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Notices and events

November 18, 2014

Grant MacEwan School celebrates

Staff past and present of Grant MacEwan Elementary School in Calgary will celebrate the school’s 25th anniversary on Dec. 12. A reception will take place at 4:30 p.m., followed by an open house. Former staff who are interested in attending are asked to RSVP by calling 403-777-6930, ext. 0.

PIA collecting stories about Alberta classroom conditions

Until Dec. 12, Public Interest Alberta is collecting stories from teachers, educational staff, parents, students and anyone else who has information about classroom conditions in Alberta schools. The survey consists of 10 short questions and takes only a few minutes to complete. Stories are being collected at the organization’s website at Results will be published in early 2015.


Students between 15 and 19 who are currently attending high school can apply to attend Forum, an annual week-long event that brings together 300 students from across Canada for an intensive immersion into the world of Canadian politics.

Students learn about and visit many institutions during their stay, including the House of Commons, Senate, the Supreme Court and Rideau Hall. Students have a chance to engage in discussions with national leaders and in role-playing simulations.

More information is available by calling the Forum office at 613-233-4086 or by visiting the organization’s website at

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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