Construction Means Sept. 9 School
Start for PPS Students
Classroom preparation takes on a literal meaning at Provost Public School in the elementary wing as a massive renovation project is underway—but will not be complete for the first day of school next week. In the photo a loader has its rear wheels airborne as it struggles with a heavy slab of concrete as one of several classroom floors are removed. ©Provost News Photo.

• Temporary Location for Some Students
Surprises found during a massive construction project now underway at Provost Public School means that students will return to a new term on Monday, September 9 instead of the traditional early September opening of September 3.

Principal of the school Bob Hawriliuk said that the problems found include uneven floors in the elementary wing.

Although bussing is administered for both PPS and St. Thomas Aquinas School students by Buffalo Trail Division no disruption is anticipated for the STA students.

Although all classes are to begin four school days later than normal there will be temporary classrooms set up for kindergarten through Grade 3 in the curling rink. It is expected these students will return to PPS by October 15.

As well the CTS building will be used for classrooms for high school students and they are expected to be able to use new space at PPS when rooms are finished, by the end of October. An advertisement is printed in this week’s paper that advises about the delayed start for school. Another message from Buffalo Trail is expected in next week’s paper.

Hawriliuk said that some classrooms in the high school will be available on September 9.

It is anticipated that within the first two weeks of October—or possibly by Thanksgiving that all students will be back in the school.

Teachers will return to the school tomorrow (Thursday, August 29) to find and organize materials that had been moved or stored before the project began.
The four days lost to students at the start of the term won’t have to be recovered, says Hawriliuk. He says that elementary students should have little trouble in covering the material and that the high school students will “have to pick up the pace to cover all the course material.” With “only four school days to be missed, it’s workable.”

Entire story and in August 28 edition of The Provost News
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Swimmer Captures Four Provincials Medals
Already Has Water Use Restrictions, Says V. Pres.

Provost Piranhas swimmer Brittany Bouma flew through the Talisman Centre Pool in Calgary at provincial finals on August 24 and 25 to capture two silver medals and two bronze medals in the girls 8 and under division.

She placed second in the 25 metre butterfly and freestyle and third in the 50 metre freestyle and 100 metre individual medley.

The Provost Piranhas club was well represented at the Alberta competition with many other excellent results.

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Province Contributes $200,000 to Hay West Baling Project
Story and Picture in August 28 edition of The Provost News
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Blood Donor Clinic Planned at Provost
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We asked: "Are You Looking Forward To Going Back To School?"
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