BFH Falcons View

January 24 to 28, 2022

Principal's Message

Dear Falcon students and families,


I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. This past week our Bev Facey students began writing their final assessments. I know that for many students this can be an anxious and somewhat difficult exercise. I've been extremely impressed by how our students have stepped up and are working hard at preparing themselves both cognitively and psychologically to meet the challenge. This has obviously not been an easy task with the extended break condensing learning, and the current COVID situation causing disruptions as well. I am proud of the resilience that our students and community has shown by continuing to take the opportunity to allow students to go through the process of writing a final assessment. That being said, if students are hampered by illness, or are struggling with mental health please contact us to explore other alternatives.


This week we will be completing our last remaining final assessments, and providing writing opportunities for students who may have missed earlier sittings. We will be providing these opportunities into the second semester on two formal days, Feb. 3 and 4, 2022. We will also be focused on providing a virtual information night on Thursday, January 27 on our Advanced Placement program here at Bev Facey.


I hope you all have an amazing week, and as always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.


Ken Wlos

Principal

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Final Assessments in 2022

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As detailed in the communication from the Elk Island Public School division, it is imperative that quality teaching and learning continues to be the focus and sound assessment is a part of quality teaching and learning. Final assessments for students will continue at the end of January. As stated Wednesday, Alberta Education has canceled January diploma examinations. Final assessments for all non-diploma courses will follow regular assessment plans that were in place previous to the announcement of diplomas being cancelled. Ultimately, we will modify these assessments to account for the three lost days of instruction to ensure these are fair to students. For 30 level courses, the final assessment will possibly consist of final unit exams, re-do/re-write of previous assessments, or a cumulative exam that would account for no more than 10 % of the final mark. These assessments are another opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding while providing the teacher another key piece of evidence. As always, evidence based professional judgement is used when determining student final grades.

Please refer to the picture below to access the revised 2022 final assessment schedule.

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Weekly Schedule - January 24 to 28, 2022


Monday (Jan. 24, 2022):

  • Final Exams Scheduled Today (8:35 a.m): Math 10-C, Math 10-2, Math 10-4, Math 20-1, Math 20-2, Math 30-1, and Math 30-2. Students will be asked by staff to clear calculators before and after the exams

  • EIPS High School Information Night: the virtual event showcasing EIPS high schools from 6:30 p.m. on through a virtual format. All Grade 9 parents throughout EIPS will receive email invites to the virtual event.

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Tuesday (Jan. 25, 2022):

  • Final Exams Scheduled Today (8:35 a.m): Science 10, Science 14, Science 10-4, Science 20, Science 30, Physics 20, and Physics 30. Students will be asked by staff to clear calculators before and after the exams
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Wednesday (Jan. 26, 2022):

  • Final Exams Scheduled Today (8:35 a.m): Biology 20, and Biology 30.


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Thursday (Jan. 27 , 2022):

  • Final Exams Scheduled Today (8:35 a.m.): Chemistry 20, and Chemistry 30.
  • Bev Facey AP Information Night: conducted virtually at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Jr. Boys Basketball travel to St. Albert for a 5:30 p.m. game.
  • Sr. Girls and Boys Basketball travel to J. Percy Page for a 5:30 p.m. double header.

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Friday (Jan. 28, 2022):

  • Sr. Girls & Boys Basketball travel to Holy Trinity's Invitational Basketball Tournament.


  • Jr. Girls & Boys Basketball travel to Salisbury Composite's Invitational Basketball Tournament.

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Saturday (Jan.29, 2022):

  • Sr. Girls & Boys Basketball continue playing in Holy Trinity's Invitational Basketball Tournament.


  • Jr. Girls & Boys Basketball continue playing in Salisbury Composite's Invitational Basketball Tournament.

Bev Facey Athletics Weekly Calendar

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Bev Facey Falcon Basketball Team Feature Pages

Congratulations to our Digital Media Bev Facey Minecraft Design Team - EIPS 2022 Champs!

Our digital design team from our Bev Facey Digital Media class came in first place in the Grade 10-12 category for the Minecraft: Education Edition Build Challenge Future Frontiers competition this past semester. Our winning submission gets a number of prizes to our talented students as well as a pizza party! An amazing amount of work went into designing their Minecraft world. Check out their video submission below of their project!

Grade 10-12 category for the Minecraft: Education Edition Build Challenge Future Frontiers
Bev Facey School Council

Next Meeting - Jan. 18, 2022. Our School Council is vital to our school community and has the opportunity to provide advice on the development of the school's mission, vision, and philosophy.

BFCHS COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Our counselors would like to invite all our Facey Family to take advantage of the resources available from the Strathcona County Family Resource Network. Please look at the poster below for more information.

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**BFCHS COUNSELLOR REFFERAL FORM LINK**

-If you want to set up an appointment with a counsellor, quickly fill out the referral form!

BFCH Upcoming Important Dates

Jan. 24, 2022 - EIPS High School Information Night (Virtual Meeting)

Jan. 27, 2022 - Bev Facey AP Information Night (Virtual Meeting)

Jan. 31, 2022 - Professional Development Day

Feb. 1, 2022 - Semester 2 starts

Feb. 9, 2022 - Bev Facey Open House

Feb. 10&11, 2022 - Teacher's Convention

Bev Facey Instagram

Official account for Bev Facey Community High. Home of the Falcons! #thefaceyway #trueblue