School News

2018

Bill Woodward School Graduation Class of 2018!

From all of us at Northland School Division, we congratulate the Bill Woodward School graduating class of 2018! Graduating from high school is an incredible achievement. The road to graduation is not easy, but it's an important step towards accomplishing…

Anzac schools attend Indigenous Peoples Day at Heritage Village in Fort McMurray

Anzac Community School and Bill Woodward School went to the Heritage Village in Fort McMurray for Indigenous Peoples Day. Check out photos below. 

Building Collaboration and Capacity in Education Information Session

2017

Fall Feast and Parent Teacher Interviews

Welcome back - message from Principal Cal Johnson

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students, As the incoming principal at Bill Woodward and Anzac Community School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another exciting year. I have been in the education system for 25 years including fifteen in administration.…

Amy Savill appointed as Anzac Community School – Bill Woodward School Vice-Principal

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Savill as Anzac Community School – Bill Woodward School Vice-Principal. The majority of Amy’s career has been with NSD. She first arrived as a student teacher at…

School Council!

New Principal at Anzac Community School and Bill Woodward School

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cal Johnson as Principal of Anzac Community School and Bill Woodward School. Mr. Johnson, who is currently principal at Conklin Community School, has 24-years of experience…

CLASSROOM CHAMPIONS TOMORROW (THURSDAY APRIL 6)!!!!

****ATTENTION****TOMORROW IS THE DAY (Thursday April 6th)!Cross Country Skiing Olympians Jesse Cockney and Emily Nishikawa will be at BWS and ACS for a lunch time BBQ. ALL PARENTS are welcome to come and visit the school at 12:00pm for a free lunch and…

1st Annual BWS STAFF/PARENT vs. STUDENT Hockey Game!!!!

The 1st Annual Bill Woodward School Staff and Parents versus Students Hockey Game.Friday, March 24th from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm @ Anzac Rec CentreThe game will start promptly at 1:00 pm so be there early to get a good seat.The Bill Woodward Travel Club will…

BIG News Coming to Anzac!!!!

There has been a slight change to the events for Classroom Champions and our Visit from Jesse Cockney and Emily Nishikawa. There will no longer be a BBQ on April 5th, all events will be taking place throughout the school day on April 6th. A new poster…

100th Day of School!

Today marks the 100th day of school!    This is a very big and exciting day in Kindergarten and Grade 1 as they have been counting down the days on their 100 chart since September. To celebrate the big day both classes participated in a special 100…

Olympian Beckie Scott at BWS and ACS with SkiFit North Alberta!

Students at BWS and ACS had the pleasure of welcoming back Olympian Beckie Scott to Anzac yesterday. Along with SKiFit North Instructors, Beckie taught the students some valuable lessons about the benefits of getting outdoors and staying fit! Thanks,…

Our School Surverys

****ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS**** Students in grades 4-12 will be taking home an envelope that has a link to a survey to give feedback on how they feel our school is doing in various domains such as programming, extracurricular, instruction, and more.…

Ever Active Schools Programming

Awesome programming coming to BWS and ACS, check out the link to find more information on Ever Active Schools!!!   EVER ACTIVE SCHOOLS FOR BWS AND ACS!!    

Pink Shirt Day!!

Bill Woodward School students participate in welding program

Did you know Bill Woodward School students are able to take welding at the school? The school is running a program hosted by CEDA for senior high students. Welding is offered to students during the Career and Technology Studies block. See photos of…

Who Do You Tell?

Attention Parents of Students from grades 1 to 4, Waypoints will be offering information to parents on, “Who Do You Tell” a sexual abuse prevention program for young children. Date of Parent presentation: Feb. 23 Time: 4pm-5pm Location: Anzac School…

Jr. High Volleyball Team Photos

***** ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS***** Team photos for the Jr. A and Jr. B Girls Volleyball teams will be on Thursday February 23rd.Please ensure your child is present on that day so they may be included in the team photo.Thank you!

Course Credits and Post-secondary Information Session @ BWS

*****ATTENTION***** Dear parents/guardians:On Thursday February 2nd from 5-5:20 pm we will be holding a credit/post-secondary information session for all parents of students in grades 9-12. The information session will be held in the library. The information…

Family Literacy Day 2017

Family Literacy Day is a national celebration held every year on January 27th. The day was created as a way to raise awareness on the importance of reading, writing, and other literacy related aspects together as family.    This year to celebrate we…

Parent Teacher Interviews

Bill Woodward and Anzac Community School will be hosting Parent Teacher Interviews on Thursday February 2nd at the following times:   3 - 5 pm and 6:30 - 8:30 pm We hope to see you there!

January 2017 Exam Schedule

*******EXAM SCHEDULE FOR GRADES 7-12********Please note, if your child does not have an exam scheduled for that day, there will be no regular scheduled classes for grades 7-12. If you wish for your child to leave school once they have completed their…

Northland School Division Community Engagement Discussions

The Government of Alberta is committed to working collaboratively with members of the Northland School Division community to take action and help ensure a positive future for students of the division. Part of this commitment means working to restore…

2016

Christmas Concert photos!

Our annual Christmas Concert was a huge success! We are VERY proud of how hard our Wolves (both Big and Lil) worked on the show! We are also very grateful for Ms. Antle who wrote and directed the show for our school this year. Happy Holidays everyone! See…

Record setting food bank drive at Anzac School and Bill Woodward School

The Food Bank Drive at both Bill Woodward (BWS) and Anzac School was a HUGE success this year!! The students and teachers collectively brought in more food items this year than any previous year, with a total of 1,268 items!! The Grade 9 Career and Technology…

Pie the Teacher a huge success

The school hosted a very successful Pie the Teacher event in late March! The Lil' Wolves had way to much fun putting pies on their teachers heads! All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to take kindergarten to grade 4 students on an end of the…

100th day activities at Anzac Community School

Anzac Lil' Wolves Kindergarten and Grade 1/2 Class celebrated the 100th day of school! Students have been counting down since the first day of school and they finally reached their goal! So, we had no choice but to celebrate all things 100! We made hats,…

Literacy Night!

Please join us tonight for a Cozy P.J. Literacy Night! Come by Anzac School at 6:30 in your P.J's for an evening of fun, games, reading, and even a little HOT CHOCOLATE! Yum! We will also be selling raffle tickets on 3 separate gift baskets (all literacy…

Skating field trip

Scroll down to view pictures from the Kindergarten and Grade 1/2 skating field trip! Students had a blast at the Anzac Recreation Centre. It was awesome to see all of the students getting out on the ice and trying their best to skate! 

2015

Anzac Welcomes Olympic Athlete, Jesse Cockney

Olympic Cross Country Skier, Jesse Cockney spoke to Anzac students through online video December 2nd! Cockney has been mentoring children throughout the school year as part of his involvement with Classroom Champions. Classroom Champions is a non-profit…

Halloween 2015

Check out the Halloween photos! 

SPOOK-TACULAR Literacy Night

SPOOK-TACULAR Literacy Night is tomorrow night (Wednesday)! The witches and wizards of Anzac Community School have been busy planning lots of activities for this spooky literacy night! So make sure to put on your costume and BRAVE the halls! If you're…

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Anzac Community School had a delicious Thanksgiving Luncheon October 8th for students and staff! The purpose for the luncheon was to celebrate community, friendship and give thanks as a school in the gym as opposed to having lunch in separate classrooms.…

Former Anzac Student and Pan American Games Gold Medalist visits Anzac Community School

Anzac Community School students witnessed athletic glory recently! Former Bill Woodward School student and now Pan American Games Gold Medalist Shane Dawson visited students on September 22nd. Dawson spoke to the children about his journey as a athlete…

Positive Literacy Results for Northland Schools

Northland School Division No.61’s (NSD61) long term vision for the division-wide Literacy Initiative is coming to fruition after three years. Gail Sajo, Literacy Supervisor, presented the latest progress report to the Northland Board on June 26th.…

Northland Games 2015

A signature event for Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) is just around the corner! May 29th marks the 28th edition of the Northland Games! Hundreds of athletes will travel to compete in the regional track and field competition at Grouard Northland…

Summer Reading Program

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”                                                                                                       –…

Students Meet NHLer Jordan Tootoo

Jordin Tootoo, the first Inuk NHL player, spoke to hundreds of teens about his life and the choices that he has made- positive and negative in Fort McMurray on May 6th. Tootoo recently released his autobiography "All The Way: My Life On Ice", which…

Reading Tipis

Students have been working hard in Mrs. Fraser's Cree class to create their own reading tipi. Mrs. Fraser taught the students about the tipi, in particular the meaning of the poles. The students in the K-1, 1-2 and 3 class each designed a tipi to place…

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

The Student Transportation Association of Alberta's has declared May 4th, 2015 “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day”. Join us in recognizing and celebrating our hard working, dedicated School Bus Drivers! Recognize your school bus driver with a…

Indigenous Youth Science and Traditional Knowledge Fair

The Faculty of Native Studies - University of Alberta is co-hosting a Traditional Knowledge - Science Fair with Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta, and the Treaty 6 Confederacy. The vision of the fair is to bring together youth from across Treaty 8 and…

Regional Science Fair 2015

Schools across Northland School Division are busy preparing for the Regional Science Fair! Bishop Routhier School in Peavine Métis Settlement will once again host the event on Monday, April 27, 2015. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend! Students…

Anzac Students Shine in Shakespeare's McBeth

Kindergarten to grade 6 students delved into the world of theatre in March! Quest Theatre, a company out of Calgary, delivered their "Artists in School Residency" program to students at Anzac Community School and Bill Woodward School. The program provides…

Attendance Improvement Initiative Awareness Campaign

The Attendance Improvement Initiative - 'Every Day Counts' Awareness Campaign runs from April 6-10, 2015. Click here to listen to our radio advertisements and learn more about the Attendance Improvement Initiative. 

Regional Aboriginal Recognition Awards

It was a night to remember for five Northland School Division students at the 27th Annual Regional Aboriginal Recognition Awards (RARA). These awards are given out to Aboriginal residents that have made positive contributions to the Regional Municipality…

Substitute Teachers' Appreciation Week

Northland School Division No.61 (NSD61) takes this opportunity to thank substitute teachers for their valuable service to students, staff, schools, parents and community members. “In times of illness, family situation or necessity, we need highly skilled…

Photography Contest

A reminder that the Northland School Division Photography contest deadline is this Friday. Click here for details about the contest and how to submit a photo!

Community Conversations: Guiding Principles for an Amended Northland School Division Act

Alberta Education is holding community conversations to develop guiding principles for an amended Northland School Division Act. To support attendance, there will be events in five communities within Northland School Division. Meals will be provided. Click…

Have your say in Education

Parents have a direct impact on education and that's why Anzac Community School is asking for their support.  We will be contacting parents to complete the annual Accountability Pillar Survey by February 27, 2015. Students in grades 4, 7 and 10 and…

Welcome to our new Website!

We are pleased to welcome students, parents, staff and community members to our new website! The website allows you to find information about happenings within our school community. The tabs across the top of the page will take you to pages specific…