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    Welcome

    Vernon Barford School is organized on a two day, six periods per day schedule.  The school presently has eighteen regular classes and nine challenge classes for grades seven to nine, as well as programming for English language learners and literacy students.

    Complementary courses include French as a second language, Spanish language and culture, art, drama, instrumental music, fashion studies, food studies, construction and career explorations. Special needs students are integrated into regular programming where appropriate.

     

     

    2014-15 School Year Registration

    Registration for the 2014-15 school year is now complete and the results are as follows:

    • All students that requested the Academic Challenge Program will be accepted.

    • Students outside our catchment area who requested the Regular Program will have to go through the random selection process facilitated and supervised by the Edmonton Public Schools Board on the morning of April 17th. Parents will be contacted regarding the status of the registration starting the afternoon of April 17th and calls will be finished by the end of the day of April 22nd.

    Confirmation letters with all details will be sent home for students who are accepted to Vernon Barford soon.

     

    District Accommodation Plan for Schools in New and Developing Neighbourhoods

    Edmonton Public School would like to share with you the District Accommodation Plan for Schools in New and Developing Neighbourhoods:
     
    • An information sheet has been created to inform stakeholders of the upcoming consultation sessions regarding the District Accommodation Plan for Schools in New and Developing Neighbourhoods
     
    • In addition, a Space for Our Students site has been launched on the epsb.ca website. The site gives an overview of the District Accommodation Plan for Schools in New and Developing Neighbourhoods and includes background information; the schools and neighbourhoods being looked at in the accommodation plan; and a list of options being considered. There is also a link to a survey where stakeholders can find the school or area where they live and provide input and feedback on the options that have been developed. The survey will be open until January 17, 2014.

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Principal's Message

Welcome to Vernon Barford Junior High School and the home of “Blues” family.  Like all strong families we believe that “Once a Blue, Always a Blue” which implies that it is our desire that every student would see being part of our community as a positive experience in both the short and long term. We also wish to be true to the spirit and example of our namesake (i.e., Mr. Vernon Barford) and toward this end all members of our community are encouraged to be committed to:

  • Ongoing learning (in a wide variety of areas).
  • The attitude and skill of giving one’s best (even when it is scary).
  • The collective good through a focus on “we” vs just “me”.  This implies an ongoing commitment to developing and modeling good character and citizenship traits.
  • Ongoing personal and collective growth and improvement in all areas.

The above goals are supported through a tradition of exceptional academic programming in core subjects and complementary courses as well as the inclusion of regular, English language learning, academic challenge, and literacy programming and support.  There is something for everyone in the complimentary areas at Vernon Barford with many options in Fine Arts, Career and Technology Studies, Physical Education, and International Languages. Countless opportunities for students to also get involved and try/learn new things through high quality clubs, fun days, trips, and athletic teams also exist.

Vernon Barford is a member of the Edmonton Public School Board and like all other EPSB schools is committed to student achievement and literacy, student safety, and citizenship.

Welcome to our school and please do not hesitate to check out other areas of our website or give us a call should you have additional questions or desire more information on how to become part of our family.

Rick Pease

Principal

Vernon Barford Junior High School.