NSO Weekly News
May 15-20, 2023
Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville
We hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! Monday is Instructional day #62 of 85, as such we are now 73% of the way through semester 2 for non-diploma courses. Students are required to check in and meet with their instructor(s) weekly. It is recommended that multiple check ins occur each week to ensure successful completion of academic course work. Students not adhering to the weekly check in schedule may be removed from the course. Have a great week and stay safe! #gogreen
Mr. B. Spady Principal & Mrs. K. Porter Assistant Principal
Congratulations to Next Step student Chris Hammer’s dance group who has moved into the finals of Canada’s got talent!
May 15: ELA 9 PAT Part A
May 16: World Education Support Personnel Day
May 19: School Closure
May 22: Victoria Day -No School
May 29: Provincial Election
May 30: Fort Saskatchewan First Nations Family Social
June 7: Early Dismissal
June 8-10: ELA 30 & Social 30 Diploma Exam Prep Sign Up
June 9: Next Step Graduation Ceremony 2:30pm Shell Theatre
June 10-11: Math 30-1/2 Diploma Exam Prep Sign Up
June 12: ELA 30-1/2 Part A Diploma
June 13: Social 30-1/2 Part A Diploma
June 16: Math 30-1/2 Diploma
June 16: Grade 9 Farewell Celebration
June 17-18: Biology, Chemistry, Physics Diploma Exam Prep Sign Up
June 19: Last Instructional Day
June 19: ELA 30-1/2 Part B Diploma
June 20: Social 30-1/2 Part A Diploma
June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 22: Biology 30 Diploma
June 23: Chemistry 30 Diploma
June 26: Physics 30 Diploma
June 27: Science 30 Diploma
June 28: Last operational day
July 4: Summer School starts
June 8-10 ELA 30-1 & Social 30-1, June 10-11 Math 30-1/2 and June 17-18 Biology 30, Chemistry 30 & Physics 30
MacEwan High School Upgrading & Foundations Info Session
May 15, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. online via Zoom.
Join us to learn more about how University Preparation (High School Upgrading) can help you get into your goal post-secondary program. This information session will include an overview of admission requirements, courses, the application process, and funding. The session will also include an overview of the Alberta Foundation Program, a program designed to help students who need a combination of English language support and upgrading.
Register to attend: https://www.macewan.ca/campus-life/events/details/?eventid=2023/05/sce-high-school-upgrading-5
Summer School runs July 4-28 at Bev Facey Community High. Diploma Exams August 1-10.
Young Women in Tech- STEM Camp
ASET, NAIT and EIPS are collaborating for a second time to provide an opportunity for 16 female students from Elk Island Public Schools to attend NAIT for a full day on May 27 to explore the Instrumentation Technology program. Interested students should discuss the opportunity with firstname.lastname@example.org Sign up deadline May 17!
Students wishing to enroll will need to complete the following form: https://forms.office.com/r/1v92JCikW6
Canada Summer Jobs
Canada Summer Jobs is a government program that helps employers create jobs for young Canadians across the country. These jobs are then posted on the federal Job Bank for a limited time to help young people find them. New jobs will be added regularly as they’re approved for funding by the Canada Summer Jobs program. To apply for one of these jobs, you must be:
- Between 15 and 30 years of age and have a Valid Social Insurance Number.
In addition to the Canada Summer Jobs program, there are several other resources available to young Canadians, including government work placements, paid internships and volunteer opportunities.
Your mental health is affected by numerous factors in your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships. In this section, you will find resources to help you stay mentally fit and healthy.
Order your personalized Next Step clothing gear via Entripy Shops!
Next Step Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 9 at the Shell Theatre, (DOW Centre) Fort Saskatchewan. Tickets will be available at no cost to families. Each graduate will be able to receive up to 8 tickets. Students will receive their graduation gown, cap, tassel and stole prior to the graduation ceremony. Students keep their cap, tassel and stole. There is no cost to students for taking Grad portraits.
Support your well-being. Check out free online programming, workshops and services available for adults and seniors, youth parents/caregivers, counselling and support services.
Bayer Crop Science Opportunity Scholarship
Are you a graduating Grade 12 student looking for help to finance your post-secondary education in agriculture, food science or culinary arts? If so, apply for one of 32 scholarships, each valued at $3,000, offered by Bayer Crop Science. The deadline is June 8.
The Bayer Crop Science Opportunity Scholarship program is available to graduating Grade 12 students entering their first year of post-secondary education in agriculture, food science or a culinary program at a Canadian university or college of their choice in the fall of 2023. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on demonstrated academic achievement, leadership in their community and their vision for how they’ll contribute to Canadian agriculture in the future. scholarship details
RCMP Youth Camp
From July 24-28, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Youth Camp takes place at the RCMP “K” Division Headquarters in Edmonton. The camp runs Sunday to Friday and is open to any individual between the ages of 16 to 19 who is a resident of Alberta. The camp offers young adults a chance to find out what it’s like to be a police officer in training. These activities may include drill, fitness, police defensive tactics, forensics, Major Crime Unit, Emergency Response Team and much more!
The May edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter is a special edition in recognition of Mental Health Week!
Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.
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.