Hawk's View

April 14, 2022

Up Coming Dates and Events

April 15-18: Easter weekend (schools closed)

April 21: ONLINE Film Fest (Open until April 25- Link will be shared)

April 21: Hot lunch (Purple Perogy)

April 21: Open House (For incoming grade 6 students) 5-6pm drop in

April 22: P is for Privilege presentation (whole school)

April 22: Earth Day

April 24-30: National Volunteer Week

May 5: Hot lunch (Nitza's)

Brightspace 101: Parents and Guardians

Please continue to have your child look at individual Brightspace materials if they are absent for any reason. All work and materials will be posted there.

Ordering a Yearbook

If you would like to place an order for the 2021-2022 yearbook, please log in to your PowerSchool parent portal account (https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html). Click on student fees, select your student, then click on the yearbook icon.

Cyber Friday

TikTok is a social media app that lets you watch, create and share videos. Because of the app's emphasis on pop music, many videos include swearing and sexual lyrics, which may not be age appropriate for some kids. TikTok also doesn't have a good filtering system, so scrolling through the app will inevitably lead to viewing inappropriate content. When it comes to posting, the goal of becoming 'TikTok famous' is very common among youth, which leads to having public accounts and copying potentially inappropriate dances or trends in order to try and get more followers and views. Posts on TikTok may become the target of cyberbullying or offensive remarks from strangers if privacy settings aren't enabled. There is also an option to Livestream on this app which allows anyone to view the user in real-time. Parents should make sure to turn on all privacy settings for accounts their kids are using. Also, due to the lack of filtering and the amount of inappropriate content on the app, we suggest that TikTok is only used by ages 16 and up.

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The 2022 Hawk Film Festival- Featuring The Long Take

What is a Long Take? - The long take, or one-take shot, is a technique where a director will film a scene with no cuts in the camera movement, so it seems like the camera is continuously rolling. Most directors will achieve this with secret cuts. Usually, these shots run for over 90 seconds without a cut, but it varies from film to film.

When does this happen? - April 21st to April 25th (Watch anytime during these dates!)

Where do I go? - It’s online! Look to the FRH webpage for the link! Have a viewing party! Bring the TV outside to the fire pit! Hook your phone up to a projector! Watch it alone in your room.

Whatever you decide to do make sure it’s fun and for you!

Why would I want to watch it? - We need to take the time to celebrate these great young filmmakers from this year’s Film Production class! Who knows, they could be the next one accepting an Oscar in the future!

First Chapter Friday

Swing by Kwame Alexander is this week’s First Chapter Friday. In this verse novel, things usually do not go as planned for seventeen-year-old Noah. He and his best friend Walt (aka Swing) have been cut from the high school baseball team for the third year in a row, and it looks like Noah’s love interest since third grade, Sam, will never take it past the “best friend” zone. Noah would love to retire his bat and accept the status quo, but Walt has big plans for them both, which include making the best baseball comeback ever, getting the girl, and finally finding cool. While Walt is hitting balls out of the park and catching the eye of the baseball coach, Noah composes anonymous love letters to Sam in an attempt to write his way into her heart. But as things are looking up for Noah and Walt, a chain of events alters everything Noah knows to be true about love, friendship, sacrifice, and fate.

Hot lunch - Pizza and Perogies

Orders can be placed through your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. https://powerschool.eips.ca/public/home.html

Please note that prices from Nitza's has increased and this is reflected in our cost to families.

April 21 (Purple Perogy)- ORDER SHUT

May 5 (Nitza's)- ORDERS DUE MAY 1

The Future of Masculinity Summit

The Future of Masculinity Summit 2.0 is the second annual summit hosted by Next Gen Men and community partnership organizations. In this full-day virtual conference hosted on Discord, we’ll delve into where boys fit within the #MeToo social movement. Participants will explore why gender equality matters to them, what they’ve been told about how they should act within social justice movements, what they actually believe and how they can use these powerful insights to create change.

May 6, 2022
11:30 a.m. ET (9:30 a.m. local time)

The world can be a very polarizing place these days—it can be very difficult to know where we fit within varying, strongly-felt opinions. We’re told if we don’t believe in x, that makes us y, and if we act any differently than how we’re supposed to, we may be subject to scrutiny. While all this is happening, society has forgotten about our boys—those who want to do the right thing but are afraid of being reprimanded, who feel dismissed and invalidated because of all the rigid narratives they hear.

Participants in this summit will experience a safe space to explore those narratives, the feelings associated with them, how they can find their own voice to speak their truth and what they can do to become change-makers in their own lives, relationships, and communities.

Summer School

Registration for EIPS Summer School opens on April 19. Organized through Next Step, the Summer School program offers more than 25 senior high courses that allow students to earn credits, upgrade marks, lighten workloads or finish pre-requisite courses. Summer School 2022 classes will take place in-person in Sherwood Park.

Courses include:
Open to EIPS students entering grades 10-12, and students in their Grade 12 year.

  • English Language Arts 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
  • Social Studies 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
  • Mathematics 10C, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
  • Competencies in Math 15
  • Science 10
  • Biology 20 and 30
  • Chemistry 20 and 30
  • Physics 20 and 30
  • Physical Education 10
  • Career and Life Management (CALM 20)
  • Extreme CTS: Film Production
  • Work Experience and RAP

Learn more about Summer School 2022

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Indigenous News

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

Virtual Family Gatherings

Many thanks to the families who joined us for our virtual gatherings this winter. It was a pleasure to reconnect with those who were part of the gatherings last year and to welcome new families to our virtual circle. We’re grateful for the conversation, the ideas shared and the feedback on work that’s happening throughout the Division. We look forward to seeing you all again next school year—hopefully in person at some point!

If there’s anything stemming from the gatherings you wish to discuss, please reach out to the lead teacher at your child’s school or someone from the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education team directly:

Planning for the 2022- 23 School Year

March and April are busy times for school lead teachers and the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education team as planning begins for the next school year. Lead teachers and the team reflect on the successes and challenges of the past year, and the hopes for 2022-23. If you have ideas or feedback for your child’s school or the Division in general, please reach out to the lead teacher or connect with the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education team.

Treaty 6 and Métis Nation Flag Raising | June 13

If you’ve driven by EIPS Central Services recently, you may have noticed the addition of two new flag poles. As a further commitment on the path of truth-telling toward reconciliation, and as an affirmation as Treaty partners, EIPS will be raising the Treaty 6 and Métis Nation flag on June 13. Each school in the Division will also display the two flags and are busy planning staff professional development and student learning experiences to understand the significance of each flag. More information on the Central Services ceremony and the specific events at each school will be shared in the near future.

Opening of Central Services Land-based Learning Space | June 21

EIPS has been working closely with Elder Wilson Bearhead to design and build a land-based learning space at EIPS Central Services. With spring on its way, construction will resume on the space. As part of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on June 21, EIPS will officially open the space, honour our ongoing relationship with Elder Wilson and affirm our commitment to deepen our relationship with the land that sustains us. We’ll share details of the opening event as the date draws closer.

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Bev Facey Football Spring Camp

We would like to extend an invitation to come to our Football Spring Camp starting this May. We are fortunate to have both a Senior and Junior Football team.

Facey Football is for EVERYONE, no previous football experience is necessary. In fact, usually, about 70% of the Junior Football Team is players new to football. Football is a great way to represent your school and meet new friends along the way. Football at Bev Facey is so much more than “just football” and you get to be a part of a culture that feels like a family. If you are unsure about football, spring camp is a great way to test out if football is for you. We understand that kids are busy in the spring, so we have made some changes to our process to best accommodate our student-athletes.

Skills Camp:

We will be running an 8-session skills camp (focused on footwork and technique) to start camp, the athletes will be in helmets and shoulder pads and the sessions will run from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm at Facey. This is an opportunity for everyone of varying skills to get coached in a smaller group setting, this also allows for the kids to build comradery early in the camp in a more relaxed setting.

Week 1- May 2nd, May 3rd, and May 4th

Week 2- May 9th, May 10th, and May 11th

Week 3- May 16th and May 17th

Spring Camp (Full Pads) [Tryouts]

May 18th and May 19th will be our safe contact and systems introduction practices, these will run from 4:30 pm-7:00 pm at Facey.

May 24th – May 27th from 4:30pm-7:00pm at Facey.

Saturday May 28th Practice #1 11:00am-1:00pm and practice #2 3:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday May 29th Intersquad Blue vs White Game from 12:00pm-3:00pm

At the conclusion of the Blue/ White game, we will be planning to have a team BBQ.

Throughout the week coaches will identify our top 40-50 players for the ‘Senior Team’ portion of the Spring Camp.

Senior Team Spring Camp:

May 31st, June 1st, and June 2nd 4:30pm-7:00pm (these times may be shortened).

June 7th- June 10th 4:30pm-7:00pm

June 11th is a jamboree/ game at Emerald Hills from 11:00am-3:00pm

Equipment is provided by the team (players just need their own cleats and any accessories they want [gloves, towels etc.]) There will be a parent and player meeting in April. Once registered, you will be placed into the Team Snap “Spring Camp 2022” team and will receive any updates regarding spring camp, the parent meeting and equipment pickup.

The link to register for spring camp is here: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/303202

Any questions please email Coach Tanner Stephens at tanner.stephens@eips.ca

Support Numbers

Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868

The Distress line 780-482-4357

Family and Community Service

(FCS) call-in hours 780-464-4044

Monday, Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Together all https://togetherall.com/en-ca/

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