BC Graduation Assessments ~ Student and Parent Information

Those students and/or parents wanting to know more about the newly implemented BC Numeracy Assessment or BC Literacy Assessment (Field Test) can learn more following the link on the right side of the screen!

NPSS will be piloting the Literacy Assessment Field Test on Nov. 8-15, and English teachers have collected names of students that were interested in participating in the assessment. This assessment is ONLY for collecting feedback and standards setting, as the Ministry moves to designing the future assessment that will be used (similar to the Numeracy Assessment that we use today).

NPSS will be hosting the Numeracy Assessment on Nov. 5-7 for those Gr. 12’s who missed writing during the June session, or those who wanted to rewrite it. We have already collected names and the window to register is closed.  There will be another offering at the end of January (Semester end) if students missed this session.  Those wanting to see Numeracy sample questions or try an online Numeracy practice assessment can follow these links.

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Athletic News: October 15

It was a busy weekend for the NPSS Grizzlies as Senior Volleyball took on some tough competition in Whitecourt, Junior Girls Volleyball faced BC competition for the first time, and Cross Country had their last race of the season before competing in Zones next weekend.

Sr Girls Volleyball started the weekend off strong with two wins and a tight loss in pool play on Friday night. The girls struggled on Saturday and ended up in the consolation draw. Overall, Coach Bacso was impressed with how the girls handled the tough competition ad noted lots of improvement from their first tournament.

Sr Boys Volleyball played hard, winning one set and finishing in fourth place in their pool. In the consolation draw, the boys were able to take both of their games to a third set. The level of play was intense and Coach Hyland is excited for next weekend’s tournament in Dawson Creek.

Jr Girls Volleyball played well on Friday night, winning their first two games of the tournament. They faced some tough competition on Saturday and lost in the semi-final to a strong Duchess Park team. The girls battled back and finished the weekend in 3rd place with a decisive win over College Heights.

Our Cross Country runners had a good showing on Saturday at the Bert Bowes Bash. Kenzie Chilcott finished in first place in the Senior Girls category (4.2km) with a time of 17:57 with Leigh Hedges right behind her at 18:00. Jordynn McPherson took 3rd with a time of 18:39. In the Senior Boys category (5.6km), Quinlan Snider finished in 3rd with a time of 22:09 and rookie runner Carter Collins finished in 5th with a time of 23:46.

Male Athlete of the Week: Drew Woodruff (Sr Boys Volleyball) – Throughout the weekend, rookie Drew Woodruff played a critical role in raising team morale and building team spirit. On the court, Drew showcased his highest level of play since the beginning of the season and played a key role in many of the blocks run by the team.

Female Athlete of the Week: Leigh Hedges (Cross Country) – Leigh is a multi-sport athlete who consistently demonstrates determination, grit and a hardworking attitude. Not only is Leigh one of the hardest working athletes around, but she does it all with a smile! Her dedication to training this season has resulted in huge improvements in her level of fitness and a fantastic result this weekend!


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Jersey Friday

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Athletic News: October 9

All teams had Thanksgiving weekend off, however, that didn’t stop them from putting in lots of hard work at practice throughout the week. The Jr Girls Volleyball took on the Sr Girls in an exhibition on Thursday afternoon. The Seniors took 4 of 5 sets, with the Juniors winning the 4th. Both coaches were happy with the level of play and excited for this weekends tournaments.  The Cross Country team has their second race of the season, hosted by Bert Bowes.

Male Athlete of the Week: Quinlan Snider – It can be hard to stay focused without many games to look forward to, however, Sr Boys Soccer captain Quinlan Snider consistently demonstrates focus, determination and grit and can often be found putting in extra work outside of practice. He leads by example both on and off the pitch and is working hard to make sure the team is ready for zones at the end of the month!

Female Athlete of the Week: Emily Reuhl – Emily has taken on a new role on the team and is working hard towards being where the team needs her to be. She consistently demonstrates an impeccable work ethic and has improved significantly since the first tournament!

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Defrizz the Grizz

NPSS Student Council is doing the fundraiser “Defrizz the Grizz” to support an NPSS student diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer. Donate for the teacher if you want see him to shave before No Shave November! The donations bins are set in front of the office, and we have Mr. Churchill, Mr. Laur and Mr. McMillan participating in this event. Also, Mr. Pauls promised to shave if raised $1500! Come and donate right now!

You can also connect to the Facebook Page of Student Body Council to learn more details about upcoming events. www.facebook.com/npssstudentbodycouncil


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Student Council members prepared a free Thanksgiving lunch for the students at NPSS today. At the same time, the Interact club prepared a bake sale and sold desserts to fundraise for a local youth recently diagnosed with cancer. Thank you to everyone helped organize and take part in today’s lunch.

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Flag Football Intermurals



  • Only 8 teams are allowed to compete. So if you want in, better do it sooner than later.
  • Each team must have at least 5 people. (One captain and 4 players)
  • A maximum of 8 people per team.
  • Sign up by Oct 5, 2018.
  • Games begin on Oct 9 and happen every week on Tuesday and Wednesday lunch.
  • Final games happen on Halloween, so make sure to dress up as a football player that day 🙂
  • Top 3 winners get custom trophies with their team name on it. So give it your all!!
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Letter to Parents — Re: Legalization of Cannabis in BC

Parents are encouraged to download the following letter from the School District with regards to the cannabis legislation for recreational use which comes into effect across Canada on October 17th.

Cannabis Letter to Parents_Oct 3’2018

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Grad Hoodie & Blanket Logo – Looking for your ideas!!!


Last year’s logo:


Attention Grads!!! From October 2nd-9th, we will be collecting logo ideas for this year’s Grad. Those Grads who are interested in being a part of the logo design should visit the Grad Transitions webpage to submit their ideas! The Grad hoodie and blanket order for Grad 2019 will begin on October 22nd!  We will have order forms available on our webpage, the GT webpage as well as at the office!

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NPSS Spirit Wear Orders – Deadline October 26th EXTENDED

During the month of October, students and parents can swing by the Spirit Wear Store (outside of the main office) to preview our NPSS Spirit Wear!  Our first order of Spirit Wear will be going out on Friday, October 26th.

For those who are looking for more information about what we have, download our brochure!  And don’t forget to visit our on line store by clicking on the NPSS Store link above! spirit wear brochure 2018-19

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