New Administration at the Sherwood Park Outreach site!

Please come in and meet Joseph Clark [Joe] the New Principal for all the Outreaches and Karen Ramsey the new Assistant Principal for the Sherwood Park Outreach .

 

Registration 2018 - 2019

Interested in Next Step for the 2018 – 2019 School Year?

Come on in or Give us a call!

The Sherwood Park Outreach [SPO] is open M, T, Th, F from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM; W from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

If you are at a neighbouring EIPS high school and want to take a course you will need permission from your current school to come, so please check in with your Principal, Assistant Principal or Counselor before coming.

If you want to be a FULL TIME student at the outreach and are under 18 we will need a parent signature, so bring a parent or guardian.

If you are over 18 you can sign your own forms!

Come in and see our school and we will design a flexible program that suits you!

Enhancing Literacy and Numeracy

As part of Elk Island Public Schools’ (EIPS) ongoing efforts to enhance the literacy and numeracy of students in all grade levels, the Division is once again planning to administer two assessment tools during the 2018-19 school year—STAR 360 and Math Intervention/Programming Instrument (MIPI). The tools focus on literacy and numeracy, are digitally based and offer an opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning. The goal: to provide timely information to teachers, help enhance classroom instruction and ensure student learning needs are identified.

In September and May, EIPS students in grades 2 through 12 will complete the STAR 360 assessment, which evaluates reading comprehension. Grade 1 students will take the STAR 360 test. The assessment takes approximately 20 minutes and can be taken on any digital device. Also, students in grades 2 through 10 will complete the MIPI assessment, which is a mathematical screening tool used to inform teachers about a student’s math skills. For students in grades 7 through 10, the MIPI takes approximately 50 minutes and for students in grades 2 through 6 it takes approximately 20 minutes. The results of each of the assessments provide the teacher with a clearer picture about a student’s learning needs and helps determine if subsequent instructional planning is required.

The scores of the assessments are not used towards a student’s grade and there is no need to study ahead of time. They simply provide the teacher with information to better understand where each student is in terms of reading comprehension and mathematical ability. If, after analyzing the results, it’s determined a student can benefit from extra support, the teacher will contact the family to discuss possible support strategies.

For more information about the Division’s STAR 360 and MIPI assessment tools, contact Deb Barron, the Director of Curriculum and Instructional Supports, at 780-464-3477.

 

What's New at Next Step Sherwood Park

Sustainability Day at the U of A

The Next Step Environmental Action Team (NEAT) and friends spent a fantastic day at the University of Alberta last week to learn about the U of A's efforts to create a sustainable campus and to increase our school's environmental action. As part of the the U of A's Sustainable Awareness Week, our students took a sustainability tour of the campus in the morning, and learned how to compost from the City of Edmonton's Master Composter, Mark Allen-Stumpf.  At the end of the day, Next Step school was the proud owner of two composting units, and received kudos from the University of Alberta Ambassadors for our sustainability efforts, including a community kitchen, community garden and our ongoing (and growing!) environmental group at the school.

Special thanks to Kerry Rose and staff from CMASTE, ConocoPhillips who supplied grant funds, the City of Edmonton, and Drew and Leah - (Ambassadors from the University of Alberta) for a great day!

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