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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...
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GPPSD Staff Recognition 2019–2020 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...
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GPPSD Staff Recognition 2019–2020 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...
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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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Grassroots Realty Group donates $500 to support the GPPSD Nutrition Program

December 03, 2020
GPPSD thanks Grassroots Realty Group for their $500 donation to support our nutrition program. The initiative is part of their '12 Days of Giving' to support local organizations during Christmas time.


In photos: Riley McLaughlin (right) and Chris Moore (middle) of Grassroots Realty Group presented a cheque to...
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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...
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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...
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Supply Lists 2020/2021: Coming Soon

June 04, 2020
​Hello Families, We have much planning to do for our re-entry to school in the 2020/2021 school year and part of this may include how supplies are brought into the school and how much supplies are brought in.  I truly do not want our families spending unecessary money on supplies which...
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Our School Plan

January 15, 2019
​Please take a moment and read our school plan which outlines how administration, teachers and support staff are working together to improve students learning and address the social/emotional needs of our students in our community. 2018-2019 DT School Plan and Results Report 18-12-11.pdf
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Christmas Concert

December 09, 2018
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Remembrance Day Assembly

November 01, 2018
​Our Remembrance Day Assembly will be on Thursday, Nov. 8th at 10:45 AM.  All familes are welcome to attend.  Please sign in at the front table when you come through the front doors.
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Family Halloween Dance

October 22, 2018
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September Newsletter

October 22, 2018
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Dino Bites Menu

September 14, 2016
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Now available: Registration Packages, Exam Schedules & 2016-2017 School Calendar

February 19, 2016
Please click here​ to view the registration packages, the 2016-2017 school calendar and exam schedule(s). Please contact the school admin if you have any questions. ​
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Jump Rope for Heart

February 09, 2016
Our school is fundraising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation by participating in Jump Rope for Heart. Click on the link below to donate now! Thanks in advance for your support. Donate Now​
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Grade 5/6 Basketball Tournament - Feb.6/16

February 01, 2016
​Please see the schedule for the Grade 5/6 Basketball Tournament this coming Weekend!!
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Feedback Requested for Draft Policies

January 29, 2016
​ The 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  www.gppsd.ab.ca. ​​
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Boundary Information Update

January 10, 2016
​Attached is the boundary information for Derek Taylor and Isabel Campbell for the 2016-17 School Year.
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Boundary Update

October 25, 2015
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Attendance Area Community Meeting

September 23, 2015
​The Grande Prairie Public School District invites all staff, parents, and community members to attend a meeting on September 28 at 6:30p.m. This meeting will provide everyone an opportunity to receive information and provide feedback on the attendance area changes for the 2016-17 school year. 2015 DTPS Attendance Area Meeting...
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Important Safety and Parking Reminders

September 19, 2015
​Please review the information included the link below and contact our Safety Committee if you have any questions! DTPS School Council Safety Committee Important Reminder.pdf
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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

September 04, 2015
​TODAY IS A FULL DAY OF SCHOOL!!!