NSO Weekly News
September 19-24, 2022
Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville
We appreciate the ongoing opportunity to engage, interact, and support families. We believe strongly in creating flexible, individualized, and personalized learning opportunities. Our detailed School Goals and School Education Plan can be seen below.
Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal
Youth will increase their feelings of empowerment, self-confidence, be better prepared for entering the work-force, improve communication skills and have increased motivation to go after their goals. September 20, 2022 4 - 7 PM
September 19: Ceremony honouring the day of mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IISeptember 23: Terry Fox School Run Day
September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (schools and Central Services closed)
September 30: Orange Shirt Day
October 3-7: Read In Week http://readin.ca/
October 5: World Teachers' Day
October 5: early dismissal
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.
Post Secondary Information
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
Update your PowerSchool information
The EIPS Correction and Verification Form is now available online through your PowerSchool Parent Portal. Use the form to access and update your child’s records information—including address, parent and guardian information, emergency contacts and medical information. Reviewing the form and submitting updates ensures the school has the most up-to-date information regarding your child. For more information about the PowerSchool Correction and Verification Form, contact the school. Review and update the form by Sept. 22, 2022. EIPS Correction and Verification Form
Find out which post-secondary institutions in Alberta are designated to enrol international students.
Fem+ Engineering Mentorship Program 2022
The Fem+ Engineering Mentorship Program at the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering is a 7-month mentorship pairing high school students who are women, feminine-presenting and/or identifying, and non-binary with current engineering students! Participants explore the possibilities in engineering by being:
· paired with an engineering student to ask questions and hear about their experiences,
· invited to information sessions like “Real world applications of engineering” and "University application help”
· introduced to other high school students also exploring engineering as a potential career and social events
· enabled to explore if engineering is a program and career that's a good fit for them
Rural and out of province students are welcome! Click here for more information and to apply. Applications are open until September 30, 2022.
Alberta Health Resources!
- Wellness Together is free mental health and substance use support for people in Canada and Canadians abroad. https://www.wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA
- Hope For Wellness is free mental health and substance use support available 24/7 to all indigenous people of Canada. https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/
- It’s hard to know what’s true about smoking and vaping. https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Tobacco-Smoking-Vaping
Immunize Alberta Website: www.immunizealberta.ca provides information about vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases along with frequently asked questions.
Selections will be based on academic achievement, integrity, leadership, and creativity as evidenced by contributions in the classroom and/or in the broader community.
The selection of a Loran Scholar is unique in its attention to a young person’s character. We believe that integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy are better indicators of overall potential than standard academic measures.
Prove financial need $65,000 or less family income, Demonstrate desire and ability to be entrepreneurial in a chosen field. Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
Have you shown exceptional initiative in making a meaningful and lasting difference in your community? Then we want to hear from you, as you may qualify for one of our Community Scholarships.
The goal of putting in time and effort to complete scholarship applications is to hopefully win the scholarship money. Why do over 25% of scholarship applications get disqualified or overlooked? The answer is because of easily avoidable mistakes.
Peer Group - Sherwood Park
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 email@example.com to express your interest or feel free to visit her in the office!
September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30 is the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a federal statutory holiday created to honour the survivors of the residential school system, the children who never returned home, as well as their families and communities. Because it’s a school closure day, the Division will recognize the day on September 29. Division staff and students are encouraged to wear orange shirts to commemorate the solemn day of remembrance of the tragic history and ongoing impacts of the residential school system. Learn more about the residential school system and events across the country on the Government of Canada website and from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
Student Services- Wellness
Mindfulness Activity Week 3: Find a comfortable position and relax. Take 10 deep breaths and silently repeat to yourself: "May I be well". Feel the power of the words and think of one special thing you can do for yourself this week.
Raye, J. A year of mindfulness.
The Strathcona County Child and Youth Coalition refers to a group of community partners who believe in improving the support and resources available to children, youth and their families in Strathcona County.
Free Virtual Leadership Opportunity
Next Step Community Kitchen- Sherwood Park
Download the SchoolMessenger App
Next Step Outreach and the Division use the SchoolMessenger platform for communicating with families—through both phone and email. Be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your safe sender list to avoid having important messages funneled into your junk mail folder.
The easiest way to stay connected is to download the SchoolMessenger app. Get the latest updates direct to your mobile device and enable push notifications to never miss a message. Families can also check back on past messages—for up to 30 days—directly in the app rather than searching to find an old message buried in your inbox. Download the SchoolMessenger app from the App Store or Google Play today.
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.