AJS Weekly Bison Tracks

March 19, 2021

Important Dates

  • March 20 - La journée de la francophonie
  • March 22 - Submission Deadline of Healthcare Workers Write-Up and Image
  • March 22 - 24 - Grad Photo Re-takes
  • March 24, a.m. - Junior High Locker Clean-up
  • March 24 - Registration opens for Girls Exploring Trades and Technologies Program
  • March 25 - PJ Day
  • March 26 - Day-in-lieu of Parent-Teacher Interviews (school closed)
  • March 29 to April 2 - Spring Break (school closed)
  • April 5 - Easter Monday (school closed)
  • April 7, 2:14 p.m. - Early Dismissal
  • April 20 - End of Quarter 3
  • April 21 - Start of Quarter 4


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Bonne Journée de la Francophonie!!

"Bonne Journée de la Francophonie!!". Thank you to all the students and staff who joined us today in wearing your blue and white attire to celebrate Franco-Albertan culture. I hope you feel inspired to learn more about la Francophonie in Alberta.

On vous souhaite une très belle Journée de la Francophonie! Merci à tous les élèves et le personnel qui nous ont joints en portant vos beaux habits en bleu et blanc pour célébrer la culture franco-albertaine. J'espère que vous vous sentez inspirés pour en savoir plus sur la francophonie en Alberta.

Do you know a Healthcare Worker?

Student Council want to recognize the Healthcare Workers in our community. If you know someone who works in healthcare, send a small write up and photo to ajsstudentcouncil@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is March 22, 2021.
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Try Commercial Foods Next Quarter!

High School Students! If you have a spare, or would like a change in the morning of Quarter 4, there is currently space available in Commercial Foods.

Drop into Student Services to sign up!

March Madness: A Tournament of Books

March Madness Tournament of Books – the votes are in and our Elite 8 are:

13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Deathnote by Tsugumi Ohba

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

The Outsider by Stephen King
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Stay tuned on Instagram to decide who will be our Final 4 and visit the library to checkout any of our competing books!

Grad Wear is Here!

The first installment of grad wear will be available to pick up on Monday, March 22. Students will be called to the office during lunch to collect their items.

Reminder to Grads!!

Grad Cap and Gown

You can now complete your AJS Grad 2021 cap and gown order. Go to https://forms.gle/EbcwQUvqbhbh4Roi9. Remember to submit only one form per student and include the height of the student's shoes that will be worn at convocation in the height box. We hope to submit all orders to Herff-Jones by April 13, 2021.

Grad Photo Retakes

Grad photo retakes will take place from March 22 to 24. To book an appointment, go to http://www.iconexp.com/ and click on the BOOK NOW link. Click on “Select Event” and choose either Ardrossan Jr-Sr Grad Portraits (taken at the school), or, Icon Studio Portraits. If you choose Icon Studio Portraits, click on “Select Service” and click on Ardrossan Jr/Sr High Studio Portraits (30 Min.). Follow the steps to pick your calendar date/time.

There will be no sitting fee if you return your original sample sheets; however, if you choose to keep them then a $30 fee will be due to ICON at the time of your appointment. ICON will have debit/credit machines available.

Grad Write-Ups and Baby Pictures

Calling all GRADS! Please submit your baby picture and grad write-ups before the deadline of April 9. You can download a copy of the grad-write up form and submit your baby picture through the links below.

Grad Write-Up Form (Word Doc)

Submit Your Baby Picture

Girls Exploring Trades and Technologies Program

One of our favourite programs is the annual Girls Exploring Trades & Technologies (GETT) Conference that is held in conjunction with the Provincial Skills Canada Competition. Rest assured, we’ll still be providing an avenue for young women to explore their passions and interests! SkillsXibition—taking place May 11 and 12, 2021—will include sessions hosted by leading female experts in various trade and technology industries. The sessions will highlight the endless opportunities available to young women in Alberta. A full schedule of GETT-focused sessions will be posted online. Registration opens March 24.

High School Youth Researcher Summer Program (HYRS)

The University of Alberta invites Grade 11 students to apply for the High school Youth Researcher Program (HYRS). The purpose of the program is to provide students with hands-on experience in biomedical and health-related research. This is a paid summer position and successful applicants, aside from academic achievement, demonstrate scientific curiosity and aptitude for research. Visit Student Services or contact Mrs. Boake at ann.boake@eips.ca for information about how to apply. The deadline is May 1, 2021.

HYRS Info Letter

Cafeteria Menu

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Community Resources

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In the Spotlight

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