September 22, 2015

Hello families! We are so excited to introduce you to our first curriculum newsletter of the 2015-16 school year. Every month we will be sharing with you some of the fantastic adventures in learning that we will be embarking upon. We begin the year by looking at the formation of Western worldview, focusing on the Rena...

August 30, 2015

Dear Students and Families,


By now you have likely heard which class you are going to be in next year and are looking forward to seeing your friends again as Grade 8 approaches. I am just too excited to wait all the way until Thursday, so let me take this opportunity to welcome you to Grade 8 Humanities and to introdu...

July 26, 2015

The other night, in the midst of a rainy summer evening, my wife and I stumbled upon Along Came a Spider while watching Netflix. While the movie was mediocre at best, my mind was jarred from its lethargy by a line that stood out to me regarding one’s choice in career. “You do what you are.” Now, whether the line itsel...

May 31, 2015

Why do we learn history? There are those who have stated that if we don't learn the lessons of history, we are doomed to repeat it... I don't necessarily buy that - historical events occur due to such a massive confluence of factors that it is hard to imagine any major world event being repeatable. We can use the past...

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Mr. Berrigan has been a teacher in Foothills School Division for fourteen years and specializes in Social Studies education. He has degrees in history and education from the University of Lethbridge and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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