This Week At NHS (November 20-24)

WELCOME BACK!

Monday, November 20

Our support for the Strathcona Christmas Bureau campaign continues this week (November 20 – December 1.)

We have a theme each week, but any donations are gratefully accepted at any time throughout the month of November. Students will earn 1 house point per item donated.

  • Nov. 20-24: Collecting unwrapped new toys/items for ages 10-17 years old. Ideas include: art sets like pencil crayons, sketch pads, paint sets movie tickets gift cards books cosmetics/lotions, etc. science kits
  • Nov. 27- Dec. 1: Collecting unwrapped toys/gifts for babies to children aged 9 years old.

 

Wednesday,  November 22

  • Board of Directors Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday,  November 23

  • NHS is having another Inspire and Create Event
    •  Students will be working in house teams to design and manufacture Pom-Pom

 

The Sherwood Park Skating Club would like to invite you to register for the Winter 2018 PreCanskate and Canskate sessions which are now open online at www.sherwoodparkskatingclub.ca. Sessions will commence the week of January 9 and run until March 13, 2018.

CanSkate is Skate Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program, designed for beginners of all ages. When you sign up for CanSkate you will be in a program that focuses on fun, participation and basic skill development. You will earn badges and other incentives as you learn fundamental skating skills. Lessons are given in a group format and led by an NCCP certified professional coach. The coach to student ratio is a maximum of 1:10. Skaters progress at their own rate and coaches make sessions active using teaching aids, music and a wide variety of activities that create a fun environment and promote learning.

The Sherwood Park Skating Club has many sessions days and times available and are excited to offer Tuesday and Thursday daytime classes along with our usual after school sessions.

NHS Remembers

On Thursday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m., students, staff and parents took time to remember those who have fallen during our Remembrance Day Ceremony that was organized by Mrs. Asquini with assistance from many teachers.

Thank you to Mrs. Asquini, Capt. Niedzielski (Guest Speaker),  Mr. David Maclean (Honor Guard), Ms. Kwantes (Choral Director), and Zohan Chan (Accompanist) for your contributions to the Ceremony.

 

 

The ceremony began with the the choir leading the singing of O Canada in both English and French.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a presentation from Capt. Niedzielski, poems were read by NHS students.

Alexander read “In Flanders Fields.”

 

 

 

 

 

Alicia read “Poppies,” a poem that she wrote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roshan read “Why Wear a Poppy?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While the choir sang Highway of Heroes, Grade 9 students escorted student representatives from K-9 by candlelight to lay a wreath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminders from the Fundraising Association of New Horizons School

Hot Lunch

An email was recently sent to all parents regarding Cycle 2 of the hot lunch program. The deadline for ordering is Wednesday, November 22. To order, please visit the Hot Lunch Page and follow the instructions for first-time participant and previously registered participants.

 

 

Purdys Chocolates

FANHS is holding a Purdys Chocolate fundraiser.  The deadline for ordering is Wednesday, November 23 for an estimated December 11 delivery date. Please check your emails for more details.

Download order form.

 

 

A Busy Place Indeed

The last week was a busy place at NHS!

Halloween Fun

On October 27, NHS School Council sponsored a family Halloween Dance. It was great to see so many unique costumes!

The family dance was an enjoyable way to visit with other parents, and give the students a fun night of groovin’ to the tunes!

Thank you to Kim Johnson and School Council for organizing this school community -building event.

Thank you also to FANHS and Mrs. Dinel’s Junior High Leadership students for organizing operating a concession during the dance.

 

On Halloween day, students and staff got into costume and had an active day. We had our annual costume parade which allowed all the students to see everyone’s costume. There were many unique home-made costumes allowed those students with that creative touch to shine.

The Jr. High Leadership class organized a costume contest and invited the younger grades into the gym for a few Halloween games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enterprise and Innovation Fair

Mr. Wilde’s Enterprise and Innovation students held their fall E&I Fair on November 2 & 3. There were an assortment of interesting “eatables” at the fair ranging from chocolate dipped bananas, to pasta dishes and unique beverages.

Enterprise and Innovation Fair

The Week Ahead (November 5 – November 9)

Monday, November 6

Our support for the Strathcona Christmas Bureau campaign begins this week (November 6 – December 1.)

We have a theme each week, but any donations are gratefully accepted at any time throughout the month of November. Students will earn 1 house point per item donated.

  • Nov. 6-9: Collecting non-perishable food items or grocery cards.
  • Nov. 20-24: Collecting unwrapped new toys/items for ages 10-17 years old. Ideas include: art sets like pencil crayons, sketch pads, paint sets movie tickets gift cards books cosmetics/lotions, etc. science kits
  • Nov. 27- Dec. 1: Collecting unwrapped toys/gifts for babies to children aged 9 years old.

Tuesday,  November 7

  • Picture re-take day beginning at 8:45 a.m.

Thursday,  November 9

Remembrance Day Ceremony (11: a.m.)

Poppies are available at the school for students to wear during our Remembrance Day Ceremony. We ask that students bring a suggested donation of $1.00 on November 9 so that they will have the poppy to wear on the day of the ceremony.

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

 

Friday,  November 10

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