NSO Weekly News
September 12-17, 2022
Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville
Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal
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.
Post Secondary Information
Open house dates are as follows:
University of Alberta: October 15, 2022
Concordia University of Edmonton: October 22, 2022
Lakeland College: October 21-22, 2022
University of Lethbridge: October 29, 2022
Mount Royal University: October 29,
NAIT: October 29, 2022
MacEwan University: November 5, 2022
Have you shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in your community? Then we want to hear from you, as you may qualify for one of our Community Scholarships.
Olds College Dual Credit Courses
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Sept 14, 4 p.m.
Cost: $410 per course per student. This cost will be covered by EIPS, families are responsible for costs of materials (textbooks).
Course Dates: Sept 26 – Dec 16
Credit value: students will receive 5 credits per course towards their Alberta High School Diploma and will receive post-secondary credit (students to confirm transferability of credits to other institutions / programs using the Transfer Alberta site).
To enroll: Students contact their school based Off Campus Facilitator.
Not everyone who applies for a Dual Credit opportunity will be accepted. Prior to applying, please make sure that you:
- Have the prerequisites for the course.
- Are committed to completing the course.
- Understand it is YOUR responsibility to purchase any textbook/ materials required for the course.
- AHT 1050 Intro to Veterinary Profession
- ATG 1008 Solving Technology Problems
- HRT 1500 Managing Landscapes
- SPM 1260 Introduction to Sports Management
For more information about the courses refer to the 2022-2023 Dual Credit Handbook
The goal of putting in time and effort to complete scholarship applications is to hopefully win the scholarship money. Why do over 25% of scholarship applications get disqualified or overlooked? The answer is because of easily avoidable mistakes.
Update your PowerSchool information
The EIPS Correction and Verification Form is now available online through your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Use the form to access and update your child’s records information—including address, parent and guardian information, emergency contacts and medical information. Reviewing the form and submitting updates ensures the school has the most up-to-date information regarding your child.
When reviewing the form, pay close attention to all listed phone numbers, email addresses and emergency contact information. Also, if you recently moved, now is the time to ensure the Division has your updated address. Throughout the year, the Division and school uses the listed information to communicate with families about important information, including updates, the latest news and event. For more information about the PowerSchool Correction and Verification Form, contact the school. Review and update the form by Sept. 22, 2022.
Next Step Community Kitchen- Sherwood Park
Saturday September 17, 2022: Make your resume and cover letter stand out! Bring your current resume and any job postings you might want to apply for. The Library’s Resume Tutor will lead the workshop.
Youth will increase their feelings of empowerment, self-confidence, be better prepared for entering the work-force, improve communication skills and have increased motivation to go after their goals. September 20, 2022 4 - 7 PM
Fem+ Engineering Mentorship Program 2022
The Fem+ Engineering Mentorship Program at the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering is a 7-month mentorship pairing high school students who are women, feminine-presenting and/or identifying, and non-binary with current engineering students! Participants explore the possibilities in engineering by being:
· paired with an engineering student to ask questions and hear about their experiences,
· invited to information sessions like “Real world applications of engineering” and "University application help”
· introduced to other high school students also exploring engineering as a potential career and social events
· enabled to explore if engineering is a program and career that's a good fit for them
Rural and out of province students are welcome! Click here for more information and to apply. Applications are open until September 30, 2022.
Student Services- Wellness
Mindfulness Activity: Take 10 minutes to reflect on your day. Think about what you did and the thoughts you had. The Mind is like a storyteller. Sometimes these stories are helpful and sometimes they're not. Is there a story you've been telling yourself lately? What is it? Could there be another way to look at it?
Raye, J. A year of mindfulness.
September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30 is the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a federal statutory holiday created to honour the survivors of the residential school system, the children who never returned home, as well as their families and communities. Because it’s a school closure day, the Division will recognize the day on September 29. Division staff and students are encouraged to wear orange shirts to commemorate the solemn day of remembrance of the tragic history and ongoing impacts of the residential school system. Learn more about the residential school system and events across the country on the Government of Canada website and from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
The Strathcona County Child and Youth Coalition refers to a group of community partners who believe in improving the support and resources available to children, youth and their families in Strathcona County.
Free Virtual Leadership Opportunity
Experiences Canada Career Choices
As youth prepare for life after high school, it can be overwhelming to search for career information and navigate between the many resources that are available to support youth. Our Career choices program aims to create online resources to support youth in planning for post-secondary – whether that is continuing in school, or venturing out to the workplace. The virtual series will cover a broad range of possibilities, both traditional and non-traditional, reflecting the diversity of opportunities in the marketplace. https://experiencescanada.ca/career-choices/
Download the SchoolMessenger App
Next Step Outreach and the Division use the SchoolMessenger platform for communicating with families—through both phone and email. Be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your safe sender list to avoid having important messages funneled into your junk mail folder.
The easiest way to stay connected is to download the SchoolMessenger app. Get the latest updates direct to your mobile device and enable push notifications to never miss a message. Families can also check back on past messages—for up to 30 days—directly in the app rather than searching to find an old message buried in your inbox. Download the SchoolMessenger app from the App Store or Google Play today.
We do require students to sign in or check in upon arrival and sign out when leaving the campus. This process is required as part of our Emergency Readiness planning at each site.