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

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

Upcoming events

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 Next Step Personalized Gear!

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

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

The RCMP is once again offering the Troop 17 Scholarship. The RCMP's Troop 17 Scholarship was established to recognize students who have made significant efforts toward the prevention of bullying and harassment in their schools and/or communities. Up to five scholarships in the amount of $1000 will be awarded annually to full-time college or university students. The deadline for applications for the Troop 17 Scholarship is March 31, 2023.

Troop 17 Scholarship | Royal Canadian Mounted Police (rcmp-grc.gc.ca)

Strathcona County Family and Community Services

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

Nomination package

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

Upcoming dates:

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

AB GSA Network

The Alberta Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Students Alliance (GSA) Network

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

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EIPS Career Pathways News

Preparing students for life after school.

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Learning Clicks

Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.

Plan your Career with ALIS

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.

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Fort Saskatchewan High

Fort High Information Bulletin

Sabre Scene

Salisbury Sabres parent Information.

Hours of Operation

Students & families can access our campus during the following times:

Monday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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