SWH Cougar Tracks 2022-2023
Friday, February 3, 2023
To help parents and students stay in the loop as far as all things Sherwood Heights, our Cougar Tracks newsletter will be our weekly communication tool. Be sure to watch for email notifications at the end of each week and you can also find each of the latest and greatest Cougar Tracks newsletters posted on our website!
Jan 31: Semester 2 Begins (Day 1 of school cycle)
Feb 1: Early Dismissal Day
Feb 1: EIPS Returning Student Registration opens
Feb 2: Monthly Smudge in P4 in Library
Feb 7 & 8: Candy-Grams for sale on Tues and Wed (Delivery Tues. Feb.14)
Feb 7: Public Engagement: French Immersion Programming @5:30 p.m. at Heritage Hills Elementary (gym) More information here.
Feb 9 & 10: North Central Teachers' Convention: No school for students
Feb 14: National Have a Heart Day, wear PINK and RED today!! Photo-Booth on the stage $3 for a polaroid with your friends
Feb 20: Family Day - No School for Students and Staff
Feb 28: School Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
**Feb 1 - 28, 2023 - EIPS Returning Registration is open**
- Thursdays are $3.00 Pizza slice day at lunch!!
- Last Friday of each month is Pajama Day!
- February is Black History Month
A look at this week’s athletics: Our teams split the wins this week, with senior girls and junior boys winning their games against SAB and OLPH, respectively. The senior boys and junior girls lost but both had great games and should be proud of how well they played. The senior boys were neck and neck with SAB until the final whistle, showing grit and determination.
Next week is going to be a slower one as our only teams with games are the Junior B teams. They travel to FRH on Wednesday Feb 8, girls at 4 PM and boys at 5:15 PM. After the 8th, our athletes can rest easy while teachers take in Convention!
Hope everyone has an awesome weekend and enjoys this sun!!!
Any parents or guardians interested in coaching or assistant coaching any sports in the 2022-2023 year please contact Kristin Alexander (Davies) at email@example.com.
EIPS Returning Student Registration 2023-2024 is open from February 1 - 28, 2023
All current EIPS families must complete the Returning Student Registration form to register students for 2023-24. This is also your only opportunity to request a non-designated school, if applicable. The form is available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal and must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2023. If you have trouble with the Parent Portal or the form, or if you have questions about senior high registration, reach out to your child’s school for assistance.
EIPS High School Open Houses
Dear Elk Island Public Schools families,
Thank you to everyone who attended Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) High School Information Session on January 30. For those unable to attend or looking for more information, the PowerPoint presentation slides are available. The presentation slides provide information about senior high courses, instruction, programming and extracurricular opportunities throughout the Division, as well as details about diploma requirements and various career path options.
In addition to the Division-level information, each EIPS senior high school is hosting an open house. The open houses allow students and families to meet staff, tour the school, learn about the curriculum, gain insight about specific programming available and so much more.
- Ardrossan Junior Senior High – February 13 at 6-8 p.m.
- Bev Facey Community High – February 16 at 6-8 p.m.
- Fort Saskatchewan High – February 16 at 6:30 p.m.
- Lamont High – February 8 at 6-8 p.m.
- Next Step Fort Saskatchewan – February 15 at 6-7:30 p.m.
- Next Step Sherwood Park – February 16 at 6-7:30 p.m.
- Next Step Vegreville – February 13 at 6-7:30 p.m.
- Salisbury Composite High – February 15 at 6 p.m.
- Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary – February 6 at 6:30 p.m.
- Vegreville Composite High – February 13 at 6-7:30 p.m.
Additional information about planning for senior high is available at eips.ca/registration/senior-high.
Elk Island Public Schools
Professional Learning Day for SWH Staff
On Monday, January 30th, SWH staff engaged in a variety of different sessions. Much of our staff was engaged in a morning session based on student mental health at the Agora and we were joined by over 200 staff from all over EIPS . This session was led by Mardi Hardt, EIPS Mental Health Advisor.
Our Physical Education crew had a joint session with the team at FR Haythorne around different ways to engage students in PE.
In the afternoon, our Certificated staff had a session around assessment led by Mr. Tuckwood while our Classified staff continued their work on how to best support students who are dealing with mental health concerns.
All in all, it was a great day of learning for our staff!
Semester 2 Course Change Requests (coming soon)
Semester 2 began on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 (Day 1 in our school cycle).
Course change requests will be considered once our first 6 Day cycle of Sem. 2 is complete and then a link to the Course Request form will be provided.
Please note: This is a REQUEST form. We do not guarantee that you can make changes to your schedule but we will consider your request and do our best.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Canteen Volunteers and Menu
Volunteering for shifts in our SWH Canteen with Mrs. Braun is an excellent way to help prepare our students for the world of work. These opportunities help students build confidence, increase skill range, and feel successful as they work towards entering post-secondary or the workforce.
Also being served on Thursdays is $3 pizza slices! Pick from pepperoni, cheese and ham & pineapple.