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Evergreen School Modernization Receives Big Upgrade

October 25

Wild Rose School Division is excited to announce that the Evergreen School modernization has been upgraded into a full replacement school. Recently, Alberta Education decided the excessive risks associated with the modernization project warranted that a full rebuild will work best for them and the community. Due to the school’s location in the community, proximity to the bus hub, community park and ice rink it makes sense for the new Evergreen School to be built on the same property.

“I would like to personally thank the Minister of Education, David Eggen, for approving a new School for Drayton Valley,” stated WRSD Board Chair, Russ Hickman. “I know that Evergreen School held a special place in the hearts of many in our community and I know how much this rebuild means for the future of our community.”

The replacement school will have an opening capacity of 250 students and the potential for expansion to 400 students if justified by enrolment growth. Wild Rose School Division will continue to work closely with Alberta Infrastructure as the planning phase of this project evolves.

“Bringing a new school into a community is one of the most exciting parts of my job,” stated WRSD Superintendent, Brad Volkman. “I’m really looking forward to working with the community so we can ensure this new school best fits their needs and the future learning needs of new students.”

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Stephanie Winter said on October 25, 2017

What is the projected date of completion? When is this coming to our town? How many years? Will this be an elementary again (what grades)? When does the process start? I'm afraid that its been announced but will get lost and forgotten about or someone will change their mind again and I have children coming up.

Wild Rose School Division said on October 25, 2017

"Currently, we don't have an estimated completion date but we are optimistic this project will take around three years. As for what the school will look like regarding grades, we will be working closely with the community. Don't be afraid we have the full support of Alberta Infrastructure and Alberta Education and this project will be moving forward for the community of Drayton Valley."

Kimberly Bartek said on October 26, 2017

Such amazing news.
Kudos to those that stayed on top of this project.
Evergreen was an amazing school and I am very happy to hear that it’s central location took priority as I believe this is key to getting our children to and from school in a safe manner.