Middle School Philosophy

Middle school students are grade 7-9 students between the ages of 11 and 15 years old.  Our staff recognizes the unique needs of this group of learners and we carefully plan programming to support the gradual growth of independence.  Grade 7 students are provided significant assistance to make an easy transition to their new bigger school and in grade 8 and 9, students are supported and encouraged to take on more responsibility and leadership so they are naturally prepared for high school.  Students will take religion, language arts, math, social, science, physical education and health as required by Alberta Learning.  As well, students will have an opportunity to choose from a variety of options to complete their schedule.

The cornerstone to student success is the involvement of parents in this school experience.  For further information please access the Curriculum Handbook for parents: http://education.alberta.ca/parents/resources/handbook.aspx.

All grade 7-9 students will be placed in a homeroom grouping and will take the following courses as a homeroom group:

*  Religion

* Language Arts

* Mathematics

* Social Studies

* Science

* Health

* Physical Education (Except Sport Academy students)

Get in Touch

Father Mercredi High School
455 Silin Forest Rd
Fort McMurray, AB,
T9H 4V6
Phone: (780) 799-5725
Fax:  (780) 799-5740

To report attendance
General Inquiries

Ms. Lisa Miller

Vice Principals
Mrs. Kirsten McConnell

Mr. Jeff Power

Mrs. Daron Van Lingen

Learning Coaches

Bob Van Thiel

Eithne Pierre



Mrs. Jamie Beaton (extension 5416)

Mrs. Trudy Finnson (extension 5512)

Classroom Support Teachers

Christa DeMerchant (extension 5413)

Jennifer O’Brien (extension 5415)

Science & Technology Centre

Mr. Tim Kilburn-Project Consultant

FNMI Aboriginal Liaisons

TrudieAnn Plamondon (extension 5477) Grade 10-12

Kayla Aikins (extension 5516) Grade 7-9