NSO Weekly News
January 30- February 4, 2023
Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan - Vegreville
Hey all, we hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Please return outstanding textbooks to your teacher to avoid potential replacement costs.
Reminder for semester 2 students are required to check in and meet with their instructor weekly. It is recommended that multiple check ins occur each week to ensure successful completion of 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
Grad June 9- Save the Date!
January 31: Semester 2 starts
February 1: Returning Student Registration opens
February 1: International Baccalaureate information session (Salisbury)
February 2: Groundhog Day
February 7: Grad student & Parent virtual meeting 6 p.m.
February 9-10: Teachers' Convention- no school
February 13: Vegreville campus Open House 6-7:30 p.m.
February 15: Fort Saskatchewan campus Open House 6-7:30 p.m.
February 16: Sherwood Park campus Open House 6-7:30 p.m.
February 17: Random Acts Of Kindness Day
February 20: Family Day- no school
February 22: Pink Shirt Day
February 23: First Nations Family gathering (SPO)
February 28: Returning Student Registration closes
March 3: Professional Learning Day- no school
March 7: Parent Student Teacher Conferences (SPO, VGO)
March 8: Parent Student Teacher Conferences (FSO)
March 15: School Advisory Council 6 p.m. (virtual & in-person)
February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day; a day to recognize, celebrate, and encourage kind acts across the globe.
Returning Student Registration for 2023-24
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) will once again conduct an online returning student registration process to confirm student registrations for the 2023-24 school year. Families of all current students—with the exception of graduating Grade 12 students—must complete the process to confirm the school their child plans to attend in the 2023-24 school year or advise the Division of their plans not to return to EIPS. The 2023-24 returning student registration takes place February 1-28, 2023. For more information, contact the school office at 780-464-1899
Access to the Returning Student Registration Form is provided through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you don’t have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, you need to set one up before Feb. 1, 2023. Create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account
Outreach programs at EIPS provide students with alternative choices for academic success.
Imagine a world where you can succeed by being nice. Where we all pay it forward. Where people look out for each other. It all starts with an act.
5 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT KINDNESS
1. Kindness gets rid of stress- People who are naturally kind have 23% less cortisol, which is the stress hormone.
2. Being kind increases stamina- In a research study, 50% of the participants reported that they felt stronger and more energetic after helping people.
3. Being kind can reduce your blood pressure- Dr. David Hamilton claims that practicing acts of kindness helps release a hormone known as oxytocin, which protects the heart by reducing blood pressure.
4. Kindness stabilizes our mood- It stimulates the production of serotonin, which is basically a mood stabilizer.
5. Being kind makes us happy- Performing an act of kindness triggers elevated levels of dopamine in the brain and a natural high is produced, often referred to as ‘helper’s high.’
When you’re thinking about the future of your career, it’s important to factor in your interests, skills and aspirations. Answer a few questions in this fun quiz to begin thinking about what programs would be a good choice for you.
Using advanced machine learning, psychometrics, and career satisfaction data, we’ve reimagined what a career test can be.
School Advisory Council Meeting
Our next hybrid meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 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. Sign Up HERE
Remaining Scheduled Meetings:
March 15, 2023, April 19, 2023
February edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter focuses on Kindness!
Thinking about life after high school? Explore your options and discover how other students are forging their paths.
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.