French Immersion

Mme Dirks’ French Immersion students visited France last week! They experienced local cuisine, practiced their language skills, and visited many historical sites and museums.

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NPSS Chemistry

Mr. Fajemisin’s Chemistry 11 students doing a bonding lab.

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Presentation by Boris Sichon

NPSS received a visit from musician Boris Sichon. He showcased a selection of his collection of musical instruments from around the world. Boris demonstrated the similarities between the instruments. “They are the same language, but each can be played with a different accent”. Austin, Joshua, and Seth volunteered during the presentation to help compose new sounds.

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Biology 12

Students in Ms. Lynn’s Biology 12 class dissecting hearts and lungs.

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Important Reminder for all Dual Credit Students

Mandatory Orientation Night at NLC on Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30 pm for all students that have been accepted into Dual Credit programs (Trades, Certificate, or Academics) at the Fort St John campus for the fall intake only (beginning in Sept). At least one parent is expected to attend. 
For those whose programs are run out of the Dawson Creek NLC Campus, your orientation night is Thursday, May 30th at 6:30 pm at the Dawson Creek Campus. Again, at least one parent must be in attendance.
*Note: These orientations are only for those students whose programs/courses begin in September 2019. Those beginning in Feb 2020 will be notified of their orientation date some time in the fall.

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Measles Follow-Up Campaign Information for Parents

Northern Health will be offering measles catch up campaign drop in clinics at the Fort St John Health Unit located at 10115 110th Ave. on the following dates/times:

Thursday May 23rd from 9 AM to 7 PM

Saturday May 25th from 9 AM to 3 PM

Saturday June 8th from 9 AM to 3 PM

Thursday June 27th from 9 AM to 7 PM

If you still have a consent form and are wanting your child immunized please bring the form with you.  Do not return any further forms to the school.

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Grizzlies Update for May 21

Senior Boys and Girls rugby teams played exhibition matches against PWA and Dawson Creek on Wednesday last week in front of a home crowd. The boys dominated, tuning up for playoffs. The girls played 12s against a team comprised of players from both PWA and Dawson Creek. They took a big win, using it as an opportunity to prep for a club tournament in Prince George this coming weekend. The boys will play their first playoff game this Wednesday at home. Kick off is 4:15.


The Track team was in Prince George for the Zone Championship last week. North Peace sent 5 athletes. Kenzie Chilcott finished 1st in the 1500m and 800m. Jordynn McPherson finished 3rd in the 1500m and 2nd in the 800m. Quinlan Snider finished 3rd in the 1500m. Congrats Grizzlies!


Up Next:
The Ultimate Frisbee Team is off to Calgary on Friday this week for their first tournament. Good luck!

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Alternate Bell Schedule Thursday May 23rd, 2019

NPSS will be using an alternate bell schedule for Thursday, May 23rd due to a cultural event taking place in the morning. The schedule will be posted around the school for students as well as below for those who follow us on-line.

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

8:48 –  10:56 Period 1

*9:00 – 10:00 Presentation in the Gym*

11:01 – 12:04 Period 2

12:04 – 1:01 Lunch

1:05 – 2:08 Period 3    

2:13 –   3:16 Period 4

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NPSS Rugby

Our Senior Rugby teams had their season openers on Wednesday April 25 against St. Joe’s. The Girls were up first. Not only was this their first game of the season, but for many of the girls it was their first ever game of rugby. The Grizzlies were a bit shaky off the whistle, but got more comfortable as the game progressed. The game ended with a final score of 36-15. It was an all around excellent effort from all of the girls, with standout performances from Maddison Holloway, Emily Mavin and Taylor Forester. Tries were scored by Emily Mavin, Taylor Forester, Maddison Holloway, Hailey Gillard, Makena Sowers and Michelle Kalkman.

The boys started strong against Grande Prairie rivals St Joe’s. By the half, the score was tied at 12. The Grizzlies took the lead after the half, but couldn’t hold it. Running out of gas, the final score was 34-17 in favour of St. Joe’s. Rookie Caleb Mohninger had a standout performance with excellent runs, solid tackles and an all around great effort.

The Senior Girls Rugby had their first home game of the season this past Wednesday against Sexsmith. Spurred on by a huge home crowd, the Grizzlies battled hard against the perennial powerhouse. It was another excellent team effort, with impressive individual performances from Maddison Holloway and Michelle Kalkman. Despite losing the game, the girls continue to get more comfortable on the pitch and are excited to take on Charles Spencer in Grande Prairie on Wednesday this week. The boys kick off at 3:30PM and the girls follow at 4:45PM.

Up Next:

Senior Boys Rugby host PWA on Wednesday May 15th. Kick off at 4:15PM. Make sure to come out and support our Grizzlies!

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ICBC Road Safety Presentation – May 1st

NPSS will be hosting the annual ICBC Road Safety Presentation for all students on Wednesday, May 1st at 10:30am. With the hour-long presentation, we will be making use of an alternate bell schedule for the whole day. We will be posting the schedule around the building as well!

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