Author Archives: Shaye Patras

About Shaye Patras

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!

Grade 9 Farewell – A Student’s Perspective

Recently we hosted our Grade 9 Farewell at  Woodhaven Middle School.  My previous blog shared my perspective as a proud staff member. What we are really proud of is the perspective of two of our students, Emma Wilton and Savannah Bay. … Continue reading

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Grade 9 Farewell – A Fantastic Celebration!

This past Friday, May 26th I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to speak at our Grade 9 Farewell. I, and the staff at Woodhaven Middle School are extremely proud of all of our kids who will be transitioning … Continue reading

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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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