Fort High's Weekly Bulletin
December 2, 2022
December 5 - Semester 2 Course Change Request Forms Available
December 12 - First Grad List Posted
December 20, Last day before Christmas Break
January 18, Last day of Semester 1 classes
Grads of 2023
M&M Order - Due of December 5th
Interested in supporting the Graduating Class of 2023? Pick up your M&M order form from the front office or from Mrs. Sawatzky or Ms. Peddle. Fifteen percent of the money raised comes back to the grad class. Cheques made out to: Fort Saskatchewan High School. Bring in your orders and cash/cheques to the front office as you have them filled out. Orders due on December 5. People will be contacted directly by M&M for the order pickup before Christmas holidays. Thank you for your support! Prizes for students who raise the most to be announced.
Semester 2 Course Change Request Forms
will be available in the office from December 5 – December 16.
If you are thinking about changing a course, please fill out a form, have your parent sign it and submit it to the office. Students will be called down individually by Mrs. Bennett or Mr. Starko to discuss the course change.
Lunch and Learn
Dec. 5, Lunch n Learn
First 20 students to sign up receive a FREE lunch
Sexual Assault and Harassment: Let’s Be Leaders of Change
This presentation focuses on changing the culture surrounding sexual assault and harassment.
Topics Covered: sexual assault statistics, defining sexual assault and harassment, debunking myths on sexual assault, rape culture, impacts of sexual violence, consent, supporting survivors, automatism
Lunch ‘n Learn
Wednesday Dec. 7, 2022
Women Building Futures
Women Building Futures offers programs and support services to help women explore and connect to careers that pay above a living wage.
Come find out the opportunities that are waiting for you.
Semester 2 - RAP and Dual Credit Opportunities - Application Deadline is December 14
Dual Credit is the ability for students to take Post-Secondary courses while still in high school. Students can earn three to five 30-level high school credits (depending on the program selected), and three university level transfer credits for any course they choose. Students may enroll in one or more great introductory courses that will serve as great exposure to Post-Secondary studies. Courses have varied delivery methods and perquisites and may be enrollment dependent. For a list of courses and a more detailed description, please have students refer to the Dual Credit Course Handbook (WINTER) and register using the linked Pre-Registration Form.
The deadline for Semester 2 Careers applications is December 14. The application includes the Careers application, resume and cover letter. Students are required to submit documents to Career Pathways and we will submit.
Please see Mrs. Smith with any questions.
Wellness together Canada
Wellness together Canada was created 2 years ago in the beginning of the pandemic. WTC is funded through the Government of Canada. They have a large amount of counsellors throughout every province ready and available to support. When someone calls in they reach intake right away and can be put through to a counsellor in the moment. If there is a high volume of calls, they may have a wait time of an hour (counsellor calls you back) but this should be rare as they have many counsellors on hand. Phone counselling is available 24/7 at 1-866-585-0445. You can also connect through your computer by using a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) such as Skype, Facetime, or Google Voice. If you don’t already have a VoIP installed, you can do an online search to find an option that works for you. In addition to a VoIP, you’ll also need: speakers/headphones and a microphone, or headphones that have a microphone built in, a reliable Internet connection, and a quiet, private place to talk.
If it is crisis calls are bumped to immediate.
In addition to WTC, Hope for Wellness is the same service but for the Indigenous community and is offered only by phone or text. Supports are available in Cree, Ojibway (Anishinaabemowin), and Inuktitut. Combined with WTG, it can provide many options.
· This is a free service available 24/7
· Once you have a single counselling session you can receive 5 sessions with that same counsellor, no wait times. 1 week in between sessions
· If you want ongoing counselling, you can simply close your case after 5 sessions and then call to reopen and request the same counsellor or a new one. There’s no limit. They work with everything! Addictions, trauma, crisis, grief, gender identity, etc… etc… I asked if there was anything they wouldn’t work with – no they work with everything.
· Counselling available in multiple different languages and regions
· Specific supports, Healthcare workers/ frontline, Kids, grief and loss coaching, Peer support,
· Available phone, video, text and live chats
Adults text WELLNESS to 741741, Youth test WELLNESS to 686868
Frontline workers text FRONTLINE to 741741
Indigenous peoples 1-855-242-3310, chat online through hopeforwellness.ca
If someone you care about is in distress 1-866-585-0445
Diploma Exam Prep Sessions
SCHOOLS: Senior high schools
These 12-hour weekend review sessions are designed for preparing students to write their Grade 12 diploma exams in January 2023.
English 30-1 and 30-2 | Social Studies 30-1 and 30-2
Saturday, January 7 to Sunday, January 8
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Salisbury Composite High
Mathematics 30-1 and 30-2 | Biology 30 | Chemistry 30 | Physics 30
Saturday, January 14 to Sunday, January 15
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Salisbury Composite High
Registration is now open. Registration will close for English and social studies sessions on Jan. 4, 2023, and for math and all sciences sessions on Jan. 11, 2023.
In Our Community
2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games: Call for volunteers
From Feb. 24-26, 2023, Strathcona County will host the 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games. The County is seeking enthusiastic volunteers from the community to join in the celebration. They welcome students and adults 16 years of age and older to sign up to be part of the event. View all volunteer positions on the 2023 Games website.
Fort High Graduate Composites
Check out the picture gallery containing many of our Grad Composites that is posted on our website. The composites from years 2001-2012 will be added in the future as they have not yet been digitized.