Grizzlies Update: November 13th

Grizzlies Volleyball had a good showing this weekend, with Sr Girls finishing strong with a consolation final win in Peace River, and Jr Girls finishing 2nd at Zones in Quesnel.

Sr Girls Volleyball got off to a shaky start in pool play on Friday night. They settled in however, securing 2nd place with a 2-1 record in their pool. An unfortunate loss in their cross over game Saturday morning left them disappointed, but the girls came back fighting, winning their next 3 games to finish 9/24 and the consolation title. The girls are off to Provincials in Penticton the last week of November. Good luck Grizzlies!

Sr Boys Volleyball had a strong start on Friday night, going 3-0 and placing first in their pool. After losing their crossover match, the boys fought every point to stay alive in their first consolation match, but came up short. While it wasn’t the final outcome they were hoping for, the team was proud of how far they have come as a result of their hard work and dedication to improve. From coaches Cole Hyland and Ian Zackodnik: a huge thank you goes out to all of the PRN staff, parents, players, coaches, and tournament organizers that have made this season possible!

Jr Girls Volleyball finished their season with an impressive 2nd place finish at Zones in Quesnel. The girls started pool play on Friday night with a strong win over PGSS and a loss to Duchess Park. They secured a 2nd place finish in their pool with a win over Quesnel on Saturday morning. Playoff wins against Correlieu and College Heights put them in the final against Duchess Park. The girls came out fighting with a strong fan section cheering them on, however, they were unable to secure the W and finished 2nd. Congratulations to 1st Team All Stars Laci Jackson and Taylor Schmidt, and 2nd Team All Star AnnMarie Barrette.

Up Next: Sr Boys Soccer is off to Provincials in Vancouver next week, followed by Sr Girls Volleyball at Provincials the week after. Good luck Grizzlies!

Male Athlete of the Week: Andrew Middleton (Sr Boys Volleyball) – Over the weekend, Andrew consistently kept his cool on the court and was able to put pressure on the other teams both as a formidable wall at the net and continually being dependable to deliver a solid serve.  Andrew was able to close the gap a number of times by gaining the team points off of his serves alone. Congrats Andrew!

Female Athlete of the Week: Megan Salinas (Sr Girls Volleyball) – Megan has been hyper focused in practice, constantly working on her serve receive and passing. She really pulled through for their girls this weekend, running the back row and quarterbacking their offense. Congrats Megan!

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NPSS Students ~ Opportunity to be on the Prime Minister’s Youth Council!

The Prime Minister’s Youth Council (PMYC) is accepting applications for the next cohort of members.  Canadian youth, permanent residents and protected persons aged 16-24 years can apply… this means that NPSS students could be the next members of the PMYC!

Follow @LeadersToday on Instagram or Facebook and hear directly from current members of the PMYC.  You can visit, and review the application requirements as well!

The application deadline is November 30, 2018

PMYC-Poster_EN (8.5×11) Oct. 1

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A Day of Remembrance

Today NPSS students, staff and community members participated in the Remembrance Day ceremony. Army Cadets Jacob Barley and Tyler Kitt presided over the event. Student Council president Kobe Tulloch led the ceremony, and Mr. Dempsey and Ms. Cullen each shared family stories. The leadership and student council students read ‘In Flanders Fields’, Elysia Cruz sang ‘Imagine’ and the SD60 Band played an original arrangement of ‘O Canada’, ‘Taps’, ‘Where Mountains Touch the Sky’, and ‘Vortex’. Thank you to all the participants for making this a respectful, memorable event. Have a restful weekend. Classes will resume on Tuesday, November 13.

Mr. Dempsey speaking of his Great-Grandfather’s experiences in World War 1 and of his time in the military.

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Sports Update – Nov 5

It was a big weekend for Jr Girl’s Volleyball as they finished 2nd in the Peace River Regional tournament, earning a spot in Zones next weekend. The girls lost to a strong Dawson Creek team in their first game on Friday, but battled back and won 3 straight games against Bert Bowes, Dr Kearney and Hudson’s Hope. They faced Bowes again on Saturday in the semi final, winning to advance to the Gold medal game for a rematch against Dawson. Despite playing hard, the girls lost in 2 sets, finishing the tournament in 2nd place. Good luck at Zones!

The Cross Country team wrapped up their season at Provincials in Nanaimo this weekend. Kenzie Chilcott finished 34th in Sr Girls with a time of 26:06, followed by Celine Quigley (88th) and Leigh Hedges (103rd). Quinlan Snider finished 135th in Sr Boys with a time of 22:04.

Up Next: Senior Boys and Girls Volleyball are in Peace River this weekend. This will be the last tournament of the season for the boys and the last test for the girls before Provincials. Jr Girls are in Quesnel to take on some of the best teams in BC. Good luck Grizzlies!

Male Athlete of the Week: Quinlan Snider (Cross Country) Despite racing a tough race on a tough course, Quinlan did his best to leave it all out there and finished in the middle of the pack against the best runners in the province. Congrats on a great season and a great race Quin!

Female Athlete of the Week: AnneMarie Barrette (Jr Girls Volleyball) Annie stepped up in a huge way for the team this weekend. Despite battling some lower body injuries, she powered through for the team and played a key role in boosting morale. She also showed her skills with some huge hits from the left side and very consistent passing.

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NPSS Running Club / Track & Field 

Starting on Monday, November 19th and going until March, Mrs. Pimm will be hosting Running Club / Track & field sessions at the Pomeroy Sports Centre track.  Sessions run every Monday at 7:30AM! No experience required. See Mrs. Pimm in 211 if you have any questions.

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Remembrance Day Ceremony – Friday, Nov. 9th

On Friday, November 9th at 10:55am, NPSS students and staff will pause to reflect during their Remembrance Day Ceremony. Parents and friends of NPSS are welcome to join us in the main gymnasium, and are encouraged to arrive early for seating purposes. We are including the alternate bell schedule below for parents/students.

Alternate Bell Schedule – Remembrance Day 2018

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Happy Halloween from NPSS

Ms. Cullen’s English ELL students learn about Canadian customs and culture while learning English skills. Many of them carved Halloween pumpkins for the first time this October. The Interact club and Student council arranged a Halloween dance for Oct 26, and on Halloween the Sr. Alt class organized a door decorating contest. During lunch students voted on best costumes and trick-or-treated around the school. Have a happy and safe Halloween!


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Athletics Update

Male Athlete of the Week: Nathan Narcisco

It was a busy weekend for Grizzlies Volleyball with the senior teams at the Comp in Grande Prairie and the junior girls team at Duchess Park in Prince George. Sr Girls Volleyball started the weekend 2-1 in Grande Prairie, falling to Lacrete and GP Comp. In the first round of playoffs on Saturday, the girls lost to a strong Dawson Creek team, putting them in the consolation bracket. They lost in the final, finishing 6th.

Sr Boys Volleyball had a slow start to their weekend in Grande Prairie. After two tough losses, the boys were able to pull through and place third in their pool. After falling into the consolation bracket, they fought hard and ended the weekend with a win in the consolation final. Congrats boys!

Jr Girls Volleyball started the weekend with decisive wins over College Heights and Kelly Road on Friday night. With consistent play from key players, the girls found themselves in the final against a strong team from PGSS on Saturday. The girls took the game in two sets, 25-22 and 25-18 and finished the weekend off strong with a first place finish and a wild card entry for Zones. Congrats girls!

The Cross Country team is off to Provincials in Nanaimo this week, and Junior Girls volleyball compete at Regionals on Friday and Saturday at Bert Bowes.

Female Athlete of the Week: Taylor Schmidt

Male Athlete of the Week: Nathan Narcisco – Over the weekend, Nathan played a key role in putting pressure on the other teams with consistent serving and sets. Despite the quality of a pass, Nathan was able to make it work for the team and played an important defensive role. Nathan was also chosen as the consolation final MVP. Congrats Nathan!

Female Athlete of the Week: Taylor Schmidt – Taylor played hard this weekend and approached every game with a positive attitude. She always came up big for the team when they needed it. Taylor had some huge blocks again and helped lead the girls to Gold. Congrats Taylor!

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Defrizz the Grizz

The ELC staff and students visited North Peace campus today to participate in the Defrizz the Grizz event. The assembly was organized by the student council to help raise funds for travel expenses for Alyaya McCormick, who’s currently undergoing cancer treatment. Thank you to all the students and community members who’ve donated over the past few weeks. Over $5700 was raised and so Mr. Churchill, Mr. Pauls, and Mr. Hiscock shaved their beards. The Junior and Senior Volleyball girls teams challenged one another to a competition as part of the event.

#defrizzthegrizz shaved for a good cause #cancersucks #NPSS

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Attention Grads ~ “Commemorative Grad” Order

(NPSS Artist: Azaria Richards)

North Peace Secondary School is proud to present the 2019 “Commemorative Grad” program! Students graduating in June 2019 will have an opportunity to purchase items to commemorate their final academic years at NPSS!

This year’s logo has been voted upon and will be showcased on a variety of different keepsake items . Please download the attached order form (paper copies are available at the main office) and have payments made in full prior to the November 2nd deadline. Orders will arrive towards the end of the month of November/early December.  Those who miss the first purchasing window will have 2 other opportunities throughout the year.

Grad Order 2019

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