The primary purpose of this page is to support the research and reading interests of the students and staff at G.W. Skene School.
Places to Start
Alberta Learning's Online Reference Centre
This site offers Kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers, students and their parents access to online resources including Electric Library Canada Plus, Electric Library Canada Elementary, SIRS Discoverer, Grolier Online, World Book Online and Canadian Encyclopedia.
An entry-point into a variety of websites on the province's historical, natural and cultural heritage.
Curriculum Related Links
Hockey HEROS Program
Hockey HEROS is a program that works in collaboration with Aspen Family and Community Network Society to Empower children through ice hockey. The premise of H.E.R.O.S. is to use the game of hockey as a catalyst to attract youth to a program offering support for education self-esteem building and life skills training. The program focuses on boys and girls of diverse ethnicity from economically challenged neighbourhoods. The program will be conducted in an environment of fun and safety where each child is considered to be a HERO.
Students at G.W. Skene that have been selected, through a screening process conducted by staff at the school and representatives from the HEROS program, attend a weekly on-ice hockey skill development session. Students in the program also work with mentors in developing their Self-Esteem and provide Life Skills training during the on-ice sessions.