About Olds High School

November 2020

Last week we held Parent-Teacher interviews in a virtual format.   While not as nice as an in-person interview evening, it was impressive how many visits took place through phone calls and Google Meet.   This week we are preparing report card marks and comments so that students can see where they are at in their classes as they go into the fall break.   Our impression, as a staff, is that the overwhelming majority of students are adjusting well to school and it is becoming more of a routine for them.  

We are impressed with the responsibility the students are showing with mask-wearing and hand sanitizing.  We have had really no resistance and that has been helpful.   We will continue to be vigilant in doing everything we can to keep students safe at school.   

All teachers are using Google Classroom to help students that are away due to illness.   We are taking the approach that we don’t want any illness in the school; to make sure students can keep up with their work when they are away, everything done in class will be posted in Google Classroom.  Please encourage your child to frequently check the posts prepared by their teachers. 

Thank you for supporting ÉOHS.   
 

Tom Christensen, Principal

 

 

About Olds High School ...

Principal Mr. Tom Christensen
Vice Principal Mr. Kent Lorenz
Vice Principal Ms. Gayleen Roelfsema
School Board Trustee Ms. Trudy James
Student Body Grades 9 - 12 
Student Body Population 602

Olds High School is part of the Community Learning Campus (CLC). The CLC is an innovative approach to high school, post-secondary, and community education. The CLC addresses specific rural needs by sharing resources and working jointly with a variety of community groups and agencies. Currently, we have about 600 students, grades 9 - 12 enrolled at our school.

OHS is embracing a high school experience that provides more schedule flexibility and increased student self-direction in order to better serve 21st Century learners.  The physical design of our facility reflects a non-traditional (non-industrial model) personalized learning environment. Organized around four learning neighbourhoods or ‘Quads;’ core subjects are embraced by interdisciplinary teams of teachers working with a fixed group of students.

Our teaching staff is extensively involved in a variety of professional development activities besides normal conference and workshop involvements.  Our staff has representatives on district committees (e.g. Language Arts, Technology, and Math), diploma and achievement exam markers and test designers; government field tests are administered every year; people working at the provincial level on curriculum projects

Our school programs are expanding to offer more preparation for entry into the work world and to introduce technology career opportunities to our students. Career Preparation, Green Certificates, RAP Plus, and expanded Career transitions are all current projects being offered to students at OHS.

For full details, diploma exam results, programs available and much more please visit our OHS Educational Plan.