WRPS schools receive new names

Millet School building future up for discussion

Multiple schools within the Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools (WRPS) division will be opening for the 2017/18 year with new names.

WRPS board trustees passed a resolution earlier this spring stating, effective Sept. 1, 2017 the following schools would bear the names: Centennial School, Ecole Queen Elizabeth School, Griffiths-Scott School, Norwood School, Parkdale School.

Many of the changes follow a reconfiguration of the schools’ grades, says Terry Pearson, superintendent of schools.

“That’s because of our strategic direction,” he explained.

The Wetaskiwin Composite High School Off-Campus will be changed to Wetaskiwin Outreach and C.B. McMurdo School will be changed to C.B. McMurdo Centre.

Also, the C.B. McMurdo Centre will house the Wetaskiwin Outreach and Home Education schools, and host district and community programs such as the Indigenous Mental Health Capacity Building and Boys and Girls Club.

One school that will not be re-opening this fall is the former Millet School, as the newly minted Griffiths-Scott School will hold Kindergarten to Grade 8 students.

Pearson says the school division is working with the Town of Millet and community groups to discuss the future of the building. “It’s open to any ideas. There’s no specific idea right now.”

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