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    WELCOME

    Vernon Barford 50 Year Anniversary Celebration = June 1, 2018

     

    Vernon Barford is proud to host a 50 year school anniversary celebration on June 1, 2018.  All alumni are invited to join us on this day and note that as students are the heart of any school we are structuring the celebration so that it occurs during the day and connection between current students and alumni can potentially occur.  This is being accomplished by hosting our VB multicultural celebration on the same day and having an afternoon full of fun activities for students and guests (e.g., food trucks, access to VB archives, fun games and events, school tours, etc.)  Alumni are encourage to plan to visit the school in the afternoon (1:00 - 3:00 pm) on this day and be aware that while no formal program will occur we invite and welcome alumni to visit and join in the scheduled events.

     

    Additional details will be released closer to the date but please mark your calendar and in the spirit of "Once a Blue, Always a Blue" we look forward to hopefully seeing lots of alumni on this day.

     

    APRIL 16, 2018 --- ENROLLMENT UPDATE

    Greetings from Vernon Barford and please see grade level enrollment updates below.

    Grade 9 = Only in attendance boundary and returning students have been accepted and all programs (Literacy, Regular, Academic Challenge) are now full.  This means you have been admitted to Vernon Barford if:

    • You are a returning VB student
    • You live in the Vernon Barford attendance area and selected Vernon Barford during the pre-enrollment process.

    Grade 8 = Only in attendance boundary and returning students in the academic challenge and Literacy programs have been accepted.  All students who pre-enrolled for the Regular Program have been accepted and a few spaces still exist for students in the regular program (provided pre-enrollment with another EPSB school has not occurred).  As shared above this means that you have been admitted if:

    • You are a returning VB student
    • You live in the Vernon Barford attendance area and selected Vernon Barford during the pre-enrollment process.
    • You live outside the Vernon Barford attendance area and selected Vernon Barford during the pre-enrollment process.

    Grade 7:

    • Regular Program = No Random Selection.  All students who pre-enrolled for the Regular Program have been accepted and a few spaces still exist for students in the regular program (provided pre-enrollment with another EPSB school has not occurred).

     

    • Academic Challenge Program = Families who live inside the Venron Barford attendance area and are coded appropriately have been admitted into the Academic Challenge program while a Random Selection process will be employed for families who live outside the Vernon Barford attendance area.  Families who are already admitted to Vernon Barford are welcomed to our school community but no additional communication will occur at this time.  Families who are part of the random selection process will be notified by phone when the EPSB supervised processes are complete (no later than April 25th).  The families of students who are and who are not selected will be provided with available options when they are contacted regarding random selection results.

     

    • Literacy Program = All students who pre-enrolled for the Literacy Program have been accepted and the Literacy program is now full.

     

    Key Dates with respect to the random selection process are:

    • April 17th = Student information submitted to EPSB
    • April 19th = Random selection process occurs at EPSB Centre for Education
    • April 20th = Phone calls to families impacted by random selection begin
    • April 25th = Last day for schools to contact families regarding outcome of random selection process.

    If you have an EPSB schoolzone account and would like additional information about our school please be sure to check out our BLUES Info Zone at the link provided below.

     

    https://sites.google.com/share.epsb.ca/bluesinfozone/home

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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.