Northern Opportunities Energy Week Tour~Some Shared Thoughts…

It was School District 60’s pleasure to welcome students from across the Peace region and beyond, including special guests who travelled from School District 78 (Fraser-Cascade). Students and education staff from Agassiz, Hope, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John convened to take part in the truly unique educational field trip called the Northern Opportunities Energy Week Tour.

It was a very active week; students climbed up a wind energy tower and welded at Northern Lights College. They walked around oil and gas drilling well sites. They learned about the BC Hydro Site C dam project. They toured Tervita, Shell, Progress Energy, and Encana facilities. They ate lunch at Encana Sunset Prairie Lodge and had a taste of what life at camp is really like. On top of it all, students got to try their hands at nine holes of golf at Lone Wolf Golf Club, while learning about the lives and careers of men and women who volunteered their time and their voices to mentor the kids about their own potential career paths.

Many, many thanks go out to all who participated in the week- from the drivers who transported us safely, to the hands who prepared our meals, to the workers who enlightened us with information- we thank you.

Bonnie Bridges
Career Education Resource Teacher
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Sports Update

A HUGE congratulations to the NPSS Track and Field Team. Our team won the North Central Zone Overall Title last Wednesday in Prince George. Some of our athletes will be continuing on to the Provincial Championships in Langley on May 31st. In case you missed the article in EnergeticCity.ca, we have added the link below. Best of luck as you all prepare for the Provincial Championships. A big thank-you to coaches Sheldon Steele and Emily Robb who were able to travel to Prince George with the team. Article Link: https://energeticcity.ca/2017/05/npss-dominates-track-field-zone-finals/

Well done to the NPSS Golf Team. The boys are coached by Sheldon Steele and placed third at the Zone Tournament last weekend in Prince George. Our golfers all stayed in Prince George to participate in the Track and Field Meet on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The NPSS Boys and Girls Rugby Teams had a busy week. While the lost both their matches, they fought hard. They have their last league game on May 24th.

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NPSS Student Employment Opportunities ~ Keeginaw Kids Summer Program (Youth Workers)

Are you someone who may be interested in the Social Servies, ECE, Childcare, Educational, Recreational or Food Services field? Do you enjoy working with children? Are you looking for FUN, exciting and meaningful employment fof the summer? If so, contact the FSJ Friendship Society and apply for the four summer student positions! Contact anitalee@bluenova.ca or call 250-785-8566. Closing date: Monday June 5th at 4pm

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World Fair 2017

World Fair 2017 is a unique festival brought to you by the IRCC and the SD 60 SWIS program to celebrate the different cultures and all the wonderful people prevalent within our community. It is a free event, food from different cultures will be provided, and lots of fun is sure to be had! Currently, we are trying to gather all the different cultures in Fort St. John! If you’d like to participate, contact Ted Sloan at 250 793 5194, or just show up and enjoy  this wonderful opportunity!

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Adopted School Calendar for 2017-2018 only

Please see the attached Adopted School Calendar for 2017-2018 only …
We received a request to have a one-year-at-a-glance of the Adopted School Calendar, so we thought that some other folks might find this helpful.
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Sports Update

  • Sports Update:  
    • The Senior Girls Soccer Team won the North Central Zone Tournament in Dawson Creek this weekend. The ladies have secured a spot in the Provincial Tournament the weekend of June 2nd. Congratulations to our girls!
    • The Girls Rugby Team was in action on May 10th. They lost a close game but played excellent. They are preparing for their Provincial Tournament beginning on May 25th.
    • This week the NPSS Track and Field and Golf Teams are attending their Zone Tournaments in Prince George. All the best to our NPSS athletes as they fight for spots in the Provincial Tournament
    • The Rugby team is off to Dawson Creek this week for some early season games. Good luck athletes!
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My Strength Campaign~May 11th

On May 11th, students and staff gathered for an informative, student-driven presentation focusing on raising awareness of domestic violence with an emphasis on ending it! An amazing group of students/poets! Thank you to Ms. Paakkonen, the student leadership group, and the Women’s Resource Society for organizing the event!

  

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Commemorative Grad Hoodie and Insulated Water Bottle

NPSS Grads and parents will have an opportunity to purchase a commemorative Grad hoodie and/or copper vacuum insulated water bottle during the next few weeks!  These items will also be on sale at the Grad Ceremony (along with other NPSS Spirit Wear items).  The price for the hoodie is $50 and $20 for the water bottle. Quantities are limited so pick yours up today!

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NPSS Sports Update

This was a busy weekend for NPSS Sports. Our Girls Soccer, Badminton, and Girls Rugby Team were in action.

  • The Girls Soccer Team won the Williams Lake “Lake City Secondary Showdown” on the Weekend. The girls will participate in their Zone tournament next weekend and are hoping to secure a spot in the June Provincial Tournament.
  • The Girls Rugby team qualified for the Provincial Tournament after their great performance at Zones this weekend in Prince George. Well done ladies!
  • The NPSS Badminton faced some tough competition and played excellent at Zones in Prince George. They will face Dawson Creek later this month at their next tournament.
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Art Day at NPSS – May 16th

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