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Chaparral School

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Grades and Programs: K-5

School Hours: AM: 8:17 ~ PM: ~ 2:45

School Location

480 Chaparral Drive SE
Calgary AB
T2X 3X8

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The school is located in the southeast community of Chaparral.

About the School

Chaparral Elementary School opened in November 2006. It is a K-5 school with a population of 487 students. It has 20 classrooms and a teaching staff of 23.3 fulltime teachers. It has one music specialist, one full time physical education specialist, an art specialist and three learning leaders. The playground was built in 2007.

About School Name

The school was named after the community in which it is located.

School Mission

Educating Tomorrow's Citizens Today

Unique Points

    Students are offered an opportunity to construct their understanding of the world through a rich curriculum supported through Fine Arts and Science Education. Information literacy and technologies underpin all studentsí learning. Our schoolís Alberta Initiative for School Improvement focus is on 21st Century student learning and how we assess for learning. In February, 2011 all students worked with an artist in residence to create a mosaic at our front entrance. The mosaic represents the view from the school of the prairies. Each class created a smaller mosaic of animals native to Alberta. These mosaics are posted around the school. Our school was the recipient the Education Matters Grant for 2010-2011 for $5200. This money will support literacy. Students focused their thinking around questions about sustainable energy, anti-idling and we culminated the deep inquiry work through an Environmental Expo. The environmental expo involved multiple representations. Students also represented our school, presenting at the Enmax Showcase on May 26, 2011. We also received a grant from Conoco Phillips for $1000. This was used to help build our organic vegetable garden in June 2011. Extra Curricular Clubs We have several opportunities for students in K-4 to be a part of extra curricular activities. Clubs offered include a musical, dancing and drumming, backstage club, jr and sr chess club, math club, intramurals, running club, phys.ed leaders, eco club, handchimes, choir, chefs of Chaparral, French club, mad science and animation club.


Student Enrolment (September 2013 )
Total Enrolment: 490


KindergartenGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5
8396691007765


Principal:
Victoria Barlow
School Board Trustee: Amber Stewart
CBE Ward: Ward 12
Chief Superintendent: David Stevenson
Area: Area V
Director (Area): Sydney Smith
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