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Week of June 15th

Important Dates in June

June 15-18: Textbook and Chromebook return in the gym

June 19th: SSS Drive-Up Graduation Event

June 19th: Last day of classes for students!

June 25th: Last day of school for students!

June 26th: Last day of school for staff!

Important Information for Graduates and Families:

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Drive-Up Graduation Event Route Map

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Things to remember for the Drive-Up Event:

a.) Each graduate is permitted a maximum of 3 vehicles, absolutely no

exceptions. All people in each vehicle must be from the same household and

the vehicle CANNOT be driven by a student (AHS and PWSD76 directives).


b.) At the entrance to the drive-up graduation, the graduate will be provided

with a cap and tassel and their diploma in a special grad gift bag. All items in

the bag are gifts from SSS for the graduate to keep. Graduates will have a

few minutes to put on their grad cap if they want to wear it in their photos.


c.) There will be a staff member at the event to take quality pictures of the

graduates at their first photo stop.


d.) In order to ensure that all of our graduates have time to visit each photo op, the event will have to be highly regimented, and marshaled by staff. Upon entering the school parking lot, each vehicle will stop for 5 minutes at each station. There will be a signal every 5 minutes to move on to the next spot.


Your family will only be on site for approximately 15 – 20 minutes. A reminder note with all of these details will be emailed out to parents and graduates again next week.

Have you signed up for your Drive-Up Graduation Event Time Slot?

If you have't booked your time slot yet, well, there's no time like the present! Follow this link and choose your time: https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code?code=ksn77

Graduates: Save your work!

Students! If you are leaving PWPSD (whether graduating or moving) and want to take some/all of the files that are in your school Google account check out the suggestions below:

  • Complete this process BEFORE June 30th; as all accounts will be shut down after that.
  • Clean up your Google Drive and Gmail by deleting files and messages you will never need again.
  • Create a personal Gmail account if you do not already have one. If you are not over 13 years of age you need your parent/guardian permission.
  • Follow the directions located at http://goo.gl/mViJBc in order to 'Takeout' your files and have them put into your personal Gmail account.

Library materials and Chromebooks - What to do

We’re nearing that time of the school year again…the end! Next week will be the time for parents and guardians to return textbooks, library books, and Chromebooks back to the school.


We are hosting three resource return days next week. From 9:30am to 2:30pm, on Monday, June 15th to Thursday June 18th, you can return all of your child's school resources, you do not need to book a time during these times.


On the drop off days, just come in the north door of the gym. It will be marked as an entrance, and the east doors facing the parking lot will be marked as an exit. Please follow the signs at the doors and within the gym, and maintain a distance of at least 6 ft between other people. If you do not believe you can maintain that distance, please wear a mask for the health of those around you.


Mrs. Wills and Mrs. Gillis will be inside to check in textbooks, library books and Chromebooks. Mrs. Wills will be able to confirm if you have any outstanding materials. There is no need to put your books or other materials in plastic bags.


Remember, students are still not permitted in the school building so they cannot drop off their own resources. If you need to drop off resources before or after these days you will need to arrange a time by calling the front office.

Yearbook update: deadline extended!!

The deadline to order a 2020 yearbook has been extended to June 30! One of the features of our yearbook is the ability for students to create 4 free personalized pages in their copy.


Because grad is now going to happen on the 19th, students might appreciate the chance to use their own pictures from the day in their copy of the yearbook. Extending the deadline will give them a chance to order their books and put in their unique pages if they want to do that.


Books will need to be ordered and personalized pages completed by June 30!

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Upcoming Local Scholarships in June

June 15 - Sexsmith Ag Society & NADP Scholarship - Sexsmith student enrolling in college, university or tech school. To get the full amount there is a commitment to return to the region for a period of time.


The application form is at the bottom of the page under attachments. Mail the application to the address on the application form.

Scholarships and Deadlines

Sexsmith Agricultural Society - $2000 - June 15th (must commit to serving the north after graduation).


Royal Canadian Legion #60 – 4x $500 – July 31st

Saddle Hills Awareness Committee Bursary – up to $1000 – July 31st

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54 – 4x 750 – August 1st

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship – amount varies based on marks - Beginning of August
GP & District Oldtimers – Up to $1000 – August 15th

Ron Pfau - $500 – August 30th

ATA Local 6 – 2x$1000 – September 30th

Brent Sears Memorial Fund - $450 – September 30th

Dr. Robert and Anna Shaw –3x $1000- October 30

***Go the Sexsmith Secondary Website under Students and then to Scholarships to find more details and application forms or email Mrs. McNabb lesliemcnabb@pwsd76.ab.ca

There are many more scholarships on the Sexsmith Secondary web site under “Students” then “Scholarships”

News from the district

We want to hear from our families. Tell us about your unique situation.

Click on the link below to take the PWPSD School Re-Entry Survey


surveymonkey.com/r/PWPSD-Re-entry

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Weekly Posts celebrating Indigenous People's Day

Check out this new Weekly Post leading up to National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st.
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Bannock Making Tutorial

Bannock Making Tutorial

Felt Moccasin Tutorial

felt moccasins

Feature Staff: Ms Heather Hoggan

1. Where is your hometown? When did you move to the area?


I was born in Moose Jaw Sask. but lived all over Canada as my father was in the Armed Forces so we traveled a lot.

2. How long have you been working here? Have you worked at other schools before SSS?


I have only had the privilege of working at SSS for 2 years. I have taught in many communities in both Saskatchewan and Alberta as I attempted to search out new adventures.

3. What is your favourite memory of SSS?


Grade 7 line dance class. Nothing like "achy breaky heart"

4. What are some activities in the school you are a part of or enjoy?


Watching sports, noon hour with the grade 7's and, who can ever forget, crosswalk duty in the morning!

5. What activities do you enjoy in your spare time?


Music, crochet, yard work and a great meal with friends

6. What is something that you are proud of achieving?


My career as a teacher has now spanned 30 years and I am proud of the growth in my abilities. Each year I strive to be better than the next. I can remember the first time we used email in the school and how difficult it was to learn that "simple" task. Now digital learning, Hyperdocs and Google are second nature.

7. What is something you are looking forward to in the future?

I am looking forward to retirement and being able to go on a warm destination vacation when I choose. But, until that day, I look forward to my grade 7 students new to the school each year and the excitement they will bring to my classroom.

Mental Health Supports

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