District Emergency

School closures due to Evacuation Orders

School Closures due to wildfires

  • Career Pathways School, Wabasca Alberta
  • Mistassiniy School, Wabasca Alberta
  • St. Theresa School, Wabasca Alberta
  • Chipewyan Lake School
  • Pelican Mountain School (Sandy Lake)
  • Paddle Prairie School: Closed for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. 

Any decision regarding school operations will be announced once more information becomes available.

Evacuation Orders

Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.: Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement

Re-entry for communities previously under Evacuation Order

Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Phase 3 Re-entry (Return of Residents) for Wabasca-Desmarais, Sandy Lake and Chipewyan Lake. The threat of wildfire still exists for the above-mentioned communities. As a result, a four (4) hour Evacuation Alert will remain in effect. 

Question and Answer page for students, parents, staff impacted by the wildfires

Click here to view the Question and Answer page.

We offer students a Project Based model that weaves hands on learning and First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) traditions into the curriculum. This model, supported by a series of grants, exposes students to digital photography, design studies, sublimation, fashion/textiles, foods, construction, art studies and fitness. These courses are facilitated within the school and in community facilities as a way to enhance the quality of learning and engage students. The school and the MD of the Opportunity are working together to develop a seamless learning campus that extends into the evenings and weekends.

This partnership has led to projects such as creating Cree pocket guides, archiving local history, designing mugs and shirts incorporating the seven traditional teachings (Respect, Courage, Wisdom, Love, Truth, Honesty and Humility), learning how to cook cultural foods and sew skirts, shirts and feast bags. All of these projects are connected to Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and Science outcomes.