The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

November 09, 2007 10:00 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; Outstanding Alberta Elementary and High Schools to Be Recognized at Annual Awards for Excellence

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2007) - The Fraser Institute will honour teachers, principals, and support staff from outstanding Alberta elementary and high schools at the 2007 Garfield Weston Awards for Excellence in Education, Tuesday, November 13, at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary.

More than 200 educators from across the province are expected to attend this year's awards which will be presented in two categories, each reflecting a different aspect of academic success.

Improvement in Academics - Elementary and Improvement in Academics - High School recognize schools that have experienced the fastest, most consistent improvement in their academic rating over the past five years. The winner in each category receives $3,000 and the two runners-up in each category receive $1,000.

Academic Achievement in Excess of Expectations, challenges the notion that only schools in rich neighborhoods do well. This award recognizes schools that ensure their students succeed regardless of their socioeconomic background. For the first time ever in this category, two winners will be selected; one for elementary and another for high schools. Each winner will receive $3,000. The runners-up will receive $1,000.

Event Details

DATE: Tuesday, November 13, 2007

WHEN: 5:30 Reception; 6:30 Banquet and awards presentation

LOCATION: The Fairmont Palliser Hotel
133 9th Avenue SW, Calgary

Interested media are invited to the awards presentation and school
principals in attendance will be available for interviews and photographs.

A complete list of participating schools appears below.

Participating schools (Listed by award category and community)

Academic Achievement in Excess of Expectations-Elementary & High School
Acme School Acme
Senator Gershaw Bow Island
Consort School Consort
Coronation School Coronation
St. Bonaventure Elementary School Edmonton
Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts Edmonton
Mayfield School Edmonton
Clary Tyner School Edmonton
Holden School Holden
Kitscoty Junior Senior High School Kitscoty
Central Alberta Christian High School Lacombe
Lacombe Christian School Lacombe
Willow Park School Leduc
Immanuel Christian Elementary School Lethbridge
Immanuel Christian High School Lethbridge
Manning Elementary School Manning
River Heights Elementary Medicine Hat
Calvin Christian School Monarch
A B Daley Community School Nanton
Olds Koinonia Christian School Olds
Vauxhall Junior Senior High School Vauxhall
Viking School Viking
Warburg School Warburg

Improvement in Academics - Elementary
Bassano School Bassano
Almadina Language Charter Academy - Mountain View
Elementary Campus Calgary
Glenbrook Elementary School Calgary
King George Elementary School Calgary
Marion Carson School Calgary
Calgary Christian School Calgary
Foundations for the Future Charter Academy Calgary
St. Pius X Elementary School Edmonton
St. Bonaventure Elementary Edmonton
St. Charles Catholic School Edmonton
Rundle School Edmonton
Brightview School Edmonton
Belvedere School Edmonton
Ecole Notre-Dame Elementary School Edmonton
Glen Allan Elementary School Sherwood Park
Ecole Father Jan Community School St. Albert

Improvement in Academics - High School
Breton High School Breton
St. Francis High School Calgary
William Aberhart High School Calgary
Western Canada Senior High School Calgary
Cochrane High School Cochrane
Assumption Junior Senior High School Cold Lake
Ecole Maurice-Lavallee Edmonton
Glendon School Glendon
Crescent Heights High School Medicine Hat
Foothills Composite High School Okotoks
H. J. Cody School Sylvan Lake
Vauxhall Junior Senior High School Vauxhall

Fraser Institute is an independent research and educational organization with offices in Calgary, Montreal, Tampa, Toronto, and Vancouver. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research.

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