Below is the Exam week schedule for NPSS. There are regular classes on Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday are long block days. Students will be writing many of their final exams and completing projects on these two days. As a result, the hallways need to remain empty during the long block times.
Thursday: The English 12 provincial exam. If you do not write the exam that day then there is no need to attend school, as there will not be classes.
Friday: The Communications 12 provincial exam is in the morning, and the FRAL 12 provincial exam is in the afternoon. If you do not write these exams that day then there is no need to attend school, as there will not be classes.
Semester 2 begins Tuesday, January 30. Students will receive their new semester schedule in their homeroom.
Harmony Bayda doing some tower training.
Harmony Bayda is a dual credit student, earning credits towards graduation while attending NLC. She is taking Wind Turbine Technician training. Students looking for more information should see Ms. Hoecherl in the Dual Credit office.
After a well-deserved break, the Senior Boys and Girls Basketball Teams are off to Grande Prairie this weekend to take on the Stonebridge Hotel Wolves Senior Basketball Classic Tournament.
On Friday, the Junior Girls Basketball team is taking on their first test at the Correlieu Junior Girls’ Basketball Tournament in Quesnel. This will be a good measure of the Girls’ hard work at practice to date.
NPSS would like to thank Northern Health Imagine Grant for their donation to the NPSS Pantry Program. The Pantry program aims at providing healthy snacks for all students at NPSS, and provide information about the importance of food security, and healthy eating. The Imagine Community Grant proudly supported by Northern Health aims at providing healthy practices in communities in the North. With the generous grant, the NPSS Pantry Program will be able to purchase two major appliances, which allows us to move into new opportunities for expansion.
Dec 22, 2017 – The Holidays are finally here! Students and staff have been celebrating the lead up to Christmas holidays. Senior Alt decorated the school, teachers and students decorated their doors, and Christmas Sweaters have been trending throughout December. The Leadership team organized the Talent show and arranged a Turkey lunch for students. During lunch hour on Thursday, there were dodgeball and karaoke events. On Friday students and staff were treated to a Tracker Hockey game. The school band played during intermission.
Have a safe and relaxing holiday. School reopens January 8th, 2018. See you in the new year!
Athletic News: Dec. 18th, 2017
The Senior Boys and Girls Teams were off to Edmonton this weekend to take on the Scona Classic Basketball tournament. The competition was upper tier but both teams played hard.
The Senior Girls landed 4th place with Grace Giesbrecht, Celine Quigley and Claire Turner as MVPs for the tournament.
The Senior Boys fought hard and had challenge throughout the tournament. They battled hard for a 7th place finish with Mackenzie Jibrin and Mason Miranda as MVPs.
The teams are off for the break and will pick back up in January after a well deserved rest from the road
Dual Credit Opportunities
NPSS dual credit students are currently attending NLC.The Health Care Assistant training students attend in Dawson Creek. Once graduated they will be able to register with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.They are preparing to work as home support, adult day care, assisted living, and complex care, including special care units. Students in the Enhanced Carpentry Foundation program are receiving hands-on learning by building a house in Pouce Coupe. Students in the Hairdressing program at NPSS receive their NLC apprenticeship training. For more dual credit options, visit http://northernopportunities.bc.ca/the-programs/
Thank you Mr. Lynn for organizing this trip!
December 15 – ELC and NPSS students were given the opportunity to travel to Powder King for a day of skiing and snowboarding.
Mr. Dwojak visits NPSS.
Mr. Michal Dwojak from NLC visited NPSS and discussed Electrical Apprenticeship and career opportunities.
Mr. Fajemisin’s Chemistry 11 students.
Chemistry 11 students conducted a lab on Ionic and Covalent bonding. Students were trying to classify chemical compounds as either ionic or covalent by determining their relative melting points, solubility, and conductivity.