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​​​Arts Gala 2017

March 16, 2017
Everyone is invited to attend the Prairie Valley School Division Arts Gala featuring Canadian content, themes, composers, authors and artists in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday! There will be refreshments served. Free admission. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Riddell Centre, University of Regina
For more information contact Kristen Myers at ...

Parent Information Nights: Cyber-Bullying

March 14, 2017
Wolseley High School – April 3 at 7 PM Education Centre – April 4 at 7 PM Learn how to protect and support your children through award-winning educator Dr. Alec Couros, professor of educational technology and media at the University of Regina. This engaging and informative session includes: The prevalence of...

Educational Governance Review

March 02, 2017
The Board of Education for Prairie Valley School Division presented to the Educational Governance Review Consultation Panel on Thursday, January 26 and provided a written submission . The submission shares the Board's perspectives on educational governance based on the Board's experience, assesses Board practices against the principles of good governance...

French Immersion is Available in Two Schools

February 10, 2017
As a full service school division , Prairie Valley offers French Immersion on the east side of the division at École White City School and on the west side at Lumsden Elementary School. Each year the program expands by one grade level to ensure that students have access to French Immersion so they can continue their education as the...

Permission Click

December 12, 2016
​​As part of our commitment to continually improve processes and make it easier for parents to stay connected and up to date, Prairie Valley School Division is pleased to offer Permission Click, a digital tool to make it easier for parents/guardians to manage consent forms and fees. Check out our Permission Click Fact...

Important Information about the K-12 Governance Review

November 28, 2016
On November 15, 2016, the Government of Saskatchewan announced a review of Kindergarten to Grade 12 educational governance.  Within the next several weeks, the review will determine options. The Board of Education wants to ensure that whatever changes are made consider, first and foremost, what is best for students. Be a...

Election Results

October 27, 2016
​ Board elections were on October 26, 2016. Click here  for election results.

For select routes to Greenall, Ecole White City & Emerald Ridge

August 15, 2016
Please note that all pick up times are approximate. Please contact your driver if additional information is required. Pilot Butte to Greenall Routes.pdf White City to Greenall Routes.pdf EWCS Routes.pdf  Emerald Ridge Routes.pdf

New Administrators and Coordinators

June 14, 2016
​Prairie Valley welcomes and congratulates the following staff on their new role as school administrators and coordinators for the 2016-2017 school year. Back row: Reila Bird – Coordinator, First Nations and Métis Education, Education Centre; Jill Young-Lee – Acting Vice Principal, Bert Fox High School; Kelsie Herman – Acting Vice Principal,...

Summer Literacy Camps

June 10, 2016
Summer Literacy Camps are free and provide fun, interactive activities for children and youth. The activities include songs, baking, games, crafts, writing, storytelling and reading. The camps will be taking place in Fort Qu'Appelle July 12-25, 2016 and in Balcarres July 27-August 10, 2016.  The registration deadline is June 23, 2016....


May 11, 2016
​In this new edition we keep you InTouch by exploring how Prairie Valley School Division strives to create positive school environments to support and nurture success for our students.   Help us spread the news by sharing this with SCC members, parents, students, and your community!  

Calendar Survey - We want to hear from you!

May 11, 2016
​Prairie Valley School Division is currently developing the 2014-2015 school year calendar. The calendar will reflect the Ministry of Education's requirements regarding instructional time for Saskatchewan students. Please share your feedback on the options we've developed by taking our short survey.
To complete the survey, click here or pick...

Saskatchewan Reads Home Reading Brochure

May 11, 2016
Pause, Prompt, Praise – This brochure provides strategies for reading at home with your children.  

An Evening With Good Friends: Carter and Calvillo

May 11, 2016
Please join CFL great, Anthony Calvillo, and his friend, Carter Brown, 8 year old Shriners Hospital for Children-Canada patient ambassador from Milestone, SK as they share their incredible journeys and the wonderful story of their friendship.  The event will be taking place on Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Delta Hotel...

February 2015 Board Decision Regarding Transportation to Regina Schools

May 11, 2016
​​The Board of Education has now concluded its review of transportation of Prairie Valley students to Regina schools and has approved a revised plan that extends the timeframe for busing to Regina schools from the Regina, Pense and Grand Coulee Attendance Areas through the 2018-2019 school year.
The Board originally addressed...

Annual Meeting of Electors

May 11, 2016
The Prairie Valley Board of Education will hold the annual meeting of electors on January 27, 2015 at Emerald Ridge Elementary School in White City. Demonstrations of learning practices will begin at 7:00 pm followed by student entertainment at 7:15 pm, and the meeting will be called to order at 7:30...

Board to Conduct Further Analysis of Bussing Changes

May 11, 2016
In April, 2014, the Prairie Valley Board of Education notified families that, effective for the 2015-2016 school year, Prairie Valley students will be bussed to Prairie Valley schools only, with a transition period for current high school students and French Immersion students. This was in response to decisions made by the...

Drop Everything And Read!

May 11, 2016
​​It's time to Drop Everything and Read!   The sixth annual Prairie Valley Drop Everything and Read Challenge (D.E.A.R) will take place from February 27 to March 5, 2014.   During the past four years, the Prairie Valley School Division Board of Education has challenged all Prairie Valley schools to participate...

Prairie Valley School Division at the Olympics

May 11, 2016
​ Saskatchewan has a rich tradition of raising homegrown talent to represent our country at the Olympics.   This year, t here were 14 Saskatchewan athletes at the Games in Sochi, and three of them are former students of Prairie Valley schools.  Open the PDF to learn more about our former...

Prairie Valley School Division recognizes Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.

May 11, 2016
​We love our staff! 
In honour of Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, we want to say Thank you for everything you do.    The selfless contributions of our 1,100 staff members truly make a difference for students. 

French Second Language Education Week - February 3-7, 2014

May 11, 2016
​Le Francais, un cadeau pour le vie!   This year's theme for French Second Language Education Week reminds us that learning a second language can be a gift for life.    Prairie Valley School Division recognizes this important education week. 

Board of Education by-election

May 11, 2016
Kenton Emery has been acclaimed as the Board trustee representing Subdivision 10.   A Call for Further Nominations has been made for Subdivision 6 (Glenavon, Peebles, Windthorst, Kipling, Kennedy, Langbank, Corning and surrounding area).  Interested parties have until February 12 at 4:00 p.m. to nominate for this position.    Click here for...

Prairie Valley Celebrates Family Literacy Day

May 11, 2016
​Prairie Valley School Division is celebrating Family Literacy Day beginning on January 27. Family Literacy Day recognizes the critical role the family plays in the development of literacy skills, and highlights the important partnership between home and school. Click the attachment below to see a list of events happening in Prairie...

Wilson Qualifies for Continental Race

May 11, 2016
Sixteen year old, Aurilla Wilson from Balgonie has qualified to race in the North America/Central America/Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships in Trinidad and Tobago on February 22, 2014. The NACAC is a cross country race for athletes representing North America, Central America and the Caribbean. This is the tenth year for...

Professional Library Move

May 11, 2016
​ The professional library is moving from its current location in Wolseley, to the Education Centre in Regina.    The library will be closed from November 8 – December 9, 2013. The last date to order resources from the library is Friday, November 1 .

Prairie Summit Run-It Trail Race - September 27

May 11, 2016
The Prairie Summit Shop has selected the Greenall Outdoor School program to be the benefactor of all proceeds from their Prairie Summit Run. The event is on Sunday, September 27 at scenic Buffalo Pound Provincial Park and features 5 km, 10 km and 25 km races. The staff at Greenall challenge all other schools and the Education...

2016-2017 School Year Calendar

April 27, 2016
​The school year calendar for 2016-2017 is posted at . The calendar is similar to past years with 191 days and 950 hours of instruction. Students are scheduled to return to school on Thursday, September 1, 2016.


April 27, 2016

Review of Vibank and Sedley Attendance Areas

April 14, 2016
Further to our review, the Vibank and Sedley Attendance Areas will remain unchanged. Click here for more.

Register now for French Immersion

April 06, 2016
Available at École White City School (Kindergarten to Grade 7) and Lumsden Elementary School (Kindergarten to Grade 3). For more, review our notice ,   Qs and As and brochure .

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Presentation

April 06, 2016
Open to all parents.  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  Kipling School on April 19 and Education Centre in Regina on April 20. Prairie Valley is hosting the presentation, featuring Rand Teed, a certified prevention specialist and experienced addiction counsellor and Kali Eddy , a registered psychologist specializing in educational psychology, developmental...

360 Survey for Balcarres, Balgonie Elementary, Bert Fox, Ecole White City, Edenwold, Emerald Ridge, Fort Qu’Appelle Elementary, Greenall, Lumsden Elementary, Lumsden High, McLean, Pense, Pilot Butte and Stewart Nicks

March 02, 2016
​ Prairie Valley is celebrating its 10 th year as a school division. As we look towards the future, we are seeking input on how parents of various communities perceive the local high school. Please complete the 360 Survey between March 2 and March 16, 2016.

Policy on Respect for Human Diversity

March 01, 2016
In March, the Division introduced a policy on accepting and respecting differences in people and their unique circumstances: Respect for Human Diversity . It is the culmination of work over the past three years with input from students, staff, school community councils and community members. The Division will be communicating the new...

Hockey Day Teacher Resource

February 26, 2016
​ As a unique learning opportunity, 3,200 g rade 4 to 8 students from across the Division are attending the Regina Pats Hockey Day on February 29, and teachers are integrating the experience into the classroom with the new Hockey Day Teacher Resource . Prairie Valley School Division’s team of educational...

Review of ​​​Vibank and Sedley Attendance Areas

February 12, 2016
We are seeking input from families of the Vibank and Sedley Attendance Areas prior to finalizing the boundaries. (We have mailed a letter to each family.) Please review the Sedley and Vibank Attendance Area Maps and complete the survey we mailed to you or respond  online . All input regarding this change will be reviewed and considered.  ...

Chair and Vice-Chair Elected

November 19, 2015
Prairie Valley School Division re-elected by acclamation Janet Kotylak to the position of Board Chair and Bert de Gooijer to the position of Vice-Chair at an organizational meeting held on November 18, 2015. Both positions are effective immediately for the duration of the 2015-2016 year. Janet is in her fourth consecutive...

French Immersion Program for Kindergarten to Grade 2 students at Lumsden Elementary School for 2015-16

June 09, 2014
​Click here for French Immersion Intent to Register Form Prairie Valley School Division is committed to offering students a full range of courses and opportunities.  Prairie Valley School Division is considering the implementation of a French Immersion program for Kindergarten to Grade 2 students at Lumsden Elementary School for the 2015-2016...

School Safety Patrol Week

April 30, 2014
​ April 28 – May 2 marks School Safety Patrol Week in Saskatchewan.   This week Prairie Valley School Division is celebrating the efforts of our volunteer School Safety Patrollers and thanking them for helping to teach their fellow students about traffic safety and how to be a conscientious pedestrian.     CAA Saskatchewan...

2014-2015 Calendar

April 29, 2014
​​ The Board of Education has approved the 2014-2015 school year calendar and the Ministry of Education has confirmed that the calendar meets requirements set through the Education Regulations.   Calendar development was a consultative process, involving the input of a focus group consisting of representatives from the Prairie Valley Teachers' Association,...

Changes to Bus Service to Regina Schools

April 23, 2014
Recently, the Regina Public School Division and the Regina Catholic School Division notified us that, because of significant enrolment growth in some schools, Prairie Valley residents will no longer be admitted to certain schools as of fall 2014.  Campbell Collegiate, Grant Road School, LeBoldus High School, Deshaye Elementary School and St....

Drop Everything and Read

February 27, 2014
​It's time to Drop Everything and Read!    The sixth annual Prairie Valley Drop Everything and Read Challenge (D.E.A.R) will take place from February 27 to March 5, 2014.    During the past four years, the Prairie Valley School Division Board of Education has challenged all Prairie Valley schools to participate in a...

Former Students in Winter Olympics

January 23, 2014
Former PVSD students Rudi Swiegers and Paige Lawrence will represent Canada at the Sochi Winter Olympics, read the story below to learn more about their path to the Olympics.

Holiday message

December 23, 2013

Remembrance Day Ceremony at PVSD

November 15, 2013
Prairie Valley School Division staff were honoured to have Cpl. James Sinclair speak about his experiences as a peace keeper and in active duty with the Canadian Armed Forces. Cpl. Sinclair shared video footage and anecdotes of his time in service. His presentation was moving and humbling, made even more so...

Making History!

November 07, 2013
This weekend Prairie Valley made football history with four championship wins!  During the SHSAA Football Finals Prairie Valley teams, the Kelliher/Ituna Trojans, Lumsden Devils and the Indian Head Broncs all won championship gold medals and North Valley High Eagles won a championship silver medal.   

Education Week

October 15, 2013
​ From October 21-25, 2013, the Ministry of Education and its education partners will celebrate Education Week. This year, the theme for Education Week is Supporting and Celebrating Success - Soutenons et célébrons ensemble la réussite .  A variety of activities and events will occur throughout Prairie Valley School Division.  Click...

SAT Information

September 30, 2013
Greenall School is the Prairie Valley School Division  SAT test center site. Students are eligible to write the exam at any site they wish, but we are encouraging them to use the program in PVSD. The test dates for this school year are:   October 5, 2013 November 2, 2013 December 7, 2013...

Congratulations Prairie Valley Athletes and Coaches!

September 09, 2013
Looking back, the 2012-2013 school year was a remarkable one for Prairie Valley teams, athletes and coaches!   There is so much to be proud of; our teams and athletes medalled in 7 sports in 2013-2014.   The sports are golf, cross-country, football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling and track and field! ·         Girls Sand...

Welcome Back Message from Director of Education Ben J. Grebinski

August 30, 2013
​ As we begin the 2013-14 school year, I want to extend a warm welcome to all our new and returning students and their families.   The first days of school are always exciting ones but they are also a chance for parents and students to become familiar with teachers, classrooms or...

Our Young People Speak - The Holistic Edition

August 13, 2013
Student authors from Prairie Valley published  Kitoskâyiminawak Pîkiskwêwak: Our Young People Speak – the Holistic Edition  at the end of the 2015 school year. The students involved researched and interviewed leaders and Elders about holistic wellbeing. This is the fourth in a series following the Leadership, Healing and Treaty editions. Each publication is available for purchase for...

Summer Reading Tips

July 19, 2013
Research shows that kids who read for pleasure in the summer do better and forget less when they go back to school in the fall. We have all heard of the “summer slide” or summer learning loss. The best way to avoid falling back in learning is to keep reading over...

SHSAA Provincial Track Results

June 14, 2013
Congratulations to all Prairie Valley students who recently participated in the SHSAA Provincial Track meet in Moose Jaw. Below is a list of those who placed in the top 3!   Sr Gi rls Rene Lavoy   Lumsden High School   2nd   80m hurdles, 2nd 200m 100m, 3rd in 200m Adrianna Davis   Lumsden High...

SHSAA Information for Grade 9 and 10 Students and Parents

June 13, 2013
The Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association adopted a new transfer policy at its Annual General Meeting in June 2012. Please click here to view the new transfer policy document.

Habitat for Humanity Regina

June 05, 2013
Prairie Valley School Division along with Regina Trades and Skills are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity Regina to build a home for a Fort Qu’Appelle family.   Join us for a KICK-OFF EVENT Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 Bert Fox Community High School BBQ at 5pm Program begins at 6pm     EVERYONE...

Prairie Valley School Division Arts Gala

April 15, 2013
​Everyone is invited to attend the Prairie Valley School Division Arts Gala!!!!!   Featuring artwork and performances by dance, drama, music, and visual arts students!   Saturday, May 4, 2013 2:00 pm University Theatre, Riddell Centre, University of Regina (no admission/free to attend)   For more information contact Kristen Myers at...

Regional Public Consultation Meetings - 2013- 2017 Strategic Plan

April 08, 2013
All members of the Prairie Valley School Division community are invited to attend a Regional Public Consultation Meeting related to the development of our 2013-2017 Strategic Plan .  The meetings take place: April 16, 2013 at Pilot Butte School from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Agenda for April 16, 2013 or April 18,...

2013-2017 Strategic Plan Survey

March 18, 2013
​Prairie Valley School Division is currently developing our 2013-2017 Strategic Plan.    Click here to take our 2013-2017 Strategic Plan survey!   The results of the survey will be analyzed and used to develop questions for public consultation meetings scheduled for April 2013.   Check back for more details or contact...

2013 - 2014 School Year Calendar

March 14, 2013
The new 2013-2014 school year calendar has been released.  Click the links below to view the calendar. 2013-2014 school year calendar - calendar view 2013-2014 school year calendar - list view

First Nations and Métis Education Action Plan

March 07, 2013
Prairie Valley School Division is committed to increasing the achievement levels of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. A comprehensive First Nations and Métis Education Action Plan has been in place for three years to provide structure and ensure accountability for results. Click here to read the First Nations and Métis...

SCC Regional Meeting in Whitewood - POSTPONED

March 04, 2013
Due to weather conditions, the March 4, 2013 School Community Council Regional Meeting in Whitewood has been postponed.    A new date will be set in the near future and communicated to all area School Community Councils.   We apologize for any inconvenience.  

Top Ten Reasons PVSD students love reading!

February 15, 2013
1.       Reading is peaceful and relaxing. 2.       Reading makes me a better writer; I can learn lots of strategies from different authors and be inspired. 3.       Reading is a great pastime; it’s something I can do anytime, anywhere. 4.       Reading lets me use my imagination; it helps build my imagination.  5....

2013-2014 School Year Calendar Survey - February 4-11, 2013

February 04, 2013
​Prairie Valley School Division is currently developing the 2013-2014 school year calendar.   Prairie Valley School Division is asking for your feedback on three proposed options for the 2013-2014 calendar year.    Click here to access the 2013-2014 Calendar Survey and view the three options for the 2013-2014 calendar year. ...

French Second Language Education Week – February 4-8, 2013

February 04, 2013
Prairie Valley School Division is recognizing French Second Language Education Week, February 4-8, 2013/ Semaine de l’enseignement du français langue 4-8 février 2013. The theme for the week is Le français – une porte ouverte sur le monde /French – an open door to the world.   Check back later this week...

Grades at a Glance!

February 04, 2013
The Grades-at-a-Glance tool is a way for parents and guardians to learn more about the specific subject areas studied by the students in Grades 1 – 9. Check it out by clicking here!  

Bus Service Cancellation Procedure - Inclement Weather

February 01, 2013
​Prairie Valley School Division is committed to delivering safe and reliable transportation services to students. The Division follows a procedure for bus service cancellation for inclement weather. A decision regarding a Division-wide bus service cancellation is made by the Director in consultation with the Supervisor of Transportation based on the 6...

Transportation Review Phase III

January 16, 2013
​Prairie Valley School Division is currently in the third phase of a comprehensive review of its transportation system. The third phase will review the attendance areas of Southey, Cupar, Lipton, Kelliher, Edenwold, Pilot Butte, Balgonie, White City, Regina Beach, Bethune, Lumsden, Grand Coulee, Pense, Milestone and the west boundary of McLean and...

Back to School - January 7, 2013

January 02, 2013
​All classes at Prairie Valley schools will resume on January 7, 2013.  

Annual Meeting – January 30, 2013

January 02, 2013
​Learn more about the many great things happening at Prairie Valley School Division at our Annual Meeting of Electors. Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013  Time: 7:30 p.m.    Demonstrations of teaching and learning and student entertainment begin at 6:30 p.m.   Location:   Balgonie Elementary School, 207 Main Street   Everyone...

Lumsden Elementary School - French Immersion Interest Survey

December 05, 2012
​To move forward in the process of determining the level of interest and commitment of Prairie Valley residents to the development of a French Immersion program at Lumsden Elementary School, we are gathering information through a survey process. The survey is NOT anonymous and asks that you identify yourself, your child(ren)...

Additional Funding To Address Enrolment Increases

November 26, 2012
​ Prairie Valley School Division is one of eight school divisions in Saskatchewan to receive additional funding from the provincial government. The money in the amount of $547,000 was announced Monday, November 26 in Saskatoon. This will help to address a significant enrolment increase of 221 students, as of September 30,...

Prairie Valley Board Chair and Vice Chair to Provide Provincial Leadership

November 20, 2012
Board Chair, Janet Kotylak has joined the Saskatchewan School Board Association’s (SSBA) Executive as the new representative for the Southern Constituency.   Kotylak is in her third term with the Prairie Valley School Division and was recently elected Board Chair for the second time.   Vice Chair, Bert de Gooijer is also in...

Volleyball Provincials

November 20, 2012
​Congratulations to our Prairie Valley School Division volleyball teams!   The Greenall High School (5A) and Wolseley High School (2A) girls’ teams recently captured silver medals at the provincial championships for their divisions.   The girls’ team from Robert Southey School (3A) placed 4th in their division. Boys’ Volley Provincial Championships are taking...

Board of Education Elections

October 24, 2012
​Following Board of Education elections on October 24, 2012, the following candidates have been declared elected to the Prairie Valley School Division Board of Education:
Subdivision 3 – Kent Esplin
Subdivision 9 – Frank Thauberger
Mr. Esplin and Mr. Thauberger are both new to the Board of Education.
The following members were elected by acclamation:

CANCELLED - Parent Engagement Conference

October 23, 2012
Please be advised that the Parent Engagement Conference scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Indian Head High School has been cancelled due to low registration numbers.   We apologize for any inconvenience.  

2012-13 Exam Dates

October 19, 2012
​Semester One Final Exams for grades 10-12 students:  January 28-January 31, 2013
Semester Two Final Exams for grades 10-12 students:  June 21-June 26, 2013*
                                  *ELA B30 Departmental Exam:  June 20, 2013

Education Week

October 10, 2012
​Prairie Valley School Division will be celebrating Education Week with a variety of activities and events at schools across the School Division.
Education Week will be held from October 15 - 21, 2012. The  theme for the week  is Learning Success Today…Leading Success Tomorrow. The theme demonstrates that when we as...

Post Labour Day Start has a Positive Impact on Attendance

October 04, 2012
​Students in the Prairie Valley School Division headed back to school on September 4th in an overwhelming fashion. According to preliminary attendance numbers, 97 percent of students returned to class on the first day of the school year.   For the past three school years, Prairie Valley School Division has started the...

Naming Schools at White City

June 25, 2012
​The Board of Education would like to invite you to participate in suggesting names for the second White City School as well as to consider the possibility of re-naming the present school, which will continue to be a dual track English/French Immersion K-8 School.  We encourage everyone in the school community...

Prairie Valley School Survey

May 04, 2012
Prairie Valley School Division is requesting your participation in completing a perceptual survey about Prairie Valley schools. The survey is completely anonymous.   The results will be reported in the 2011- 2012 Annual Report and used to inform future goal setting within the school division. The survey will remain open until...

Phase-2 of Transportation Review Complete

April 26, 2012
  Prairie Valley School Division has completed Phase-2 of a three phase comprehensive transportation/attendance area review. Phase-1, involving the attendance areas of Whitewood, Broadview, Grenfell, Wolseley, Kipling and Kennedy attendance/transportation areas, was completed in the spring of 2011. Phase-2 involved the attendance areas of Montmartre, North Valley, James Hamblin, Indian Head,...

2012 - 2013 School Calendar

March 15, 2012
​The 2012-13 School Year Calendar has been released.     View the Student Calendar  

Vibank Regional School Modernization Meeting

February 16, 2012
An information and consultation session about Phase 2 of the Vibank Regional School Modernization Project will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Vibank Regional School, starting at 7 p.m .   This meeting will: Provide an update about the capital renewal project at Vibank Regional School.  Invite members of the public...

Highway 1 Corridor High School Plan Meeting

February 10, 2012
​On March 20, the Board of Prairie Valley School Division hosted a public engagement/information meeting at Greenall High School.  The purpose of the meeting was to update the public on the renewal plans for the high School facility, present the results of the public survey from the spring of 2011 and...

Kipling School Renovation Meeting

January 30, 2012
​An information and consultation session about Phase 2 of the Kipling School Renovation and Consolidation Project will be held Monday, February 6, 2012 at Kipling School, starting at 7 p.m.
This meeting will: Provide an update about the capital renewal project at Kipling School; and Invite members of the public to...

Prairie Valley Celebrates Family Literacy Day

January 24, 2012
​Prairie Valley School Division is celebrating Family Literacy Day on January 27, 2012. Family Literacy Day is held to recognize the critical role the family plays in the development of literacy skills and highlights the important partnership between home and school.

Click here for a list of events happening at Prairie Valley...

DEAR Challenge

January 17, 2012
The fifth annual Prairie Valley Drop Everything and Read Challenge (DEAR) was held on January 17, 2012 at Balgonie Elementary School. During the past four years, the Prairie Valley School Division Board of Education has challenged all Prairie Valley schools to participate in a system-wide DEAR challenge. With nearly 100 per...

Prairie Valley School Division Annual Meeting

January 12, 2012
The 2010-2011 Annual Meeting for Prairie Valley School Division will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Balcarres Community School. Everyone is welcome.   The meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to learn about and discuss Prairie Valley School Division’s initiatives and accomplishments over the past year.   Prior to the...

Transportation Review Open Houses

December 12, 2011
As part of the Prairie Valley School Division's review of its transportation system, open houses will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as follows: Balcarres Community School Library - January 5, 2012, James Hamblin School Library -January 10, 2012 and Vibank Regional School Library -January 11, 2012.   The...

News Release - Chair and Vice-Chair Elected for the Board of Education

November 10, 2011
An Organizational Meeting of the Prairie Valley School Division Board of Education was held November 9, 2011. Ed Geall was re-elected by acclamation to the position of Chair and Allan LaRose was re-elected by acclamation to the position of Vice-Chair. Both positions are effective immediately for 2011-2012. Geall is a professional...

Education Week October 17-21

October 11, 2011
Prairie Valley School Division will be celebrating Education Week with a variety of activities and events at schools across the School Division.   Education Week will be held from October 17 - 21, 2011. Prairie Valley’s theme for the week  is “A Challenge to All … Achievement for All … You Can...


September 13, 2011
Prairie Valley School Division is experiencing a shortage of bus drivers.   Regular bus drivers are in place for most of Prairie Valley’s routes although a few more are needed, says Supervisor of Transportation Sharon Bender.   “There is a serious shortage of spare bus drivers in all areas of the School Division,”...

New School Year Begins At Prairie Valley School Division

August 30, 2011
The introduction of new language programs and an increased focus on First Nations and Métis education are among the highlights of the new school year at Prairie Valley School Division. French immersion programming is being introduced at White City School this fall at the Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 levels....

Highway 1 Corridor High School Planning

June 29, 2011
  The Board of Education is moving forward with its educational planning process for high school students in the Emerald Park, White City, Pilot Butte and Balgonie areas. The Board is currently in the process of preparing a Stage 1 Plan for high school planning in the area.   Among the items discussed...

Summer Literacy Camps

June 22, 2011
As school wraps up for the year, Prairie Valley School Division and Frontier College are ramping up for their summer camps and predicting another successful year.   The program, funded by Ministry of Education, can accommodate up to 40 children aged five to 12 years old.     The camps will...

Celebration of the Arts - Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 13, 2011
Prairie Valley School Division will be hosting a Celebration of the Arts on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in Wolseley.   The event is being held to provide opportunities for Prairie Valley students to work alongside professional artists to create pieces of art for public viewing. Students will work with artists during the...

Future Configuration of Greenall High School Survey

April 20, 2011
Prairie Valley School Division is currently examining the construction of a new replacement regional high school or the modernization of Greenall High School with the construction of second collegiate high school.   The School Division is beginning the consultative stage of this long-term project.  Input from area residents is requested with...

Career Coaches Parents Meetings

April 19, 2011
Prairie Valley School Division is hosting a series of “Parents as Career Coaches” information meetings at 11 schools across the Division, starting Tuesday, April 19 in Fort Qu’Appelle.
Prairie Valley Career Counsellor Jennifer Bieber will host the meetings and provide an introduction to the newly developed Prairie Valley parent handbook titled,...

Open Houses Planned for Transportation Review

March 18, 2011
As part of Prairie Valley School Division’s review of its transportation system, open houses will be held on March 24, 2011 at the Kennedy /Langbank School and March 31, 2011 at Grenfell Community Elementary School.   The transportation review is taking place over the next three years, with the first phase...

Prairie Valley Launches Redesigned Website

March 18, 2011
Prairie Valley School Division has redesigned its public website, giving it a new look, adding new features and improving content.

Considerable time, energy and resources have gone into improving the website and creating content that will better meet the needs of the Prairie Valley community. Along with a new look and...

Celebration Items

March 10, 2011
Celebration Items are presented to trustees at Prairie Valley School Division Board of Education meetings.

View the Celebration Items for December 2011   ​ ...

French Immersion in Prarie Valley School Division

February 07, 2011
The Board of Education for Prairie Valley School Division has voted in favour of a motion recommending the Government of Saskatchewan designate White City School as a French Immersion school.

At a Board meeting on Tuesday, January 18, trustees approved a request that, if granted, would result in French Immersion being offered...