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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Upgrading helped me find my path

I wasn't stoked about upgrading after high school, but I'm glad I stuck with it because upgrading helped me discover my passion.

Upcoming events

October 25/26: Parent Student Teacher Conferences via pre-booking

October 29: NAIT - University of Lethbridge - Mount Royal University - Open House

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 17: Rupertsland Get Ahead of Your Future Career Exploration

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 elli.hansen@eips.ca for assistance.

Dealing with social anxiety

Social anxiety can make going to school a challenge, so here are some ways to cope.

Job Fair Alert

Want to know more about these participating companies, what jobs they are hiring for AND create a strong long lasting impression? Join on Thursday, October 27 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm at Fort Saskatchewan location: #101, 9821 108 Street
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From self-directed high school to university

How I learned to take responsibility for my education and choose my own path by enrolling in a self-directed high school program.

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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 elli.hansen@eips.ca for assistance!

Learning Clicks

Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.

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Are you looking to explore future career options and plan your high school courses?

Plan your Career with ALIS

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

Are you interested in connecting with other students at Next Step in Sherwood Park? Are you looking for ways to be involved with the community, giving back and learning about mindfulness, self-care? Are you looking for a way to share your journey or support others with theirs? Success Coach Aley is leading a Peer Group of students looking to connect with other students! The group meets 3:30-4:30 pm every Monday. If you are interested please email Aley at aley.kulbaba@eips.ca
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Strathcona County -Youth Employment Job Fair Nov 29

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 nextstep@eips.ca 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

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Student Services- Wellness

Practicing Self Care and Mindfulness is super important for our mental health and success in school. By practicing self care and mindfulness activities, you are learning how to manage stress, worries and anxiety. To learn more about mindfulness, selfcare or to access support please reach out to our Success Coaches Aley.Kulbaba@eips.ca , Janet.Clarkson@eips.ca or our School Counsellor Elli.Hansen@eips.ca

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.

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Salisbury Sabres parent Information.

Hours of Operation

Students & families can access our campus during the following times:

Monday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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