For FSJ Seniors, From NPSS Sr. Alt: Happy Valentines Day

Sr Alt has been working hard making Valentine’s cards and cookies for our Valentines for Seniors project. With NPSS closed yesterday, we had to ask for help; Leigh Anne baked us some cookies to add to the ones already baked in Mark’s class and we were able to borrow space at Robert Ogilvie to finish decorating.

Some students from the Senior Alt program had the honor to go visit the North Peace Senior Housing and deliver some cookies and cards to all of the residents that live there. It gives us great joy to see the seniors smile and interact with us! ~ Ally Peever

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A presentation by Brandon McLeod

Writer and musician Brendan McLeod visited NPSS today to perform a monologue about struggles with obsessions, mental health, and friendships. Students wishing to find out more about the topics discussed in the presentation can visit the counselling office. Below are links to helpful online resources: Training and empowering young Canadian leaders to revolutionize mental health.

MindYourMind: An online space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet.

Foundry: Offers young people health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres across BC.

TeenMentalHealth: What are mental disorders? What is brain injury? What is stigma? We need to know as much about our minds as we do our bodies.

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NPSS Classes Resume – February 14th, 2019

School will be in session tomorrow – Thursday, Feb. 14.  Thank you to everyone for your patience.  A water pipe broke in the electrical room and the main transformer went down. It is not repairable. However, a generator has been brought in and we will be open for classes tomorrow.  

As we move forward, some restrictions on power use will be in place.

  • Main hallway lights will be half off, and classroom lighting will be decreased.  
  • Oven and welder uses will be synchronized to ease the load on the generator. 
  • Car plug ins will be off.  
  • The public wifi network will be off, at least for the remainder of this week, while we watch the electrical load on the generator. There is a student phone for use outside the office.  Messages of vital importance can be relayed to students, but we cannot be a message service for 1000 kids.  
  • Please note that the Cafeteria will not be open for the duration of the week so those students who depend on buying their lunch on campus will have to make alternate plans for their meals.

Again, many thanks for your patience! More thanks to our hard working maintenance crew!!

Randy Pauls, NPSS Principal

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NPSS Closed Wednesday, Feb 13th, 2019

Due to the ongoing issues with the power outage at NPSS, there will not be any classes for students on Wednesday, February 13th. We will have an update for Thursday when it becomes available.

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NPSS Closed Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A burst pipe has led to electrical issues at the school. NPSS will be closed on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019.

An update will be made available later on Tuesday. Check back to tomorrow.

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NPSS Student to Exhibit Artwork at Alberta University of the Arts

NPSS student Wonhye Jeong submitted her artwork and an artist statement for the ‘Show Off! High School Art Competition, sponsored by the Alberta University of the Arts. Her art will be showcased in AUArts’ Main Mall public viewing area from March 11-23. As part of the event finalists will be chosen to win a first-year tuition scholarship to AUArts.

Congratulations to Wonhye Jeong for her incredible focus and dedication to improving her skills and getting selected for this exhibition!

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Alternate Bell Schedule for Thursday, Feb. 7th

Due to a grade meeting (10’s & 11’s), we will be using an alternate bell schedule for Thursday. The schedule has been provided below for your review. Those grade 12’s interested in attending Scholarship Letter Writing OR Grad Transition Work Completion time need to visit the GT Webpage to sign up! Space is limited so don’t delay!

8:44 ********** Warning Bell ************

8:48 – 9:58 Period 1     

10:03 – 11:46 Period 2     

11:46 – 12:46 ************* Lunch *************

12:51 –   2:01 Period 3     

2:06 –   3:16 Period 4

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Buses Cancelled for Wednesday, Feb. 6th

School District 60 school buses are cancelled for Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 due to the continued extreme cold weather. Schools remain open. Students are encouraged to email their teachers for any directions or instructions in the event of them not being able to attend school. Classroom teachers will be in class for those who are able to make it into the building. Activities can be catch up, extra tutoring, enrichment, and/or lesson content. In the rare event where teachers have the majority of their students in class during bus cancellation days, they may elect to move forward with instruction. Those who do not attend will not be penalized in any way, however, they will be required to make the time to catch up on the missed work.

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NPSS 2019 Reading Challenge!

In honour of February being “I Love to Read Month”, we are attaching the poster for the 2019 NPSS Reading Challenge. Read the poster for the details. Good luck to all those who participate!

2019 reading challenge

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NPSS Sports Update: Jan 30

The Senior girls played Caledonia in the first game last Friday night, winning 76-26, led by Celine Quigley with 28 points. In the semifinal game against previously unbeaten PGSS, Claire Turner led the scoring with 11 points and 9 rebounds. The girls relied on tight team defence to beat PGSS with a final score of 60-42. In the Championship game, the team battled and never gave up until the last second of the game but ended up losing to Nechako Valley with a final score of 46-60. The Grizzlies had notable performances from Jordynn McPherson, Alexis Ziebart and Celine Quigley. 

The Senior boys played Kelly road in the first game on Friday night, where they won solidly for the second time this season. Jesse Baker won player of the game, providing energy and clutch defence to seal the victory. The boys took a tough loss to a very good DP Todd team on Saturday morning. Jacob Zeibart’s solid shooting and gutsy defence garnered him player of the game. The bronze medal game was the best game of the season for the boys, with a big win over PGSS. This was a revenge game, after losing to them in the championship game of the the Dawson Creek tournament in December. It was an all out team effort, but Ethyn Lang left it all on the floor, earning player of the game, while strong performances from Liam Peterson and Adrian Loewen bolstered the victory. 
The Junior girls were in Dawson over the weekend where they started strong on Friday night, winning against Dr Kearney to earn a match up against Dawson Creek grade 9s on Saturday. Getting the W against the Gr. 9 team, the Grizzlies found themselves in a rematch with the Dawson 10s in the final. After a strong start, the girls hit a slump in the 2nd quarter and Dawson went up by 20. The Grizzlies came back in the second half to pull within 8, but they didn’t have enough left in the tank to pull ahead and finished the tournament in 2nd place. Isabella Ziebart earned Tournament MVP. 

The Junior boys were in action once again this past weekend in Dawson Creek for their last warm up tournament before Regionals. The Grizzlies got in three solid games over the weekend starting Friday night when they matched up against Tumbler Ridge Secondary School. The Grizzlies came out flat to start the game, which saw a tightly contested first half, and a Grizzlies three-point lead at half. In the second half the Grizzlies took control of the game playing strong defence and pushing the pace of the game to a quicker level. When the final buzzer sounded the Grizzlies took a convincing win with every member of the team getting on the score sheet in the game for the first time this season. The Grizzlies were in tough in the finals missing three players and needing big minutes from players off the bench. For the first time of the weekend the boys started the game ready to play and came out fast to take an early lead. Dawson fought back with shot making and a quick transition game to take a lead at half time. The Grizzlies made a few adjustments and got big minutes from some of the bench in the second half and made a strong run at the Dawson team, but when the final buzzer sounded the boys took second place with an eight-point loss to the DCSS Junior Team.

Up Next: Senior Girls are in Prince George this weekend at PGSS and Senior Boys are in Quesnel at Correlieu Secondary. Both Junior teams have the weekend off.
Female Athlete of the Week: Claire Turner (Gr. 12, Sr Girls Basketball)
Male Athlete of the Week: Ethyn Lang (Gr. 11, Sr Boys Basketball)

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