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Mar 1 - SHS Accountability Survey

On Monday our Grade 10 students will log in and take the annual accountability survey.  Here is the link to the survey. 

Mar 1 - Grad Pictures - Book online

Attention all Grads - Please remember to book your grad picture appointments online. You must book before March 1st!  Here is the link:  Click Calgary.  Then choose your location and select Strathmore High School. Grad pictures will take place in the Learning Commons and Room 216.

Feb 14 - Dress Your Best!

Happy Valentines Day!  Thank you to all students and staff who dressed their best!  Chocolate fondue was enjoyed by many!  Thank you Spartan Council and Mrs. Davidson for organizing all our events!  Your the best!

Feb 14 - MetoWe Fundraiser

MetoWe Club will be selling Rafiki Bracelets this week for $10 each. They are handmade in Kenya and the proceeds go to support our charitable projects!!  

Feb 13 - Congratulations to the JV Boys Basketball team for winning their home tournament...

Congratulations to our JV boys team. They had an outstanding weekend finishing first in their home tournament. Great job Spartans!

Feb 13 - Congratulations to SHS curlers

Congratulations to all curlers on their zone competition this weekend.  Our boys team (Riley Bradford, Nick Slater, Brant Molnar and Koal Sammons) were competitive but did not advance out of their pool into the medal round.  Our mixed team (Cole Burton, Layne Wilson, John Damen, and Emma Armstrong) curled extremely well and finished as silver medalists in the zone, an improvement from bronze las...

Feb 8 - Spartan Council events for February

Thursday, Feb 9 - Wake-A-Thon; February 13-17 - Kindness Week; Tuesday, Feb 14 Dress Your Best; Wednesday & Thursday, Feb 15 & 16 are Pass Along Card.  Just cards with compliments on it; Friday, Feb 17 wear pink; Hockey Intermurals Feb 13-17; Feb 28 - Final Wing Challenge.  When all points are tallied, the winning wing will get wings! Grad Hoodies are on sale on line and...

Feb 7 - Technovation Survey

A team of SHS girls are involved with the Technovaiton Challenge ( and need your input! We need people to do a survey created to help them with market research for an App we are developing. The App being developed has a personal safety component, and we are researching what people would pay for it. We would really appreciate it if you would fill out the survey at...

Feb 6 - All SHS badminton players!

For all SHS badminton players, practices for this week are on Monday and Wednesday at 3:30.  Please note your $125 fee will be required by the end of February.  Cheques are made payable to Strathmore High School.

Jan 11 - Glee Choir. Everyone is Welcome!

After school Glee Choir will meet Mondays after school and Thursday morning and will begin with a full day workshop on Monday, Jan 30 from 9-3. Everyone is welcome. Please see Mrs. Bertsch for more info. There will be a short meeting today at noon in the library.

Jan 9 - Bisons perform well during the Macs Tournament

Congratulations to our Bisons who performed well during the Macs Tournament over the holidays. They emerged undefeated in round robin but unfortunately lost in the semi final game. Yesterday they were back to their winning ways by defeating the Calgary Royals 5 to 1. Way to go Bisons. We are very proud of you. The Bisons play at home Friday, January 13 @ 8:00 vs Calgary Flames and Sunday, Jan 15 @...

Dec 22 - SHS has talent!

Wow!  Great job to all the students that participated in the talent show.  Have a Merry Christmas everyone!

Dec 21 - Stunning murals that Ms. Roberts Art 30 class completed at Sagewood

Ms. Roberts Art 30 students have completed 2 murals at Sagewood on the 2nd floor dementia unit.  They are absolutely stunning.  There was so much gained from this particular project and the work that the students did is outstanding.   Thank you Ms. Roberts for helping out our Community!

Dec 19 - SR Girls Basketball team has a great weekend.

Congratulations to the Sr. Girls Basketball team for a great weekend of basketball. You played as a team and it showed in winning the tournament. Way to go girls!!!  They have 2 home league games this week.  Tuesday, December 20 at 5:30 vs NDC and Wednesday, December 21 at 5:30 vs HTA.  Go Spartans Go.

Dec 16 - SASSEE

SASSEE stands for Student Advocates for Safe Spaces Everywhere for Everyone! We meet every Tuesday at lunch in room 113 to discuss a variety of topics. We also host a variety of fun activities that include board gaming, potlucks, charades, movie day, and more! We only have one more meeting left in 2016, but will resume in 2017. If you, or someone you know wants to be part of the discussion for cre...

Oct 24 - Sport Psychologist - Doug Swanson speaking to SHS athletes Oct. 28 @ 10:00 am

Sport Psychologist Doug Swanson will speak to all Strathmore High athletes Friday, Oct 28 @ 10:00 am in the SHS Theatre.  Doug brings an impressive resume.  Since 1996 he has worked with Elite Hockey Alberta Players, as well as organizations including Ringette, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Track and Field, Equestrian, Vaulting, Rugby, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Curling, Red Deer College K...

Oct 21 - Government of Alberta Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey

Direct link Government of Alberta  Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey:   Parents/Guardians: Have a say in the future of your children’s education We want to give all students the best possible start in life so that they can meet the demands of living in the 21st century. Alberta Education is moving forward in the development of...

Oct 18 - Parent Council

Interested in making a difference!  Want to get involved with Strathmore High School!  Then consider joining the Parent Council.  First meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 at the Strathmore High School.  Please contact Kyle Larson for more information at 403-934-3135.

Oct 13 - Parent Teacher Interviews

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend Parent Teacher Interviews last night!  Our next parent teacher interview will be on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm at SHS gymnasium.  This is a great opportunity to meet your childs teacher, ask questions and get connected with the school!  Also, we have one-on-one instruction on how to log into Powerschool so you can follow your childs grade...

Oct 7 - Student Achievement continues to improve in Golden Hills

Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2015-2016 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement results” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. Many of our Achievement test and Di...

Oct 5 - Community Work Day

Thank you to all businesses and individual employers who hired a student for the day! Also, special thank you to Strathmore High School students who fullfilled their work employment. This is an excellent opportunity for students to receive valuable work experience and make important contacts with members of the community.    We are proud to say that over $10,000. was raised!  All monies raised...

Sep 30 - Terry Fox - Cake Auction

Cake Auction - Thank you to everyone who participated with the cake auction today in order to raise funds for Terry Fox Foundation!  It was an overwhelming success.  Raising $3000.00! Way to go Strathmore High!

Sep 29 - Frame of Fame

Attention Teachers and Students - Frame of Fame - We are running Frame of Fame again this year. This is where we recognize a student who does good. We take in nominations and draw a name. We are hoping to change our Frame of Fame board every 2 weeks.  The Frame of Fame student will get their picture on our board, an assigned parking spot (if they drive) and lunch.  Please click on the attached...

Jun 30 - June 2016 Exam Schedule

The June 2016 Exam schedule has now been posted. It can be found by clicking on the link below, or you can check one of the many printed copies posted around the school. If you have any questions or conflicts, please see your teacher ASAP! Link to June 2016 Exam Schedule. Last Update: June 10th, 2016

May 13 - Parent Survey - 2015-2016 - Family School Community Resource Counseling Program

As a program we are interested in your feedback about the Family School Community Resource Counseling Program offered in your school. Completing this survey is voluntary and you may choose to NOT answer all of the questions. All responses that you provide will be managed in accordance with the Freedom of Information of Privacy Act. In order to maintain anonymity all information you give us will re...

Apr 18 - 2016 Spartan Pride Video

SHS would like to present our 2016 Spartan Pride video. Thanks to everyone who participated in and organized the video shoot. It was great fun!

Mar 24 - January 2016 Diploma Results

The school results from the January 2016 round of Diploma exams have been posted. You can view the summary for SHS by clicking here.

Mar 24 - SHS Students Qualify for Cisco Netriders Competition

Two SHS students, Samuel Mckenzie and James Bartlett, have qualified to advance to the Round 2 finale of the Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders USA and Canada 2016 IT Essentials Competition. There is only one other Alberta High School that qualified, and only one other Canadian province had qualifying students, Quebec. This is quite an achievement for us! Prizes include a CompTIA A+ Certif...

Mar 24 - Congratulations Mr. Gorski!

Mr. Gorski has been selected as the winner of the Football Alberta Novice Coach of the Year Award. SHS is proud of you! See the list of winners on the website.

Mar 23 - Associate Principal Appointment Announcement - Strathmore High School

The Golden Hills School Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Agnieszka Barwacz Riou to the position of Associate Principal of Strathmore High School effective the 2016/2017 school year. Agnieszka holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge as well as a Master of Education in Curriculum and Teacher Development. She began her career...

Mar 9 - Principal Appointment Announcement - Strathmore High School

The Golden Hills School Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Kyle Larson to the position of Principal of Strathmore High School effective the 2016/2017 school year.  Kyle holds a Bachelor of Arts, from Augustana University College, a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, and Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Kyle has bee...

Jan 13 - Alberta Health Services Measles Information

Dear Parents,  AHS has requested we forward a letter including information and procedures that will be followed should there be a school measles exposure. Please read the full letter linked below. Thank You. Link to AHS Letter.

Jan 5 - January 2016 Exam Schedule

The January 2016 exam schedule has been posted in the school and is viewable by clicking on the link below. Please check the times of your exams and notify your teachers of any conflicts ASAP. Click here to view the exam schedule.

Dec 10 - International Travel

A few weeks ago, GHSD's insurance provider recommended against student travel to Europe. Many of our students and parents may have questions about pending trips abroad. We have prepared a statement on the current status of our trips as well as a statement from tour provider EF tours. These statements are linked below. Click to view International Travel statement.

Dec 10 - Annual Project HOPE Gala

Save the Date: Annual Project HOPE Gala on March 19th.  Details to follow in the future!

Nov 30 - SHS Dance presents: Mama Ararira - Dec. 14,15,16 @ 7 p.m.

SHS Dance presents: Mama Ararira Dec. 14,15,16 at 7 p.m.  Mama Ararira is the story of our very own grade eleven student, Rachel Mutesi, whose mother survived the Rwandan genocide and came to Canada as a refugee.  Rachel and her mother were separated for six years.  Rachel thought her mother was dead, until she was sent for by her mother from Canada.  It is a powerful story.  A true Cinderell...

Oct 23 - Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance

For your convenience, we have made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is especially valuable for families who: do...

Oct 19 - New Blood Behind the Scenes

Check out this New Blood Behind the scenes video by Michael Janke: Also, your last chance to see New Blood will be Tuesday, Oct. 20th at 7PM in the SHS Theater. Please come to experience the show with us!

Oct 8 - Golden Hills Sees Continued Improvement in Student Achievement

Press Release - Golden Hills sees continued Improvement in Student Achievement ----- Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2014-2015 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement resul...

Oct 8 - Amazing AP Results

Our AP students did amazingly well on the last set of AP exams.  Our average score on all three exams - English, Biology, and Calculus - exceeded the rest of Alberta, Canada, and even globally! Calculus results were outstanding. English was 3.55 compared to 3.33, 3.20, and 2.78.  Calculus was 4.11 compared to 3.27, 3.47, and 2.86. Finally, Biology was 3.86 compared to 3.35, 3.37, and 2.91. On ea...

Oct 6 - Online Fees Payment

Strathmore High School is making it easy for parents to pay their school fees from the convenience of their own home! Follow these 3 easy steps below to get started: Go to the School Cash Online website. Click the "Get Started Today" button. Take a few minutes to register and add your child to the newly created account. Review and purchase your child’s back to school...

Sep 30 - Strathmore Assembly of Youth (SAY) & Town of Strathmore Receives a $10,000. Gran...

We have big news! The Strathmore Assembly of Youth (SAY), in conjunction with the Town of Strathmore, has received a $10,000 grant from the Makadiff Sports Foundation (  The youth who are involved in SAY developed a video application for the grant earlier this year. You can view their video online at Makadiff received 49 applications and pr...

Sep 25 - Christine Magill - SHS Teacher Wins Award - Update

Me To We Educator Award - Update Visit Canadian Living to read the complete article. On newstands now! Our own GHSD Strathmore High School teacher, Ms. Magill,  was awarded the 2015 Me to We Educator Award. Through her mentorship, her students have been inspired to volunteer and learn more about the plight of the more unfortunate.  We are proud Ms. Magill's work with GHSD students....

Sep 21 - School Council Meeting

There will be a meeting on Oct. 6 at 7 pm at Strathmore High School to establish a school council. The meeting, which will be held in the staff room, will establish a school council and cover items about school opening.  The meeting is for any parent of students presently attending SHS. If you plan on attending, please contact SHS at 403-934-3135.

Sep 11 - Wheatland ASB bursary

The Wheatland ASB bursary is open to people wanting to further their education in agriculture in Alberta at an Alberta post-secondary institution. Application packages are available online at or in person at the Wheatland County Administration office. There are four $500 bursaries available. Deadline for submission is September 27. For more information on the applicati...

Sep 1 - New SHS assessment Policy

Late Work Policy 2015 SHS Assessment Principles

Aug 31 - 2015-16 Student Handbook

Hello returning students! Please click here to view your SHS handbook for this year. The handbook contains all the rules and policies you need to know for this school year.

Aug 31 - Buy New SHS Clothing Online

SHS is now able to offer our Spartan Gear for sale online. Check out these awesome designs for each of the items we will be offering. We will offer up sizes XS-XXL for all options. Here is the pricing. Russell Hoodies (red or navy) – $45.00 Russell Crewnecks (red or navy) - $40.00 Russell Open Bottom Pocketed Sweats – grey or navy - Spartan Logo front left leg - $35.00...

Jun 26 - GHSD Report to the Community - June 2015

We are pleased to share our Report to the Community & Interim Education Plan with all of our parents, staff, students and communities. Please click here for the link to the document.  Enjoy!

Jun 26 - Report Card Pickup

Report Card Day! Please pick up your report card at the school between 1:00PM and 2:30PM today. Students can pick them up from their TA (Home Room) Teacher. Any cards not picked up today will be mailed home.