Daily Announcements

Thursday, January 26

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Schedule changes?  See your TAG teacher
  • Active Living
    • Fitness Centre
  • Diploma Exams this week:
    • Thurs - Physics 30
    • Fri - Science 30
  • Field Trip to Norquest College and Maskwacis Cultural College next Friday. Learn more about post-secondary programs as well as funding for these two schools. For a permission form, see Mrs. Jarret or Mr. Wong
  • Coming up to half way through the year - how are you doing according to your year goals.  Be sure to have a conversation with your TAG teacher - or any teacher to help if you need it.

Tuesday Jan 24

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Thank you for the birthday wishes yesterday - cake in the fridge in the student kitchen
  • Welcome to Mr. Burbridge in the Bridge
  • Schedule changes?  See your TAG teacher
  • Smoothie Tuesday
  • Active Living
    • Bowling at Leisure Lanes
  • Diploma Exams this week:
    • Tues - Biology 30
    • Wed - Chemistry 30
    • Thurs - Physics 30
    • Fri - Science 30
  • Field Trip to Norquest College and Maskwacis Cultural College next Friday. Learn more about post-secondary programs as well as funding for these two schools. For a permission form, see Mrs. Jarret or Mr. Wong
  • Coming up to half way through the year - how are you doing according to your year goals.  Be sure to have a conversation with your TAG teacher - or any teacher to help if you need it.

Monday, January 23

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Schedule changes?  See your TAG teacher
  • Active Living
    • Pickleball at the PYC
  • Diploma Exams this week:
    • Mon - Social Studies Pt B
    • Tues - Biology 30
    • Wed - Chemistry 30
    • Thurs - Physics 30
    • Fri - Science 30
  • Field Trip to Norquest College and Maskwacis Cultural College next Friday. Learn more about post-secondary programs as well as funding for these two schools. For a permission form, see Mrs. Jarret or Mr. Wong

Thursday January 19

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Schedule changes?  See your TAG teacher
  • Active Living
    • Fitness Centre
    • Please continue to keep up tracking of physical activity in PE Logs
  • Diploma Exams this week:
    • Today - Math 30-1, 30-2 - Mrs. Amundson’s room will be closed - if you are scheduled to be in her room, please work in Mr. Wong’s room or the Photography room.
    • Fri - ELA 30-1, 30-2 - Pt. B - The Humanities room will be closed as well - if you need Mr. Mac or Ms. S help please come to the Photography room. 
    • Reminder next week Monday is Social Diploma Pt. B and Tuesday is the Biology Diploma
    • You can always check our website for the diploma dates for a reminder. 
  • Are you interested in gaining some work experience or volunteer hours?  The elementary school is looking for volunteers for their intramural program.  This will go from 12:00-12:50 Tuesdays (Gr. 4) and Wednesdays/Thursdays (Gr. 5 / 6).  See Mr. Tisdale if you are interested.  
  • Workshop this Friday: Exam prep
  • Did you know - Alberta Native News newspaper is delivered monthly here, a copy will be put in the Library/Lunch room. Check it out, it has great information! 
  • Scholarships! There are a number of scholarships available for students. On the bulletin board beside the upstairs water fountain is just a handful. Applications are due a variety of times but usually the start of second semester is a hot application time. Check out websites like scholarshipcanada.com or alis.alberta.ca for searchable databases.

Wednesday January 18

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living
    • Youtube Yoga
    • Please continue to keep up tracking of physical activity in PE Logs
  • Diploma Exams this week:
    • Thurs - Math 30-1, 30-2 - Mrs. Amundson’s room will be closed - if you are scheduled to be in her room, please work in Mr. Wong’s room or the Art room.
    • Fri - ELA 30-1, 30-2 - Pt. B - The Humanities room will be closed as well - if you need Mr. Mac or Ms. S help please come to the Art room. 
    • Reminder next week Monday is Social Diploma Pt. B and Tuesday is the Biology Diploma
    • You can always check our website for the diploma dates for a reminder. 
  • Are you interested in gaining some work experience or volunteer hours?  The elementary school is looking for volunteers for their intramural program.  This will go from 12:00-12:50 Tuesdays (Gr. 4) and Wednesdays/Thursdays (Gr. 5 / 6).  See Mr. Tisdale if you are interested.  
  • Workshop this Friday: Exam prep
  • Did you know - Alberta Native News newspaper is delivered monthly here, a copy will be put in the Library/Lunch room. Check it out, it has great information! 
  • Scholarships! There are a number of scholarships available for students. On the bulletin board beside the upstairs water fountain is just a handful. Applications are due a variety of times but usually the start of second semester is a hot application time. Check out websites like scholarshipcanada.com or alis.alberta.ca for searchable databases

Tuesday January 17

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living
    • Youth Centre - bowling
    • Please continue to keep up tracking of physical activity in PE Logs
  • Diploma Exams this week:
    • Thurs - Math 30-1, 30-2
    • Fri - ELA 30-1, 30-2 - Pt. B
  • Are you interested in gaining some work experience or volunteer hours?  The elementary school is looking for volunteers for their intramural program.  This will go from 12:00-12:50 Tuesdays (Gr. 4) and Wednesdays/Thursdays (Gr. 5 / 6).  See Mr. Tisdale if you are interested.  
  • Workshop this Friday: Exam prep
  • Set SMART goals for yourself… especially as we move into the New Year.  There are 6 months of school left in the school year - work with your teachers to set goals for yourself so that you have targeted completion dates for your modules  / courses.
    • Specific
    • Measurable
    • Attainable
    • Relevant
    • Timely
  • Today is smoothie Tuesday

Monday, January 16

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Today is Blue Monday
  • Active Living
    • Youth Centre - get ready for a mean game of pickleball!
  • Workshop this Friday: Exam prep
  • Set SMART goals for yourself… especially as we move into the New Year.  There are 6 months of school left in the school year - work with your teachers to set goals for yourself so that you have targeted completion dates for your modules  / courses.
    • Specific
    • Measurable
    • Attainable
    • Relevant
    • Timely

Thursday, January 12

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • No school the week before Christmas put many things on hold - one being the big Christmas lunch that we had planned.  We postponed it until February. 
  • Diploma exams start this week - English on Thursday; Social Studies on Friday
  • Active Living
    • Fitness Centre
    • Thank you to students who have been continually updating their PE Logbooks and completing them recently. Please keep up your logging of activities. See Mr. Halbert or Mr. Wong if you have any questions
  • Workshop this Friday (and next): Exam prep
  • We have a NEW attendance phone number for texting and calling - The phone number is 403-896-9667 …  Put this into your phone!
  • Set SMART goals for yourself… especially as we move into the New Year.  There are 6 months of school left in the school year - work with your teachers to set goals for yourself so that you have targeted completion dates for your modules  / courses.
    • Specific
    • Measurable
    • Attainable
    • Relevant

Timely

Wednesday, January 11

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • No school the week before Christmas put many things on hold - one being the big Christmas lunch that we had planned.  We postponed it until February. 
  • Diploma exams start this week - English on Thursday; Social Studies on Friday
  • Active Living
    • Youtube Yoga today
    • Thank you to students who have been continually updating their PE Logbooks and completing them recently. Please keep up your logging of activities. See Mr. Halbert or Mr. Wong if you have any questions
  • Workshop this Friday (and next): Exam prep
  • We have a NEW attendance phone number for texting and calling - The phone number is 403-896-9667 …  Put this into your phone!
  • Set SMART goals for yourself… especially as we move into the New Year.  There are 6 months of school left in the school year - work with your teachers to set goals for yourself so that you have targeted completion dates for your modules  / courses.
    • Specific
    • Measurable
    • Attainable
    • Relevant
    • Timely

Tuesday January 10

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • No school the week before Christmas put many things on hold - one being the big Christmas lunch that we had planned.  We postponed it until February. 
  • Diploma exams start this week - English on Thursday; Social Studies on Friday
  • Active Living
    • Bowling today
    • Thank you to students who have been continually updating their PE Logbooks and completing them recently. Please keep up your logging of activities. See Mr. Halbert or Mr. Wong if you have any questions
  • Workshop this Friday (and next): Exam prep
  • We have a NEW attendance phone number for texting and calling - The phone number is 403-896-9667 …  Put this into your phone!
  • Set SMART goals for yourself… especially as we move into the New Year.  There are 6 months of school left in the school year - work with your teachers to set goals for yourself so that you have targeted completion dates for your modules  / courses.
    • Specific
    • Measurable
    • Attainable
    • Relevant
    • Timely

Monday, January 9

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • No school the week before Christmas put many things on hold - one being the big Christmas lunch that we had planned.  We postponed it until February. 
  • Diploma exams start this week - English on Thursday; Social Studies on Friday
  • Active Living - Ponoka Youth Centre - We’ll be honing our pickleball skills again today!
  • Workshop this Friday (and next): Exam prep
  • We have a NEW attendance phone number for texting and calling - The phone number is 403-896-9667 …  Put this into your phone!
  • Connor Bedard - find a goal and WORK HARD to achieve it (even if your arm breaks)

Thursday December 15

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living - Fitness Centre
  • Friday workshops 
    • 1) Foods with Mrs. Amundson - sign up
    • 2) Part 2 of First Aid
  • Rock the Diploma Posters are up - if you’d like to take advantage of this opportunity please see the link and register asap! 
  • We have a NEW attendance phone number for texting and calling - The phone number is 403-896-9667 …  Put this into your phone!
  • Remy Tinsel, our Elf is missing - if you know of its whereabouts, please let us know
  • Next week is a busy week, filled with activities
    • Monday - Pajama Day
    • Tuesday ugly sweater day plus our huge Christmas Luncheon
    • Wednesday and Thursday - 2 craft afternoons.  
    • There will also be some fun lunch hour activities - Monday - Marshmallow Croquet! Wednesday Wrapping Paper Contest
    • PLEASE NOTE - DEC. 20 - BLC Christmas lunch!  Open to your family!  Invite them and let us know who is coming so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone!

Wednesday, December 14

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living - Youtube yoga today
    • Congratulations to Viktorea for once again being the top BRICK bowler yesterday!
  • Friday workshops 
    • 1) Foods with Mrs. Amundson - sign up
    • 2) Part 2 of First Aid
  • Rock the Diploma Posters are up - if you’d like to take advantage of this opportunity please see the link and register asap! 
  • Grad Hoodies - Please check out the survey Ms. S sent out in the google classroom to vote on this year's hoodie design! Or Scan the QR code on the poster by her room! 
  • English and Social 30 level students - Have you scheduled your final  with Mr. Mac or Ms. S yet? 
  • Elf of the Shelf (Remy Tinsel) is hiding around the school.  Find it and tell Ms. Val.  Full sized chocolate bars / packages of gum / other prizes.  The person who finds Remy the most by Dec. 22 will receive a coveted BLC gym bag.
  • Next week is a busy week, filled with activities
    • Monday - Pajama Day
    • Tuesday ugly sweater day plus our huge Christmas Luncheon
    • Wednesday and Thursday - 2 craft afternoons.  
    • There will also be some fun lunch hour activities
    • PLEASE NOTE - DEC. 20 - BLC Christmas lunch!  Open to your family!  Invite them and let us know who is coming so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone!

December 13

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to our school board trustees who will be walking around the school this morning
  • Elf of the Shelf (Remy Tinsel) is hiding around the school.  Find it and tell Ms. Val.  Full sized chocolate bars / packages of gum / other prizes.  The person who finds Remy the most by Dec. 22 will receive a coveted BLC gym bag.
  • Quiet week this week so lots of opportunity to get things done.  
    • Active Living: Youth Centre today, bowling tomorrow, Youtube Yoga on Wednesday and fitness centre on Thursday
    • School board will be in for a school tour tomorrow morning
    • Friday workshops - Foods and Day 2 of First Aid.  If you are interested in taking foods on Friday be sure to connect with 
    • Set SMART goals 
  • Next week is a busy week, filled with activities
    • Monday - Pajama Day
    • Tuesday ugly sweater day plus our huge Christmas Luncheon
    • Wednesday and Thursday - 2 craft afternoons.  
    • There will also be some fun lunch hour activities
    • PLEASE NOTE - DEC. 20 - BLC Christmas lunch!  Open to your family!  Invite them and let us know who is coming so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone!
  • Grad Hoodies - Please check out the survey Ms. S sent out in the google classroom to vote on this year's hoodie design! Or Scan the QR code on the poster by her room! 
  • English and Social 30 level students - Have you scheduled your final  with Mr. Mac or Ms. S yet? 
  • Active Living - Bowling
    • Kudos to the students who joined Mr. W to have an awesome game of pickle ball yesterday!
  • Smoothie Tuesday
  • Happy Birthday!  Wishing the December birthday peeps a happy birthday - this means there are cupcakes in the kitchen that you and everyone else may enjoy in your birthday celebration.

Monday December 12

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Elf of the Shelf (Remy Tinsel) is hiding around the school.  Find it and tell Ms. Val.  Full sized chocolate bars / packages of gum / other prizes.  The person who finds Remy the most by Dec. 22 will receive a coveted BLC gym bag.
  • Quiet week this week so lots of opportunity to get things done.  
    • Active Living: Youth Centre today, bowling tomorrow, Youtube Yoga on Wednesday and fitness centre on Thursday
    • School board will be in for a school tour tomorrow morning
    • Friday workshops - Foods and Day 2 of First Aid.  If you are interested in taking foods on Friday be sure to connect with 
    • Set SMART goals 
  • Next week is a busy week, filled with activities
    • Monday - Pajama Day
    • Tuesday ugly sweater day plus our huge Christmas Luncheon
    • Wednesday and Thursday - 2 craft afternoons.  
    • There will also be some fun lunch hour activities
    • PLEASE NOTE - DEC. 20 - BLC Christmas lunch!  Open to your family!  Invite them and let us know who is coming so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone!
  • Grad Hoodies - Please check out the survey Ms. S sent out in the google classroom to vote on this year's hoodie design! Or Scan the QR code on the poster by her room! 
  • English and Social 30 level students - Have you scheduled your final  with Mr. Mac or Ms. S yet? 
  • Happy Birthday!  Wishing the December birthday peeps a happy birthday - this means there are cupcakes in the kitchen that you and everyone else may enjoy in your birthday celebration.  Happy birthday to:

 

Carson Baptiste

Ty Leidenius

Cadey Rabbit

Christian Buffalo-Rain

Kennedy Letwin

Aiden Soop

Darcy Cattleman

Nathaniel Louis-Cardinal

Rosa Strongman

Chantelle Cattleman

Landin Louis

Junior Swampy

Flynn Cattleman

Mahihkan Mackinaw

Jamie Threefingers

Jayden Hofer

River Rabbit

 

Thursday, December 8

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • What does Santa suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney?  CLAUS-trophobia
  • Progress Reports are done (they are shared with you). Use the information to create some strong SMART goals for yourself.
    • Know your why
    • What helped you achieve your successes?
    • What hindered your successes?
    • How can we help you more / better?
  • Diploma exams start right after the break
  • No school this Friday - but next friday there is a foods workshop and day 2 of First Aid
    • If you are interested in taking the FOODS workshop next Friday and haven’t received the survey from Mrs. Amundson, talk to your teacher to get your name on the list.
  • Christmas break is soon here…  in TWO WEEKS.  We have a lot of activities planned:
    • Stuff the Cruiser is happening next Saturday - No Frills Parking lot
    • Elf of the Shelf (Remy Tinsel) is hiding around the school.  Find it and tell Ms. Val.  Full sized chocolate bars / packages of gum / other prizes.  The person who finds Remy the most by Dec. 22 will receive a coveted BLC gym bag.
    • The last week before break - pajama day, ugly sweater day, and 2 craft afternoons.  There will also be some fun lunch hour activities
    • PLEASE NOTE - DEC. 20 - BLC Christmas lunch!  Open to your family!  Invite them and let us know who is coming so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone!
  • Santa’s Anonymous (403) 783-4411.  There is a box at the front for donations as well. If you know someone in our school who is in need of help this year, food for Christmas dinner or presents please let Candice know.
  • Active Living - Fitness Centre

Wednesday December 7

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living today is youtube yoga
  • Grad Meeting during TAG Wednesday - today!
  • Progress Reports are done (they are shared with you). Use the information to create some strong SMART goals for yourself.
    • Know your why
    • What helped you achieve your successes?
    • What hindered your successes?
    • How can we help you more / better?
  • Diploma exams start right after the break
  • No school this Friday - but next friday is a foods workshop and day 2 of First Aid
  • Christmas break is soon here.  We have a lot of activities planned:
    • Christmas tree and lights - thank you Mr. Wilson
    • Santa’s Anonymous box - if you would like to drop something off
    • Stuff the Cruiser is happening next Saturday - No Frills Parking lot
    • Elf of the Shelf (Remy Tinsel) is hiding around the school.  Find it and tell Ms. Val.  Full sized chocolate bars / packages of gum / other prizes.  The person who finds Remy the most by Dec. 22 will receive a coveted BLC gym bag.
    • Dec. 16 - foods workshop
    • The last week before break - pajama day, ugly sweater day, and 2 craft afternoons.  There will also be some fun lunch hour activities
    • PLEASE NOTE - DEC. 20 - BLC Christmas lunch!  Open to your family!  Invite them and let us know who is coming so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone!
  • Santa’s Anonymous (403) 783-4411.  There is a box at the front for donations as well. If you know someone in our school who is in need of help this year, food for christmas dinner or presents please let Candice know.
  • If you are interested in taking the FOODS workshop next Friday and haven’t received the survey from Mrs. Amundson, talk to your teacher to get your name on the list.

Tuesday December 6

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living today is bowling
  • Grad Meeting during TAG Wednesday
  • Progress Reports are done (they are shared with you). Use the information to create some strong SMART goals for yourself.
    • Know your why
    • What helped you achieve your successes?
    • What hindered your successes?
    • How can we help you more / better?
  • Diploma exams start right after the break
  • No school this Friday - but next friday is a foods workshop and day 2 of First Aid
  • Christmas break is soon here.  We have a lot of activities planned:
    • Christmas tree and lights - thank you Mr. Wilson
    • Santa’s Anonymous box - if you would like to drop something off
    • Stuff the Cruiser is happening next Saturday - No Frills Parking lot
    • Elf of the Shelf (Remy Tinsel) is hiding around the school.  Find it and tell Ms. Val.  Full sized chocolate bars / packages of gum / other prizes.  The person who finds Remy the most by Dec. 22 will receive a coveted BLC gym bag.
    • Dec. 16 - foods workshop
    • The last week before break - pajama day, ugly sweater day, and 2 craft afternoons.  There will also be some fun lunch hour activities
    • PLEASE NOTE - DEC. 20 - BLC Christmas lunch!  Open to your family!  Invite them and let us know who is coming so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone!
  • Santa’s Anonymous (403) 783-4411.  There is a box at the front for donations as well. If you know someone in our school who is in need of help this year, food for christmas dinner or presents please let Candice know.

Monday December 5

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Lots of teachers away today - welcome to our fantastic subs  
  • Active Living today is at the youth centre
  • Grad Meeting during TAG Wednesday
  • Progress Reports are done (they are shared with you). Use the information to create some strong SMART goals for yourself.
    • Know your why
    • What helped you achieve your successes?
    • What hindered your successes?
    • How can we help you more / better?
  • Diploma exams start right after the break
  • No school this Friday - but next friday is a foods workshop and day 2 of First Aid
  • Christmas break is soon here.  We have a lot of activities planned:
    • Christmas tree and lights - thank you Mr. Wilson
    • Santa’s Anonymous box - if you would like to drop something off
    • Stuff the Cruiser is happening next Saturday - No Frills Parking lot
    • Elf of the Shelf (Remy Tinsel) is hiding around the school.  Find it and tell Ms. Val.  Full sized chocolate bars / packages of gum / other prizes.  The person who finds Remy the most by Dec. 22 will receive a coveted BLC gym bag.
    • Dec. 16 - foods workshop
    • The last week before break - pajama day, ugly sweater day, and 2 craft afternoons.  There will also be some fun lunch hour activities
    • PLEASE NOTE - DEC. 20 - BLC Christmas lunch!  Open to your family!  Invite them and let us know who is coming so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone!
  • Santa’s Anonymous (403) 783-4411.  There is a box at the front for donations as well. If you know someone in our school who is in need of help this year, food for christmas dinner or presents please let Candice know.

Thursday, December 1

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Santa’s Anonymous (403) 783-4411.  There is a box at the front for donations as well. If you know someone in our school who is in need of help this year, food for Christmas dinner or presents please let Candice know. 
  • Christmas Dinner here - Dec. 20 @ lunch
  • Elf on the Shelf starts today- first 5 to find him get a treat - see Ms. Val
  • Progress reports are being sent out this week - remember they are also shared to your school google drive account
  • First Aid - today and tomorrow - All MRs

Wednesday November 30

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living students  - Youtube Yoga
    • Congrats to Justin SOTR for being the top bowler yesterday
      • AND the cake toss winner! 
  • Free Santa pics @ Shoppers (4:00-8:00 tonight)
  • Santa’s Anonymous (403) 783-4411.  There is a box at the front for donations as well. If you know someone in our school who is in need of help this year, food for christmas dinner or presents please let Candice know. 
  • Christmas Dinner here - Dec. 20 @ lunch
  • Elf on the Shelf starts tomorrow - first 5 to find him get a treat - see Ms. Val
  • Progress reports are being sent out this week - remember they are also shared to your school google drive account
    • Today’s your last chance to add to your modules completed on the PR
  • Heads Up Social and English Diploma students!!! - Time is slipping away - 
    • Please note and remember that unless you’ve made a different plan with your teachers you have about 3 weeks left to finish modules, and should be writing your final exam the last week of December. Remember the Part A for the diploma is right after we return from Christmas break.  (ELA-Part.A-Jan 12; Soc-Pt.A-Jan 13)
    • Please meet with your teachers to make a plan for handing in your work and completing the course. 
  • Queer Straight Alliance  is today at lunch in Ms. S room.
  • Tomorrow and Friday First Aid - Ms. Amundson’s students will set up in the Art Room

Tuesday November 29

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living students - Bowling
  • Elf on the Shelf is coming
  • First Aid this Thursday and Friday - See/email Mr. Halbert regarding pre workshop assignments.
  • The end of November is coming up so you have a couple days still to complete and hand in assignments that go towards your November Progress Reports
  • Heads Up Social and English Diploma students!!! - Time is slipping away - 
    • Please note and remember that unless you’ve made a different plan with your teachers you have 3 weeks left to finish modules, and should be writing your final exam the last week of December. Remember the Part A for the diploma is right after we return from Christmas break.  (ELA-Pt.A-Jan 12; Soc-Pt.A-Jan 13)
    • Please meet with your teachers to make a plan for handing in your work and completing the course. 
  • As we move towards the end of November and into December, be sure to be taking care of you.  
    • We have shared a ton of supports
      • Here at the school - any adult, but especially Candice.  Elders are also available as is Lenny (even when they are not in the building, we can make contact)
      • Kids Help Phone - 686868 or 1-800-668-6868
      • First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness 1-855-242-3310
      • Addiction Services - 1-866-332-2322
      • Suicide Prevention - 1-800-784-2433
      • Health Link: 811
    • Robb Nash Project:  Stories of Life Through Darkness: A Living Curriculum 

Today at lunch - cake flip challenge! Come try your hand at flipping some cake into your mouth, Almost Impossible Game Show style. Starts as soon as Mrs. A has everything set up.

Monday, November 28

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living students - Youth Centre
  • First Aid this Thursday and Friday - See/email Mr. Halbert regarding pre workshop assignments.
  • The end of November is coming up so you have a couple days still to complete and hand in assignments that go towards your November Progress Reports
  • Heads Up Social and English Diploma students!!! - Time is slipping away - 
    • Please note and remember that unless you’ve made a different plan with your teachers you have 3 weeks left to finish modules, and should be writing your final exam the last week of December. Remember the Part A for the diploma is right after we return from Christmas break.  (ELA-Pt.A-Jan 12; Soc-Pt.A-Jan 13)
    • Please meet with your teachers to make a plan for handing in your work and completing the course.

Thursday, November 24

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • It’s birthday celebration cupcake week!  Thank you so much to Mrs. Amundson for making some delicious cupcakes.  She does this every month to help celebrate BLC family birthdays. 
  • Heads Up Social and English Diploma students!!! - Time is slipping away - 
    • Please note and remember that unless you’ve made a different plan with your teachers you have 3 weeks left to finish modules, and should be writing your final the last week of December. Remember the Part A for the diploma is right after we return from Christmas break.  (ELA-Pt.A-Jan 12; Soc-Pt.A-Jan 13)
    • Please meet with your teachers to make a plan for handing in your work and completing the course. 
  • Friday is a PD day so no school for students
  • First Aid Next week Thursday / Friday (See Mr. Halbert)
  • Active Living today is in the Fitness Centre with Mr. Wong
  • As we close in on the end of the month.. Module completion goal: 1100!
  • Tuesday at lunch we’ll be having a cake flip challenge! Show up in the lunchroom to play.

November 23

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Hope that you are rockin’ your mocs today!  Anyone who is can come see me for as chocolate bar!
  • It’s birthday celebration cupcake week!  Thank you so much to Mrs. Amundson for making some delicious cupcakes.  She does this every month to help celebrate BLC family birthdays. 
  • The school QSA (queer straight alliance) will meet today at lunch in Ms. S classroom
  • Heads Up Social and English Diploma students!!! - Time is slipping away - 
  • Friday is a PD day so no school for students
  • First Aid Next week Thursday / Friday (See Mr. Halbert)
  • Today at noon - Canada is playing at the World Cup.  We will do our best to stream the game on the tv in the kitchen
  • Active Living today is Youtube Yoga in Mr. Wong’s class
  • As we close in on the end of the month.. Module completion goal: 1100!

November 22

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • It’s birthday celebration cupcake week!  Thank you so much to Mrs. Amundson for making some delicious cupcakes.  She does this every month to help celebrate BLC family birthdays.  Happy birthday to:

Brooklyn  Emerson  Cassidy

Kade  Katee  Maizon 

Kaydence  Lazigha  Kadence 

Aaron  Kaley  Alex 

Shardelle  Haley  Payton 

Elizabeth  Tanya  Justin 

Aiden  Levi  John 

Blake and… Ms. S  & Candice

  • Smoothie Tuesday today
  • Active Living students - It’s Tuesday so it’s bowling!  A huge shout out to Viktorea who is taking over as the reigning bowling royal member. Her high score this year is 230!
  • The school QSA (queer straight alliance) will meet on Wednesday at lunch in Ms. S classroom
  • We are going to celebrate Roc Your Moc this Wednesday (that’s tomorrow)   So come to school with your moccasins this Wednesday! …. (Roc your Mocs - YouTube (2:37)
  • Friday is a PD day so no school for students
  • First Aid Next week Thursday / Friday (See Mr. Halbert)

Monday November 21

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living students - Youth Centre - basketball
  • Friday is a PD day so no school for students
  • The school QSA (queer straight alliance) will meet on Wednesday at lunch in Ms. S classroom
  • Mr. Dortman is here for any extra help, Mr. Burbridge is also available
  • First Aid Next week Thursday/ Friday

Thursday, November 17

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to Candice’s sister, Amanda!
    • Happy Birthday Candice
  • Metis Week is this week.  Yesterday Ms. S talked the importance of Louis Riel to the Metis Nation and to the fabric of Canadian history and society.   
  • Anti bully / kindness week continues.  Bullying can cause you to feel lost and alone, but there are people who want to help you feel safe. Help is available 24/7 by calling or texting the Bullying Helpline at 310-1818 or chat online at alberta.ca/BullyingChat.
  • Remember the Kids Help Phone number is 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868
  • Active Living students - Fitness Centre
  • Tomorrow - learner’s license workshop. 

Wednesday November 16

  • Land Acknowledgement
    • November 16 is an important day in the calendar of the Métis Nation.  On this day in 1885, Louis Riel was executed for leading the Northwest Resistance in defence of Métis rights.  Ceremonies are held each year to honour his memory and legacy.
    • Louis Riel established the Provisional Government of the Red River Settlement and negotiated with the government of Canada to establish Manitoba as a Province in 1870. After Thomas Scott, a settler and Orangeman, tried to murder Riel, he was marched out of Fort Garry’s east gate on March 4, 1870 and executed on the wall by the provisional government of the Red River Settlement. Scott’s execution led to Riel’s exile in 1875, and later to Riel’s own execution for treason on November 16, 1885. 
    • While in exile to Michigan and Quebec, Métis communities protected Riel until he returned to Canada and was captured.  As a result of the execution of Louis Riel, Métis people across Canada were labeled as traitors and for generations many felt the need to hide their Métis culture and heritage. Today, his life and death is recognized with pride by Métis people because he died fighting for the rights of the Métis.
  • Anti bully / kindness week continues.  Bullying can cause you to feel lost and alone, but there are people who want to help you feel safe. Help is available 24/7 by calling or texting the Bullying Helpline at 310-1818 or chat online at alberta.ca/BullyingChat.
  • Lenny wants to remind you of the magnets that have lots of community resources on it if you are struggling with life’s challenges
  • Remember the Kids Help Phone number is 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868
  • Reminder today there will be an emergency broadcast test at 1:55 on cell phones
  • Active Living students - Youtube Yoga with Mr. Wong
  • This Friday - learner’s license workshop. 

Tuesday, November 15

  • Land Acknowledgement
    • Metis week - check out the posters around the school for QR codes to learn more. Or see our website.
  • Kindness Week - Today’s highlight - Be an Ally
  • Loving the BRICK swag that everyone is reppin’  Don’t have any?  See Mrs. Jarrett
  • Active Living students - bowling
  • Lenny wants to remind you of the magnets that have lots of community resources on it if you are struggling with life’s challenges
  • Remember the Kids Help Phone number is 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868
  • Photo Retakes today

Monday November 14

  • Land Acknowledgement
    • Metis week - check out the posters around the school for QR codes to learn more. Or see our website.
  • Kindness Week - Today’s highlight - Be an Ally
  • Loving the BRICK swag that everyone is reppin’  Don’t have any?  See Mrs. Jarrett
  • Active Living students - Youth Centre
  • Lenny wants to remind you of the magnets that have lots of community resources on it if you are struggling with life’s challenges
  • Remember the Kids Help Phone number is 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868

Thursday November 10

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Loving the BRICK swag that everyone is reppin’  Don’t have any?  See Mrs. Jarrett
  • Active Living students - Fitness Centre
  • Parent-Teacher interviews this week
    • Great meeting families last night @ HBMC 
    • Tonight (4:00-7:00) here @ The BRICK
  • Remembrance Day Ceremonies this week: Today during TAG
  • Looking into the future:
    • Next Tuesday - Nov. 15: Picture retakes 
    • Next Friday - Nov. 18: Learner’s License 
  • No School tomorrow - Remembrance Day
  • Kids Help Phone

Wednesday November 9

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Bannock Dogs today
  • Active Living students - Youtube Yoga with Mr. Wong
  • Groups with Bree and Candice today in block 3
  • Parent-Teacher interviews this week
    • Wednesday (4:00-7:00) @ HBMC
    • Thursday (4:00-7:00) here @ The BRICK
  • Remembrance Day Ceremonies this week: Wednesday and Thursday during TAG
  • Looking into the future - picture retakes are Nov. 15 - put it in your calendars
  • No School Friday - Remembrance Day
  • Kids Help Phone - Remember it is available 24 hours a day.

Monday November 7

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living students - Youth Centre
  • Financial Workshop (Tips for Teens to Manage their Finances) in Mr. Wong’s class tomorrow from 11:30-12. There is no cost, but see Mr. Wong if you have any questions.
  • Roads are horrible - if you’re driving, drive safely!
  • Parent-Teacher interviews this week
    • Wednesday (4:00-7:00) @ HBMC
    • Thursday (4:00-7:00) here @ The BRICK
  • Remembrance Day Ceremonies this week: Wednesday and Thursday during TAG
  • Looking into the future - picture retakes are Nov. 15 - put it in your calendars

Thursday November 3

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living students - Fitness Centre
  • On Nov 8 (11:30-12:00), Mr. Wong’s class will be hosting a virtual Financial Workshop - Tips for Teens to Manage their Finances - there is no cost, but see Mr. Wong if you have any questions.
  • Great work on the module completion - your progress reports have been updated and are shared with you. Please meet with your TAG teachers this week and make goals for the upcoming month.
  • Also - don’t forget to stop by and see Mrs. Jarrett on your way home today to pick up your gloves, toque and tshirt prizes.
  • This week workshop is learning to speak Cree - it is today and tomorrow
  • Diploma Exams are starting this week. Math and Chem tomorrow 
  • If you took the first aid class in October, you still need to do the theory work and the exam. Please see Mr. Halbert.
  • Garbage, cigarette butts, and spitting. There is a garbage can placed out there for you. Let’s take pride in our school and keep our school looking like the kind of place you are proud of. It’s a $500 fine in Singapore!! 
  • Looking into the future - picture retakes are Nov. 15 - put it in your calendars
  • Kids Help Phone

Wednesday November 2

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living students - Youtube Toga with Mr. Wong
  • Groups with Bree and Candice today in block 3
  • Bannock making in block 3 today, too.
  • On Nov 8 (11:30-12:00), Mr. Wong’s class will be hosting a virtual Financial Workshop - Tips for Teens to Manage their Finances - there is no cost, but see Mr. Wong if you have any questions.
  • Great work on the module completion - your progress reports have been updated and are shared with you. Please meet with your TAG teachers this week and make goals for the upcoming month.
  • Also - don’t forget to stop by and see Mrs. Jarrett on your way home today to pick up your gloves, toque and tshirt prizes.
  • This week workshop is learning to speak Cree - it is Thursday and Friday
  • Diploma Exams are starting this week. Social tomorrow. 
  • If you took the first aid class in October, you still need to do the theory work and the exam. Please see Mr. Halbert.
  • Garbage, cigarette butts, and spitting. There is a garbage can placed out there for you. Let’s take pride in our school and keep our school looking like the kind of place you are proud of. It’s a $500 fine in Singapore!! 

Tuesday November 1

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living students - Tuesday is bowling day
  • Smoothie Tuesday today! Come grab a smoothie and say thanks to the Ponoka Youth Centre
  • In one week, Nov 8 (11:30-12:00), Mr. Wong’s class will be hosting a virtual Financial Workshop - Tips for Teens to Manage their Finances - there is no cost, but see Mr. Wong if you have any questions.
  • Great work on the module completion - your progress reports have been updated and are shared with you. Please meet with your TAG teachers this week and make goals for the upcoming month.
  • Also - don’t forget to stop by and see Mrs. Jarrett on your way home today to pick up your gloves, toque and tshirt prizes.
  • This week workshop is learning to speak Cree - it is Thursday and Friday
  • Diploma Exams are starting this week. English tomorrow. 
  • If you took the first aid class in October, you still need to do the theory work and the exam. Please see Mr. Halbert.
  • Garbage, cigarette butts, and spitting. There is a garbage can placed out there for you. Let’s take pride in our school and keep our school looking like the kind of place you are proud of?

Monday October 31

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living students - Monday’s is Youth Centre! 
  • Mrs. A, Candice and Mr. Tisdale are away today
  • All Math and Science classes in block 4 will be in Mr. Wong’s class this afternoon. Any students normally scheduled for math/science can either join Mr. Wong’s class for Active Living at the Youth Centre, or attend a Humanities/ELA class as an alternative.
  • Great work on the modules! Stop by Mrs. Jarrett’s desk for a toque, gloves AND a t-shirt!
  • Good job on the costumes we’ve seen so far today
  • This week workshop is learning to speak Cree - it is Thursday and Friday
  • Diploma Exams are starting this week.
  • If you took the first aid class in October, you still need to do the theory work and the exam. Please see Mr. Halbert.

Thursday October 27

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Active Living: Fitness Center
  • Did you know we have a school QSA (queer-straight-alliance) and Ms. S is available to supervise it! If you are interested in this year’s QSA please check in with Ms. S.
  • Last day to push yourself to have modules show up on your November progress report. Set yourself a target of what module you want to have done by Friday to have it reflected on your progress report. These will be mailed home next week.
  • 500 Modules as a collective and we will celebrate and give out BLC swag! 
  • Pumpkin Carving during TAG today
  • Halloween is coming up next Monday - Feel free to dress up! Take part in the fun! 
  • No School for students this Friday
  • Next week Cree workshop!!

Wednesday October 25

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome Bree! Girls group will be running block 3 as scheduled for those who’ve signed up
  • Active Living: Youtube Yoga with Ms. Jenks today
  • Did you know we have a school QSA (queer-straight-alliance) and Ms. S is available to supervise it! If you are interested in this year’s QSA please check in with Ms. S.
  • Last week to push yourself to have modules show up on your November progress report. Set yourself a target of what module you want to have done by Friday to have it reflected on your progress report. These will be mailed home next week.
  • Pumpkin Carving during TAG this week
  • Halloween is coming up next Monday - Feel free to dress up! Take part in the fun! 
  • No School for students this Friday
  • Next week Cree workshop!!

Tuesday October 25

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to Elder Sheila - who is around the school today
  • And Lenny
  • Smoothie Tuesday!
  • Pick up your picture proofs from Mrs. Jarrett
  • Last week to push yourself to have modules show up on your November progress report. Set yourself a target of what module you want to have done by Friday to have it reflected on your progress report. These will be mailed home next week.
  • Pumpkin Carving during TAG this week - starting tomorrow
  • Halloween is coming up next Monday - Feel free to dress up! Take part in the fun! 
  • No School for students this Friday
  • Active Living students - Bowling 
  • First Aid Students. Make sure to do your theory work in google drive. You need to write an exam too. See Mr. Halbert

Monday October 24

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Pick up your picture proofs from Mrs. Jarrett
  • Last week to push yourself to have modules show up on your November progress report. Set yourself a target of what module you want to have done by Friday to have it reflected on your progress report. These will be mailed home next week.
  • Pumpkin Carving during TAG this week
  • Halloween is coming up next Monday - Feel free to dress up! Take part in the fun! 
  • No School for students this Friday
  • Active Living students - Monday’s is Youth Centre! 
  • Photography students please work in Mr. Burbridge’s space on your modules today. 
  • First Aid Students. Make sure to do your theory work in googledrive. You need to write an exam too. See Mr. Halbert

Thursday, October 20

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Pick up your picture proofs from Mrs. Jarrett
  • First Aid is happening today and tomorrow in the Math/Science room so Mrs. A is teaching from the Art room today.
  • Remember that we are open tomorrow and it is a great day to get some extra one on one time with your teachers
  • As we get closer to the end of the month, be sure to get modules in. Your progress reports will be sent home November 1.
  • Active LIving - Fitness Centre - remember, logging any physical activity you do you can put in a PE log book to get your phys ed credits. See Mr. Wong or Mr. Halbert for a log book! 
  • Next week - pumpkin carving in TAG
  • Birthday cupcakes - Just a few left - get one before they’re gone!

Tuesday October 18

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to Elder Sheila
  • Welcome to Mr. Dortman who is here for Ms. Troniak 
  • Congratulations to Carson Rain for being the top student in the Fitness Challenge on Friday! Looking forward to seeing your improvement between now and May 2023!
  • First Aid this week. Mr. Halbert has shared a google folder with potential students. Be sure to check your email, if you think you are on the list. There are assignments that need to be done before getting into the course. Only 8 /25 students have touched base with Mr. Halbert
  • As we get closer to the end of the month, be sure to get modules in. Your progress reports will be sent home November 1. 
  • We will have a targeted module completion goal and celebration when we hit it we will have a fun lunch.  More details to come
  • Next week - pumpkin carving in TAG
  • Birthday cupcakes!!

Monday October 17

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome to Mr. Dortman who is here for Ms. Troniak 
  • Congratulations to Carson Rain for being the top student in the Fitness Challenge on Friday! Looking forward to seeing your improvement between now and May 2023!
  • First Aid this week. Mr. Halbert has shared a google folder with potential students. Be sure to check your email, if you think you are on the list. There are assignments that need to be done before getting into the course. Only 6 /25 students have touched base with Mr. Halbert
  • As we get closer to the end of the month, be sure to get modules in
  • We will have a targeted module completion goal and celebration when we hit it we will have a fun lunch.  More details to come
  • Birthday cupcakes!!

Thursday October 13

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Mr. Mac and Mr. Wong are gone today - welcome Mr. Dortman and Mr. Pearn
  • Active Living - Fitness Centre
  • No Digital Music today - but Mr. Dortman and Mr. Hinton are here and are always happy to put on a concert in block 5
  • Friday workshop - Personal Fitness Challenge. Come see Mr. Wong to sign up if you haven’t already done so. Work on being your personal best!
  • Honour your schedule - for changes please see your TAG teacher
  • Grad Meeting during TAG today
  • First Aid next week. Mr. Halbert has shared a google folder with potential students. Be sure to check your email, if you think you are on the list. There are assignments that need to be done before getting into the course. Only 6 /25 students have touched base with Mr. Halbert

Thursday October 6

    • Land Acknowledgement
    • Picture Day today
    • FYI - Announcements and information is posted to our website, instagram and facebook. 
    • Active Living - Fitness Centre
    • Starting next Wednesday - in block 3 - a Girls Group with Bree and Candice
      • See Candice to sign up.
    • No School this Friday or next Monday

 

  • Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday for Tea and Bannock in the Ermineskin mall.  It was great to meet a number of your families. 
  • Honour your schedule - for changes please see your TAG teacher

 

 

Wednesday October 5

    • Land Acknowledgement
    • Happy World Teachers Day!
    • FYI - Announcements and information is posted to our website, instagram and facebook. 
    • Active Living - Youtube Yoga
    • No School this Friday or next Monday

 

  • Tea and Bannock in the mall in Ermineskin this Wednesday from 4:00-5:30

 

  • Honour your schedule - for changes please see your TAG teacher
  • Wednesday block 3 Girls Group with Bree and Candice is starting! See Candice to sign up.

Tuesday October 4

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Elder Sheila 
  • Tea and Bannock at the N.O.K. building in Ermineskin this Wednesday from 4:00-5:30
  • Thursday - School Photos
  • Active Living today - bowling
  • No School this Friday or next Monday
  • As the dust is beginning to settle on our school year - be sure to build a solid plan that will lead to your success.  Create some SMART goals!
  • Spitting + general clean up

October 3

Land Acknowledgement
Tea and Bannock at the N.O.K. building in Ermineskin this Wednesday from 4:00-5:30
Thursday - School Photos
Active Living today - community walk while the weather is still nice
No School this Friday or next Monday
As the dust is beginning to settle on our school year - be sure to build a solid plan that will lead to your success. Create some SMART goals!

September 29

Thursday, September 29, 2002

  • Today is OOrange Shirt Day 
    • Discovering Truth - Pow wow demonstration 1-3 pm
  • I’d like to congratulate our latest weekly bowling champ from yesterday - Viktorea M. >200 point game!!
  • Just to let everyone know, we now have a garbage can with a cigarette ashtray out at the front gate.  PLEASE be sure that your cigarette butts and your garbage makes its way into this container
  • Spitting!!!! Let’s take care of our environment please and stop spitting on the sidewalk.

September 28

Coming Tomorrow!
Orange Shirt Day
Discovering Truth - Pow wow demonstration 1-3 pm
School is closed on Friday as it is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Please follow your schedules. If you are unsure, see any of your teachers. If you’d like to make a change please chat with your TAG teachers