This spring the Provincial Government introduced Bill 1 – An Act to Reduce School Fees. This new bill will have an impact on school and transportation fees across the province.
For the 2017-18 school year, the CBE Instructional Supplies and Materials fees will no longer be charged. Optional courses, educational enhancements, programs of choice, travel, and extra-curricular activities will still have associated fees.
The CBE fee schedule has been sent to Alberta Education for review and approval. We expect to have more information about fees and waivers later in the summer. We are committed to making that information available to our families as soon as it is available. Payment arrangement deadline will be the end of October.
Thank you for your understanding and patience with the different process this year.
Dr. Gordon Higgins was instrumental in providing “seed” money in 2008 for us to run the Pearson Finance Club. Thanks to him and other donors the club has been in operation for 9 years straight.
Dr. Higgins shared with the club that Exchange Traded Funds(EFTs) is the best investment vehicle to park our “hard earned” money because it requires low maintenance and it’s low cost. this strategy has been proven quite effective in the past 40 years when it was first introduced by John Bogle. Research has shown that “passive” investments beats funds that are actively managed.
Congratulations to our students who made us extremely proud at U of C’s SET Challenge yesterday. The students placed 2, 20 & 26 out of 42 teams!!
Lester B. Pearson Unified Basketball Team had the pleasure of participating in a Unified Basketball Tournament last week. Our team was amazing and they had so much fun!!
Such talent – wonderful!!
These students are amazing!!
IBM is pleased to present the IBM STEM4Girls Teen Tech Club Calgary Chapter. Apply to partake in a 8-week long program to promote technology entrepreneurship in high-school aged girls.
When: Every Tuesday night, from 6-9 pm from July 4th-August 22nd
Where: District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space, 2540 Kensington Road NW, Calgary AB
The club will be held out of IBM’s brand new DV/IBM Innovation Space located in Kensington, allowing club members the opportunity to interact with technology startups working out of the space.
What: The opportunity to join a cohort of girls in grades 10 & 11 on a 8-week long program to create a project (i.e. an app), learn tech entrepreneurship skills, and build confidence. The final projects will be presented to a panel of Dragons and will be given the opportunity to exhibit their projects at Calgary’s Beakerhead Tech Showcase.
Who: Various experts from IBM, ATB Financial and District Ventures will be delivering content and mentoring the girls.
Please contact Nicole Hammond, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please see Mrs. Lieske in the Career Centre Room 2131 for further information.
Please say ‘Congratulations’ to Katie and Holly Sypher for being the winners in the Wellness Empowerment Program’s “Mental Health Out Loud” Art Contest!!