Fort High's Weekly Bulletin

March 10, 2023

Upcoming Events

March 13 - 17 - Course Selection for next year takes place

March 15 - EIPS Summer School Registrations open

March 20 - 23 - Grad Portrait Retakes

March 21 - Parent Council Meeting regarding School Fees - 6:00 pm

March 24 - April 2 - Spring Break

April 12/13 - Parent Teacher Interviews

Weekly Update

Hello Fort High Families,

Our registration team just finished up all course selection presentations this past week for all grade 10 and 11 students. Each student left the presentation with a course selection sheet for next year. I encourage all parents to look at the registration handbook and the course selection sheet with your student (both documents can be found on the front page of our website at We would like all registration sheets brought back next week with a parent signature so the students can input their choices into PowerSchool during the week of March 13th - 17th.

On Tuesday, March 21st, we will be having our final consultation meeting regarding school fees. I encourage all parents to join us at 6pm in the school library to provide input.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Have a great weekend.

EIPS Summer School - Registrations open March 15

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Grad Photo Retakes - March 20-22

Graduation portrait retakes have been scheduled March 20-22, 2023. Please be sure to book your appointment as soon as possible.

If you are coming in for retakes, please note you have two options. Option one is to turn in your original set of proofs which we will remove from our system and replace with your new set of portraits at no charge. Option two is to keep your original portraits and pay a $30.00 fee. This will allow you to have access to both your first and second sessions.


  • Go to and click the “Book Now” button
  • Select an event Fort Sask High Grad Portraits (TAKEN @ SCHOOL)

o Select your Service § Grad Portraits – A $30 Deposit is due at your portraits or

Grad Retakes-School (No Charge if returning sample sheets)

o Select your appointment from the available times and dates and complete all required information

At you can click the Grad Portraits button for information on our portrait program as well as the How to order Grad portraits for detailed instructions on how to order

You will receive a confirmation shortly after booking your appointment as well as reminder the day prior to your appointment. Please contact Icon if you have any questions.

Congratulations in advance for your accomplishment. Thank you for allowing Icon to be a part of this year.

The Icon EXPERIENCE by Lifetouch



Norquest College Open House is Saturday, March 18 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. For more information, please see Student Services.

NAIT Winter 2024 applications open on March 1 for programs with a Winter 2024 intake. These programs will start next January 2024. As programs tend to fill quickly, we encourage interested students to apply early!

The U of A Wisest has a STEM Summer Research Program for young women and gender diverse Grade 11 students. If you would like more information, please Mrs. Smith in Student Services.

NAIT - Winter 2024 Applications open March 1

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NAIT - Next in Trades Event Series - March 18 and 25

You are invited to attend the upcoming Next in Trades event series at NAIT that aims to encourage and empower people from all backgrounds and abilities to explore careers in the skilled trades industry.

NAIT recognizes that Indigenous peoples, Black and racialized communities, newcomers, women, and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities are underrepresented in the trades. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to explore their potential and discover a career that works for them.

Next in Trades will be held March 18th and 25th at NAIT’s main campus. We would love for you to join us and experience what the skilled trades have to offer.

Next in Trades events:

The future of skilled trades includes a diverse and inclusive workplace – one that provides equal opportunities for all people. This event aims to create a supportive environment to explore the trades. Attend hands-on workshops taught by current NAIT instructors in a trade that interests you. Our workshops will give you a glimpse into future careers such as:

March 18, 2023

In addition to workshops, we will have mentors and a panel discussion centering on the lived experiences of Indigenous peoples, Black and racialized communities, Newcomers, and Refugees.

March 25, 2023

In addition to workshops, we will have mentors and a panel discussion centering on the lived experiences of the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

To register for the events, please follow the link below:

Next in Trades - NAIT

This is a great opportunity for you to discover your passions and gain valuable hands-on experience. We are confident that you will find the workshops both informative and enjoyable.

We look forward to seeing you!

Jeannette LaBrie BPA, MA (pronouns: she/her)
Associate Dean, Industry Engagement

School of Applied Sciences and Technology
NAIT, 11762-106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta Canada T5G 2R1
P 780.471.8642 E


At NAIT, we honour and acknowledge that the land on which we learn, work and live is Treaty Six territory. We seek to learn from history and the lessons that have come before us, and to draw on the wisdom of the First Peoples in Canada. Only through learning can we move forward in truth and reconciliation, and to a better future together.


Upcoming Events

Our Leadership class is a-BUZZ this week preparing for a big spring season!

St. Patrick’s day will see free cookies, face painting and green drinks served in the foyer, while we kick off our last week in March with a Dodgeball tournament.

A basketball 3 point skills competition will also be held with the winners getting a gift card to Winner’s Way Sports.

Some school beautification projects are also in full swing as new bird feeders and bird houses are popping up in the trees on the property.

And as always, our elementary school volunteering visits are becoming more and more enjoyable as the elementary students are making connections with our high school students.

Stay tuned for some amazing events coming up in April.

Toonies for Tummies

A community of grocery, food, beverage and consumer product companies united to feed the one child in three who comes to school hungry and work together to support student nutrition programs like Fort High’s Breakfast Program. “Toonies for Tummies” was held Tuesday at the Safeway in Fort Saskatchewan where shoppers could donate to help the breakfast programs purchase more breakfast items for hungry students. All donations were matched by Safeway. The Fort High Leadership students volunteered to bag groceries and had a great time with the customers.

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We are well on our way in second semester. It is a good time to evaluate academic progress and set goals for the remainder of the school year. Once again, our Success Coaches will be reviewing and meeting with Grade 12 students to ensure graduation requirements have been met and to support grads with post-secondary and financial planning. Grade 12 students are reminded to log-in to their MyPass account to access diploma exam results.

Have an awesome second semester.

Penny Smith (she/her), Counsellor

Fort Saskatchewan High School

(780)998-3751 (ext 4231)

Contacting 911

Kids Help Phone

Alberta’s Mental Health Help Line

Alberta’s Children and Mental Health Crisis/Mobile Response Team

Crisis Contact Numbers for Strathcona County

Fort Saskatchewan Community Mental Health Supports and Services

Hope for Wellness Help Line for Indigenous Peoples: 1-855-242-3310

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Math Support for Parents

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Sting Clubs

Mondays - Crochet Club at lunch in Room 27 (Mr. Sorenson’s room). This is a student led club for beginners, experts or even knitters are welcome. Materials will be available.

Tuesdays and Thursdays – Jazz Band

Wednesdays - GSA – in Room 53 at lunchtime.

Fridays - Dungeons and Dragons Club – at lunch in room 26.


Round Dance - March 19

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Movie Time! The Labyrinth - March 22

Good afternoon Everyone,

I am really excited to let you know about a fundraising event the Fort Saskatchewan Youth Advisory Committee is hosting, and if you are an 80’s child this will be right up your alley! We are hosting The Labyrinth on March 22nd at Fort Cinema, doors open at 6:30pm and the movie starts at 7pm.

People can reserve tickets via:

Tickets are also available at the door for cash. This fundraiser is to help support local youth with basic needs.

Thank you so much.

Kristi Wahl (She/Her)

Youth and Family Coordinator

Family and Community Support Services

City of Fort Saskatchewan


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The Bridge

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Boys and Girls Club Fort Saskatchewan

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