On Saturday, January 21st, 2017, Progressive Academy Grade 4 – 6 students took part in the FIRST Lego League Tournament at NAIT. This year’s theme was Animal Allies. Students researched human and animal interactions, identified a problem, and posed a solution. They then had an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills at the tournament. Teams were judged on several criteria.
Progressive Academy’s FLL teams placed extremely well! The Potters took second place in programming, while the RS Robotics Squad paced first in Teamwork! We are very proud of our enthusiastic and competent students.
Our younger students, the Grade 2/3 class, participated in JrFLL. The students were very excited to showcase their posters and lego models which showed what they’ve learned about honeybees and the animals they researched. They felt thrilled and confident about presenting their work to the judge.
The Halloween Party starts this Friday, October 30th at 4:30 pm in the Progressive Academy Gymnasium. Pot Luck supper is at 5 pm. The Progressive Academy rock bank will play for the dance! Junior High students are hosting a haunted house! This is a great opportunity to meet all of the super heroes, princesses and characters of our school. Come with your children and enjoy!
Our doors are open – come learn about our amazing programs at Progressive Academy! Discover the difference, observe the engagement, consider the possibilities!
Friday, January 22nd, 2016 from 10 am to noon.
Our Open House starts at 10 am with a presentation about our programs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. This is followed by a visit to the classrooms to see the students in action and meet the teaching staff.
Please call the school for more information or to register: (780) 455-8344
Mountain West Studios and Progressive Academy are pleased to offer our “Family Night Photo Sessions” as a fundraiser for our school, Monday, October 29th from 4-8pm. There are only a few spaces left, call the school to book your family spot Now!
Our annual Halloween Family Dance and Potluck will be held Friday, October 26th from 5-7pm in the gym. Not only will the DJ spin some great tunes to dance to but our Haunted House will be spooktacular. Make sure the family dresses up as prizes will be awarded for best family and individual costumes.
Progressive Academy will be hosting two workshops the evening of September 19th.
Jolly Phonics Workshop for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 1 parents will be held at 7pm. This workshop is vital in order to understand the gradients to learning in the phonics systerm that we use at Progressive Academy. You will learn what you can do to help your child progress in the basic reading skills that we teach.
Learning Skills Workshop for Grade 2 to 9 parents will be held at 7pm as well. Once students learn to read, they need to read to learn. This workshop addresses the important and under-recognized point that understanding is the key to learning. Find out what you can do to help your child retain a thirst for knowledge.
These workshops are a must for all parents at Progressive Academy, but they are open to the public as well. If you are not a parent, but would like to attend, please call the Progressive Academy office to reserve your space. (780) 455-8344
Tuesday at 9am all parents are required to attend school wide parent orienation in the gym. Orientation will last approx 15-20 minutes before parents break off to their childrens classroom for the class orientation.