SWH Cougar Tracks 2022-2023
Wed, February 8, 2023
To help parents and students stay in the loop as far as all things Sherwood Heights, our Cougar Tracks newsletter will be our weekly communication tool. Be sure to watch for email notifications at the end of each week and you can also find each of the latest and greatest Cougar Tracks newsletters posted on our website!
Feb 7 & 8: Candy-Grams for sale on Tues and Wed (Delivery Tues. Feb.14)
Feb 7: Public Engagement: French Immersion Programming @5:30 p.m. at Heritage Hills Elementary (gym) More information here.
Feb 9-17: Student course requests are being accepted, see link below
Feb 9 & 10: No School for students - North Central Teachers' Convention
Feb 14: National Have a Heart Day, wear PINK and RED today!! Photo-Booth on the stage $3 for a polaroid with your friends
Feb 16: MADD Presentation for Grade 8 & 9
Feb 17: Request for Course Changes must be submitted by 12 p.m.
Feb 20: Family Day - No School for Students and Staff
Feb 22: PINK Shirt Day
Feb 28: School Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Feb 28: EIPS Returning Student Registration closes
Mar 3: PL Day - No School for Students
- Thursdays are $3.00 Pizza slice day at lunch!!
- Last Friday of each month is Pajama Day!
- February is Black History Month
Semester 2 Course Change Request Link available Feb 9-12, 2023
We have completed the first 6-day cycle of semester 2. If students are interested in requesting an option change, they may do so by completing the Course Change Request Form.
This is a REQUEST form. We do not guarantee that you can make changes to your schedule, but we will consider your request and do our best.
All request forms must be submitted by noon on Friday, February 17, 2023, to be considered.
Have a great extra-long weekend Sherwood Heights! We’ll see you next week!!
A look at next week: Senior teams take on ABJ and Juniors take on St T on Tuesday. Later in the week, the Junior Bs travel to Calmar on Saturday the 18th. And the senior teams will compete in the SAL tourney from Feb 16 to 18th.
As always, stay tuned to the athletics calendar for updates!
Any parents or guardians interested in coaching or assistant coaching any sports in the 2022-2023 year please contact Kristin Alexander (Davies) at email@example.com.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Canteen Volunteers and Menu
Volunteering for shifts in our SWH Canteen with Mrs. Braun is an excellent way to help prepare our students for the world of work. These opportunities help students build confidence, increase skill range, and feel successful as they work towards entering post-secondary or the workforce.
Also being served on Thursdays is $3 pizza slices! Pick from pepperoni, cheese and ham & pineapple.
EIPS Returning Student Registration 2023-2024 is open from February 1 - 28, 2023
All current EIPS families must complete the Returning Student Registration form to register students for 2023-24. This is also your only opportunity to request a non-designated school, if applicable. The form is available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal and must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2023. If you have trouble with the Parent Portal or the form, or if you have questions about senior high registration, reach out to your child’s school for assistance.
EIPS High School Open Houses
Dear Elk Island Public Schools families,
Thank you to everyone who attended Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) High School Information Session on January 30. For those unable to attend or looking for more information, the PowerPoint presentation slides are available. The presentation slides provide information about senior high courses, instruction, programming and extracurricular opportunities throughout the Division, as well as details about diploma requirements and various career path options.
In addition to the Division-level information, each EIPS senior high school is hosting an open house. The open houses allow students and families to meet staff, tour the school, learn about the curriculum, gain insight about specific programming available and so much more.
- Ardrossan Junior Senior High – February 13 at 6-8 p.m.
- Bev Facey Community High – February 16 at 6-8 p.m.
- Fort Saskatchewan High – February 16 at 6:30 p.m.
- Lamont High – February 8 at 6-8 p.m.
- Next Step Fort Saskatchewan – February 15 at 6-7:30 p.m.
- Next Step Sherwood Park – February 16 at 6-7:30 p.m.
- Next Step Vegreville – February 13 at 6-7:30 p.m.
- Salisbury Composite High – February 15 at 6 p.m.
- Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary – February 6 at 6:30 p.m.
- Vegreville Composite High – February 13 at 6-7:30 p.m.
Additional information about planning for senior high is available at eips.ca/registration/senior-high.
Elk Island Public Schools
EIPS French Immersion Public Engagement Survey
Dear EIPS French Immersion families:
Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s public consultation about French Immersion programming. As you know, the Division is consulting school families to explore ways to enhance French Immersion programming, address enrolment pressures and increase retention at the junior high and senior high levels.
If you couldn’t make the meeting, that’s OK. You can still submit input by completing the online survey. The survey is anonymous and takes about five to 10 minutes to complete.
Survey closes February 21
The survey is also available at eips.ca
To help provide feedback, below are some background documents:
· Frequently Asked Questions: French Immersion Public Engagement
· PowerPoint Presentation: French Immersion engagement Feb. 7, 2023
· What We Heard Report: French Immersion Engagement No. 1
For more information, or to subscribe for updates, visit eips.ca.
Once all the input is submitted, Western Management Consultants, the contracted public consultation company, will use the feedback gathered from the session and survey to help the Division develop possible solutions and inform the next public engagement session.
In June 2023, EIPS will present the Board of Trustees with a report about the French Immersion engagement efforts. Any Board-approved changes will take effect in the 2024-25 school year at the earliest. Before making a decision, the EIPS Board will review all relevant data and the feedback gathered through the engagement efforts. As always, EIPS will keep school families updated as the process progresses.
Elk Island Public Schools