AJS Weekly Bison Tracks

February 26, 2021

Important Dates

  • February 28 - Returning Student Registration Closes
  • March 3, 2:14 p.m. - Early Dismissal
  • March 5 - PD Day - No School
  • March 8 - International Women's Day
  • March 8, 6:30 p.m. - School Council Meeting (Virtual)
  • March 14 - Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • March 26 - Day-in-lieu of Parent-Teacher Interviews (school closed)
  • March 29 to April 2 - Spring Break
  • April 5 - Easter Monday (school closed)


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Families of all returning students must complete the returning student registration to confirm the school their child plans to attend in the 2021-22 school year. Additionally, students who want to attend a non-designated school need to make that request through the returning student registration process—acceptance is based on available space. The portal closes on Sunday, February 28.

Access to the Returning Student Registration Form is provided through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you don't have an account, please click on the link below to create one.

Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account

For more information contact us directly at 780-922-2228.

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Thank you to all of the parents who attended our virtual School Council Meeting on Monday, January 25. We value the open discussions and feedback that you provide us to ensure that we do our best to meet the needs of our #Bisonherd. This meeting was important in helping us to understand your perspective on school fees.

If you were unable to attend, we would still like to hear from you! We are collecting feedback on our proposed fee schedule for the 2021-2022 school year. Please click here to learn more about fees and to fill out the survey. We will summarize your feedback and share the results at our next School Council meeting in March.

March Book Madness

Get ready next month for March Madness in the Library: A Tournament of Books! The top 16 most checked out books at AJS will go head-to-head each week on Instagram where YOU get to vote – the Sweet 16, Elite 8 and the Final 4. Which book will win the title of AJS’ 2021 Book of the Year!?

Grade 12 Students and Parents

Please join us next on Thursday, March 4 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. to learn about the Ardrossan school-based awards application process. Every year Grade 12 students can apply for community and corporate sponsored awards. This session will explain the available awards and the process for submitting the student application. As well, there will be an update on Graduation activities.

We will be using Microsoft Teams for the meeting. Please ensure your internet browser supports Microsoft Teams or you have downloaded the app to your phone.

Click here to join the meeting

Mrs. Richardson and Mr. Hicks

Counsellor's Corner

Funding Your Education: Check out Alberta Scholarships, national scholarships and information on Student Aid.

Career Planning: CAREERinsite is your one-stop guide to career planning. Everything you need to plan your work and learning is there. Take online surveys to get to know yourself, explore and compare your career options and make a plan. https://alis.alberta.ca

Still not sure what career path would be best for you? Check out Find Your Future Quiz on the NAIT website. Answer a few questions in this fun quiz to begin thinking about what programs would be a good choice for you.

Planning for Post-Secondary Education: Check out these grade level checklists to help with your post-secondary planning throughout high school.

Scholarship Sources

French for the Future

During the week of February 16-19, our Grade 10 French Immersion students participated in the virtual Local Forum of French for the Future. During the opening ceremony, we were inspired by Mathieu Gringas to remember that we are not just learning French, we are learning IN French. Thanks to his sense of humour, we also laughed in French. Students then had the opportunity in the evenings to participate in French sessions such as yoga, photography, painting, dance and games. The closing ceremony brought us Roger Dallaire's storytelling and music. We even got to do music in French by playing spoons along with his accordion.

Next Step Summer School: Registration opens March 16


Registration for EIPS Summer School opens on March 16. Organized through Next Step, the Summer School program offers more than 25 senior high courses that allow students to earn credits, upgrade marks, lighten workloads or finish pre-requisite courses.

Courses include:
Open to EIPS students entering grades 10-12, and students in their Grade 12 year.

  • English Language Arts 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
  • Social Studies 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
  • Mathematics 10C, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1 and 30-2
  • Science 10
  • Biology 20 and 30
  • Chemistry 20 and 30
  • Physics 20 and 30
  • Physical Education 10
  • Career and Life Management (CALM 20)
  • Work Experience and RAP
    NOTE: Diploma examinations are optional for the 2020-21 school year.

For summer 2021, all Summer School courses take place online. Feedback from the 2020 virtual program was overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to another exciting and successful summer online in 2021.

Learn more about the 2021 summer program


The First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team is offering a parent information and engagement series for EIPS families.

Series #1: Developing Foundational Knowledge of First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures, histories and contemporary contexts.

This three part series is designed for EIPS parents and families who are curious to learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, perspectives and histories. These sessions are designed as entry points to understanding as we work toward learning our collective truth on the path of reconciliation.

Sessions will be held online using Microsoft Teams Meetings, Join on your computer or mobile app. Click here to join the meeting

  • Session 3 (virtual) March 16, 2021 (7 - 7:30 PM)

    • Language of this land- The importance of highlighting Indigenous languages; deepening understanding of relationship to land through language; what exploration of Indigenous languages can look like in schools

Future sessions will be discussed and decided upon with input from participating parents and families.

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