About Olds High School

December 2017

By the time you are reading this we will be in December! It seems amazing that we are planning Semester I final exams and doing all of our Christmas preparations already.

The fall sports seasons are all complete now with two of the teams, JV Girls and Grade 9 Girls Volleyball, winning the league finals. In Zone play, both the Senior Girls and Grade 9 Girls Volleyball teams advanced to the semi-finals of zone play where they lost out in close matches. The football team completed their season with the team banquet on November 28, 2017; planning for next season is already underway. We are now transitioned to the winter sports season with five basketball teams and wrestling underway.

Congratulations to the OHS Drama Club on the fantastic production of “The Addams Family.” We estimate that almost 1,500 people will have attended the show by the time the last show is performed on December 3, 2017.  It is a monumental effort but so rewarding for the students involved.

As we enter the Christmas season, I hope it is a time of reflection and gratitude.  I always find that when we step back from our busy schedules we really do have so much to be thankful for.  Merry Christmas to all of you.

Tom Christensen
Principal

About Olds High School ...

Principal Mr. Tom Christensen
Vice Prinicpal Mr. Kent Lorenz
Vice Principal Ms. Gayleen Roelfsema
School Board Trustee Ms. Trudy James
Student Body Grades 9 - 12 
Student Body Population 560

Olds High School is part of the Community Learning Campus (CLC). The CLC is an innovative approach to high school, post-secondary, and community education. The CLC addresses specific rural needs by sharing resources and working jointly with a variety of community groups and agencies. Currently, we have about 600 students, grades 9 - 12 enrolled at our school.

OHS is embracing a high school experience that provides more schedule flexibility and increased student self-direction in order to better serve 21st Century learners.  The physical design of our facility reflects a non-traditional (non-industrial model) personalized learning environment. Organized around four learning neighbourhoods or ‘Quads;’ core subjects are embraced by interdisciplinary teams of teachers working with a fixed group of students.

Our teaching staff is extensively involved in a variety of professional development activities besides normal conference and workshop involvements.  Our staff has representatives on district committees (e.g. Language Arts, Technology, and Math), diploma and achievement exam markers and test designers; government field tests are administered every year; people working at the provincial level on curriculum projects

Our school programs are expanding to offer more preparation for entry into the work world and to introduce technology career opportunities to our students. Career Preparation, Green Certificates, RAP Plus, and expanded Career transitions are all current projects being offered to students at OHS.

For full details, diploma exam results, programs available and much more please visit our OHS Educational Plan.