Peace Wapiti Public School Division prepares for grad season

Students and staff at Peace Wapiti Public School Division (PWPSD) are preparing for the upcoming 2022 graduation ceremonies. After two years of unconventional celebrations, the graduates of 2022 are eager to celebrate their accomplishments with their friends and family.

Superintendent Bob Stewart congratulates the graduates of 2022 on a job well done and wishes them the best in all their future endeavours. “Graduates, on behalf of the PWPSD trustees and staff, I commend you on your many achievements. You have reached a significant milestone in your life, and are now on the cusp of making the many education and career decisions that will shape your future. It has been inspiring watching you grow into successful young adults and we look forward to hearing of your many future accomplishments.”

This year, PWPSD will be celebrating 365 graduates from its eight high schools. Students, staff, and parents have been working hard on arranging the events and are excited for what will be very memorable celebrations.

The 2022 graduation season will begin with Peace Wapiti Academy (PWA)’s grand march and cap and gown ceremony on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 respectively.

Wanda Gerard, principal of PWA says she is beyond proud of the members of the Class of 2022. “They have worked hard to overcome many challenges in the face of a global pandemic. Through determination and dedication, they have persevered, developed strategies and gained valuable experiences that will help them continue to succeed. Congratulations Graduates!”

The following table summarizes the details of PWPSD’s 2022 graduation events:






Peace Wapiti Academy

Friday, May 6



Saturday, May 7





Grand March: Group photo and general seating for family and friends will take place at 5:30 p.m. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Cap and Gown: Cap and gown lineup and general seating for family and friends will take place at 10:00 a.m. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Both events will take place at the TARA Centre, Evergreen Park – 55051 Township Road 710.


Ridgevalley School

Saturday, May 21

Cap and Gown: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Ridgevalley School gymnasium


Beaverlodge Regional High School

Friday, May 27

Cap and Gown: 10:00 a.m.

Grand March: 4:30 p.m.

Location: The Cap and Gown Ceremony will take place in the Beaverlodge Regional High School gymnasium. The Grand March will be held at the Beaverlodge Arena - 306 10A Street 


Spirit River Regional Academy

Friday, May 27

Cap and Gown: 12:30 p.m. with Grand March to follow.

Location: Spirit River Regional Academy gymnasium


Sexsmith Secondary School

Friday, May 27

Cap and Gown: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Sexsmith Secondary School gymnasium

Grand March: Graduates will walk down main street at 7:00 p.m.


Eaglesham School

Saturday, June 18

Cap and Gown: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Eaglesham Hall – 5105 48 Avenue


Peace Wapiti Enterprise Centre

Tuesday, June 28

Cap and Gown: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Grande Prairie Museum in Muskoseepi Park – 10329 101 Avenue


Savanna School

Saturday, July 9

Cap and Gown: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Fourth Creek Hall – North Junction of Sec. Hwy 725 and Sec. Hwy 681


Total number of PWPSD graduates for 2022