Upcoming This Week

This week at New Horizons, the following events are scheduled:

Tuesday:

  • Dance with Artist-In-Residence Dani Altiere begins for primary (K-3) grades on continues to Thursday
  • Elementary Choir Practice after school

Wednesday: Early Dismissal

  • students are dismissed AT 2:14 p.m.

Thursday:

  • Grade 5 Independent Studies Fair

Friday: Intake Day for New Students

  • school will not be in session for students

 

 

Nighthawks Finish the Year in the Medals

The New Horizons boys and girls Nighthawks basketball teams ended their seasons on Thursday, February 23 by finishing in the medals on our home court. It is the first time NHS has hosted league final games.

The girls played in the bronze medal game against the Holy Spirit Heat. The girls took an early lead in the game and never looked back as they defeated Holy Spirit 38-18  to capture the bronze medal.

The boys team faced the St. Theresa Hawks in the gold medal game. They held their own against St. Theresa but eventually came up short in a 45-29 loss and captured the silver medal.

This is only the second year that NHS has had sports teams, and for each team to capture a medal is something to celebrate!

To the players, congratulations on your achievements. You have worked hard all year, and you have earned the medals that you received. You have made us all proud.

Thank you to the Ms. Wygiera and Mr. Craig who coached the girls and to Mr. Craig who coached the boys team. Your dedication, time and enthusiasm for the sport has helped make sport and the Nighthawks come alive in our school.

Finally, thank you to the Elk Island Catholic School Sports Council for including us in your league. Your welcoming spirit has helped our students experience an important aspect of school life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Carnival Friday, February 24

Students from K to grade 7 will be celebrating winter on Friday afternoon by participating in a Winter Carnival organized by Student Council. Students will be divided into cross-grade groups based on Houses.  Each group will participate in a variety of events- some indoors and some outdoors. Grade 7 students will be the team leaders and the grade 8 and 9 students will be running the activities. Staff will be stationed throughout the events area as well.

The weather will be cooler than it has been, so please ensure that your child has appropriate outdoor wear.

Boys and Girls Nighthawks in Medal Round Basketball Games

Correction: This post previously indicated that both boys and girls teams were in the gold medal games. Please note the correction that the girls will be playing for bronze today after school while the boys will be playing for gold.

Congratulations to the NHS boys basketball team for winning yesterday’s semi-final match -up with the St. Luke Mustangs. By defeating the Mustangs 40-23, the NHS Nighthawks will play in the EICS “B” League gold medal game against the St. Theresa Hawks B team.

The boys will play after the Nighthawks girls play their gold medal game. The girls are scheduled to begin their bronze medal game against Holy Spirit at 4:00 p.m., and the boys will begin their game at around 5:30 p.m.

Both games will be played at New Horizons School.

Go Nighthawks!

 

This Week At NHS

This week at New Horizons, the following events are scheduled:

 

Tuesday After School: Elementary Choir Practice

 

Tuesday After School: Boys Nighthawk Basketball Semifinals (St. Luke vs NHS)

If the boys win this game, they will be playing in the gold medal game Thursday after school.

Go Nighthawks!

 

 

Wednesday: Pink Shirt Day

Students are invited to wear a pink shirt tomorrow for Pink Shirt Day. Students who ordered pink shirts in advance from the school will receive them by then end of the day on today.

The t-shirt design was the product of an Inspire and Create activity. Georgia H., Lauren A., Daniel G. and Amelia G. representing team Earth had the winning design.

The school will kick of Pink Shirt Day with an assembly at 9:00 a.m. Students will participate other anti-bullying and awareness activities.

 

 

 

Thursday:   Nighthawk Basketball  

The girls basketball team will be playing against Holy Spirit in the gold medal game here at NHS at 4:00 p.m.

After the girls game, at approximately 5:30 p.m. the boys gold medal game will be played. St Theresa will be playing the winner of the NHS and St. Luke semifinal game.

Go Nighthawks!

Thursday Evening

FANHS is having a Special General Meeting (SGM) on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:30pm at New Horizons School in the Learning Commons.

If you require babysitting for the meeting, please email fanhs.president@gmail.com so arrangements can be made to have a babysitter available for the meeting.

Friday: Winter Carnival 

Students from K to grade 7 will be celebrating winter on Friday afternoon by participating in a Winter Carnival organized by Student Council. Students will be divided into cross-grade groups based on Houses.  Each group will participate in a variety of events. Grade 7 students will be the team leaders and the grade 8 and 9 will be running the activities. Staff will be stationed at each event as well.

The weather will be cooler than it has been, so please ensure that your child has appropriate outdoor wear.

100th Day of School

HAPPY 100th DAY OF SCHOOL!

Yesterday was the 100th day of school.  In celebration, grade one students and others who were interested were invited to imagine they were 100 years old and come to school in costume. Click to  see photo.

 

REMINDER: No Bus Service Tomorrow

Please remember that there will be no bus service tomorrow, February 16. but school will still be in session. Please make appropriate travel arrangements for your child.

Stakeholder Forum 2017: Engaging the School Community

Stakeholder Forum 2017:  Engaging the School Community

A cross-section of the New Horizons School community gathered on February 1 for our second annual Stakeholder Forum. Students, parents, Board members, staff and administration, as well as special guests MLA Annie McKitrick and Strathcona County Counsellor Vic Bidzinski, engaged in an evening of creative thinking and stimulating discussion, looking back at the successes of our school and looking forward to new growth and improvement opportunities.

Facilitated by Alberta Community Development, the session began with a review of the successes achieved in the past and challenges currently facing our school. Following that, meeting participants collaborated in developing the components of an “elevator speech” that anyone could use to provide a quick summary of what our school is all about. The final portion of the evening invited attendees to generate suggestions in response to three questions: 1. What new initiatives could we add to our school?  2. What existing components of our school could we change? 3. What existing things could we take away? These suggestions were then categorized and prioritized, so as the create a manageable list of possible priorities for our school.

At its upcoming planning retreat, the New Horizons Board of Directors will give consideration to the ideas and suggestions gathered at the Stakeholder Forum, as well as to information from other sources (e.g. student achievement data, satisfaction survey results) with a view toward developing the school’s next Education Plan. A draft Plan will be presented to the Board in the spring and will be debated in a public Board meeting at that time.

The Board extends its sincere thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Stakeholder Forum.

This Week at NHS

This week at New Horizons, the following are scheduled:

Monday After School: Reach for the Top practice

Tuesday: Valentine’s Day: Check with your child’s teacher for Valentines’s events.

Tuesday After School: Elementary Choir Practice

Tuesday to Thursday: The Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday: Last Day for Hot Lunch Orders

Wednesday: Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the NHS Learning Commons

Thursday: School Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the NHS Learning Commons

Friday: REMINDER: Buses will not be running this day, but school will still be in session. Please make alternate travel arrangements.