NSO Weekly News

October 3-8, 2022

Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville

Hey all, Monday is Instructional day 23 of 90. We are already 26% of the way through the semester. Please encourage students to continually check in with teachers and proceed with learning activities and in-person assessments.


Thank you Aley, Elli, Janet, & Krista for organizing our Flag raising and Orange Shirt Day activities and ceremonies.


Have a wonderful week! Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal

Upcoming events

October 1: Post Secondary registrations open

October 3-7: Read In Week http://readin.ca/

October 5: World Teachers' Day
October 5: early dismissal

October 5: Committee of School Councils Meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. October COSC Agenda

October 7: No School- Professional Learning Day

October 10: Thanksgiving Day- No School

October 16-22: Bus Safety Week

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

November 2-9: Diploma Exams

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

School Advisory Council 2022-23

Please join us for our first Next Step School Advisory Council Meeting 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 please fill out the link: October 20 Sign Up
Education and career planning tools

Need help planning your next step after high school? Below are some tools to help you figure things out.

ATCO Electric

Thank you to ATCO Electric for their generous donation which will allow our students in Vegreville to access the Vegreville Recreation Complex to ensure they are able to meet the requirements for their physical education programs and graduation. Collaborative projects with local community are essential for the long term success of students. Much appreciated!

Community Engagement Night at Fort Saskatchewan High

Elk Island Public Schools invites you to our Community Engagement Night at Fort Saskatchewan High School on Thursday, October 6 from 5:00 to 7:30.


Please join us for a hamburger or hot dog, followed by an informative tradeshow-style tour and information sessions showcasing the many resources our schools and community have to offer.

Post Secondary Information

Post Secondary applications opened October 1, 2022. Please visit https://applyalberta.ca/ to begin your profile or contact our Guidance Counsellor elli.hansen@eips.ca


Open house dates:

University of Alberta October 15

The King's University October 15

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

Olds College October

Portage College November 1-3

MacEwan University November 5

Red Deer Polytechnic Call to book

European Institute of Esthetics Open House

Is the esthetic industry the right place for you? The EIE open house is your chance to find out! Mon, 17 October 2022, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM MDT

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

You can start by completing a few career exploration quizzes! Once you have the results and a few ideas of career areas you would like to explore, connect with your school counsellor, administrator or success coach for further information and guidance. There are many career quizzes to choose from.

https://alis.alberta.ca/careerinsite

https://www.careerexplorer.com/career-test/

https://www.nait.ca/findyourfuture

https://www.123test.com/career-test/

https://www.schoolfinder.com/Careers/CareerQuiz/Index.aspx

https://www.careerperfect.com/tips/career-planning/free-tests/

www.canadiancareers.com

https://www.onetonline.org

https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip

https://www.mymajors.com/

https://www.valuescentre.com/tools-assessments/pva/

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 starting a Peer Group for students looking to connect, not only individually, but with other students! This group will start October 3 from 3:30-4:30 and will run every Monday! If you are interested in attending this peer group, please email the Success Coach Aley at aley.kulbaba@eips.ca to express your interest or visit her in the office!

Tips for getting your first job: applying for work

How to find work and apply for jobs as part of our series on landing your first job.

YEG Youth Economic Gatherings Oct 13 & Oct 15

Register at tinyurl.com/youth-edmonton or scan the QR Code. Questions? Please contact tricia.boonstra@edmonton.ca


WHAT ARE THESE SESSIONS FOR? Network + get your voice heard by decision makers in the education system, government, and private sector. You'll be able to connect with employers and employment programs. Plus, this is a great experience to add to your resume/use as volunteer hours!

Tuesday Luncheon

Sandwich Luncheon at Sherwood Park campus every Tuesday from 11:30 am -12:30 pm. Staff and students will come together to make sandwiches, eat and connect together!
Advice for researching careers online

The ALIS website will help you figure out your education and career path after high school with quizzes and research tools.

Learning Clicks

Learning Clicks is a motivational program that encourages students in Alberta to pursue education and training after high school. Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths. http://learningclicks.alberta.ca/


Steps to plan your future https://youtu.be/SgJQ_f1tOqE

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Good sleep key to overall health, learning!

According to the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, children aged five to 13 require nine to 11 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night, and kids aged 14 to 17 need eight to 10 hours per night.

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World Mental Health Day is October 10

Success Coach Aley, is offering a wellness presentation for students to learn more about why mental health and wellness is important! This will be an introduction to what mental health is and what wellness should include! Sessions are both online and in person! To register for a session please visit the link to sign up. Sign Up HERE

Sleeping Soundly

Sleep is increasingly recognized as a behaviour essential to a healthy lifestyle and is crucial to development. Inadequate sleep has been associated with a wide array of negative health consequences.

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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.

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

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2022-23 EIPS Dual Credit Handbook

The 22-23 Dual Credit Handbook outlines the dual credit opportunities for EIPS’ students for the 2022-2023 school year. Dual credit is the opportunity to take post-secondary courses while still in high school. Students can earn 5 30-level high school credits and 3 University level course credits for any course they choose. Enroll in one or more introductory courses that will offer great exposure to post-secondary studies. Many courses are electives and can be transferable across various universities and colleges (for example, Psychology 1040, Human Development, and Sociology 1000). Others are specific to certain programs offered at a college (for example, Olds and Lakeland College courses). Course availability will be subject to enrollment. If you would like to enroll in one or more of the dual credit opportunities please complete the 22-23 Dual Credit Registration Form for more information.

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AHS Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter

The October edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter focuses on parents promoting positive mental health.

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 4: Call to mind a time when someone helped you. Invite a feeling of thankfulness into your body, heart and mind. Why were you grateful for that help? What difference did it make? Raye, J. A year of mindfulness.

Alberta Health Resources!

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Falcons View

Bev Facey Falcons View Parent Newsletter

Fort Saskatchewan High

Fort High's Weekly Bulletin

Sabre Scene

Salisbury Sabres parent Information.

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Student Attendance

Although attendance notifications are not tracked in PowerSchool, we recommend students be on site at one of our three campus locations 12-15 hours per week where possible.


We do require students to sign in or check in upon arrival and sign out when leaving the campus. This process is required as part of our Emergency Readiness planning at each site.

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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