Fort High's Weekly Bulletin

March 11, 2022

Upcoming Events

March 13 - Daylight Savings Time Begins - Spring Forward

March 14 - Grad Forms Due

March 15 - Parent Council Meeting - 6:00 - IN PERSON

March 16 - Virtual Registration Process with Fort High Administration

Weekly Update

Hello Fort High Families


Course registration for the 2022/23 school is upon us. All students took part in the High School Registration presentation this past week and received their course selection sheet. We encourage all parents/guardians to look over the form to provide input on the course selection for next year. If you need more information regarding courses and streaming, go to https://www.forthigh.ca/supporting-student-success/registration to see the FHS registration guide. Additionally, if your son/daughter misplaced the course registration sheet, extra copies can be found in the office.


We will be organizing all students to visit the computer lab to input their course selection courses next week.


Our first in person parent council meeting in two years will be taking place on Tuesday, March 15th in the Fort High Library at 6pm. We will be focusing on school fees for the 2022/23 school year.


If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact us.

Grad Question Form - MONDAY DEADLINE

Hello Graduating Class of 2022,


Please take some time to fill out this form. We need your responses to this information by Monday, March 14.


Thank you,


Fort High Grad Committee

Metro Announces the 2022 Basketball All-Stars

Fort Saskatchewan High School is very excited to announce the following basketball players who were selected as Metro All-Stars:


Congratulations to Grayson Reed and Georgia Leblanc!

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Graduation Portrait Information

To all Graduates,


Grad portraits have been scheduled March 21-23, 2022 and it is time for you to reserve your appointment. The booking will happen online so please make sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible.

If you are coming in for retakes, please note you have two options. Option one is to turn in your original set of proofs which we will remove from our system and replace with your new set of portraits at no charge. Option two is to keep your original portraits and pay a $30.00 fee. This will allow you to have access to both your first and second sessions.

Instructions:

  • Go to www.iconexp.com and click the “Book Now” button
  • First Select an event Fort Sask High Grad Portraits (TAKEN @ SCHOOL)

o Select your Service § Grad Portraits – A $30 Deposit is due at your portraits or

Grad Retakes-School (No Charge if returning sample sheets)

o Select your appointment from the available times and dates and complete all required information

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE GRADUATION CAPS FOR YOUR PORTRAITS. IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BRING IT AND IT CAN BE UTILIZED. ADDITIONALLY, AT THIS TIME PETS AND FRIENDSHIP PHOTOS ARE NOT PERMITTED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE UNFORTUNATE RESTRICTIONS.

At www.iconexp.com you can click the Grad Portraits button for information on our portrait program as well as the How to order Grad portraits for detailed instructions on how to order

You will receive a confirmation shortly after booking your appointment as well as reminder the day prior to your appointment. Please contact Icon if you have any questions.

Congratulations in advance for your accomplishment. Thank you for allowing Icon to be a part of this year.

The Icon EXPERIENCE by Lifetouch

780-449-3558

Visual College of Art and Design

Discover our campuses in Vancouver and Calgary and learn what VCAD can teach you about design. Explore the diverse curriculum offered by the Visual College of Art and Design and choose a creative career path that lets you realize your dreams.

https://www.vcad.ca/

Do you have a flair for the creative? Have you thought about a career in art or design? Come meet with us to find out about all the exciting programs VCAD has to offer. You can chat with faculty and instructors and ask them about our campuses, programs, social events, and more.

Virtual Open House

Thu, March 24, 2022

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM MDT

Open House Sign Up

Junior Forest Ranger Summer Program

The Junior Forest Ranger (JFR) program offers a unique and exciting opportunity to Albertan high school students ages 16 to 18. This 7-week summer work experience exposes you to a wide variety of careers in forestry, wildfire, ecology, conservation and more! JFR Video: https://youtu.be/RDs48laPYK8

What is JFR?

The JFR program is an incredible summer employment opportunity for high school students in Alberta, as well as post-secondary students or graduates from across the country (and beyond). JFR is a provincially run program under the Wildfire Management Branch in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development. We have up to 9 crews stationed in the 10 different forest areas across the province. Each crew consists of a Crew Leader, Sub Leader, and 6 Crew Members. Our crews live on an Alberta Wildfire base, and every day they take part in a wide variety of hands-on work projects and educational opportunities.

Training and Certifications

All of our Crew Members begin the summer by taking part in a 5-day training period at the Hinton Training Centre. Our training consists of both in-class and field exercises to fully prepare the members for the summer ahead.

Visit www.albertajfr.ca for the application forms. Apply online, Deadline is April 1. https://alis.alberta.ca/junior-forest-rangers/applications/

Fort Saskatchewan Youth Council Information

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Joseph Drake and I am the chair of the Fort Saskatchewan Youth Council. Our goals are to be the voice of local youth and to improve the quality of life for youth in Fort Saskatchewan. Being a small council, we only have a short amount of time to achieve our goals. One of the areas Youth Council would like to make an impact is on Truth and Reconciliation and the Calls to Action. Youth Council recently went through a learning series with Miranda Jimmy who provided us the preliminary foundational knowledge of history and current challenges facing the Indigenous Community. Youth Council felt that it would be immature and ignorant of us to pursue our goal without consulting and meeting with community members that identify as part of the Indigenous Communities; The First Nations, Metis and Inuit. That way together we can plan a way forward.

If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Kristi Wahl, Youth and Family Coordinator at kwahl@fortsask.ca or call 780-992-6265.

Regards,

Joseph Drake

RCMP Opportunity for Youth

  1. The Fort Saskatchewan Policing Committee is looking for two youth to sit on their committee. This would create a much needed youth voice for issues arising in our community, and a platform for youth voices to be heard. I am calling upon you as you know the youth in Fort Saskatchewan the best. We are looking for two youth, preferably in grade 11 or 12, who show great leadership and organizational skills, and who you believe would best represent the needs of our youth.

  1. The RCMP are home to a program called the National Youth Advisory Committee. The RCMP National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC) helps shape how the RCMP supports young persons. It brings together up to 125 youth between the ages of 13 and 21 from all over Canada to discuss important issues that they face in their respective communities. The NYAC provides valuable input to RCMP policies, programs and strategies. One of the perks of being on this Committee is upon completion, the young person will receive 20 community service hours, with the option of completion a project for an extra seven hours. They will also receive a letter of recommendation from the RCMP for future employers and school. I have taken some RCMP training courses where graduates of the program have been presenters on various topics, and even secured full time employment with the RCMP. This program can be found on the RCMP website and is open to all applicants. Please come to the school office if you are interested.

Counsellor’s Corner

Please take a look at the board outside Student Services for some exciting job postings.


Counselling appointments can also be booked by using the booking QR code as shown (use student email) or by email us directly at Penny.Smith@eips.ca or Sasha.Steinbring@eips.ca.


Post-Secondary exploration appointments can be booked with Ms. Peddle using the same QR code.



Penny Smith, Counsellor

Sasha Steinbring, Student Counsellor

Fort Saskatchewan High School

School Clubs

Daily: Movie Club is held in Room 20 everyday @ lunchtime. Enjoy watching movies

with friends, come relax, eat, and watch some of the best movies out there.

Tuesdays: Book Club is held in the library @ lunchtime. Love graphic novels, fantasy, science fiction or mysteries?? Come share your favorite books and spend time with friends during lunch.

Wednesday: GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) is held in Room 53 @ lunchtime. GSAs are social groups. We provide a sense of community and a safe space for LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build a social community. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday: Mindfulness is held in the FNMI Room @ lunchtime. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

Fort High Graduation 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.
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