Updates for the New Year

As we begin our second week back in the new year, I would like to take a moment to share with all of our families just a few of the things coming soon in our learning community. Please read on to learn more.

Basketball Season

Basketball Season is underway. Woodhaven is again very proud to have 6 teams developing our players from grades 6-9. So far this season our teams have been playing well, winning some games and representing the Wolfpack with pride! You can keep up to date with what’s happening for our teams on the  Athletics Blog  and on our website in our daily announcements.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Mr. John Tucker and Mr. Blaine Weiss who have both stepped up to coach teams within our school. We couldn’t do it without our dedicated coaches, parents and players!

Triple Threat Theatre – High School Musical

Rehearsals are ramping up for our awesome students and staff as they prepare for their production of “High School Musical” at Horizon Stage from Feb 13-15. The evening performance will be on Thursday, February 14th at 7 p.m. at Horizon Stage. It’s a great way to celebrate Valentines Day! Tickets are available through the school office.

Jr. And Senior Choir

Under the direction of Ms. Weimer, the Woodhaven Sr. Choir has been very busy. Their participation in the Festival of Trees and their joint Christmas Concert with Copperhaven at Horizon Stage were both wonderful events. Stay tuned for information on the start of Jr. Choir coming soon. In the meantime check out the short video below from their recent Christmas Concert.

Education Plan Parent meeting

At Woodhaven we value parent input and strive to keep our parents informed of how we are supporting the learning and development of our students. To this end, we will be reviewing parts of our education plan this Thursday, January 17th at 9 a.m. in our school library commons. All parents are welcome to come and learn about our plan and provide their input and insights. Please RSVP to our secretary, Mrs. Deanna Farris at dfarris@psd70.ab.ca if you are able to join us.

You can view our entire education plan on our school website.

School Council Meeting

Our next School Council meeting is coming soon. On Thursday, January 24th at 6 p.m. our council will be meeting in our school library commons. All parents are welcome to join us for this opportunity to learn more about what’s happening in our school and to provide their thoughts in input.

Accountability Pillar Survey

Parents of students in grade 7 will soon be receiving an Accountability Pillar survey from Alberta Education. Your child will be bringing home information explaining this process fully. This survey provides valuable parent input to our school staff to inform our Education planning and daily work.

Students in grade 7 will be completing this survey as well in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions about this survey please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.

Woodhaven Middle School Student Safety Survey

As discussed at our School Council at meetings throughout this school year, Woodhaven Middle School will be surveying our students for their perspectives on learning and school safety within our school community. This survey is a result of information received by our parents and students in the Accountability Pillar from 2018, and from our student round table discussions prior to Christmas. We wish to learn more about our students’ perspectives in order to best meet their needs and this is one more way to provide our kids with input into their education and school.

More information will be provided before this survey is provided to our students.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post and for all that you do to support our school and our kids!

Until next time,

Mr. S. Patras

Principal, Woodhaven Middle School


About Shaye Patras

I am a husband and father of two fantastic girls. I currently work as the Principal of Ecole Meridian Heights School in Parkland School Division in Alberta, Canada. I am excited to be continuing my administrative career in this learning community!
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