Nighthawks Update

Congratulations to the boys basketball team. They defeated Holy Redeemer 43-16 in their first home game! The girls play at home gains the Holy Spirit Heat B Team Thursday, January 21 @ 4:00 p.m. Go Nighthawks!

For schedules and league standings, click here.

Cheer Squad

NHS Rubik’s Cube Competition

For several weeks, students have been invited to stay in at recess to learn how to do the Rubik’s Cube.

We will be holding a “Mid-Winter” Rubiks cube competition this week.

There will be two stages to the competition:

Stage 1: Time Trials

Time trials will be open to all students this Wednesday and Thursday during recesses. Students will chose ONE of the following three events in which they will be timed:

  1. Red Cross
  2. Red Face
  3. Complete Cube

All participating students will receive 1) house points  and 2) a certificate that has a record of their time. (Students can continue to practice as the year progresses to see if they can beat their time in late spring during our “Spring” event.

Stage 2: School Competition

Our school competition will occur this Friday, January 22 a 1:15 p.m. during our I & C event. Students with the top 5 time trials will be invited to participate in their event. There will be three categories: primary, elementary, and junior high. House points will be awarded to all participants, and a certificate will be awarded to all. Best time will receive a prize.

Lannie Kanevsky: An Evening for Parents of Gifted Learners

We are pleased to invite you a session called “Good Learning for Highly Able Learners” presented by  Lannie Kanevsky on January 28 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This event is open to NHS parents and other parents of gifted learners who are interested in attending. Please indicate your attendance by using the link at the end of this post.

Session Description:  Lannie will help us explore the learning processes of high ability learners.  How do they learn when they are deeply engaged and challenged?  How is their learning the same and different from that of other children their age?  What features of their learning can be adapted to respond to their strengths? Lannie will help attendees play with a chart that can help them match different types of learning experiences to their child’s strengths and explore a website loaded with free resources to help you and your child’s teachers support their extraordinary potentials.

Bio:  Lannie Kanevsky (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University.  She taught in regular and special education in BC before returning to university for her graduate studies.  She’s been at SFU, teaching pre-service and in-service teachers since 1991.  She’s also worked with parents and educators in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Europe.  Her research focuses on the learning potentials and preferences of high ability students and their peers, investigating similarities and differences in optimal learning experiences for them all.

If you are planning to attend, please respond by clicking here.

Nighthawks Get First Win!

Congratulations Nighthawks!  Our boys basketball team won over Our Lady of Angels in Ft. Saskatchewan today in a close 29-22 game. Go Nighthawks! (We are the navy blue coloured team in the photo).


Open House January 13

Reminder that New Horizons School is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, January 13, for parents interested in enrolling their children for the 2016-2017 school year. Click here for more information.

Seminars for Parents

The Edmonton Regional Collaborative Service Delivery & Children, Youth and Families, Addiction and Mental Health – Edmonton Zone is offering free sessions that are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with basic information about addiction and mental health challenges that can impact children and youth.

Some upcoming sessions in Edmonton dealing with youth and anxiety may be of interest to some of our parents. To download the flyer, click here.




Welcome Back Reminders

Welcome back everyone! Happy New Year!

Please remember that Wednesday, January 6 is an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 2:14 p.m.

The New Horizons Nighthawks basketball teams begin their first ever basketball season with games today. The girls play OLPH here at New Horizons while the boys visit OLPH.

Go Nighthawks!