September 23rd, 2022
Important upcoming dates!
- September 29th - Orange Shirt Day at SSS **Wear orange!**
- September 30th - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation = NO SCHOOL
- October 6th - Awards Night - 7PM
- October 10th - Thanksgiving = NO SCHOOL
- October 13th - School Picture Day
- October 21st - Professional Development Day = NO SCHOOL
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Activities in Sexsmith
Quality Education at SSS
We are nearing the end of September and grades in each of your child's courses will be starting to appear in PowerSchool. We realize that some of the symbols may be confusing so please refer to our decoder below when viewing your child's grades. Always reach out to teachers via email with any questions you may have about specific grades or marking policies.
Parental Involvement at SSS
If you would like to get involved or contact them for more information, check out their Facebook page here.
Howler Cup Tournament Update!
Senior Boys - Lost out in a close, well fought quarter final to La Crete
Senior Girls - Lost in three sets to PWA in the quarter final
Junior A Girls - Playing in the FINAL! Woop! (results TBD)
Junior A Boys - Lost a tough cross-over match to La Glace
Junior B Girls - A tough loss in the quarter final against Whispering Ridge
Learning Citizenship at SSS
Exchange Opportunity with the Swan City Rotary Club!
The Rotary Clubs of Grande Prairie are beginning the recruiting process for the 2023-2024 Youth Exchange Year. We will be looking for 3 students to embark on this amazing adventure during the next school year.
This program allows students to learn and grow, while immersing themselves in a new culture. This is an amazing opportunity for the right student!
Information nights are being held on October 13th and 18th. Students and their parents can come to learn more about the program and have their questions answered. Students can visit www.youthexchangeinfogp.com for further details.
Youth Services Chair,
Swan City Rotary Club
Wear Orange on September 29th for Orange Shirt Day at SSS!
Thursday, September 29th is the day our school is recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day. September 30 is dedicated to honouring the children who attended Residential Schools, the families impacted, to show our support to those healing, and to learn about Indigenous culture. This is our commitment to reconciliation.
You do not have to wear the official Orange Shirt Day t-shirt to participate, but you sure can. Wearing anything orange helps to show your support. Please consider attending activites in Sexsmith on September 30th. Stay tuned for more details next week.
Still I Rise Online Event November 24th!
The idea for ‘Still I Rise’ initially came to be in December 2020, when an insightful EAS team member working primarily in the Treaty 8 region recognized the need for Indigenous youth to receive messages of hope, perseverance and resilience in a time of uncertainty. From there, the concept of a free virtual student event was born. This event set out to offer messages of inspiration from Indigenous influencers and friends from our Ever Active Schools community.
We are thrilled with the success of this event and excited to watch it grow and have a positive impact on a national level. Still I Rise is for all grade 6-12 youth in Canada and the event serves as an excellent opportunity to support Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike in walking together towards reconciliation.
Please contact Mrs. Thompson if you would like to be part of this online event and register online here.