Eagle's Eye

November 28 - December 2

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From the Front Office

Please Join Us!

We are headed into a busy month full of many fun festivities. Here is a quick list of events happening in the school that you are invited to. Please join us in celebrating our students--your kids --and our community here at SCA.

High School Art Show:

December 5th, 6 - 7 pm, The Link (right before the band concert)

Christmas Band Concert:

December 5th, 7pm, South Gym (right after the art show)

All-School Christmas Chapel:

December 9th, 11:10 am, SPAC Auditorium

Junior High Film Festival:

December 12th, 7 pm, South Gym

Missions Gala:

December 13th, 5:30 pm, South Gym

Staff vs. Students Volleyball Game:

December 19th, 11:45 am, North Gym

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Musical Theatre Audition Information

Auditions for Newsies will be on December 5-8 from 3:30 - 6pm in the Drama Room!

Students that want to audition need to prepare a song and a monologue of their choosing.

Please tell students to email or find Mrs. Jones about information about auditions and where to sign up. The show runs from May 2 - 5, 2023!

SCA Waste Audit

Our Missions Local class sorted through one day's worth of garbage and produced some stats that help us see how we can better care for our Earth and our school.

In total, 51% of the waste in the garbage shouldn’t be in the black bins. 19.4% was compostable paper and food scraps, and there was also a notable quantity of food that could’ve been eaten, recyclable paper, aluminum and tin, and refundable bottles. About $800 dollars worth of refundable bottles is thrown out a year - money that could go to funding missions programs. Because of the amount of waste our building generates, we may need an extra garbage pickup, which costs $500/week, or $20,000 per school year. Less money spent on garbage means more budget for the building, like renovations.

We are already taking steps toward reducing our black bin waste as we partner with the church to divert paper towel waste from the bathrooms and reducing the amount of garbage bins around the building (as a considerable number of them were mostly empty bags). We have already seen some success by reducing our compostable waste down from 45% to 20% since 2017.

So now we are passing on the baton, and even though reducing and properly sorting waste seems like a small contribution, it really does add up to being better stewards of our school and of God’s Earth. Thanks for doing your part and encouraging others to do theirs!

The Edmonton Shoebox Project

TAVO and Missions Local have partnered together to help The Edmonton Shoebox Project bless women in local shelters by gifting them with shoeboxes filled with beautiful items. Each shoebox costs about $50, and must contain items that you might gift to your mom or a friend. It also includes an encouraging note.

The list of items that are recommended to be included can be found here: www.shoeboxproject.ca/ways-to-give/make-a-shoebox.

With this cost, we are encouraging families to work together to build a box or students to get together with their friends and make it a group effort. If you don’t have a shoebox of your own, boxes can be acquired from Mrs. Glubish or Mrs. Christensen. Filled boxes can be given to the office to await delivery and must be brought in by December 9th.

A list of local shelters impacted by these boxes can be found here: www.shoeboxproject.ca/chapters/edmonton

Thank you for considering being part of this school endeavour.

Fee Wavier Applications

For the 2022-23 school year, the deadline for receiving fee waiver applications is December 15. The application form and information can be found on the Division website. The only applications accepted after that date will be from families new to Elk Island Public Schools.

What's On This Week

On the Menu

Monday, November 28 (Day 2)

  • Jr. High Volleyball Playoff Game, 4 pm, North Gym - come cheer them on!
  • Meatball or Turkey Sub

Tuesday, November 29 (Day 1)

  • King's University Information Session, 11:45 am, The Commons
  • Chicken Club or Greek Wrap with Chips

Wednesday, November 30 (Day 2)

  • Grilled Cheese or BLT Sandwich with Soup

Thursday, December 1 (Day 1)

  • Dressember
  • Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl or Butter Chicken with Naan

Friday, December 2 (Day 2)

  • Lead 9 Missions Pizza Fundraiser

Upcoming Key Dates

  • November 29: Kings University Information Session, 11:45 am, The Commons
  • December 5: Senior High Art Show, 6 - 7 pm, The Link; Christmas Band Concert, 7 pm, South Gym Join us!
  • December 7: Early Dismissal; SCA Wear Day
  • December 9: All-School Christmas Chapel, 11:10 am, Auditorium Join us!
  • December 12: Jr. High Film Festival, 7 pm, South Gym Join us!
  • December 13: Missions Gala, 5:30 pm, South Gym Join us!
  • December 19: Staff vs. Students volleyball game, 11:45 am, North Gym Join us!
  • December 21-January 3: Christmas Break
  • January 7: Grad Bottle Drive, 9 am - 3 pm, SCS Parking Lot

Spiritual Life

On the FIRST day of each school week, Pastor Jordie brings us video announcements and a school-wide devotional. Please visit the SCA Secondary Youtube Channel to view

the most recent FIRST.

November 21, 2022


Please refer to the Weekly Gym Schedule for practice and game information.

Junior High Basketball Tryouts **CHANGES MADE**

Below is the schedule for the Junior High basketball tryouts. If you want your child to be part of this tryout, please look at the school fee schedule on our website before the tryout days. For Junior high (grades 7-9) you need to also complete the REGISTRATION FORM. The form must be completed before Thursday, December 1st, 2022. Please send all inquiries to symonds.botchey@eips.ca.

Junior High(Grades 7-9)

Friday, Dec. 2nd

Junior High boys – 3:30 - 5:00pm

Junior High girls – 5:00 - 6:30pm

Monday, Dec. 5th

Junior High boys – 3:30 - 5:00pm

Junior High girls – 5:00 - 6:30pm

Tuesday, Dec 6th


Wednesday, Dec 7th

Junior High boys – 3:30 - 5:00pm

Junior High girls – 5:00 - 6:30pm

All tryouts will be at the North Gym.

Please send all inquiries about Junior High basketball to Mr. Botchey at (symonds.botchey@eips.ca)

Campus Life

Grade 2023 Bottle Drive

Let the 2023 Grad class help you clean up from all your Christmas celebrations. Save your empty bottles, cans, and other refundables over the holidays and drop them off in the school parking lot on January 7th from 9 AM - 3 PM. All proceeds go to the Grad 2023 Dry Grad Celebration.

King's University Information Session

On Tuesday, November 29th, King's University is coming to SCS at 11:45 am in the Commons.

Any students interested in more information about programs and life at King's University are welcome to attend. (This is a make up session for the session cancelled earlier in the year). If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Matheson.

Diploma Prep Sessions

Courses are designed for preparing students to write their Grade 12 diploma exams. The material presented in the classroom over 125 hours will be condensed and highlighted in this focused, 12-hour review course over a weekend. Courses will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a half hour break for lunch. Course will be offered at Salisbury Composite High School (20 Festival Way) in Sherwood Park.

January 7 & 8: English 30-1, 30-2 and Social Studies 30-1, 30-2

January 14 & 15: Mathematics 30-1, 30-2, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and Physics 30

Registration will open on Monday, October 17. Click here to register. Registration will close on January 4 for English and Social Studies sessions, and on January 11 for Math and Sciences sessions. Student refunds will not be given after registration closes.

Dual-Credit Learning Opportunity

Dual-Credit is the ability for students to take Post-Secondary courses while still in high school.

Students can earn three to five 30-level high school credits (depending on the program selected), and three university level transfer credits for any course they choose. Students may enroll in one or more great introductory courses that will serve as great exposure to Post-Secondary studies.

Courses have varied delivery methods and perquisites and may be enrollment dependent. For a list of courses and a more detailed description, please refer to the Dual Credit Course Handbook (WINTER) and register using the linked Pre-Registration Form. For more information, please contact: careerpathways@eips.ca or Mrs. Matheson: dion.matheson@eips.ca 22-23 Dual Credit

Course Handbook (WINTER)

22-23 Dual Credit Pre-Registration Form

In The Community

Why Do Young People Leave the Church?

On Thursday, December 1, Mount Carmel Bible College is hosting an evening presentation titled the Church Exodus, “Why Do Young Adult Leave the Church”.

The session is free to attend, but online registration is encouraged, at the link below.


Christmas Countdown!

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