BFH Falcons' View

May 29 to June 2, 2023

Principal's Message

Dear Falcon students and families,

I hope you all had an awesome weekend! This past week, and more importantly the weekend, saw us celebrating some amazing Bev Facey graduates! The week started with our fantastic students experiencing a number of fun, Grad Week inspired theme days, and I was so impressed with our Grade 12s and their buy in on these unifying days. The Graduation ceremony on Saturday was fantastic and held testament to our incredible Bev Facey graduates. Beginning with the amazing job done by our Mistress and Master of Ceremonies, and the wonderful singing of the anthem. They also never failed to deliver as the ceremony continued. As a group they spoke eloquently and with style when called upon in their response to our staff, their parents, and in the wonderful valedictorian address. It was easy to see how brilliant they are as a graduating cohort. I am so proud of this group and the things that they have accomplished.

This continued to be evident as they joined us back at our the school for the "Facey Formal," where they celebrated as a group with family and friends on the dance floor, and in congratulating those peers who were voted for in the 2023 Facey Formal Grad Choice Awards. It was an amazing night that was made even better by this impressive Grad class's incredible support for one another. I was incredibly proud and privileged to be a part of this year's graduating class's events and celebrations.

On that note, I hope you all have an excellent Sunday evening and a fantastic week, and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Ken Wlos


Bev Facey Community High School

Bev Facey Grad Video & Graduation Day Video
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BFCHS School Council

Next Meeting- September, 2023. Our School Council is vital to our school community and has the opportunity to provide advice on the development of the school's mission, vision, and philosophy.

Bev Facey Staff Recognition Form

“Bev Facey has some amazing staff and we want to celebrate them. Tell us how someone at Bev Facey has made your experience positive and has demonstrated The Facey Way. We want to hear from you!”

BFCHS Musical Theatre has an awesome run of "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat!"

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Photographer of the Week - Gwen Townsend

Congratulations to Gwen Townsend (Photography 30) on some amazing mountain photos from the recent Photography trip to Banff National Park. Showing off a sweet combination of technical and compositional skill, Gwen created some beautiful pics.

Bev Facey School Council Staff Appreciation Event 2023

Wednesday, June 7th, 3:15-5pm

99 Colwill Boulevard

Sherwood Park, AB

Dear Parents & Guardians,

On Wednesday June 7, 2023, Bev Facey School Council is hosting our Staff Appreciation event. This has historically been an annual event, and this year our school council will continue the tradition. It's a great opportunity for our Facey families to recognize ALL staff for their work, care and dedication to our children, and we know that many families would like to contribute to the success of this event.

Historically, Staff Appreciation has included a luncheon of donated food items to be enjoyed at the final staff meeting of the school year. As well, in the past there have been donations of items used as door prizes. This year we are happy to report that we will be putting on a BBQ for the staff after the staff meeting on Wednesday, June 7.

We will be accepting monetary donations which Pam Smith (our School Council Staff Appreciation Leader) will use to purchase food items for the BBQ. If you are interested in making a donation, gift cards and monies will be gratefully accepted in the front office. If you place it in an envelope with your email address, I can send you an email confirmation of receipt of your donation. As well we can accept e-transfers to and send confirmation. Please make a note in your etransfer that it is for Staff Appreciation and include your first and last name. Any questions please reach out to Pam Smith.

If you would like to be a part of this wonderful day and help volunteer, please email Pam Smith for more information on how you can help.

EIPS Annual Education Results Report

Every year, Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) publishes an Annual Education Results Report, which outlines the Division’s Four-Year Education Plan, opportunities for growth and how it’s supporting students to achieve the best possible outcomes. Read through this year’s EIPS Annual Education Results Report 2021-22 and discover how EIPS fosters learning environments for all students to learn, grow and thrive—and why it matters.

May Spotlight: cultivating high-quality learning environments and experiences

· Power of Kindness: Creates welcoming, inclusive, respectful, and safe learning environments in schools

· Building Blocks: How effective planning, management and infrastructure is supporting learning

· Raising the bar: Evidence-based practices that are enhancing teaching and learning in EIPS

EIPS Four-Year Education Plan: 2022-26
EIPS Three-Year Capital Plan: 2024-27

Falcons Clean Up at Metro Track & Field City Championships

Final Exams are right around the corner!

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BFCHS Turtle Talk

Tan'si First Nations, Mêtis, Inuit Families.

Are you ready for June?! Grad is done but now here comes the exams. You are all in my thoughts - that Creator will give you moments to enjoy.

Thank you to everyone who took a few minutes to be a part of the Bev Facey FNMI family - even if it was simply by reading the newsletters.

To our Grads - if ever you need support, info or just want to say hi... please get in touch.

Enjoy your summer. I look forward to continuing connection with you all in the new school year.

AND... if you are interested in medicine picking, let me know. I join my Elders every July up in Kehewin First Nation for a day of picking - done in a good way. All are Welcome!

êkosi mâka - as always in a good way....

Candida Shepherd

Weekly Schedule - May 29 to June 2, 2023

Monday - May 29, 2023

  • Provincial Voting Station - Bev Facey's south gym will be a provincial voting center all day.

Tuesday - May 30, 2023

  • BFCHS's Unified team travel to Memorial Composite for the 2023 Metro Unified Games.
  • Cybersecurity Team -Any students interested in being on a cybersecurity team next year meet in room 216 at lunch.

  • Facey Football - Spring camp starts today! Students should talk with Coach Launhardt if they are interested in joining.


Wednesday - May 31, 2023

  • Facey's Interfaith Alliance - meets today at noon in room 270.
  • Opportunity Wednesday- Rewrites are available. Academic coaching available. Bus schedule pick up time is at the normal 3:17 p.m.
  • Women's Soccer - host Ross Sheppard in a playoff game @ 4:15 p.m. at S.A.P. .

Thursday - June 1, 2023

  • C.A.R.E.- Facey’s Culture And Race Engagement Group meet at lunch in room 176.
  • Facey’s Gender & Sexuality Alliance (Spectrum) meets today at lunch in room 218.
  • Track & Field Practice- 3:30 p.m. on the S.A.P. Track

Friday - June 2, 2023

  • Facey’s Gender & Sexuality Alliance (Spectrum) meets today at lunch in room 218.
  • Track & Field Provincials @ Foote Field - a number of our athletes will be participating.

Saturday - June 3, 2023

  • Track & Field Provincials @ Foote Field continues - a number of our athletes will be participating.

Falcon Athletics Schedule - Week of May 29 to June 2, 2023

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Bev Facey Cafeteria Menu May 29 to June 2, 2023

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Bev Facey Instagram

Official account for Bev Facey Community High. Home of the Falcons! #thefaceyway #trueblue

Counsellor's Corner

Lots of activity occurring in the Bev Facey Student Supports area in the next few weeks. Our staff is focused on completing our incoming student course registrations for the 2023-24 school year and providing information for upcoming deadlines to local scholarships.

Test Taking Strategies

The link below will explain some test-taking strategies that can help students improve their test scores. Research shows that the way we approach tests and exams can have a huge impact on the outcome.

Trades in Alberta

Learn about which trades are designated in Alberta and what systems and standards are in place that result in highly qualified tradespeople.

U of A Opportunities for High School Students

There are a variety of programs available to high school students who are interested in exploring research. Visit the website below for more information.

NAIT Upcoming Campus Tour

In-Person Campus Tour July 21.

EIPS Student Opportunity Board

Click the link below to find more information on summer job opportunities.

EIPS Summer School Registration

Awards & Scholarships

*Our Counselors would also like to draw your attention to the many Strathcona County Family Resources available within the community. Please check out the information and flyer below.**

Bev Facey Upcoming Important Dates

June 7, 2023- Staff Meeting (Early Out - 2:17 p.m.)

June 7, 2023- Staff Appreciation Barbecue

June 12, 2023- Part A English 30-1 & 30-2 Diploma Writing Morning and afternoon classes are switched - Morning blocks 3 and 4, afternoon blocks 1 and 2.

June 13, 2023- Part A Social 30-1 & 30-2 Diploma Writing.

June 14, 2023- Athletics Award Ceremony (6:30 p.m.)

June 15, 2023- Last Instructional Day

June 16 to 27, 2023- Diplomas & Final Exams Writing (refer to schedule)

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