Fort High's Weekly Bulletin
March 2, 2023
March 1 - Post Secondary Applications Begin - see below
March 3 - Professional Learning Day - No School
March 20 - 23 - Grad Portrait Retakes
POST SECONDARY NEWS
King’s University has an online Info Night on March 8, 2023 from 5 pm – 8 pm.
Norquest College Open House is Saturday, March 18 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. For more information, please see Student Services.
NAIT Winter 2024 applications open on March 1 for programs with a Winter 2024 intake. These programs will start next January 2024. As programs tend to fill quickly, we encourage interested students to apply early!
The U of A Wisest has a STEM Summer Research Program for young women and gender diverse Grade 11 students. If you would like more information, please Mrs. Smith in Student Services.
NAIT - Winter 2024 Applications open March 1
NAIT - Next in Trades Event Series - March 18 and 25
You are invited to attend the upcoming Next in Trades event series at NAIT that aims to encourage and empower people from all backgrounds and abilities to explore careers in the skilled trades industry.
NAIT recognizes that Indigenous peoples, Black and racialized communities, newcomers, women, and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities are underrepresented in the trades. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to explore their potential and discover a career that works for them.
Next in Trades will be held March 18th and 25th at NAIT’s main campus. We would love for you to join us and experience what the skilled trades have to offer.
Next in Trades events:
The future of skilled trades includes a diverse and inclusive workplace – one that provides equal opportunities for all people. This event aims to create a supportive environment to explore the trades. Attend hands-on workshops taught by current NAIT instructors in a trade that interests you. Our workshops will give you a glimpse into future careers such as:
- Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
- Machinist/Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician
- Culinary Arts/Baking and Pastry Arts/Professional Meat cutting and Merchandising
March 18, 2023
In addition to workshops, we will have mentors and a panel discussion centering on the lived experiences of Indigenous peoples, Black and racialized communities, Newcomers, and Refugees.
March 25, 2023
In addition to workshops, we will have mentors and a panel discussion centering on the lived experiences of the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.
To register for the events, please follow the link below:
This is a great opportunity for you to discover your passions and gain valuable hands-on experience. We are confident that you will find the workshops both informative and enjoyable.
We look forward to seeing you!
Jeannette LaBrie BPA, MA (pronouns: she/her)
Associate Dean, Industry Engagement
School of Applied Sciences and Technology
NAIT, 11762-106 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta Canada T5G 2R1
P 780.471.8642 E email@example.com
At NAIT, we honour and acknowledge that the land on which we learn, work and live is Treaty Six territory. We seek to learn from history and the lessons that have come before us, and to draw on the wisdom of the First Peoples in Canada. Only through learning can we move forward in truth and reconciliation, and to a better future together.
Grad Photo Retakes - March 20-22
Graduation portrait retakes have been scheduled March 20-22, 2023. Please be sure to book your appointment 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.
- Go to www.iconexp.com and click the “Book Now” button
- 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
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.
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Fort Saskatchewan High School Band News
The Fort Saskatchewan High School Band received top marks in the Fort Saskatchewan Music Festival this year. This is an especially great feat as the band had only started working together at the start of semester 2. The adjudicator Oscar-Jose Garcia (who’s bio is available here: http://www.truenorthmusicschool.com/?page_id=35) had amazing feedback and great things to say about the hard work the students put in. The band will be travelling to Vegreville for the Wendy Brooks festival and plan on also performing well for the community.
Wrestling Championship News
A big congrats to Klarke Pierce who demonstrated excellent wrestling skills at the Metro City Championships on March 1st. Klarke wrestled in the biggest division and gave the other wrestlers a good run. In the end he placed 5th out of 22 securing himself a spot in the provincials down in Lethbridge later this week. Amazing job Klarke.
Students have begun their second semester courses. It is a good time to evaluate academic progress and set goals for the remainder of the school year. Once again, our Success Coaches will be reviewing and meeting with Grade 12 students to ensure graduation requirements have been met and to support grads with post-secondary and financial planning. Grade 12 students are reminded to log-in to their MyPass account to access diploma exam results.
Have an awesome second semester.
Penny Smith (she/her), Counsellor
Fort Saskatchewan High School
(780)998-3751 (ext 4231)
Alberta’s Mental Health Help Line
Alberta’s Children and Mental Health Crisis/Mobile Response Team
Crisis Contact Numbers for Strathcona County
Fort Saskatchewan Community Mental Health Supports and Services
Hope for Wellness Help Line for Indigenous Peoples: 1-855-242-3310
Math Support for Parents
Mondays - Crochet Club at lunch in Room 27 (Mr. Sorenson’s room). This is a student led club for beginners, experts or even knitters are welcome. Materials will be available.
Tuesdays and Thursdays – Jazz Band
Wednesdays - GSA – in Room 53 at lunchtime.
Fridays - Dungeons and Dragons Club – at lunch in room 26.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Round Dance - March 19
Movie Time! The Labyrinth - March 22
Good afternoon Everyone,
I am really excited to let you know about a fundraising event the Fort Saskatchewan Youth Advisory Committee is hosting, and if you are an 80’s child this will be right up your alley! We are hosting The Labyrinth on March 22nd at Fort Cinema, doors open at 6:30pm and the movie starts at 7pm.
People can reserve tickets via:
- Over the phone - 780-992-6400
- In person at the Dow Centennial Centre (8700 84 Street Fort Saskatchewan)
Tickets are also available at the door for cash. This fundraiser is to help support local youth with basic needs.
Thank you so much.
Kristi Wahl (She/Her)
Youth and Family Coordinator
Family and Community Support Services
City of Fort Saskatchewan