AJS Weekly Bison Tracks

December 21, 2021

Important Dates

  • December 22 - January 4 - Christmas Break
  • January 5, Day 1 - Classes Resume
  • January 5, 2:14 p.m. - Early Dismissal - Staff Meeting
  • January 11 - Final Exam Sittings Begin (see schedule below)
  • January 14 - Drama 10/20/30 Performance
  • January 18, 6:00 p.m. - EIPS Secondary French Immersion Info Session (In-Person)
  • January 18, 6:00 p.m. - Virtual Showcase: Agriculture – Plant Systems (Free)
  • January 24, 6:30 p.m. - School Council Meeting (In-person and Virtual)
  • January 24, 6:30 p.m. - EIPS High School Information Night (Gr 8 & 9 Students and Parents)
  • January 27 - Family Literacy Day
  • January 31 - Professional Learning Day (no classes)
  • February 1 - Second semester begins
  • February 1 - Returning student registration opens for 2022-23


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AJS School Council is excited to begin a weekly staff recognition initiative! The staff at AJS go above and beyond to care for our kids every single day. What better way to say "thank you" than with a staff kudos!

Parents and students are welcome to fill out the Google form below, offering meaningful recognition to ANY member of the AJS staff. Your positive message will then be shared with the intended recipient.

Ardrossan Jr/Sr High Staff Recognition 2021-2022

Sometimes school can be tough... now is the chance to show your appreciation for the people that make the journey brighter along the way!


A friendly reminder when dropping off or picking up students, please do not use the front of the school between the hours of 8:20 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. which is designated for buses only. We will have a new Bus Monitor starting in the new year who will only allow buses through during the designated times. You are welcome to drive to the back of the school for pick-ups and drop-offs.

As well, when driving to the back of the school, there is no stopping at the entrance. Traffic must flow. Please pull off to the side if you need to stop.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Mentor/Study Buddy

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CPF Tutoring Program

Join Our Virtual Tutoring Program Waitlist!

The next session begins January 24, 2022!

Are you a CPF member looking for help with your child's French as a second language (FSL) studies? Look no further! The popular CPF Virtual Tutoring Program for children ages 5 to 14 is coming back this winter!

Registration opens January 5, 2022.

You can now JOIN THE WAITLIST to stay updated regarding the next sessions.

For more information, click here.

Christmas Break

Ardrossan Junior Senior High will close for the Christmas break at the end of the day on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. The school will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. During this time, if you have any school-related questions or concerns, contact Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Central Services at 780-464-3477.

EIPS Central Services Christmas Break Hours

Open December 22 and 23; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Dec. 23, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2022

Open January 4; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*for location and contact information visit www.eips.ca.

From everyone at Elk Island Public Schools, we wish all of you a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth

Are you an Indigenous youth in Canada looking to pursue post-secondary education? The RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth could help you achieve your post-secondary goals. Apply today!

Now open for applications until January 5, 2022.

The RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth will award 20 scholarships annually valued up to $10,000 each per year (up to 4 years) to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada demonstrating strong academic performance and community involvement. RBC has been providing a scholarship for Indigenous students to complete post-secondary education since 1992. To date, more than $1.8 million dollars have been awarded to 198 Indigenous youth across Canada pursuing post-secondary education.


Entrance scholarship applications close soon at the U of A!

Our application-based entrance scholarship competition closes on January 12, 2022. Please note, a campus computing ID (CCID) is required in order to apply for entrance scholarships. In order to receive a CCID in time to work on a scholarship application over the winter closure, the last safe day to apply for admission is December 22, 2021. In general, it takes 2-3 business days for a CCID to be generated. uab.ca/awards

Athletic Dates

  • January 5, 5:00 p.m. - Sr. Varsity Men's Basketball vs. Parkland Immanuel Christian
  • January 5, 6:30 p.m. - Sr. Varsity Women's Basketball vs. Louis St. Laurent
  • January 6, 5:30 p.m. - Jr. Varsity Men's Basketball vs. Beaumont
  • January 7 & 8 - Jr. Sr. Basketball Bison Bowl Invitational Tournament
  • January 7 & 8 - Sr. Varsity Basketball Tournament @ Beaumont Composite
  • January 10, 5:00 p.m. - Sr. Varsity Women's Basketball vs. Holy Trinity
  • January 10, 5:30 p.m. - Sr. Varsity Men's Basketball vs. St. Albert
  • January 11, 4:00 p.m. - Jr. Sr. Girl's Basketball vs. Rudolph Hennig
  • January 11, 5:15 p.m. - Jr. Sr. Boy's Basketball vs. Rudolph Hennig

Cafeteria Menu

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