AJS Weekly Bison Tracks

April 29, 2022

Important Dates

  • May 2 - EIPS Driver Appreciation Day
  • May 2-8 - Mental Health Week
  • May 3 - Teacher Appreciation Day
  • May 4 - Hats on for Mental Health
  • May 4, 2:14 p.m. - Early Dismissal
  • May 4, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Join the Herd - AJS Informal Drop-In
  • May 5, 6:30 p.m. - Student Council: Mother's Day Tea and Plants
  • May 6 - Professional Learning Day (no classes)
  • May 9, 6:30 p.m. - School Council Meeting
  • May 17 - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
  • May 20 - School Closure Day
  • May 23 - Victoria Day (Statutory Holiday)
  • May 24 - Junior High Band Concert
  • May 25 - Senior High Band Concert
  • May 25 - Session de préparation #1-DELF-compréhension écrite-orale
  • May 26 - Session de préparation #2- DELF-production écrite
  • May 27 - Session de préparation #3-DELF-production orale
  • May 27 & 28 - a.d.c. Performance presents "The Brother's Grimm Spectaculathon"
  • May 31-June 3 - Western Days



We are excited to have Mr. Cameron McKay join us for the remainder of the year. EIPS schools received funding for supporting learning. He will be working with classes and small groupings to assist students in Junior High English Math.

Please help me in welcoming him to the herd.

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Join the Herd - Informal Drop-in

To our future and present Ardrossan students and families,

Welcome to Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High!

AJS is hosting an informal drop-in on Wednesday, May 4 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. for all interested community members and students - present or incoming.

Students and families will be able to visit the school. We will have hotdogs and refreshments for all those that attend.

There will be a new Grade 7 orientation in August before school starts. Stay tuned!

We look forward to seeing you.

#bisonherd #bisonpride

AJS School Council Meeting - May 9, 2022

Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High will be hosting our regularly scheduled School Council meeting on Monday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. There will be 2 formats that you can access. Either in-person or virtually using Google Meets.

Please RSVP to michelle.hothem-bumbry@eips.ca by no later than Monday, May 9 at noon and indicate if you are attending in-person or via Google Meet with your e-mail address.

A Google meeting link will be emailed out by 6:00 p.m. on Monday to those that RSVP. Please find the agenda and minutes from our previous meeting below. We hope that you can join us.

AJS School Council Meeting Minutes – March 14, 2022

AJS School Council Agenda – May 9, 2022 (to be provided closer to the meeting)

Ardrossan Drama Company Show!

The Ardrossan Drama Company Presents: "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" by Don Zolidis, MAY 27-28.

Tickets are FREE To reserve online, seating is first come first served, and we will be collecting donations at the door.

Come support our talented cast and crew from grades 7-12! For further details follow the link: https://adc2022.eventbrite.com

Student Council Events

Student Council: Mother's Day Tea and Plants

Mother's day is just around the corner so to celebrate the Student Council committee is hosting a Mother's Day Tea and Plants day on May 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ardrossan for that special maternal figure in your life.

You will able to create a beautiful flower or herb pot while spending quality time together.

Use the QR code to sign up for Student Council's Mother's Day Tea.

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THANK YOU! Driver Appreciation Day is May 2

Join us on May 2 as we recognize and thank our school bus operators for keeping the safety of our students their first priority. We encourage you, and your children, to take a moment to say thanks to our bus operators—who go above and beyond to provide safe and timely transportation to our students.

On behalf of Ardrossan Junior Senior High THANK YOU to all of our school bus operators for a job well done.


AJS School Council is excited to begin a weekly staff recognition initiative! The staff at AJS go above and beyond to care for our kids every single day. What better way to say "thank you" than with a staff kudos!

Parents and students are welcome to fill out the Google form below, offering meaningful recognition to ANY member of the AJS staff. Your positive message will then be shared with the intended recipient.

Ardrossan Jr/Sr High Staff Recognition 2021-2022

Sometimes school can be tough... now is the chance to show your appreciation for the people that make the journey brighter along the way!

Become a Mentor or Sign-up for a Study Buddy

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Deadline Extended! Order Your Yearbook 2021/2023 Today!

Great news! We have extended the deadline to order your copy of the yearbook. Don't miss out! If you haven't already ordered your copy, please do so through the PowerSchool Parent Portal under Fees. Deadline is May 27.

Yearbook Write-Ups

Hey grads! Time to submit your yearbook write-ups. Deadline for write-ups is May 27. Link to the form is below.

Grad Yearbook Write-Up

Student Transportation: 2022-23 registration is now open

Planning to use Student Transportation in the 2022-23 school year? If so, make sure your child is registered so Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) can plan routes and send your child a bus pass before the first day of school.

All students who indicated needing transportation services through the returning student registration process are now registered. Families registered will received tentative route schedules and invoices by the end of the month—fees are due June 30, 2022.

For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation service through the pre-enrolment process and want to now register, simply contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or email st@eips.ca.

For more information about EIPS Student Transportation visit www.eips.ca/transportation.

NOTE: Families can pay fees online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To pay in-person contact Student Transportation to make an appointment.

Favourite Family Feast Contest

EIPS is looking for junior high and senior high students who love cooking and want to share that passion with the world. Enter EIPS’ Favourite Family Feast Contest and you could win one of two awesome culinary arts prize packs—and better yet, be named Top Junior or Top Senior Chef for 2022.

Department News


  • The Science 8 French Immersion class learned about simple machines.
  • The Science 7 French Immersion class made their own cast fossils this week.

  • The Fashion 9 class continued to work on their hoodies.

Athletics - Archery

The Archery team had a successful tournament last weekend in Smoky Lake.

Athletic Dates

May 3, 4:00 p.m. - EIPS Badminton Championship Evening

May 4, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Women's Soccer vs. Holy Trinity

May 5, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Men's Soccer vs. J. Percy Page

May 9, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Women's Soccer vs. St. Oscar Romero

May 11, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Women's Soccer vs. Strathcona Christian

May 11, 4:15 p.m. - Senior High Slo-Pitch vs. St. Albert

May 11, 8:30 a.m. - Senior High Track & Field - Grey Division Mini-Meet

May 12, 4:00 p.m. - Ardrossan Bisons Football 7 on 7 Event

May 12, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Men's Soccer vs. Maurice Lavallee

May 13 - AJS Junior High Track and Field Day

May 16, 4:15 p.m. - Senior High Slo-Pitch vs. McNally

May 16, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Women's Soccer vs. St. Albert

May 17, 8:30 a.m. - Senior High Track & Field - Grey Divisional Meet

May 17 - AJS Junior High Track and Field Day (Rain out day)

May 17, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Men's Soccer vs. Bellerose

May 18, 4:15 p.m. - Senior High Slo-Pitch vs. Salisbury

May 18, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Women's Soccer vs. Memorial

May 19 - Ardrossan Bisons Football 7 on 7 Event

CAREERS Summer Job Hiring Event with Greentree Outdoor Living – Edmonton

CAREERS Summer Job Hiring Event with Greentree Outdoor Living – Edmonton

Saturday, April 30 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Greentree Landscaping Showroom

How are you spending your summer?

In need of a great summer job? Like being outside?

Ready to make MONEY, earn CREDITS, and gain work EXPERIENCE?

Register below to join us for free breakfast, live demonstrations, and the chance to talk to industry experts about what your summer might look like in landscaping.


Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association has six scholarships to offer to people who are hard of hearing, deafened or oral deaf. From first year to continuing education and everything in between. The application deadline is April 30.

Storwell Bursary for Foster Children

Storwell Self Storage has re-launched its Foster Children Bursary. Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 to support foster children as they pursue their post-secondary education and to help them as they progress into a new and exciting stage of their lives. The application deadline is Sept. 1, 2022.

Bayer Crop Science Opportunity Scholarship

Are you a graduating Grade 12 student looking for a bit of 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 application deadline is June 8, 2022.

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 2022. The program has added two scholarships specifically for students who identify as Indigenous and want to explore agriculture and food education. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on demonstrated academic achievement, leadership in their community and their vision for how they will contribute to Canadian agriculture in the future.

Refer to the scholarship details to review the program guidelines, connect to Scholarship Partners Canada—a division of Universities Canada who serve as the independent administrator for the Bayer Crop Science Opportunity Scholarship program—and apply.

ATCO Indigenous Education Awards

The ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program recognizes Indigenous students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their school and communities.

There are three different awards available:

  • Merit awards ($500) – for students completing grades 10-12, including upgrading.
  • Bursaries ($1,000) – for students enrolled in trade, diploma or certificate programs.
  • Scholarships ($1,500) – for students enrolled in degree or graduate programs.

The application deadline is Aug. 15, 2022.

Caregiver Education Newsletter - May 2022

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