Sherwood Park, AB. — On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) officials and local dignitaries will celebrate the official grand opening of Heritage Hills Elementary—a Sherwood Park-based K-6  school, offering dual-track English and French Immersion programming.

Construction began in 2018 and was completed in time for the 2020-21 school year. Located in Sherwood Park's Heritage Hills neighbourhood, the school boasts an integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) system to help harness solar power energy. It’s the first school within the Division to incorporate the technology. Not only will the solar PV system provide power for Heritage Hills Elementary, it will also offer students first-hand learning opportunities in the areas of mathematics, social studies and science.

Because of COVID-19-related restrictions on indoor gatherings, attendance is by invitation only. However, school families and interested community members can watch recordings of both the ceremony and a virtual tour on EIPS’ YouTube channel. The ceremony and tour will air at 4:30 p.m., on September 18.

The video of the opening ceremony will include speeches from Trina Boymook, the Board Chair of EIPS; Jeremy Albert, an EIPS First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Advisor; the Honourable Nate Glubish, the Minister of Service Alberta and a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Strathcona-Sherwood Park; His Worship Rod Frank, Mayor of Strathcona County; and Bill Schlacht, the Principal of Heritage Hills Elementary.

Heritage Hills Elementary serves approximately 470 students in kindergarten to Grade 6 and is one of 43 schools within Elk Island Public Schools. More information about the school is available at


For more information contact:
Laura McNabb, Director, Communication Services, EIPS
780-417-8204 cell 780-405-4902