NSO Weekly News

May 22-27, 2023

Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville

We hope everyone had a wonderful and restful Victoria Day weekend! Tuesday is Instructional day #66 of 85, as such we are now 78% of the way through semester 2 for non-diploma courses. Students are required to check in and meet with their instructor(s) weekly. It is recommended that multiple check ins occur each week to ensure successful completion of academic course work. Have a great week and stay safe! #gogreen

Mr. B. Spady Principal & Mrs. K. Porter Assistant Principal

June Diploma Exam Prep Sessions

June 8-10 ELA 30-1 & Social 30-1, June 10-11 Math 30-1/2 and June 17-18 Biology 30, Chemistry 30 & Physics 30

Upcoming events

May 25: Student Vote

May 29: Provincial Election

May 30: Fort Saskatchewan First Nations Family Social

May 31: Red Shirt Day Action for AccessAbility and Inclusion More Info

June 7: Early Dismissal

June 8-10: ELA 30 & Social 30 Diploma Exam Prep Sign Up

June 9: Next Step Graduation Ceremony 2:30pm Shell Theatre

June 10-11: Math 30-1/2 Diploma Exam Prep Sign Up

June 12: ELA 30-1/2 Part A Diploma

June 13: Social 30-1/2 Part A Diploma

June 16: Math 30-1/2 Diploma

June 16: Grade 9 Farewell Celebration

June 17-18: Biology, Chemistry, Physics Diploma Exam Prep Sign Up

June 19: Last Instructional Day

June 19: ELA 30-1/2 Part B Diploma

June 20: Social 30-1/2 Part A Diploma

June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 22: Biology 30 Diploma

June 23: Chemistry 30 Diploma

June 26: Physics 30 Diploma

June 27: Science 30 Diploma

June 28: Last operational day

Red Shirt Day May 31

Red Shirt Day (for AccessAbility and Inclusion) is a day when people across Canada come together and wear red – in order to create a visible display of solidarity.

Foundations in Industry Workplace Safety Opportunity

Next Step is offering Foundations in Industry Workplace Safety during July 4-14. In addition to earning five 30-level high school credits, students will also obtain credentials in specific areas of workplace safety in partnership with industry-safety experts. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be credentialed in:

  • Construction Safety Training(CSTS2020)
  • Confined Space
  • Detection and Control of Flammable Substances
  • Fall Protection Awareness
  • Ground Disturbance
  • H2S Alive
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • WHMIS 2015

Plus: Job Preparation (CTR1010) – resume & cover letter, application and interview prep.

Students must complete all learning components of the course to receive credentialing. Register

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Summer School Registration

Summer School runs July 4-28 at Bev Facey Community High. Diploma Exams August 1-10.


Our Indigenous Education Awards Program supports students from First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities who demonstrate a balanced lifestyle and commitment in their quest for education. The Merit, Bursary, Scholarship and Bridging Awards are available to select students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their school and community. Apply Today Application deadline is August 15!

Various Awards:

  • Merit Awards ($750) for students completing Grades 9 – 12
  • Bursaries ($1200) for students enrolled in trade/community technical college diploma or certificate program
  • Scholarship ($1800) for students enrolled in degree or graduate programs
Mental Health Resources

Your mental health is affected by numerous factors in your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships.

Grad Information

Next Step Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 9 at the Shell Theatre, (DOW Centre) Fort Saskatchewan. Tickets will be available at no cost to families. Each graduate will be able to receive up to 8 tickets. Students will receive their graduation gown, cap, tassel and stole prior to the graduation ceremony. Students keep their cap, tassel and stole.

Next Step & Grad Clothing order

Order your personalized Next Step clothing gear via Entripy Shops!

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Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs is a government program that helps employers create jobs for young Canadians across the country. These jobs are then posted on the federal Job Bank for a limited time to help young people find them. New jobs will be added regularly as they’re approved for funding by the Canada Summer Jobs program. To apply for one of these jobs, you must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age and have a Valid Social Insurance Number.

In addition to the Canada Summer Jobs program, there are several other resources available to young Canadians, including government work placements, paid internships and volunteer opportunities.

Strathcona County Family and Community Services

Support your well-being. Check out free online programming, workshops and services available for adults and seniors, youth parents/caregivers, counselling and support services.

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Bayer Crop Science Opportunity Scholarship

Are you a graduating Grade 12 student looking for help to finance your post-secondary education in agriculture, food science or culinary arts? If so, apply for one of 32 scholarships, each valued at $3,000, offered by Bayer Crop Science. The deadline is June 8.

The Bayer Crop Science Opportunity Scholarship program is available to graduating Grade 12 students entering their first year of post-secondary education in agriculture, food science or a culinary program at a Canadian university or college of their choice in the fall of 2023. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on demonstrated academic achievement, leadership in their community and their vision for how they’ll contribute to Canadian agriculture in the future. scholarship details

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EIPS Career Pathways News

Preparing students for life after school.

RCMP Youth Camp

From July 24-28, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Youth Camp takes place at the RCMP “K” Division Headquarters in Edmonton. The camp runs Sunday to Friday and is open to any individual between the ages of 16 to 19 who is a resident of Alberta. The camp offers young adults a chance to find out what it’s like to be a police officer in training. These activities may include drill, fitness, police defensive tactics, forensics, Major Crime Unit, Emergency Response Team and much more!

Learning Clicks

Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.

Plan your Career with ALIS

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.

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Fort Saskatchewan High

Fort High Information Bulletin

Sabre Scene

Salisbury Sabres parent Information.

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Hours of Operation

Students & families can access our campus during the following times:

Monday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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