Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The Great Schools Of Ward G-Ottewell School
September VIIIth, MMXV
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
At Ottewell Junior High School where Grades 7-9 are the focus, their rather stellar Principal Ron Thompson & his staff talk about the challenges they face. One of these is transportation, with less than 20% of students actually living in & around the school, it is of very big importance that both school & Edmonton Transit System (ETS) routes properly to supplement parental & family member drop-off points at the school. This is because Ottewell is located in an older area of Edmonton Proper.
- Ottewell has many great staff that will voluntarily give up part or all of their lunch time daily to help out students academically. This shows that they truly want students to succeed.
- Ottewell has a great reputation for helping encourage & showcase their students talents to create in art & music. The Ottewell School Band has won many awards & is truly a marvel that has gained respect at festivals across this sublime city!
- VIIIth & IXth Graders get a chance at Ottewell learn about the environment with outdoor education. Not just learning about respect for the environment, but respecting themselves in making proper environmental choices & making sure they & their family & friends are safe when they are outside together. Clearly lessons they pass onto future generations of Ottewell students!