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Ten new teachers inducted to the profession!Posted on May 10 2019
Ten NGPS teachers were officially welcomed into the profession last night following the near completion of their first year of teaching. Each year in NGPS, first year teachers, and teachers who are new to the province, are officially and jointly inducted…
It's Education Week!Posted on Apr 29 2019
Alberta celebrates Education Week! The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2–8, 1928. Its purpose then, as it is now, is to call attention to the importance of education and to share the many good things happening in Alberta…
Education Planning 2019-22Posted on Mar 21 2019
NGPS held its annual 3 Year Education Planning session with division leadership, trustees and school principals on March 18. Superintendent Kevin Andrea says it was an opportunity to reflect on the past three years and define the priorities and strategic…
Substitute Appreciation March 11-15Posted on Mar 11 2019
We are so lucky to have a dedicated group of individuals who are very much a part of the Percy Baxter family. Thank you for the dedication, patience and care shown on a daily basis!
Responsive Instruction in Quality Learning EnvironmentsPosted on Feb 15 2019
Building a culture of excellence through Quality Learning Environments (QLE) Key Domain: Responsive Instruction Responsive Instruction considers the needs of all learners so they can achieve success, and is one of five domains under Quality Pedagogy…
Merry Christmas!Posted on Dec 18 2018
Wishing you all the joys of the holiday season! May this season bring you the joy of sharing, the warmth of community and the love of family and friends. From our family to yours, warm wishes for a bright and merry Christmas! Christmas Break for NGPS…
School bus transportation and inclement weatherPosted on Oct 29 2018
To run or not to run? Winter weather and driving conditions bring questions about school bus transportation. Are the buses running today? Should the buses be running today? Why aren’t the buses running today? Why are the buses running in Onoway when…
Orange Shirt DayPosted on Sep 27 2018
In the spirit of reconciliation and hope Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new…
Hour-Zero: Keeping Students and Staff SafePosted on Sep 25 2018
Building a culture of preparedness - NGPS joins forces with Hour-Zero Student and staff safety is an extremely important part of what we do at Northern Gateway Public Schools, from playground equipment and fire drills all the way through to the most…
Welcome Back Percy Baxter!Posted on Aug 31 2018
We hope summer has treated you well and that you have had opportunity to relax and recharge with family and friends. The beginning of a new school year is always a special time for staff, students and families as we anticipate the year ahead. What does…
2018-2019 School YearPosted on Aug 20 2018
Reminder staggered school startup: September 4th: Grade 6 onlySeptember 5th: Grade 7 and 8 onlySeptember 6th: All students attend! We are looking forward to beginning of the school year! See you soon!
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!Posted on Aug 14 2018
WELCOME BACK! Okay, we're not quite there yet, but with only three weeks left of summer vacation, we can bet the impending new school year is on your mind! Find answers to your start up questions, contact information and important dates here! Enjoy the…
Grade 6 Information EveningPosted on Jun 11 2018
On Wednesday, June 20th at 7:00PM, PBS will be hosting an "Information Evening" for upcoming Grade 6 students! (Grade 5's from Whitecourt Central School, as well as students new to the school division/community) On this evening, we will provide information…
Transportation 2018-2019Posted on Jun 10 2018
Please access the following link to view important information regarding busing in the coming school year.
Grade 9 Information Evening for Students Planning to Attend HilltopPosted on Jun 5 2018
There is an important parent information meeting and enrollment night for upcoming grade 9 students (current grade 8) on Wednesday June 6 at 7:00 pm in the gymnasium at Hilltop Jr/Sr High School. They will be accepting registration forms and fees for…
PBS Nickel WarsPosted on Jan 18 2018
Percy Baxter Hockey Academy would like to say thanks to the students, family and staff for participating in our Nickel Wars. With your generous donations we were able to raise $565.00 this year to donate to KidSport Whitecourt Chapter. This will support …
Transportation LetterPosted on Sep 28 2017
September 27, 2017 Dear Parents and Guardians, RE: Students riding Whitecourt school buses Student transportation services in the community of Whitecourt have been significantly impacted by the re-location of the new St Joseph School. Transporting…
PBS Facebook PagePosted on Sep 27 2017
Wanting to stay connected to Percy Baxter School? Look for updates and school news via the PBS Facebook page! Follow us and like us at @ngpspbs
RemindPosted on Aug 23 2017
Interested in receiving messages from the school via text using the Remind App? Sign-up information can be found here!
PBS Spirit WearPosted on Jun 13 2017
Interested in purchasing PBS Spirit Wear? Access the new PBS online store and have your clothing delivered to your door! A large selection of clothing and other items are available! Access the Entripy PBS store here.
Parent PortalPosted on Feb 1 2017
Percy Baxter School, along with other schools within Northern Gateway, is currently participating in a pilot to improve the way we report student progress to parents and guardians. Traditionally, we have issued a report card three times a year with grade…
Alberta Health Fentanyl Parent InfoPosted on Sep 23 2016
Please access the following link for information regarding Fentanlyn, what you should know, and what parents can do to inform their children and keep them away from this terrible drug!
Alberta Education’s CompetenciesPosted on Sep 21 2016
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE ALBERTA EDUCATION'S COMPETENCIES PRESENTATION. THURSDAY SEPT 22, 2016 7:00PM HILLTOP HIGH SCHOOL Alberta Competencies Overview Alberta Education’s Competencies Alberta Education’s Competencies FAQ
RemindPosted on Sep 2 2016
Any parents or students interested in receiving "Remind" messages from Percy Baxter School, please access the sign up using the following link.
Welcome Back!Posted on Aug 22 2016
Welcome back to all students and Percy Baxter families! Percy Baxter School will be open for registration on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016. Parents looking to register their children will be asked to complete a registration package which is available…
MediaSmarts for ParentsPosted on Jun 15 2016
MediaSmarts provides resources for families, including parents, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for support and information related to social media use, cyberbullying, online privacy, and many other issues parents can help their kids with.…