Sunday, September 6, 2015
The Great Schools Of Ward G-Hazeldean School
September VIth, MMXV
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
Hazeldean Elementary School is truly a marvel for integration. I am reading about it as I get ready to attend a LXVth (65th) Wedding Anniversary at a farm nearby here in Stettler. It focuses on Grades Kindergarten through six with both regular stand alone classes & special needs kids places in split-level classes in Grades 4/5 & 5/6. Principal Bill Godfrey & his team deserve a lot of credit for helping these fine students integrate & feel a more normal part of society in a classroom setting. Many of the students have major learning disabilities so the Hazeldean staff shows caring in helping these fine kids learn to adapt with them & do the best they can.
- Hazeldean has on-site occupational therapists, physical therapists, & speech language pathologists. This is wonderful as they can give the students confidence during times of stress.
- Instructors at this wonderful school make sure that students who need help with language skills don't just know how to say the words, but to make them come alive with a sense of meaning & purpose that they can use in their daily lives.
- A community league is located very close to Hazeldean. These community members are very mindful to help & be supportive of these very special & very bright children!
"Hurricane" Hazel McCallion Of Mississauga, Ontario Was The Longest Serving Mayor (At 12 Straight Terms) In North America & 93 Years Old When When She Retired In MMXIV,