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Week of February 8th, 2021

Dates to Remember

February 12th: Valentines Day at SSS

February 12th: Pizza orders delivered at lunch!

February 15th: Family Day - No school

February 17th: Virtual Grad Parent Meeting 7PM

February 22nd: Last day for Junior High families to request to move to distance learning

February 24th: Pink Shirt Day

Don't forget to bring back your textbooks!

If you have any textbooks from last semester piled on your desk at home, please bring them back to the library. Invoices for missing books will be issued soon. Avoid a bill and return your books!
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Hello Proud 2021 Grad Parents!

Despite the deep freeze we currently find ourselves in, it will be summer before we know it and graduation festivities will be upon us. It looks like we will, again, be limited in the types of ceremonies and celebrations we can host this year. We will also have to be very flexible in order to meet any last minute provincial requirements in our planning. But, we might as well begin planning.

Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, February 17th at 7PM to discuss the current school plans for the May 28th graduation ceremony, and begin to discuss plans that the parents would like to make for graduation celebrations.

Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking on this link below at 7PM on February 17th.

Please remember a re-usable mask!

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We need your help!

Every day our school goes through over 125 disposable masks!! And too many of these are simply being thrown on the ground outside of the school. Gross!

Please remind your child to bring a clean re-usable mask to school every day. We have plenty of extra packages of cloths masks to hand out if any student would like some. Just stop by the main office and pick one up. It saves the environment, keeps our school grounds cleaner, and saves a lot of money for the school.

Thanking you in advance!

Pick up your art projects from last semester

Come to the library and take home your beautiful art projects from semester 1 :)
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Our upcoming casino date has been cancelled!

Thank you to those that stepped up yet again to help out at our upcoming casino. We really appreciate your support!

Drinking water is a great habit! Just bring a reusable water bottle to support the habit!

It is becoming too costly to provide disposable paper cups for water every day at school. Many students are asking for 2 - 5 cups a day. Please help us and the environment out and bring your own water bottle! If you do not have a water bottle to bring from home and cannot get to town to buy one please let us know at the office and we will try to find one for you.

If any families are able to purchase a few new water bottles we would really appreciate it! Just drop them off at the main office and we will look after getting them out to students who cannot bring their own.

Starting next week, disposable paper cups will no longer be available at the main office!

Free tutoring!!

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New at your SSS Library

Sexsmith Secondary has ebooks, audiobooks and digital graphic novels - Oh My!

Get free access to a large amount of ebooks, audiobooks and digital graphic novels through our new subscription to Sora. If you have a public library ebook account (Libby), just search for your school and add ours to your account. All you need is your student login you use for your chromebook or powerschool.

Blind Date with a Book!

Who doesn't like a good surprise?! These wrapped up books with subtle hints about their storylines are all ready to check out.

Candy Grams!

Show your teacher or other great SSS staff member just how much you appreciate them. All free and delivered to your favourite person on February 12th. Fill them out at the library.

Wondering what our Interact club is up to?

SSS Interact Club is hosting a fundraiser to build a well in a community in need. Buy as shirt or hoodie and support the cause! There are a variety of fun designs to choose from in a variety of colours. Follow the QR code in the poster (attached below) to get to the online order form. You can pay for your order at the main office with debit or cash or give exact cash to Mrs. Voth.

Virtual Mentorship Series

Young Women in Trades & Technologies (YWITT)

Young Women in Trades and Technologies (YWITT) is a program designed to break barriers and give young women the opportunity and confidence to explore different career options in non-traditional skilled trades and technologies. Next session is February 17th!

Scholarship Laureate!

Congratulations to Axel Brett for his hard work in applying for numerous scholarships, his hard work really paid off. Axel is the recipient of the:

  • The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship
  • University of Lethbridge Entrance Awards
  • ATA Local #6 Scholarship
  • Dr. Robert & Anna Shaw Scholarship
  • Brent Sears Memorial Fund
  • Sexsmith Citizens on Patrol Student Award Fund
  • Swan City Rotary Community Service above Self Fund
  • Smart and Caring Student Awards

**Visit the Sexsmith Secondary Website under the "Students" tab to find these and many other local, regional, provincial and nation wide scholarships**

**Sign up for “Your Community Matters” to find out when student awards are open for application in 2021! As a student you could be supported just like Axel, to help with your school costs.

Congratulations Axel!

Looking for something to do this Family Day?

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Our canteen is still closed...

but students can still enjoy the same menu items and pizza by the slice over lunch break by walking to the Pizza Pad.

Visiting Our School

Parents and guardians are welcome to come into our school but are required to use the online COVID-19 screening questionnaire, wear a mask (disposable masks will be available) and use hand sanitizer before entering the building. All guests must also report directly to the main office.

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