade 5 student receives honourable mention in ASTAC poster contest

April 28, 2021 - RDCRS opts out of piloting new draft Kindergarten - Grade 6 curriculum this fall

April 29, 2021 - Hundreds of Grade 5 students will engage in virtual Grow Kids event

April 29, 2021 - Grade 1 students raised approximately $815 for the Central Alberta Humane Society

May 3, 2021 - High school teacher is awarded for his Excellence in Catholic Education

May 10, 2021 - “Big Smile” burger makes it on local restaurant menu

May 12, 2021 - High school student wins a Schulich Leader Scholarship worth $80,000

May 14, 2021 - RDCRS to host their second community engagement session with residents in the Kentwood neighbourhood about St. Lorenzo Ruiz Middle School

May 18, 2021 - High school principal retires after over 30 years in education

May 21, 2021 - Second community engagement session takes place with RDCRS and Kentwood residents about St. Lorenzo Ruiz Middle School

June 2, 2021 - St. Gregory the Great Catholic School partners with the Blackfalds Bulldogs

2019-2020

August 27, 2019 - Phase 2 is now complete at St. Patrick's Community School

August 29, 2019 - Back to school starts soon

August 30, 2019 - What the upcoming school year holds

September 12, 2019 - Enforcement of smoking bylaw at Red Deer high schools to curb student vaping

September 26, 2019 - Button Contest for Orange Shirt Day

September 27, 2019 - St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School adopted by the Love of Reading Foundation

September 27, 2019 - RDCRS welcomes new First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students on Orange Shirt Day

October 3, 2019 - RDCRS enrolment increases to 10,455 students for the 2019-2020 school year

October 9, 2019 - Teachers collaborate to enhance wellness initiatives in local schools

October 10, 2019 - 5360 ballots will be cast in RDCRS student vote

October 24, 2019 - RDCRS Communications Department wins two BRAVO Awards

October 25, 2019 - RDCRS recognizes school bus safety week

October 25, 2019 - Students collaborate to enhance wellness 

October 28, 2019 - Music teacher wins David Peterkin Award

October 28, 2019 - Local School Boards Face Provincial Budget Challenges

October 30, 2019 - The former RDCRS Cultural Services Centre is now called St. Benedict the Moor Centre

November 1, 2019 - New Middle School in Red Deer

November 1, 2019 - No Stone Left Alone

November 6, 2019 - Sutter Fund donates $10,000 to school lunch programs at RDCRS

November 18, 2019 - RDCRS celebrates International Education Week

November 18, 2019 - Ten former RDCRS students received High School Apprenticeship Scholarship at Game Changers in the Modern Workforce reception

November 28, 2019 - RDCRS will see further funding shortfall of an additional $2.75 million from the 2019-2020 provincial budget

November 28, 2019 - You could win a tiny home!

December 4, 2019 - St. Patrick’s Community School Modernization is now complete

December 9, 2019 - RDCRS will receive $20,800 grant for staff and student wellness

January 31, 2020 - Career and Technology Studies (CTS) and fine arts classes showcased at Exploration Day

February 5, 2020 - Winter Walk Day

February 10, 2020 - $15,600 grant supports the Family School Enhancement Program in Innisfail

February 11, 2020 - Brenda Dennis receives provincial School Bus Driver of the Year Award

February 20, 2020 - Statement from the Board of Trustees regarding Superintendent of Schools

February 25, 2020 - RDCRS introduces Kathleen Finnigan, Interim Superintendent of Schools

March 10, 2020 - $16,000 grant supports the Family School Enhancement Program in Sylvan Lake

March 12, 2020 - RDCRS Board of Trustees cancels spring break international trips

March 19, 2020 - Blackfalds teacher is Division finalist for the ASBA Edwin Parr Award

April 1, 2020 - RDCRS helps feed families during COVID-19

April 2, 2020 - RDCRS staff impacted by a $1.3 million reduction

April 6, 2020 -  New middle school will be located in Kentwood

April 7, 2020 - RDCRS partners with Author Sigmund Brouwer in at-home learning

April 15, 2020 - École Our Lady of the Rosary School receives an additional two modulars

April 23, 2020 - Local schools postpone high school graduation ceremonies

April 27, 2020 - Sylvan Lake teacher is 2020 Distinguished Service Award recipient from the Youth Science of Canada

May 15, 2020 - Last at-a-distance formal instructional day of the school year is June 19, 2020

May 19, 2020 - High school students participate in Skills Alberta Virtual Competition

May 28, 2020 - The Board of Trustees approves Budget 2020-2021

May 28, 2020 - St. Patrick's Community School moves to a traditional calendar for the 2020-2021 school year

May 29, 2020 - RDCRS raised $9,056 for the Terry Fox Foundation

June 8, 2020 - Breakfast Club of Canada Grant allows RDCRS to continue feeding families

June 9, 2020 - Literacy on the Move

June 16, 2020 - Schools assist 24 non-profit organizations throughout Central Alberta

June 17, 2020 - Students will receive their high school diploma this month at a drive-in graduation

June 24, 2020 - The Board of Trustees passed a motion to close St. Gabriel Online School

June 29, 2020 - St. Martin de Porres School student wins ASTAC poster contest

June 30, 2020 - The Board of Trustees named Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools new middle school