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Treaty Land Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux (So-toe), Blackfoot, Métis, Dene (De-nay) and Nakota Sioux (Sue). We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

Principal's Message

Greetings to the Ross Sheppard Community! As a second year Principal at Ross Sheppard High School, I am honoured and privileged to work alongside the staff, students, and families. Ross Sheppard High School has built its success by working cooperatively with parents and the community to provide a meaningful educational experience for each of its students. It is through these relationships that the staff at Ross Sheppard are able to help our students successfully navigate high school. 
Ross Sheppard High School is a proud community of learners who embrace challenges and celebrates successes in academics, athletics, fine arts, and service. ‘WE ARE SHEP’ represents the pride, tradition, and excellence that is exhibited in our halls on a daily basis. We provide a safe and inclusive environment that focuses on engaged teaching and learning. Ross Sheppard believes that all students can thrive and be successful in an environment that is kind, respectful, and safe. Our key strategies to achieve these successes are held within the terms of RelationShep, ScholarShep, MentorShep, LeaderShep, and PartnerShep. A long-standing tradition that represents our reflective practice is "If better is possible; then good is not enough" as a means to foster growth and success for all. 
The Ross Sheppard School community is built upon four key pillars: Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, and Service. Academic programming is built around the achievement of excellence for all learners while recognizing individual aspirations and abilities. The athletics experience opens the doors for all learners to exemplify the internalization of dedication, loyalty, and citizenship at all times. The fine arts allow learners to explore and appreciate the world around them by encouraging creativity to showcase versatility and adaptability to develop one's own strength and style. Ross Sheppard's motto, Okimawitaw Otatuskewin, Mastery for Service, exemplifies the endless opportunities provided for learners to take the lead. Our learners are challenged to be leaders through service around their school and in the global community.
I want all community members to know that I have an open door policy, and that our focus is on communication that supports next steps. It is our mandate to ensure success for all learners. Through dedicated intervention programming and succession-focused work, we feel that we are supporting students to take on the challenges of their next steps. My goals are to provide leadership that will continue to ensure a collaborative school environment, and differentiated instruction that meets the needs of each student. Educational programming must be made meaningful for the students we serve through the connection of curriculum with previous knowledge and future experiences.
On behalf of Ross Sheppard High School, I am wishing everyone an incredible 2021-2022 school year.
Rick Stanley

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  • Ross Sheppard Registration

    Ross Sheppard School is full in planned classes in Grade 10 to 12 in the Regular Program. We will now only accept resident students for these grades who newly move into the school’s attendance area for the regular program. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.

    If you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.


  • Jonathan Doody Memorial Scholarship


    The Johnathan Doody Memorial Scholarship is preferred for emerging, first-year male University of Alberta students. There are three $800 scholarships available for the students who apply. The scholarship is preferred for students who have a strong commitment to both academics, volunteering, and extracurricular involvement. Johnathan Doody was an exceptional athlete, an inspiring student leader, a loving friend, and a talented scholar. Johnathan came to the University of Alberta to study engineering. In October of 1993, Johnathan was tragically killed in an automotive accident outside of his hometown. The scholarship is in honour of the excellence of Johnathan Doody and seeks to reward scholars who have demonstrated similar qualities in their time as high school students.

    Deadline: September 17th, 2022 

    We encourage students to apply in August to register early for interviews. Recipients will be selected in early October and all applicants will be contacted regarding the selections.

    Application: Please complete the application here.


  • Storwell's Foster Children Bursary Opportunity

    • Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they make their way forward in life.
    • The Edmonton region has been chosen as this year's focus area.
    • Applicants must have been foster children with an official Canadian foster care program and be enrolled as a full-time post-secondary student for 2022-23. Deadline: September 1, 2022
    • Link to information, bursary criteria, and application form
  • External Bursary Program offered to Ross Sheppard School


    Storwell Self Storage offers an annual bursary of $2,000 to support foster children as they pursue their post-secondary education and to help them as they progress into a new and exciting stage of their lives. Complete the online application to find out the requirements and details. 

  • Ross Sheppard extends congratulations to Justice Mahmud Jamal!

    Congratulations to Mahmud Jamal for his nomination to the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Jamal is a graduate of Ross Sheppard High School and is the first person of colour to be recognized for this prestigious and well-deserved recognition. The Ross Sheppard community is extremely proud of Mr. Jamal's contributions to society and his success.