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GPPSD Celebrating 10 Years Long Service Awards

December 16, 2020
GPPSD Celebrating 10 Years Long Service Awards - The Board of Trustees of the Grande Prairie Public School Division values the great opportunity to recognize and reflect on the excellent staff who work in our School Division. Especially within these complicated COVID times, the Board is incredibly thankful for the opportunity...

GPPSD Staff Recognition 2019‚Äď2020 School Year - Retirement Recognition

December 15, 2020
GPPSD Celebrating Retirement Recognition - The Board of Trustees of the Grande Prairie Public School Division values the great opportunity to recognize and reflect on the excellent staff who work in our School Division. Especially within these complicated COVID times, the Board is incredibly thankful for the opportunity to show their...
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GPPSD Education Foundation receives a grant of $34,150 from the CFNWAB

December 15, 2020
The Grande Prairie Public School Division Education Foundation is grateful to have received a generous grant of $34,150 from the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta from the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to support student health and wellness.
The Executive Director of the GPPSD Education Foundation, Shaundra...

GPPSD Staff Recognition 2019‚Äď2020 School Year - Exemplary Service Awards

December 14, 2020
GPPSD Celebrating Exemplary Service Awards - The Board of Trustees of the Grande Prairie Public School Division values the great opportunity to recognize and reflect on the excellent staff who work in our School Division. Especially within these complicated COVID times, the Board is incredibly thankful for the opportunity to show...

GPPSD Education Foundation supports classroom needs with $50,688 in grants to 17 schools

December 09, 2020
Seventeen schools within the Grande Prairie Public School Division have just received additional funding support from the Grande Prairie Public School Division Education Foundation. Each year the Foundation calls for applications for funding aimed at supporting programs and projects that will enhance the learning opportunities for our students.
GPPSD Education...
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GPFFCF donates $15,000 to GPPSD Nutrition Program

November 27, 2020
The Grande Prairie Public School Division (GPPSD) was very pleased to learn that the Grande Prairie Firefighters Charitable Foundation had donated $15,000 to supplement the GPPSD Nutrition Program.
Figure 1 - Justin Davidson, Chairperson of the Grande Prairie Firefighters Charitable Foundation, accompanied with other members from the foundation, hands cheque...

Quarter 1 Digital Report Cards now available

November 24, 2020
Digital Student Report Cards can now be accessed through the Power School Parent portal.  Once you log into Powerschool using a browser (Chrome, Edge, Safari, Firefox‚Ķ) you can access the Report Card tab from the bottom of the sidebar menu on the left.  For full instructions go here.
If you have...

November 21, COVID Update

November 21, 2020

COVID Update

November 18, 2020


November 11, 2020
Please read the attached letter for an update on our COVID status.

Letter to parents from Superintendent of Schools and Dr. Deena Hinshaw,

November 05, 2020
Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers, the attached letter below has been sent out by your school principal. The first part is a letter from Alexander McDonald, Superintendent of Schools and attached after, is a written letter from Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health, explaining the changes made to the screening questionnaire...

September 2020 Newsletter

October 01, 2020
‚ÄčHERE is a link to our September 2020 Newsletter

August Newsletter

August 20, 2020

Year End Newletter

July 13, 2020

Newsletter - June 22

June 23, 2020

Newsletter - June 15

June 15, 2020

Newsletter - June 8

June 09, 2020

Newsletter - June 1

June 01, 2020

Newsletter - May 25

June 01, 2020

Newsletter - May 19th

May 19, 2020

Newsletter - May 11th

May 19, 2020

Newsletter - May 4th

May 19, 2020

Newsletter - May 4th

May 04, 2020

Newsletter - April 27

April 27, 2020

Newsletter - April 20

April 20, 2020

Commencement Information for Grads

April 07, 2020
This was emailed out earlier today.‚Äč

Newsletter - April 6

April 06, 2020

Newsletter - March 30

March 30, 2020

Locker Cleanout

March 19, 2020
‚Äč A reminder that tomorrow, March 20th, is the grade 10 day for students to clean out their lockers. Any other students who have not yet cleaned out their lockers and picked up personal belongings are invited to come to the school today.

Course Selection for next year

March 17, 2020
‚Äč If you are the parent of a Grande Prairie Public grade 8 student who is coming to Charles Spencer next year you do not need to fill out a Division Registration form. Information about the process for course selection will follow our usual timelines and be communicated in May.


January 07, 2020


September 06, 2019
‚Äč Go to (you must be on your browser not the app) If on your phone, choose "go to main PS site" (if you are on your computer you will not need to choose this) Choose School Engage Click on "student" and choose the student you are applying for The...
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Supply Lists

June 28, 2019

‚ÄčImportant Notice

January 17, 2019

The City of Grande Prairie will be installing a fire hydrant at the CKC Field. The project will require a road closure on Knowledge Way West to dig up the roadway for access to the water pipes. Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, January 21, 2019, with planned completion on...

2022 Arctic Games

January 10, 2019
‚ÄčOn Monday, January 14 th , the 2022 Arctic Games bid committee would like to invite you to join us in support of the bid package that was recently submitted to host the Games. They are planning a large community event at the Eastlink Centre from approximately 3:30-5:30pm and all areas...
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January 2019 Exam Schedule

January 07, 2019
Grade 9 Students have regular classes, there is no change to their schedule during exam dates.  As of January 23, Grades 10, 11, and 12 will attend during their exam times only.
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First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Bursaries and Scholarships Presentation

October 15, 2018
Monday, October 29th at 5pm, Peace Wapiti Academy will host a presentation on bursaries & scholarships for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. The focus will be students in Grade 11 & 12. It is an open community event and interested individuals from all schools welcome to attend with their family...
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Become a Canadian Ambassador

October 15, 2018

GPRC Fine Arts Student for a Day

October 15, 2018
‚Äč The GPRC Fine Arts Student for a Day event will be held on Thursday, November 8 for Grade 10, 11 and 12 students. You will get a first-hand experience to see what it‚Äôs like to be a student at college, see classes up close, and take part in music and...

2017/2018 Yearbooks

September 21, 2018
If you pre-ordered a 2017/2018 yearbook, they are now available for pick up at the office.‚Äč

Exam Schedule

June 12, 2018

Francophone Games Tryouts

December 15, 2017
‚ÄčFrancophone Games are in Edmonton May 11-13, 2018.  Click here if you are interested in trying out.

School Council Meeting

September 21, 2017
‚ÄčTonight - Thursday, September 21 @ 6:30

Attention French Immersion (FI) students!

September 12, 2017
FSL challenge dates: Week of September 25 th FSL 10 Week of Oct. 2 nd                FSL 20 Week of Oct. 9 th                  FSL 30   **All FI students wishing to challenge any/all of these exams must complete the course challenge application form available at Student Services and from any...
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Official Course Guide for the 2017-2018 School Year

July 14, 2017
Please check out what Charles Spencer High School can offer you for the upcoming school year.‚Äč
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June Exam Dates and Times

June 16, 2017

Open House for New Students

April 07, 2017
Charles Spencer is hosting an open house for new students of all grades and their parents. The event will be from 7:00 - 8:00 PM on Wednesday May 3rd at Charles Spencer. Please note this is for students already registered. To inquire about registering your child, please contact the school at 780.513.3200....

Student Parking Enforcement

March 29, 2017
Students with vehicles must park in Parking Lot F.  Students are required to register their vehicle at the main office and display a Parking Lot F sticker in the windshield of their vehicle.  Compliance is monitored. ‚Äč

School Council Meeting - Jan. 19th @ 7 p.m. in the Conference Room

January 12, 2017
‚Äč In addition to our regular business, we will have a delegation from our Maverick Movement Service club to do a presentation on their initiative to offer a Breakfast Program at Charles Spencer to assist with students who do not have regular access to food. ‚Äč

School fees can now be paid online!

December 20, 2016
‚Äč Please sign on to PowerSchool and choose student fees Credit card and Debit Visa are accepted. If you do not have a PowerSchool account, please call the school at 780-513-3200. ‚Äč 
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‚ÄčAmelia Hall receives special recognition from WISEST

August 16, 2016
‚ÄčWe are very proud of Amelia Hall, a grade 12 student from Charles Spencer High School , for receiving special recognition for being the first U of A WISEST summer student ever cited in a conference paper submission. Amelia has spent this summer working in the lab at the University of...
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June Exam Schedule

May 20, 2016
‚Äč A great year of learning is coming to a close! Diploma Exams begin soon! Scheduled classes for grade 10 - 12 students end on June 17th. Please see the attached schedule for exam dates and times. Other final examinations will occur within the class schedule. The last day of school...
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Welcome, Fort McMurray Families

May 09, 2016
In this time of need, we want to share that the doors of our Grande Prairie Public Schools are open to you and your children. Engaging with our community is an essential priority at each of our schools, and if you have made your way to the Community of Grande Prairie,...

Open House for Incoming Students for the 2016/2017 School Year

April 18, 2016
‚Äč We are hosting an open house this Thursday, April 21 from 7-8 p.m.for our incoming students and their families. Come tour the school, ask questions, learn about our programming and meet some of our staff. If you'd like registration information, please contact the school at 780.513.3200. ‚Äč

Now available: Registration Packages, Exam Schedules & 2016-2017 School Calendar

February 19, 2016
Please click here ‚Äčto view the registration packages, the 2016-2017 school calendar and exam schedule(s). Please contact the school admin if you have any questions. 

Boundary Letter

February 17, 2016
‚ÄčQuick reminder that all boundary letters that were received by specific students  are due back today.
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Feedback Requested for Draft Policies

January 29, 2016
‚ÄčThe Board of Trustees want your feedback on draft Board Policy 20 and draft of Administrative Procedures Policy 359.1. Please review the document titled "Gender Identity Information Package" and complete the online survey by visiting ‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč ‚Äč

New Boundary Maps and Procedures

January 08, 2016
‚ÄčBoundary maps, exemption and gradfathering procedures can be found in our Publication Section for Charles Spencer‚Äč, Grande Prairie Composite‚Äč and all other GPPSD schools.  

Charles Spencer Girls Rugby Meeting

January 08, 2016
Wednesday, January 13th @ 1145 in Room 125 Bring your lunch!  

Exam Schedule

December 18, 2015
‚ÄčThe dates for PATs, Diploma Exams and other final exams can be found in this attachment.  Room numbers will be assigned in January and posted in the school.  If a course is not posted on the schedule, it means that the final exam is completed in a scheduled class before exam week....

Cafe Francais 2015

December 16, 2015
Congratulations to all of our French Immersion students and staff that made our very first Cafe Francais a truly memorable event! Lucky guests were treated to authentic French cuisine, as well as numerous inspiring and entertaining performances and presentations. Ce fut une soirée magique ...
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December 16, 2015
Dear Parents and Community Members,
The Grande Prairie Public School District 2016-17 school attendance area boundaries will be made public through school web and Facebook pages on January 8, 2016.
Students impacted by the changes will be receiving a letter, through mail in February. Please ensure your...

Amazing Musical Talent

December 15, 2015
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Jr Girls and Boys Mavericks Basketball

December 15, 2015
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Creative Grade 9 Students!

December 15, 2015


December 07, 2015

Ice Cream Sundae Fundraiser

November 26, 2015
‚Äč Our Ice Cream Sundae fundraiser was a huge success. A big thanks to Marble Slab for donating the ice cream. Our Maverick Movement (MM) students did a great job of serving a mountain of ice cream to staff and students. When the feeding frenzy was over, $1181.10 was raised to...

Travel to Nicaragua!

November 25, 2015
‚Äč Charles Spencer is doing an EF Tours service trip with Free the Children to Nicaragua. ANY Charles Spencer students are welcome to attend! There are still 5 spots available, and the deadline to apply is November 30th. This is a chance to have a life-changing experience, gain international experience, and...

Good luck senior volleyball teams!

November 25, 2015
‚Äč Good luck to our senior volleyball teams at 4A Provincials November 26-28 at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton. Mavericks girls and boys first games are November 25 at 10:15/2:00/7:00. Click on the link to watch the games live: . ‚Äč

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Charles Spencer Girls Rugby

November 25, 2015


November 06, 2015


October 26, 2015
fSTUDENT FOR A DAY Thursday, November 19th   Are you interested in being a personal trainer, physiotherapist, chiropractor, professional team coach, recreation program coordinator, or a teacher? Maybe you are considering being a strength and conditioning specialist, a sport psychologist or a massage therapist? Everything starts here!   So what's it...

IMPORTANT - Proposed Boundary Changes

October 16, 2015
‚ÄčCurrent grade 9 and 10 Charles Spencer students living in Countryside North/South, Summerside, Signature Falls, Cobblestone and Creekstone will be affected by these proposed changes.

Fall Concert 2015

October 13, 2015
‚ÄčThe Fall Concert will be held on October 22nd at 7PM here at Charles Spencer!
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Share your Stories

October 09, 2015

Meet the Teacher

September 08, 2015
‚ÄčYou're invited to come and meet your child's teacher's in a friendly and informal open house! Wednesday September 16th at Charles Spencer High School. Meet the Teacher will begin at 5:00 pm and the event ends at 8:00 pm.

Parent Council Annual General Meeting

August 25, 2015
‚ÄčThe CSHS Parent Council will be meeting on Thursday September 17th at 7:00 PM. All parents of CSHS students are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be at the school, access through the main entrance on Knowledge Way.