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March 24, 2015

Crescent Heights celebrates 100 years

Anyone who has taught at Calgary’s Crescent Heights Senior High School is invited to the school’s 100th anniversary.

The event takes place Friday, May 15 to Sunday, May 17 at the school, which is located at 1019 - 1 St. NW in Calgary.

Planned festivities include a stampede breakfast with entertainment, an all-day barbecue, school and community tours, a beef-on-a-bun dinner, an official opening with introduction of special guests and a dance in the gym, and pub-style entertainment in the community hall.

Information and online registration is available at Phone registration is also available by calling 1-855-424-2586.

Get ready for Earth Day 2015

Earth Day Canada is encouraging Canadians to clean their commutes on April 22. This is an easy and effective way to reduce one’s environmental footprint, and there are prizes available for acting, posting and sharing greener commuting choices.

The Earth Day Every Day Clean Commute toolkit will be sent April 1 to anyone who signs up on the Earth Day website ( This toolkit includes fact sheets, posters, newsletter copy and social media tools aimed at helping participants act, post, share and win prizes by making clean commute decisions.

2015 Gotcha Photo Contest

The ATA News invites you to get your ­camera out and start shooting those award-winning ­photographs.

  1. Photos taken by ATA members and associate ­members of ­­education- or school-related activities are eligible. Photos ­depicting action are best.
  2. Entries must be submitted by the teachers who took them.
  3. The two best photos will receive first- and second-place awards. ­Honourable mentions will also be awarded.
  4. Each entrant may submit up to five photos. Prints must not exceed 5 x 7 inches in size. All entries must be unmounted. Don’t send slides or instant photos. Digital photos are welcome. The file size should be about 4 mb or 5 x 7 inches at 300 dpi. Send photos to
  5. Photos taken between September 1, 2014, and May 16, 2015, are ­eligible.
  6. Each entry must be accompanied by a description of the activity, the names (if possible) of the people in the photo and the date when the photo was taken. Please provide this information on a separate sheet of paper. Do not write on the backs of the photos or attach anything to the front.
  7. Don’t forget to include your name, school, and school and home phone numbers.
  8. Send your entry to the ATA News Gotcha! Photo Contest, 11010 142 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 2R1. ­Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on May 16, 2015.
  9. A panel of individuals with photography and ­teaching experience will judge the entries.
  10. First- and second-place winners will receive certificates of merit. The decision of the judges is final.
  11. Winning photographs will be published in the ATA News.
  12. Photos may be published in the ATA News, the ATA Magazine or other Association ­publications.
  13. Read carefully. Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in ­disqualification.
  14. Get snapping and good luck!

Stories and photos wanted

The ATA News is always on the lookout for interesting articles, photos and cartoons. Articles should not exceed 500 words and should be accompanied by a short byline, stating where you work and what you teach. Photos of teachers or students participating in interesting activities are welcome, as are cartoons. Don’t forget to include photo captions. Please note: Receipt of material does not guarantee its publication. Send your submissions to Managing Editor, the ATA News, 11010–142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 2R1 or submit electronically to

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