NSO Weekly News

May 8-12, 2023

Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville

We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend despite the fire advisories! Our thoughts go out to all families who have been impacted been the changing conditions. Monday is Instructional day #57 of 85, as such we are now 67% of the way through semester 2 for non-diploma courses. Students are required to check in and meet with their instructor(s) weekly. It is recommended that multiple check ins occur each week to ensure successful completion of academic course work. Students not adhering to the weekly check in schedule may be removed from the course. Have a great week and stay safe! #gogreen

Mr. B. Spady Principal & Mrs. K. Porter Assistant Principal

The Moose Hide Campaign

The Moose Hide Campaign began as a BC-born Indigenous-led grassroots movement to engage men and boys in ending violence towards women and children.

Upcoming events

May 11: Moose Hide Campaign Day

May 14: Mother's Day

May 15: ELA 9 PAT Part A

May 16: World Education Support Personnel Day

May 19: School Closure

May 22: Victoria Day -No School

May 29: Provincial Election

May 30: Fort Saskatchewan First Nations Family Social

June 7: Early Dismissal

June 8-10: ELA 30 & Social 30 Diploma Exam Prep

June 9: Next Step Graduation Ceremony

June 10-11: Math 30-1/2 Diploma Exam Prep

June 12: ELA 30-1/2 Part A Diploma

June 13: Social 30-1/2 Part A Diploma

June 16: Math 30-1/2 Diploma

June 16: Grade 9 Farewell Celebration

June Diploma Exam Prep Sessions

June 8-10 ELA 30-1 and Social 30-1, June 10-11 Math 30-1 and Math 30-2 and June 17-18 Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, and Science 30

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Mental Health Resources

Your mental health is affected by numerous factors in your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships. In this section, you will find resources to help you stay mentally fit and healthy.

Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs is a government program that helps employers create jobs for young Canadians across the country. These jobs are then posted on the federal Job Bank for a limited time to help young people find them. New jobs will be added regularly as they’re approved for funding by the Canada Summer Jobs program. To apply for one of these jobs, you must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age and
  • Valid Social Insurance Number.

In addition to the Canada Summer Jobs program, there are several other resources available to young Canadians, including government work placements, paid internships and volunteer opportunities.

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Edmonton Community Foundation's Young Edmonton Grants program


YEG supports projects initiated, led, and organized by young Edmonton and area residents. These grants range from $500-$3,000 and are available for residents between the ages of 13 and 24. Applicants will need to partner with their school or a registered charity to accept the money on their behalf. Application deadline May 15

For more information https://www.ecfoundation.org/grants/young-edmonton-grants/

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Summer School Registration

Summer School runs July 4-28 at Bev Facey Community High. Diploma Exams August 1-10.

Young Women in Tech- STEM Camp

ASET, NAIT and EIPS are collaborating for a second time to provide an opportunity for 16 female students from Elk Island Public Schools to attend NAIT for a full day on Saturday, May 27 to explore the Instrumentation Technology program. Please see details in the attached file.

Interested students should discuss the opportunity with their school or contact Career Pathways at careerpathways@eips.ca Students wishing to enroll will need to complete the following form: https://forms.office.com/r/1v92JCikW6

Order Next Step & Grad Clothing HERE

Order your personalized Next Step clothing gear via Entripy Shops!

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

Strathcona County Family and Community Services

Support your well-being. Check out free online programming, workshops and services available for adults and seniors, youth parents/caregivers, counselling and support services.

Bayer Crop Science Opportunity Scholarship

Are you a graduating Grade 12 student looking for 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 deadline is June 8.

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 2023. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on demonstrated academic achievement, leadership in their community and their vision for how they’ll contribute to Canadian agriculture in the future. scholarship details

EIPS Career Pathways News

Preparing students for life after school.

RCMP Youth Camp

From July 24-28, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Youth Camp takes place at the RCMP “K” Division Headquarters in Edmonton. The camp runs Sunday to Friday and is open to any individual between the ages of 16 to 19 who is a resident of Alberta. The camp offers young adults a chance to find out what it’s like to be a police officer in training. These activities may include drill, fitness, police defensive tactics, forensics, Major Crime Unit, Emergency Response Team and much more!

AHS May Addiction & Mental Health News

The May edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter is a special edition in recognition of Mental Health Week!

Grad Information

Next Step Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 9 at the Shell Theatre, (DOW Centre) Fort Saskatchewan. Tickets will be available at no cost to families. Each graduate will be able to receive up to 8 tickets. Students will receive their graduation gown, cap, tassel and stole prior to the graduation ceremony. Students keep their cap, tassel and stole. There is no cost to students for taking Grad portraits.

Learning Clicks

Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.

Plan your Career with ALIS

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.

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Fort Saskatchewan High

Fort High Information Bulletin

Sabre Scene

Salisbury Sabres parent Information.

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Hours of Operation

Students & families can access our campus during the following times:

Monday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Thursday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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