AJS Weekly Bison Tracks

May 6, 2022

Important Dates

  • May 6 - Professional Learning Day (no classes)
  • May 9, 9:00 a.m. - Grade 9 Celebration Information Assembly
  • May 9, 6:30 p.m. - School Council Meeting
  • May 17 - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
  • May 20 - School Closure Day
  • May 23 - Victoria Day (Statutory Holiday)
  • May 24, 6:00 p.m. - Junior High Band Concert - Band 7
  • May 24, 7:15 p.m. - Junior High Band Concert - Band 8
  • May 24, 8:30 p.m. - Junior High Band Concert - Band 9
  • May 25, 6:30 p.m. - Senior High Band Concert
  • May 25, 7:30 p.m. - Senior Jazz Band
  • May 25 - Session de préparation #1-DELF-compréhension écrite-orale
  • May 26 - Session de préparation #2- DELF-production écrite
  • May 27 - Session de préparation #3-DELF-production orale
  • May 27 & 28 - a.d.c. Performance presents "The Brother's Grimm Spectaculathon"
  • May 31-June 3 - Western Days


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AJS School Council Meeting - May 9, 2022

Ardrossan Jr. Sr. High will be hosting our regularly scheduled School Council meeting on Monday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. There will be 2 formats that you can access. Either in-person or virtually using Google Meets.

Please RSVP to michelle.hothem-bumbry@eips.ca by no later than Monday, May 9 at noon and indicate if you are attending in-person or via Google Meet with your e-mail address.

A Google meeting link will be emailed out by 6:00 p.m. on Monday to those that RSVP. Please find the agenda and minutes from our previous meeting below. We hope that you can join us.

AJS School Council Meeting Minutes – March 14, 2022

AJS School Council Agenda – May 9, 2022 (to be provided closer to the meeting)

Deadline Extended! Order Your Yearbook 2021/2023 Today!

Great news! We have extended the deadline to order your copy of the yearbook. Don't miss out! If you haven't already ordered your copy, please do so through the PowerSchool Parent Portal under Fees. Deadline is May 27.
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Ardrossan Drama Company Show!

The Ardrossan Drama Company Presents: "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" by Don Zolidis, MAY 27-28.

Tickets are FREE To reserve online, seating is first come first served, and we will be collecting donations at the door.

Come support our talented cast and crew from grades 7-12! For further details follow the link: https://adc2022.eventbrite.com

Student Council Event

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EIPS Drone Camp A Success

On April 30 and May, Bev Facey hosted the EIPS Drone Camp 2022 which had students from around the school division take part in level one instruction by Volatus Aerospace. Students learned piloting skills, how to set automated flight paths, and explored careers.

One of our very own students, Katherine G. had the opportunity to attend the camp. Here is her experience in her very own words:

"At drone camp this past weekend (April 29 and 30), I learned a lot about flying drones and what kind of stuff the drone industry is about. The first day was a lot of piloting, we ended up making an obstacle course to fly through at the end. The second day was about half photography/videography and half coding. The photography part was simple but probably my favorite, we got to try out a bunch of different angles and types of shots. The coding was harder, but my group did pretty well and we were able to troubleshoot and get it to work. Overall, I had a good time and am happy to have a skill I might be able to use for making videos in the future."


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!

Become a Mentor or Sign-up for a Study Buddy

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Grad Yearbook Write-Ups

Hey grads! Time to submit your yearbook write-ups. Deadline for write-ups is May 27. Link to the form is below.

Grad Yearbook Write-Up

Student Transportation: 2022-23 registration is now open

Planning to use Student Transportation in the 2022-23 school year? If so, make sure your child is registered so Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) can plan routes and send your child a bus pass before the first day of school.

All students who indicated needing transportation services through the returning student registration process are now registered. Families registered will received tentative route schedules and invoices by the end of the month—fees are due June 30, 2022.

For those students who didn’t indicate needing transportation service through the pre-enrolment process and want to now register, simply contact EIPS Student Transportation at 780-417-8151 or email st@eips.ca.

For more information about EIPS Student Transportation visit www.eips.ca/transportation.

NOTE: Families can pay fees online using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. To pay in-person contact Student Transportation to make an appointment.

Favourite Family Feast Contest

EIPS is looking for junior high and senior high students who love cooking and want to share that passion with the world. Enter EIPS’ Favourite Family Feast Contest and you could win one of two awesome culinary arts prize packs—and better yet, be named Top Junior or Top Senior Chef for 2022.

Walk-Run Competition

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Department News

  • The Physics 20 class enjoyed some beautiful spring weather while investigating centripetal forces.
  • The Esthetics 10 class learned how to apply make-up and Esthetics 11 practiced theatrical make-up application.

AJS Junior High Track & Field Day

The AJS junior high track and field day will be held on Friday, May 13. There will be a concession stand set up with snacks, hotdogs and drinks. Cash only. Rain out date is scheduled for the following Tuesday, May 17. Go Bisons!

Athletic Dates

May 9, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Women's Soccer vs. St. Oscar Romero

May 11, 8:30 a.m. - Senior High Track & Field - Grey Division Mini-Meet

May 11, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Women's Soccer vs. Strathcona Christian

May 11, 4:15 p.m. - Senior High Slo-Pitch vs. St. Albert

May 12, 4:00 p.m. - Ardrossan Bisons Football 7 on 7 Event

May 12, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Men's Soccer vs. Maurice Lavallee

May 12-14 - Senior Men's Handball Provincials

May 13 - AJS Junior High Track and Field Day

May 16, 4:15 p.m. - Senior High Slo-Pitch vs. McNally

May 16, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Women's Soccer vs. St. Albert

May 17, 8:30 a.m. - Senior High Track & Field - Grey Divisional Meet

May 17 - AJS Junior High Track and Field Day (Rain out day)

May 17, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Men's Soccer vs. Bellerose

May 18, 4:15 p.m. - Senior High Slo-Pitch vs. Salisbury

May 18, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Women's Soccer vs. Memorial

May 19 - Ardrossan Bisons Football 7 on 7 Event

May 24, 4:00 p.m. - Bisons Football Spring Camp

May 24, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Men's Soccer vs. St. Oscar Romero

May 25, 4:00 p.m. - Bisons Football Spring Camp

May 25, 4:15 p.m. - Senior High Slo-Pitch vs. M.E. LaZerte

May 25, 4:15 p.m. - Senior Men's Soccer vs. St. Albert

May 26, 8:45 a.m. - Senior High Track & Field - City Championship

May 26, 4:00 p.m. - Ardrossan Bisons Football 7 on 7 Event

May 27, 4:00 p.m. - Bisons Football Spring Camp

Women's Soccer at Portage College

Portage College in Lac La Biche is recruiting female student-athletes for the upcoming Fall 2022 semester. If you are interested in playing collegiate soccer while completing post-secondary studies with a scholarship, please visit Student Services for more information.

Off Campus Education Information Sessions

Monday, May 16 from 6:00-6:30 p.m. Click here to join the meeting

Monday, June 13 from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Sessions will focus on opportunities for students with Work Experience and Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) requirements to get started earning credits and hours this summer!

VCAD Virtual Open House - May 18th

The Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD) is hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 18 at 5:00 p.m. Discover all the exciting programs VCAD has to offer. You can chat with instructors and staff about their art and design programs. Whether you're in Calgary, Vancouver, or anywhere else in Canada, you will receive the top education in Art and Design. RSVP here.

Alberta’s Legislative Assembly Page Program

Pages are high school students who work in the Chamber during Session and assist Members of the Legislative Assembly as they debate in the House. Pages also work to support other branches of the Legislative Assembly Office by participating in ceremonies and assisting with administrative tasks. The Page Program is open to all applicants entering grades 10, 11, and 12 who will be 15 years old by September 1st, 2022. Application deadline is May 31, 2022. Check out the Page Program (assembly.ab.ca) for details about applying.

Student Opportunities

Strathcona Septic- is looking for mature students to do odd jobs, driving for deliveries, and possibly driving small vac units. Driver’s license is required. Qualified students may send a resume and cover letter directly to rdaigle@strathconaseptic.ca.

Great 8 Construction- is looking to hire motivated and responsible students to join their construction company. Students will gain hands on experience in both interior and exterior work, including framing, trim work, custom millwork, hanging doors and ceiling systems, stairs, and deck fabrication. Punctuality, a positive attitude and dealing with direct to customer interactions are standard requirements. Qualified students can send a resume and cover letter directly to info@great8construction.ca

Bayer Crop Science Opportunity Scholarship

Are you a graduating Grade 12 student looking for a bit of 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 application deadline is June 8, 2022.

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 2022. The program has added two scholarships specifically for students who identify as Indigenous and want to explore agriculture and food education. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on demonstrated academic achievement, leadership in their community and their vision for how they will contribute to Canadian agriculture in the future.

Refer to the scholarship details to review the program guidelines, connect to Scholarship Partners Canada—a division of Universities Canada who serve as the independent administrator for the Bayer Crop Science Opportunity Scholarship program—and apply.

ATCO Indigenous Education Awards

The ATCO Indigenous Education Awards Program recognizes Indigenous students who demonstrate leadership capabilities and strive to be role models in their school and communities.

There are three different awards available:

  • Merit awards ($500) – for students completing grades 10-12, including upgrading.
  • Bursaries ($1,000) – for students enrolled in trade, diploma or certificate programs.
  • Scholarships ($1,500) – for students enrolled in degree or graduate programs.

The application deadline is Aug. 15, 2022.

Youth Entrepreneurship Mentorship Program

Canadian Imperial College, in collaboration with non-profit Canadian Imperial Advantage, is offering the Youth Entrepreneurship Mentorship Program (YEMP) this summer. YEMP is a 12-week long empowerment program for youth and budding entrepreneurs ages 15-35 years who’re interested in starting a business or learning the basics of entrepreneurship. At completion, youth will gain basic knowledge and skills to become entrepreneurs. Participants will be paired with mentors for guidance, to move forward in their business or career, and develop their networks in the community. The program runs every Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 27 to Aug. 16, 2022.
Letter of introduction | Register

Storwell Bursary for Foster Children

Storwell Self Storage has re-launched its Foster Children Bursary. Storwell offers an annual bursary of $2,000 to support foster children as they pursue their post-secondary education and to help them as they progress into a new and exciting stage of their lives. The application deadline is Sept. 1, 2022.

Strathcona County Information

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Strathcona County Winter Trail Survey

Strathcona County is looking for resident feedback on its approach to clearing County-maintained trails and pathways. Feedback from residents and stakeholders will help the County understand whether the current approach is meeting community needs and where improvements can be made.

The survey takes 10 minutes to complete and will close on Wednesday, May 11.

Cafeteria Menu

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