Olds High School is part of the Community Learning Campus (CLC). The CLC is an innovative approach to high school, post-secondary, and community education. The CLC addresses specific rural needs by sharing resources and working jointly with a variety of community groups and agencies. Currently, we have about 600 students, grades 9 - 12 enrolled at our school.
OHS is embracing a high school experience that provides more schedule flexibility and increased student self-direction in order to better serve 21st Century learners. The physical design of our facility reflects a non-traditional (non-industrial model) personalized learning environment. Organized around four learning neighbourhoods or ‘Quads;’ core subjects are embraced by interdisciplinary teams of teachers working with a fixed group of students.
Our teaching staff is extensively involved in a variety of professional development activities besides normal conference and workshop involvements. Our staff has representatives on district committees (e.g. Language Arts, Technology, and Math), diploma and achievement exam markers and test designers; government field tests are administered every year; people working at the provincial level on curriculum projects
Our school programs are expanding to offer more preparation for entry into the work world and to introduce technology career opportunities to our students. Career Preparation, Green Certificates, RAP Plus, and expanded Career transitions are all current projects being offered to students at OHS.
For full details, diploma exam results, programs available and much more please visit our OHS Educational Plan.
|Principal||Mr. Tom Christensen|
|Vice Principal||Mr. Kent Lorenz|
|Vice Principal||Ms. Shelley Smith|
|School Board Trustee||Ms. Trudy James|
|Student Body||Grades 9 - 12|
|Student Body Population||602|
So far, so good as far as the 2020-2021 school year goes. We have completed one semester and, after having reviewed student achievement from the term, the students have been very successful in their course completion. What makes the success rate so impressive is their ability to go from in-person to online learning without missing a beat. It has been one of the most impressive educational experiences I have had in my career; witnessing their resilience is truly inspiring.
We gained a new baby to the École Olds High School community. Karla and Kevin Pohl gave birth to their baby boy, Ethan. This has meant that a new staff member has joined us. Amanda Lasiuta-Rinas comes to us from Red Deer and has fit in quickly with the staff. Her teaching assignment is Biology 30, Science 14/24, Science 20, and Science 10.
Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held on March 25th and will follow the same virtual format as in the fall. A link to the sign-up form to book appointments will be emailed to all parents and guardians at the beginning of March.
This is most likely the second last bulletin that Debbie Wheeler will put together as she is moving into her retirement. Debbie has been a critical member of the staff at École Olds High School and will be terribly missed. Her integrity, kindness, and intelligence have been a gift to all who have walked the halls of ÉOHS for the past 25 years. Best of luck Debbie.
Thanks for all of the support you give to ÉOHS.