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Bill C-18 is now in effect, meaning that articles from news outlets like CBC, Western Wheel, and High River Online can no longer be shared on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

If the media features your school or students, please send a link to communications@fsd38.ab.ca so we can share it here.  This will help us continue to celebrate our wonderful community. 


2023 - 2024

MARCH

March 19 - Foothills Falcons heads held high in 4th place finish at Provincials (HighRiverOnline.com)

March 19 - FSD looking for clarification over MLA's remarks at town hall (WesternWheel.ca)

March 19 - Tough weekend for Drillers at Hoops Provincials (HighRiverOnline.com)

March 18 - Highwood High School gets new bleachers for grad (HighRiverOnline.com)

March 18 - Okotoks teams make school history at basketball provincials (WesternWheel.ca)

March 15 - Foothills Falcons advance to provincial basketball semifinal (WesternWheel.ca)

March 15 - A partial solar eclipse can be seen in the Foothills in Apri(HighRiverOnline.com)

March 13 - AHS issues whooping cough advisory in Okotoks (WesternWheel.ca)

March 13 - EDITORIAL: Foothills community can help make grad memorable (WesternWheel.ca)

March 12 - Local high school rodeo students headed to University (HighRiverOnline.com)

March 12 - The Foothills Falcons dominated the podium at the Couth Central Zone Championships (HighRiverOnline.com)

March 12 - GALLERY: Diamond Valley's Drillers double down on provincial berths (WesternWheel.ca)

March 12 - Local municipalities lowering their flags until March 23 (HighRiverOnline.com)

March 11 - Highwood Lions Music Festival showcasing local youth musicians starts this week (HighRiverOnline.com)

March 11 - GALLERY: Foothills Falcons win zones in dominant fashion (WesternWheel.ca)

March 11 - Foothills Fire Cadet program a success (HighRiverOnline.com)

March 11 - Concerns raised over anti-teacher signs displayed across from Okotoks school (HighRiverOnline.com)

March 10 - HTA Knights punch provincial ticket in all-Okotoks zone final (WesternWheel.ca)

March 10 - Foundation started to support Foothills School Division students (WesternWheel.ca)

March 8 - Investing in STEM at the University of Calgary (WesternWheel.ca)

March 7 - MyCityCare Okotoks helping high school grads look their best (WesternWheel.ca)

March 7 - COLUMN: There's no need to set up gov't farm teams (WesternWheel.ca)

March 5 - Six Okotoks area teams provincially ranked ahead of zones (WesternWheel.ca)

March 4 - School lunch program gets a boost from 100 Women Who Care (HighRiverOnline.com)

March 4 - Providing hope for struggling youth (Alberta.ca)

March 1 - Budget includes money to design new high school in Okotoks (WesternWheel.ca)

March 1 - New schools in Alberta's growing communities (Alberta.ca)



FEBRUARY 

February 29 - GALLERY: New champions crowned in Foothills basketball league (WesternWheel.ca)

February 12 - Local Holocaust studies high school courses get praise from minister (HighRiverOnline.com)

February 11 - Okotoks basketball golden at anniversary tournament (WesternWheel.ca)

February 11 - Teens challenged to show their love for Alberta (WesternWheel.ca)

February 11 - Women and girls in Science: Ministers Fir and Sawhney (Alberta.ca)

February 10 - Okotoks classmates make history at Alberta Major Female draft (WesternWheel.ca)

February 9 - The Quest helps create young entrepreneurs in the Foothills (WesternWheel.ca)

February 8 - GALLERY: Okotoks elementary school embraces winter (WesternWheel.ca)

February 7 - Okotoks invites submissions for public art projects (WesternWheel.ca)

February 7 - Okotoks students protest gender policies announced by Province (WesternWheel.ca)

February 7 - Speed signs to go up near Millarville School (HighRiverOnline.com)

February 7 - Okotoks students participate in province wide walkout over proposed gender identity policies (HighRiverOnline.com)

February 7 - Local students protest Premier Smith's gender identity announcement (HighRiverOnline.com)

February 6 - A recreation fee assistance program helps to include everyone (HighRiverOnline.com)

February 5 - Foothills Falcons sweep the field at Saints Classic (WesternWheel.ca)

February 5 - Strathcona-Tweedsmuir hosting innovation event for community (WesternWheel.ca)

February 5 - Community Futures Highwood takes young people in a Quest (HighRiverOnline.com)

February 3 - Okotoks-area boards focused on students after premier's announcement (WesternWheel.ca)

February 1 - FSD Kindergarten registrations open (HighRiverOnline.com)

February 1 - Preserving choice for children and youth | Protéger le choix des enfants et des jeunes (Alberta.ca)


JANUARY 

January 30 - Mustangs take bronze at Diamond Valley hoops tourney (HighRiverOnline.com)

January 30 - The Foothills Falcons dominated this past weekend (HighRiverOnline.com)

January 28 – Info sessions set as kindergarten registration opens in Foothills (WesternWheel.ca)

January 27 - International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Alberta.ca)

January 22 - Gritty Knights win home tournament in all-Okotoks final (WesternWheel.ca)

January 22 - Clearing the air: Reducing tobacco and vaping use (Alberta.ca)

January 21 - Okotoks' early schools in museum spotlight (WesternWheel.ca)

January 17 - Education report helps FSD identify strengths and challenges (WesternWheel.ca)

January 16 - Building a future of mental wellness (Alberta.ca)

January 15 - Welcoming Centre opening at Okotoks Public Library (WesternWheel.ca)

January 15 - Positive Ticket campaign launched in Okotoks (HighRiverOnline.com)

January 15 - Help shape Alberta's child-care system (Alberta.ca)

January 12 - Alberta teachers call for halt to digital diploma exams after multiple failures (CBC.ca)

January 11 - Fire extinguished at Meadow Ridge School (WesternWheel.ca)

January 11 - Supporting Indigenous student success (Alberta.ca)

January 9 - Okotoks-area school boards warn of bus delays or cancellations (WesternWheel.ca)

January 8 - Transportation Update - January 9, 2024 (foothillsschooldivision.ca)

January 5 - Kids can read to dogs at Okotoks Public Library (WesternWheel.ca)

January 1 - Here's a look back on the best Western Wheel cartoons of 2023 (WesternWheel.ca)

December 28 - Kids chime in on plans for a new youth centre in Okotoks (WesternWheel.ca)



DECEMBER

December 23 - Christmas Greetings: Ignite a wave of compassion (WesternWheel.ca)

December 12 - Little Women to hit the Highwood stage HighRiverTimes.com

December 12 - GALLERY: Okotoks students stage hit musical ‘Chicago’ WesternWheel.ca

December 12 - Highwood basketball season gets underway HighRiverTimes.com

December 11 - HTA Knights find the zone to win tournament debut WesternWheel.ca

December 9 - Oilfields theatre students staging meta murder mystery WesternWheel.ca

December 8 - Diamond Valley students craft gifts for women's shelter  WesternWheel.ca

December 8 - Okotoks students recreate an iconic musical  HighRiverOnline.com

December 7 - Town of Okotoks calling on talented youth for digital magazine project WesternWheel.ca

December 7 - Little Women playing at Highwood High HighRiverOnline.com

December 5 - Alberta Summer Games surplus benefits host communities WesternWheel.ca

December 5 - Highwood High School began their basketball season last weekend HighRiverOnline.com

December 5 - Public education in Alberta continues world-class standing Teachers.ab.ca

December 5 - International success for Alberta students: Minister Nicolaides Alberta.ca

December 4 - A locally developed course teaches First Nation, Métis, and Inuit History HighRiverOnline.com

December 1 - Town calls on youth writers and artists for digital magazine project (Okotoks.ca)


NOVEMBER

November 28 - ATA calls for greater transparency on classroom sizes following defeat of bill (WesternWheel.ca)

November 28 - More funding for student enrollment | Additional funding for school registrations (Alberta.ca)

November 27 - Let's plan: Budget 2024 (Alberta.ca)

November 26 - Foothills Falcons downed in ‘game of inches’ provincial final (WesternWheel.ca)

November 24 - Oilfields School's vertical garden earns provincial award (WesternWheel.ca)

November 23 - Bullying Awareness Week: Ministers Turton, Nicolaides (Alberta.ca)

November 22 - Philharmonic Junior Singers soon to take on Okotoks (HighRiverOnline.com)

November 22 - Foothills Composite coach calls for more respectful conduct from spectators (HighRiverOnline.com)

November 21 - Foothills music teacher bringing choral experience to children (WesternWheel.ca)

November 21 - Oilfields Drillers volley into provincials as No. 2 seed (WesternWheel.ca)

November 21 - Westmount Vice Principal announces temporary leave (FSD SharePoint)

November 21 - Divisional Psychologist announces departure (FSD SharePoint)

November 20 - Spitzee Elementary School is getting a new mural (HighRiverOnline.com)

November 19 - Foothills Falcons charge past Rams for first trip to Tier I Final (WesternWheel.ca)

November 18 - Opinion: Where have all the teachers gone? (CalgaryHerald.com)

November 15 - Diamond Valley students learn by growing produce Diamond Valley students learn by growing produce (WesternWheel.ca)

November 14 - Fall Fling raises $20,000 for Diamond Valley schools (WesternWheel.ca)

November 14 - Alberta NDP says tracking class size and complexity needed to relieve jammed classrooms (CBC.ca)

November 12 - Falcons blank Legends to punch ticket to South Final (WesternWheel.ca)

November 12 - GALLERY: Okotoks students remember veterans in ceremony (WesternWheel.ca)



OCTOBER

October 23 – Oilfields Driller sprints to provincial gold (WesternWheel.ca)

October 23 – How would you like to be a school bus driver? (HighRiverOnline.com)

October 22 – Okotoks artist gifts painting to Longview School (WesternWheel.ca)

October 21 – Foothills among ‘childcare deserts’ addressed by new funding (WesternWheel.ca)

October 21 – Quick-strike Falcons feast on season-best victory (WesternWheel.ca)

October 18 – Indigenous courses developed in the Foothills (WesternWheel.ca)

October 18 – Okotoks RCMP report an increase in ‘sextortion’ cases involving youth (HighRiverOnline.com)

October 10 – Concert to help Okotoks teen fill out bucket list (WesternWheel.ca)

October 10 – Undefeated Knights charge into league finals, zones (WesternWheel.ca)

October 2 – Dyslexia Awareness Month: Minister Nicolaides (Alberta.ca)

October 2 – HTA Knights rebound with impressive road triumph (WesternWheel.ca)

SEPTEMBER

September 28 – New cellphone restrictions in place for high school students at Highwood (HighRiverOnline.com)

September 26 – Program ensures Okotoks students get lunch every day of year (WesternWheel.ca)

September 25 - New funding for apprenticeships (Alberta.ca)

September 18 – Talking to Albertans about new social studies curriculum (Alberta.ca)

September 17 – Boys to learn life skills at mental health summit in Okotoks (WesternWheel.ca)

September 15 – Knights take seesaw Battle of Okotoks (WesternWheel.ca)

September 13 – Some good news on the school bus front, perhaps (HighRiverOnline.com)

September 12 – U of C study helps kids, families stay active during cancer treatment (GlobalNews.ca)

September 2 – GALLERY: Rotary Club of Okotoks hears from youth (WesternWheel.ca)

AUGUST

August 30 – Foothills School Division growth strains two Okotoks schools (WesternWheel.ca)

August 24 – Foothills School Division goes back to school before Labour Day long weekend (HighRiverOnline.com)

August 23 – Stuff the Bus helping hundreds of kids get ready for school  (WesternWheel.ca)


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