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Medicine Hat District and Curriculum
Students in Medicine Hat are taught according to the curriculum laid out by Alberta Education. Students are expected to reach certain goals within their coursework and the curriculum lays out what it is that a student should know and be able to do within the subjects. In addition, the more specialized programs that students take in their later years of school have specific curriculum designed for the. The programs in Career and Life Management, Information Technology, Environmental Education, Physical and Wellness Education have curriculum developed so that targets are clear and students are able to meet measurable goals.
Schools in Medicine Hat include:
River Heights Elementary School is located on 301 6th Ave SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 5A8, River Heights Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 403-527-3730. Originally opened in 1996, River Heights Elementary School serves children from Medicine Hat, Redcliff and the surrounding area. Parents, teachers and staff work together to create a positive learning environment. The teaching style of teachers in the school incorporates the 3 E’s, staff wish to develop students who are Engaged thinkers, Ethical Citizens with Entrepreneurial Spirits. Like other students in Alberta, students at River Heights Elementary School are taught with the curriculum standards by Alberta Education in mind. These standards outline the knowledge and skills students should have by the end of each grade level. For example, in grade 3 mathematics, students are introduced to multiplication and division. Students learn about place value and numbers up to 1000. They also develop number sense by looking at patterns, measurement and data. For more information on the mathematics tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.
Alexandra Middle School is located on 477 6 St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1H4, Alexandra Middle School covers grades 7-9 and can be contacted at 403-527-8571. Like all other student in the province of Alberta, students at Alexandra Middle School are required by Alberta Education to take mandatory courses, including health, language arts, mathematics, physical education, science and social studies. In addition to these courses, they are also required to take a minimum of 3 complementary courses in subjects such as art, French, or construction. Alberta Education outlines the knowledge students need to know at the end of each grade level in their curriculum standards. These standards cover different subjects such as English Language Arts, Physical Education, Social Studies and more. In science, students focus on interactions and ecosystems, plants, heat and temperature, structure and forces, and planet earth. In social studies, students learn about confederation and the Canadian expansion across the country. SchoolTutoring Academy offers tutoring in both of these subjects. To learn more, please contact us.
Medicine Hat High School is located on 200 7th St SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4K2, Medicine Hat High School covers grades 10-12 and can be contacted at 403-527-3371. Originally built in 1962, Medicine Hat High School serves approximately 1300 students, and has the largest capacity of all the schools in medicine hat. The school underwent renovation in 2017 to update its facilities. The drama program at the school is the longest running theatre program in the entire city. Medicine Hat High School also offers Career and Technology studies programs in robotics, construction, cosmetology, fashion studies, foods and mechanics. The school offers advanced placement (AP) courses in math, english and social studies. AP courses allow students to take college level courses in high school. At the end of the courses, students take an exam. And Depending on the scores students receive, they could eligible to receive college credit. AP courses can be challenging academically, but there are many benefits to students who take these courses, as they can be more prepared for university or college. For more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help your child with one-on-one tutoring, please contact us.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Medicine Hat District Curriculum
The curriculum used in the public schools of Medicine Hat has been developed at the provincial level based on best practices in education as seen in the country and around the world. The specific learning objectives and broader level concepts are described on a grade by grade level within the curriculum frameworks. In the Sciences, students develop an understanding of experiments, observational studies, and surveys, and explain the importance of randomization to each. In each form, students are taught how to understand conditional probability and independence in order to use them to interpret data.
As students begin to specialize their studies, they can choose from science courses ranging from environmental studies to technology and engineering. Students explore various changes to the atmosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere, nothing how those changes evolve over time. Various properties of materials are analyzed as well, including solubility, density, and conductivity. Technology is an integral component of all aspects of the science curriculum. Students learn how to utilize scientific tools to carry out their investigations and report data.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Medicine Hat Educational News
- Education Foundation - The community of Medicine Hat benefits from the Education Foundation that serves as the charitable arm to the public school district and funds substantial projects each school year. Recently, Smartboards and other technology products were purchased for use in a few schools in the district. The Foundation also offers a variety of ways in which people can get involved in their volunteer efforts.
- Off-Campus Education - The district's Off-Campus Education provides students with a number of highly specialized program options that will thoroughly prepare them for an in-demand career. Programs in Engineering, Health Services, and the opportunity to obtain a Green Certificate are all available through the Off-Campus Education department.
- Educational Conferences - Through their extracurriculars, students in the district participated in a range of conferences. Students participated in the Destination Innovation Conference and the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Students also attended and participated in the Historica Fair. Information about how to get involved can be found in the schools, district offices and on the district website.
Medicine Hat Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
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About Medicine Hat, Alberta
Medicine Hat is located in southeast Alberta along the South Saskatchewan River. The city is located about 169 km east of Lethbridge and 295 km southeast of Calgary. The area the city covers is about 110.04 km2 or 43.26 square miles Medicine Hat got its start as a railroad town and today is served by the Trans-Canada Highway as well as the Crowsnest Highway. The nickname of Medicine Hat is “The Gas City”, as there are large natural gas fields in the area. The name “Medicine Hat” comes from the English Translation of the word Saamis, the Blackfoot word for the eagle tail feather headdress worn by medicine men.
When the province of Alberta was incorporated in 1905, Medicine Hat was the largest community in Southeastern Alberta. Today, the city has more of a small town feel. On average, the city receives about 330 days of sunshine per year, which is more than any other city in Canada! Nature and wildlife are close to the residents of the city, as the South Saskatchewan River is close by, along with a beautiful river valley filled with cottonwood trees and previously bison.
In 2016, the population of Lethbridge was 63,260, making it the sixth most populated city in the province. According to a 2016 census by Statistics Canada, the average age of the population in Edmonton was 41.0 years old. The median household income in the city in 2015 was $72,806.
Echodale Regional Park provides a mixture of beautiful nature and history. Visitors to the park can enjoy wildlife while walking through the park’s trails. On the west side of the park is a historic farm site. Tours are offered of the historic site and there is also a barnyard with barnyard animals. Around the farm are a blacksmith shop, the Woolfrey house, Ajax Mine, Grandma’s Attic and a barn. There are two lakes in the park. One of the lakes has a sandy beach and shore with beach volleyball courts. Visitors can swim here, and there are lifeguards on duty in August. Accessible picnic tables and fire pits are located around the other fishing lake. Visitors are also able to boat on this lake.
The Saamis Teepee is one of the most iconic landmarks in Medicine Hat! It was originally constructed for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics as a tribute to Canada’s native heritage and is the tallest teepee in the world. The teepee is made entirely of steel and has a concrete foundation. The 10 large circular story boards that make up the teepee depict aspects of native culture and history. Located close by the Saamis Teepee is the Saamis Archaeological Site, where experts believe over 83 million artifacts are buried. The area was once a buffalo camp and meat processing site. People traveling through the city on the Trans-Canada Highway can also get a view of the Teepee from their cars!
Medalta is the historic clay district in Medicine Hat. Along with an abundant supply of natural gas, the area of Medicine Hat also has an abundant supply of clay. This combination made Medicine Hat a major production hub for bricks, tiles and cement. Today, the Medalta includes a living, working museum, vibrant education centre, reception gallery, and a 12,000 square foot contemporary ceramics studio called The Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics. Artists from all over the world operate out of this studio and create beautiful ceramics works. Visitors to the Medalta can work with a resident ceramic artist and get a hands-on clay experience! Tours are also offered so visitors can learn about the history of the area and Western Canada’s Industrial Revolution.
- The junior hockey team in Medicine Hat is the Medicine Hat Tigers. Famous hockey players Trevor Linden and Lanny McDonald played for this team!
- The Gas Lamps in downtown Medicine Hat burn the local natural gas as their power source.
- Dotted throughout the city are murals by artist Jim Marshall. There are more than three dozen of his murals around the city!
- The city receives an average of 2512.85 hour of sunshine per year!
- St. Patrick’s Church is a Roman Catholic Church in Medicine Hat. It is one of the oldest continuously poured concrete structures in Canada!
Chalk Talk: The Role of Health and Wellness Studies
In their health and physical education classes, students gain valuable skills that allow them to evaluate their health and take measures to improve it through exercise. Elementary aged students also learn about various nutrients and vitamins in the nutrition component of the health curriculum. Students explore how the body creates and expends energy, and how proper nutrition is key to those processes. Children also learn how to maintain a healthy weight by balancing a healthy diet, managing caloric intake, and participating in physical activities. In high school, students expand into developmentally appropriate aspects of social development, for instance, they may discuss how social media can cause feelings of low self-esteem and self-worth because of the messages students receive about how they should look, act, and feel.