Principal Allan Whitehead and Vice Principal Jennifer Jackson
École Deer Meadow School has Grades 5 through 8 and is located in the southwest corner of Olds. We are an island in a residential development. The school was built in 1992 and it serves the needs of approx. 460 students in the middle grades, five through eight, who live in the town of Olds and the surrounding rural area. Approximately 40% of the students are bussed to school while 60% are urban students.The Olds community is noted for its farming, ranching, light industry, oil and gas exploration, refining, and Olds College.
Middle school philosophy and practice are the guiding force behind what we do. The teaching and support staff are child-centred professionals who have a strong interest in examining and implementing middle school philosophy and practice. Teachers bring a variety of educational backgrounds to the school, teach a variety of subjects and contribute significantly outside the classroom to provide a multitude of opportunities for students to feel they “belong” to their school. The common denominator for all staff is their commitment to middle years students and their education.
In addition to a strong academic program, students have access to staff and community volunteer directed extracurricular activities, events, clubs, projects and fundraising opportunities to develop their “awareness of self and their obligation to the global community”.
Encourage, engage, inspire!
By building meaningful relationships, Deer Meadow will cultivate a spirit of excellence. Collaboratively we will engage each student in all aspects of learning.
École Deer Meadow School will be recognized in our community for upholding high standards, establishing a culture of integrity and personalizing learning in order to develop compassionate, responsible citizens.