BFH Falcons View

December 5 to 9, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Falcon students and families,


I hope the start of December finds you well and enjoying days leading up to and preparing for the holiday season. This past week we have had some incredible work done by our students and staff, beginning with the amazing production of "Holder Posey" by our Falcon Drama students. I attended both cast shows and our students were fantastic! The way they navigated the hilarious characters and their various asides throughout the melodrama was something to be extremely proud of! Also ending this past week was our "Falcons of Distinction (FOD)" Movember initiative. This year's fundraiser by students and staff raised funds towards raising awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's mental health. It's great to see our students engaged in their passions at such a high level, and using their interests and talents to give back to their community.


We have another action packed week ahead of us, with our Basketball teams beginning their seasons and our second Drama production, "CLUE on Stage", beginning on Thursday with dress rehearsal. I'm also excited to announce that concert band will be hosting our "Falcon's Winter Winds" concert on Friday, December 9, 2022. ($10 at the door). Our Senior High Facey Leadership Initiative will also be kicking off our "Falcon Food Bank Drive" this week with our Block one class challenge.


As in the last few weeks, I want to point out that our amazing School Council has set up an online staff recognition form once again this year. It will be featured on our newsletter and website moving forward. This recognition form allows students and parents the opportunity to communicate their appreciation for staff at Bev Facey. There are lots of great things going on at Bev Facey, and our staff love to hear when we are making a positive difference in your child's lives. If you are interested in filling out the form for a staff member or members, please click on the button below my message.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Ken Wlos

Principal

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 Concert Band presents "Winter Winds Concert 2022" - December 9 (7 PM)

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Concert Band preparing for "Winter Winds" Concert this past week.

Our Winter Winds concert runs on December 9, 2022 at 7 p.m. the price will be $10 at the door. The concert will occur in our Bev Facey South Gym. We want to welcome our entire Bev Facey Community to come and enjoy the music of the season and all the wonderful work our Concert Band has done so far this year.

F.L.I.'s 12 Days of Christmas!

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BFCHS Turtle Talk

BFCHS School Council

Next Meeting- Jan. 17, 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.

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. This latest edition has been updated to display our first potential Grad List of the 2023 Grad year. Please refer to this moving forward for important information and deadlines.

BFCHS Drama presentation of "Holder Posey" has Excellent Run!

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Our Facey Drama crew's production of "Holder Posey" knocked it out of the park this past week! All of our actors amazing talent was on full display throughout this hilarious melodrama!

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EIPS Diploma Prep Courses 2023

*Please click this button to take you to the EIPS continuing education Diploma Prep Information and Registration page*

Bev Facey Drama presents "CLUE on Stage"

Our talented actors and actresses of Bev Facey Drama are proud to present "CLUE on Stage". Tickets are now on sale via PowerSchool or at the Bev Facey office. All performances are in the Bev Facey Theatre. Tickets are on sale for $15 each. Showtimes are as follows:


  • December 12 - Morning Matinee
  • December 13 - Afternoon Matinee
  • December 14 - Morning Matinee
  • December 12, 13, 14 and 15 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bev Facey FOD Squad Movember Initiative

It's Movember, and that means it's time for the annual Facey fundraiser! Click the button to donate to our BFH Movember intiative.

Weekly Schedule - December 5 to 9, 2022

Monday - Dec. 5, 2022

  • F.O.D. (Falcons of Distinction) Squad - meets today at noon in Rm 260.
  • Model UN - Meets at lunch today. Registration information (forms and fees) are due back Friday!
  • F.L.I. Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 1: Decorating of our Cafeteria after school.
  • Sr. Boys Basketball host Fort High in the South Gym @ 5:00 pm.
  • Jr. Boys Basketball host MTM High in the South Gym @ 6:30 pm.
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Tuesday - Dec. 6, 2022

  • C.A.R.E. - The Culture And Race Education Council at lunch in Rm 176.
  • BFCHS Cyber Defense- "Hack-A-Thon" Competition (All Day- South Gym)
  • Falcon Archery Club - 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (North Gym)
  • F.L.I. Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 2: Hot Chocolate & Cookies for our Students in the morning.
  • Sr. Boys Basketball travel to Spruce Grove for a 5:30 pm game.
  • Jr. Boys Basketball travel to St. Albert High for a 5:00 pm game.

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Wednesday - Dec. 7, 2022 (Early Dismissal @ 2:17 p.m.- Staff Meeting)

  • Staff Meeting Wednesday - Bus schedule will be a regular early out 2:17 p.m. pickup at school.
  • Cyber Defense Team - meets today at noon in Rm 216.
  • Facey's Interfaith Alliance - meets today at noon in Rm 270.
  • Falcon Archery Club - 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (North Gym)
  • F.L.I. Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 3: Christmas Quiz Kahoot at lunch for prizes!
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Thursday - Dec. 8, 2022

  • Facey’s Gender & Sexuality Alliance (Spectrum) meets today at lunch in Rm 218! All are welcome!
  • Jazz Band meets for practice at noon today in the Band Room (Rm. 142)
  • Robotics Club meets today at 3:20 p.m. in Rm 216.
  • F.L.I. Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 4: Christmas Pajama Day!
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Friday - Dec. 9, 2022

  • BFCHS Concert Band "Winds of Winter" Concert - 7 pm in the South Gym.
  • F.L.I. Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 5: Christmas Cookie Decorating @ Lunch!

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Falcon Athletics Schedule - Week of December 5 to 9, 2022

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Bev Facey Cafeteria Menu Dec. 5 to 9, 2022

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Bev Facey Instagram

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

Bev Facey Upcoming Important Dates

December 5 to 20, 2022- Falcons "Twelve Days of Christmas"

December 7, 2022- Staff Meeting (Early Out)

December 9, 2022- Bev Facey Concert Band present "Winter Winds Concert" (7 p.m.)

December 12 to 15, 2022- Bev Facey Drama Production: "Clue"

December 19, 2022- Bev Facey Falcon Christmas "Rock & Pop" Concert (7 p.m.)

December 21, 2022 to January 3, 2023- Christmas Break

January 4, 2023- First day back after Christmas Break

January 4, 2023- Staff Meeting (Early Out)

Counsellor's Corner

Post Secondary Information Sessions

Our Counselling team has firmed up some one on one Post Secondary Sessions in the next couple of weeks for some of our students.

  • December 16th- Lethbridge University



Post Secondary Planning

As we navigate the start of a new school year, we are still making an intensified effort to touch base with each of our students around their plans for their future after high school. It is our pleasure to work along side you and your student this coming year.

Nobody knows your child better than you do. As a parent your insight into your child is a valuable resource. The more we understand about your child’s path forward, the more effectively we can support their needs.

We appreciated your participation in our short survey, these past few weeks. This survey helps us to develop a support plan for our students moving forward as we meet with them throughout this year.

If you missed submitting your responses in the survey, please don't hesitate to contact the counselling team.

Kindly,

Admin and Counselling


*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.**

Strathcona County launches "Speak Out, Reach Out"

Are you affected by family violence? You are not alone, we’re here to help. – November is Family Violence Prevention Month.

Family violence is the attempts by one person in an intimate relationship to dominate and control the other. This may include a single act of violence, or several acts forming a pattern of assaultive and controlling behaviour. Family violence can include physical conflict, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, stalking, threats to harm children, family members, pets, property, and isolation from family and friends.

It is important to remember that you are not alone. There are various supports in our community that can help you and your loved ones seek safety.

Visit strathcona.ca/SCspeakout or call the Strathcona County FCS call line at 780-464-4044 to access resources.

Faye Sampson (she/her) BSW, RSW

Solutions Navigator

Strathcona County Family and Community Services

Office: 2nd Floor, East Wing Community Centre

401 Festival Lane

Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7

Phone: 780-464 4044

faye.sampson@strathcona.ca

FCS Office Hours:

Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tues, Thurs: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

www.strathcona.ca

Strathcona County is located on Treaty Six Territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region Two and Four. Strathcona County honours the First Peoples of this land. We recognize that we stand upon land that carries the footsteps of Cree, Métis, and Blackfoot amongst many other Nations, who have been here for thousands of years. Therefore, Strathcona County has an inherent responsibility to foster healthier relationships with First Peoples and further the Calls to Action as outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

If you are a client, please provide your feedback on Navigation services here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Navigation_Evaluation_Survey

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Sherwood Park B & G Club - December Youth Hub Activities

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