About Olds High School

November 2019

We are officially past the halfway mark of the first semester.  The sports seasons are changing, Halloween and Thanksgiving activities are passed, and we are moving on to the next big events. Next week the Volleyball teams will be in their playoffs and all the teams are wrapping up outstanding seasons.  Football has also concluded and we are moving into basketball and wrestling. Tryouts for these teams will begin the week of the 18th of November.

This year the Drama Club will be performing The Little Mermaid. Tickets are on sale and I would encourage everyone to attend.  It is an enormous effort and the quality of the production is always great.  It is something we can all be proud of and will be a great family outing.

Report cards are current. If you would like a hard copy of your child's report card, please contact the office;  otherwise, marks can be found in PowerSchool.

As we head into fall break, my hope is that you will find the time to reflect on the sacrifices made on our behalf by people in the armed services and other community safety services.  Despite our clear issues as a nation, we are still truly blessed to live in a country with the freedoms we enjoy.  I hope everyone has a great fall break.

Tom Christensen



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 564

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.