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  • School Profile

    School Profile

    Escuela Mill Creek serves the students and parents south of the river and Millwoods.  The district will provide busing for students within our areas, that are outside of the maximum walking distance. There are currently over 300 students enrolled who come from all over the city for this special program. We currently lease a few classrooms to in-school day care.  The school is vibrant with the many different cultures that have come together for the common purpose of learning Spanish.  

    International Spanish Academy

    Escuela Mill Creek School is very fortunate to have this designation of an International Spanish Academy given to us by the Ministry of Education in the Government of Spain.  Escuela Mill Creek School is the first school in Alberta to receive this designation in Alberta making it the most established International Spanish Academy in the province.  Escuela Mill Creek School is also unique in that the Spanish Bilingual Progam is the only program in our growing school.

    The Spanish Bilingual Program is a type of immersion program where half of the instruction is in Spanish and half of the instruction is in English.  This is done by subject.  The subjects that are taught in Spanish are Spanish Language Arts, Math, Health, Art, and Physical Education.  The subjects that are taught in English are English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.

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    Escuela Mill Creek’s International Spanish Academy is thriving and growing!

    The following article was published in the Edmonton Journal and the Edmonton Examiner in March 2007

    Edmonton Public Schools, International Spanish Academy (ISA), is a Bilingual English and Spanish program ideal for challenging children to reach their full potential in English and also become fluent in Spanish. The program is currently available for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students and has proven so popular that it will be expanding into junior high for 2008.

    Programming at the International Spanish Academy presents many exciting learning possibilities for students. Through a refined focus on the arts, students are given the opportunity to explore the culture of Spanish countries. Art specialists, guest lecturers and specialized teachers will instruct learners about this dynamic culture through music, dance, drama productions and art classes. A visiting teacher from Spain has currently been invited to be part of the faculty for next year. Students at ISA also benefit from the opportunity to earn international credentials, preferred entry to post-secondary institutions, on-site day care and ongoing cultural contact with the Spanish-speaking community.

    Not only does the Escuela teach elementary and junior high students, it also enjoys partnerships with the Caminitos Bilingual Playschool and the Edmonton Hispanic Bilingual Association (EHBA). Together these partnerships create an exciting opportunity for Spanish language instruction and cultural learning from playschool through adulthood. Students are given the opportunity to begin at Caminitos and continue with the ISA from Kindergarten through to Junior High. Through the EHBA, parents and community members also have convenient access to Spanish language instruction during the evenings and weekends. This arrangement is the first of its kind in Edmonton and offers the benefit of a lifetime of continuous and co-ordinated Spanish education.

    Learning a second language has many benefits. It is personally enriching and enhances academic growth and excellence. It opens new experiences that facilitate fluency in additional languages and encourages new ways of thinking. Learning another language also develops an appreciation for the cultural diversity within and outside of Canada and opens doors to exciting career opportunities and citizenship in the global world community.

    For more information about International Spanish Academy at Escuela Mill Creek, visit here or call 433-5746 or e-mail: millcreek@epsb.ca

      

    Why Learn Spanish?  

       

    1. In the Americas (outside NAFTA) Canada exports nearly $6 billion in goods and commercial services annually.
    2. Mexico is Canada’ 4th largest trading partner.
    3. Canada is the 2nd largest foreign investor in Chile.
    4. Exports to South America in 2000 grew 13% to over $3 billion.
    5. Canadian export growth of close to 20% was recorded to Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.
    6. Canada became a member of the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1990. Canadian relations with Latin America have been expanding and Canada has been part of the process to create a free trade zone in the Western Hemisphere.

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  • Parent Groups

    Parent Groups

    We have a very vibrant and active School Council.  The school council runs a hot lunch program, organizes the meet the teacher BBQ as well as provides many supports to enhance our school. The school council also provides funds for Artists and Residence as well as technological upgrades to better support our students.  The school council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm to discuss upcoming events and projects. 

    Clubs

    • Lego/Robotics Club
    • Running Club
    • Art Club
    • Basketball Club
    • Tango Club
    • Choir Club
    • Gardening—Planting flowers and edible vegetables, which decorate the schoolyard and are used to create healthy salads.
    •  Games—Fun activities that activate the mind and body during lunch recess.
    •  Green Team—Schoolyard cleanup. Escuela Mill Creek School is proud to be one of the top ten schools in Edmonton with the cleanest schoolyard.

    Events

    •  BBQ—Opportunity for children to play and parents to meet staff and parents in an informal setting. Combined with meet the teacher night.
    •  Christmas Concert—An opportunity for children to learn to perform, English and Spanish singing and multicultural dancing
    •  Fiesta—Children’s performances, Latin-American food and music

    Other

    •  Hot lunches

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Mill Creek staff offer a number of extra-curricular and leadership programs to students during non-instructional times. Some of the programs offered are:

    Robotics Club   Bell Choir 
    Intramural Sports   Dance Club (Lunch and After school)
    Running Club   Office Assistants
    Student Announcers   Recess Supervisors
    Kids Yoga    Green Team
       

     Other clubs are offered throughout the year depending on staff, parent and community talent and involvement. Schedules of extra-curricular events will appear on scholzone

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  • Community

    Community

    Escuela Mill Creek is located on 9735 80 Ave which is two blocks from Whyte Avenue.  This close knit community sees our school as a hub of vibrant and exciting energy.  The community is also going through a revitalization as more young families are moving into the area.  Every year in May we hold our renowned Fiesta!  A gathering of community members, parents, friends and family members will gather to see our students perform dances, songs, and poems.  We hope to see you there!

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Esquela Mill Creek we believe in the following:

    1. That the Parent and school partnership is essential in ensuring that your children receive the best possible education
    2. Open and Honest communication regarding your childs learning
    3. That through hard work students can increase their learning each day
    4. That each child should be treated with dignity and respect
    5. That each of your children should be able to learn in a safe and caring environment
    6. That all students will be challenged and that they will make mistakes, stumble and struggle at times and that it is our obligation to support and encourage them every single day

     

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Welcome

Welcome

Escuela Mill Creek is an International Spanish Academy. 50% of instruction is in Spanish and 50% in English. Core subjects such as Math, Spanish, P.E, and Health are instructed in Spanish, and Social, Science, and English Language Arts are instructed in English.  We understand the importance of learning a second language in the development of the student cognition and students skills. Our goal is for all students, as they leave school at the end of grade six, to be capable of conversing in Spanish and are motivated to pursue further Spanish programming.   

Bienvenido

La Escuela Mill Creek tiene como objetivo crear un ambiente propicio para el aprendizaje del idioma español, en sus diferentes expresiones del gran abanico de pueblos y culturas hispanohablantes.

La Escuela Mill Creek es una Academia Internacional de Español designada por el Ministerio de Educación del gobierno de España. Esta fue la primera escuela que se le dió el rango de tal en la provincia de Alberta y por lo tanto, la mejor establecida con años de experiencia en la enseñanza bilingüe.

La Escuela Mill Creek ofrece, el único programa bilingüe de inglés y español en Edmonton.

Aquí los niños y las niñas aprenden hablar, leer y escribir en español e inglés. Usan estas dos lenguas en el estudio de diferentes asignaturas.

El alumnado de ésta escuela crece considerablemente cada año. Muchas familias escogen Mill Creek para educar a sus hijas e hijos y así asegurarles un mejor futuro. Los invitamos a registrar a su hijo o niña de inmediato.

Nuestra escuela está recibiendo ahora estudiantes para Kindergarten y Grado 1. Para mayor información llame al teléfono (780) 433-5746

 

Principal's Message

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our students, parents and community members to Escuela Mill Creek School. As we begin an exciting new year together, I am thrilled to meet so many lovely students and families. Thank you for welcoming me, with so much kindness, into the community!

It is a great opportunity to join the Escuela Mill Creek School community during this time of growth and change. I feel personally connected to the school especially since I grew up in these very neighbourhoods. This neighbourhood is important to me, and I am overjoyed to be the principal of a school that is just down the road from my childhood home.

Our mission is to create a learning environment which is safe and caring, to encourage every child to achieve and be the best they can be, as well as to prepare our students with the character and skills they need to be contributing and happy citizens in the future.

At Escuela Mill Creek we believe that by learning the Spanish language and understanding Spanish and Latin culture, students will deepen their knowledge and appreciation for Spanish-speaking nations and their cultures. We also believe that this program will contribute to the future success of our students in an increasingly globalized community. 

As principal, I am here for the students, to facilitate their success and support them all on their educational journey. To support each student it is important that I am available to lead our teaching staff as they build a high quality learning experience for all students. I am here to help families, and to connect with families in partnership, as we strive towards success for our children.

I am also available to the community. The new Mill Creek School building is a beautiful addition to an amazing community. Please contact me at the general office if you have any questions regarding the community use of this space. 

Please come and visit me in the office at any time to say hello.

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

Steven Greene
Principal
Escuela Mill Creek School 
9735 - 80 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
Phone (780) 433-5746 | Fax: (780) 439-7394
Email: steven.greene@epsb.ca

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Success, one student at a time.