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Feb 15 - Jr High Ski Trip

Junior High Ski Trip Wed., February 15, 2017 Forms handed out January 13 to all Junior High Students. Forms and Payment due back to the school office by January 24. No Late Forms will be Accepted. Registration Package: Junior High Ski Trip Package February 2017.pdf

Feb 1 - WINTER WALK DAY

Winter Walk Day Wednesday, February 1 2:45 pm The Staff and Students will once again participate in the Winter Walk Day. They will be starting at about 2:45 and walking the trails for 20 - 30 minutes. We look forward to getting out and getting some fresh air and physical activity. Community members are welcome to join us if they would like.  

Jan 10 - 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...

Dec 15 - January Exam Schedule 2017

Exam Schedule January 2017 http://trochuvalley.ghsd75.ca/documents/general/Finalized%20January%20Exam%20Schedule%202017.pdf

Nov 17 - Read-a-Thon

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...

Oct 21 - TROCHU VALLEY SCHOOL AWARDS NIGHT

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...

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

Direct link Government of Alberta  Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey:  http://curriculumsurvey.alberta.ca.   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 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...

Oct 18 - 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...

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...

Jun 27 - Student Transportation Registration

Transportation Registration for the 2016/17 school year is OPEN. Please be aware that Golden Hills School Division has eliminated transportation fees. There will be NO charge to transport your child Parent Note: Alberta Education funds door to door bus service for students that attend their designated school. Parents may choose to send their child to any school that they wish (school...

Jun 20 - TROCHU VALLEY SCHOOL HOCKEY ACADEMY

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

Mar 23 - 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...

Mar 17 - TROVAL SR GIRLS HOSTED 1A BASKETBALL PROVINCIALS

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...

Mar 10 - 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BY7xMcS_0o

Mar 9 - 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...

Mar 2 - 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....

Feb 22 - ACCOUNTABILITY SURVEY

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...

Dec 1 - 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.

Nov 24 - TROVAL STUDENTS DONATE TO SAMARITAN'S PURSE

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...

Nov 3 - PowerSchool Parent/Student Access

PARENT and STUDENT PORTAL   To access your child(s)  current grades and attendance please go to the following website: sis.ghsd75.ca   If you are a Golden Hills student you do not need to create an account. You simply need to use your network username and password to access your information.   If you are a Golden Hills parent you will need to create an account. PowerSchool...

Oct 21 - 2015-2016 Student and Parent Handbook

Click on the link to view the 2014-2015 Student and Parent Handbook Handbook 2015-2016.pdf

Oct 19 - TRO-VAL Receives Generous Donations

Trochu Valley School has been lucky enough to receive donations from a variety of generous community businesses and organizations to help supplement many of our extra curricular programs. The Trochu Lions donated funds to the Athletic Department to help fund uniforms. The Trenville OORP donated soccer balls to the elementary classrooms. The Trochu/Three Hills OORP/Elks donated to our Forgotten...

Oct 16 - 2014-2015 AWARDS Night

Trochu Valley School held their 2014-2015 Academic Awards on October 16th 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 Miss Boese was the MC for the evening. Many TroVal teachers and Community Members presented over 150 awards and scholarships. 18 Grade 4 - 6 students received...

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...

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!

May 23 - TRO-VAL GRAD 2015

May 23, 2015 7:30 pm Trochu Community Hall Everyone welcome to attend and celebrate with the Class of 2015!

May 13 - TroVal Cosmetology Class Now Offering.............

Spray Tans, Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Single Process Colors, Facial Waxing,Joico - Hair Repair Treatment. Please call the school office 403-442-3872 for appointment arrangements and prices. http://Cos class poster.pdf  

Apr 29 - The NIFTY FIFTIES

Trochu Valley School Drama Presents... April 29 - May 2

Mar 31 - 2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration

Trochu Valley School is now accepting registrations for the 2015-2016 School Year. Forms are availiable at the office or download the form below Student Registration Form 1.pdf Kindergarten Advertisement.pdf      

Mar 30 - BLUE JAYS vs STAMPEDERS - What a Great Night!

The Homecoming celebrations and basketball game held on March 26, 2015 was a great success. Thank you to all the organizers for such a wonderful event. There was cake, tours of our school and to cap off the evening a great Basketball game with our Senior High Girls and Boys teams taking on the Calgary Stampeders Basketball team. Thanks to all of the community members for attending this great event...

Mar 26 - TroVal September - March Sports Awards

Trochu Valley School held their September to March Sports Awards on March 26th. This event was held in conjunction with our Homecoming Celebrations. Many community members, parents, coaches and all our students were on hand to celebrate our very talented athletes. Click on the link below to see a complete list of recipients. http://trochuvalley.ghsd75.ca/documents/general/Troval Sept - March Sp...

Feb 4 - Important Letter to Parents About Measles

Measles Information - As spring holidays approach, we know that many families have vacations planned, both within and outside of Canada. Travelling increases your family’s risk of exposure to many different diseases, including measles. Measles is a very real threat in many parts of the world, including as close to home as California, where a measles outbreak is currently ongoing. It is al...

Feb 2 - 2015 Parent Council Quilt & Craft Weekend

Attention all parents, This Wednesday, Feb. 4th at 7 pm in the common room there will be a planning meeting for the upcoming Quilt and Craft Weekend (March 6-8th, 2015).  This Quilt and Craft Weekend is one of Tro Val Parent Council's largest fundraising events of the year and they NEED your help.  They are looking for people to help in lots of different capacities, from set up to advertising...

Dec 18 - TROVAL PARENT COUNCIL HOSTS CHRISTMAS DINNER

The students, staff, bus drivers, maintenance staff and custodians of Trochu Valley School  were all treated to the fourth annual Parent Council Christmas Dinner. Everyone gathered in the Trochu Community Hall – all 340+ people on December 18th for a delicious Turkey Dinner. Hats off to all the organizers, cooks, servers and cleanup crews – it was amazing and so much fun to all be together....

Dec 10 - Grade 3 Student Learning Assessment Pilot

Grade 3 students participated in the pilot administration of the Student Learning Assessment. The primary purpose of the Student Learning Assessment is to improve student learning. The SLA is also intended to enhance instruction and assure Albertans the education system meets the needs of the students and achieves the outcomes of the Ministerial Order on Student Learning. While every effort wa...

Dec 5 - ONLINE FEE PAYMENT NOW AVAILABLE

Trochu Valley 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 scho...

Dec 4 - SHOOT OUT FOR THE FOODBANK

On Dec 4th the students and staff of Tro-val held a fundraiser to collect non-perishable food items for the local food bank.  With each item brought in by the students, they would be given a chance to shoot at the hockey net. It was an exciting event hosted by Mr. Howard’s team time with Mr. Vokins handling the announcing duties.  The kids did an excellent job of bringing in food items with a...

Nov 12 - STUDENTS NEED TO DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

Winter is here and all students need to dress appropriately for the weather. All Students, K - 12, will be going outside for recesses, PE Classes, DPA and/or to change classrooms.Many of our students come to school inappropriately dressed. Whether students walk, ride the bus, drive or are driven to school - they need to be dressed for the weather!

Nov 3 - Operation Christmas Child

Tro-Val is once again taking part in the Samaritan’s Purse campaign this year. The shoe boxes that the students and staff fill will go to children in poverty stricken countries. The deadline to have the items in is Wednesday November 19th. We are not asking that each child or each family fill a shoe box, (unless that is what you choose to do, see Mrs. Benedict if you would like a box), we are as...

Nov 3 - Parent Council Hot Lunch

The Healthy Hot Lunch Program is back! The Tro-Val Healthy Hot Lunch Committee and Parent Council are pleased to offer hot lunches; 1 per month from November to June.  The price of each lunch remains at $4.00 other than the FREE December and June lunches.  This opportunity is for all Trochu Valley Students. Arrangements for supervision will be made if any of Mr. Weger’s Kindergarten student...

Oct 30 - Great Kids Award

Great Kids Award In spring 2015, the Government of Alberta is presenting the 15th Annual Great Kids Award to recognize young people for doing great things every day – at home, at school, and in their community. Alberta is home to thousands of kids who do remarkable things for themselves and others. That’s why the Great Kids Award was first launched in 1999 to celebrate Alberta’s chil...

Oct 14 - Trochu Valley School Discipline Plan

Dear Students and Parents, At Trochu Valley School we believe in providing a safe, nurturing and physically comfortable learning environment for all. In order to promote and maintain a positive school environment, students are taught the responsibilities of self-discipline. In order to communicate our expectations clearly and with consistency Trochu Valley School re-visited and revised our s...

Oct 9 - Golden Hills Sees Growth in Student Achievement

October 9, 2014 PRESS RELEASE - Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and are improving in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2013-2014 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We provide students with the tools they need to be successful 21st century learners” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. “This is made p...

Oct 8 - THANK YOU to CAPITAL PRESSURE

Trochu Valley School would like to extend a huge Thank You to Mr. Mike Roes, owner/operator, of Capital Pressure for his generous donation of 10 hockey helmets to our skating program. Pictured are Mr. Roes and his son Dallon presenting the helmets to Ms. Williamson, Grade 2 teacher at Trochu Valley School.

Oct 3 - 2013-2014 TROCHU VALLEY SCHOOL AWARDS

Trochu Valley School 2013-2014 Academic and Athletic Awards Trochu Valley School held their 2013-2014 Academic Awards on October 3rd in the Trochu Community Hall.  The evening began with the audience being entertained by Mr. Vokins and the Senior Band (grade 8 – 12).  Mrs. Barkman was the MC for the evening with Mrs. Howard and many TroVal teachers and Community Members presenting over 1...

Oct 3 - STUDENT LEARNING ASSESSMENTS

From September 29 to October 24, grade three students across the province will begin writing Student Learning Assessments (SLAs). This new assessment represents an important milestone in our commitment to providing teachers and parents with the tools to better support student success. See the attached document: Student Learning Assessments 2014 for parents.pdf or go to education.alberta.ca/sla...

Sep 29 - Bus Ride A Long Procedure

Students wishing to 'Ride A Long' on an alternate bus route need to follow the proper procedure. The attached form needs to be printed and filled out, handed in to Mrs. Barkman for authorization and then delivered to the bus driver. http://trochuvalley.ghsd75.ca/documents/general/Request for Ride-A-Long 2.pdf The form is also available on the Golden Hills website and in the document section/...

Jun 18 - 2012-2013 Yearbooks Have Arrived

The Trochu Valley School 2012-2013 Yearbooks have arrived. If you ordered one please pick it up at the office at Campus 2. If you are not sure if you ordered please call the school at 403-442-3872. There are a few extra year books for sale at a cost of $45.00.

May 26 - Grade 7 Students Participating in SCREAM

The grade 7 students will be participating in an innovative, character building program called SCREAM the last week in May, sponsored by Courage for Youth.  SCREAM is a program that incorporates the Alberta Education learning outcomes for the Health and Life Skill (career and personal planning) curriculum required for this grade level.  The program addresses specific learning outcomes in the ar...