It’s back to school today for more than 100 thousand Calgary public school students.
The Calgary Board of Education has moved in the furniture and desks, hooked up computers, put books on the shelves all in preparation for the very first day of classes at eight schools and two modernized high schools. The new schools include Auburn Bay School, Buffalo Rubbing Stone School in Panorama Hills, Copperfield School, Kenneth D. Taylor School in Evanston and New Brighton School which are all K – 4. It’s also the first day for the brand new Peter Lougheed and William D. Pratt middle schools in Saddle Ridge and Rocky Ridge/Royal Oak respectively.
The CBE is opening only one new high school, Nelson Mandela High School in the northeast. However, two other high schools, Jack James and Bowness, have both undergone modernizations. 10 more new and modernized schools will open in January.
Although most Calgary Catholic students returned to class last week, today is the first day for Our Lady of Grace, the new school opening in Evanston.