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Free Parent Information Night Presented by CEC - Regional Collaborative Service Delivery

Understanding Emotional Regulation in Children and Adolescents Presented by: Dr. Philip M. Brown Strathmore High School Theatre        100  Brent Blvd., Strathmore, AB Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:30 p.m. —8:00 p.m.  


The Three Hills Early Childhood Society is offering a licensed Before and After School Child Care Program for Trochu Valley School Age Children at Tro Val School. The program will begin January 8, 2018. Contact Three Hills Child Care Centre 403-443-3740 to register http://School_Age_Program poster.pdf http://Registration_Form_School_Age_Program.pdf


Christmas Band Concert, Wednesday, December 20 - 7:30 pm, Trochu Community Hall Elementary Christmas Concert Thursday, December 21 - 7:-00 pm Trochu Community Hall

Drama Production

"How The West Was Dun" Tochu Community Hall December 6 - 8 - 7:00 pm December 9 - Dinner Theater - 6:00 Tickets on sale at the school office for the dinner theater

Student Achievement on the Rise in Golden Hills

For Immediate Release - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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 2016-2017 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “Our focus is students who are gaining the skills to become strong collaborative critical thinkers, problem solvers, innovators an...

Results for the 2017 School Board of Trustee Election

For Immediate Release - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Golden Hills School Division is pleased to announce the Board Trustees Ward 1 Three Hills, Torrington, Huxley, Trochu and Area – Barry Kletke – Incumbent - Acclaimed Ward 2 Acme, Carbon, Linden and area –  James Northcott - Acclaimed Ward 3 Drumheller – Justin Bolin -Elected Ward 4 Strathmore (2 Vacancies) – Robert Pirie...

Tro Val Awards Night

Trochu Valley School 2016-2017 Academic and Athletic Awards Trochu Valley School held their 2016-2017 Academic Awards on October 13th in the School Gymnasium. The evening began with the audience being entertained by Mr. Vokins and the Senior Band (grade 9 – 12).  Mrs. Howard welcomed everyone and was the MC for the evening. Many TroVal teachers and Community Members presented over 150 awards...

Internet Safety Presentation

Trochu Valley School will be hosting The Saffron Center on October 12. The presentation will focus on internet safety. There will also be a parent session called Cyberworld. “Cyberworld” is an internet awareness presentation for adults to bring them up to speed on what’s happening in the online world.  We cover the pros and cons of the most popular social media apps, the importance...


The Three Hills Early Childhood Society is working on getting the licensing and paper work completed in order to open the School Age Child Care Program up and running.  They are planning on running the program from 6:30 am to 8:45 and 3:15 - 6:00 pm on school days and also offer a program for Flex Fridays and PD days. If you are interested in your child(ren) using this program please fill o...

New Bell Schedule

http://New Bell Schedule 2017 - 2018 .docx Although at an extremely inconvenient time, I am very pleased to say we have been able to make changes in response to parent and student feedback. We have had multiple parents and students express that our lunch hour is too short and students are on their busses very early in the morning. In response, we as a staff have decided to eliminate our advi...

RDC Queens vs St. Mary's LightningBasketball game

Trochu Valley School is excited to host the RDC Queens and the St. Mary's Lightning on Friday, September 29 at 7:00 for an exhibition basketball game. For more Information: http://RDC Queens vs St. Marys Lightning.pdf

Kids Plus Accident Insurance

For your convenience, we’ve 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 (iA Financial Group). Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents and is especially valuable for fa...


Bill 1 is new legislation that regulates school fees.  Golden Hills School Division families will see a reduction in fees commencing September 2017.  Not all fees will be eliminated.  Fees are established by each school and reviewed by GHSD and Alberta Education.

Trochu Valley School Athletic Awards

Trochu Valley School held their annual sports awards on June 9. All of the 2016-2017 athletes were recognized for the achievements in their sport. Mrs. Van Otterloo and Mr. Joshua Wiley along with many of the community coaches and staff coaches were on hand to summarize the teams and individuals accomplishments this season. We are very proud of all of our athletes for doing so well and for represe...

Europe 2019 Student/Parent Meeting

June 8 7:30 pm Three Hills School Current Grade 9 and 10 students interested in going on the next Europe Trip are encouraged to attend this meeting

Grade 9 - 11 Parent Meeting

Meeting for 2017-2018 High School Students & Parents Wed., June 5, 7:00 pm   -  Room 1040 This meeting is for all 2017-2018 High School parents and students.        The meeting will focus on the High School Curriculum and the        criteria students need to attain a high school diploma. Students and parents will be planning the courses and options to be taken...


For more information go to: http://open house 2.pdf

New Alberta Curriculum Letter for Parents

Letter to all Alberta student's parents concerning the new Alberta Curriculum - click on the following link: http://New Provincial Curriculum Letter to parents.pdf

Spring 2017 Curriculum Survey

It is an exciting time in our province as Alberta Education continues its development of a student-centered provincial curriculum that will enrich students’ lives and prepare them for careers in a diversified and global economy and society. This spring, Alberta Education is looking to Albertans to participate in a validation process where education stakeholders will be able to provide their refl...

Swimming Lessons Begin

Our school is offering swimming lessons this year to our Kindergarten through Grade Nine students. These lessons are a part of the school Physical Education curriculum. The Grade 7 – 9 students will have 7 – 1 hour sessions beginning May 15th, 2017. The K - 5 students will have 9 – 45 minute sessions, the 6’s will have 7 – 1 hour sessions. Elementary lessons will begin the week of May 2...

Tro Val Drama Production WIZARD of OZ

Troval Is Proud to present: The Wizard of Oz April 26 -29


Friends of Tro-Val hosted a Paint Nite Fundraiser with all proceeds being donated to the Trochu Drama Club. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Drama Club. Everyone had a wonderful evening and who knew there were so many Picasso's in the community.Thank you to the Friends of Tro Val for hosting and to all of the Drama Parents for all of your hard work.    


Check out Rocksteady!! Thank you to our very own Mackenzie Anderson for the professional quality photo!! The band is playing their first "Gig" for a fundraiser this weekend. Thank you to our former student Krista Jensen for inviting them to your event which is raising money for cancer.


Click on the link below to read Alberta Health Servicesto the public concerning the outbreaks of Mumps in Manitoba and the United States. Mumps Letter from AHS for Parents English.pdf


Kindergarten Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 School Year Please stop by the school and pick up a registration form or download from the link below. A copy of your child's birth certificate is required as well. Student Registration Form .pdf

Inclement Weather

In accordance to the GHSD administrative policy - there are three possible levels of status Green Level –    Due to weather and travel conditions, some busses are not running. School is open and regular classes will be offered *Yellow Level –  Due to severe weather and travel conditions, no busses are running. School is open but regular classes are not being offered.We encourage pare...

January Exam Schedule 2017

Exam Schedule January 2017


Tro Val's Raising a Reader Read-a-Thon was a tremendous success!! Collectively K-6 students read for 51,531 minutes, WOW!!... and raised a total of $7,589.76 in pledges!! Trochu Valley School also received generous support for the Read-a-Thon from the community: Bank of Montreal (treasure box prizes for all of the participants), Kneehill Adult Learning Society (class pizza party!), Trochu Public L...


Trochu Valley School 2015-2016 Academic and Athletic Awards Trochu Valley School held their 2015-2016 Academic Awards on October 14th in the School Gymnasium. The evening began with the audience being entertained by Mr. Vokins and the Senior Band (grade 9 – 12).  Mrs. Howard welcomed everyone and Mrs. Van Otterloo was the MC for the evening. Many TroVal teachers and Community Members present...

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...

Parent Council RAISING A READER Fundraiser

RAISING A READER This year, we are holding our first ever Raising A Reader, Read-A-Thon designed to reinforce good reading habits while raising funds to support our school and benefit our children.  From this fundraiser, 100% of the proceeds will stay in our community and will be put towards the purchase two new Buddy Benches for the playground to encourage kindness, inclusion, friendship an...

ROYAL PURPLE DONATES to Forgotten Lunch Program

Trochu Valley School would  like to extend a huge thank you to the Royal Purple/Elks for their very generous donation to our Forgotten Lunch Program. Proceeds from the September 14 Box Lunch fundraiser were donated to both Trochu Valley and Three Hills schools - $1500.00 to each school - WOW!. We appreciate the funding to have lunches available for our students on those days when they do no...

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...


Trochu Valley School is excited to announce that we will be offering a Hockey Academy Program for the 2016-2017 school year. This is available for interested students in Grades 5 - 12.    Please click on the link below to see the brochure. http://hockey program brochure.pdf Click on the link below for a registration form. http://HockeyAcademyRegistration.pdf

Associate Principal Appointment Announcement - Trochu Valley School

The Golden Hills School Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Chantalle Boese to the position of Associate Principal of Trochu Valley School effective the 2016/2017 school year. Chantalle holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and is working towards her Master of Education degree. She began her teaching career at Three Hills School in 2009. In 2010 she ac...


March 17 - 19 Trochu Valley School hosted the Sr High 1A Girls Basketball Provincials. Provincial Tournament  Acknowledgements In the fall of 2014, Chantalle Boese, Athletic Director of Trochu Valley School, had the idea of hosting the 1A Girls Basketball Provincial Championship.  After a bid to the ASAA (Alberta Schools Athletic Association) was won, a committee of incredibly talented...

Trochu Valley School Video

Mrs. Howard and Miss Boese presented a Fabulous Video showcasing our school to the School Board on Thursday, March 3. Levon Vokins, Grade 11 student, worked very hard to put this professional together. It is a great representation of our school.

Principal Appointment Announcement - Trochu Valley School

The Golden Hills School Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Leana Howard to the position of Principal of Trochu Valley School effective the 2016/2017 school year. Leana holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary; a Certificate in Assistive Technology for Inclusive Learning Environment; a Diploma in Instructional Leadership and is completing her Masters of E...

Tro Val Students Participate in Provincial Emergency Management Exercise

On Feb 25 & 26 30 of our Trochu Valley Students were the Victims in an emergency Trochu Mall (the Old Pontmain School Building) parking structure collapse,  Over 100 rescue personnel including Doctors, Paramedics, Structural Engineers, Communication Specialists,Canine & Technical Searchers, Logistics and Command Staff with the Canada Task Force ere on hand to oversee the "resuce" of the victims....


As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success. The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators consisting of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of quality; student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion...

Servus Credit Union Donates to Tro Val

Cheryl Sherwin on behalf of the  Elnora Branch of the Servus Credit Union donated funds to our Forgotten Lunch Program. We are so appreciative of their ongoing support of our school and students.


Trochu Valley School Donates Generously to Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child….. Thank you to the Elementary Student Council for packing the Operation Christmas Child donations from the elementary students as well as staff members. Thank you so much for the donations!  There were also a few boxes donated by Junior High and High School students. Thanks go to them as well. Thank you...