Grizzlies Update: May 28

It was a busy week for North Peace sports teams with action from Senior Boys Rugby and Ultimate Frisbee.

Senior boys rugby hosted their semi-final playoff game against Charles Spencer on Wednesday afternoon in front of a great home crowd. The boys came out strong and dominated for the whole game. The game finished with a score of 44-0, sending the boys into the final this coming Wednesday against St Joe’s. Kick off is at 6:30AB in Grande Prairie.

The Ultimate team was in Calgary over the weekend competing in the Alberta Provincial Championships. In a bit of a Cinderella story, the 9th ranked Grizzlies (a team of rookies who had never played a game prior to Saturday morning!) dominated their group games, finishing at the top of the table and earning a bye through the first round of playoffs. After going undefeated for 7 straight games, the Grizzlies landed in the Championship game against Cochrane. The Cochrane team came out strong, scoring a quick 3 points. The Grizzlies battled back to tie it up, and then the teams went point for point until it was tied 10-10 with 3 minutes left. Cochrane managed to squeeze in a point right at the horn to win the game 11-10. Marly Lock and Logan Kimmie earned Tournament MVP. Jessie Copes and Connor Kindrat earned Spirit Awards for their unrelenting positive attitude and good sportsmanship. The Grizzlies are in Edmonton next weekend for their second tournament of the season. 

Next Up:
Senior Girls Soccer will be in Vancouver this week at Provincials. The girls head down on Monday afternoon and will play Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Good luck girls!

Both rugby teams are in Grande Prairie on Wednesday and Ultimate is off to Edmonton on Friday morning. Good luck Grizzlies!

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NPSS at Skills Canada in Halifax

We wish the best of luck to our four NPSS students currently in Halifax, NS competing at Skills Canada! They are representing Team BC:

Erica Thomas Schulenburg – Public Speaking
Jacob McInnis – Workplace Safety
Carl Berresheim & Jacob Van Volkenburg – Robotics

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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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