The Passing of
Dave LaSwisse


It is with profound sadness to inform that our school Elder Dave LaSwisse completed his Earth walk and entered into the Spirit World during the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Dave was an Elder who walked a path of humility and taught the importance of kindness and respect by virtue of how he interacted with others. May the impacts of his teachings live on forever through those who were blessed to have experienced his unwavering commitment and support toward a better way of life for all. We send our heartfelt condolences across the miles to his entire family. We grieve with you all through this time of immense loss.


Aho Mitakuye Oyasin!

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Attention Students, Parents and Staff

Dear School community, students, parents, staff, guardians, and youth support people As you know, we decided to move to online learning as we had four members of our school community, who tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully all are recovering well. We will be...

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School OPEN for In-Person Learning May 5-21

School OPEN for In-Person Learning May 5-21

To ensure our students’ needs are properly met, our school is permitted by Alberta Education to remain open for in-person learning (as well as any at-home learning too). If students are free of COVID-19 symptoms they may attend school in-person. Unless the school...

School Open MONDAY

WE WILL BE OPEN ON MONDAY (as of now). This is the message from our Superintendent, Mavis Averill: After consulting with Alberta Education and our Board Chair, we have decided to keep the school open during the May 3 -14 school closure times. This decision has been...

BSEC Still Open (In-Person OR at Home)

BSEC Still Open (In-Person OR at Home)

While some Edmonton schools have shifted to at-home learning only for grades 7-12, BSEC remains available for in-person as well as at-home learning and supports. At this time, we are able to remain available in this manner because there is sufficient physical distance...