New Electronic Device Policy

Research is showing that student achievement and feelings of being safe while at school are reduced when schools allow students to freely access their personal electronic devices and social media during instructional time.  In response to this, Hillside High School students will not be permitted to use personal electronic devices in the school during instructional time.  If a student is using their personal electronic device in the school during any scheduled class times, they will be taken from the student and handed in to the office.  The student will be allowed to pick up the personal electronic device at the end of the day.  If a second offense occurs, parents will be required to pick up the phone and a meeting will be held with school administration, the student and parent.

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It's Education Week!

Alberta celebrates Education Week!

The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2–8, 1928. Its purpose then, as it is now, is to call attention to the importance of education and to share the many good things happening in Alberta schools.

We use Education Week as an opportunity to advocate for public education and to :

  • illustrate the important role that schools play in communities;
  • assure stakeholders that public funds are being put to good use;
  • invite the public into classrooms for first-hand experiences;
  • highlight the partnership between teachers, parents and students;
  • demonstrate the important leadership role that the teaching profession plays in student learning;
  • and celebrate the contribution that all staff and volunteers make in the school.


Every three years, the Alberta Teachers' Association, in collaboration with Alberta Education, chooses a theme for the week. The theme from 2017-2019 is “Learning is a Journey,” and intends to profile the role that education plays in all of our lives in shaping the province’s future. It’s a great time to celebrate public education, the work of teachers and an inspired future that includes:

  • optimal learning conditions for every child;
  • creative and innovative learning programs;
  • students who enjoy learning and who achieve their learning goals;
  • parents and communities that are involved and supportive of learning;
  • school leaders who are also teachers;
  • a well-thought out curriculum delivered by well-prepared professionals; and,
  • opportunities for teachers to continue developing their skills as professionals


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