What's New at Next Step Fort Saskatchewan
Blanket ExercisePosted on Apr 19 2018
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 LiteracyPosted on Apr 12 2018
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 DayPosted on Mar 14 2018
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 TradesPosted on Mar 13 2018
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 UniversityPosted on Mar 6 2018
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 MeetingPosted on Mar 5 2018
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?Posted on Mar 1 2018
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 2018Posted on Feb 28 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 HookyPosted on Feb 27 2018
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 VisitPosted on Feb 23 2018
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 HikePosted on Feb 13 2018
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 2Posted on Jan 31 2018
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!
Time to Eat!Posted on Dec 21 2017
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 PaintingPosted on Dec 19 2017
In preparation for our annual holiday lunch, students painted festive table covers themed around seasonal music.
Ornament decoratingPosted on Dec 18 2017
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…
BowlingPosted on Dec 5 2017
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 PaintingsPosted on Dec 4 2017
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 LibraryPosted on Nov 30 2017
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 TripPosted on Nov 30 2017
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 ClubPosted on Nov 29 2017
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 TimesPosted on Nov 29 2017
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 LunchPosted on Nov 28 2017
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 WorkshopPosted on Nov 21 2017
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 ForestPosted on Nov 20 2017
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 FestivalPosted on Nov 17 2017
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 CampPosted on Nov 14 2017
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 CeremonyPosted on Nov 9 2017
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 RidgePosted on Nov 8 2017
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 PeacePosted on Nov 7 2017
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 PoppiesPosted on Nov 6 2017
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 ProgramPosted on Nov 3 2017
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 EPCORPosted on Nov 2 2017
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 FunPosted on Oct 31 2017
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 EatingPosted on Oct 30 2017
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!Posted on Oct 2 2017
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…
Rainbow Alliance - GSAPosted on Sep 25 2017
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 RunPosted on Sep 22 2017
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…
Citadel Field Trip to see Shakespeare in LovePosted on Sep 20 2017
Next Step in Love On Wednesday September 27th we will be taking English students to a play at the Citadel to experience the joy of the theatre. While there, students will take in the play Shakespeare in Love and a chance to meet and chat with the actors…
Orange T-Shirt dayPosted on Sep 18 2017
Orange T-shirt day in remembrance of the Canadian Residential School system and the impact of the government policies on First Nations. Please take time to watch the following video by Phyllis Wedstad. We will also be sharing excerpts and conversation…
Blanket ExercisePosted on Feb 14 2017
FSO staff and students participating in an Aboriginal Blanket Exercise.
Orientation starts today at FSOPosted on Jan 31 2017
Welcome Back. We are excited to begin our second semester orientation today for all of our full-time students! Please note: If you would like to register with us you can drop in wait your turn and/or phone ahead to book an appointment. Please call…