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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Jackson Heights School, as an advocate of lifelong learning, supports students to be independent thinkers and responsible citizens in a positive, challenging and diverse learning environment. We believe that this goal is realized by emphasizing teaching excellence through development of individual expertise and team collaboration; successful learning where students are challenged to become engaged learners as expressed in a variety of ways; citizenship and healthy living. We strive to create a positive learning environment where students, as responsible global citizens, feel accepted and safe. We feel that a strong sense of community is developed through school-wide events, classes working together, and celebrating our diversity. We recognize that strong literacy, numeracy and technology skills are essential for students to become life-long learners who ask questions, think critically, and problem solve in our knowledge-based society.



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  • Volunteering


    Parent and community volunteers contribute many hours of their time, energy, and talent for the benefit of students and the school.  There are a variety of opportunities to become involved. Requests for volunteers are shared in school and classroom newsletters as needs arise. Volunteers who are able to commit 15 minutes twice a week are especially valued as Reading Mentors for individual students.  Regular assistance in the library is greatly appreciated. Whether at school or at home, any time given to support students in their learning experiences is valuable. Preschool siblings cannot be accommodated in classrooms during learning time.

    All volunteers are asked to check-in at the office on each visit. In the event of an emergency situation, office staff must be aware of and account for all individuals in the school. Volunteers are asked to wear a school volunteer badge to identify themselves to students and staff.


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Principal Message

It is with a great sense of honour and excitement that I join the Jackson Heights School community for the 2020 - 2021 school year. On behalf of the staff, I want to thank you for choosing Edmonton Public Schools and Jackson Heights School. During your time here, I hope we can develop outstanding partnerships to build a learning community that meets the academic, social and emotional needs of your child(ren).

I believe positive relationships are key to the work we do as educators.  We are very fortunate that Jackson Heights School has a wonderful teaching and support staff team; along with supportive families and awesome students.  As a staff, we value and embrace the diversity of our school population. We will always strive to create a school community that is warm, compassionate and respectful.

You will find me to be approachable and very present throughout the school.  I encourage everyone to be involved and engaged. 


Click HERE for the presentation from the Kindergarten Virtual Open House on Thursday, February 4th


School supply lists can be found under the For Parents tab in the  Parent Resources section.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the school office at 780-465-9797 or by email Jackson Heights@epsb.ca.


Shannon McMorran