BFH Falcons' View

May 22 to 27, 2023

Principal's Message

Dear Falcon students and families,

I hope you all had an amazing May long weekend and were able to enjoy some of the outdoors despite the air quality. This past week saw our concert band travel to Red Deer for the Provincial Music Festival, while our Photography 20/30 class was out and about in the mountains of Jasper taking some amazing photos. I also would like to congratulate a number of athletes from our Falcons track team who qualified for the Metro city championships this upcoming Wednesday. We also want to wish good luck to our Gold Medalist in SKILLS, Leah Fraser, who will be competing in the National competition this entire week in Winnipeg.

I want to address some concerns around the recent issues of air quality and how it affects our proceedings at Bev Facey. For the most part, we have shutdown all the external air dampers to keep out the smoke as best as possible when the air quality was really bad on Friday through to this past Sunday. At Bev Facey, and as a school division, we use the Air Quality Health Index(AQHI) as a guideline for decision making, as there is no legislated limit that prohibits outdoor activities. As a general rule, we try to ensure that any staff or students with respiratory or heart conditions reduce or avoid outdoor activities when the AQHI reaches 7 or more. When the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) value reaches 7 or more, I, as the principal follow the AQHI messages as a guideline for decision making regarding outdoor activities:

• When the air quality index is between 7-10 (High Risk), we consider reducing or rescheduling strenuous outdoor activities (like athletic practices or outdoor activities).

• When the air quality index is above 10 (Very High Risk), we cancel, reschedule or reduce strenuous or long duration outdoor activities (e.g. track meets, overnight camping, eg.), especially if our school community is experiencing symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation. We will be monitoring the Air Index closely over the next few days and are hopeful that we can have our community enjoying activities outdoors moving forward throughout the week.

This upcoming week is proving to be one of the busiest this year at Bev Facey. For the majority of the week, we will be diligently preparing for our 2023 Graduation ceremony and celebrating the Grade 12s accomplishments with a series of Grad themed dress up days. Along with all this activity, our Musical Theatre production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, will run throughout the week, and I would like to take this opportunity to invite all of you to take in this amazing show by our fantastic students. Another highlight activity of the week will be our Track team taking part in the Metro City finals on Wednesday. The culminating apex activity of the week will be our Graduation ceremony on Saturday followed by our Facey Formal.

I hope you all have an amazing week ahead and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Ken Wlos


Bev Facey Community High School

Grad 2023 - Parents and Grads Information Newsletter

Please check out the Grad 2023 parents and graduates' information newsletter. Below is the link to that Newsletter. The Student Grad Council narrowed down the themes for this Year's Facey Formal. Students voted, and the winning theme is Night of a Thousand Lights - "Light Up Your Future." Please refer to the Newsletter moving forward for important information and deadlines.

Breakdown of important Grad Day events:

Friday (3:30 p.m.) - Important Grad Rehearsal meeting in the Banner Gym

Saturday (11:30 a.m.) - Grads should be arriving at the Convention Center

Saturday (12:00 p.m.) - The doors to the ceremony venue open

Saturday (1:00 p.m.) - Graduation Ceremony begins

Saturday (3:30 p.m.) - Graduation Ceremony concludes

Saturday (7:00 p.m.) - Doors to the Facey Formal open - Dance begins.

Saturday (8:30 p.m.) - Grads line up for the Grand March

Saturday (9:00 p.m.) - Escort Dance

Saturday (9:05 p.m.) - Mother/Son & Father/Daughter Dance

Saturday (9:15 p.m.) - Facey Formal Student Chosen Awards

Saturday (9:30 p.m.) - Grad Day Video Reveal

** For more detailed information click on the link to the SMORE 2023 Graduation Newsletter below.

**Grad Tickets are on Sale Now! Please contact our School Office**

Grads - Theme Week coming up from May 23 to 26!

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Bev Facey Staff Recognition Form

“Bev Facey has some amazing staff and we want to celebrate them. Tell us how someone at Bev Facey has made your experience positive and has demonstrated The Facey Way. We want to hear from you!”

BFCHS School Council

Next Meeting- September, 2023. Our School Council is vital to our school community and has the opportunity to provide advice on the development of the school's mission, vision, and philosophy.

BFCHS's presents "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat"

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BFCHS Musical Theatre Tickets still on Sale Now at Festival Place!

BFCHS Competes at Alberta Band Festival Competition!

Bev Facey Band Competed at the 2023 Alberta Provincial Band Festival this past Thursday! So proud of these incredible young musicians. Please come out to enjoy their beautiful music on June 8, 2023 in their final Spring Concert at Bev Facey.
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BFCHS Photography Class - 2023 Mountain Field Trip

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An epic mountain photography trip for our Photography 20/30 students!

Many amazing photos taken, and we can't wait to see the end products our students will be featuring in the next few weeks!
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Bev Facey School Council Staff Appreciation Event 2023

Wednesday, June 7th, 3:15-5pm

99 Colwill Boulevard

Sherwood Park, AB

Dear Parents & Guardians,

On Wednesday June 7, 2023, Bev Facey School Council is hosting our Staff Appreciation event. This has historically been an annual event, and this year our school council will continue the tradition. It's a great opportunity for our Facey families to recognize ALL staff for their work, care and dedication to our children, and we know that many families would like to contribute to the success of this event.

Historically, Staff Appreciation has included a luncheon of donated food items to be enjoyed at the final staff meeting of the school year. As well, in the past there have been donations of items used as door prizes. This year we are happy to report that we will be putting on a BBQ for the staff after the staff meeting on Wednesday, June 7.

We will be accepting monetary donations which Pam Smith (our School Council Staff Appreciation Leader) will use to purchase food items for the BBQ. If you are interested in making a donation, gift cards and monies will be gratefully accepted in the front office. If you place it in an envelope with your email address, I can send you an email confirmation of receipt of your donation. As well we can accept e-transfers to and send confirmation. Please make a note in your etransfer that it is for Staff Appreciation and include your first and last name. Any questions please reach out to Pam Smith.

If you would like to be a part of this wonderful day and help volunteer, please email Pam Smith for more information on how you can help.

EIPS Annual Education Results Report

Every year, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) publishes an Annual Education Results Report, which outlines the Division’s Four-Year Education Plan, opportunities for growth and how it’s supporting students to achieve the best possible outcomes. Read through this year’s EIPS Annual Education Results Report 2021-22 and discover how EIPS fosters learning environments for all students to learn, grow and thrive—and why it matters.

May Spotlight: cultivating high-quality learning environments and experiences

· Power of Kindness: Creates welcoming, inclusive, respectful, and safe learning environments in schools

· Building Blocks: How effective planning, management and infrastructure is supporting learning

· Raising the bar: Evidence-based practices that are enhancing teaching and learning in EIPS

EIPS Four-Year Education Plan: 2022-26
EIPS Three-Year Capital Plan: 2024-27

Final Exams are right around the corner!

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BFCHS Turtle Talk

Weekly Schedule - May 22 to 27, 2023

Monday - May 22, 2023

  • Victoria Day Statutory Holiday - No School for Students or Staff
  • BFCHS's presents "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat" - 7:00 p.m. @ Festival Place

Tuesday - May 23, 2023

  • BFCHS's presents "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat" - Matinee @ Festival Place
  • Falcon's Team Minecraft - meets at lunch in room 161.
  • Men's Soccer - travel to Arch Bishop Jordan for a 4:15 p.m. game @ Millennium Place. (*game played depending on air quality).
  • BFCHS's presents "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat" - 7:00 p.m. @ Festival Place

Wednesday - May 24, 2023

  • BFCHS's presents "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat" - Matinee @ Festival Place
  • Facey's Interfaith Alliance - meets today at noon in room 270.
  • Opportunity Wednesday- Rewrites are available. Academic coaching available. Bus schedule pick up time is at the normal at 3:17 p.m.
  • Women's Soccer - travel to Arch Bishop O'Leary @ 4:15 p.m. on their field. (*game played depending on air quality).
  • BFCHS's presents "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat" - 7:00 p.m. @ Festival Place

Thursday - May 25, 2023

  • C.A.R.E.- Facey’s Culture And Race Engagement Group meet at lunch in room 176.
  • Advanced Placement "Cords of Distinction" Ceremony- 11:00 a.m. in the Banner Gym.
  • Facey’s Gender & Sexuality Alliance (Spectrum) meets today at lunch in room 218.
  • Evacuation Drill - in Block 4 (after attendance, 15 minutes in).
  • Track & Field Practice- 3:30 p.m. on the S.A.P. Track
  • BFCHS's presents "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat" - 7:00 p.m. @ Festival Place

Friday - May 26, 2023

  • Metro Track & Field Championship Meet - Provincial qualifications as well.
  • Facey’s Gender & Sexuality Alliance (Spectrum) meets today at lunch in room 218.
  • Important Bev Facey Grad Rehearsal Meeting - Banner Gym @ 3:30 p.m.

Saturday - May 27, 2023

  • Bev Facey Grad 2023 Convocation - @ Edmonton Convention Centre (1:00 p.m.)
  • Bev Facey Grad Facey Formal -@ Bev Facey ( Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

Falcon Athletics Schedule - Week of May 23 to 26, 2023

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Bev Facey Cafeteria Menu May 23 to 26, 2023

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Bev Facey Instagram

Official account for Bev Facey Community High. Home of the Falcons! #thefaceyway #trueblue

Counsellor's Corner

Lots of activity occurring in the Bev Facey Student Supports area in the next few weeks. Our staff is focused on completing our incoming student course registrations for the 2023-24 school year and providing information for upcoming deadlines to local scholarships.

Planning for Post-Secondary: Grade 11 Checklist

Check out the learning and career options that relate to your interests and note the admission requirements for your preferred programs.

U of A Opportunities for High School Students

There are a variety of programs available to high school students who are interested in exploring research. Visit the website below for more information.

NAIT Upcoming Campus Tour

In-Person Campus Tour July 21.

EIPS Student Opportunity Board

Click the link below to find more information on summer job opportunities.

EIPS Summer School Registration

Awards & Scholarships

*Our Counselors would also like to draw your attention to the many Strathcona County Family Resources available within the community. Please check out the information and flyer below.**

Bev Facey Upcoming Important Dates

May 22, 2023- Victoria Day (No School)

May 27, 2023- Bev Facey Grad 2023- Ceremony @ 1:00 p.m. (Edmonton Convention Centre)

June 7, 2023- Staff Meeting (Early Out - 2:17 p.m.)

June 12, 2023- Part A English 30-1 & 30-2 Diploma Writing

June 13, 2023- Part A Social 30-1 & 30-2 Diploma Writing

June 15, 2023- Last Instructional Day

June 16 to 27, 2023- Diplomas & Final Exams Writing (refer to schedule)

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