This is an important reminder to all students who graduated in June and are planning to attend post-secondary in the fall (September 2019) that you must complete your PSI form before July 12th or your admission status could be impacted. This process gives the ministry permission to send your official transcript to the school you will be attending in the fall. All students and parents have been sent an email detailing how this process can be completed (emails were also sent in May and early June).
With summer vacation time setting in for parents and students, we wanted to share some important information for the next few months:
The NPSS Counselling Office will be open on Monday, August 26th from 8am-4pm.
September 3, 8:44am to 11:15 – All Grade 10 students and former ELC students wanting an orientation to the school will attend school for a breakfast and orientation assembly in the gym. Grade 11 and 12 students will not attend on this day.
September 4, 8:44am to 3:16pm – all students will attend regular scheduled classes.
Mr. Barry’s grade 12 physical education students invited a grade 5 class from R.O. for multiple days of sports activities.
The Sr. Alt class held a ceremony on Wednesday to officially open the Peace Orchard and Healing Gardens. Ally Peever and Maddie Carter were the mc’s. They invited Elder Madeline Davis from Doig River First Nation to open the event with a prayer of thanks. Tristan Jansen accompanied Dale in performing the song ‘Healing Bear’, and then speeches were made by Montana Davis-Green and Connal Cameron, as well as guests Reg Whiten from Tree Canada and Jeff Spenst from Pembina Pipeline. Dillon, Kari, and student volunteers provided a barbecue lunch. The Senior Alt class is incredibly proud of their efforts and hope to see the produce used by the school and community for years to come.
Our Boys Rugby team was in Grande Prairie on Friday for a 7s tournament. The boys went undefeated – a great way to finish the season!
The Athletics Banquet on Thursday night recognized the successes of all of our sports teams. Congrats Grizzlies and thank you, coaches! See below for a full list of award winners:
Athlete of the Year – Male: Quinlan Snider
Athlete of the Year – Female: Celine Quigley
Outstanding Athletic Performance: Kenzie Chilcott
Coaches Choice: Leigh Hedges
MVP: Kenzie Chilcott
Rookie of the Year: Harrison Sewell
Coaches Choice: Caleb Mohninger
MVP: Devin Velkjar
Rookie of the Year: Maddison Holloway
Coaches Choice: Kenzie Chilcott
MVP Attacking: Emma Close
MVP Defending: Teagan Clement
Jr. Girls Volleyball
Coaches Choice: Raya Heinrichs
MVP: Taylor Schmidt
Sr. Girls Volleyball
Rookie of the Year: Megan Salinas
Coaches of the Choice: Jessie Copes
MVP: Daelyn Jeffers
Sr. Boys Volleyball
Rookie of the Year: Drew Woodruff
Coaches Choice: Thomas Taylor
MVP: Michael McDermott
Jr. Boys Basketball
Coaches Choice: Colton Dyck
MVP: Gryphon Talbot
Jr. Girls Basketball
Coaches Choice: Jenna Miranda
MVP: Isabella Ziebart
Sr. Girls Basketball
Rookie of the Year: MacKenzie O’Brien
Ross Memorial Most Inspirational Award: Alexis Ziebart
Coaches Choice: Claire Turner
MVP: Celine Quigley
Sr. Boys Basketball
Rookie of the Year: Liam Peterson
Ross Memorial Most Inspirational Award: Earl Concepcion
MVP: Mason Miranda
Track and Field
Rookie of the Year: Jacob Haluzka
Coaches Choice: Tyler Turner
MVP: Kenzie Chilcott
Most Improved: Maddison Holloway
Coaches Choice: Michelle Kalkman
MVP: Linsey Edwards
Best Back: Tristan Hynes
Best Forward: Noah Klassen
MVP: Tim Zimmer
Most Improved: Brooklyn Willms
Coaches Choice: Connor Kindrat
MVP: Kurtis Lee
We are very excited to announce our 2019/2020 Student Council! We had over 100 students come out and vote on Wednesday at main campus, and over 80 at the ELC. The results are:
|Vice President||Joseph Seo|
|Event Coordinators||Brianna Rogerson and Andrea Gagne|
|Public Relations||Breanna Triebel and Martina Scheck|
NPSS Student Arya Xu competed in the Euclid Math Contest and placed in the top 25% in the country! Congratulations Arya…we’re very proud of you!
NPSS staff and students are planting fruit and medicinal trees and bushes in front of the library today. The event originated from the Senior Alt class as part of their plans for community improvement. The orchard project is made possible by grants from Tree Canada, Pembina Pipelines and is in association with the local First Nations. The students were interviewed by local reporter Scott Brooks and their project is featured on Energetic City.ca.
On Thursday NPSS students participated in the ‘My Strength is Not for Hurting’ violence against women campaign. Constable Neustaeter presented to the school on the signs of an unhealthy relationship, local statistics on violence, and what can be done to get help. Ade and Jaimie discussed the topic of consent, Shaunti and Caden highlighted the current tragedy of local missing and murdered Indigenous women. Ms. Aulin organized many events and workshops throughout the day on the topics of healthy relationships, healing, marginalization, racism, toxic masculinity, mental health awareness, healthy role models, self-expression, sexuality, and gender.