Shop & Other Options
Iron River’s Grade 7, 8, & 9 students are offered Shop, Drama, Art and Band Programs from 9:00-10:15am every second day (Day 2 & 4). The Program is offered at Bonnyville Centralized High School (BCHS) in Bonnyville. We have high expectations of our students and wish them an excellent learning experience.
Iron River School is happy to offer a band program to all students in grades 5 to 9. Grades 5-6 are exposed to several instruments through the music program. Grades 7-9 are able to participate in the band program through options at Bonnyville Centralized High School. Students are given the opportunity to develop competencies and to strive for excellence within the limits of their individual capabilities in the following areas: playing, listening, reading, creating, valuing. Students will discover, develop and evaluate their talents and abilities relative to playing a musical instrument, and establish and reinforce correct techniques and skills.
Iron River School has a music program. We believe that a quality music program is essential, as it not only fosters a love and appreciation for the arts, but research has shown that it also has a significant impact on student achievement in the areas of mathematics and literacy. We also offer opportunities to sing with a school choir for special events, such as Remembrance Day or the Christmas Concert.
Research supports the assertion that physical activity contributes to the overall well being and academic performance of students. Students can improve their health, classroom performance and quality of life by participating in the activities offered in our daily PE program. The active living approach is the focus of the Physical Education Program.
We are happy to offer French at Iron River School to students in grades 5 and 6. In Alberta, French as a Second Language is a course in which French is taught as a subject to help students develop communication skills in French and acquire an appreciation and understanding of another culture. French is one of Canada’s two official languages and a language spoken in 33 countries around the world. After English, French is spoken on more continents that any other language. Being able to understand and communicate in French is an important aspect to being a Canadian and a global citizen.
The province of Alberta and the Northern Lights School Division encourage the implementation of second language programming in our schools. The province of Alberta believes that language learning provides students with the competitive edge needed to succeed in the global economy. Research findings indicate that the experience of learning a second language can enhance many aspects of learning.