NSO Weekly News

March 20-24, 2023

Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville

We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Reminder Spring Break runs March 24 to April 2. Monday is Instructional day #31 of 86, as such we are now 36% 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! Mr. Spady Principal & Mrs. Porter Assistant Principal

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EIPS Parent & Caregiver Survey Closes March 23

Make sure to complete the 2023 EIPS Annual Feedback Survey: For parents and caregivers—open from March 1-23. EIPS conducts the feedback survey to gauge its progress toward meeting the goals and priorities outlined in its Four-Year Education Plan. Families are asked a series of questions about their experiences with EIPS and Next Step, the overall performance of the Division, the quality of education being provided to students and areas for improvement. The survey input helps the Division develop new strategies to better serve students and the wider community. Complete the survey here EIPS Feedback Survey

RCMP's Troop 17 Scholarship

Recognize students who have made significant efforts toward the prevention of bullying and harassment in their schools and/or communities. Deadline for applications is March 31

Upcoming events

March 1-23: EIPS Parent & Caregiver Survey EIPS Feedback Survey

March 21: World Poetry Day

March 20-21: Sherwood Park Grad Photo bookings

March 23: Candle Day with Elder Wilson 9:30 a.m. SPO

March 23: EIPS Parent and Student survey closes

March 24-April 2: Spring Break

April 7: Good Friday No School

April 9: Vimy Ridge Day

April 10: Easter Monday No School

April 12: Registered Apprenticeship Info evening 6:30 p.m.

April 16-22: National Volunteer Week

April 17-24: Quarter 3 Diploma Exams

April 18: Young Leaders Summit

April 18: School Advisory Council 6 p.m.

April 22: Earth Day

April 25: Parent Teacher Conferences (FSO)

April 26: Parent Teacher Conferences (SPO, VGO)

Summer School Registration

Summer School runs July 4-28 at Bev Facey Community High

Summer School Registration

Registration for EIPS Summer School opens March 15. The Summer School program offers a number of senior high courses that allow students to earn credits, upgrade marks, lighten workloads for the year ahead or finish pre-requisite courses. Summer School classes will take place in person in Sherwood Park. https://www.eipscontinuinged.ca/

Courses include (*Diploma Exam Courses):

  • Biology 20 and 30*
  • Chemistry 20 and 30*
  • English Language Arts 20-1, 20-2, 30-1* and 30-2*
  • Mathematics 10-3, 10C, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1* and 30-2*
  • Physics 20 and 30*
  • Science 10 and 30*
  • Social Studies 20-1, 20-2, 30-1* and 30-2*
  • Foundations in Industry Workplace Safety Training
  • Personal Fitness 10, 20 and 30
  • Career and Life Management (CALM) 20
  • Physical Education 10
  • Work Experience 15, 25 and 35 and Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
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.

Headstrong GSA Mental Health Conference

The Alberta GSA Conference is hosting the Headstrong GSA Mental Health Conference on Saturday, April 22 in Edmonton. It will include mental health keynote speeches, a concert, physical wellness activities, and breakout activities. Conference is free to attend and deadline to register is March 22. Please contact Elli Hansen Elli.Hansen@eips.ca for more info.


Strathcona County Awards of Excellence

Nominations for the Strathcona County Awards of Excellence are open now! These awards recognize residents of the county for their outstanding contributions and achievements. The deadline to submit nominations is March 27. Awards of Excellence Website

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

Registered Apprenticeship Information evening April 12

Career Pathways will be hosting an in person Registered Apprenticeship Information evening on Wednesday April 12 at Ardrossan Junior Senior High. Career pathways and Careers Next Generation will provide a brief presentation (approx. 20 minutes) and will be available for the remainder to answer questions. April 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Ardrossan Theatre

Grad 2023 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. Photos are booked for Sherwood Park March 20-21 contact Aley.Kulbaba@eips.ca

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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.

School Advisory Council Meeting

Our last hybrid meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18 in Sherwood Park. We hope you can join us in-person or virtually. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. Regular attendance is not required. Please check out our school calendar and NSO Weekly News for scheduled School Advisory Council Meetings. Agenda and last meeting Minutes to follow. Sign Up HERE

EIPS Career Pathways News

Preparing students for life after school.

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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.

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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