Author Archives: SPatras

About SPatras

I am a husband and father of two fantastic girls. I currently work as the Principal of Woodhaven Middle School in Parkland School Division in Alberta, Canada. I am excited to be continuing my administrative career in this learning community!

Welcoming our Newest Families at Wolfpack Night!

Recently, on May 11th, we were fortunate to have many of our incoming grade 5 students and parents come to join us at Woodhaven Middle School for our Wolfpack Welcome Evening! Thank you to those who were able to join … Continue reading

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Welcome to our Newest Members of “The Pack”

On behalf of the staff of Woodhaven Middle School, I would like to welcome all of our incoming grade 5 students and their parents to Woodhaven, Home of “The Wolfpack”. Over the next few months I will share some information … Continue reading

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Farewell is Fast Approaching!

As a parent of a Grade 9 Woodhaven Middle School student, you are likely aware that our Farewell is coming soon! It’s hard to believe that staff and students have been planning for months already but these efforts are paying … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk!

Early last school year I worked with our School Council Chair, Alicia Shea and together we wrote this blog post, titled Let’s Stay Connected . It was in response to conversation during a school council meeting on communication between home and … Continue reading

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Celebrating our Kids!

At the previous two Woodhaven Middle School Council meetings, the sometimes controversial topic of awards has come to the forefront. While there are many opinions and views in this area (check out Alfie Kohn or my friend George Couros), this … Continue reading

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Wrapping up the Year… sort of

It’s hard to believe that we are almost on Christmas break and wrapping up the 2016 year! We know it’s true with the fantastic Christmas Concerts we’ve seen from our band program, our gr 5’s and 6’s performing the Elf … Continue reading

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Physical Education At Woodhaven Middle School

At Woodhaven Middle School we are proud to offer a strong physical education program to every one of our students! We recognize the numerous benefits of physical activity for adolescents not only on learning, but also for physical and emotional well-being, … Continue reading

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