Canada’s Most Informed Student Competition 2016 ~Chatterhigh

Over the past 40 days, 478 grade 11 students from 81 schools in 49 districts from 8 provinces had the opportunity to answer 10 questions per day, researching information about post-secondary & career options, and health & financial literacy information.  40 students advanced to the finals for the first Canada’s Most Informed Student competition!  These grade 11 students demonstrated a strong work ethic, initiative and resourcefulness to get informed!

NPSS has TWO students who made it to the next round:  Congratulations to…

Ashley Sadowsky and Reena-Marie Bidulka!!!!  

The finals for these students will take place from Oct. 17-Nov. 25, 2016, coinciding with Canada’s MostInformed School competition.   On Nov 25th, the student with the most correct answers out of the 400 possible questions will be crowned Canada’s Most Informed Student!  The top 4 students will receive scholarships, with the possibility of more to be added.  Good luck to our two finalists!!!

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Grad Class~Historian and Valedictorian

Congratulations to Justin Mah who was selected as Grad Valedictorian, and Reese Cowie who was selected as the Class Historian! Both will be making speeches at the Graduation Ceremony on June 17th!

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2016-2017 Transportation Fee Package

Attached is a Parent Transportation Information Bulletin and School Bus Registration package for parents/students.

Please ensure that the entire form is filled out completely by the parent/guardian and fees are attached to each form.

Any questions, please contact reception at 250-262-6000.

Families who are facing extreme hardship and would like to request alternate payment and/or waiver of  fees, may apply in writing to Leah Reimer at lreimer@prn.bc.ca by June 30, 2016.

2016-2017 SD 60 Bus Registration Forms

2016-05-30 Parent Transportation Info Bulletin

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Encounters With Canada Program

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Encounters with Canada is our country’s largest and foremost youth forum! Every week of the school year, 120 to 148 teens from across Canada, aged 14 to 17 years, travel to Ottawa. While there, they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career options, develop their civic leadership skills and live an extraordinary bilingual experience. For more information, visit the Career Centre or visit their website.

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British Columbia’s curriculum~Important Information for Parents!

The world is changing, and we need to ensure our kids have the skills they need to succeed in a changing world. Technology and innovation are reshaping society—and the future. That is why the Ministry of Education is updating British Columbia’s curriculum—an update based on solid research, classroom successes from around the world, extensive consultations with teachers and education leaders in BC.

During the 2015/16 school year, the Ministry of Education introduced draft new curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 9. That curriculum will be fully implemented in all public and independent schools in September 2016. They are also bringing in new curriculum for Grades 10 to 12. For the 2016/17 school year, teachers have the option to use the draft 10 to 12 curriculum in their classrooms. At the same time, the Ministry is also updating the graduation program and provincial assessment. Please download the following documents for more information and answers to questions that you might have.

Letter to Parents

Changes to Provincial Assessment Chart

QAs New Curriculum

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Peace River Zone Theatre Festival

This year, Fort St. John is hosting the BC Performing Arts Provincial Festival. It is a 4 day long event which encompasses music and band of all sorts, voice, speech, and dance. Each event is being held at a different venue around town (you name the church and it’s probably going on there!). So far, with two festivals to go, There will be close to 400 competitors coming to FSJ from June 1st-4th. That being said, they are in need of volunteers to help at the event tables to make sure the competitors have two original pieces of music/scripts. If you’re interested in volunteering or know someone who would be willing to help out, email Connie DeFosses directly at cdefosses47@gmail.com.

If you just want to check out the many NPSS students who are competing alongside the best of the best of the province, you can purchase session passes for $10 at the NP Cultural Centre (npcc.bc.ca). The pass will get you into all the venues for any session. There will be concerts available on Thursday June 2nd, Friday June 3rd, and the Nationals Concert Saturday June 4th.

Our students competing in provincials this year include:

Wesley Phan-Classical Piano;  Morgan Mora-Modern III Dance;  Elan Miller-Jeanoette- Stage III Dance;  Amy Bazin, Ashley White, Takisha Johnson, and Rachelle Troyer are all dancing.  Best of luck to our performers!!!

For a schedule of events, click on the following documents:

Dance schedule, Ballet and Modern II & III, final

Dance schedule, Level 1, final

Dance schedule, Stage II & III, final

Music Schedule –  final

SA Schedule –  final

 

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NPSS Snap Chat

For those of you who prefer to get quick access to our NPSS News Feeds, add us on Snap Chat

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NPSS Athletics UPdate

The NPSS Athletic Banquet will be held on June 9 in the Cafeteria 5:30-7:00 pm.

Rugby teams start play-offs on Wednesday, May 25th.

Track and Field Zone Results:

  • Jacob Lang: 1st 100m 2nd 200m 1st HJ 1st LJ Qualifies for Prov in all 4 .Adam Bowie: 3rd 400m 2nd JT 2nd HJ 2nd LJ Qualifies for Prov in 3.
  • Bailey Haugen: 1st 1500 1st 3000 Qualifies for Prov in 2.
  • Jaston Stockall: 2nd 400m 2nd LJ Qualifies for Prov in 2.
  • Jessica Telizyn: 2nd 300 hurdles 2nd HJ Qualifies for Prov in 2.
  • Chad Singh: 1st 100m 1st 200m 1st LJ 1st 4×100 Qualifies for Prov in all 4.
  • Matthew Newth: 2nd Discus 1st 4×100 Qualifies for Prov in 2.
  • Reid Jacobs: 1st 800m 1st 4×100 Qualifies for Prov in 2.
  • Aiden Craig-Steele: 2nd 1500SC 1st 400m 2nd 800m 1st 4×100 Qualifies for Prov in all 4 events.

Well done NPSS athletes! Good luck to those going to Provincials!!!

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Interested in a Summer Job?

Anyone interested in a summer job as a Health Care Assistant, please see Ms. Fulton as soon as possible!

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NPSS Lockdown Practice ~ May 25th

On Wednesday, May 25th at 11:20am, students and staff will be practicing their 2nd school-wide lockdown drill.  Schools are required to conduct 2 practice drills each year to prepare them should a real drill be required.  The drill should last approximately 10-15 minutes.

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