The Week Ahead (October 30 – November 3)


Tuesday,  October 31: Happy Halloween!

  • Halloween costume parade begins approximately 9:00 a.m. Parents are welcome to watch. Prizes will be handed out by the junior high Leadership Class.
  • During the afternoon, students will be participating in activities led by the Leadership class.
  • Wednesday,  November 1
  • Early Dismissal: Classes are dismissed at 2:14. Please adjust travel arrangements.

Thursday,  November 2

  • Enterprise & Innovation Fair: The junior high Enterprise and Innovation (E & I) class will be having its E & I Fair. During lunch recess, students will be able to purchase items created and marketed by students. More details to follow.

Friday,  November 3 

  • E & I Fair continues at lunch recess.


Coming Up Next Week …

  • Fall Break begins Friday, November 10 and continues to Friday, November 17. Classes resume on Monday, November 20.



Parents are welcome to attend our Remembrance Day Ceremony to be held on Thursday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m.



The Week Ahead (October 23-27)





The Scholastic Book Fair is on this week!




Tuesday,  October 24

  • Scholastic Book Fair Begins
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Wednesday,  October 25

  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Bus Evacuation Practice: 3:00 p.m.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Thursday,  October 26

  • Scholastic Book Fair – Last Day (Ends at Noon)
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Friday,  October 27

  • Professional Development Day (School not in session for students).
    • Staff will be attending the Charter Schools Conference at Aurora Charter School.




Halloween Dance!

School Council is hosting a Halloween dance on October, 27th from 6:30-8:30 in the New Horizons School Gym for the whole family.
There will be a concession (cash only) with some yummy treats.
We encourage you all to dress up in the Halloween spirit.

For more School Council news, follow them on Facebook. “New Horizons School Council”

Modernization Update

We have now moved into the final stages of our school modernization project. Following is a
list of the remaining components of the project that are still underway:

  • Landscaping of the grounds, particularly where the grounds were disturbed during the work of the project and in the location of the former east wing of portable classrooms.
  • Installation of exterior cladding, flashing, and signage.Completion of the foyer.
  • Installation of exterior lighting.
  • Completion of interior electrical work.
  • Completion of the building management system.
  • Addressing deficiencies.




Foods Lab



We are excited about the wonderful improvements, and look forward to the project’s completion.

Grade 3 Geologists!

Mrs. Panas and Ms. MacKinnon’s  grade three classes have taken on the role of junior geologists over the past month as they learned about rocks and minerals!

To help them explore their learning further, Teacher’s Pet came to our classrooms on Thursday, October 12.

Students participated in a variety of different activities that included performing hardness tests using nails, pennies and a file, sifting through dirt to learn about the different soil layers and even making their own toothpaste!

It was a great afternoon of fun enjoyed by the students, parent helpers and teachers!


The Week Ahead: October 16-20



Old Shoes? Bring’em In This Week!

In partnership with Strathcona County and other schools, NHS will be collecting shoes for the Soles4Souls program.

We will be collecting shoes until Friday, October 20. For each pair of shoes a student brings in, they will receive a ballot for a prize draw at the end of the week. Pairs of shoes should be bound together to make counting easier.

Thanks for your participation!

Monday,  October 16

  • Jr. High Boys and Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30-4:30)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Nighthawks Volleyball 

  • Girls: Nighthawks vs. OLA Crusaders at OLA (Ft. Saskatchewan)
  • Boys: Nighthawks vs. OLA Crusader at NHS


  • School Council Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. : Agenda

Wednesday,  October 18

  • Reach for the Top
    • If you are in grade 6-9 and enjoy facts & trivia, please meet in the Learning Commons during lunch recess.
  • Grade 5/6 Volleyball Practice (3:30 p.m.)
  • Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.) in the Learning Commons


Thursday, October 19

  • Nighthawks Volleyball 

  • Girls: Nighthawks vs. OLPH Tigers at NHS
  • Boys: Nighthawks vs. OLPH Tigers at OLPH


Upcoming Events

Parent Teacher Conferences: October 24-25

Scholastic Book Fair: October 24-25


Alberta Science Network Visits Grade 6 Class

Mrs. Wik and her Grade 6 Science students had a special guest visit on Thursday, October 5,  thanks to the Alberta Science Network – ASN.
Mr. Dale Bawol (an air traffic controller, pilot, and air cadet glider instructor) talked with the students about aerodynamics and the theory of flight. Students also made paper airplanes with a template or made their own airplane designs, where they tested them to see how far the planes flew!
There were also many questions for Mr. Bawol when he showed the students a recording of a real air traffic controller screen. The students were fascinated to see what takes place in the air!
The Alberta Science Network tweeted this after Mr. Bawol’s visit.
A great Science morning!

Read In Week: Thank You to Our Guest Readers

Thank you Mrs. Fehr for organizing this year’s Read In Week. A special “thank you” is extended to all of our Read-In Week guests for taking time out of their day to help reinforce the value of reading with our students during Read-In Week.

Our special guests were the following:

Mr. Don Falk: Superintendent

The Sherwood Park Crusaders

Marc Mackenzie: University of Alberta

Ben Oosterveld: Realtor and Motivational Speaker

Education Students from Kings University

Princess Belle and Ariel and Supergirl from the Stollery Children’s Hospital

Ed Makarus- Edmonton Firefighter

Dan Wilson- Corrections Officer



The Week Ahead: October 9-13

Monday,  October 9



Happy  Thanksgiving!





Tuesday, October 10

  • Nighthawks Volleyball 

  • Girls: Nighthawks vs. Holy Redeemer Raiders at Holy Redeemer (Ardrossan)
  • Boys: Nighthawks vs. Holy Redeemer Raiders at NHS


Thursday, October 12

  • Nighthawks Volleyball 

  • Girls: Nighthawks vs. St Theresa Hawks at NHS
  • Boys: Nighthawks vs. St Theresa Hawks at St. Theresa