NSO Weekly News
September 26- October 1, 2022
Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville
This week we will be honouring and raising our Treaty 6 and Metis Flags with a joint campus ceremony. On Thursday we ask students and staff to wear orange shirts in a sign of solidarity and in the spirit of reconciliation. Together with Indigenous peoples, we will be commemorating the tragic and painful history and on-going impacts of residential schools.
Have a wonderful week! Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal
Orange Shirt Day Artwork
Resilience is a deconstructed Haida formline design with a mother eagle preserving its juvenile eagle. This design was specifically created for Next Step Orange Shirt Day by Haida artist Michael Bellis. https://michaelbellis.com/ In Haida tradition the eagle symbolizes strength, focus and is the most powerful of all birds. The eagle feather are to bring good luck and honour when gifted and worn.
The Alberta government is committed to walking the path of reconciliation together with Indigenous peoples, and commemorating the tragic and painful history and on-going impacts of residential schools is a vital component of this process. As unmarked graves of former residential school students continue to be discovered across Canada, we must acknowledge the truth of our shared history. Reconciliation-related initiatives in our schools and communities can help Albertans recognize the painful legacy of residential schools and understand how we can come together to offer a better future for all.
September 30 is the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a federal statutory holiday created to honour the survivors of the residential school system, the children who never returned home, as well as their families and communities. Because it’s a school closure day, the Division will recognize the day on September 29. Learn more about the residential school system and events across the country on the Government of Canada website and from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
Alberta's Post-Secondary System, Applying, Indigenous Students, Junior High Students, Practicums and Co-op Placements, Scholarships, Student Aid, Study Abroad
YEG YOUTH ECONOMIC GATHERINGS
Register at tinyurl.com/youth-edmonton or scan the QR Code. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT ARE THESE SESSIONS FOR? Network + get your voice heard by decision makers in the education system, government, and private sector. You'll be able to connect with employers and employment programs. Plus, this is a great experience to add to your resume/use as volunteer hours!
Advice on preparing for post-secondary education while you're still in high school.
Post Secondary Information
Open house dates:
University of Alberta October 15
The King's University October 15
Lakeland College October 21-22
Concordia University of Edmonton October 22
Norquest College October 22
University of Calgary October 22
University of Lethbridge October 29
Mount Royal University October 29
NAIT October 29
Olds College October
Portage College November 1-3
MacEwan University November 5
Red Deer Polytechnic Call to book
How to prepare for an interview and make a good impression on potential employers.
Steps to plan your future https://youtu.be/SgJQ_f1tOqE
September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (schools and Central Services closed)
October 1: Post Secondary registrations open
October 3-7: Read In Week http://readin.ca/
October 5: World Teachers' Day
October 5: early dismissal
October 10: Thanksgiving Day
October 16-22: Bus Safety Week
October 19: Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair 6-8 p.m. Strathcona County Agora
November 12: Discover your future at Youth Day - Farmfair International
Learn how to write an effective résumé as part of our series on getting your first job.
Fem+ Engineering Mentorship Program 2022
The Fem+ Engineering Mentorship Program at the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering is a 7-month mentorship pairing high school students who are women, feminine-presenting and/or identifying, and non-binary with current engineering students! Click here for more information and to apply.
Applications are open until September 30, 2022.
Community Engagement Night at Fort Saskatchewan High
Elk Island Public Schools invites you to our Community Engagement Night at Fort Saskatchewan High School on Thursday, October 6 from 5:00 to 7:30.
Please join us for a hamburger or hot dog, followed by an informative tradeshow-style tour and information sessions showcasing the many resources our schools and community have to offer.
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
Success Coach Aley is starting a Peer Group for students looking to connect, not only individually, but with other students! This group will start October 3 from 3:30-4:30 and will run every Monday! If you are interested in attending this peer group, please email the Success Coach Aley at email@example.com to express your interest or feel free to visit her in the office!
Alberta Health Resources!
- Wellness Together is free mental health and substance use support for people in Canada and Canadians abroad. https://www.wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA
- Hope For Wellness is free mental health and substance use support available 24/7 to all indigenous people of Canada. https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/
- It’s hard to know what’s true about smoking and vaping. https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Tobacco-Smoking-Vaping
Immunize Alberta Website: www.immunizealberta.ca provides information about vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases along with frequently asked questions.
Student Services- Wellness
Mindfulness Activity Week 3: Find a comfortable position and relax. Take 10 deep breaths and silently repeat to yourself: "May I be well". Feel the power of the words and think of one special thing you can do for yourself this week.
Raye, J. A year of mindfulness.
We do require students to sign in or check in upon arrival and sign out when leaving the campus. This process is required as part of our Emergency Readiness planning at each site.