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  • School Logo

    School Logo

    Our school logo is the result of input gathered from parents, staff and students regarding what Sweet Grass School symbolizes.

    The logo represents the energy and spirit of Sweet Grass School.  The dynamic figures symbolize the collaborative team of students, staff and parents and loosely reference the origins of the school’s name.  A sacred herb, sweet grass is believed to evoke positive energies and was used in Aboriginal ceremonies as part of a cleansing and purification process.  It is also believed that when sweet grass is burned, a sacred place is created for the spirits to listen and provide energies of love.

    The logo pays homage to this background.  The beliefs surrounding the sweet grass plant are in alignment with the school: that Sweet Grass Elementary School is an outstanding school where positive energies from students, staff and parents produce a caring, supportive environment where students succeed.

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    At Sweet Grass School we believe that learning doesn't stop at the classroom door. We encourage our students to get involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities that promote the development of skills beyond the classroom.

    Choir/Orff/Hand bell and Chimes Club

    Students in grade 1-6 have the opportunity to join various music clubs throughout the year. These groups have the opportunity to share their passion and talent for music at assemblies, concerts and performances around the district. They meet regularly during lunch and recess breaks.

    Home Reading Program

    At Sweet Grass School, we believe that in order to be successful learners, students must be successful readers. To help students develop their reading skills, we operate a home reading program. Students are asked to read for a certain amount of time each night depending on their grade level. They then receive prizes and recognition at school assemblies for reaching targets throughout the year.

    Student Leadership

    Our AMA Safety Patrol helps to keep children safe outside while crossing the street. Park monitors help to keep students safe on the playground by reminding them of safety rules. Grade six Office Helpers help answer phones in the office during recess and lunch.  Students also take an active role in leading our assemblies.

    Field Trips and Visitors to our School

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Curriculum enrichment is provided throughout the year in the form of field trips and visitors to our school. Field trips are arranged by individual classroom teachers and are communicated to parents throughout the year. The Parent Council supports these valuable experiences by providing funds to ensure that all students are able to take part in these beneficial learning activities.

    Sweet Grass Spirit Assemblies

    During our monthly assemblies, students receive recognition for their positive actions and achievements around the school. Students receive Milk and Cookies awards with the principal, as well as Home Reading awards. Students often lead aspects of these assemblies and take an active role by performing songs or plays as part of our Character Education program.

    There are also many Theme days held throughout the year that give students the opportunity to have fun in a productive learning environment.

     

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  • International Spanish Academy

    International Spanish Academy

    Sweet Grass School is the designated south-west Edmonton site for the International Spanish Academy.  We currently operate a Kindergarten to Grade 4 program with plans to expand the program in to grade five and six in the coming years. 

    The International Spanish Academy (ISA) is a bilingual English and Spanish Program. This program is a partial immersion program, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, where in elementary school 50% of the curriculum is taught in Spanish and 50% in English. The intent of the program is to enable students to achieve enough oral and written competence in both languages to successfully communicate and utilize English and Spanish as languages of learning, and to develop an appreciation of the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Students are taught the same curriculum as others in the same grade level.

    Students in the program take both English and Spanish Language Arts. Subjects such as Mathematics, Health, Art and Physical Education are also taught in Spanish. Science and Social Studies will continue to be taught in English.

    This bilingual program prepares students to pursue post-secondary education in Spanish. Graduates receive internationally recognized diplomas through the Spanish government.

    No previous knowledge of the Spanish language is required. 

    For more information about the program or to register,
    please contact the school office at (780) 437-0366.

    Convenient bus service is available from areas in south-west Edmonton.

           

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  • About Our School

    About Our School

    Sweet Grass School opened in 1979 and serves elementary students in the Sweet Grass neighbourhood in south-west Edmonton.  There are currently about 300 students enrolled from Kindergarten to Grade Six in either our English program or our Spanish bilingual (International Spanish Academy) program. 

    If you would like more information about the programs offered at our school, please contact us at 780-437-0366.

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Welcome

Thank you for visiting Sweet Grass School's home page. We are very proud of Sweet Grass and welcome the opportunity to share our school with you. 

The school has a dedicated staff, enthusiastic children and a warm‌ community all committed to creating a stimulating, positive learning environment.  Along with a strong focus on academics, students’ learning is enriched through various clubs and special events supported by active parents. 

At Sweet Grass we believe that having high academic and behavioral expectations and establishing a learning community based on collaboration will enhance student achievement and lead to greater success. Along with this, the active involvement of parents plays an important role in our students' confidence and willingness to take risks in their learning.  Sweet Grass is a community school that is committed to providing a meaningful, challenging educational experience.

If you would like to consider becoming a part of the Sweet Grass School community, please give us a call at 780-437-0366 to arrange a tour of the school.