BFH Falcons View
April 19-23, 2021
“You can be comfortable or courageous but you cannot be both!”
Have a great week! Mrs. Orr, Mr. Shudra, Mrs. Williamson, & Mr. Spady
Weekly Schedule Quarter 4 (April 21-June 25)
National Volunteer Week April 18-24
Cafeteria service will be closed for the week of April 19-23
Monday, April 19
BFH Administration meeting 7:15 a.m.
EIPS Parent & Grade 12 Student Survey continues
Tuesday, April 20
EIPS Parent & Grade 12 Student Survey Closes
PowerScheduler Staff Training 9 a.m.
High School Principal School Education Plan workshop 1 p.m.
School Council Meeting 6 p.m. https://meet.google.com/scd-qcwd-urx
Virtual Gathering of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Parents and Families 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21 *Quarter 4 starts
Administrative Professionals' Day
National Canadian Film Day https://canadianfilmday.ca/
Skills Canada Provincial Competitions
S.C.O.R.E. (Student Council On Race Education) meeting in room 297 @11:30 a.m.
EIPS Leadership meeting 1 p.m.
Keeping them Safe while Helping them Grow presentation 7 p.m. https://bit.ly/3vfw0Ed
Thursday, April 22
Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.
Spectrum-GSA club meeting at 11:40 a.m. in room 218 (FLI)
Friday, April 23
Alberta Education Assurance Survey for Grade 10 parents closes
Model United Nations Club meeting at 11:40 a.m. in room 159
Check out a virtual school tour and hear from our students about their Facey Experience!
2021 EIPS Parent Survey Closes April 20
Families are asked a series of questions about their experiences with EIPS and Bev Facey, the overall performance of the Division, the quality of education being provided to students and areas for improvement. The survey feedback helps the Division develop new strategies to better serve students and the wider community. Survey closes Tuesday, April 20
School Council Meeting
Tuesday, April 20 @ 6 p.m. Google Meet Code: https://meet.google.com/scd-qcwd-urx
School Council supports and provides the opportunity to advise administration and school board on matters relating to the school and education. School Council is made up of parents, staff, students and community members. Participants have the opportunity to hear reports from the school administration, student representatives, and committee of school councils' representative, as well as a report from the EIPS Board Chair, Trustee Boymook. Approved minutes https://www.bevfacey.ca/parents/parent-council
Next meeting: May 18 at 6 p.m.
Virtual Gathering of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Parents and Families
Tuesday, April 20 @ 7 p.m.
The First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team is continuing the conversation through virtual gatherings specifically for First Nations, Métis and Inuit parents and families who are curious to learn more about the supports offered throughout EIPS. It's an opportunity for First Nations, Métis and Inuit parents to gather together and engage in conversation in partnership with the EIPS First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team. We thank all families for joining us in our gatherings and sharing your stories.
Session #3: Looking back and looking forward
- Looking back: Highlights from around EIPS
- Looking forward: What are your hopes for your child/ren? What does success and achievement look like as part of our EIPS family?
For more information or if you're interested in participating, reach out to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit education lead teacher Mrs. Shepherd firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinar: Keeping them Safe while Helping them Grow: Supporting children’s emotional growth in challenging times
Wednesday, April 21 @ 7 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Alex Russell, Registered Psychologist and Author
Knowing when and how to support our children at school is never easy. The dangers presented by a pandemic only add to the challenge of balancing the need to protect our children, on the one hand, while continuing to support their emotional growth on the other. This workshop offers clear guidelines to help parents navigate these challenges while maintaining close and supportive relationships with their children. To attend, click on JOIN NOW at the time of the event.
Alberta Education Assurance Survey (Accountability Pillar)
Parents of students in grade 10 have received their Alberta Education Assurance Survey (formerly known as the Accountability Pillar Survey) in the mail. The survey package will contain a letter from the Education Minister and a Random Access Code that parents will use to access the survey online. Please take a moment to complete this survey as your input is very important to Facey. The data is utilized in our annual School Education Plan. The deadline for completion is Friday, April 23, 2021. Thank you!
Student Support Resources
SOLARO (Student Oriented Learning, Assessment, and Reporting Online) is a comprehensive digital resource that provides all the benefits and features of castle Rock’s printed guides with the added value of more robust content and many more practice questions. The same year-end tests from THE KEY are available in SOLARO, along with the released questions from the latest diploma exams. Some of the many exciting features of SOLARO are:
– useful as a supplemental resource that reinforces concepts covered in the classroom.
– limitless practice tests for every course provides students with an alternative to item banks.
– mix of text, multimedia, video, and interactive content.
– SOLARO is available for additional Courses that are not currently offered in print.
Offering SOLARO at a rate of $16.00 per student for an annual license which will provide each student with unlimited access for up to ten courses for the entire school year. As a 100% digital solution, SOLARO eliminates the need to print and deliver physical products.
Please place your order online at https://schoolorders.solaro.com/3340 between April 13, 2021 and May 14, 2021.
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University of Alberta High School Youth Researcher Summer Program (HYRS)
The University of Alberta and Alberta Innovates invites Grade 11 students currently registered in high school in Alberta to apply for the High school Youth Researcher Summer Program (HYRS). The purpose of the HYRS program is to provide students from around the province hands-on experience in biomedical and health-related research, and introduce them to the spectrum of health profession career-options.
Students selected to participate in the HYRS program will work on a variety of health research projects in the areas of cardiology, cell biology, genetics, biomedical engineering, population health, epidemiology, health education and a host of other health research areas. Due to COVID 19 restrictions it is likely that project work and supervision will occur remotely.
Interested students must complete the online application and ensure their references submit their letters by midnight on Sunday, May 2, 2021. For more information please check out HYRS Student Summer Research Program 2021
School Goals 2018-2022
GOAL 1: More students and families are connected and engaged in the school community.
(EIPS Priority 3, Goal 1)
GOAL 2: More students are engaged in their learning and achieve excellence.
(EIPS Priority 2, Goal 4)
GOAL 3: Students are empowered to become active citizens who exemplify the virtues of the Facey Way.
(EIPS Priority 2, Goal 1)
Please see below our School Education Plan for Year 3 (2020-21) and our EIPS Results Review School Education Plan package for 2019-2020.
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Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship
The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship is a non-competitive scholarship that recognizes and rewards the academic achievement of senior high school students and encourages them to pursue post-secondary studies. Value up to $2,500.
Apply once your official high school transcript marks are available after your grade 12 year and when enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies. Please see the chart regarding course requirements or contact your grade level administrator. https://studentaid.alberta.ca/scholarships-and-awards/alexander-rutherford-scholarship/
- Thank you Ms. Schafer for organizing the Horticulture Program for the online plant sale!
- Thank you Mrs. Nicholl for organizing our school textbook collection!
- Thank you Mrs. Gagnon for organizing our Science experiments & Labs!
- Thank you Mr. Wilson and the GOALS program for organizing the copy room!
- Thank you Mrs. Radke for organizing student registrations!
- Thank you Ms. Letby for organizing school supplies & preparing for the online plant sale!
- Thank you Mrs. VandeWetering for helping organize the Culinary foods area!
- Thank you Mr. Woodard, Mr. Suffern, Mrs. Steele-Watts, & Mrs. Brackenbury for organizing Skills Canada students!
- Thank you Mr. Sutherland, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Strohschein, & Mrs. Orr for helping supervise Skills Canada students!
- Thank you Mrs. Tattrie, Mr. MacKinnon, & Mrs. Radke for organizing exam accommodations!
Important Dates 2021
April 30-May 2 Strathcona County Student Art Competition, Show and Sale
May 1-16 WISEST Science Odyssey Week (U of A)
May 3-7 Education Week
May 3 Online Facey Plant Sale opens
May 3 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.
May 5 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.
May 5 Hats On! for Mental Health Day
May 7 Staff Professional Learning- No School
May 7 E-Sports wrap up
May 8 WISEST at Science Rendezvous
May 18 School Council Meeting 6 p.m.
May 18 Young Women in Trades & Technologies Virtual Mentorship Series 5 p.m.
May 19 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-8 p.m.
May 20 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.
May 21 School Closure- No School
May 24 Victoria Day- No School
May 26 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.
May 31 BFH Feeder School Meeting 9 a.m.
June 2 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal 2:14 p.m.
June 17 Board of Trustees Meeting 10 a.m.
June 23-25 Graduation (times to be announced)
June 25 Semester 2 ends
June 28 Staff Operational Day
Bev Facey Community High
Bev Facey Community High School was officially opened in the fall of 1981. It is home to almost 1050 students and is known for its diversity of programming, and excellent performing arts, athletics and diploma results.
Bev Facey's many programs foster a culture of acceptance, support, fair play and excellence. Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, CTS Programs as well as Leadership opportunities all give students the opportunity to achieve excellence.