NSO Weekly News

November 21-26, 2022

Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville

Hey all, Monday is Instructional day 51 of 89, and we are now 57% of the way through semester 1 for non-diploma courses. MacEwan University will be at the Sherwood Park Campus on Thursday to speak with students and families. Have a great week! Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal

School Advisory Council Wednesday, November 23 @ 6 p.m.

Next meeting is Wednesday night in Sherwood Park. We hope you can join us in-person or virtually. Meetings start at 6 p.m. Regular attendance is not required. Please check out our school calendar and NSO Weekly News for scheduled School Advisory Council Meetings. Please SIGN UP to have the virtual code sent to you.

Scheduled Meeting dates:
October 20, 2022 (Minutes attached below)
November 23, 2022

January 25, 2023
March 15, 2023

April, 2023 TBD

Strathcona County -Youth Employment Job Fair Nov 29

Strathcona County youth who are interested in seeking entry-level positions are encouraged to attend this event.

NAIT In-person Lab Tours 6-8 p.m.

From November 28 – December 1, join us on campus for our in-person lab tours to get an inside look at NAIT’s state-of-the-art labs and equipment! It's a great opportunity for students to have their program questions answered directly by instructors.

Take an in-person tour with one or more of the following programs:

  • Chemical Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Network Administrator
  • Conservation Biology
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Design Technology
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • Geomatics Engineering Technology

  • Geoscience Technology
  • Instrumentation Engineering Technology
  • Landscape Architectural Technology
  • Nanosystems Engineering Technology
  • Network Engineering Technology
  • Petroleum Engineering Technology
  • Radio and Television
  • Wireless Systems Engineering Technology
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Upcoming events

November 23: School Advisory Council meeting 6 p.m. SIGN UP

November 24: MacEwan University on site 9-11 am

November 26: SET Conference UofA

November 29: Strathcona County Youth Employment Fair

December 6: Skills Exploration Days

December 20: Last class of 2022

ApplyAlberta is an online application system that allows you to apply to one or more of Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions through a common starting point. Please contact Guidance Counsellor elli.hansen@eips.ca for assistance.

Job Searching in the Digital Age

From applying to jobs to following up after an interview, here’s everything you need to know about successfully landing a job in the digital age.

1000Women4STEM Award (Grade 12)

NorQuest is accepting applications for the 1000Women4STEM Award. Earn one of the many bursaries currently available—valued up to $20,000—for women working full-time toward one of NorQuest’s three STEM diplomas:

The 1000Women4STEM Award covers your full tuition and provides extra financial support each academic year. NorQuest understands financial help can inform your decision when it comes to your studies. That’s why students can apply for financial support first before applying for a diploma program.

  1. Apply for the bursary by filling out the application form.
  2. NorQuest will let you know in seven to 10 days if you’re a recipient of the bursary.
  3. After you’ve received a response, apply for one of the three STEM diplomas.

There’s no cost to apply for the bursary, but there is a fee to apply to the diploma program.

The deadline to apply for the bursary is December 1. Learn more

Ingenious+ Applications Now Open

Aimed at youth aged 14 to 18, Ingenious+ is an innovation challenge that inspires youth to innovate for good and to share their strategies to address problems at home, across Canada and around the world. Selected at the regional and national levels, winners can receive up to $10,000 and a customized mentorship from leading Canadian innovators. The deadline to apply is December 9.

RBC Future Launch Scholarship

The RBC Future Launch Scholarship will be awarded to those who show a clear vision for their future.

  • For Canadian youth between 15-29 years old
  • Enrolled part time in school or not in school at all
  • A Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident
  • Grades and transcripts are not required
  • Hundreds of scholarships available throughout the year
  • Not working at RBC or a dependent of someone working at RBC

The $1,500 scholarship can be used for many different things, including:

  • Short-term courses
  • Workshops
  • Certificates
  • Necessary equipment or books

And much more!


Secure Your Devices

Discover the simple steps you can take to secure your devices, and what you can do while you’re using them to stay protected.

Wellness together Canada

WTC is funded through the Government of Canada. When someone calls in they reach intake right away and can be put through to a counsellor in the moment. Phone counselling is available 24/7 at 1-866-585-0445.

The Basics:

  • free service available 24/7
  • Once you have a single counselling session you can receive 5 sessions with that same counsellor, no wait times.
  • If you want ongoing counselling, you can simply close your case after 5 sessions and then call to reopen and request the same counsellor or a new one. They work with everything! Addictions, trauma, crisis, grief, gender identity, etc…
  • Counselling available in multiple different languages and religions
  • Available phone, video, text and live chats




Adults text WELLNESS to 741741, Youth text WELLNESS to 686868

Indigenous peoples 1-855-242-3310, chat online through hopeforwellness.ca

If someone you care about is in distress 1-866-585-0445

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Semester 2 - Dual Credit Opportunities

Dual Credit is the ability for students to take Post-Secondary courses while still in high school. Students can earn three to five 30-level high school credits (depending on the program selected), and three university level transfer credits for any course they choose. Students may enroll in one or more great introductory courses that will serve as great exposure to Post-Secondary studies. Courses have varied delivery methods and perquisites and may be enrollment dependent. For a list of courses and a more detailed description, please have students refer to the Dual Credit Course Handbook (WINTER) and register using the linked Pre-Registration Form. For more information, please contact: careerpathways@eips.ca


MyPass is an Alberta Education self-service website set up for Alberta students to:

  • View diploma exam results and request rescores
  • Register to write a diploma exam
  • Order High School transcripts
  • View progress towards a credential (diploma or certificate)
  • View and print a Detailed Academic Report (DAR)

How do I register?

1. Google myPass or go to https://public.education.alberta.ca/PASI/myPass

2. To register for an account, you will need

  • your Alberta Student Number (ASN) this is the longer 9-digit number
  • a personal email address (do not use your school email)
  • your date of birth

Check out the PDF document below with step by step instructions. Contact Guidance Counsellor elli.hansen@eips.ca for assistance!

Learning Clicks

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Plan your Career with ALIS

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.

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EIPS 2023-24 Division Calendar

The official 2023-24 EIPS calendar is now available. The calendar includes important dates during the 2023-24 school year, such as school-closure days, breaks, the first and last day of classes, professional learning days, early dismissal days, plus more. To view the 2023-24 calendar, visit eips.ca.

Highlights from the 2023-24 EIPS calendar include:

first day of school – Aug. 31, 2023

November break – November 6-10

Christmas break – December 25 to January 5

second semester starts – February 1

Teachers’ Convention – February 8-9

spring break – March 25-29

last day of classes – June 26, 2024

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Hours of Operation

Students & families can access our campus during the following times:

Monday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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