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News Release: Second Annual Partners in Education Celebration Honours FMPSD Friends

(Fort McMurray, AB - October 10, 2017) Friends of the Fort McMurray Public School District (FMPSD) were honoured at the second annual Partners in Education celebration on October 5, 2017. The reception was held at Shell Place, and saw many community leaders and organizations in attendance.

Chevrolet Canada was named Large Business Partner of the Year for its support of Eco YOLO, a student group at École McTavish Junior High School championing re-planting of the region post-wildfires. Some Other Solutions (SOS) was our Social Profit Partner due to its collaborative mental health initiatives with FMPSD schools. The Bridge 91.1 radio station was named Media Partner for highlighting FMPSD, and its work with Composite High School broadcasting students. And, local writer/blogger, Theresa Wells was FMPSD’s Promoter of the Year.

Linda Mywaart, Vice Chair, FMPSD Board of Trustees brought greetings, and thanked all the supporters.

“Because of your generosity, from the smallest to the largest donations, our students have an array of opportunities provided to them. With your generous giving our students have needed support and resources for technology, facilities, nutrition, academics, arts, athletics, and extracurricular events, just to name a few. I can’t possibly highlight all the enhancements, assistance and inspiration we receive from all of you, but I can tell you that we at FMPSD appreciate and truly thank each and every person who contributes to our District,” Mywaart said.

Doug Nicholls, Superintendent, FMPSD echoed similar sentiments. He appreciated everyone who stepped up for the District.

“We have so much to celebrate thanks to all our friends and partners here. Enrollment is up seven per cent, we are back to pre-wildfire numbers. Thanks to you, our staff, and parents for helping us in Doing What's Best for Kids,” Superintendent Nicholls said.

Congratulations and thank you everyone.

Awards List

Large Business Partner: Chevrolet Canada

Medium Size Business Partner:  Cummins Foundation (Sales & Service)

Small Business Partner (tie): Campbell’s Music and One Rule Construction

Social Profit Partner: Some Other Solutions (SOS)

Media Partner: The Bridge 91.1

Promoter of the Year: Theresa Wells

School Council Partner: École McTavish Junior High School Council

School Council Member: Brittany Mudge – Elementary School

School Council Member: Lori Stacey: Secondary School

School – Community Initiative - The Learning Bridge - The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 165

Volunteer Community Coach: Irfan Bangash, PEAK Cricket Academy

Volunteer Community Parent: Tammy Hayter - Dr. K.A. Clark Elementary School

Volunteer - Former Parent or Community Member - Abdul Ghani Abdo, Fort McMurray Islamic School

Board Award of Excellence:  APPLE Schools

For more information, please contact:

Kiran Malik-Khan

Communications Coordinator

Fort McMurray Public School District

Cell: 780-880-7666

Work: 780-788-8009

kiran.malikkhan@fmpsd.ab.ca