NSO Weekly News
October 10-14, 2023
Find out more. If you are ready to learn and practice your future trade while you are in high school, the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is an ideal program.
Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville
We hope everyone had a enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend! Tuesday is Instructional day #26 of 85 or 31% of the way through semester 1, for non-diploma courses. Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 17 (FSO) and October 19 (SPO). Please book in advance through our website. https://www.eipsnextstep.ca/bookings
Please join us in welcoming new teacher Cindy O’Neill to Next Step! Cindy will be working out of SPO. Cindy comes with a strong background working with students and families in a variety of levels and courses. Have a great week! #gogreen Mr. B. Spady Principal & Mrs. K. Porter Assistant Principal
Parent Teacher Student Conferences Bookings
We hope you can join us in-person or virtually! Please book your through: https://www.eipsnextstep.ca/bookings
Please join us Tuesday, October 17 to speak with our teachers in Fort Saskatchewan from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Our next scheduled Conference date at FSO is Thursday, November 23.
Please join us Thursday, October 19 to speak with our teachers in Sherwood Park from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Our next scheduled Conference date at SPO is Tuesday, November 21.
Join CAREERS and employer partners at West Edmonton Mall showcasing career pathways for Alberta youth. Students can explore paid internship opportunities, network, and attend industry presentations.
Post Secondary dates & applications
October 13 -14 Old’s College Registration
October 14 University of Alberta Registration
October 21 Augustana (University of Alberta Campus) Registration
October 21 Concordia University Registration
October 21 King’s University Registration
October 21 Mount Royal University Registration
October 21 University of Lethbridge Information
October 28 NAIT Registration
October 28 Red Deer Polytechnic Information
October 28 University of Calgary Registration
November 3-4 SAIT Information
November 4 MacEwan University Information
Applications open October 1: ApplyAlberta is an online application and transcript transfer system that anyone can use to apply to undergraduate programs at one or more of Alberta's post-secondary institutions https://www.applyalberta.ca/
October 1 ApplyAlberta open https://www.applyalberta.ca/
October 10 World Mental Health Day
October 11 SPO student and staff Thanksgiving pot luck lunch
October 17 Parent Teacher Conferences 5-7:30pm (FSO) Booking required
October 18 ELAA post-secondary fair at Sal from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.
October 19 Parent Teacher Conferences 5-7:30pm (SPO) Booking required
October 20 Student Career Fair at WEM
October 24 School Advisory Council 6pm (Virtual & in-person) Join meeting HERE
October 30 ELA 30-1/2 Diploma Part A (Quarterly schedule)
October 31 Social 30-1/2 Diploma Part A (Quarterly schedule)
October 31 Halloween
November 2 Math 30-1/2 Diploma (Quarterly schedule)
November 3 ELA 30-1/2 Diploma Part B (Quarterly schedule)
November 4-12 November Break- no school
November 6 Social 30-1/2 Part B & Chemistry 30 Diploma (Quarterly schedule)
November 7 Physics 30 & Biology 30 Diploma (Quarterly schedule)
November 8 Science 30 Diploma (Quarterly schedule)
November 11 Remembrance Day
November 12 Diwali
November 13-18 Bullying Awareness & Metis Week
November 17 ELAA post-secondary fair at Fort High
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RAP Prep Virtual Information Sessions
The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a highly competitive program that requires significant student preparation to be successful. Career Pathways will be hosting monthly virtual RAP Prep information sessions to help students and families better understand the requirements:
- October 12: 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Join the meeting
- November 14: 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Join the meeting
- December 13: 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Join the meeting
For more information, contact Kristin Oleksyn at email@example.com
The Educational Liaison Association of Alberta (ELAA) is hosting local post-secondary fair's. Students will have the chance to learn more about post-secondary opportunities available in Alberta, exploring a variety of career options, programs and course offerings.
Scheduled ELAA Post-secondary Fair Dates
- October 18 – Salisbury Composite High
- November 17 – Fort Saskatchewan Senior High
- November 21 – EIPS Your Future Career and Post-secondary Fair at Strathcona Community Centre
These events are open to all EIPS students. It is recommended grade 9-12 students attend and explore potential future pathways.
Mission is to de-stigmatize mental health and promote resilience among farmers and farm families so they can all lead fulfilling and productive lives.
Crew Neck Sale
myPass is an Alberta Education self-service website for students to:
- Order high school transcripts in English and French
- View diploma exam marks
- Register to write or rewrite diploma exams with online payment
- View and print Detailed Academic Reports (DAR)
- View progress towards a credential (diploma or certificate)
Required information to sign up for myPass to sign up, you must have:
- an Education Account (current students can contact their school and former students can contact Help Desk)
- the student's Alberta Student Number Look up ASN, learn more about your ASN
- the student's date of birth
- a current personal email address (school emails are not recommended)
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School Advisory Council Meeting October 24
Our first hybrid meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24 at the Sherwood Park campus. We hope you can join us in-person or virtually. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. Regular attendance is not required. Please check out our school calendar and NSO Weekly News for scheduled School Advisory Council Meetings. Join meeting HERE
Agenda and last meeting Minutes to follow. Future meeting dates: October 24, November 28, January 23, February 27, April 23
Cannabis: Get to know more about cannabis and explore the effects that early use of cannabis products can have on a young person’s life, then have a conversation with your child.
Immunize Alberta: www.immunizealberta.ca provides information about vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases along with frequently asked questions.
Vaping: Vaping’s popularity among youth has grown significantly over the past five years – and there is a lot of concern that this increase may have a negative impact on the overall health of young people. https://www.drugfreekidscanada.org/issues/vaping/
Teaching Sexual Health: For up to date, evidence based information and strategies for parents to deliver effective sexual health education https://teachingsexualhealth.ca/
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.
Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.
Next Step envisions itself as not just an educational institution, but a vibrant community of learners deeply committed to virtues that go beyond the classroom. Here's a brief overview of the core values that make up the vision:
Acceptance- We strive for a diverse and inclusive environment where every student, parent, caregiver, and staff member feels accepted, irrespective of their background, beliefs, or circumstances. We believe that learning is most effective when everyone feels like they belong.
Flexibility- Understanding that each learner is unique, we aim to offer flexible learning and a range of teaching methodologies to cater to individual needs. Whether through elective courses, extracurricular activities, or personalized learning paths, flexibility is at the heart of our educational approach.
Individualization- Building on the concept of flexibility, we focus on personalized education. Our staff are committed to identifying each student’s strengths, and areas for growth, allowing for a more tailored educational experience while maintaining a high academic standard. This individual attention ensures that every student is equipped with the tools they need to succeed both academically and personally.
Respect- In our community, respect is mutual. Staff, students, caregivers, and parents are encouraged to show respect for each other's ideas, feelings, and contributions. We believe that open dialogue, grounded in respect, fosters a rich learning environment where complex issues can be discussed and dissected.
Responsibility- While our staff are committed to providing the best educational experience possible, we also encourage students, caregivers and parents to take responsibility for their learning journey. This includes active participation in school activities, regular communication with staff, and a commitment to personal and academic growth.
For parents, caregivers, and families, becoming a part of the Next Step community means joining a network committed to these virtues. Together, we work toward providing an educational experience that values the uniqueness of each student, respects the input of each community member, and prepares learners for a future full of possibilities.