Mike Mountain Horse
Early Education - Grade 5
Mike Mountain Horse Elementary School is a Kindergarten to Grade 5 school on the west side of Lethbridge.
Welcome to Mike Mountain Horse Elementary School. Our school serves approximately 585 children from Early Education to Grade 5.
Office Hours are :
Monday to Thursday: 7:30am-3:30pm
Mike Mountain Horse Elementary School Mission:
Our mission is to nurture courage, vibrancy and growth amongst all learners through the provision of:
- Genuine relationships
- Shared and collaborative decision making
- Authentic and effective learning experiences
- Quality and meaningful work
- Honouring diversity
- Fostering well-being
- MMH school provides an environment where the academic potential of each child is promoted and celebrated.
- MMH school is a learning community which fosters adaptability and flexibility to cope with change.
- MMH school is a place where all people are respected, recognized, and supported by others.
- MMH school provides a safe environment where people are responsible for their own academic progress, personal, and social behaviour.
- MMH school shares the responsibility for education, involving home, school, and community through open communication and cooperation.
Mike Mountain Horse Elementary School Vision:
At Mike Mountain Horse Elementary School we find strength in the spirit of our community and inspire everyone along their learning journey.
Assurance Plan 2021-2022
The name of the school commemorates Mike Mountain Horse Miistatosomitai (1888 – 1986), a war veteran, scout and writer. Born and raised among the Blood tribe, he left home in 1894 to attend an Anglican boarding school. After his brother was killed in World War I, he joined the Canadian army and served overseas in France. Upon his return he worked at various Mounted Police detachments in the Lethbridge area and for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Launching a writing career in the 1920s, he wrote for the local newspapers and prepared a manuscript of the book, “My People the Bloods”, published by the Glenbow Museum and Blood Tribal Council in 1979. In the late 1950s Mike Mountain Horse retired to the Blood Reserve where he served one term on the tribal council.