Fort High's Weekly Bulletin
March 17, 2023
March 20 - 23 - Grad Portrait Retakes
March 21 - Parent Council Meeting regarding School Fees - 6:00 pm
March 24 - April 2 - Spring Break
April 6 - Grad Form Completion Deadline
April 12/13 - Parent Teacher Interviews
January 2023 Diploma Results
The table below displays the results from the January Diploma Exams. AS is abbreviated for Acceptable Standard which equates to the percentage of students that passed the diploma exam.
Needless to say we are very proud of our students' effort, focus and performance on the diploma exams. Way to go class of 2023!!
Grad Photo Retakes - March 20-22
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.
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
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Grad Form - Deadline April 6
Please fill out the grad form that needs to be completed by Thursday, April 6. We need this information in a timely manner so that we can begin preparations for our graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 17. It can be filled out by graduate or the parent/guardian of the graduate. You will only be allowed to respond once.
Stay tuned for more details on our fundraising bottle drive happening on Saturday, May 27.
FHS Graduation Team
EIPS Summer School - Registrations opened March 15
Fort High Skills Competition
The Fort High Skills Competition series is well underway. Students participated this week in a 3 point shoot out organized by the Leadership class. This week’s 3-point shot winner was Fort High Senior Basketball Team’s own Yvann Namohmoh who managed it all in pink crocs! Jake Saxby also snagged an impressive 11 3-pointers in 1 minute. Both students received a gift certificate on behalf of Winner’s Way Sports in Fort Saskatchewan. Look out for our next event!
Fort High Band Outshines Once Again
The Fort High Band received high marks once again at the Wendy Brooks Music Festival in Vegreville on Monday. The adjudicator had nothing but positive feedback for the group as Mrs. Villetard and our student teacher Mr. Reiter sat proud. The students also enjoyed a quick visit to the giant pysanka and the giant Mundare sausage on the way back home. A great tour as always.
St. Patrick's Day at Fort High
The Leadership class planned some festive events around the school today to celebrate the green holiday. Shamrock cookies and green juice we’re served at lunch with facepainting and a school wide scavenger hunt. A big thank you to the personal food class for baking all the cookies, the cosmetology class for the facepainting and the cafeteria for serving some delicious St. Patrick’s day themed food. Lots of green to be seen around.
POST SECONDARY INFORMATION
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Course Registrations took place this week as we prepare for the 2023-2024 school year. Our Success Coaches will continue to review and meet 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.
It's almost Spring Break!
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
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