What's New at Next Step Fort Saskatchewan

2018

Alberta Sixties Scoop Apology

Today our Premier will address our province to apologize to the survivors of the Sixties Scoop. Students can join the live stream to watch: https://www.alberta.ca/sixties-scoop-apology.aspx

Grand Opening

The City of Fort Saskatchewan is excited to announce the grand opening of Taurus field on June 8. Playing will be the Fort Sask Sting vs Westlock Thunderbirds. The gates open at 5 p.m. and the start time is 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome and admission is…

Scholarship Information

Students who are looking for information on scholarships may contact Janet. She has received application forms from a few local groups so check it out!

Pride Youth Social

All persons ages 14-25 who identify with any part of the rainbow are welcome to join the ASPECC for the Youth Pride Social on June 8 at 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. located at 12031 76 Street NW in Edmonton.

Summer Program Adventure Guide

The Boys and Girls Club will be distributing the Summer Program Adventure Guide the week of April 30. Giving parents plenty of time to look through it before the registration dates.

Blanket Exercise

A Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught. Students participated in this emotional journey about Indigenous peoples in Canada. We were very fortunate to have Lawrence Aimoe…

Financial Literacy

Students were offered an opportunity to learn new skills to manage their financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial freedom and well-being.  

Wee Pies for Pi Day

In honour of Pi Day, Alena, our fearless math teacher, created amazing Pi day events for students to bend their brains around. Their reward....pies, or rather, wee pies made with love by Laura. The selection was chocolate, cherry, blueberry, lemon meringue,…

Young Women in the Trades

Careers the Next Generation hosted for a group of young women today an information session about women in the trades. Our ladies learned about all the advantages there are for them in the trades and the career diversity available.

Blue Quills University

Students and staff were provided a guided tour of the Blue Quills University which is a First Nations owned and operated university, the first of its kind in the country. The brick school building was moved in 1931 to its present location on Blue Quills…

Grad Information Meeting

There will be a grad information meeting on Thursday, March 8 at 10:30 a.m. with Janet and Ed in the back room of the school. Anyone who thinks they are eligible for graduation is encouraged to attend. There will be lots of information and an opportunity…

How Much are You on Social Media?

We are conducting a survey during the month of March and if you would like to contribute please see Alena. She has a quick form for you to complete and find out how you track your usage!

Pink Shirt Day 2018

Fort Saskatchewan Next Step helped "Paint the Town Pink" by decorating the school window to promote kindness and show awareness for bullying prevention. The activity was promoted by the local Boys and Girls club with organizations and business in the…

Hockey Hooky

Fort Saskatchewan students enjoyed playing hooky... opps we mean watching an Oil Kings hockey game. Spencer our Phys. Ed. teacher took a group of lucky students to a game at Roger's place! Special thanks to the team for providing tickets to our students.

NAIT Visit

A group of Fort Saskatchewan students went to NAIT for a tour of the school. They learned about the different programs available to them and other resources the school has to offer.

Great Day for a Hike

Students spent a fantastic day experiencing the beauty of Elk Island National Park. The day was filled with hiking and a hot dog roast which included all the fixings!

Semester 2

Orientation has begun! If you have any questions about when you should be attending, please see Janet, Ed, or speak with your teacher for times and course selection. Welcome Back! 

2017

Time to Eat!

The staff in Fort Saskatchewan celebrated the holiday season with guests and students. A dinner of turkey, ham, and all the fixings was prepared. We wish all families and students a wonderful and safe break.

Festive Painting

In preparation for our annual holiday lunch, students painted festive table covers themed around seasonal music.

Ornament decorating

Students displayed their creativity decorating ornaments using different items. Some painted while others placed ribbon and other items inside. The possibilities were endless. Jasmine is posing with hers that she covered in newspaper and a charm. Great…

Bowling

Students spent part of their afternoon at the local bowling alley for Phys. Ed. They walked over and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Congrats to Jory for posting the best score.

Canvas Paintings

Students let their creative juices flow while creating canvas paintings. Some students painted free hand while others used stencils to paint an inspirational quote. The artwork will be displayed in the school until winter break.

Discovering the Library

Students learned that their library is more than a place to just get books! The staff taught them how to make buttons while others played musical instruments. Students were also given a free library card.

Library Field Trip

To learn what their library offers them, students were treated with a tour and an opportunity to sign up for cards at the Fort Saskatchewan Library.

Interact Club

On December 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, the Rotary Club of Fort Saskatchewan has teamed up with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan to offer an Interact Club. Interact is a youth run service club for youth ages…

Festive Times

Fort Saskatchewan students got all festive when the tree came out. Everyone participated in decorating it and began singing songs and reminiscing about holidays past. Amazingly they had it ready for the pizza lunch with the Mayor Gayle Katchur later…

Mayor's Pizza Lunch

Mayor Gayle Katchur brought pizza for everyone to enjoy on her tab!. Next Step would like to thank her for her time and generosity.

Resume Writing Workshop

On Tuesday, November 28 starting at 9:30, Janet will be running a resume workshop. Students will learn new tips and tricks on how to write a resume. If students have an existing resume and just want to update it they can bring it with them.

Enchanted Forest

As part of Canada 150 celebrations, Fort Saskatchewan Next Step is providing a tree in the Enchanted Forest celebrating the country's 150th birthday.

Fall Festival

Students are invited to attend the Fall Festival at the Royal Canadian Legion in the Ortona Room. The Festival will start at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. Snacks, games, and fun! This event is free of charge.

Young Women in Trades Fall Camp

You're Invited! The NAIT Fall Young Women in Trades Camp invites all girls in junior and senior high. On November 14 & 15 a bus departs from the Boys and Girls Club in Fort Saskatchewan at 8:30 a.m. Students will arrive back at the Boys and Girls Club…

Week of Remembrance - Remembrance Day Ceremony

Fort Saskatchewan Next Step honoured the people who have defended our nation at our Remembrance Day Ceremony. The school would like to thank Walter Thomas and Brian Bilan who attended this years' service. Mr. Thomas bravely fought in Europe as well…

Week of Remembrance - Word Search Vimy Ridge

Continuing with our Week of Remembrance, students learned about Canadian soldiers who sacrificed their lives at Vimy Ridge with a word search presented by Laura. The Canadian Corps was ordered to seize Vimy Ridge in April 1917. Situated in northern…

Week of Remembrance - Postcards for Peace

Postcards for Peace provides an opportunity for youth to send postcards to express messages of thanks to those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace or to still-serving Canadian Armed Forces members.

Week of Remembrance - Watercolour Poppies

To kick off our Week of Remembrance, students participated in making Watercolour Poppies. The significance of the poppy is a lasting memorial symbol to the fallen was realised by the Canadian surgeon John McCrae in his poem In Flanders Fields.

NAIT: Technician Program

The NAIT Parts Technician Program is looking to organize a Parts Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, December 12th at NAIT's Main Campus. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., breakfast at 8:00 a.m., and presentations with discussion from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Deadline…

Take Your Future to New Heights With EPCOR

As a partner in the Aboriginal Career Pathways Program, EPCOR is proud to support Aboriginal students by offering educational and career development opportunities. Students and parents are invited to an Information Session to learn more about our registered…

Halloween Fun

Seven pumpkins were carved and the competition was fierce. Congratulations to our pumpkin carving winners. First place - Hannah and JasmineSecond place - Cassity, Michaela, and SantinaThird place - Alyza, Angelina, Daniel, Karl Many students and staff…

Healthy Eating

All students participating in Phys. Ed. this year will be completing a nutrition project. Claire Charbonneau, Dietician with Alberta Health Services, joined our class to present a Guide to Healthy Eating and answered questions about nutrition.

KICK OFF DAY!

October 13th is Phys. Ed KICK OFF DAY and Nutritional Project! Student who do not have Phys. Ed are already signed up and attendance is required to meet the learner outcomes. We are so excited to bring in a Registered Dietician. This day will give students…

Connect Parent Group

Rainbow Alliance - GSA

October 5th - If you are interested in joining the local GSA group, please come see Janet. Since the event is after school hours, students will meet Janet at the Families First building and attend the meeting together.

Terry Fox Run

Join us in paying tribute to one of Canada's greatest athletes. On Thursday September 28th we will be walking the path behind the school to pay tribute to Terry and show our support for Cancer research. Donations will also be accepted if students are…