Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
8 THE IETHBRIDGE HKAID Monday, August 17, 1970. School boundaries are set for 1970-1971 term School boundaries in only a few cases have undergone changes this year from what they were in the 1969-1970 school year, and are outlined below. Students are normally required to attend the school located with- in their own attendance area, although exceptions to this rule are made in consultation with the school board involved for medical reasons, or in case of public school district high schools, in cases where students are unable to obtain the program they require or need in their own school. The centre of each street or avenue is the dividing line at each boundary, unless otherwise specified. PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Senator Buchanan (Grades 1 to Bounded on the east by 13th St. N.; bounded on the north by 18th Ave. N.; bounded on the south by 1st Ave. N.; and bound- ed on the west by 5th St. N. (area includes Galbratth Elementary (Grades 1 to Grades 1 to 3: North of the line drawn east of 13th St. N. along 7th Ave. to 23rd St.; north to 8th Ave.; east to 28th St. N. Grade 4: North of the line drawn east of 13th St. N. along 7th Ave. to 20th St.; north to 9th Ave.; and east to 28th St. N. Grades 5 to 6: North of the line east of 13th St. N., along 9th Ave. to 28th'St. N. George McKillop (Grades 1 to 3 South of the line drawn east of 13th St. N., on 7th Ave. to 23fd St.. north to 8th Ave., east to 28th St. N. Westminster Elementary (Grades 4 to 6 Grade 4 south of the line drawn east of 13th St. N., along 7th Ave. to 20th St.; north to 9th Ave. and east to 28th St. N. Grades 5 to 6: South of the line drawn east of 13th St. N along 9th Ave. to 28th St. N. Central Elementary (Grades 1 to Bounded on the north by 1st Ave. S.. from the coulees to 13th St. S.; on the south on 7th Ave. from 13th St. to llth St., then on llth St. to 9th Ave. and west on 9th Ave. to the coulees. Bounded on the west by the cou- lees. Agnes Davidson (Grades 1 to 4 Bounded on the east by Mayor Magrath Drive; bounded on the north by 16th Ave. S.; bounded on the south by the city limits, excluding the Rollag sub- division; bounded on the west by Scenic Drive. Fleetwood Susie Bawden (Grades 1 to Bounded on the north by 7th Ave. from 13th St. to 17th St. S.; on the east on 17th St. S. to 14th Ave., then west to 15th St., then south to Kith Ave. S.; from the north boundary on 7th Ave. and 13th St., west to llth St. then south to nth Ave. to Scenic Drive. Lakeview Elementary (Grades 1 to Bounded on the west by Mayor Magrath Drive; bounded on the north by South Parkside Drive; bounded on the south by Coutts Highway, but including the Rollag subdivision; bounded on the east by 43rd St. S. General Stewart (Grades 1 to Bounded on the north by 1st Ave. S.; bounded on the west by 13th St. S.-; south on 13th St. to 7th Ave.; east to 17th St., to alley between 17th and 18th St.; south to 9th Ave.; west to 17th St.; south to 10th Ave.; east to Mayor Magrath Drive; north to Park- side Drive; east to railway boun- dary. Allan Watson (Grades 4 to 6 See Hamilton Junior High School for Grade 7 Bounded on the north by 1st Ave. S.; bounded on the by 13th St. S. and south on 13th St. to 7th Ave.; east to 17th St. to alley between 17th and 18th Sts.; south to 9th Ave.; west to 17th St.; south to 10th Ave.; east to Mayor Magrath Drive; north to Park- side Drive; east to railway boun- dary. Gilbert Paterson Elementary (Grades 1 to 6 Bounded on the north by 10th Ave. S. be- tween Mayor Magrath Drive and 17th St. S.; bounded on the west by 17th St. going south from 10th Ave. to 14th Ave.; west on 14th Ave. to 15th St. and south on 15th St. to 16th Ave.; bounded on the south by 16th Ave. from loth St. to Mayor Magrath Drive. Gilbert Paterson Junior High only: Bounded by 13th St. from the south city limits north to 10th Ave. S.; then east to 17th St. S.; north to 9th Ave. S.; east on 9th Ave. to Mayor Magrath Drive and south on Mayor Magrath to the city limits. Wilson Junior High School: All of the city lying "north of the main east-west line of the Cana- dian Pacific Railway. Hamilton Junior High School: All of the area of south Leth- bridge not included in the Gilbert Paterson Junior High School at- tendance area, with the excep- tion of the Grade 7 students from Lakeview, General Stewart and part of the Allan Watson area. Students from the latter three areas attend Allan Watson for Grade 7 only. Winston Churchill High School: All of the city north of the main east-west line of the Canadiao Pacific Railway. Students in North Lethbridge desiring cer- tain vocational programs not of- fered in WCI-IS- are encouraged to attend the Lethbridge Col- legiate Institute if the programs are available there. Bus trans- portation will be provided by the school district if necessary. Lethbridge Collegiate Institute: High school students in all of the city south of the main east-west line of the Canadian Pacific Rail- way. Students in South Leth- bridge desiring to attend WCHS for some legitimate reason are free to do so provided adequate accommodation is available and they are to provide their own transportation. SEPARATE SCHOOLS: Cathoiic Central' High School is the. only separate high school, and offers Grades 8 to 12. The Grade 8 and 9 students are class- ified as junior high, and Grades 10 to 12 as high school. CCHS incorporates the old St. Joseph's School. In North Lethbridge, all Grade 1 to 3 students attend St Paul's School; all Grade 4 to 7 students attend St. Basil's School. Some North Lethbridge students living near St. Mary's attend that school. In South Lethbridge, all Grade 7 students attend St. Mary's School. All Grade 1 to 6 students living west of 13th St. S. attend St. Patrick's School. Grades 1 to 6 living east of 13th St. S. and south of 9th Ave. S. attend Assumption School, and Grades 1 to 7 from the river to the eastern city limits, and south from the railway tracks to 6th Ave. on the west of 13th St. S., and 9th Ave. on the east of 13th St. S., attend St. Mary's. The separate school board adds that these are the general boun- daries, but exceptions exist, de- pending on enrolment pressures at the various schools and family situations which might make it easier for a child to attend a dif- ferent school. SCHOOL BUSES: School buses are financed through the Alberta department of education's education founda- tion grants program, which re- quires that all children living within VA miles of their school must provide their own transpor- tation. Children living further than miles from school are provided with special passes during the first few days of school, which must be presented to the school bus drivers. Bus routes and schedules will also be explained to students when school starts, and further information concerning them can be acquired by telephoning the public or separate school board offices. Say school board chairmen School board regular meetings are always open to the public, and trustees both boards have expressed curiosity about what they'd do if. sufficient people regularly attended meetings to force them into larger quarters. John Boras, chairman of the separate school board, said stu- dents, teachers, parents and ev- eryone else would be welcome at his board's meetings. "It has been a long-standing rule that our meetings are public and not Mr. Boras said. "However, on many occasions in discussing this with people they have said they are surprised to find this is the case, believing the meetings were open only on special occasions. "I'd like to make it completely clear that all meetings are al- ways open, and wc'c, enjoy hav- ing anyone come." And Alastair Mont, chairman of the public school board, agreed. "We're responsible to the peo- ple in the he said. "Of course they can always attend." People wishing to make pre- sentations to either board are also welcome, although normally several days' advance notice i s required because agendas are prepared four or five days in ad- vance. "The school district is a busi- ness, and we try to run it as efficiently as Mr. Mont said. "We'd appreciate it if peo- ple who want to speak with us at a we like to have them do written ma- terial to us in advance so it can be distributed to the trustees. "This way they have a chance to read it and think about it be- fore having to make their deci- sion." The public school board meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, at p.m. in its administration centre at 433 15th St. S. The separate school board meets generally on the first Wed- nesday of every month, at p.m. in its education centre at 6th Ave. and 18th St. S. Meeting times are always an- nounced in advance in The Her- ald and on the radio, and can also be obtained by phoning the boards' oCfices.