Daily Announcements

Thursday June 16

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Congratulations to all our BRICK graduates of 2022 who were able to celebrate their accomplishments last week at the banquet. Convocation will be on June 29.
  • Scholarship opportunities:
    • 1 - you are looking to get into a trade
    • 2 - First Nations, Metis, or inuit student looking to go to post secondary
  • For any students finishing up non-diploma exams, please be reminded that you need to have all your modules and final exam completed by this Friday, June 17
  • This week’s Friday workshop (last) is an Exam Prep workshop
  • Finish strong with your courses - what modules do you have out there?  Finish up and get them in so we can process the credits you’ve earned - PE, Work Exp., HCS 3000, Learning Strategies, etc…
  • Active Living today - fitness of the mind in Mr. Wong’s class!
  • Food services are winding down
  • Thank you to those who have participated in our survey - we will be around again today to have a few more of you complete it - these are important to us as we want to ensure we are meeting everyone’s needs. 
  • As we prepare for next year, there are many new and improved options - video production for one! 

Wednesday June 15

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Grads! Don't forget Convocation will be on June 29.
  • For any students finishing up non-diploma exams, please be reminded that you need to have all your modules and final exam completed by this Friday, June 17
  • This week’s Friday workshop (last) is an Exam Prep workshop
  • Finish strong with your courses - what modules do you have out there?  Finish up and get them in so we can process the credits you’ve earned - PE, Work Exp., HCS 3000, Learning Strategies, etc…
  • Active Living today - Youtube yoga
  • Food services will wind down

Tuesday June 14

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Congratulations to all our BRICK graduates of 2022 who were able to celebrate their accomplishments last week at the banquet. Convocation will be on June 29.
  • Thank you to Ms. Strychalski and students for organising a fabulous Pride Week, and a special thank you to Mrs. Amundson for the delicious pride cupcakes!
  • Good luck to students writing Diploma exams today, and through next week as well 
  • For any students finishing up non-diploma exams, please be reminded that you need to have all your modules and final exam completed by this Friday, June 17
  • This week’s Friday workshop (last) is an Exam Prep workshop
  • Finish strong with your courses - what modules do you have out there?  Finish up and get them in so we can process the credits you’ve earned - PE, Work Exp., HCS 3000, Learning Strategies, etc…
  • Active Living today - cancelled due to all the students finishing up courses in order to graduate

Tuesday June 7

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Reminder - No School Friday
    • Book your finals with your teachers! 
  • June is Pride Month and we have more fun activities today! 
    • Big Thank you to Mrs. Amundson for the Pride cupcakes this week! - unfortunately due to weather we will postpone the sidewalk chalk activity to tomorrow. 
    • Tuesday wear Blue and Green
      • Tie-dye shirt making during the lunch block-Art Room (see Mr. W)
      • Stop by the booth at lunch for some skittles and scan a QR code for some interesting facts! 
    • Wednesday wear Yellow and Purple
      • Photo booth shots at lunch at the Art Room!
    • Thursday wear all the rainbow colours!
  • Thursday - Grad Banquet!
  • Grads - please book your ceremony times with Ms. Val
  • Active Living - BOWLING
  • Progress Reports are done and at the front desk.  If you haven’t received yours yet - be sure to see Mrs. Jarrett

Monday June 6

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • June is Pride Month and our school will be doing some fun activities this week to celebrate and honour Pride and the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Check out the poster and social media posts for more details.
    • Big Thank you to Mrs. Amundson for the Pride cupcakes this week! - unfortunately due to weather we will postpone the sidewalk chalk activity. 
    • Monday wear Red and Orange to kick off the week!
      • Stop by the booth at lunch for some skittles and scan a QR code for some interesting facts! 
    • Tuesday wear Blue and Green
      • Tie-dye shirt making during the lunch block-Art Room (see Mr. W)
    • Wednesday wear Yellow and Purple
      • Photo booth shots at lunch at the Art Room!
    • Thursday wear all the rainbow colours!
  • Thursday - Grad Banquet!
  • Grads - please book your ceremony times with Ms. Val
  • Active Living? - b ball at the PYC

Thursday June 2

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Grads - please book your ceremony times with Ms. Val
  • Grad Parade - Today!!
    • Grads meet at the arena behind our float between 5:30 - 6pm 
    • It will follow the usual parade route the town uses. 
    • Parade itself should be from 6:30-7:30
  • Friday June 3 - Outdoor cooking with Mr. Halbert. Please let him know if you are interested so he can gather enough supplies.
  • June is Pride Month and our school will be doing some fun activities next week to celebrate and honour Pride and the 2SLGBTQ+ community. 
    • Monday wear Red and Orange to kick off the week!
    • Tuesday wear Blue and Green
    • Wednesday wear Yellow and Purple
    • Thursday wear all the rainbow colours! 

Wednesday June 1

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • New Blood performance yesterday was amazing. Thank you to our students who went for being such wonderful ambassadors of our school as well. 
  • Active Living today - Youtube Yoga in Mr. Wong’s class
  • Thank you to the boys that helped out with putting together the tipi yesterday with Elder Bert
  • Congratulations to Oliver for becoming the new bowling champion yesterday!! 
  • Grads - please book your ceremony times with Ms. Val
  • Grad Parade - Tomorrow - June 2
    • Grads meet at the arena behind our float between 5:30 - 6pm 
    • It will follow the usual parade route the town uses. 
    • Parade itself should be from 6:30-7:30
  • A short survey will be shared with you in the near future.  Please complete it so we can better serve our students next year and beyond. 
  • Friday June 3 - Outdoor cooking with Mr. Halbert. Please let him know if you are interested so he can gather enough supplies.
  • June is Pride Month and our school will be doing some fun activities next week to celebrate and honour Pride and the 2SLGBTQ+ community. If you are interested in volunteering or helping out please come to the QSA meeting today at lunch in the ART room. 
  • Be focused and well planned for the end of the year. Have you got a plan on how you will finish the school year?
    • 7 school days until the diplomas start! Book your finals now - They need to be written before the diploma exam. 
    • Non-diploma students - 12 school days to finish your course work and write your finals. 
    • Final progress reports will be ready Thursday

Tuesday May 31

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Those going to the New Blood Performance please meet Ms.S at the front at 12:30 to walk over to PSC. Grab a snack for the walk!
  • Active Living today - Bowling
  • Elder Bert is here today to set up our tipi..
  • Grads - please book your ceremony times with Ms. Val
  • Grad Parade - June 2
    • Grads meet at the arena behind our float between 5:30 - 6pm 
    • It will follow the usual parade route the town uses. 
    • Parade itself should be from 6:30-7:30
  • A short survey will be shared with you in the near future.  Please complete it so we can better serve our students next year and beyond. 
  • Friday June 3 - Outdoor cooking with Mr. Halbert. Please let him know if you are interested so he can gather enough supplies.
  • Be focused and well planned for the end of the year. Have you got a plan on how you will finish the school year?
    • 8 school days until the diplomas start! So 4 days until 30 level finals. 
    • Non-diploma students - 14 school days to finish your course work and write your finals. 
    • Final progress reports will be ready Thursday
  • Grads - Mr. Halbert will be introducing you during the grad. If you don’t tell him what you want said, he will make something up. E.g. George Husedat  plans on training sled chicken teams for the Iditarod.

Monday May 30

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • No Mrs. Amundson today - welcome Mr. Burbridge
  • No Candice today
  • Active Living today - we’ll be shooting hoops behind the school today
  • Elder Bert will be here tomorrow to set up our tipi.  We are looking for 5-6 guys who would like to assist in this.
  • Grads - please book your ceremony times with Ms. Val
  • Grad Parade - June 2
    • Grads meet at the arena behind our float between 5:30 - 6pm 
    • It will follow the usual parade route the town uses. 
    • Parade itself should be from 6:30-7:30
  • A short survey will be shared with you in the near future.  Please complete it so we can better serve our students next year and beyond. 
  • Friday June 3 - Outdoor cooking with Mr. Halbert. Please let him know if you are interested so he can gather enough supplies.
  • Be focused and well planned for the end of the year. Have you got a plan on how you will finish the school year?
    • 9 school days until the diplomas start! So 5 days until 30 level finals. 
    • Non-diploma students - 15 school days to finish your course work and write your finals. 
    • Final progress reports will be ready Thursday
  • Grads - Mr. Halbert will be introducing you during the grad. If you don’t tell him what you want said, he will make something up.

Thursday May 26

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Be focused and well planned for the end of the year. Have you got a plan on how you will finish the school year?
    • 11 school days until the diplomas start! So 6 days until 30 level finals. 
    • Non-diploma students - 17 school days to finish your course work and write your finals. 
  • Grads can start booking their ceremony times with Ms. Val
  • Grad Parade - June 2
  • If you are interested in attending an Agricultural Field Trip next October - multi-day - all expenses paid, see Mr. Wong. This opportunity will Increase your understanding of agriculture in Alberta through the exploration of sustainability, accessibility, technology, and innovations in the sector! It’s at Olds College
  • If you are planning on coming back in the fall - please let Ms. Jarrett know
  • A short survey will be shared with you in the near future.  Please complete it so we can better serve our students next year and beyond. 
  • Friday June 3 - Outdoor cooking with Mr. Halbert. Please let him know if you are interested so he can gather enough supplies.

Wednesday May 25

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • If you are interested in attending an Agricultural Field Trip next October - multi-day - all expenses paid, see Mr. Wong. This opportunity will Increase your understanding of agriculture in Alberta through the exploration of sustainability, accessibility, technology, and innovations in the sector! It’s at Olds College.
  • Be focused and well planned for the end of the year. Have you got a plan on how you will finish the school year?
    • 12 school days until the diplomas start! So 7 days until 30 level finals. 
    • Non-diploma students - 18 school days to finish your course work and write your finals. 
  • Grads can start booking their ceremony times with Ms. Val
  • Active Living today - Youtube Yoga or kickball - see Mr. Wong

Thursday May 18

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living - Fitness Centre with Mr. Wong
  • Be focused and well planned for the end of the year. Have you got a plan on how you will finish the school year?
    • 13 school days until the diplomas start! So 9 days until 30 level finals. 
    • Non-diploma students - 19 school days to finish your course work and schedule your finals. 
  • Grads can start booking their ceremony times with Ms. Val starting today
  • The Grad parade is on June 2nd. A google form has been shared with grads. Please fill this out as soon as possible.
  • Extra long Victoria Day Weekend - No School this Friday, Monday, and Tuesday
  • Boys bathroom- clean up after yourselves. If you are unsure how a urinal, toilet,  waste basket or your internal plumbing works, ask for help.
  • See Mr. Wong if you are interested in attending an Agricultural Field Trip next October - multi-day. Increase your understanding of agriculture in Alberta through the exploration of sustainability, accessibility, technology, and innovations in the sector! All expenses paid!

Wednesday May 18

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome Ms. Nepomuceno - subbing for Ms. Amundson.  
  • Active Living - Youtube Yoga with Mr. Wong
  • Thank you to our students who helped out with Bannock at the PES today. 
    • Ben, Aiden, Viktorea, Laziagha, Izzy
    • Bannock for lunch today! 
  • Be focused and well planned for the end of the year. Have you got a plan on how you will finish the school year?
    • 14 school days until the diplomas start! So 10 days until 30 level finals. 
    • Non-diploma students - 21 school days to finish your course work and schedule your finals. 
  • Grad Meeting today! During TAG
  • Extra long Victoria Day Weekend - No School this Friday, Monday, and Tuesday

New Blood Theatre Performance - https://newblooddance.net/ The widely acclaimed production of NEW BLOOD blends Blackfoot music and contemporary music by Peter Gabriel to create an amazing piece of theatre celebrating Blackfoot history and traditions. Featuring poetry, music, contemporary and traditional dance, the show is inspired by the life of Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman and his experience as a child in residential school, how he reclaimed his way of life and became chief of his people.

Tuesday May 17

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • We have butterflies - see Mrs. Amundson
  • Active Living - bowling
  • Be focused and well planned for the end of the year. Have you got a plan on how you will finish the school year?
    • 15 school days until the diplomas start! So 11 days until 30 level finals. 
    • Non diploma students - 22 school days to finish your course work and schedule your finals. 
  • Grad Meeting this week - Wednesday during TAG
  • Grad Tickets are closed - we will be reaching out to those who requested extras this week. 
  • Extra long Victoria Day Weekend - No School this Friday, Monday, and Tuesday
  • New Blood Theatre Performance - https://newblooddance.net/ The widely acclaimed production of NEW BLOOD blends Blackfoot music and contemporary music by Peter Gabriel to create an amazing piece of theatre celebrating Blackfoot history and traditions. Featuring poetry, music, contemporary and traditional dance, the show is inspired by the life of Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman and his experience as a child in residential school, how he reclaimed his way of life and became chief of his people.
    • This is a free performance held at PSC on May 31st at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. If you are interested in going please see Ms. S for more information - Limited Seats available so act now!

Monday May 16

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • We have butterflies - see Mrs. Amundson
  • Active Living - shooting hoops outside today
  • Be focused and well planned for the end of the year. Have you got a plan on how you will finish the school year?
    • 16 school days until the diplomas start! So 12 days until 30 level finals. 
    • Non diploma students - 23 school days to finish your course work and schedule your finals. 
  • Grad Meeting this week - Wednesday during TAG
  • Grad Tickets are closed - we will be reaching out to those who requested extras this week. 
  • Extra long Victoria Day Weekend - No School this Friday, Monday, and Tuesday

Tuesday May 10

    • Land Acknowledgement
    • This week at a glance:
      • All day - First Aid May 12&13. Last offering this year. Full - if you are saying yes, you need to be committed to it.
      • 1:45-2:30 - Top Tips for $ with Teens - TLA
    • Active Living - Bowling
    • Be focused and well planned for the end of the year.  Please be sure to meet with your TAG teacher so they can assist you
    • 21 school days until the diploma’s start?!?!

 

  • Grad Banquet tickets on sale until THURSDAY!!

 

  • Be safe and be well - Kids Help Phone is there 24/7

Monday May 9

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • This week at a glance:
    • All day - First Aid May 12&13. Last offering this year. Full - if you are saying yes, you need to be committed to it.
    • 1:45-2:30 - Top Tips for $ with Teens - TLA
  • Active Living - hockey at the Youth Centre
  • Be focused and well planned for the end of the year.  Please be sure to meet with your TAG teacher so they can assist you
  • 22 school days until the diploma’s start?!?!
  • Grad Banquet tickets on sale until THURSDAY!!

Wednesday May 4

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome Effie.  It’s Bannock Day
  • Active Living - Youtube Yoga
  • Congratulations to Waylon for winning in Bowling yesterday… High score 217
  • Day 3 of Mental Health Week! #GETREAL
    • Wednesday is HATS ON FOR MENTAL HEALTH
    • Kids Help Phone - they’re there 24/7
  • Today is May the 4th… See Mr. Halbert
  • QSA at lunch in the Art room!
  • This Thursday - 1:00pm - we will be going to Centennial Park at 1:00 to be part of the MMIWG2S walk.
  • This Friday - parenting day + regular classes
  • May 12:
    • All day - First Aid May 12&13. Last offering this year. 4 spots left - if you are saying yes, you need to be committed to it.
    •  10:55 - OYEP Presentation - Wong
    • 1:45-2:30 - Top Tips for $ with Teens - TLA
  • Don’t be alarmed if your cell phone emergency tone goes off this afternoon - there’s a planned test at about 1:55.

Tuesday May 3

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome Elder Bert and Bree
  • Smoothie Tuesday
  • Active Living - Bowling
  • This Thursday - 1:00pm - we will be going to Centennial Park at 1:00 to be part of the MMIWG2S walk.
  • This Friday - parenting day + regular classes
  • First Aid May 12&13. Last offering this year. 4 spots left - if you are saying yes, you need to be committed to it.

Mental Health Week - Video 2 - How to calm down when stressed or anxious. 

https://youtu.be/30VMIEmA114

Monday May 2

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Day 1 of Mental Health Week! #GETREAL What is mental health? 
    • Wednesday is HATS ON FOR MENTAL HEALTH
    • Kids Help Phone - they’re there 24/7
  • Wednesday is May the 4th… I’m sure Mr. Halbert will have something special on tv in the morning (and maybe at lunch, too)
  • This Thursday - 1:00pm - we will be going to Centennial Park at 1:00 to be part of the MMIWG2S walk.
  • This Friday - parenting day + regular classes
  • First Aid May 12&13. Last offering this year. 4 spots left - if you are saying yes, you need to be committed to it.

Thursday April 28

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • You may have noticed the flags have been lowered to half mast - today is the national day of mourning for people who have lost their life in a workplace situation
  • Active Living - workout in the Fitness Centre today
  • Anyone who missed the Junior Forest Ranger/Outland Youth Employment Program presentation yesterday and is interested, see Mr. Wong for more information
  • The big push is on now.  How are you going to finish out the year?  
    • Look at your progress report and set SMART goals
    • Finish strong!
  • Grads - 
    • Banquet Tickets are on sale now and open until May 13.
    • Grad Song this year is Good Old Days
  • Always a reminder of the kids help phone
  • No school this Friday
  • Go Raps Go!  tonight

Tuesday April 26

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Smoothie Tuesday
  • Bowling day!
  • The big push is on now.  How are you going to finish out the year?  
    • Look at your progress report and set SMART goals
    • Finish strong!
  • Grads - 
    • Banquet Tickets are on sale now and open until May 13.
  • 2 presentations this week on Wednesday:
    • MCC (10:00)
    • OYEP (11:00) in Mr. Wong’s class 
  • No school this Friday
  • Birthday cupcakes for April

Monday April 25

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Many teachers out today - but lots of great subs here to help you out!
  • The big push is on now.  How are you going to finish out the year?  
    • Look at your progress report and set SMART goals
    • Finish strong!
  • Grads - 
    • Banquet Tickets are on sale now and open until May 13.
  • 2 presentations this week on Wednesday:
    • MCC (10:30)
    • OYEP (11:00)
  • No school this Friday
  • Birthday cupcakes for April
    • Drayden Littlechild
      Brock Badger
      Tatianna Landsman
      Dredien Soosay
      Amery Ermineskin
      Tegan Poitras
      Jessica Saddleback
      Emma Olsen
      Kaitlyn Camp
      Tashina Greene
      Payton Ione
      Loewen Lightning
      Avegail Pascual
      Tiannedra Potts
      Anna Bull
      Evan Beaubien
      Shawn Hospkins
      Kevi Peigan

       

Thursday April 21

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to Elder Sheila
  • The big push is on now.  How are you going to finish out the year?  
    • Look at your progress report and set SMART goals
    • Finish strong!
  • Thursday and Friday Josephine Small will be here to teach Cree language. Sign up with any of your teachers. Learn an interesting language and earn credits! 
  • Grads - 
    • Banquet Tickets are on sale now and open until May 13.
    • Grad Meeting Today in TAG
    • Survey needs to be completed asap!! 
  • Active Living today - Fitness Centre

Tuesday April 19

Tuesday April 19,

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Progress Reports are mailed out - but also updated on your shared drive  - please meet with your TAG teachers to review and make goals for the next month.
  • Elder Bert and Bree are here today
  • Smoothie Tuesday in the kitchen - Thank you to the Ponoka Youth Centre for making them
  • Thursday and Friday Josephine Small will be here to teach Cree language. Sign up with any of your teachers. Learn an interesting language and earn credits! 
  • Grads - 
    • Banquet Tickets go on sale tomorrow and open until May 13.
    • Grad Meeting this Thursday in TAG
    • Survey needs to be completed asap!! 
  • Active Living today - Bowling @LeisureLanes

Thursday April 14

  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Back by popular demand!...we will be doing another grad hoodie order - if you missed the first order, and you would like one please see Val as soon as possible.  The order will be going in on Tuesday, April 19 - 9 AM. 
  • Progress Reports are mailed out - but also updated on your shared drive  - please meet with your TAG teachers to review and make goals for the next month.
  • Student success meetings yesterday
  • Active Living Today: Fitness Centre
  • First Aid continues today in Mr. Halbert’s room. 
  • Due to First Aid, Mrs. Amundson will be working out of the Art Room If you are scheduled for her or Mr. Halbert’s regular class, please go to the Art Room for those blocks.
  • Reminder there is no school tomorrow or next Monday - it is Easter weekend!

Tuesday April 12

  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Welcome to Elder Bert and Bree…and Lenny
  • Sewing is happening this morning with Bree instead of tomorrow.
  • Diploma Exams today: Physics
  • Back by popular demand!...we will be doing another grad hoodie order - if you missed the first order, and you would like one please see Val as soon as possible.  The order will be going in on Tuesday, April 19. 
  • Progress Reports are mailed out - but also updated on your shared drive  - please meet with your TAG teachers to review and make goals for the next month.
  • Student success meetings Today (here) and tomorrow (Maskwacis-HBMC boardroom) - 4 - 7:30 pm
  • Active Living Today: Bowling will NOT be happening today due to scheduling issue, so we’ll be working out in the Fitness Centre during block 5 today.
  • First Aid is this Wednesday and Thursday in Mr. Halbert’s room. If you haven’t signed up or aren’t sure if you’re signed up, please see Mr. Halbert.
  • Due to First Aid, Mrs. Amundson will be working out of the Art Room Wednesday and Thursday. If you are scheduled for her or Mr. Halbert’s regular class, please go to the Art Room for those blocks.
  • Smoothie Tuesday today.
  • On this day in 1980, Terry Fox dipped his leg into the Atlantic Ocean and set out on his iconic Marathon of Hope. His goal was to raise $1 for every Canadian, and with his no-quit attitude and fierce determination, he surpassed that extraordinary goal.  (42 years ago)
  • Reminder there is no school this coming Friday or next Monday - it is Easter weekend!

Monday April 11

  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Diploma Exams this week:
    • Today: Chemistry and Science
    • Tuesday: Physics
  • Back by popular demand!...we will be doing another grad hoodie order - if you missed the first order, and you would like one please see Val as soon as possible.  The order will be going in on Tuesday, April 19. 
  • Progress Reports are mailed out - but also updated on your shared drive  - please meet with your TAG teachers to review and make goals for the next month.
  • Student success meetings Tuesday (here) and Wednesday (Maskwacis) - 4 - 7:30 pm
  • Active Living Today: Hockey at PYC
  • First Aid is this Wednesday and Thursday in Mr. Halbert’s room. If you haven’t signed up or aren’t sure if you’re signed up, please see Mr. Halbert.
  • Due to First Aid, Mrs. Amundson will be working out of the Art Room Wednesday and Thursday. If you are scheduled for her or Mr. Halbert’s regular class, please go to the Art Room for those blocks.
  • Reminder there is no school this coming Friday or next Monday - it is Easter weekend!

April 7

  • Land Acknowledgment
  • April Diploma Exams this week and the start of next
    • Today - Social Studies Part B
    • Friday - Math and Biology.  Don’t forget that the school is open and we are here to assist you in your academic goals.
  • ALSO… this just in… we will be doing another grad hoodie order - if you missed the first order, and you would like one please see Val as soon as possible.  The order will be going in on Tuesday, April 19. 
  • Progress Reports are mailed out - but also updated on your shared drive  - please meet with your TAG teachers to review and make goals for the next month.
  • Next week:
    • Student success meetings Tuesday (here) and Wednesday (Maskwacis)
    • First Aid - next Wednesday / Thursday
  • Active Living Today: Fitness Centre

April 6

  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Welcome back:
    • April Diploma Exams this week and the start of next
      • Today - English Part B
      • Thursday - Social Studies Part B
      • Friday - Math and Biology
    • GRAD PICTURES final day today!  Make sure you show up early for your appointment.
    • ALSO… this just in… we will be doing another grad hoodie order - if you missed the first order, and you would like one please see Val as soon as possible.  The order will be going in on Tuesday, April 19. 
    • Progress Reports coming out by Wednesday - but updated on your shared drive by the end of today 
  • Active Living today - YouTube Yoga
  • Bannock Wednesday
  • Crazy two weeks - then Easter break
  • QSA at lunch back in Ms. S room today! 
  • This Friday - catch up day
  • Next week:
    • Student success meetings Tuesday (here) and Wednesday (Maskwacis)
    • First Aid - next Wednesday / Thursday

April 5

  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Welcome back:
    • April Diploma Exams this week and the start of next
      • Today - Social Studies Part A
      • Wednesday - English Part B
      • Thursday - Social Studies Part B
      • Friday - Math and Biology
    • GRAD PICTURES are happening today and Wednesday.  Make sure you show up early for your appointment
    • Progress Reports coming out by Wednesday - but updated on your shared drive by the end of today 
  • Active Living today - bowling!
  • Crazy two weeks - then Easter break
  • This Friday - catch up day
  • Next week:
    • Student success meetings Tuesday (here) and Wednesday (Maskwacis)
    • First Aid - next Wednesday / Thursday

Thursday March 24

  • Land Acknowledgment
  • The U17 girls softball team is looking for players. If you are interested, contact Tina Nielsen at 403 348 1377. This contact information is also on the bulletin board outside the student kitchen.
  • The Canadian Men’s Soccer Team is playing tonight to officially make it into the World Cup in Qatar this summer!
  • No school this Friday
  • Spring Break next week
  • When we get back:
    • April Diploma Exams starting right when we are back. Please make sure that you set a date for your final exam - THIS WEEK!
    • When we get back from break - GRAD PICTURES are also happening.  If you haven’t signed up yet for them PLEASE DO.  Speak to your Tag Teacher if you are unsure.
  • Have a strong week this week.  Ensure you have SMART goals set for yourself. 
    • To remember…
      • The 3 M’s:  Mindset - Motivation - Method
      • The 2 P’s:  Purpose - Plan
      • The 1 U:  You… you can do this : )
  • Active Living - Fitness Centre

Wednesday March 23

  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Congratulations to Brannen - the new bowling champion!
  • Welcome Elder Effie - It’s Bannock Wednesday!
  • Welcome to Lennie
  • Busses. Remember you are role models to the little ones. Please do not board the busses early, and please board from the main gate
  • If you are interested in learning more about summer jobs, careers, volunteer opportunities and post-secondary programs related to FORESTRY, see Mr Wong at 12:30 in his class - bring your lunch! 
  • QSA Meeting in the Art Room today at lunch
  • Sewing this afternoon - come check it out!
  • No school this Friday
  • Spring Break next week
  • When we get back:
    • April Diploma Exams starting right when we are back. Please make sure that you set a date for your final exam - THIS WEEK!
    • When we get back from break - GRAD PICTURES are also happening.  If you haven’t signed up yet for them PLEASE DO.  Speak to your Tag Teacher if you are unsure.
  • Have a strong week this week.  Ensure you have SMART goals set for yourself. 
    • Have a good perspective 
  • Active Living - Youtube Yoga

Tuesday March 22

  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Welcome Elder Bert and Bree
  • Come see Mr Wong at 12:45 today if you are interested in learning more about careers, volunteer opportunities and post-secondary programs 
  • Sewing this Wednesday afternoon - come check it out!
  • No school this Friday
  • Spring Break next week
  • April Diploma Exams starting right when we are back. Please make sure that you set a date for your final exam - THIS WEEK!
  • Have a strong week this week.  Ensure you have SMART goals set for yourself. 
  • Busses. Remember you are role models to the little ones. Please do not board the busses early, and please board from th emain gate
  • Smoothie Tuesday
  • Active Living - B O W L I N G ! ! ! ! 
  • When we get back from break - GRAD PICTURES are also happening.  If you haven’t signed up yet for them PLEASE DO.  Speak to your Tag Teacher if you are unsure.

Thursday March 17

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Happy St. Patty’s Day
  • Welcome back Ms. A.  Mr. Wong is gone to a conference today and tomorrow - Mr. Burbridge is here
  • Foods day tomorrow - Ms. Troniak will be in.  So come on out… but please let us know so we can be sure to have enough supplies.  Also, Fridays is parent-tot work day
  • First Aid April 13 & 14 (Wed and Thurs) 4 spots left
  • Great job with all the sewing yesterday - We have a sewing option now every Wednesday afternoon
  • Grads! - Important grad meeting today during TAG
  • As we are moving into the final third of the school year, remember the 3 M’s - Motivation, Mindset, and Method.
  • 10 weeks to the diplomas!

Wednesday March 16

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • It’s Bannock Wednesday!
  • Welcome back Ms. S and Mr. Pearn.  Ms. A will be back tomorrow
  • I missed recognizing the Ides of March yesterday… So Happy Ides of March Boxing Day today?!?
  • Foods this Friday, March 18th. 
  • First Aid April 13 & 14 (Wed and Thurs) 4 spots left
  • Also, Fridays is parent-tot work day
  • Sewing: today and all Wednesday afternoons from now on
  • Grads! - Important grad meeting today and tomorrow during TAG
  • QSA meeting at lunch in the art room. 
  • As we are moving into the final third of the school year, remember the 3 M’s - Motivation, Mindset, and Method.
  • 10 weeks to the diplomas!
  • Bowling yesterday - Big battle, making a charge were were Leighton and Mr. Wong.  Brannen, of course, was right there.  Mr. Tisdale closed the 10th frame with a strike and spare, setting the stage for an epic upset.  First, Leighton came so close - then Mr. Wong.  Finally, Brannen came up for his 10th frame.  He spared and was down by 11 pts, needing the front 3 pins to drop for a tie or even one more for a win… it was close and exciting!  Come out next Tuesday for your chance to dethrone the reigning bowling champion of The BRICK Learning Centre, Mr. Tisdale

Thursday March 10

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • No school tomorrow
  • Grad Spring Fundraising program deadline is Friday - March 11. 
  • Grad List 2 is posted. If you think your name should be on the list and it isn’t, please see Ms. S or Mrs. A to make a plan to get back on list #3! 
  • School Social Worker Appreciation Week - Say a big thank you to Candice!
  • Work Experience: See Stacey during TAG or on break  If you think you have work hours that are eligible or want more information. 
  • Active Living - Fitness Centre - block 5 
  • Foods next Friday, March 18th. Making cinnamon buns, cookies and a square. With Mrs. A
  • Jimmy Kwik - Limitless - 3 M’s to success
    • Mindset 
    • Motivation
    • Method 

Wednesday March 9

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Bannock Wednesday
  • Grad Spring Fundraising program deadline is Friday - March 11. 
  • Grad List 2 is posted. If you think your name should be on the list and it isn’t, please see Ms. S or Mrs. A to make a plan to get back on list #3! 
  • School Social Worker Appreciation Week - Say a big thank you to Candice!
  • Work Experience: See Stacey during TAG or on break  If you think you have work hours that are eligible or want more information. 
  • QSA Meeting today in the Art Room at lunch! 
  • Active Living - Come to relax your mind/body/soul with Youtube yoga - block 5

Monday March 7

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Some drills this week - hold and secure (today) and we have a fire drill planned for later, but the weather is looking unfavourable so perhaps next week.  We might just do a Lock down instead.  What’s the difference between the two?  
    • Hold and secure - the threat is outside the school so we lock the outer doors and operate as per normal inside the school.  Lock down is when there is a threat inside the school and everyone must get to a safe, locked location until there is an all clear.  
  • Grad Spring Fundraising program deadline is Friday - March 11. 
  • Grad List 2 is posted. If you think your name should be on the list and it isn’t, please see Ms. S or Mrs. A to make a plan to get back on list #3! 
  • Work Experience: See Stacey during TAG or on break  If you think you have work hours that are eligible or want more information. 
  • Active Living today: Mini Fitness Challenge for those who missed it on Friday. Come and test yourself in the Fitness Centre!  Don’t forget to record your hours.
  • Bowling tomorrow
  • No school this Friday

Thursday March 3

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to Elder Sheila
  • Grad Hoodie orders are due by THIS Friday - March 4. You can see Ms. Val to order and pay. 
  • Grad Spring Fundraising program deadline is next Friday - March 11. 
  • Grad List 2 is posted today. If you think your name should be on the list and it isn’t, please see Ms. S or Mrs. A to make a plan to get back on list #3! 
  • Work Experience: See Stacey during TAG or on break  If you think you have work hours that are eligible or want more information. 
  • Friday Workshop tomorrow! - Personal Fitness Challenge with Mr. Wong - workouts includes: an assault bike, Concept 2 rower, wall balls and more! Challenge yourself and Sign up now! 
  • Active Living today…Fitness Centre

Wednesday March 2

    • Land Acknowledgement
    • Welcome to Elder Effie - thank you for guiding our students with bannock
    • Grad Hoodie orders are due by THIS Friday - March 4. You can see Ms. Val to order and pay. 
    • Grad Spring Fundraising program deadline is next Friday - March 11. 
    • Grad List 2 comes out Monday. 
    • Work Experience: See Stacey during TAG or on break  If you think you have work hours that are eligible or want more information. 
    • Friday Workshop this week - Personal Fitness Challenge with Mr. Wong - workouts includes: an assault bike, Concept 2 rower, wall balls and more! Challenge yourself and Sign up now! 
    • Active Living today…Youtube

 

  • CONGRATS TO MR. TISDALE WHO RECLAIMED THE COVETED BOWLING  TROPHY 

 

 

Tuesday March 1

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Grad Hoodie orders are due by THIS Friday - March 4. You can see Ms. Val to order and pay. 
  • Grad Spring Fundraising program deadline is next Friday - March 11. 
  • Grad List 2 comes out Monday. 
  • Work Experience: See Stacey during TAG or on break  If you think you have work hours that are eligible or want more information. 
  • Friday Workshop this week - Personal Fitness Challenge with Mr. Wong - workouts includes: an assault bike, Concept 2 rower, wall balls and more! Challenge yourself and Sign up now!

Monday February 28

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome Back!!  We missed you!
  • Our strange world continues - there is a lot happening in Ukraine and we know the power of images and comments.  Remember we are here for you.  Candice is here for you.  And if you ever need it, don’t forget the kids’ help phone text 686868 or 1 800-668-6868 …. Or other outside resources or agencies.
  • Updated progress reports will be available mid week
    • What do we do with these?
      • Review and reflect
      • Set SMART goals
  • New government mandates starting tomorrow:
    • Masks optional - as per always, we have respected everyone’s choices and we will continue to do so. 
  • Huge shout out to Ms. S and all those who made the last week a great one.  We aren’t just about wearing the shirt one day but strive to live the values every day. 
  • Friday Workshop this week - Personal Fitness Challenge with Mr. Wong - workouts includes: an assault bike, Concept 2 rower, wall balls and more! Challenge yourself and Sign up now!  Active Living today is time at the Youth Centre - See Mr. Wong if you are wanting to go - today it’s floor hockey
  • It’s Birthday time - Cupcakes are in the kitchen to celebrate birthdays for the months of February and March. 
  • Happy birthday to:

    J'Lyne

    Seairrah

    Alliah

    Shay

    Jaylon

    Qunechra

    Taylor

    Gavino

    Melaya

    Kredence

    Kathryne

    Jannea

    Jordan

    Femi

    Drew

    Marcus

    Alyzandrah

    Emily

    Ceejay

    Abigail

    Danzelle

    Tairrah

    Gloria

    Baylee

    Hunter

    Zach

    Samantha

    Gloria

    Isabelle

    Lashay

    Adam

    Oberon

    Jimmy

    Brooklyn

    Cyle

Wednesday February 16

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Covid protocols update
  • A friendly reminder there is no school next week - set SMART goals for yourself this week and have a plan for next.  Mark Twain once said, never allow schooling to interfere with your education.  
  • Interested in work experience and making some money? Central Alberta Softball is looking for umpires
  • Olympic update: Our men’s hockey team lost, we won gold in the 5000m team short track, our women’s hockey team plays for gold tonight at 9pm, and our very own Ponokite - Maddison Pearnman skates tonight at 1:30am
  • Happy Love, Respect, and Kindness Week! Today we have heart bannock at lunch and there will be a selfie booth with fun props set up in the Art room. Stop by to take some fun photos!
  • Active Living - Youtube yoga in Mr. Wong’s class - block 5

Today’s Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wi0UWLeT9I - short story on kindness - what you give out to the world you will receive back

Tuesday February 15

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Covid protocols update
  • Happy Love, Respect, and Kindness Week! Today, feel free to stop by to make a card of encouragement and love for anyone and grab a candy bag. 
  • Presentation during TAG today in the Kitchen - Choose Love
  • Film Studies this Friday - in line with this week’s theme we are watching Edward Scissorhands and A Silent Voice (See Posters) 
  • Active Living - Bowling

Monday February 14

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Covid protocols update
  • Happy Love, Respect, and Kindness Week! Today, feel free to stop by to make a card of encouragement and love for anyone.  There are a list of activities happening this week on posters around the school and on social media. Thanks to everyone who helped plan and organize the week!
  • Film Studies this Friday - in line with this week’s theme we are watching Edward Scissorhands and A Silent Voice.
  • Video to kick off the week - you have the power in your hand : Best Inspiring Animated Short Film|Kindness
  • Active Living - Hockey at the PYC

Thursday February 10

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Olympics are on! Congrats to all our athletes!  4 medals last night - watch Elliot Grondin in men’s snowboard cross - such an exciting finish
  • Covid protocols are still in place - thank you so much for continuing to adhere to them.
    • Reminder that we have a lot of rapid test kits - see Ms. Val or Mrs. Jarrett
  • No school this Friday - PD
  • QSA Planning meeting today at lunch in the art room - activities all next week
    • Feb 17 - Pink Shirt Day
  • Feb 18 (next Friday) - Film study
  • Set SMART goals for yourself
  • Active Living - fitness centre

Wednesday February 9

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • It’s Bannock Wednesday.  Anyone who wants to join Elder Effie and Ben, please come and learn to make some bannock
  • Olympics are on! Congrats to all our athlete!
  • Covid protocols are still in place - thank you so much for continuing to adhere to them.
    • Reminder that we have a lot of rapid test kits - see Ms. Val or Mrs. Jarrett
  • No school this Friday - PD
  • QSA Planning meeting today at lunch in the art room - activities all next week
    • Feb 17 - Pink Shirt Day
  • Feb 18 (next Friday) - Film study
  • Progress reports are now out - and mailed out
    • If you didn’t receive one, let us know.  They should also be shared with you in your google drive
    • Set SMART goals for yourself
  • Active Living - Youtube Yoga!

Tuesday February 8

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to Elder Bert and Bree
  • Olympics are on! Congrats to all our athletes - ski jumpers - wow!
  • Covid protocols are still in place - thank you so much for continuing to adhere to them.
    • Reminder that we have a lot of rapid test kits - see Ms. Val or Mrs. Jarrett
  • No school this Friday - PD
  • QSA Planning meeting today at lunch in the art room - activities all next week
    • Feb 17 - Pink Shirt Day
  • Feb 18 (next Friday) - Film study
  • Smoothie Tuesday! Thank you Ponoka Youth Centre
  • Progress reports are now out - and mailed out
    • If you didn’t receive one, let us know.  They should also be shared with you in your google drive
    • Set SMART goals for yourself
  • Active Living - Bowling

Monday February 7

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Olympics are on! Congrats to all our athletes
  • No school this Friday - PD
  • QSA Planning meeting today at lunch
  • Feb 17 - Pink Shirt Day
  • Feb 18 (next Friday) - Film study
  • Active Living - Youth Centre - Floor Hockey today

Thursday February 3

  • Land Acknowledgement - 
  • Elder Sheila will be in the building today if you want to go chat
  • Slow computer?  Log back into everything (one drive, turn on sync, etc…)
  • Progress Reports will be mailed out this week. 
  • Black History Month - Mr. Halbert continues to show some great films in the morning.  Be sure to come in for some breakfast, snacks, coffee, tea
    • Next week movie: Glory or Driving Miss Daisy
  • Active Living - Fitness Centre today
  • Congratulations to Team Canada and the amazing victory over el Salvador last night

Wednesday February 2

  • Land Acknowledgement - 
  • Progress Reports will be mailed out this week. 
  • It’s groundhog day! Shubenacadie Sam (Nova Scotia) says more winter, Wiarton Willie (Ontario) says early spring, Lucy the Lobster (Nova Scotia) 6 more weeks of winter!…. Here in Alberta… 6 more months of winter
  • QSA today at lunch - grab your food and meet in Ms. S room.
  • Black History Month
  • It’s YouTube Yoga Wednesdays - Mr. Wong’s class during block 5
  • We have a new bowling champion at The BRICK Learning Centre

Tuesday February 1

  • Land Acknowledgement 
  • Welcome to Elder Bert and Bree
  • Smoothie Tuesday!
  • Progress Reports will be mailed out this week. 
  • Bowling today
  • February is Black History month - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np_jD0YUQrw&t=5s 
  • Tomorrow is Groundhog day
  • This Friday - Digital Music workshop

Monday January 31

  • Land Acknowledgement 
  • Progress Reports will be mailed out this week. 
  • Active Living - Youth Centre; tomorrow - bowling - see if you can dethrone the trophy holder!
  • Friday Workshop this week - Digital Music
  • Covid reminder

Thursday January 27

  • Land Acknowledgement - 
  • Yesterday was Bell’s mental health awareness day
    • Never forget Kids Help phone - text 686868 or call 1-800-668-6868
  • If you are isolating at home - do your best to connect with your teachers!
  • Progress reports come out early next week - these are the full ones with teacher comments  This is the last week of January!
  • Friday’s Workshop - Fashion Studies - make a tie blanket or pyjama pants.
  • Once again, a big shout out to Hunter and Brannen for beating Mr. Tisdale at bowling this week!

Wednesday January 26

  • Land Acknowledgement - 
  • Bell Let’s Talk Day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVeNdUPFCzY 
    • Never forget Kids Help phone - text 686868 or call 1-800-668-6868
  • Birthday cupcakes for everyone! - thanks Mrs. Amundson
  • If you are isolating at home - do your best to connect with your teachers!
  • Progress reports come out early next week - these are the full ones with teacher comments  This is the last week of January!
  • Friday’s Workshop - Fashion Studies - make a tie blanket or pyjama pants.
  • QSA Meeting today at lunch in Ms. S room. 
  • There is a deep sadness in the kingdom and I am sorry to have let my fans down. Like Dennis Shapapolov and Felix Auger-Alliasime at the Australian Open, my reign as bowling champion of the BLC has come to an end.  But, like the phoenix rising from the ashes, I will emerge smarter, stronger, and more powerful

Tuesday January 25

  • Land Acknowledgement - Welcome Elder Bert today
  • Happy birthday month to the following students:

Kaylynn

Swampy

Jenae

Wolfe

Taye

Crier

Samara

Jackson

Rayla

Bradley

Zhane

Johnson

Elizabeth

Fernando

Tearza

Louis

Jordan

Pogson

Brant

Flaws

Chloe

Wilton

Markus

Deacon

Treyton

Johnson

Gordon

Mielke

Kash

Montour

Shayden

Littlepoplar

Kahleisha

Buffalo

Alayia

Crane

Jor-El

Whitebear

Kaydence

Boysis

Eathan

Louis

Nika

Mackinaw

Dailyn

Buffalo

Monday January 24

Thursday January 20

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to Elder Sheila 
  • With the Omicron variant well-impacting our province, this is a good reminder that we are still required to wear masks while in common areas. Once you have settled in your work space, you can remove your mask.
  • No diploma exams for January.  No comments about April or June so if you were in a diploma course and did not want to write a diploma exam, you will need to have the course done ASAP.  Teachers need to submit marks by the morning of Jan. 26.
  • Progress - some students have received a letter from me if they have not been attending school.  In case you know someone who has received a letter, the intention is to get them back into school.  Please be an encouragement. 
  • Please be on the lookout for a Remind from Ms. Strychalski. Also, all Grad meeting notes will be shared with you so check your drive - shared files.
  • Thursdays are workout days for Active Living in our Fitness Centre.
  • Catchup Day this Friday
  • Next Friday (Jan 28th) - Fashion Studies workshop -make a tie blanket or pyjama pants.

Wednesday January 19

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to Elder Effie
  • With the Omicron variant well-impacting our province, this is a good reminder that we are still required to wear masks while in common areas. Once you have settled in your work space, you can remove your mask.
  • Please note - if you are symptomatic - please stay home 
  • No diploma exams for January.  No comments about April or June so if you were in a diploma course and did not want to write a diploma exam, you will need to have the course done ASAP.  Teachers need to submit marks by the morning of Jan. 26.
  • December progress reports have been updated - have a look at your progress and set SMART goals for yourself.  In very short order we will be half way through the school year. 
  • Grad meeting in Mrs. Amundson’s room during TAG today and tomorrow. Please be on the lookout for a Remind from Ms. Strychalski. Also, all Grad meeting notes will be shared with you so check your drive - shared files.
  • Wednesdays Youtube Yoga days, so see Mr. Wong at block 5 if you’d like to stretch and relax your mind, body and soul.
  • Catchup Day this Friday
  • Next Friday (Jan 28th) - Fashion Studies workshop make a tie blanket or pyjama pants.

Tuesday January 18

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to Elder Bert 
  • With the Omicron variant well-impacting our province, this is a good reminder that we are still required to wear masks while in common areas. Once you have settled in your work space, you can remove your mask.
  • Please note - if you are symptomatic - please stay home 
  • No diploma exams for January.  No comments about April or June so if you were in a diploma course and did not want to write a diploma exam, you will need to have the course done ASAP.  Teachers need to submit marks by the morning of Jan. 26.
  • December progress reports have been updated - have a look at your progress and set SMART goals for yourself.  In very short order we will be half way through the school year. 
  • Tuesday is bowling day, so see Mr. Wong if you would like join us during block 5 today. Trophy up for grabs!
  • If you drove today - be careful!

Monday January 17

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • With the Omicron variant well-impacting our province, this is a good reminder that we are still required to wear masks while in common areas. Once you have settled in your work space, you can remove your mask.
    • We have received the masks and rapid test kits and you can get one from Mrs. Jarrett or Ms. Val
      • How to do the COVID-19 test video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4q7EuAbgE8

Thursday January 13

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • With the Omicron variant well-impacting our province, this is a good reminder that we are still required to wear masks while in common areas. Once you have settled in your work space, you can remove your mask.
    • We have received the masks and rapid test kits and you can get one from Mrs. Jarrett or Ms. Val
  • Covid-19 checklist: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/56c020ed-1782-4c6c-bfdd-5af36754471f/resource/58957831-a4ab-45ff-9a8e-3c6af7c1622e/download/covid-19-information-alberta-health-daily-checklist-2022-01.pdf
  • No diploma exams for January.  No comments about April or June so if you were in a diploma course and did not want to write a diploma exam, you will need to have the course done ASAP.  Teachers need to submit marks by the morning of Jan. 26.
  • December progress reports have been updated - have a look at your progress and set SMART goals for yourself.  In very short order we will be half way through the school year. 
  • First Aid certificates are in from December
  • No school this Friday
  • How to do the COVID-19 test video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4q7EuAbgE8

Wednesday January 12

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • With the Omicron variant well-impacting our province, this is a good reminder that we are still required to wear masks while in common areas. Once you have settled in your work space, you can remove your mask.  
    • You may have heard that the province will be distributing surgical grade disposable masks and rapid test kits.  When they have been distributed to our school, we will distribute them to everyone.
  • No diploma exams for January.  No comments about April or June so if you were in a diploma course and did not want to write a diploma exam, you will need to have the course done ASAP.  Teachers need to submit marks by the morning of Jan. 26.
  • December progress reports have been updated - have a look at your progress and set SMART goals for yourself.  In very short order we will be half way through the school year. 
  • Bowling winner…. With a 200!  
  • Today - Bannock with Ben
  • QSA today at lunch in Ms. S room
  • First Aid certificates are in from December
  • Covid-19 checklist: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/56c020ed-1782-4c6c-bfdd-5af36754471f/resource/58957831-a4ab-45ff-9a8e-3c6af7c1622e/download/covid-19-information-alberta-health-daily-checklist-2022-01.pdf
  • No school this Friday

Tuesday January 11

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome back!
  • With the Omicron variant well-impacting our province, this is a good reminder that we are still required to wear masks while in common areas. Once you have settled in your work space, you can remove your mask.  
    • You may have heard that the province will be distributing surgical grade disposable masks and rapid test kits.  When they have been distributed to our school, we will distribute them to everyone.
  • No diploma exams for January.  No comments about April or June so if you were in a diploma course and did not want to write a diploma exam, you will need to have the course done ASAP.  Teachers need to submit marks by the morning of Jan. 26.
  • December progress reports have been updated - have a look at your progress and set SMART goals for yourself.  In very short order we will be half way through the school year. 
  • No school this Friday
  • Smoothie Tuesday
  • Today, for Active Living, we are going bowling.  Hopefully we will learn the whereabouts of our bowling trophy

Monday January 10

Monday January 10

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome back!
  • A reminder to students that you are still required to wear masks while in common areas. Once you have settled in your work space, you can remove your mask.
  • See Mr. Wong if you’d like to join us for shooting hoops at the Youth Centre during block 5 today.  Tomorrow is bowling!
  • No diploma exams for January.  No comments about April or June so if you were in a diploma course and did not want to write a diploma exam, you will need to have the course done ASAP.  Teachers need to submit marks by the morning of Jan. 26.
  • December progress reports have been updated - have a look at your progress and set SMART goals for yourself.  In very short order we will be half way through the school year. 

Thursday December 16

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • A reminder to students that you are still required to wear masks while in common areas. Once you have settled in your work space, you can remove your mask.
  • Last week of school in 2021 last week for finding the elf!
  • Tomorrow is the last day before the christmas break and we are back January 4
  • English and Social 30 students writing the diploma in January, make sure you have made a plan to write your final. 
  • Apply for internship opportunities beginning February: Virtual Communications/ IT internships  OR  Steam fitter/ Pipe fitter internships in Lacombe.   No experience necessary. See Stacey during TAG or at lunch for more information on how to apply before January 10. 
  • Christmas Baking tomorrow!

Wednesday December 15

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Last week of school in 2021 last week for finding the elf!
  • Bannock Wednesday
  • Thank you to Elder Bert and Bree yesterday for putting on the Christmas Wellness Workshop. They have left little smudge kits for anyone who wants one
  • Also Thank you to Jacqueline Buffalo.  So many great insights
  • It’s our annual Christmas craft day.  There will be a number of crafts for you to do.  Some will require you to sign up ahead of time so that we will be sure to have ample supplies.  Wood signs, Cookies in a Jar, wreaths, and Cricut t-shirts - see Mrs. Jarrett to sign up.
  • QSA Today! - We will meet at the beginning of lunch in the Art Room.
  • A reminder to students that you are still required to wear masks while in common areas. Once you have settled in your work space, you can remove your mask.
  • Winner of the bowling trophy and still champion…. Mr. Tisdale

Tuesday December 14

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Last week of school in 2021 last week for finding the elf!
  • Active Living today - Bowling!
  • Two exciting things for today:
    • Jacquline Buffalo will be in to talk about her journey in modeling and acting.
    • Christmas wellness workshop with Elder Bert and Bree in the lunchroom, starting after the break.  
  • Tomorrow afternoon is our annual Christmas craft day.  There will be a number of crafts for you to do.  Some will require you to sign up ahead of time so that we will be sure to have ample supplies.  Wood signs, Cookies in a Jar, wreaths, and Cricut t-shirts - see Mrs. Jarrett to sign up.
  • December Birthdays - cupcakes in the kitchen
  • Friday: Last day for modules (December)Christmas baking workshop with Mrs. Amundson and Ms. Troniak - let Ms. A know if you're coming so we can be sure to have enough supplies.

Monday December 13

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Last week of school in 2021 last week for finding the elf!
  • Active Living today - Friendship Centre… tomorrow - Bowling!
  • Two exciting things for tomorrow:
    • Jacquline Buffalo will be in to talk about her journey in modeling and acting.
    • Christmas wellness workshop with Elder Bert and Bree
  • Wednesday afternoon is our annual Christmas craft day.  There will be a number of crafts for you to do.  Some will require you to sign up ahead of time so that we will be sure to have ample supplies.  Wood signs, Cookies in a Jar, wreaths, and Cricut t-shirts - see Mrs. Jarrett to sign up.
  • December Birthdays - cupcakes in the kitchen

Cale

Littlepoplar

Landin

Louis

Aidan

Soop

Chantelle

Cattleman

Marianne

Ward

Athena

Nepoose-Boysis

Essen

Crier

Taya

Yellowbird-Taylor

Lucrezia

Johnson

Rosa

Strongman

Kai

Mackinaw

Christian

Buffalo-Rain

Jessa 

Regidor

Ty

Leidenius

  • Thank you to all the students (and staff!) who took part in the Boreal Careers virtual workshop last week. Although we didn’t win their contest, we learned a lot about various career and educational opportunities.
  • Fitness center - please wipe down and put away equipment
    • As of Sunday evening,  metal plates were not put away, benches were not put away.
    • 2 medicine balls were left out to roll around
    • Both treadmills were lit up.
  • Friday:
    • Last day for modules (December)
    • Christmas baking workshop with Mrs. Amundson and Ms. Troniak - let Ms. A know if you're coming so we can be sure to have enough supplies.

Thursday December 9

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • About 1 week of school left until the end of school in 2021
  • Thank you to all the students who participated in the Boreal Careers virtual workshop yesterday. We learned so much about related careers and school programs. Although we didn’t win the contest yesterday, we still have a chance this Friday for a prize!
    • Thanks to Ms. A for posing our fine work!!
  • Elf on the Shelf!  
  • Active Living today - Fitness Centre
  • First Aiders - well done!  Be sure to see Mr. Halbert to finish your exam!
  • Next Tuesday - Jacquline Buffalo will be in to talk about her journey in modeling and acting.
  • No school Friday
  • Next Tuesday - Christmas workshop with Elder Bert and Bree
  • Next Wednesday - Afternoon Crafts

Wednesday December 8

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Less than 2 weeks of school left until the end of school in 2021
  • Today is the Alberta Boreal Career Virtual conference. Learn more about various science and technology careers and ask professionals any career-related questions! Sign up with Mr. Wong today!  They are going for a Pizza Party Prize
  • Elf on the Shelf!  A $5 Tim’s card for the first person who finds him 
  • Active Living today - Youtube Yoga
  • QSA today - Ms. S room 
  • First Aiders - well done!  Be sure to see Mr. Halbert to finish your exam!
  • Next Tuesday - Jacquline Buffalo will be in to talk about her journey in modeling and acting.
  • No school Friday
  • Next Tuesday - Christmas workshop with Elder Burt and Bree
  • Next Wednesday -Afternoon Crafts

Tuesday December 7

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Less than 2 weeks of school left until the end of school in 2021
  • Tomorrow is the Alberta Boreal Career Virtual conference. Learn more about various science and technology careers and ask professionals any career-related questions! Sign up with Mr. Wong today!
  • Elf on the Shelf ! 
  • Active Living today - Bowling - sign up with Mr. Wong
  • First Aiders - well done!  Be sure to see Mr. Halbert to finish your exam!
  • Lloyd Desjarlais - from Red Deer Polytechnic will be back today at 1:30 to talk about indiginous programming and supports.
  • Next Tuesday - Jacquline Buffalo will be in to talk about her journey in modelling and acting.
  • No school Friday
  • Next Tuesday - Christmas workshop

Monday December 6

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • 2 weeks of school left until the end of school in 2021
  • Alberta Boreal Career Virtual conference is happening this Wednesday morning. Learn more about various science and technology careers and ask professionals any career-related questions! Sign up with Mr. Wong today!
  • Elf on the Shelf ! 
  • Active Living today - Youth Centre - sign up with Mr. Wong
  • Wisdom and Guidance Committee meeting tonight @ 5:30
  • First Aiders - well done!  Be sure to see Mr. Halbert to finish your exam!
  • Lloyd Desjarlais - from Red Deer Polytechnic will be in to talk about indiginous programming and supports.
  • Next Tuesday - Jacquline Buffalo will be in to talk about her journey in modelling and acting.
  • No school Friday

Thursday December 2

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to Elder Sheila
  • Just over 2 weeks of school left until the end of 2021
  • Module goal for January - 800
  • Mrs. Amundson will be in the student kitchen for Thursday and Friday to accommodate first aid
  • Friday afternoons we have a parent-tot option.  Come out!
  • Elf on the Shelf ! 
  • If you are interested in learning more about career opportunities in science and technology in Alberta’s boreal region, see Mr Wong to sign up or learn more about participating in a virtual conference on Wednesday, December 8, 8:45-12, here at The BRICK!
    • This year the program will focus on careers in Agriculture, Water, Forestry, and Energy.
  • Active Living today - Fitness Centre
  • This week we’re celebrating all of the November birthdays. Feel free to come downstairs and grab a birthday cupcake at break or lunch. Happy Birthday to the following:
    • Scott Buffalo
    • Jackson Doornewaard
    • Crow Heyden-Kaye
    • Haley Moench
    • Keyra Jerry
    • Everette Morin
    • Aaliyah Saddleback
    • Kade Cameron
    • Kaydance Engele
    • Kaley Louis-Johnson
    • MJ Dennehy
    • Levi Twoyoungmen
    • Blake Whitebear
    • Candice
    • Ms. Strychalski
    • Mrs. WIlkinson
  • CSTADS survey - this week in TAG 
    • Anyone who has not done the survey, please join Ms. S. in Mrs. Wilkinson’s room during tag
  • Thoughtful Thursday - What are you going to be great at?

Wednesday December 1

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to Elder Effie
  • Less than 3 weeks of school left until the end of 2021
  • Module goal for November of 1000 modules = Taco lunch today!  - we will have a new goal for the end of January - probably 800 modules
  • Mrs. Amundson will be in the student kitchen for Thursday and Friday to accommodate first aid
  • Friday afternoons we have a parent-tot option.  Come out!
  • Elf on the Shelf Starts today! 
  • If you are interested in learning more about career opportunities in science and technology in Alberta’s boreal region, see Mr Wong to sign up or learn more about participating in a virtual conference on Wednesday, December 8, 8:45-12, here at The BRICK!
    • This year the program will focus on careers in Agriculture, Water, Forestry, and Energy.
  • Active Living today - Youtube yoga
  • This week we’re celebrating all of the November birthdays. Feel free to come downstairs and grab a birthday cupcake at break or lunch. Happy Birthday to the following:
    • Scott Buffalo
    • Jackson Doornewaard
    • Crow Heyden-Kaye
    • Haley Moench
    • Keyra Jerry
    • Everette Morin
    • Aaliyah Saddleback
    • Kade Cameron
    • Kaydance Engele
    • Kaley Louis-Johnson
    • MJ Dennehy
    • Levi Twoyoungmen
    • Blake Whitebear
    • Candice
    • Ms. Strychalski
    • Mrs. WIlkinson
  • CSTADS survey - this week in TAG

Tuesday Novemeber 30

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to Elder Bert, Bree & Ms. Freadrich
  • 3 weeks of school left until the end of 2021
  • Module goal for November is 1000 - currently 983! - Tacos!
  • First Aid this Thursday and Friday - currently full, but see Mr Halbert
  • Mrs. Amundson will be in the student kitchen for Thursday and Friday to accommodate first aid
  • Elf on the Shelf Starts tomorrow! 
  • If you are interested in learning more about career opportunities in science and technology in Alberta’s boreal region, see Mr Wong to sign up or learn more about participating in a virtual conference on Wednesday, December 8, 8:45-12, here at The BRICK!
    • This year the program will focus on careers in Agriculture, Water, Forestry, and Energy.

  • Active Living today - Bowling 
  • Fitness Center - clean and put away equipment.
  • This week we’re celebrating all of the November birthdays. Feel free to come downstairs and grab a birthday cupcake at break or lunch. Happy Birthday to the following:
    • Scott Buffalo
    • Jackson Doornewaard
    • Crow Heyden-Kaye
    • Haley Moench
    • Keyra Jerry
    • Everette Morin
    • Aaliyah Saddleback
    • Kade Cameron
    • Kaydance Engele
    • Kaley Louis-Johnson
    • MJ Dennehy
    • Levi Twoyoungmen
    • Blake Whitebear
    • Candice
    • Ms. Strychalski
    • Mrs. WIlkinson
  • CSTADS survey - this week in TAG 

Monday November 29

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • 3 weeks of school left until the end of 2021
  • Module goal for November is 1000 - currently close to 950! - Tacos!
  • First Aid this Thursday and Friday - currently full, but see Mr Halbert
  • If you are interested in learning more about career opportunities in science and technology in Alberta’s boreal region, see Mr Wong to sign up or learn more about participating in a virtual conference on Wednesday, December 8, 8:45-12, here at The BRICK!
  • This year the program will focus on careers in Agriculture, Water, Forestry, and Energy.
  • Active Living today - Youth Centre
  • If you are interested in getting involved, or learning more about the BRICK Solar project, drop into Mr. Wong’s class at 12:50
  • CSTADS survey - this week in TAG
  • Fitness Center - clean and put away equipment.

Thursday November 25

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to Elder Sheila
  • 3 weeks of school left until the end of 2021
  • Module goal for November is 1000 - currently at 920
  • No school this Friday.
  • Next Thursday / Friday Workshop is First Aid - See Mr. Halbert if you’re interested
    • Accreditation and 7 credits
    • 2 spots left
  • If you are interested in learning more about career opportunities in science and technology in Alberta’s boreal region, see Mr Wong to sign up or learn more about participating in a virtual conference on Wednesday, December 8, 8:45-12, here at The BRICK!
    • This year the program will focus on careers in Agriculture, Water, Forestry, and Energy.

  • Active Living today - workout in the fitness centre

Canadian History Week  - https://youtu.be/PmjNuZQRaQY

Wednesday November 25

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Elder Effie is here this morning to make Bannock - please come and join
  • Welcome Mr. Dortman
  • 4 school weeks until Christmas - 16 days for English and Social 30 level courses!! - set SMART goals
  • Active Living: YouTube Yoga
  • Module goal for November is 1000 - we are at 919…  When we hit our 1000 - we will be having a taco lunch celebration.
  • No school this Friday.
  • Next Thursday / Friday Workshop is First Aid - See Mr. Halbert if you’re interested
    • Accreditation and 7 credits
    • 2 spots left

Canadian History Week  - https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/history-week.html This year’s theme is Indigenous History: Learning about Indigenous leaders, language revitalization, and cultures.

Tuesday November 23

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Elder Bert and Bree are here this morning
  • Welcome Mr. Pearn
  • 4 school weeks until Christmas - 16 days for English and Social 30 level courses!! - set SMART goals
  • Active Living: Bowling (with Mr. Tisdale… or Mr. Wong) :)
  • Module goal for November is 1000 - we are at 903…  When we hit our 1000 - we will be having a taco lunch celebration.
  • No school this Friday.
  • Next Thursday / Friday Workshop is First Aid - See Mr. Halbert if you’re interested
    • Accreditation and 7 credits
    • 4 spots left

Canadian History Week  - https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/history-week.html This year’s theme is Indigenous History: Learning about Indigenous leaders, language revitalization, and cultures.

Monday November 22

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome: Ms. Troniak, Ms. Smawey, and Mr. Burbridge
  • 4 school weeks until Christmas
  • Active Living: Youth Centre
  • Module goal for November is 1000 - we are at 890…  When we hit our 1000 - we will be having a taco lunch celebration.
  • No school this Friday.
  • Next Thursday / Friday Workshop is First Aid - See Mr. Halbert if you’re interested
    • Accreditation and 7 credits
    • 5 spots left
  • Canadian History Week

Thursday November 18

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome Elder Sheila
  • Metis week (14th-20th): https://albertametis.com/events/metisweek2021/schedule/
    • Nov 16 - Riel day -Riel was executed Nov. 16, 1885
  • Active Living with Mr. Wong in the fitness centre in block 5
  • Modules… goal is 1000… currently at 830… so basically if everyone completes a module in the next 2 weeks then we will celebrate with tacos!
  • Down to 4 weeks until Christmas Break
  • Friday - workshop is Learners License

Wednesday November 17

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome Elder Effie - Bannock Day
  • Pay attention this week to weather announcements
  • Metis week (14th-20th): https://albertametis.com/events/metisweek2021/schedule/
    • Nov 16 - Riel day -Riel was executed Nov. 16, 1885
  • National Kindness Week - World Kindness day is November 13 - 
  • QSA meeting at 12:50 in Ms.S room. 
  • Canada won the soccer match last night!
  • Youtube yoga in Mr wong’s for block 5!

Tuesday November 16

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome Elder Bert and Bree
  • Pay attention this week to weather announcements
  • Metis week (14th-20th): https://albertametis.com/events/metisweek2021/schedule/
    • Nov 16 - Riel day -Riel was executed Nov. 16, 1885
  • National Kindness Week - World Kindness day is November 13 - 
  • Active Living today is bowling

Monday November 15

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Pay attention this week to weather announcements
  • Metis week (14th-20th): https://albertametis.com/events/metisweek2021/schedule/
    • Nov 16 - Riel day -Riel was executed Nov. 16, 1885
  • National Kindness Week - World Kindness day is November 13 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9UByLyOjBM&t=1s 
  • Kindness Bingo Cards - found by the sign in/out computers. Feel free to take one and challenge yourself! 
  • QSA Meeting at lunch
  • BRICK Solar project meeting at 12:45 in Mr. Wong’s class - for anyone interested in getting involved.
  • Active Living group will be honing their shooting skills at the Youth Centre during block 5
  • Good luck to Canada vs Mexico tomorrow night.
  • Grad Fundraising packages must be handed back in today.

Wednesday November 10,2021

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome Elder Effie - Bannock
  • QSA - lunch time
  • Lifetouch pictures are here!  Pick up yours from Mrs. Jarrett. 
    • Picture retakes are next Tuesday - Nov. 16
  • T-shirts - see Mrs. Jarrett if you haven’t received one
  • Short week this week - no school Thursday / Friday
  • Progress Reports have been mailed out - but you can check with your TAG teacher and they will be shared with you.  What do you do?
    • Reflect on the first month and half
      • Have you achieved your goals?  If not, how come?  What needs to change?  Consider setting some SMART goals
      • Is your schedule meeting your needs?  Goal is to be over 100% attendance
      • Most importantly - we cannot change what has happened - we can only influence what will come next.
  • Yoga Wednesday today with Mr. Wong - Block 5 - come to relax your mind, body and soul!
  • November goal: 1000 modules by and we will have a taco celebration!
    • Regular and Indian
  • TAG today - Remembrance Day Ceremony

Tuesday November 9

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome Elder Bert
  • Lifetouch pictures are here!  Pick up yours from Mrs. Jarrett. 
    • Picture retakes are next Tuesday - Nov. 16
  • T-shirts - see Mrs. Jarrett if you haven’t received one
  • Short week this week - no school Thursday / Friday
  • First Aid
    • Exam must be completed no later than tomorrow
  • Progress Reports have been mailed out - but you can check with your TAG teacher and they will be shared with you.  What do you do?
    • Reflect on the first month and half
      • Have you achieved your goals?  If not, how come?  What needs to change?  Consider setting some SMART goals
      • Is your schedule meeting your needs?  Goal is to be over 100% attendance
      • Most importantly - we cannot change what has happened - we can only influence what will come next.
  • November goal: 1000 modules by and we will have a taco celebration!
    • Regular and Indian
  • TAG today - Remembrance Day Ceremony

Monday November 8, 2021

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Lifetouch pictures are here!  Pick up yours from Mrs. Jarrett. 
    • Picture retakes are next Tuesday - Nov. 16
  • T-shirts - see Mrs. Jarrett if you haven’t received one
  • Short week this week - no school Thursday / Friday
  • First Aid
    • Exam must be completed no later than Wednesday of this week
  • Progress Reports have been mailed out - but you can check with your TAG teacher and they will be shared with you.  What do you do?
    • Reflect on the first month and half
      • Have you achieved your goals?  If not, how come?  What needs to change?  Consider setting some SMART goals
      • Is your schedule meeting your needs?  Goal is to be over 100% attendance
      • Most importantly - we cannot change what has happened - we can only influence what will come next.
  • November goal: 1000 modules by and we will have a taco celebration!
    • Regular and indian 
  • Aboriginal Veterans day
    • https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/corporate/news/regional-news/western-sentinel/2021/11/nov-8-marks-national-aboriginal-veterans-day.html

Thursday November 4

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome Mr. Dortman - Ms. S is home, fighting a bug.  
  • BRICK T-shirts - Let Mrs. Jarrett know if you did not receive yours yet
  • First Aid Today and tomorrow 
    • Mrs. Amundson will be in the art room for Thursday and Friday due to First Aid
  • Active Living Today - Outdoor activity or fitness centre
  • Fitness centre is open multiple times throughout the day - every block 1 and 3
  • Progress Reports have been mailed out - but you can check with your TAG teacher and they will be shared with you.  What do you do?
    • Reflect on the first month and half
      • Have you achieved your goals?  If not, how come?  What needs to change?  Consider setting some SMART goals
      • Is your schedule meeting your needs?  Goal is to be over 100% attendance
      • Most importantly - we cannot change what has happened - we can only influence what will come next.
  • November goal: 1000 modules by and we will have a taco celebration!

Wednesday November 3, 21

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome Ms. Troniak - ask her about the baseball last night - I bet she is smiling
  • BRICK T-shirts - Let Mrs. Jarrett know if you did not receive yours yet
  • QSA - Today at lunch in Ms. S room. 
  • First Aid this Thursday / Friday - I think we will have 2 sports available - see Mr. Halbert
  • Mrs. Amundson will be in the art room for Thursday and Friday due to First Aid
  • Active Living Today - youtube yoga
  • Progress Reports will be mailed out today - but you can check with your TAG teacher and they will be shared with you.  What do you do?
    • Reflect on the first month and half
      • Have you achieved your goals?  If not, how come?  What needs to change?  Consider setting some SMART goals
      • Is your schedule meeting your needs?  Goal is to be over 100% attendance
      • Most importantly - we cannot change what has happened - we can only influence what will come next.
  • Bannock Wednesday

Tuesday November 2

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • First Aid this Thursday / Friday - I think we will have 2 sports available - see Mr. Halbert
  • Active Living Today - Bowling
  • Progress Reports will be mailed out tomorrow - but you can check with your TAG teacher.  What do you do?
    • Reflect on the first month and half
      • Have you achieved your goals?  If not, how come?  What needs to change?  Consider setting some SMART goals
      • Is your schedule meeting your needs?  Goal is to be over 100% attendance
      • Most importantly - we cannot change what has happened - we can only influence what will come next

Monday November 1

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • First Aid Nov. 4 / 5 - 
  • Active Living today: Sign up with Mr. Wong if you’d like to join us at the Youth Centre today 
  • Brick Solar Project - see Mr Wong at 12:50 in his class if you are interested in getting involved

Thursday October 28

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Today: 
    • We hit our module completion goal - so we will have a pizza lunch
    • Halloween dress up day + teachers will have treats
  • Today is the last day to get modules in for progress report 
  • First Aid Nov. 4 / 5 - one, maybe sports available
  • Active Living today: fitness or outdoor walk - see Mr. Wong about that 
  • Don’t have a good day, have a great day

Wednesday October 27

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Covid protocol review
  • Today: 
    • Picture day
      • Individual - be sure to head to the Art room.  You can also text your friends to remind them to come in for their picture 
      • Group - I will be coming around in block 2 with the highly coveted BLC t-shirts 
    • Bannock Wednesday
    • QSA (Queer Straight Alliance) today at 12:50 in Ms. S room
  • Tomorrow:
    • We hit our module completion goal - so we will have a pizza lunch
    • Halloween dress up day + teachers will have treats
  • First Aid Nov. 4 / 5 
  • For students not aware, Mrs. Wilkinson prepares a mean porridge before school starts; So come on in to enjoy some
  • Active Living today: Youtube Yoga in Mr. Wong’s class

Tuesday October 26

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Covid protocol review
  • Welcome Mr. Dortmund - here for Mr. Mac today.  Also Elder Bert and Mrs. Freadrich.
  • Wednesday - picture day
    • Individual - come looking extra pretty 
    • Group - t-shirts for all
  • Module completion - …….drum roll
    • 600 for a pizza party - hopefully this Thursday.
  • Thursday - Halloween dress up day + teachers will have treats
  • First Aid Nov. 4 / 5 
  • For students not aware, Mrs. Wilkinson prepares a mean porridge before school starts; So come on in to enjoy some
  • Active Living today: Bowling!  18+ - need proof of vaccination in order to go

Monday October 25

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Covid protocol review
  • Wednesday - picture day
    • Individual - come looking extra pretty 
    • Group - t-shirts for all
  • Module completion - 557+
    • 600 for a pizza party - hopefully this Thursday.
  • Thursday - Halloween dress up day + teachers will have treats
  • Cree Workshop - great to see all those students attending
  • First Aid Nov. 4 / 5 
  • Dual credit opportunities
  • For students not aware, Mrs. Wilkinson prepares a mean porridge before school starts; So come on in to enjoy some
  • Solar Electricity Project meeting with Mr. Wong in his class at 12:45
  • Active Living today at the Youth Centre - be sure to check in with your regularly scheduled teacher before seeing Mr. Wong at Block 5

Thursday October 21

  • Welcome to Elder Sheila
  • Changes in Active Living Schedule - 
    • Thursdays - Fitness Centre or outdoors
  • Module Goal for October: 600 - we are already at 450+ credits!
  • Covid protocol review
  • Cree Workshop this Thursday / Friday (5-credits)
  • First Aid Nov. 4 / 5  
  • Dual Credit opportunities - Dual credit is when colleges partner with high schools so that students are able to take some college level courses / programs while still in high school. Posters are up around the school with a QR code.  Scan the code and if you have further questions, talk to Mr. Tisdale.
  • Picture Day - Oct 27
  • There is a lot going in students’ lives right now.  Please be sure to reach out to Candice, an elder, or any other staff if you need support.  Don’t forget the kids' help phone.  There are little brochures all over the school.  A great idea is to put that # in your phone as they are available 24/7.  1-800-668-6868 or text 686868.
  • Thoughtful Thursdays - have something interesting?  Let Mr. Tisdale know

Wednesday October 20

  • Welcome to Elder Effie 
  • Anyone interested in a school GSA - see Ms. S - Wednesday’s at lunch - 12:50pm
  • Changes in Active Living Schedule - 
    • Mondays - Youth Centre
    • Tuesdays - Bowling - those who are 18+ need to show proof of full vaccination
    • Wednesdays - YouTube Yoga - that’s today! Come to stretch and relax!
    • Thursdays - Fitness Centre or outdoors
  • Module Goal for October: 600 - we are already at 450+ credits!
  • Covid protocol review
  • Cree Workshop this Thursday / Friday (5-credits)
  • First Aid Nov. 4 / 5  
  • Dual Credit opportunities - Dual credit is when colleges partner with high schools so that students are able to take some college level courses / programs while still in high school. Posters are up around the school with a QR code.  Scan the code and if you have further questions, talk to Mr. Tisdale.
  • Picture Day - Oct 27
  • It’s Bannock Wednesday!!  If you want to make bannock with elder Effie, she will be in the kitchen after break.  
  • Finally, there is a lot going in students’ lives right now.  Please be sure to reach out to Candice, an elder, or any other staff if you need support.  Don’t forget the kids' help phone.  There are little brochures all over the school.  A great idea is to put that # in your phone as they are available 24/7.  1-800-668-6868 or text 686868.

Tuesday October 19

  • Welcome to Elder Bert
  • Anyone interested in a school GSA - see Ms. S - Wednesday’s at lunch
  • Changes in Active Living Schedule - 
    • Mondays - Youth Centre
    • Tuesdays - Bowling - those who are 18+ need to show proof of full vaccination
    • Wednesdays - YouTube Yoga - Come to stretch and relax!
    • Thursdays - Fitness Centre or outdoors
  • Module Goal for October: 600 - we are already at 438+
  • Covid protocol review
  • Cree Workshop this Thursday / Friday (5-credits)
  • Dual Credit opportunities
  • Smoothie Tuesday
  • Happy Birthday to (Sept/Oct) - Cupcakes in the lunchroom! 

Tuesday October 5, 2021

  • Land Acknowledgement 
  • International Teachers Day!
  • For TAG this week, Mrs. Amundson’s group will meet in Ms. Strychalski’s room. Mr. MacEachern’s group will meet in Mrs. Amundson’s room.
  • Any students who are interested in taking part in The BRICK solar project can meet with Mr. Wong in his classroom after lunch at 12:45 on Mondays.
  • Smoothie Tuesday!
  • Module completion goal for the whole school for Sept / Oct - 600 modules and we’ll have a pizza party!

Monday October 4, 2021

Monday, Oct. 4

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • For TAG this week, Mrs. Amundson’s group will meet in Ms. Strychalski’s room. Mr. MacEachern’s group will meet in Mrs. Amundson’s room.
  • Kudos to the students who took part in the Personal Fitness Challenge on Friday! If you missed out and would like to take part in it next time, it’ll happen again in March!
  • Any students who are interested in taking part in The BRICK solar project can meet with Mr. Wong in his classroom after lunch at 12:45 on Mondays.

Wednesday September 29

 

  • Welcome to Ms. Troniak
  • Orientation package modules - get them into Mr. T (or any of your teachers)
  • If you, or someone you know, is interested in applying to the University of Alberta, there is a ‘Free Application to Apply’ period from Sept 30-Oct 6! Indigenous Students | Undergraduate Admissions & Programs (ualberta.ca)
  • Some programming updates:
    • Today is our first day for Digital music. If you are interested in exploring digital music, connect with Mr. Mac, check in with your scheduled teacher and then head to room A200 to work with Mr.Mac.
    • Mr. Tisdale’s TAG group will be meeting in Room A200.
    • Leadership group- If there are any students interested in joining! It will include planning activities that enhance school spirit! See Candice to join or for more information
    • There continues to be a Girls-Only fitness centre time on Wednesday and Thursday at Block 2 (10-10:55). Bring running shoes and water.
  • For anyone interested in joining Mr. Wong for a personal fitness challenge at this Friday workshop. We’ll be running through a series of fitness activities to see your baseline level and will do this again in March to see your individual improvements! Sign up now or go see Mr. Wong if you have any questions.
  • This Thursday, our division is recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - there will be no school on that day.  You may have noticed the orange sidewalk.  
    • Please wear an orange shirt on Wednesday (or every day this week)
    • Candice will also be leading us in an orange ribbon activity - She will be coming around during TAG with some orange ribbon.  We ask that you take one (or more) pieces and in a reflective act, go outside and tie the ribbon to a tree or along our fence. 
  • Bannock Wednesday

Tuesday - September 28 - 2021

  • Orientation package modules - get them into Mr. T (or any of your teachers)
  • If you, or someone you know, is interested in applying to the University of Alberta, there is a ‘Free Application to Apply’ period from Sept 30-Oct 6! Indigenous Students | Undergraduate Admissions & Programs (ualberta.ca)
  • This Wednesday is the last day to register for our school. 
  • Some programming updates:
    • Today is our first day for Career Prep. If you are interested in investigating some different careers, check in with your scheduled teacher and then head to room A200 to work with Ms. S.
    • Mr Wong is having his Monday Youtube Yoga class today in block 5 if you’d like to join him in his classroom.
    • Mr. Tisdale’s TAG group will be meeting in Room A200.
    • Leadership group- If there are any students interested in joining! It will include planning activities that enhance school spirit! See Candice to join or for more information
    • There continues to be a Girls-Only fitness centre time on Wednesday and Thursday at Block 2 (10-10:55). Bring running shoes and water.
  • Terry Fox Run/Walk today…
  • For anyone interested in joining Mr. Wong for a personal fitness challenge at this Friday workshop. We’ll be running through a series of fitness activities to see your baseline level and will do this again in March to see your individual improvements! Sign up now or go see Mr. Wong if you have any questions.
  • This Thursday, our division is recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - there will be no school on that day.  You may have noticed the orange sidewalk.  
    • Please wear an orange shirt on Wednesday (or every day this week)
    • Candice will also be leading us in an orange ribbon activity - She will be coming around during TAG with some orange ribbon.  We ask that you take one (or more) pieces and in a reflective act, go outside and tie the ribbon to a tree or along our fence. 
  • Smoothies from the youth centre!

Monday April 4

  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Welcome back:
    • April Diploma Exams this week and the start of next
      • Today - English - Part A
      • Tuesday - Social Studies Part A
      • Wednesday - English Part B
      • Thursday - Social Studies Part B
      • Friday - Math and Biology
    • GRAD PICTURES are happening today, tomorrow, and Wednesday.  Make sure you show up early for your appointment
    • Progress Reports coming out by Wednesday - but updated on your shared drive by the end of today 
  • Active Living today - hockey at PYC
  • Crazy two weeks - then Easter break
  • This Friday - catch up day
  • Next week:
    • Student success meetings Tuesday (here) and Wednesday (Maskwacis)
    • First Aid - next Wednesday / Thursday