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!

Next Step three campus graduation ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 9 at the DOW Centennial Centre in the Shell Theatre Fort Saskatchewan. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the ceremony starts at 2:30 p.m. Grads, families & friends are invited to a wonderful afternoon celebrating their educational journey. Additional details will follow at our virtual grad student, parent & caregiver information meeting on Tuesday, February 7 at 6 p.m. Join virtual link HERE

Upcoming events

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)

How You Can Participate in Random Acts of Kindness Day

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

EIPS Outreach Program Highlight

Outreach programs at EIPS provide students with alternative choices for academic success.

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Kindness Ideas

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.


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.’

Find Your Future Quiz

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.

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The world’s best career test

Using advanced machine learning, psychometrics, and career satisfaction data, we’ve reimagined what a career test can be.

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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

Alberta Health Services February Newsletter

February edition of the Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Newsletter focuses on Kindness!

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EIPS Career Pathways News

Preparing students for life after school.

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's Weekly 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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