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    Junior High Option Selection

    For students who do not currently attend McKernan School, please print and fill out the Option Selection form and either scan it or take a picture of it with your smart phone and email it to mckernan@epsb.ca.  

    2017.18 Option Description   2017.18 Option Form

     

    Supply Lists

    2017.18 Supplies K-6   7 to 9 Supply Lists 2017

     

    McKernan School - Registration Information

     

    For Elementary, McKernan has a very small attendance area.   It can be found HERE.  Students living in this area will be accommodated into the school and have first choice for selecting our French Immersion program.  Kindergarten and Grade 1 are both entry points into the program.  The only restriction for Grade 1 will be space.  Both Kindergarten and Grade 1 have enrollment caps of 24 students.

     Priority for entrance into French Immersion Kindergarten are as follow;

    1. Students/families living within our attendance area.
    2. Students who have an older sibling who will remain at McKernan the following school year.
    3. All other students who want the program. 

    Historically we have not filled our French Immersion Kindergarten from within our attendance area and have been able to accommodate students with siblings in the school.  Over the past few years, we have had to go to a random selection draw from the students not in the area or with sibling to fill the remaining spaces in our class.

     Depending on space, there is always the potential of having to do a random selection draw from those with siblings.

     Priority for entrance into French Immersion Grade 1 are as follow;

    1. Students returning to McKernan who were in Kindergarten the previous year.
    2. Students living within our attendance area.
    3. Students who have an older sibling who will remain at Mckernan the following school year.
    4. All other students who want the program. 

    In the past few years, we have only had a couple of open spaces and have had to go to random selection for these open spaces.  The spaces available and the determination of where we will need to run a random selection draw will be determined by our Spring Pre-Enrollment process, which end on April 18th at 4:00 pm.

     

    For Junior High, McKernan has a larger attendance area.  It can be found HERE.  ALl of our Junior High Programs  have restrictions on them. The following programs have optimal enrolment limit on them and we are restricted to only one class in each program; English, Pre-Ap, French Immersion and Late French Immersion.  For our Spanish Bilingual Program, we will be following the Edmonton Public Schools, continuity of programming rules and will only be taking students from the two Edmonton Public Elementary Schools that offer Spanish Bilingual.

     Priority for enrollment in our English, Pre-AP, French and Late French programs is as follows.

     Students already in the school who are moving from Grade 6 into Grade 7.

    1. Students who are not currently in the school, but live within our Junior High Attendance area.
    2. Students who have an older sibling who will remain at Mckernan the following school year.
    3. All other students who want one of our programs.

     Over the past few years, we have had to go to a random selection draw for our Late French class.  Depending on demand, we may have to also use this process to fill spaces within any of our other programs.


    For our Pre-AP Program, students will need to fill in an application.

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Principal's Message

 

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year. I hope that your summer was all that you wanted it to be. I am honored and humbled to be granted the privilege of being appointed the principal of McKernan School. The long standing tradition of excellence is well documented. I believe that the health of a school is determined by its culture, and that culture is based upon a solid foundation of respectful interdependent relationships between the home, the school and the community.

I am looking forward to developing strong, trusting, mutually respectful relationships with McKernan’s students and parents over the course of the 2017-18 school year.  Collectively, asthe staff members of McKernan School, we appreciate that you entrust us with the educational, social, emotional and physical development of your children. The staff and I are committed to providing a safe, caring and engaging environment that is conducive to learning at the highest levels. Personally, I see a collaborative culture that allows us to develop students as well-rounded, responsible, respectful citizens. This is how I strive to raise my own children.

I am a graduate of the University of Alberta, and have enjoyed a successful career with Edmonton Public Schools. My career as a classroom teacher (Math, PE, Science, EOE, Health, CALM, Leadership) includes: Hardisty (7-9), Avalon (7-9) and Strathcona (10-12). My journey in administration/leadership includes: Avalon (7-9), Parkview (K-9), Johnny Bright (K-9), McKee (K-6), and now McKernan (K-9).

I am, and always will be, a teacher first. I make all of my decisions in the best interests of kids. I hope that you share my enthusiasm, as we move forward together in the 2017-18 school year.

 Andy MacGregor

Principal