Bible Character Day!

Kindergarten to Grade 3 students celebrated “Bible Character Day”! It was so fun to come to class and play “Guess Who I Am?”. Mrs. Kerry said she had nearly every one of her students participate which made for a pretty fun class day!

Can you guess the Bible characters in the photos below?

Early Literacy Meeting

On Wednesday evening, we had an informational session with Tracey Jamieson on early literacy. If you weren’t able to attend, here is a recording of the meeting.

Click to watch.

Here are the slides from Tracey’s presentation:


She also mentioned some literacy handouts for parents. The handouts file is free, but you will need to create an account (also free) to download it.



Sept 16 PACeS Sabbath

On Sabbath Sept 16th we will having our annual PACeS Sabbath get-together.

This year we will be meeting in Lacombe at Casey’s Cabin on the campus of Burman University.

I have attached a link for directions below.

Please let me know if your family is planning to attend.

This will help us plan for the day. You can come for part or all of it.


Please join us for a day of family fellowship outdoors. Casual/Comfortable dress is recommended.

Tentative Schedule

10:30 am Church Activities –  Bring lawn chairs
12:30 pm Haystack Potluck – Bring 2 or 3 haystack items to share with the group. Juice, paper plates, cutlery and, cups will be provided.


Afternoon Walk/Activities


Supper: Hot dog Roast: Bring your own hot dogs/buns and we can eat together by the fire. Ketchup, mustard, relish, paper plates, cutlery, cups and, juice will be provided.


Evening: Vespers/Games

Link for map/directions to Casey’s Cabin:

Graduation – June 29

PACeS Graduation program will be on June 29th at 7 pm.

It will take place at the Ponoka SDA Church.

Congratulations to the class of 2017!

Adreena Kowtek

Kelcey Pollard

Kaitlyn Satelmayer

Isaac Tingley

“Being confident of this very thing,
that He which hath begun a good work in you
will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
Philippians 1:6

June Final Exam Schedule 7-12

7-12 Final Exam Schedule                                                                                   June 2017

All exams will be from 9:00-11:00 am

Monday June 19 Tuesday June 20 Wednesday June 21 Thursday  June 22
Socials 7/8 Science 7/8 Language Arts 7/8 Math 7/8
English 9   Math 9  
Science 10 Socials 10    
Biology 20 Physics 20 English 20  

If these times do not work for you, you will need to make arrangements with the teacher one week in advance of the exam.  This will only be done for special circumstances and must be approved by Heidi Morehouse

Grade 12 Diploma Exams

June 16           Socials 30 Part A Diploma

June 23           Socials 30 Part B Diploma

Math 9 Surveys

Greetings PACeS!

In Math 9, the students have been making surveys to collect information to analyze.
Many of them need to collect a larger amount of information than they have locally available.
If you have a few minutes, would you please click on the links below and fill out the surveys?
(They’re not very long).

Any responses are greatly appreciated! (and no personally identifying information is collected).

Mr. Okimi



Summer Activities

Favorite Movies


Skiing vs Snowboarding

Board Games vs Video Games







Tim Hortons

June 8 – Reynolds Museum Fieldtrip

Here are the details for our June 8th Fieldtrip.
We will be going to the Reynolds Museum in Wetaskiwin, AB.
Our program and tour begins at 11:00 am. Please plan to meet us at that time.
Our Educational Program will begin at 11:00 am and go until 12:45 pm.
Will have lunch there at 12:45pm. There is a cafe where you can purchase lunch or you can bring your own lunch.
After lunch we will have time to tour the rest of the museum on our own.
This trip is for your family. Please let me know by June 1st how many children and adults will be attending.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Heidi Morehouse

Tests and Exams

Good afternoon PACeS,

As a staff, we have been discussing ways to help our students (particularly in grades 7-12) be prepared for the types of testing they will see as they move into and through high school. We met with some parents recently, and have been getting feedback from parents and students as well. We’ve summarized our thoughts below, and also added it to the handbook (which we hope you’ve read). Let us know if you have any questions!

Exams and Tests
As in any other school, tests and exams are part of the educational process at PACeS. Not only do they help teachers assess students’ progress, they help prepare students to take the Diploma exams in Grade 12. Diploma exams must be taken to receive an Alberta high school diploma and the scores are required by Canadian post-secondary institutions.

Because teachers cannot supervise students and their environment during testing, help from parents/guardians is necessary. Supervision means receiving and printing the test and ensuring that the student does not access prohibited materials such as notes, books, devices, or websites(other than an online exam) and that the test is taken with the time limits and before any deadlines. This requires a commitment of time and effort on the part of both the parent and the student.

Preparing for exams is crucial for student success, and begins on the first day of classes. In the past, those students who have actively and faithfully taken notes, been involved in classes, and studied beyond just homework have done well on tests. Those who have done only the minimum amount of work have not done well. Also, having a quiet place free of distractions for studying, classes, and test-taking is necessary.