Science & Technology

We are proud to announce the transformation of Father Patrick Mercredi into a grade 7-12 Science and Technology Centre!

This school will contain High-Tech multiple-labs throughout the facility.

These new labs will give students greater exposure to Science and Mathematics in a real life context.

These  labs will be offering programming in the following areas:  ENGINEERING, INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES, IT ESSENTIALS & CCNA DISCOVERY, HEALTH SCIENCES,  PHOTOGRAPHY, MULTI-MEDIA, JUNIOR HIGH SCIENCE

Engineering-featuring many new learning systems such as Industrial Robotics, AC/DC Electrical, CNC Programming and it is the first of it’s kind in Alberta.

Industrial Technologies-contains industrial standard training equipment together with an innovative program aligned with standards set by post-secondary institutions such as Keyano College, N.A.I.T. and S.A.I.T.

IT Essentials & Networking Academy-a high end lab using Cisco IT Essentials and Networking curriculum to prepare students for CompTIA A+ certification.

Health Sciences-using state of the art Health Science curriculum delivered using multi-media with hands-on interactive labs.  Students will gain practical skills related to Nursing, Emergency Medical Response and other Medical fields.

Photography-a new studio facility with high end cameras and Adobe Photoshop software.

Multi-Media-redesigned for more in depth study in the areas of videography and web design.

Junior High Science Lab-containing equipment that teachers can use to demonstrate the more difficult science concepts found in their science curriculum dealing with Thermal, Electrical, Mechanical and Structural systems.

The Father Patrick Mercredi Science & Technology Centre is an innovative project whereby students can gain hands-on, practical learning in Science & Technology related courses and subsequently make informed career decisions.  Our goal is to create an environment where students can be engaged and excited in their learning realizing its relevance to possible career choices.

The Father Patrick Mercredi Science & Technology Centre will be an on-going project including numerous upgrades to the existing infrastructure with implementation of the first phase beginning in April 2011.

During the month of June, our teachers began the specialized training they need in order to deliver these exciting new programs.

We look forward to providing more news on this exciting project as it unfolds in the upcoming year.

For more information on these programs please contact:  Deborah Kitching-Project Coordinator at deborah.kitching@fmcsd.ab.ca or Tim Kilburn-Project Consultant at tim.kilburn@fmcsd.ab.ca

Contact Info

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

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General Inquiries

Principal
Mrs. Natasha MacArthur-Poole

Vice Principals
Mr. Brendan Toner  Grade 7 and 10

Mrs. Connie Farrell  Grade 9 and 11

Mrs. Deborah Kitching  Grade 8 and 12

Learning Coaches

Mr. Bob Van Thiel

Eithne Pierre

 

Counselors

Ms. Kate MacDonald (extension 5413)

Mrs. Trudy Finnson (extension 5512)

Classroom Support Teachers

Christa DeMerchant (extension 5415)

Jeff Power (extension 5416)

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