NSO Weekly News
October 10-15, 2022
Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville
Hey all, we hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend spent with family and friends! Tuesday is Instructional day 27 of 90, and we are now 30% 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
School Advisory Council 2022-23
The Tradesecrets website is your source for information on trades and apprenticeship programs in Alberta.
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. We look forward to meeting with you!
If you are unable to attend we will be hosting our next round of Conferences on November 16/17.
October 13-15: Outreach Council Conference
October 16-22: Bus Safety Week
October 19: Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair 6-8 p.m. Strathcona County Agora
October 20: School Advisory Council meeting 6 p.m.
October 25/26: Parent Student Teacher Conferences via pre-booking
October 29: Strathcona County Youth Job Fair
October 31: Halloween
November 2: Grade 9 Take Our Kids To Work Day
November 4: Remembrance Service
November 2-9: Diploma Exams
November 5-13: November Fall Break
November 11: Remembrance Day
November 12: Discover your future at Youth Day - Farmfair International
From scholarships and bursaries to aboriginal education offices, there are supports to help you succeed in post-secondary.
Post Secondary Open House Information
UBC Engineering October 13-15
Olds College October 14
University of Alberta October 15
The King's University October 15
European Institute of Esthetics October 17
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
Portage College November 1-3
MacEwan University November 5
Red Deer Polytechnic Call to book
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. ApplyAlberta allows you to apply to multiple schools from a single webpage. Please contact Guidance Counsellor firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair October 19
Thinking about attending post-secondary school after graduation? Not sure on the career or sector? Plan to attend this year’s Your Future: Post-Secondary and Career Fair. Hosted by Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS), Your Future brings together colleges, universities, polytechnic and private schools, and sector experts in one place—one of the largest events of its kind in Alberta. The event is free and open to all students in grades 9 through 12. Both students and family members will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from each attending post-secondary institutions; ask questions; talk to experts about various career sectors; learn about future career trends; and much more.
Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Strathcona County Agora 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
How going to university helped me to discover my passions and my learning style.
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.
Student aid funding can help you pay for your education with loans, grants, bursaries, and scholarships.
Steps to plan your future https://youtu.be/SgJQ_f1tOqE
Need help planning your next step after high school? Below are some tools to help you figure things out.
YEG Youth Economic Gatherings Oct 13 & Oct 15
Register at tinyurl.com/youth-edmonton or scan the QR Code. Questions? Please contact email@example.com
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!
The ALIS website will help you figure out your education and career path after high school with quizzes and research tools.
Peer Group- Sherwood Park
Success Coach Aley is leading a Peer Group of students looking to connect, not only individually, but with other students! The group meets 3:30-4:30 pm every Monday. If you are interested please email the Success Coach Aley at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The blue light emitted from screens can cause sleep disturbances, and the stimulation from the technology can delay bedtime.
Student Services- Wellness
Mindfulness Activity Week 4: Call to mind a time when someone helped you. Invite a feeling of thankfulness into your body, heart and mind. Why were you grateful for that help? What difference did it make? Raye, J. A year of mindfulness.
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.