Grade 12′s and Grad Transition

Graduation Transitions

Any Grade 12′s that are wanting to work on Grad Transition assignments are welcome to enroll on the NPSS Moodle site using the enrollment key: “2015″ (NOTE: students are also able to find out how to activate their Learn 60 accounts at this location).   Click on the “Stick to the Plan” icon, followed by the “Graduation Transitions” icon.  Once there, a list of instructions will guide you through the assignments, and assist you in submitting them for marking.  In order to graduate, ALL six aspects of GT must be completed before June 12th, 2015.  DPA assignments will be available on the 15th day of each month and must be submitted prior to the end of each month!

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North Peace Family SuperPark~Fall Carnival

The North Peace Family SuperPark is having a Fall Carnival at the
Highschool in October and they are looking for a lot of volunteer help!!
Contact Jaandi Roemer  250-262-2703 for more information or if you are able to help out!

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The following message is from the Superintendent of Schools, Dave Sloan.

Back to school is usually a time that everyone looks forward to with some anticipation. SD 60 staff have traditionally worked very hard to ensure that schools are ready for students the first Tuesday after Labour Day. Unfortunately, this year, due to the ongoing teacher’s strike, it is unclear whether schools will be able to open as scheduled. Members of the Peace River Teachers Association are currently on strike and have served notice that they will not be reporting to work on Tuesday. Furthermore, the PRNTA has indicated that picket lines will be established at all, or most schools, and district offices from Tuesday September 2nd through Thursday September 4th. If these circumstances remain unchanged through the weekend, school principals will be unable to accommodate students on Tuesday September 2nd. No school buses will be running and parents are encouraged to make alternate arrangements for their students.

Like all of you, SD 60 staff continue to hope for a speedy resolution of the current labour dispute. Parents are encouraged to follow local media outlets  and to check the district website at www.prn.bc.ca for updates and further information about when schools will return to regular service. Parents may also check the province’s parent information website at http://bcparentinfo.ca for more information.

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Get Ready… Get Set… SCAN!

QR codes are all the rage these days, and if you’ve got a smart phone, you hold in your hand the power to unlock the mysteries of the QR code-spackled world.

These distinctive barcodes are generally square and rendered in simple black-and-white blotches. QR codes are used to direct the scanning device to a special URL, video, coupon, event page, email address, or other digital signpost with more details and content. To scan the codes, all you need is a mobile device with a camera and an app to interpret the data in the code.

For September, NPSS students are encouraged to download QR Card Readers to their smart phones (which are free for iPhones as well as Androids) for logging in to their learn60 accounts, DPA entry, Grad Transitions, as well as a variety of other activities that may be important to them!  With school approaching, we’re hoping that all students will be ready when the doors open!

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Grade 10 Students

Those grade 10 students who are attending the lower campus (Energetic Learning Campus) for the 2014-2015 school year should report to the ELC for the first day of classes, as well as visit their webpage for more information on ‘back to school’ planning (elc60.prn.bc.ca).

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Back to School~First Week Back

Tentative schedule (pending the successful resolution of job action/strike):

  • Tuesday, September 2nd: Grade 10′s and NEW Grade 11′s (those coming from the ELC).
  • 8:15am: We will start the morning with a pancake breakfast for students, parents and staff!
  • 8:50am: Link Crew students and staff~activities around campus.
  • 11:17am: End of the day. Bus schedule will run 4 hours early.
  • Wednesday, September 3rd: all students will be on campus~regular schedule begins.

Should there be no successful resolution to the current job action/strike, we will postpone the first week of school until further notice. We will update parents when we know more. Parents are advised to visit the SD #60 webpage (www.prn.bc.ca) and/or the Ministry of Education (http://www.gov.bc.ca/bced/)for updates.

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Text Books, Library Books, Locker Items and Lost & Found

Students who were unable to empty locker/return text books and/or library books should come to the office, as we have bagged/tagged all lockers that were not emptied on the last day of school.  If items are not claimed before the end of June, we will be donating/disposing of the items.  We appreciate your attention to this and hope to have all items returned to their proper owners!

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Contacting the School-Update

Parents are reminded that, due to picket lines, our CUPE staff (IE. office clerical) are unable to enter the school until further notice.  Those parents wishing to contact the office to speak to an Administrator during office hours can call 250-785-4429 (ext. 223 /VP Mrs. Chretien or ext. 228/VP Mr. Gill).  We are also available at cchretien@prn.bc.ca and jgill@prn.bc.ca

 

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Provincial Exams-Update

  • Those students who are writing Provincial Exams before the end of the June should refer to a previous post (below) which contained the times/dates for all Provincial Exams.
  • With regards to the picketing that BC Teachers are currently participating in, students will be able to access the building through the front door and gymnasium entrance, as there will not be any picketers blocking students who are coming to write exams.
  • Those students who are on bus routes will be picked up in the morning on the day of their exam. Those students who are bused and only are only required to be here for a morning exam should arrange alternate transportation if they would rather not wait at school for the duration of the day.  If this is the case, it would be appreciated if they mentioned that to their bus driver upon pick up in the morning, that way they would not be waiting for anyone.
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A Little Bit About AVID!!

What is AVID? (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

AVID TRIP

For one class period a day, students learn organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking, probing questions, get academic help from peers and tutors, as well as participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college/university/trade schools more attainable.

Class Trip: On May 30- June 4, 2014 the AVID class went to Edmonton Alberta to tour the University of Alberta, N.A.I.T, Concordia, Grant MacEwan, and Kings University College. While on campus students viewed courses in session, spoke with professors, saw counselors in regards to courses they may need to take in high school, attended information sessions and experienced life at the university level. Students stayed in the University of Alberta’s dormitories.

A big ‘thank you’: The North Peace Secondary School AVID 11 class would like to take the time to thank the following sponsors who helped make their educational field trip to Edmonton possible. Aquavillis Solutions, Lake Point Country Club, Brandl, Jensen Excavations, Pimm’s Production Equipment, Diverse Trucking, Prospect Land Services, Northern Geo Testing, Fraction Energy Services, Yellowhead Road and Bridge, City of Fort St. John, and North Peace Secondary School.

 

 

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