NSO Weekly News
March 13-18, 2023
Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville
We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend as we jumped forward into Daylight saving time! Monday is Instructional day #26 of 86, as such we are now 30% of the way through semester 2 for non-diploma courses. Students are required to check in and meet with their instructor(s) weekly. It is recommended that multiple check ins occur each week to ensure successful completion of academic course work. Students not adhering to the weekly check in schedule may be removed from the course.
Have a great week! Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal
The Moose Hide Campaign began as a BC-born Indigenous-led grassroots movement to engage men and boys in ending violence towards women and children.
EIPS Parent & Caregiver Feedback Survey
Make sure to complete the 2023 EIPS Annual Feedback Survey: For parents and caregivers—open from March 1-23. EIPS conducts the feedback survey to gauge its progress toward meeting the goals and priorities outlined in its Four-Year Education Plan. Families are asked a series of questions about their experiences with EIPS and Next Step, the overall performance of the Division, the quality of education being provided to students and areas for improvement. The survey input helps the Division develop new strategies to better serve students and the wider community. Complete the survey here EIPS Feedback Survey
March 1-23: EIPS Parent & Caregiver Survey EIPS Feedback Survey
March 13: Commonwealth Day
March 13-14: Fort Saskatchewan Grad Photo bookings
March 14: Pi Day activities
March 15: Summer School Registration Opens https://www.eipscontinuinged.ca/
March 15: June Diploma Exam Prep registrations open https://www.eipscontinuinged.ca/
March 15: School Advisory Council 6 p.m. (virtual & in-person) Virtual Link HERE
March 16: Strathcona County Job Fair 4-7pm at the Agora Centre
March 17: St. Patrick's Day
March 17: Alberta Education Assurance Survey closes
March 21: World Poetry Day
March 20-21: Sherwood Park Grad Photo bookings
March 23: EIPS Parent and Student survey closes
March 24: Spring Break starts
Order your personalized Next Step clothing gear via Entripy Shops!
School Advisory Council Meeting
Our next hybrid meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 in Sherwood Park. We hope you can join us in-person or virtually. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. Regular attendance is not required. Please check out our school calendar and NSO Weekly News for scheduled School Advisory Council Meetings. March 15 Agenda and January 25 Minutes are attached below. Sign Up HERE
Remaining Scheduled Meetings: April 19
Summer School Registration
Registration for EIPS Summer School opens March 15. The Summer School program offers a number of senior high courses that allow students to earn credits, upgrade marks, lighten workloads for the year ahead or finish pre-requisite courses. Summer School classes will take place in person in Sherwood Park. https://www.eipscontinuinged.ca/
Courses include (*Diploma Exam Courses):
- Biology 20 and 30*
- Chemistry 20 and 30*
- English Language Arts 20-1, 20-2, 30-1* and 30-2*
- Mathematics 10-3, 10C, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1* and 30-2*
- Physics 20 and 30*
- Science 10 and 30*
- Social Studies 20-1, 20-2, 30-1* and 30-2*
- Foundations in Industry Workplace Safety Training
- Personal Fitness 10, 20 and 30
- Career and Life Management (CALM) 20
- Physical Education 10
- Work Experience 15, 25 and 35 and Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
Alberta Education Assurance Survey
The survey looks at various measures such as education quality, citizenship, family involvement, engagement levels, school climate and student wellness. We hope that you may be able to assist us and request a Random Access Code to complete the survey prior to March 17. The Alberta Education Assurance Survey data is our report card on the quality of education provided. If you have questions regarding the survey please connect with us.
RCMPTalks sessions facilitate meaningful conversations with students, police officers, parents, and organizations from across the country in a virtual safe space. Each session aims to raise awareness about a specific youth crime or victimization topic.
The RCMP is hosting its first ever RCMPTalks for parents on March 15, from 5:00 – 6:30PM MST. The virtual session will cover topics including mental health, substance use, cyberbullying and sextortion. Register now by contacting RCMP.Youth-Jeunesse.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Grad 2023 Information
Next Step Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 9 at the Shell Theatre, (DOW Centre) Fort Saskatchewan. Tickets will be available at no cost to families. Each graduate will be able to receive up to 8 tickets. Students will receive their graduation gown, cap, tassel and stole prior to the graduation ceremony. Students keep their cap, tassel and stole. There is no cost to students for taking Grad portraits.
Photos are booked for:
March 13-14 Fort Saskatchewan contact Janet.Clarkson@eips.ca
March 20-21 Sherwood Park contact Aley.Kulbaba@eips.ca
RCMP's Troop 17 Scholarship
Troop 17 Scholarship | Royal Canadian Mounted Police (rcmp-grc.gc.ca)
Support your well-being. Check out free online programming, workshops and services available for adults and seniors, youth parents/caregivers, counselling and support services.
Strathcona County Awards of Excellence
Nominations for the Strathcona County Awards of Excellence are open now! These awards recognize residents of the county for their outstanding contributions and achievements. The deadline to submit nominations is March 27. The awards ceremony takes place at Festival Place on June 1. Awards of Excellence Website
Empowering diversity in the trades
Next in Trades is a free event series that encourages and empowers people aged 16 and up from all backgrounds and abilities to explore careers in the skilled trades industry. As a leading skilled trades training and education provider, NAIT provides training and mentorship to prepare you to succeed in the trades. Explore your potential and discover a career that works for you in the skilled trades. Participants will take part in four 45-minute workshops throughout the day. Registration for participants is open. Next in Trades - NAIT
March 18 - Hands-on workshops and panel discussion centering on lived experiences of Indigenous peoples, Black and racialized communities, newcomers & refugees
March 25 - Hands-on workshops and panel discussion centering on lived experiences of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in the skilled trades
Headstrong GSA Mental Health Conference
The Alberta GSA Conference is hosting the Headstrong GSA Mental Health Conference on Saturday, April 22 in Edmonton. It will include mental health keynote speeches, a concert, physical wellness activities, and breakout activities. Lunch will be provided for all participants. This conference is free to attend! Deadline to register is March 22, 2023.
Elli Hansen, Guidance Counsellor- Elli.Hansen@eips.ca
Aley Kulbaba, SPO Success Coach- Aley.Kulbaba@eips.ca
Janet Clarkson, FSO / VGO Success Coach Janet.Clarkson@eips.ca
Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.
Careers, Learning and Employment is a great resource. Get help writing your resume or cover letter, learn how to network and prepare for your interview and check out job search resources and labour market information.