NSO Weekly News

October 17-22, 2022

Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville

Hey all, Monday is Instructional day 31 of 89, and we are now 34% of the way through semester 1. Please encourage students to routinely check in with teachers and proceed with in-person assessments. Have a great week! Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal

School Advisory Council 2022-23

Please join us for our first Next Step School Advisory Council Meeting of the year on Thursday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. This will be an in-person and virtual event to accommodate families. If you are interested in participating in-person or virtually please fill out the link: October 20 Sign Up
High School Apprenticeship Scholarships

The High School Apprenticeship Scholarship program recognizes the accomplishments of Alberta high school students completing the Registered Apprenticeship Program or the Career and Technology Studies pathway.

Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair October 19

Thinking about attending post-secondary school after graduation? Not sure on the career or sector? Plan to attend this year’s Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair. Hosted by Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS), Your Future brings together colleges, universities, polytechnic and private schools, and sector experts in one place—one of the largest events of its kind in Alberta. The event is free and open to all students in grades 9 through 12. Both students and family members will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from each attending post-secondary institutions; ask questions; talk to experts about various career sectors; learn about future career trends; and much more.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Strathcona County Agora 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park

Learning Clicks

Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.

Parent Teacher Student Conference Sign-Up

Conferences are scheduled for the following times:

Sherwood Park & Vegreville campuses October 25 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Fort Saskatchewan campus October 26 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Families are required to pre-book meeting times in advance. Please CLICK HERE to book your conference appointment. Or visit https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/ and use Next Step Booking Code qnrv4. We look forward to meeting with you!

If you are unable to attend we will be hosting our next round of Conferences on November 16/17.

Learn About trades and apprenticeships

The Tradesecrets website is your source for information on trades and apprenticeship programs in Alberta.

Upcoming events

October 17-22: Secret Path Week is a national movement commemorating the legacies of Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack

October 19: Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair 6-8 p.m. Strathcona County Agora

October 20: School Advisory Council meeting 6 p.m.

October 25/26: Parent Student Teacher Conferences via pre-booking

October 29: Strathcona County Youth Job Fair

October 31: Halloween

November 2: Grade 9 Take Our Kids To Work Day

November 4: Remembrance Service

November 2-9: Diploma Exams

November 5-13: November Fall Break

November 11: Remembrance Day

November 12: Discover your future at Youth Day - Farmfair International

November 17: Rupertsland Get Ahead of Your Future Career Exploration

November 29: Strathcona County - Youth Employment Fair

How to choose your school

Get advice on things to consider when choosing a school to attend for post-secondary, including research and application tips.


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)
  • View student personal information

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!

Post Secondary Open House Information

European Institute of Esthetics October 17

Lakeland College October 21-22

Concordia University of Edmonton October 22

Norquest College October 22

University of Calgary October 22

University of Lethbridge October 29

Mount Royal University October 29

NAIT October 29

Portage College November 1-3

MacEwan University November 5

Red Deer Polytechnic Call to book

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. ApplyAlberta allows you to apply to multiple schools from a single webpage. Please contact Guidance Counsellor elli.hansen@eips.ca for assistance.

Accessing supports for Indigenous students

From scholarships and bursaries to aboriginal education offices, there are supports to help you succeed in post-secondary.

Are you looking to explore future career options and plan your high school courses?

How to get free money to pay for school

You don't have to be a straight A student to get scholarships to help pay for school.

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Peer Group- Sherwood Park

Are you interested in connecting with other students at Next Step in Sherwood Park? Are you looking for ways to be involved with the community, giving back and learning about mindfulness, self-care? Are you looking for a way to share your journey or support others with theirs? Success Coach Aley is leading a Peer Group of students looking to connect with other students! The group meets 3:30-4:30 pm every Monday. If you are interested please email Aley at aley.kulbaba@eips.ca
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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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.

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Student Services- Wellness

Practicing Self Care and Mindfulness is super important for our mental health and success in school. By practicing self care and mindfulness activities, you are learning how to manage stress, worries and anxiety. To learn more about mindfulness, selfcare or to access support please reach out to our Success Coaches Aley.Kulbaba@eips.ca , Janet.Clarkson@eips.ca or our School Counsellor Elli.Hansen@eips.ca

Mindfulness Activity Week 5: Set a timer for 10 minutes. Lie on your back or sit in a comfortable position. Allow your eyes to close and widen your awareness and listen to the sounds around you that come and go. Was it difficult to keep your attention on the sounds? Raye, J. A year of mindfulness.

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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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