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Prairie Rose Possibilities - The Podcast

Prairie Rose Possibilities - The Podcast

By Prairie Rose Possibilties
Prairie Rose Pubic Schools is a fairly rural district in southern Alberta, Canada. Several of our schools are starting on an exciting project venture called Prairie Rose Possibilities. These mini podcasts will be a snapshot of these projects as they navigate new areas of student engagement.
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1.5 -Always Growing in the North - Prairie Rose Possibilities

Prairie Rose Possibilities - The Podcast

1.5 -Always Growing in the North - Prairie Rose Possibilities

Prairie Rose Possibilities - The Podcast

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2.16 -Seven Persons School Outward Bound
Listen in as Lynnette Copeland, Junior High teacher at Seven Persons School (K-9) talks about a  Prairie Possibilities project that features a partnership with Outward Bound to teach students the resiliency that comes with surviving in nature. Students Ryder and Justin tell us about some of the skills they’ve learned and the challenges they’ve overcome.
09:39
June 23, 2022
2.15 -Foremost Rodeo Club
Listen in as Foremost School (K-12) principal, Corey Steeves gives an update on one of two Prairie Rose Possibilities projects at Foremost School: the Foremost Rodeo Club. Foremost is a Prairie Rose K-12 public school in Southern Alberta with about 150 students.
03:52
June 23, 2022
2.14 -Irvine Agriculture Discovery Center
Farmer Nichole takes us through some of the exciting things happening as the animals move into Irvine School's Agriculture Discovery for the first time this spring and as the garden is established with trees and watering systems. This episode will include updates on other aspects and learning curves during the first year of this ambitious Prairie Rose Possibilities Project.
08:40
June 23, 2022
2.13 Irvine Equine Interaction Program
The Irvine Equine Interaction Program is one element of the Irvine School Equine Program. Listen in as Education Assistant Keri Gold tells about her experience with students in the program. We hear a student perspective from Hayden who went from reluctant to willing participant. Irvine School is a K-9 School in Prairie Rose with approximately 350 students. Listen to the first episode about the Equine Program at Episode 1.16
06:32
June 02, 2022
2.12 Oyen Junior Badgers Baseball
Listen in as Sarah Hagens tells how the new Junior Badgers school baseball program fits with other programs. Dyson & Kailyn fill us in on the value of being able to practice their favourite sport at school. Listen to the first chat about Junior Badgers Baseball in Episode 1.08.
08:49
May 27, 2022
2.11 -Warren Peers School - Archery
Lead teacher Jaime Didychuk provides an update on the recent tournament successes of our district’s only archery team and students Mackenzie, Reese, and AJ add their thoughts about competing as archers.
09:06
May 01, 2022
2.09 - Prairie Rose Art Institute
Listen in as lead teacher Kameko Ballantyne tells us what the multi-site Jr/Sr High Art Institute is currently working on and what exciting things are coming up. We will learn how the students are growing in their peer critique and hear from a South Central High School art student, Maddie. Listen to their first installment at episode 1.9.
09:15
April 13, 2022
2.10 Seven Persons - Academy of Fine Arts
Seven Persons Academy of the Fine Arts is geared for grades 4 to 6 students as they get to learn deeply in music, art and drama. The three lead teachers in the Academy tell us what exciting things they are working on and some shifts they have made along the way. Students Jack, Ben and Nixon give us their take on learning in the Academy of Fine Arts. Listen to their first podcast in episode 1.12.
13:39
April 11, 2022
2.08 Foremost School - FARM Garden project
Mrs. WIlliams is the Foremost Garden expert. She leads us into the F.A.R.M. plans for spring. Students Daina and Vaera explain some of the student roles in the garden project. Listen to their first installment at episode 1.3.
09:02
March 23, 2022
2.07 -Prairie Mennonite - Options in the Community
Prairie Mennonite Alternative School is a grade 1-9 school whose students are all German speaking from Mennonite families that have come to Canada from Mexico. These families are often very traditional and so this Prairie Rose Possibility Project is pleased to be able to offer them experiences both on and off-campus that they would not yet have experienced in Canada. One of the teachers, Mrs. Forbes, tells us about how the students helped choose the classes, and we get to hear from Nicholas, Nellie, Evan and Aaron about their favourite experiences. Listen to the first installment 1.02 here.
08:49
March 21, 2022
2.06 -Senator Gershaw-Prairie Rose Possibilites - Senator Gershaw Farms/Greenhouse
Senator Gershaw is a grade 4-12 school in the community of Bow Island in Southern Alberta. A few years ago they built a fabulous greenhouse that sits between the school and the prairies. They are now using their greenhouse as part of their Prairie Rose Possibilities project. Listen in as lead teacher Cory Schiebelbein gives us an overview of this new year in the greenhouse. Students Chance and Linden tell us some of the technical things that they are learning about )and a favourite vegetable!) Listen to their first installment at episode 1.6.
06:13
March 14, 2022
2.05 - Ralston School - Learning from the Land
Ralston School is a rural Alberta K-9 school but the majority of attendees are British students whose parents serve at British Army Training Unit Suffield. These visiting families are often shocked at the wide-open “nothingness” that seems to surround their community. Ralston’s Prairie Rose Possibility is to help both international and local families discover the surprising diversity and opportunities that exist on the Prairies and learn from Indigenous perspectives as well. Listen in as teacher Wade Carrier tells how he is infusing “Learning from the Land” into all the courses he teaches.  Student Poppy will compare Southern Alberta to her home in the UK and she and Parker will tell about one of their most impactful experiences in Learning from the Land. Check out their initial installment in episode 1.7.
10:57
March 08, 2022
2.04 - Jenner - Outdoor Skills & Electives
Jenner School is a rural Alberta K-9 school with fewer than 30 students; their Prairie Rose Possibility includes providing diverse learning options opportunities and building a  beautiful outdoor space. Listen in as teacher Kris Attfield tells about his own learning in the elective courses he has led in Jenner's Prairie Possibilities Project. Students Parker and Korban will tell us their favourite, most surprising, and most challenging things that they’ve learned. Check out their initial story in episode 1.1.
07:12
February 27, 2022
2.03 REIN - Kick off to Rodeo & Equine in the North
Listen to Warren Peers principal and REIN Lead Instructor, Lora Fletcher-Wilson as she tells us about the first few weeks of REIN- Rodeo & Equine in the North -which, like the Oyen Agriculture Project involves students at all four of our northern schools. Students Evy, Rhett and Cade tell us what they have been learning so far. Listen to their first installment at episode 1.11.
05:15
February 17, 2022
2.02 - Always Growing in the North -Prairie Rose Possibilites
This mid-year episode takes us to the Agriculture project in our Northern schools, this time at Oyen Public School. Mrs. Senkiw is the “worm boss” and she and students Paxton and  Kaeyden will update us on how their worm farm is coming along. Listen to their first installment at episode 1.5.
06:51
February 15, 2022
2.01 -Warren Peers School Prairie Possibilties - Makerspace
We’re excited to kick off Season 2 by talking about things we’ve learned in our Prairie Rose Possibilities, sometimes the hard way. This episode takes us to the Warren Peers Makerspace Project in Acadian Valley, where we talk with lead teacher Mrs. McCurdy and makers Tristen and Corban. Listen to their first installment at episode 1.13. 
06:26
January 17, 2022
1.1 -Jenner Prairie Rose Posibilites- Outdoor/Skills
Listen in as Jenner School (K-9) principal Kirby Stensrud gives an overview of Jenner's Prairie Possibilities Project- providing diverse learning options opportunities for a small rural community & building a beautiful outdoor space.
06:35
December 09, 2021
1.16 - Irvine School- Prairie Possibilities -Equine Program
Join project co-ordinator Linda Kraft as she tells us about two separate equestrian-focused programs that are available for students in grades 7-9 at Irvine School, a K-9 school in Alberta, located just of the Trans-Canada Highway not too far from the Saskatchewan border.
03:56
December 09, 2021
1.15 -Seven Persons School -Prairie Possibilities - Outward Bound
Listen in as Lynnette Copeland, Junior High teacher at Seven Persons School (K-9) talks about a new year-long options course for grades 7-9. This Prairie Possibilities project features a partnership with Outward Bound to teach students the resiliency that comes with surviving in nature.
05:22
November 05, 2021
1.14 - Warren Peers School - Prairie Possibilities - Archery Project
Join Jaime Didychuk, the instructor and project lead of the Prairie Rose Possibilities Archery Project at Warren Peers School, a K-9 school in Acadia Valley, Alberta.  In this program, all junior high students spend 2 hours a week learning to become archers, thanks to funding from Prairie Rose and the local Rod & Gun Club.
05:09
November 03, 2021
1.13 - Warren Peers School - Praririe Possibilities - Makerspace
Listen in as Kirsten McCurdy, the instructor and project lead of the grade 4-6 Makerspace Prairie Rose Possibility project at Warren Peers, a K-9 school in Acadia Valley Alberta shares the excitement of being a MAKER!
04:26
November 03, 2021
1.12 - Seven Persons School- Prairie Possibilities -Academy of the Fine Arts
Join our passionate instructors from Seven Persons School, Tiffany Molin, the musician, and Rebecca Drew, the drama coach, as they fill us in on this opportunity for grade 4-6 students to experience a deep dive into the Fine Arts.
06:36
November 02, 2021
1.11 REIN-Rodeo & Equine in the North -Prairie Possibilities
Listen to Warren Peers School principal and lead instructor, Lora Fletcher-Wilson, as she tells us about REIN- Rodeo & Equine in the North -which, like the Oyen Agriculture Project, involves students at all four of our northern schools.   Warren Peers is a K-9 school with approximately 45 students located in Acadia Valley, Alberta.
07:38
November 02, 2021
1.10 - Irvine School- Prairie Possibilities -Agriculture Discovery Center
Join project manager Nichole Neubauer as she walks us through the ambitious goals of Irvine School's new Agriculture Discovery Center. Listen in as she lays out the plans for involving both the local farming and ranching community as well as urban students in developing an understanding of where our food comes from and agricultural stewardship.  Irvine School is a K-9 school located just of the Trans-Canada Highway not too far from the Saskatchewan border.
14:54
October 28, 2021
1.9 -Prairie Rose Art Institute (multi-school) Prairie Rose Possibilities
Join instructor Kameko Ballantyne as she tells us about the Prairie Rose Art Institute. She leads this hybrid model in-person from Parkside School and connects virtually with grade 7-12 students from 5 other district schools, providing access to an intensive art learning experience.
04:25
October 28, 2021
1.8 -South Central High School -Prairie Possibilities-Jr. Badgers Baseball
Join Jean Kimber, principal of South Central High School, a 7-12 school with just under 150 students in Oyen, Alberta. The Prairie Possibilities at their school involves the expansion of programming from their existing elite baseball academy down to students in grades 4-9.
06:21
October 22, 2021
1.7 -Ralston School Prairie Possibilities Project - Learning From the Land
Listen in as Ralston School (K-9) principal, Stacey Nunweiler introduces a Prairie Rose Possibilities project: Learning From the Land
04:03
October 11, 2021
1.6 -Senator Gershaw-Prairie Rose Possibilites - Senator Gershaw Farms/Greenhouse
Listen in as Senator Gershaw principal (4-12), Scott Angle introduces their Prairie Rose Possibilities projects: SGF -Senator Gershaw Farms (& Greenhouse)
03:53
October 11, 2021
1.4 -Foremost School -Prairie Rose Possibilities - Foremost Rodeo
Listen in as Foremost School (K-12) principal, Corey Steeves introduces one of two Prairie Rose Possibilities projects at Foremost School: Foremost Rodeo Club
07:09
October 11, 2021
1.3 -Foremost School -Prairie Rose Possibilities - F.A.R.M
Listen in as Foremost School (K-12) principal, Corey Steeves introduces one of  two Prairie Rose Possibilities -  F.A.R.M Garden Project 
06:45
October 11, 2021
1.2 -Prairie Mennonite School - Prairie Rose Possibilties
Listen in as Prairie Mennonite Alternative School (K-9) principal Simon Moreton gives an overview of PMAS' Prairie Possibilities: Exploring Education Through an Immersion Perspective
03:12
October 11, 2021
1.5 -Always Growing in the North - Prairie Rose Possibilities
Listen in as we chat with Jason Duchscherer, principal and project lead of the "Always Growing in the North" (AGN) Prairie Rose Possibilities project between our four schools in the northern area of our school district.
03:52
October 03, 2021