BFH Falcons View

April 12-16, 2021

“You can be comfortable or courageous but you cannot be both!”

Have a great week! Mrs. Orr, Mr. Shudra, Mrs. Williamson, & Mr. Spady

Weekly Schedule Quarter 3 (Feb 1-April 20)

Cafeteria service is closed for the week of April 12-16


Monday, April 12

BFH Administration meeting 7:15 a.m.

Instructional day #40 of 44 (91% complete)

Deadline for confirming a student is going Online in Q4

Grade 12 EIPS Survey completion

BFH Front office meeting 9:15 a.m.

FRH K & E registration session 1:15 p.m.


Tuesday, April 13

Grade 12 EIPS Survey completion

BFH Student Services & Admin meeting 9:15 a.m.

Technical Theatre meeting in the Theatre @11:40 a.m.

BFH Finance meeting 1:15 p.m.

Virtual Staff meet 3:20 p.m.


Wednesday, April 14

Grade 12 EIPS Survey completion

Skills Canada Provincial Competitions

S.C.O.R.E. (Student Council On Race Education) meeting in room 297 @11:10 a.m.

Off-Campus Education Online Info Session 6 p.m. Please see link https://www.eips.ca/programs-services/career-pathways/off-campus-work-experience


Thursday, April 15

Skills Canada Provincial Competitions

Quarter 3 Final Assessments

Spectrum-GSA club meeting at 11:40 a.m. in room 218 (FLI)


Friday, April 16

Skills Canada Provincial Competitions

Quarter 3 Final Assessments

Off-Campus Education Information Sessions

EIPS offers a number of programs to help students explore potential careers, including three off-campus education streams—work experience, Green Certificate and the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP). These programs provide students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values as they work towards entering post-secondary or the workforce.


The Division is hosting virtual information sessions for grades 9-11 students and their parents who are interested in learning more about the programs.


April 14 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sherwood Park and Strathcona County area focus

2021 EIPS Parent Survey Closes April 20

Annually, EIPS conducts a parent survey to gauge its progress toward meeting the goals and priorities outlined in its Four-Year Education Plan. Families are asked a series of questions about their experiences with EIPS and Bev Facey, the overall performance of the Division, the quality of education being provided to students and areas for improvement. The survey feedback helps the Division develop new strategies to better serve students and the wider community.


Plus, new this year, the survey includes a Part B, featuring questions about the Division’s priorities, goals and outcomes. As you know, in fall 2021, EIPS welcomes a new locally elected Board of Trustees. Your feedback will help the incoming Board develop a new EIPS Four-Year Education Plan—one that’s responsive to student and community needs and focused on continuous improvement.


TAKE THE SURVEY NOW! Survey closes April 20, 2021.

Alberta Education Assurance Survey (Accountability Pillar)

Parents of students in grade 10 have received their Alberta Education Assurance Survey (formerly known as the Accountability Pillar Survey) in the mail. The survey package will contain a letter from the Education Minister and a Random Access Code that parents will use to access the survey online. Please take a moment to complete this survey as your input is very important to Facey. The data is utilized in our annual School Education Plan. The deadline for completion is April 23, 2021. Thank you!

Flags to be flown at half-mast

To mark the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, all EIPS schools and buildings are asked to lower their flags to half-mast. The flags will be raised once again at the end of the day of his funeral (date to be determined).
Bev Facey Virtual School Tour

Check out a virtual school tour and hear from our students about their Facey Experience!

School Council Virtual Meeting April 20

Next meeting is Tuesday, April 20 @ 6 p.m. Google Meet Code: TBA


School Council supports and provides the opportunity to advise administration and school board on matters relating to the school and education. School Council is made up of parents, staff, students and community members. Participants have the opportunity to hear reports from the school administration, student representatives, and committee of school councils' representative, as well as a report from the EIPS Board Chair, Trustee Boymook. Approved minutes https://www.bevfacey.ca/parents/parent-council


Future meeting: May 18 at 6 p.m.

Bev Facey Instagram

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

Keeping them Safe while Helping them Grow

On Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m., SCS is hosting a parent night where psychologist Dr. Alex Russell will be sharing on the topic: Keeping them Safe while Helping them Grow: Supporting children’s emotional growth in challenging times. Please see the link to the Microsoft Teams Live event: https://bit.ly/3vfw0Ed


Knowing when and how to support our children at school is never easy. The dangers presented by a pandemic only add to the challenge of balancing the need to protect our children, on the one hand, while continuing to support their emotional growth on the other. This workshop offers clear and helpful guidelines to help parents navigate these challenges while maintaining close, supportive relationships with their children.The workshop asks whether we are doing our kids a disservice by removing obstacles and doing our best to eradicate all stress and anxiety from their lives? During the evening, Dr. Russell will offer a fresh perspective on raising self-reliant, motivated children, ready to take on the world.


This session will give parents the tools to:

• Understand parent-child dynamics

• Resist the pressure to over-parent

• Build trusting relationships with teachers and school administration so they can play an effective role in your child’s life

• Understand problems such as ADHD, anxiety, and substance abuse

• Embrace failing as learning, not parental incompetence

• Enact common-sense strategies for parents worn out from worrying about their kids and their future.

University of Alberta High School Youth Researcher Summer Program (HYRS)

The University of Alberta and Alberta Innovates invites Grade 11 students currently registered in high school in Alberta to apply for the High school Youth Researcher Summer Program (HYRS). The purpose of the HYRS program is to provide students from around the province hands-on experience in biomedical and health-related research, and introduce them to the spectrum of health profession career-options.


Students selected to participate in the HYRS program will work on a variety of health research projects in the areas of cardiology, cell biology, genetics, biomedical engineering, population health, epidemiology, health education and a host of other health research areas. Due to COVID 19 restrictions it is likely that project work and supervision will occur remotely.


Interested students must complete the online application and ensure their references submit their letters by midnight on Sunday, May 2, 2021. For more information please check out HYRS Student Summer Research Program 2021

School Goals 2018-2022

GOAL 1: More students and families are connected and engaged in the school community.

(EIPS Priority 3, Goal 1)

GOAL 2: More students are engaged in their learning and achieve excellence.

(EIPS Priority 2, Goal 4)

GOAL 3: Students are empowered to become active citizens who exemplify the virtues of the Facey Way.

(EIPS Priority 2, Goal 1)


Please see below our School Education Plan for Year 3 (2020-21) and our EIPS Results Review School Education Plan package for 2019-2020.

Bev Facey Twitter

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

Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship

The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship is a non-competitive scholarship that recognizes and rewards the academic achievement of senior high school students and encourages them to pursue post-secondary studies. Value up to $2,500.


Apply once your official high school transcript marks are available after your grade 12 year and when enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies. Please see the chart regarding course requirements or contact your grade level administrator. https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships-and-awards/alexander-rutherford-scholarship/

KUDOS

  • Thank you Mrs. Nicholl for organizing our new textbooks, novels and literacy resources!
  • Thank you Mrs. Shepherd for creating our monthly Turtle Talk newsletter!
  • Thank you Mrs. Radke for organizing our Out of Division registration sessions!
  • Thank you Mrs. Sinclair for organizing our Athletics Department!
  • Thank you Mr. Sutherland for leading our Instrumental and Creative Music programs!
  • Thank you Mrs. Orr for organizing the Grade 10 Alberta Education Assurance Surveys!
  • Thank you Mrs. Williamson & Mr. Shudra for organizing the Grade 12 EIPS Student Survey!
  • Thank you Ms. Letby for organizing the Grad Clothing orders!
  • Thank you Mrs. VandeWetering for helping organize the kitchens!
  • Thank you Ms. Giofu for organizing our financial reports!
  • Thank you Mr. Frank, Mr. Gauf, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Launhardt, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Pushor & Ms. Frietag for organizing World Health Day activities!

Important Dates 2021

April 18-24 National Volunteer Week

April 20 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.

April 21 Quarter 4 starts

April 21 EIPS Leadership meeting 1 p.m.

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

April 30-May 2 Strathcona County Student Art Competition, Show and Sale


May 1-16 WISEST Science Odyssey Week (U of A)

May 3-7 Education Week

May 3 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.

May 5 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

May 5 Hats On! for Mental Health Day

May 7 Staff Professional Learning- No School

May 8 WISEST at Science Rendezvous

May 18 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.

May 19 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8 p.m.

May 20 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

May 21 School Closure- No School

May 24 Victoria Day- No School

May 26 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

May 31 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.


June 2 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.

June 17 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.

June 23-25 Graduation (times to be announced)

June 25 Semester 2 ends

June 28 Staff Operational Day

Bev Facey Facebook

Home of the Falcons! #thefaceyway #trueblue

Bev Facey Website

Home of the Falcons! #thefaceyway #trueblue

Bev Facey Community High

Bev Facey Community High School was officially opened in the fall of 1981. It is home to almost 1050 students and is known for its diversity of programming, and excellent performing arts, athletics and diploma results.


Bev Facey's many programs foster a culture of acceptance, support, fair play and excellence. Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, CTS Programs as well as Leadership opportunities all give students the opportunity to achieve excellence.