The Week Ahead (November 26 – 30)

 

 

We will be continuing our Christmas Bureau collection on Monday.

November 23rd to 28th, our focus will be on adult and older child (ages 10-17). Examples include: toques, mitts, hand lotion, hair brushes, puzzles, novels, drawing supplies, etc…

 

November 29th to December 6th our focus will be on baby/toddler/young children (ages 0-9). Examples include: toys, books, and clothing.

All items must be new, unused and unopened. Every item brought in is worth one point for your child’s house team. We are very excited to get started with this event and as always, your support and generosity are greatly appreciated!

Monday, November 26 (Day 3) 

Tuesday, November 27 (Day 4) 

Wednesday, November 28 (Day 5) 

Thursday, November 29 (Day 1) 

Friday, November 30 (Day 2) 

Enterprise & Innovation Fair

This week on Thursday and Friday at lunch time, Mr. Wilde’s Enterprise & Innovation class will be holding its Enterprise & Innovation Fair.

Students will be selling handmade food, toy and gift products that they have developed as part of the Enterprise & Innovation option, which included elements of product design, costing, market research, and advertising.

A full list of the products that will be available are listed here.

Note that students that wish to purchase from the Fair are encouraged to bring small bills and change.

The Week Ahead (November 19-23)

Welcome Back!

 

 

We will be starting our Christmas Bureau collection on Monday, November 19th. We will be accepting donations (of any sort) from November 19th to December 5th.

November 19th to 22nd our focus will be on non-perishable food.

 

 

Monday, November 19 (Day 3) 

Tuesday, November 20 (Day 4) 

Wednesday, November 21 (Day 5) 

Thursday, November 22 (Day 1) 

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  • Christmas Bureau collection – non-perishable food
  • Enterprise & Innovation (E&I) Fair
    • During the full lunch period, Junior High students will be holding their annual Enterprise & Innovation Fair in the school gym. Students will be selling handmade food, toy and gift products that they have developed as part of the Enterprise & Innovation option, which included elements of product design, costing, market research, and advertising.
    • A full list of the products that will be available will be published on Monday.
    • note that students that wish to purchase from the Fair are encouraged to bring small bills and change.

Friday, November 23 (Day 2) 

Our Deepest Condolences

New Horizons School extends its deepest condolences to the Jacobson Family for the unexpected and tragic loss of their daughter Ayva who passed away on Friday as a result of a pedestrian accident in Edmonton. Ayva was a former student of NHS and currently has a brother attending our school. While at NHS, we were all touched with Ayva’s bright spirit and beautiful voice.

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the Jacobson family during this difficult and painful time.

New Horizons School Remembers

On Friday, November 9, students, staff, and parents attended our Remembrance Day Ceremony. It was our time to remember and honor those who died for us as well as to give thanks for the sacrifices of those who came back from serving. We shall never forget.

Accompanied by Zohan Chan and directed by Ms. Graham, the NHS Senior Choir led the singing of O Canada. Ms. Chantal Charest  was the MC for the ceremony. Thank you to Mr. David MacLean for acting as the Standard-Bearer during the ceremony.

 

Grade 4 students recite Why Wear a Poppy?

 

Grade 3 student Oliver P. reads the poem he wrote for Remembrance Day.

 

Kindergarten and Grade Five students recite Little Poppy and present guest speaker Mr. Larry Harris with a gift.

 

Mr. Larry Harris: Guest Speaker

 

Grade 6 student Priya G. recites the poem In Flanders Fields.

 

Students lay wreaths during a candle ceremony.

 

The laying of wreaths.

 

Students observe a minute of silence.

 

NHS Senior choir end the ceremony with singing.

 

We will never forget.

Transportation Announcement For November 8

Those of you who have your children bused to school should have received a message from Elk Island Transportation informing you that the Sal Transfer Station will once again be closed.

Parents will be responsible for providing transportation for their children once again.

Transportation Announcement for November 7

Those of you who have your children bused to school should have received the following message from Elk Island Transportation:

Due to an incident at the Strathcona County Community Centre the evening of November 6, the bus transfer site at Salisbury Composite High will be closed on Wednesday, November 7. Unfortunately, that means we are unable to run buses that use the transfer site, and parents will need to make alternate arrangements to transport their children to and from school.

We anticipate the transfer point will only be closed Wednesday but will reach out again when we’ve been advised access to the area is permitted.

The Week Ahead (November 5 – 9)

 

 

 

On Friday, November 9 at at 10:50 a.m., NHS will be holding its Remembrance Day Ceremony.

If you have a relative or friend who you would like to be acknowledged in our Wall of Honour, please follow the instructions on the poster to the left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 5 (Day 3) 

Tuesday, November 6 (Day 4) 

Wednesday, November 7 (Day 5) 

Thursday, November 8 (Day 1) 

Friday, November 9 (Day 2) 

 

 

Remembrance Day Ceremony at 10:50 a.m.

Parents are welcome to attend.

 

 

 

 

FALL Break: November 12-15

Classes resume on Monday, November 19.

New Horizons Happenings (October 29 – November 2)

New Horizons’ Founder Receives Award – Coleen Taylor Honoured by Charter Schools Association

Congratulations to Coleen Taylor, the founding parent of New Horizons School, who received the Halvar Jonson Award at the Annual General Meeting of the Association of Alberta Public Charter Schools, held on Friday, October 26.

Shown here with her husband, Ross, Coleen was recognized for her pioneering work in establishing New Horizons, which was Alberta’s first charter school, in 1995, and in establishing the Association of Alberta Public Charter Schools in 1996.

 

 

Read a congratulatory summary of Coleen Taylor’s pioneering work here.

Read Coleen Taylor’s speech in response to receiving the Halvar Jonson Award here.

 

Grade 3M Gets STEM Experience

Ms. Mackinnon’s grade 3 class was given the opportunity to test out a new field trip with Teacher’s Pet that hasn’t yet been released!

They designed, built and tested marble runs using wooden planks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspiring Teacher Recognized

Imperial Oil sponsored an “Inspiring Teacher” contest for World Teacher Day  in October.  Out of 300 nominations for teachers from Sherwood Park & Edmonton, Ms. Graham had the most nominations for her inspiring work with her music program here at NHS.

On Monday, October 29, Imperial Oil representatives Luc Van Vooren, Keri Scobie, and Karen Reiter-Stecyk attended our assembly and presented Ms. Graham with a prize along with  a $5,000.00 cheque for the school. The funds will be used to support the school’s music program.

 

Luc Van Vooren of Imperial Oil presents Ms. Graham for a $5,000.00 cheque for our school.
Annie McKitrick ,MLA for Sherwood Park and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also present at the assembly was Annie McKitrick, MLA for Sherwood Park and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Education. She extended congratulatory remarks to Ms. Graham and to all teacher who inspire youth.

As a part of the assembly, Ms. Graham arranged a surprise flash mob that involved all the students at the assembly. The flash mob was led by students Claire G., Isabelle R., Meadow H.,  Eva D. and Lauren A.

Student-led flash mod erupts at our October 29th assembly.
Flash mob!

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween at NHS

On Halloween Day, students and staff dressed in a variety of costumes ranging from spooky, to funny, to charming. The day began with a costume parade that ended  in the gym where we could all see the array of costumes.

In the afternoon, Mr. Loehr and his Leadership class students held a carnival for the elementary students. A big thank you is extended to Mr. Loehr and his Leadership students!