A Catholic Community of Learners, Opening Hearts, Minds, and Doors
Lakeland Catholic School District is comprised of 8 schools, located in the City of Cold Lake, the Town of Bonnyville, the Village of Waskatenau and Lac La Biche.
We are dedicated to providing fully permeated Catholic Education to the communities we serve. With classrooms built for the 21st century learner, and a proven French Immersion program from Kindergarten to Grade 12, we offer an ideal learning environment for all children from all backgrounds to learn, play and grow.
Register for French Immersion today! (K-12)
Have you ever thought of putting your child in French Immersion?
Lakeland Catholic School District has over 40 years of high quality programming experience in French Immersion instruction.
What if we do not speak French?
Actually many French Immersion students come from families who do not speak French at all.
How will my child learn English if they are in French Immersion?
Children start learning French in Kindergarten and in grade three, we begin instruction in English also.
Won’t that mean that my child will fall behind in English?
The goal of French Immersion is to develop students’ proficiency in French while building mastery of English – that is, not to replace a first language with an additional one but to develop proficient communication skills in both.
For a list of schools and their contact information, please click here.
District Satisfaction Survey Results
Our District Satisfaction Survey Results were Outstanding this year.
Bruce Schollie and Elan Buan of Schollie Research provided a presentation on Lakeland Catholic School District’s 2016-2017 District Satisfaction Survey Results at the June 20, 2017 Board Meeting.
For Goal 1: Catholic Christian Identity, the results indicate that the District is maintaining and/or improving in this area. Goal 2: Lakeland Catholic’s Students are Successful results indicate 90-95% in satisfaction from parents on academic achievement and competencies on almost all measures. The results show that parents and teachers are very satisfied with the literacy, numeracy and technology programs in the District. The results also indicate that parents and teachers are satisfied that their children (grade 7-12) are being prepared for employment and lifelong learning. The highest results were in career guidance and information available and schools helping to prepare students for a chosen career (grade 10-12). For Goal 3: The Achievement Gap Between FNMI (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) students and all other students is eliminated. The results indicate that parents and teachers are highly satisfied with the support to indigenous learners in our district. Goal 4: Lakeland Catholic’s system is inclusive results indicate that parents, students and teachers are very satisfied with inclusive education services in our schools. Goal 5: Excellent Teachers, Schools and Leaders results indicates that teachers, parents and students are very satisfied with the collaboration and continuous improvement in the District. Goal 6: System is Governed and Managed Effectively results indicate that parents are satisfied with public relations and communications by the District.
We would like to thank all of our stakeholders for continuing to work together to provide the best education for our students.
LCSD Announces New Numeracy Coach
Lakeland Catholic School District is pleased to announce Colin Desnoyers as the new Numeracy Coach for the District.
When asked about what he hopes to bring to this position, he said, "I am looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues on bringing numeracy to the forefront for both students and teachers. I am eager to begin this new and wonderful opportunity.”
Colin will commence his position as Numeracy Coach in August 2017. Congratulations Colin on your new position.
To read the full announcement, please click pdf here (930 KB) .
Please Welcome LCSD's New Religious Education Coordinator
Lakeland Catholic School District is pleased to announce Nicole Hebert as the new Religious Education Coordinator for the District.
Nicole has been an educator for twenty-seven years. She says she looks forward to the opportunity to create many new relationships within a community of Catholic fellowship. “I am excited about collaborating with people and learning with them."
Nicole will begin her position in August 2017. Congratulations Nicole and welcome to the Lakeland Catholic Family.
Read the announcement.
LCSD is Pleased to Announce Leanne MacDonald As the New Vice Principal at Assumption Junior/Senior High School
Lakeland Catholic School District is pleased to announce Leanne MacDonald as the new Vice Principal at Assumption Junior/Senior High School in Cold Lake.
Leanne was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Leanne and her husband Scott have two children, a daughter Mhairi who is 8 years old and a son Ryan who is 4 years old.
She graduated from Cape Breton University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology. She completed a Bachelor of Education degree in Secondary Education from St. Francis Xavier University in 2003. She holds a Masters of Education degree in Education (Administration and Leadership) from St. Francis Xavier University which she obtained in 2012.
Her teaching career began in 2003 at Elizabeth Settlement near Cold Lake, Alberta. She taught Grade 1, Grade 7/8 Math and Science and she was Principal for one year. In 2014, Leanne began teaching with Lakeland Catholic at Assumption Junior/Senior High School as a Classroom Support Teacher (CST).
Leanne enjoys spending time with friends and family. She volunteers with her daughter’s hockey team as a team manager and she is a member of Holy Name Parish at 4-Wing Cold Lake where she volunteers in the reading ministry.
When asked about what she hopes to bring to this position, she said, “I truly feel blessed to be part of Catholic Education where we educate both the mind and spirit. Over the past three years, the staff, students and families of Assumption Junior/Senior High School have been welcoming and supportive. I look forward to building and growing these relationships in my new capacity as an administrator."
Leanne will commence her position as Vice Principal at Assumption Junior/Senior High School in August 2017. Congratulations Leanne on your new position.