NSO Weekly News
October 24-29, 2022
Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville
Hey all, Monday is Instructional day 36 of 89, and we are now 40% of the way through semester 1. Please encourage students to routinely check in with teachers and proceed with in-person assessments. Have a great week! Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal
Parent Teacher Student Conference Sign-Up
Conferences are scheduled for the following times:
Sherwood Park & Vegreville campuses October 25 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Fort Saskatchewan campus October 26 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Families are required to pre-book meeting times in advance. Please CLICK HERE to book your conference appointment. Or visit https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/ and use Next Step Booking Code qnrv4. Our next round of Conferences is scheduled for November 16/17.
Career Exploration Week
Throughout Career Exploration Week, October 24-28, EIPS Career Pathways will provide resources for K-12 classrooms. The resources will highlight the five career clusters as outlined by Alberta Education and how they can be introduced and applied at any grade level. The focus of the week is to stimulate conversations that foster curiosity and inspire students to explore the possibilities around them. Classrooms may begin their journey with this newsletter, which will be updated daily.
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October 25/26: Parent Student Teacher Conferences via pre-booking
October 31: Halloween
November 1-3: Portage College Open House
November 2: Grade 9 Take Our Kids To Work Day
November 4: Remembrance Service
November 2-9: Diploma Exams
November 5: MacEwan University Open House
November 5-13: November Fall Break
November 11: Remembrance Day
November 12: Discover your future at Youth Day - Farmfair International
November 14-18: Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
November 20: National Child Day
November 29: Strathcona County - Youth Employment Fair
ApplyAlberta is an online application system that allows you to apply to one or more of Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions through a common starting point. Please contact Guidance Counsellor email@example.com for assistance.
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MyPass is an Alberta Education self-service website set up for Alberta students to:
- View diploma exam results and request rescores
- Register to write a diploma exam
- Order High School transcripts
- View progress towards a credential (diploma or certificate)
- View and print a Detailed Academic Report (DAR)
- View student personal information
How do I register?
1. Google myPass or go to https://public.education.alberta.ca/PASI/myPass
2. To register for an account, you will need
- your Alberta Student Number (ASN) this is the longer 9-digit number
- a personal email address (do not use your school email)
- your date of birth
Check out the PDF document below with step by step instructions. Contact Guidance Counsellor firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance!
Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.
Are you looking to explore future career options and plan your high school courses?
You can start by completing a few career exploration quizzes! Once you have the results and a few ideas of career areas you would like to explore, connect with your school counsellor, administrator or success coach for further information and guidance.
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.
Peer Group- Sherwood Park
Strathcona County youth who are interested in seeking entry-level positions are encouraged to attend this event.
School Advisory Council
Meetings are held in-person and virtually starting at 6 p.m. Regular attendance is not required. Please check out our school calendar and NSO Weekly News for scheduled School Council Meetings. Please email email@example.com to have the virtual code emailed to you.
Scheduled Meeting dates:
October 20, 2022 (Minutes attached below)
November 23, 2022
January 25, 2023
March 15, 2023
Student Services- Wellness
Mindfulness Activity Week 5: Set a timer for 10 minutes. Lie on your back or sit in a comfortable position. Allow your eyes to close and widen your awareness and listen to the sounds around you that come and go. Was it difficult to keep your attention on the sounds? Raye, J. A year of mindfulness.