Golden Hills School Division receives "Mayors' Excellence Awards"

Golden Hills School Division will receive two prestigious "Mayors' Excellence Awards" at the annual gala of the Calgary and Area Educational Partnerships Foundation (CEPF). Golden Hills will be honored in two categories: Small Business Programs and Literacy Support and Enhancement. "The Board of trustees is honored and appreciates the efforts of our staff and community partners," noted Chair, Dave Price.
The award for literacy celebrates the Sequoia School partnership with Digital Press, Blackfoot Crossing and the Siksika Elders who supported the publishing of Collected Stories: The Three Buffalo Snuff and How The Kiayo Got A Short Tail, adapted by Catlyn Storm, Bella Saddleback and John Healy with illustrations by Kristen Daniels. "Partnerships are critical to the health and well being of all public schools," commented Sequoia Principal, Denise Peterson, "and the CEPF support and recognition for such effort is greatly appreciated. Our students and school community are immensely grateful to our partners for helping us bring this project to fruition."
Mayors from 15 Towns and Municipalities, together with Mayor Naheed Nenshi of Calgary, will welcome the honorees and participants at the Gala Awards Dinner on January 27, 2011, at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel.
The Calgary and area Educational Partnerships Foundation (CEPF) was founded in 1991 as a non-profit organization to provide support for the students and teachers in Calgary and the surrounding area. The CEPF partnership includes six school jurisdictions involving nearly 180, 000 students, over 300 business and organizations. The mission of CEPF is "to enhance student learning opportunities by facilitating dynamic partnerships among business, educators, government and school communities."