NBCHS

April Newsletter

Admin Message

Happy Spring Everyone,


We are happy to have spring here but with this comes the snow melt and all the garbage that has been hidden over the winter. We know it looks terrible and are trying our best to get everything cleaned up. Students, caretakers, and staff are taking time to ensure we get everything picked up and looking good again. Each day more trash is being exposed and it is not always easy to pick it up as some is still frozen in. We are proud NBCHS Vikings, and we want our building and grounds to represent this pride – it will be cleaned up.


Spring Fever has also hit with students being able to spend more time outside enjoying warmer weather. Please ensure that we continue to follow school expectations and adhere to class schedules. Living Sky School Division Values include:

  1. Genuine Relationships – Mutual Trust and Respect! We create trusting relationships starting with respect and strengthened by open communication, commitment and caring for others.
  2. Belonging – Everyone can play! We foster community through inclusion, acceptance and equity.
  3. Integrity – Owning everything we do! We act honestly, consistently and responsibly - living our values every day.
  4. Innovation – What if we could? We are dedicated to continuous growth and success – anticipating needs, challenging the status quo and being creative without limits.
  5. Wellbeing – Bringing our best every day! We foster a healthy, safe environment in which people can be their best.

The end of Block 3 is quickly approaching, please ensure students are completing all assignments and are prepared for any assessments.


Wishing everyone a Happy April,


Jay Nichol

Principal

QUAD 3 EXAM SCHEDULE

Quad 3 final exams are quickly approaching. Please see the below schedule:


Exam Schedule


  • Monday, April 11th: Period 1 exam 9:00, Period 3 Exam 12:50 (no period 2 class this day)
  • Gr. 7/8 have classes as normal with a regular lunch period.
  • Tuesday, April 12th Summative assessment day for gr. 9-12 students, regular classes for gr. 7 & 8


Summative assessment day is a time for students to catch up on their summative assignments with their teachers help. Students may attend if they are behind or their teacher may request that they attend.

NBCHS Choir is Back

A big night for NBCHS at the Battlefords Kiwanis Music Festival Thank you so much to all of the organizers and sponsors for creating a place for our young musicians to play.

Congratulations to our wonderful bands and choir! Thank you to Mrs Carter for her expertise in the direction of the choir. We picked up several awards and cash awards totalling $450. Hurray for Music!

Battlefords Blend Scholarship-choir

Charles Davies Memorial Shield - Choir

Rotary Club Shield and Scholarship- 7/8 Band

CIBC Scholarship of $250 - Concert Band

Band Fundraiser

If you love flowers and being in the garden, this is for you! The NBCHS Band is selling bedding plants/flowers. Please consider supporting them by clicking on the link below:

https://nbchsband.growingsmilesfundraising.com/

Badminton Vikings Swing their Rackets to Multiple Wins

The Badminton year is off to a great start! Many medals were won between the Senior and Junior Viking teams. Great job Viking players and coaches!


Picture: Tanner Gallagher

Walking with Krista and Lindsay

On April 4th, Some NBCHS staff and students had the opportunity to walk with Krista Fox and Lindsey Bishop as they continued their trek across Canada to bring awareness to MMIW. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful reason to walk with a purpose. We were proud of all the students that joined the walk.


Krista became involved with MMIW when a close family friend, Ashley Morin, went missing. Ashley has been missing from the North Battleford area since July 2018. Krista invited Lindsay to walk with her after Lindsay's sister, Megan Gallagher, went missing. Megan has been missing from Saskatoon since September 19th, 2020.


Both Krista & Lindsay are on social media.


https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100075449472125&sk=about

https://www.facebook.com/Kristas-Kilometres-for-MMIW-106665611488673

NBCHS Over Coffee - Episode 8 - Lynne Thompson

Ask Lynne Thompson, as a young child, what she wanted to be when she grew up and she wouldn’t have said doctor, lawyer or astronaut. She would have said teacher. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Lynne went from rounding up her neighborhood friends to play “school” as a child to officially starting her teaching career in Humboldt, SK . She quickly transitioned to NBCHS where she has taught the remainder of her 30 year teaching career, specializing in Law, Business Ed, Accounting and as a later addition, Psychology. With unquestionable professionalism, intelligence, and competence, Lynne has blessed countless numbers of students throughout her teaching career. Listen in to this next episode of NBCHS Over Coffee and learn from Lynne how to build and grow a teaching legacy year after year after year.


https://open.spotify.com/show/4571G8dSEhyaDVwtSlrCyt?si=195077fc7b7c4ce2

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/nbchs-over-coffee/id1597134720

NBCHS OVER COFFEE - EPISODE 7 - KYLE PALMER

Born and raised in Brampton/Mississauga, ON, Kyle Palmer was brought up with strong values in a family that embraced their Jamaican heritage. Taught to see people simply (and profoundly) as human beings, he enjoyed growing up in a deeply multicultural part of our country, and sports quickly became a go-to pastime for him. Fast forward a few years and you will see Kyle taking the mound for the Bacone College Warriors (Muskogee, OK, USA) , the Graceland University Yellowjackets (Lamoni, IA, USA) and best of all (for NB fans!) the North Battleford Beavers. Listen in to this episode of NBCHS Over Coffee as we dig into the life of an outstanding school counselor, fantastic coach and an all around great individual!


https://open.spotify.com/show/4571G8dSEhyaDVwtSlrCyt?si=195077fc7b7c4ce2

https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/nbchs-over-coffee/id1597134720

The Gateway to Success Room

Mrs. MacKeracher is always interested in speaking with students interested in the Indigenous Students Council. Everyone welcome.


Mark it on your Calendar

  1. Wear your ribbon skirt on April 29th, May 27th & June 21st.
  2. Homework Blitz on May 19th, June 14th, & June 21st.

Trauma-informed Care Webinar


This webinar is open to everyone - parents, caregivers, school staff, etc.

If interested, registration is required. Please check the poster for details.

ORDER YOUR 2021-22 YEARBOOK NOW! Drop off your $45 at the main office

Please Remember - Drop-offs and Pick-ups in designed areas only. Please do not use the staff parking lot.

Etransfers

A few things to remember:


  • Make sure you are entering in the school's correct email address. nbchs.etransfer@lskysd.ca
  • We are a very large school, in the etransfer tell us what and who (student name) the money is for. If you are not positive what program you are sending money to, PLEASE call the school. Also, the more info you can add the easier and quicker the e-transfer can be directed to the right account ex. child's name, teacher's name, etc.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

April


6th - Open House

7th - SCC Meeting - Virtual

12th - last day block 3 summative assessment

13th - First day block 4 - grade 9-12

15th - 24th - No School, Good Friday/Easter Break

25th- Brett Wilson - Outward Bound Presentation

29th - Grad Picture Retakes

STAY HEALTHY AND STAY SAFE!

NBCHS ADMIN TEAM

North Battleford Comprehensive High School

1791 110th Street

North Battleford SK

S9A 2Y2

306-445-6101