Due To Severe Allergies NPSS is a PEPPER FREE Zone

North Peace Secondary is a Pepper Free Zone
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Early Dismissal Days & Parent-Teacher Interviews

There is an alternate bell schedule for Wednesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 28. The early dismissal days are to accommodate the parent-teacher interviews happening on these afternoons. If you would like to meet with teachers on these days, please contact the office at 250-785-4429 or though email npss.attendance@prn.bc.ca

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Sports Update November 12 – Basketball and Wrestling Tryouts

The Junior Girls volleyball team is set to play the Senior Girls at 5:30PM on Wednesday. This will be the Junior Girls last game of the season. Come out and support the teams!

Basketball season is just about underway with tryouts starting up on Tuesday this week. The tryout schedule this week is:

Jr Girls Basketball (Coach: Samantha Stackhouse)
Nov 12th: 3:30-5:30PM
Nov 14th: 3:30-5:30PM

Jr Boys Basketball (Coach: Eugene Concepion)
Nov 12th: 5:30-7:30PM
Nov 13th: 5:30-7:30PM

Senior Girls Basketball (Coach: Jaclyn McNicol)
Nov 13th: 3:30-5:30PM
Nov 14th: 3:30-5:30PM

Senior Boys Basketball (Coaches: Gabe Gonzales, Ryan Galay)
Nov 12th: 3:30-5:30PM
Nov 14th: 5:30-7:30PM

Wrestling (Coaches: Josh Cullen, Ian Forbes)
Nov 12th: 7:00-8:00AM
Nov 13th: 4:00-5:00PM
Nov 14th: 7:00-8:00AM

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Remembrance Ceremony at NPSS

The NPSS student council organized the Remembrance Day ceremony at NPSS this year. The Cadets, NPSS band, Choice Choir, and guests retired corporal Tracy Tompkins and RCMP Constable Cullen all participated in the ceremony. 

The Royal Canadian Legion will be hosting the annual community service and parade on Monday, November 11, starting at 10:00.

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It’s Grizzly Season!

The Junior Girls Volleyball team competed at home over the weekend in the Peace River Regional tournament. Hosted at North Peace, the girls got a rare opportunity to play in front of a home crowd. The Grizzlies started off strong with a solid win over Dr Kearney, before losing in 2 to a strong Dawson Creek team and then winning against Bert Bowes. To finish off pool play on Saturday morning the girls won against Chetwynd, which put them up against Dr Kearney in the semi final. The Cougars came out swinging, but the Grizzlies dug in and pulled off another win to set up a rematch against Dawson Creek in the final. Dawson Creek came out strong, winning in two to take first place. The Grizzlies finished in second, with Dr Kearney in 3rd, Bert Bowes in 4th and Chetwynd in 5th. Huge shoutout to Avery Hucker, who was named Tournament MVP. Dawson Creek and North Peace are off to the Zone Championships in Prince George this coming weekend. 

Senior Girls Volleyball was in Prince George over the weekend competing at Duchess Park in their last tournament before they head to Provincials at the end of the month. The Grizzlies had a strong tournament with a couple of solid wins, finishing in 7th place. 

Jordynn McPherson, Tristan Hynes, Carter Collins and Kane Schreiner represented North Peace at the BC High School Cross Country Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday. All four athletes ran well, with Kane finishing 28th out of 279 runners in the Junior Boys division!

Athlete of the Week: Avery Hucker (Gr. 10, Junior Girls Volleyball) – Avery anchored the girls volleyball team over the weekend with solid playing, consistent positive attitude and strong leadership both on and off the court. Congrats Avery on Tournament MVP! 

Up Next: Senior Boys Volleyball head to Peace River on Friday for their last tournament of the season, while Junior Girls Volleyball head to Prince George for Zones. Good luck Grizzlies!

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Foods & Nutrition 10

Ms. Paakkonen’s Grade 10 class has been cooking up a storm! Last week they learned how to make homemade pasta, and yesterday they baked cakes.

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Numeracy and Literacy Assessment

The Grade 10 Graduation Numeracy Assessment (GNA 10) is a provincial assessment that assesses student proficiency in numeracy. It is a graduation requirement that students will take in their Grade 10 year. For more details about GNA 10, download this parent brochure pdf.

The Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment (GLA 10) assesses students’ ability to use critical thinking and analysis to make meaning from a diverse array of texts. It also assesses the ability of students to communicate their ideas. GLA 10 is not based on a particular course but on learning across multiple subjects, from kindergarten to Grade 10.

Both of these assessments are requirements in order to graduate. Students do not receive course credits for these assessments, and their marks do not affect their GPA. Students will have 3 opportunities to write these assessments. The next assessment days will be in January. 

NPSS is running an alternate schedule on Monday and Tuesday of this week (November 4 & 5) to accommodate the Numeracy and Literacy assessments. The Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment is being written in the students’ grade 10 math block, and the Literacy assessment will be in their grade 10 English block. If a grade 10 student is not enrolled in either class this semester, they’ll be writing their assessment next semester, in the long block days in April. Students are expected to attend their other classes as scheduled.

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Grizzlies in the lab: Science at NPSS

NPSS students in  Mr. Boyd’s Chemistry 12 experiment with solubility, while Ms. Lynn’s Anatomy and Physiology 12 students investigate the rate of enzyme-catalyzed reactions in a self-directed lab.

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It’s Grizzly Season: Sports Update for Oct 28

It was a tough weekend for our Senior Grizzlies: after a long and anxious bus ride to Grande Prairie, with a stop at the Alberta border because of snow, both teams got off the bus and stepped right onto the court to start their pool play at GP Comp. The girls got off to a slow start in the first game but their energy started to shift in the second and third. The Grizzlies started off against PWA with a huge block from Mackenzie O’Brien. Ultimately the girls fell short in that game and the next, but the quality of play was much better. They came out on Saturday morning with a solid win in two sets over High Level to complete their pool play and set themselves up for a tough crossover match against Lacrete. The girls had a great first set against the Lancers but lost 24-26. There were lots of positive plays that happened in that set, including an excellent dig by Hannah Gould and Kesney Myllymaki that showed off the Grizzlies’ defensive strength. In the second set, the girls let the momentum slip away and lost 25-15. The Grizzlies are back at it this weekend in Prince George for their last tournament of the season. 

The senior boys started the weekend off strong with a big win against Chetwynd in straight sets. They then went on to lose the next two against PWA and St John Paul. In their last game of pool play on Saturday morning, the Grizzlies defeated High Level in three sets to go 2-2. The quarterfinals saw a match up against E.W Pratt that ended in a tough loss in two sets. The boys have this weekend off, and are back at it again in Peace River Nov 7/8 for their last tournament of the season. 

The junior girls were in Dawson Creek over the weekend. The Grizzlies went undefeated, winning every game but one in straight sets and finishing the tournament in first place. With Regionals coming up this weekend, the girls are excited and ready to compete! 

Up Next: North Peace and Bert Bowes are hosting the Jr Girls Regional Tournament this coming weekend with games kicking off at both schools on Friday afternoon. Come out and support your local teams! The Cross Country team will be in Abbotsford on Saturday competing at the Provincial Championships – good luck Grizzlies! 

Athlete of the Week: Nathan Narcisco (Gr. 12, Senior Boys Volleyball) – Nathan played every set of the weekend as starting setter. He ran the offense and kept the boys in each set. He energized the team when they got down on themselves and served as captain for the weekend. Overall, Nathan had a great weekend – Congratulations!

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It’s Grizzly Season: NPSS Sports Update Oct 21

It was a busy weekend for Grizzlies Athletics: all three volleyball teams were in Dawson Creek and the Cross Country team competed at the Zone Championships. 

Jordynn McPherson (Grade 12), Tristan Hynes (Grade 12), Carter Collins (Grade 11) and Kane Schreiner (Grade 10) represented North Peace at the NCD Zone Championships at Bear Mountain in Dawson Creek. It was a chilly day for running, with some fresh snow on the ground. Kane started the day with a great 4km race in the Junior Boys division. He finished in 2nd place, with a time of 16:56. Jordy was up next in the 5km Senior Girls division. With a goal of finishing in the top 10, Jordy started off strong and was able to keep a good pace for the whole race. She finished in 8th place with a time of 28:19. Tristan and Carter finished the day off strong in the 5km Senior Boys division. Carter, also with a goal of finishing in the top 10, had a great race and with a time of 25:58, finished in 10th. Tristan finished in 14th with a time of 29:53. All 4 runners qualified to compete in the Provincial Championships in Abbotsford on November 2nd. Congrats Grizzlies! 

The Senior girls had their best result of the season this weekend. After a tough opening match up against Dawson Creek Seniors, the girls finished pool play in 3rd place, putting them up against the Dawson Juniors in the Quarter Finals. A win in the Quarters secured a semi-final battle against Charles Spencer. After falling short against Charles Spencer, and then to Sexsmith in the 3rd place match, the girls finished the Tournament in 4th.  

The Senior boys had a great weekend, winning the Dawson Creek tournament for the 3rd year in a row. The Junior girls had a weekend full of uphill battles against some seasoned senior teams. They finished in 10th place and are ready to take on the Dawson Junior tournament this coming weekend.

Up Next: The senior teams are in Grande Prairie Oct 25/26 at GP Comp. The junior girls are in Dawson Oct 25/26 for the junior tournament

Athlete of the Week: Kane Schreiner (Gr. 10, Cross Country) – Kane pulled off an outstanding 2nd place finish at Zones this weekend after recovering from a calf injury sustained a month ago. Kane has just recently got back in to training and this only his second race of the season. Congrats Kane, and good luck at Provincials!

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  • DATE: October 24, 2019
  • TIMES:  8:48am – 7:00pm
  • Student and Teachers: 8:48am – 3:16pm
  • Students and Parents: 3:30pm – 7:00pm

The WorkBC Find Your Fit Tour is an interactive student based event taking place at North Peace Secondary School on October 24, 2019 from 8:48am – 3:16pm for students and from 3:30pm – 7:00pm for students and parents. Students can jump right in and try the skills they’ll need for different careers in demand across the province. This hands-on event will help students apply real life experiences to their career planning, and connect with WorkBC’s labour market information, tools and services. Parents are also welcome to attend the evening event, as they look for ways to educate and support their children in their career exploration.

Drop in and explore the program and discover how to ‘find your fit’ for a career! 

Click the link below for more information: