Lots of Positives for the GYPSD

The Grande Yellowhead Public School Division came out with their three year education plan and annual education results report last week.
On the positive side of the ledger the report indicated an upward trend in English 30-1, Social 30-2, Math 30-2, Science 30 and French 30-1.
The report did indicate a higher drop out rate among students than desirable, something assistant superintendent Karen Shipka says isn’t necessarily accurate.
Despite that, the drop out rate for the GYPSD is still lower than the average around the province.
A lot of positives were listed within the report including higher achievements not just in the students grades but also with work preparation, parental involvement and school improvements.
Shipka on what has lead to these results.


The full report and education plan can be found here.

Wolverines Captain Heading Back to WJAC

For a second straight year the Whitecourt Wolverines will have one of their players take part in the World Junior ‘A’ Challenge.

Joseph Nardi, who is the captain of the Wolverines this season, will again suit up for Team Canada West.

It comes as no surprise that Nardi was named to the team after playing on the top line at last year’s tournament with Tyson Jost and Liam Finlay helping Canada West capture the gold medal.

Nardi is one of five returning players from last year’s team to be named to the roster.

Canada West will open their tournament December 11th at 7:30pm against Switzerland.

This year’s WJAC is being held at the RJ Lalonde Arena in Bonnyville, Alberta.

Full rosters and the tournament schedule can be found here.

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