The Last Two Weeks Ahead (June 19 – June 30)

Provincial Achievement Tests (PAT) for students in Grades 6 and 9 will be occurring in the last two weeks of school. Grade 7 and 8 final exams will also be occurring.

Monday,  June 19

  •  Grade 6 PAT:  Language Arts (Part B)


  • So You Think You’re Canadian, Eh?: Students from grades 4-6 and 7-9 are invited to create house teams to participate in a Canadian trivia challenge. Students can create multi-grade teams of four, as long as all members are from the same house (Earth, Air, Fire, Water). Students have from today to Wednesday to submit team names. The teams will undergo a preliminary round on Thursday to determine which teams will play off next week.

Tuesday, June 20

  • Grade 6 PAT:  Math (Part A and Part B)

Wednesday, June 21

  • Aboriginal Day: Over the last two weeks, the Junior High students have been receiving training on aboriginal games. On Wednesday morning, the Junior High Students will be teaching the games to the elementary students.
  • Junior High Sports Day: Junior High students will be participating in a variety of sport events in the afternoon.


  • Modernization – End of Phase 3 Move:  We will begin getting access to the renovated room (west side junior high classrooms, Kindergarten Room, and new foods lab/classroom).


Thursday,  June 22

  • Grade 6 PAT:  Social Studies
  • So You Think You’re Canadian, Eh? :  During lunch recess, teams will enter a preliminary round. Each team will receive a list of Canadian Trivia questions. The teams with the most number of correct responses will qualify for the final next week.

Thursday,  June 22

  • Grade 6 PAT:  Social Studies

Friday,  June 23

  • Grade 6 PAT:  Science
  • Grade 7 & 8 Final Exam: Science

  • Kindergarten Graduation:



Monday,  June 26

  • Grade 9 PAT: Social Studies
  • Grade 7 & 8 Final Exam: Social Studies
  • Division 1 (Grades 1-3) Sports Day:  The event will be in the afternoon.
  • School Council Annual General Meeting: 7:00 p.m. in the NHS Learning Commons. Click here for more.

Tuesday, June 27

  • Grade 9 PAT:  Language Arts (Part B)
  • Grade 7 & 8 Final Exam: Language Arts


  • So You Think You’re Canadian, Eh?: House teams play against each other in a trivia challenge. The event begins at 11:15 a.m.


  • Division 2 (Grades 4-6) Sports Day:  The event will be in the afternoon.


Wednesday, June 28

  • Grade 9 PAT: Math
  • Grade 7 & 8 Final Exam: Math
  • Junior High Sports Day: Junior High students will be participating in a variety of sport events in the afternoon.
  • FANHS Annual General Meeting: 6:30 p.m. in the NHS Learning Commons. Click here for more.

Thursday,  June 29

  • Grade 9 PAT:  Science
  • Last Day of School For Students:
  • Grade 4-9 Awards Ceremony & Grade 9 Farewell:
    • The awards ceremony begins at 1:00 p.m.
    • The ceremony will include a farewell ceremony to our grade 9 students.

Friday,  June 30

  • Administration Day:  No school for students.



  • August 21 to 25:  Office Re-Opens
  • August 28-29: NHS Staff PD
  • August 30: First Day of School For Students

Piano Donated to NHS

A huge thank you is extended to Mrs. Vitalia Karbonik for her generosity and thoughtfulness in donating a piano to our school.

We are currently keeping the piano in our new primary wing student gathering area. Students are encouraged to play the piano before and after school, and during recesses. It has been simply wonderful hearing music ring through the halls at those times.

Mrs. Karbonik’s donation comes at a time when we are expanding our music program. Thank you, Mrs. Karbonik, for helping our students share their musical talents while at school, and for supporting the growth of music in New Horizons School.

The Week Ahead (June 12-16)

Many students in our school have leadership as one of their IPP goals. This week, several of those leadership activities are continuing.

Monday,  June 12

  •  Dodge Ball:  NHS student Evan S.  began his IPP leadership project last week. It includes organizing and managing a dodge ball tournament for grade 4-6 students. This week his tournament continues during lunch recess today.


  • Tools For Schools: Students Hailey K. and Kashley M. have organized a drive to collect school supplies for students in need. Tools for Schools, a United Way campaign, supports students across Canada. The campaign is asking for new items that can be put into student back-packs. The drive ends on Friday this week. House points will be awarded for donations.

Tuesday, June 13

  • Dance-A-Thon: Last week we published a story about two students, Lauren A. and Meadow H., and their IPP leadership goal. Their goal was to choreograph dances to teach other students, and then using the dance theme to raise funds for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. The second part of their goal was to organize a Dance-A-Thon. Last week, students were invited to donate to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and by doing so are able to participate in the event.
  • On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Dance-A-Thon will occur during lunch recesses.

Wednesday, June 14

  • Dance-A-Thon: A representative from the Stollery Children’s Hospital will be at NHS just before lunch to receive the funds raised through the Dance-A-Thon


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

Friday,  June 16

  • Math Fair: Students from grades 4-6 have been working on their math fair projects and will be hosting a math fair. Our math fairs follow the SNAP math fair principles: A SNAP math fair is Student-centered, Non-competitive, All-inclusive, and Problem-based.
  • Math fairs provide a meaningful problem-solving experience for all students –  for the creators of the projects and the participants.
  • The Math Fair will be held from 2-3 p.m. Parents are welcome to join.


  • Tools For Schools: Last day for this campaign.

Legacy Project Completed

Our Mosaic is complete! A big thank-you to our Artist-in-Residence, Debra Bryan; to all of the parents and modernization crew that volunteered their time to work with the kids on the project; and to all of our fabulous students that did a beautiful job creating our incredible work of art! We are very excited to frame it and have it hanging in our school for a long time to come!

The Week Ahead (June 5-9)

Monday,  June 5

  • Legacy Project: Artist-in-residence Debra Bryan will begin our school legacy project this week. The legacy project is an art project that will commemorate our school’s modernization. It will be a tile mosaic that, when finished, will be mounted to the north wall of the learning commons.
  • As a part of our commemoration, all students, staff, and representatives from Fillmore, the various sub-trades and Alberta Infrastructure will participate in the project.
  • The legacy project will begin today and continue to Thursday.
  • If you are interested and available to assist,  please sign-up here.

Tuesday, June 6

  • Book Fair Begins: This is the last book fair of the year – buy one book and get a book of equal value for FREE!!! This is a special thank you to the parents for supporting the book fairs and helping to fundraise all year.  FANHS, who is sponsoring the event, is in need of volunteers to run this book fair. The shifts are just 2 hours long and fun to do. You will be paired with another volunteer, so there’s no pressure if this is your first time. Please click here to volunteer

Wednesday, June 7

  • Early Dismissal: Classes dismissed at 2:14 p.m.
  • Book Fair

Thursday,  June 8

  • Book Fair (ends at lunch).
  • Legacy Project ends.
  • School Council Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday,  June 9

  • Have a great weekend!

Another Student Leadership Project

Developing leadership skills and engaging in a leadership activity is a goal that often appears in our students’ IPPs.

Two students, Lauren A and Meadow H. chose to organize a fundraiser for the Stollery Children’s Hospital as their leadership goal. They decided on a dance-a-thon.

In order to achieve their leadership goals, Lauren A. and Meadow H. choreographed their own dances and taught them to peers and younger students who were interested.  Since March, the two have been spending many lunch-hour recesses teaching and practicing their routines.

Today, the dance troupe had an opportunity for their first public performance to bring awareness to their upcoming fundraiser. The fundraiser itself will be a dance-a-thon with a $5.00 admission (details to be shared soon!).

Congratulations to Lauren and Meadow and the other dancers for their dedication over the last three months.  Today that dedication paid off with a high-energy, well danced, and very well received performance!