Schools & Programs
Update | Winter Weather Reminders
Families are encouraged to ensure their children are prepared for the weather and are dressed appropriately. The safety and security of our students is of the utmost importance.
Highwood School Celebrates the Year of the Pig
Kindergarten to Grade 4 Mandarin Bilingual Program students at Highwood School are preparing to welcome in the Year of the Pig with a special Chinese New Year performance at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
Strongman Bus Pull at Sir John Franklin School
As a reward for students efforts for collecting food bank donations, teacher and Calgary’s Strongest Man competitor, James Loach pulled a yellow school bus as the school cheered him on.
Strongman Bus Pull at Sir John Franklin
Media are invited to attend Sir John Franklin School when teacher and Calgary’s Strongest Man competitor, James Loach, will attempt to pull a yellow school bus filled with students and food donations collected for the Calgary Food Bank.
School Assignment Helps the Homeless
Grade 9 students at H.D. Cartwright School spend four weeks on a class project crafting items to sell in support of the Calgary Mustard Seed. Through their efforts they raised more than $8,000.
Celebrate National Child Day Nov. 20
National Child Day is celebrated annually on Nov. 20 in recognition of Canada’s commitment to upholding the rights of children and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Picture the Sky at Bowcroft School
Barbara Reid, renowned Canadian children's author and illustrator, visited Bowcroft School on Tuesday, Oct. 16. to read her latest picture book 'Picture the Sky'.
Celebrating International Education Week
International Education Week takes place this year from Nov. 12 to 17. During this week, we celebrate the benefits of international education and student exchanges.
CBE 2018 Enrolment Numbers
The CBE saw another year-over-year increase in student enrolment for the 2018-19 school year which closely matched projections.
Principal wins Indigenous Educator Award
Congratulations to Lori Pritchard, principal at Sir John A. Macdonald School, on being selected to receive a 2018 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Award for Innovative Practice from Indspire
CBE Statement Regarding Cannabis Legalization
Thank you for joining us today to talk about how the legalization of cannabis will affect CBE students and staff, and how our administrative regulations have changed to reflect this.
CBE Students with Autism Prepare for Employment
Media are invited to attend as the Minister of Education David Eggen meets with high school students with autism who are participating in the Worktopia Project, which aims to increase employment readiness skills and experiences for students with autism.
What’s in Your Backpack?
The Calgary Reads’ What’s in My Backpack? literacy night was filled with great food, fun literacy activities and quality time spent with family for kindergarten to Grade 3 students.
Important Year-End Information for Families
As we wrap up another school year, we have some important information for families about My CBE Account, fee payments, waivers and transportation for the 2018-19 school year.
CBE Traditional Pow Wow
On May 17, 2018 at Crescent Heights High School, Elders, community members, special guests, students, teachers, drummers and dancers gathered in celebration of reconciliation through education at the 4th Traditional Pow Wow.
Indigenous Student Graduation
The First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Graduation was held on June 5 at Forest Lawn High School. This is the practice of honouring and moving into the next phase of life.
Centennial High School Students Focus on Youth Activism
Through their work with the Werklund School of Education’s Youth Activism Forum, Centennial High School students celebrated the publication of authored chapters in Dr. Shirley Steinberg’s Activists Under 30: Global Youth, Social Justice, and Good Work.
Richmond School Mural
Richmond School, a small but vibrant elementary school in Southwest Calgary, has become the latest canvas of award-winning artist, Elena Bushan.
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CPS Partnership Paves the Road to Success
A unique partnership with the Calgary Police Service (CPS) is providing students with an opportunity to keep police vehicles in excellent shape, while receiving work experience credits that will count towards their Alberta high school diploma.
¡Que Pasa! ¡Que Show!
On Monday, May 7, Spanish bilingual program school students from across the CBE came together at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for an evening in celebration of Spanish language, music and culture.
Books and Teddies - The Perfect Combination!
Grade 1 students at Marlborough School were the very fortunate recipients of both teddies from the Hitmen Teddy Bear Toss and beautiful picture books from the Books for Kids campaign.
Students Aspire to Dance
Twenty-three young dancers from Nelson Mandela High School are focused and busy rehearsing in preparation to perform at the East Side Dance Festival at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.
East Side Dance Festival
Eastside Dance Festival was created to foster positive relationships and community among potentially at risk youth and to provide dance opportunities for underprivileged students in Calgary.
School Bus Driver Appreciation Day May 7
Monday, May 7, 2018 has been designated as School Bus Driver Appreciation Day to provide teachers, students and families the opportunity to thank the bus drivers and to show them how much we value their service.
Never Losing an Argument
Asha and Jolie, Grade 9 students from Tom Baines School, are representing Alberta and the CBE at the Canadian Nationals on May 4-6 in Calgary.
Catherine Nichols Gunn School Unveils Mural
Catherine Nichols Gunn students have been working with Blackfoot artist, Ryan Willert, to create a mural. On April 18 the school will proudly unveil the mural to the public.
Update on K-12 Math Strategy
This school year, the CBE has implemented our K-12 Mathematics Strategy to help students be more successful in their math learning.
Pink Shirt Day at Rideau Park School
In recognition of Pink Shirt Day and CBE’s commitment to create Welcoming, Caring, Safe and Respectful learning environments and conditions for success for each student, Rideau Park’s GSA members helped to make over 400 sugar cookies in the shape of t-shi
New School Announcement for the CBE
On Friday, March 23 the Government of Alberta announced two new schools and the planning dollars for two more schools for the Calgary Board of Education.
Pink Shirt Day | Feb. 28, 2018
Pink Shirt Day is an opportunity for everyone to wear something pink to symbolize that as a society we will not tolerate bullying
CBE Students and Staff Explore Nature, All Year Long
The CBE has partnered with YMCA Riveredge, a field study area beside Sandy Beach Park near Calgary’s beltline. Programming has begun for both CBE students as well as outdoor-themed professional learning for CBE staff.
Minister’s Youth Council is Recruiting New Members
Alberta Education is looking for 32 students with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds and perspectives from all across Alberta to participate as partners in contributing to our education system.
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A Million Cheerios
Grade 5 students at Marshall Springs School counted, calculated and collected one million Cheerios during a recent hands-on math learning experience.
Aviation Program Takes Flight
Teachers Chris Harke, Scott Haskell and Mark Kost at Nelson Mandela High School have designed a program that exposes students to the aviation industry as a potential career path.
Come Learn with Us
Kindergarten registration starts on January 22, 2018 at all CBE schools.
Sommet Tardif Debate Tournament
Cole Oien and Roubert Dilidili of Western Canada High School have won the Sommet de Débats Canada 150, held in Edmonton on Nov. 18, 2017.
Auburn Bay School Safety Day
As Auburn Bay School opened in September 2016 it became apparent there were many challenges needing to be addressed in connection with traffic, pedestrian and bike safety around our new school.
New Public Schools Named
The CBE is pleased to announce the names of the Aboriginal Learning Centre, which moved to its new facility in January and the southeast high school, which is under construction.
Celebrating the CBE Traditional Pow Wow
The 3rd Annual Calgary Board of Education Traditional Pow-Wow was held on May 5, 2017 at Crescent Heights High School. The event, guided by Piikani Elder Reg Crowshoe, was a community celebration of success for all students in the spirit of reconciliation
O.S. Geiger School Garden Project
Those passing by O.S. Geiger School on a sunny June day would have seen groups of students highly engaged in an outdoor construction activity.
CSSAC Strengthens Student Voice in the CBE
Student leaders in the Chief Superintendent's Student Advisory Council (CSSAC) met with Chief Superintendent David Stevenson once a month for the 2016-2017 school year.
One World 2017 | Canada 150
If you walked into the Edgemont Community Association on the morning of Saturday May 6, you would see an incredibly beautiful sight.
¡Que Pasa! ¡Que Show!
On May 8, Spanish bilingual program school students from CBE came together at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for an evening in celebration of Spanish language, music and culture.
CBE Traditional Pow Wow
The CBE invites you to join us for a Traditional Pow Wow at Crescent Heights High School on May 5, 2017
Ross Glen Scholarship
The Ross Glen Scholarship was established at EducationMatters to celebrate the partnership between RGO Products Ltd. and Lester B. Pearson High School to reward students who are pursuing a career in the skilled trades or post-secondary studies.
South Mandarin Bilingual Program Decision
Registration numbers did not meet the expansion criteria for the 2017-18 school year and we are unable to offer a Grade 5-7 Mandarin Bilingual Program at Harold Panabaker School.
Hooked on Welding
As soon as the event started, sparks started flying and you could feel the electricity in the air at the fourth annual Welding Rodeo.
Building community is an ongoing priority in our north of McKnight Boulevard Schools. This began with a family dinner in September hosted by Terry Fox School for our Aboriginal families.
Calgary Roughnecks CBE Night
The Calgary Board of Education has teamed up with the Calgary Roughnecks to offer students, staff, and families a discounted ticket to a Roughnecks game while also fundraising for our schools.
Shave Your Lid for a Kid – SWS Style
What started off with a teacher hoping to get a few teachers and students to “shave their lid for a kid” resulted in 45 teachers and students and community members raising over $19,000 for Kids Cancer Care.
William Roper Hull School | Canada 150
To celebrate the 150th birthday of our country, the students of William Roper Hull School, along with artist-in-residence Carole Bondaroff, have created an exterior painted wall mural.
Woodlands School | Canada 150
Woodlands School will be capturing the essence of Calgary by participating in the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic Project from April 4 to 6, 2017.
Bowcroft School | Canada 150
Bowcroft School was delighted to partner with Trickster Theatre in a celebration of Canada’s history and culture.
Canada 150 Stories
We'll be sharing stories from CBE schools that highlight how students and teachers are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation.
CBE K-12 Math Strategy
The CBE is developing a K-12 mathematics strategy that will help our students succeed in math.
Come and Be Inspired by Supaman
Supaman is an internationally celebrated hip hop artist whose music allows him to connect with people from all walks of life.
Keeping the Joy of Literacy Alive
Royal Oak School hosted a Literacy Week during the week of January 23-27, ending with a celebration on January 27 in honour of Family Literacy Day.
New CBE Schools Open in New Year
The Calgary Board of Education has opened an unprecedented 15 schools this school year with three more expected to open in a few weeks.
CBE new schools update
Media are invited to attend an update on all of the CBE’s new schools and for a tour of the new West Ridge School that opened to students on Jan. 4.
Awakening of the Drum Ceremony
Grade 3/4 students at Piitoayis Family School took part in an Awakening of the Drum Ceremony when Anishinaabe Elder Doreen Roy came to visit Friday, November 4th.
Remembrance Day at the CBE
In classrooms across the city, thousands of students learn about the contribution of our soldiers and veterans in battles like Vimy Ridge or Juno Beach.
CBE Remembrance Day Event
Media are invited to join students from Western Canada High School for their Remembrance Day ceremony.
Food and Farming at Fowler
The vast majority of today’s students grow up in an urban setting and have not had the opportunity to be exposed to the agri-food industry.
Flying High at Hawkwood School
Grade 1 students at Hawkwood School made real life connections as to how they can make a difference when a representative and special guest from Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) came to visit.
What does it mean to be a scientist?
Federal Minister of Science, Hon. Kirsty Duncan and young scientists and Grade 4 students at Midnapore School couldn't wait to explore, to ask questions, and to share experiences.