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Board of Education passes 2017-18 budget

June 20, 2017
​ The Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2017-18 academic year at a meeting on Tuesday night. The budget includes expenses of $259.4 million, which is down $0.8 million over last year while opening four new elementary schools this September. Following a significant cut to operational funding from...

Telemedia program highlighted during Board of Education meeting

June 08, 2017
For more than three decades Saskatoon Public Schools students have had the opportunity for hands-on learning in television production through the Telemedia program. The program for students in Grade 7 and 8 was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence segment of the June 6 meeting of the Board of Education. "Telemedia was...

Michif language learning shared around the board table by students

May 15, 2017
The integration of the Michif language as part of the Métis Cultural Program located at Westmount Community School was the focus of the Celebrating Excellence segment of the Saskatoon Board of Education meeting held May 9. A group of students shared their learning with the board by singing a song in...

High school musicals illustrate learning, teamwork, trustees told

April 27, 2017
Participation in arts education programs, both curricular and extra-curricular, play an integral role in the lives of many Saskatoon Public Schools students. The Celebrating Excellence segment during the April 11 Board of Education meeting illustrated how musical productions in the division's collegiates bring together students in a variety of roles and...

Literacy for Life conference will tell Saskatchewan Stories

April 05, 2017
The Saskatoon Public Schools' Literacy for Life conference will be telling Saskatchewan Stories and celebrating literacy with thousands of students, staff and community members during the annual event that runs May 1-5. Now in its 12th year, the goal of the Literacy for Life conference is to engage, encourage and inspire...

School calendar approved for 2017-18; classes start Sept. 5

February 22, 2017
Students in Saskatoon Public Schools will begin the 2017-18 school year immediately following the Labour Day weekend. The first day of classes for students in both elementary and high school will be Tuesday, Sept. 5, with the final day for students on June 27, 2018. The calendar includes the following breaks:...

​Collegiate open house evenings help students prepare for high school

January 31, 2017
Saskatoon Public Schools' collegiates are opening their doors to Grade 8 students for information evenings during February. The open house events give students and parents the opportunity to visit the school or schools of their choice, learn about the programs and unique opportunities that each collegiate offers and find the right...

Board of Education meeting highlights experience of Syrian students

January 31, 2017
​The response of W.P. Bate Community School in welcoming 65 Syrian refugee students in early 2016 was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence portion of the Saskatoon Board of Education meeting on Jan. 17. Three Grade 6 students shared their experience of being in a new school and new country during the...

Outstanding graduates recognized with Award of Excellence

January 05, 2017
​Prapti Patel and Shayna Uhryn are the co-winners of the 2016 Award of Excellence, presented by the Saskatoon Board of Education. The award is given annually to the student who best exemplifies the goals and values of Saskatoon Public Schools. Patel graduated from Marion M. Graham Collegiate with a 97.3 per...

Kindergarten Information

December 12, 2016
​We have a Kindergaten Information Evening taking place on Wednesday, January 18th from 7pm to 8pm in the large gym at Willowgrove School. Babysitting will be available for parents who need it. We will present information about our Kindergarten program and other details about the school. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  ...

​​Board of Education hears about success of Eye See Eye Learn Optometric Clinic

December 08, 2016
A unique partnership at Confederation Park Community School is helping to provide a clear vision for students, their learning success and the school community. Since opening in the fall of 2015, the Eye See Eye Learn Optometric Clinic located at the school has made a difference by providing better access to...

School receives Youth in Philanthropy Award for work with Friendship Inn

November 24, 2016
The contributions made by a group of Willowgrove School students and staff to the Friendship Inn have received special recognition. Staff members Kristen Kobylak, Ryan Dignean and Katherine Luciuk, along with their students from the last two years, were recognized with a 2016 Youth in Philanthropy Award for their volunteer and...

Board of Education takes office; Ray Morrison chosen as board chair

November 01, 2016
Three new trustees and seven returning members took the oath of office and Ray Morrison was selected to another term as board chair during the Saskatoon Board of Education's inaugural meeting held Nov. 1. New trustees Cameron Scott in Ward 4, Ross Tait in Ward 7 and Suzanne Zwarych in Ward...

New Board of Education to be sworn in at inaugural meeting Nov. 1

October 31, 2016
The Saskatoon Board of Education will include three new trustees and seven returning members following the Oct. 26 election. Cameron Scott in Ward 4, Ross Tait in Ward 7 and Suzanne Zwarych in Ward 8 were elected to their first term on the board. Incumbents Vernon Linklater in Ward 2, Kathleen Brannen...

Student enrolment reaches all-time high for school division

October 24, 2016
The number of students attending Saskatoon Public Schools reached a new high this fall, according to enrolment data presented to the Board of Education's Oct. 11 meeting Enrolment on Sept. 30, 2016, was 24,919 students, an overall increase of 896 students from the same time last year and a continuation of...

​Names chosen for four new public elementary schools

October 11, 2016
The Saskatoon Board of Education has chosen the names for the four new public elementary schools in Saskatoon. The names are: Sylvia Fedoruk School – new school in Evergreen Ernest Lindner School – new school in Hampton Village Colette Bourgonje School – new school in Rosewood Chief Whitecap School – new...

Board of Education recognizes contributions of long-time chair W.B. Doyle

September 22, 2016
The dedication of the board room in memory of the longest-serving chair in Saskatoon Public Schools history was the Celebrating Excellence item during the Sept. 20 meeting of the Board of Education. William Benjamin Doyle served as a member of the Board of Education for 21 years beginning in 1920, including...

All public schools to recognize Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 30

September 22, 2016
The Province of Saskatchewan has proclaimed September 30 as Orange Shirt Day — a day to honour the Indigenous children who survived residential schools and remember those who didn't. All Saskatoon public schools will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day. Students are encouraged to wear orange that day. There will be activities...

Board of Education hears about success of Tommy Douglas Collegiate Math Fair

September 14, 2016
An event that combined mathematics with student leadership and introduction to high school learning for future students was a big success at Tommy Douglas Collegiate. The Celebrating Excellence item for the Sept. 6 meeting of the board of education showcased the second annual Tommy Douglas Collegiate Math Fair held in June....

First day of school for all division students is Thursday, Sept. 1

August 15, 2016
The first day of September will also be the first day of school for all Saskatoon Public Schools students as they head back to classes on Thursday, Sept. 1. Elementary school students will attend for registration during the morning only on Sept. 1 and will be dismissed for the day at the...

Division makes commitment to TRC's Calls to Action

August 08, 2016
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its Calls to Action after completing hearings into the effects of residential schools in Canada. Our duty to recognize and educate students about this difficult period in Canada’s history saw Saskatoon Public Schools engage in a collaborative consultation with a key groups within the...

Budget maintains focus on students, learning priorities

June 29, 2016
The Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2016-17 academic year at a public meeting June 29. The budget includes operating expenses of $260.2 million, which is up $7.7 million over last year. The upcoming budget continues support for the board’s two learning priorities, Literacy for Life and Collegiate...

Students donate $8,500 for summer reading program

June 15, 2016
Students at our school certainly know how to put their math skills to good use as a recent mathethon event added up to a major contribution to support new Canadian students and the work of the Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation. The mathethon fundraiser, organized by our Home and School, raised a...

Funds support physical literacy program for special needs students

April 06, 2016
Enriching the lives of all students through movement and quality physical education programs is one of the goals of Saskatoon Public Schools. For students in the Functional Life Skills (FLS) and Autism Support (AS) programs, a focus on functional skills also helps students become as independent as possible in their daily...

Happy Holidays!

December 12, 2015
​Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season! Our last day of classes at Willowgrove School is Friday, December 18th, 2015. The school and main office are closed until Monday, January 4th, 2016.

Extra Curricular Programs at Willowgrove School

December 12, 2015
Students at Willowgrove School have access to a wide variety of programs outside of regular class instruction. In the new year, sports teams including boys and girls basketball and our indoor track team will be practicing and competing several times per week. We also have a cheerleading team and a multicultural...

Kindergarten Registration Information

December 12, 2015
​Registration for our 2016-2017 Kindergarten programs has begun. Copies of the registration form are available from the Willowgrove School main office. All Kindergarten programs in Saskatoon Public Schools are half time. On the registration form, we will ask parents for feedback about how the half time programs will be scheduled. The...

Innovative technology makes difference for students, board told

November 03, 2015
Saskatoon Public Schools' board members learned about the use of EagleEyes technology at John Dolan School during the board's Oct. 27 regular meeting. The innovative technology helps individuals with significant physical disabilities interact and learn by controlling a computer mouse with their eyes. Two systems were introduced to John Dolan in...

Supplemental Information Form

June 01, 2015
​We want to give parents a chance to share information about their child or children regarding class placements for fall 2015. We will use this information to assist when we group students into classes. The form is available under the tab "Principal's Update". Please bring a paper copy back to the...

Registration for Fall 2015

May 04, 2015
​We are accepting fall registrations for all Kindergarten to Grade 8 students who will attend Willowgrove School in September. Our office will be closed from June 29 - August 18. Please stop in anytime on or after August 19 to register. Our Administrative Assistant will be available to answer calls starting...

May 1st School Celebration

April 21, 2015
We are planning a wonderful day celebrating our new school on Friday, May 1st. We will have a kick off assembly at 11am featuring dancers from the Multicultural Bhangra Club. In the afternoon students will showcase themselves in a school-wide "Identity Fair". The evening performace at 7pm will celebrate our four...

​Before/After School Program Update

March 27, 2015
Boys and Girls Club are up and running with the the before/after school program. Under the tab "programs and services" you can find a link to information about before and after school care including a registration package for 2015 - 2016 and fees for the 2015 - 2016 school year. Please...

Kindergarten Information

March 27, 2015
​Kindergarten registration for the 2015 - 2016 school year has begun, and forms are available from our Willowgrove School main office.
We are hosting our "Sneak Peek" on Friday, May 22nd from 1pm - 2:30pm. It will be a chance for students to participate in activities with various staff members. All registered...

Playground Improvement Meeting

March 27, 2015
Our next meeting is Monday, April 13th in the Library at Willowgrove School at 7pm.   We need additional volunters to help with grant proposals, sponsorships and fundraising ideas!   Please attend if you are interested, as we have some wonderful ideas for ways to make the playground in Wallace Park even better!...

November 28th Construction Update

November 27, 2014
Under the tab "Principal's Update" is a link to the latest information about construction progress at Willowgrove School. Our staff share in the disappointment with families about further delays.

November 5th Preschool/Daycare Update

November 05, 2014
​Please see the tab "Programs and Services" and click on the link to the Daycare and Preschool. Preston Early Learning will be the operator of these two programs. We have updated information, as well as registration forms and parent information for the Early Learning Centre (daycare) and Preschool.

Willowgrove Student Pep Rally

September 30, 2014
​Our first ever Willowgrove student assembly is taking place Tuesday, October 7th in the auditorium at Centennial Collegiate at 10:15am.

Picture Day's are approaching

September 30, 2014
​Grade 4 - 8 Picture Day is Wednesday, Octobe 1st at Dr. J.G. Egnatoff School. Grades K - 3 have thier picture day Wednesday, October 8th and Thursday, October 9th at Forest Grove School.

Student Handbook Information

September 05, 2014
​Students recieved their handbooks at the start of the school year that include information about all spects of Willowgrove School. The same handbook is available electronically for parents under the tab "About".

Welcome Back BBQ's at Forest Grove and Egnatoff

September 05, 2014
Wednesday, September 10 th at Forest Grove from 5pm – 6:30pm in the large gym and outside in the park. Please bring chairs or blankets if you want to sit outside. Thursday, September 11 th at Egnatoff from 5:30pm – 7:30pm out in the park, as well as visiting classrooms in...

August 26th School Start Up Information

August 26, 2014
​Under the tab "Principal's Update" is a letter we emailed to all families that gives information about the start of the school year. Please do not send school supplies on registration day - Tuesday, September 2nd! As well, if your child will be riding the school bus, please ensure they know...

June 20th Construction Update

June 20, 2014
​A letter was sent home to all families registered at Willowgrove School as well as to families whose children attend Forest Grove, Dr. John G. Egnatoff, and Silverspring Schools. The letter provides details about construction progress and reviews the contingency plans for students until the new building is ready. The letter...

June 19th Information About School Start Up

June 19, 2014
​Under the tab "Principal's Update" is a letter that went home to all our reigstered families today. It gives information about the school day schedule next fall, before and after school care registration, bus information, and school supply lists. The supply lists can be accessed on this web site from the...

Willowgrove Playground Information

June 17, 2014
​At our meeting on June 11th we reviewed design options for the playground in Wallace Park. The existing structure will remain, and new features will be added. Approximate cost of the project could be in the range of $100 000. A group of parents are going to put together a fundraising...

Preschool Update

June 11, 2014
​Preston Early Learning is currently finalizing their preschool classes and preparing for a September, 2014 start up. There are still spaces available for 3 year old children (2 classes per week) and 4 year old's (3 clsses per week). Contact information for Preston Early Learning is under the tab "Programs and...

Parent Information June 2, 2014

June 02, 2014
​Today we emailed out three documents to families who have registered their students at Willowgrove School. The first is a detailed parent letter providing updates about our "Meet the Teacher" evening, before/after school care, student class placements, and bus information. We also sent home a bus registration form and a class...

May 14 Construction Update

May 14, 2014
​A letter was prepared and emailed to all famlies who have students attending North East Schools on May 14th. The letter indicated that both the Public and Catholic School DIvisions are certain Willowgrove School and Holy Family School will not open in September, 2014. This announcement also affects the daycare that...

Spring Student Meeting Feedback

May 05, 2014
​Before the Easter break we held meetings with grades 3 - 7 students who have registered for Willowgrove School at Silverspring, Egnatoff, and Forest Grove. They had the chance to see pictures inside the school, hear about design features of the new building, and give input into programming for next year....

June 11th Playground Meeting

April 16, 2014
We will be meeting on June 11th at 7pm at Dr. J.G. Egnatoff School to discuss improving the playground behind Willowgrove School. Any parents interested in helping organize fundraising opportunities as part of the "Home and School" are also invited to attend. We hope to develop some plans for playground improvement,...

Information about Parent Meetings

March 11, 2014
Kindergarten Sneak Peek - Thursday, May 15th from 4 - 4:45pm or 5 - 5:45pm at Forest Grove School The poster for this event can be found under the tab "Principal's Update". Students will have a chance to meet our new kindergarten teachers Mrs. Lemstra and Mrs. Ottenbreit, and participate in...

Preschool Space Still Available For Sept. 2014

March 07, 2014
​We are thrilled to announce that the Willowgrove Preschool will start in September, 2014. The preschool will operate out of Erindale Alliance Church until the new school is ready. Registration is open until at least the end of May. There are still spaces available for 3 year old children (2 classes...

Traffic Safety at Willowgrove School

March 03, 2014
​I shared parent feedback about traffic safety at a planning meeting with the City of Saskatoon on February 25th. A summary of the notes are posted under the tab "Principal's Update". The title of the update is "Traffic Safety Meeting Notes Feb 25th". It was a positive meeting, however some of...

Contingency Plan for a Delayed School Opening

February 28, 2014
Various departments within the school division have worked together to develop a contingency plan in the event that Willowgrove School is not open in September, 2014. Details are posted in a letter found under the tab "Principal's Update". The link to the letter is located at the bottom of the list....

Preschool Planning Meeting March 6th

February 26, 2014
​We have confirmed our preschool planning meeting will take place Thursday, March 6th from 7pm - 9pm in the library at Dr. J.G. Egnatoff School. Parents will hear presentations from the two groups interested in operating the preschool and have a chance to discuss their proposals. We want to be up...

February Parent Meeting Summary

February 07, 2014
We held two parent meetings on February 10th and 12th.  Board Chair Ray Morrison was at both meetings and provided an update about construction. He explained to parents that the contractor EllisDon is confident the school will be finished on time, but that the school division and the consultants they have...

January 31st Construction Update

January 31, 2014
EllisDon, the general contractor overseeing the construction of Willowgrove School, continues to make progress on this project. Recently they confirmed their intention to meet the following key milestones:   School Division occupancy date of June 30, 2014 and school opening date for students of September 2, 2014.   EllisDon has increased the project...

Preschool Update

January 23, 2014
​A small group of parents met on Monday, January 20th for a planning meeting. The group decided to explore finding an existing operator to run the preschool at Willwogrove School. They are putting together a "Request for Proposal", and will be asking preschool operators to present about the type of program...

Date Change for Two Parent Consultation Meetings

January 02, 2014
​We will be holding two parent consultation meetings on Monday, February 10th and Wednesday, February 12th in the library at Forest Grove School - sorry for the change . Both meetings will cover the same topics. Childcare will be available. Topics will include themes of the school, programs and activites offered,...

Instructions About Registration Procedures

December 12, 2013
​Registration for Willowgrove School has started. The forms are available on-line from this web page. Click on the tab "About Our School" for the link to the registration forms. Please be aware that if you are using Apple devices or smartphones you may have difficulty filling in the form electronically. Sorry...

Preschool Meeting Summary

December 12, 2013
​A summary of the December 10th meeting is posted under the tab "Principal's Update". A smaller planning group will meet again on January 20th at 7pm in the library at Dr. J.G. Egnatoff School to discuss arrangements that other schools have with preschool providers. The larger group will likely meet again...

Transportation Announcement

November 28, 2013
​On November 26th, the Board of Education made a decision about bus service for Evergreen students. Families living in Evergreen whose children are in the regular English program will have the option of bus service to three schools next year - Silverspring, Egnatoff, or Willowgrove. This will be in effect until...

Cancelled - Willowgrove School Tour and Clean Up

November 26, 2013
​The tour and clean up of Willowgrove School that was planned this Sunday, December 1st from 10am - 12pm has been cancelled . Unfortunately not enough volunteers were available. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Kindergarten Planning Meeting

October 25, 2013
Willowgrove School is holding a Kindergarten information evening on Thursday, January 23rd at Centennial Collegiate from 7pm - 8pm in the band room . At this meeting we will introduce our new kindergarten teacher Nicole Lemstra, provide information about our kindergarten program, and consult with parents about topics such as schedule...

Willowgrove School Information Meetings

October 10, 2013
Two Willowgrove School information meetings have been planned for Monday, November 25th and Wednesday, November 27th in the LRC at Centennial Collegiate. The meetings are planned from 7pm - 8:30pm. Both meetings will cover the same topics so please attend whichever is more convenient. We will have refreshments and grade 8...

November Meeting Summary

September 16, 2013
​Click on the tab "Principal's Update" located along the top of the web page to access a summary of the parent feedback that was collected on November 25th and 27th at our parent information meetings. We will be holding two more parent consultations towards the end of January. Dates have not...

Meet Willowgrove Principal Shane Armstrong

September 04, 2013
​Mr. Armstrong will be attending the Willowgrove University Heights  Community Association AGM on Thursday Sept 5th, 7pm at Centennial Collegiate. He will also be at the Community Association Fun Day in the Park on Saturday, September 14th from 11am - 1pm. He will be available to answer questions and bring updates...

Construction Update

August 23, 2013
​As you can see there has been a great deal of progress on Willowgrove School this fall. Ellis Don is the General Contractor for the project, and has various crews working on site each day. Their big goal is  to finish all exterior work in the next few weeks. They are...

Willowgrove Update - August 23, 2013

June 10, 2013
In just a year of construction, the new Willowgrove School has quickly taken shape. Construction remains on schedule and the school is expected to open in September 2014. The exterior wall framing and boarding is close to completion and the window frames are installed.  The exterior block work is started on...

Board of Education passes 2017-18 budget

June 20, 2017
​ The Saskatoon Board of Education passed its budget for the 2017-18 academic year at a meeting on Tuesday night. The budget includes expenses of $259.4 million, which is down $0.8 million over last year while opening four new elementary schools this September. Following a significant cut to operational funding from...

Telemedia program highlighted during Board of Education meeting

June 08, 2017
For more than three decades Saskatoon Public Schools students have had the opportunity for hands-on learning in television production through the Telemedia program. The program for students in Grade 7 and 8 was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence segment of the June 6 meeting of the Board of Education. "Telemedia was...

Michif language learning shared around the board table by students

May 15, 2017
The integration of the Michif language as part of the Métis Cultural Program located at Westmount Community School was the focus of the Celebrating Excellence segment of the Saskatoon Board of Education meeting held May 9. A group of students shared their learning with the board by singing a song in...

High school musicals illustrate learning, teamwork, trustees told

April 27, 2017
Participation in arts education programs, both curricular and extra-curricular, play an integral role in the lives of many Saskatoon Public Schools students. The Celebrating Excellence segment during the April 11 Board of Education meeting illustrated how musical productions in the division's collegiates bring together students in a variety of roles and...

Literacy for Life conference will tell Saskatchewan Stories

April 05, 2017
The Saskatoon Public Schools' Literacy for Life conference will be telling Saskatchewan Stories and celebrating literacy with thousands of students, staff and community members during the annual event that runs May 1-5. Now in its 12th year, the goal of the Literacy for Life conference is to engage, encourage and inspire...