FANHS Annual General Meeting: June 20

Are you curious about the Fundraising Association of New Horizons School?  FANHS is having its Annual General Meeting and they’re going to talk about the following items:

1. Who and what is the Fundraising Association?
2. How does this impact the students and staff at  NHS?
3. How you can contribute?

The next meeting is at NHS on June 20 @ 6:00pm.

Come out and find out more!

The following is a link to the agenda:


Buy 1 Get 1 Book Fair: Volunteers Needed (June 4 – June 6)

The last Book Fair of the year is here next week. It’s the popular “Buy 1 Get 1 Book Fair” for the full three days.

This event is organized and run solely by parent volunteers.  Please sign up here if you are available for a 2 hour Book Fair cashier shift.

Please check the volunteer opportunities link on the school website regularly to watch for new postings and chances for you to get involved and support our school and students.

Thank you

This Week At NHS (May 27 – May 31)

Monday, May 27 (Day 2) 

  • Lunch Activities
    • Recess Games: Students in grades 1-2 look for Edita in the orange vest. She will lead the game today!
    • Quick junior choir practice at lunch.

Tuesday, May 28 (Day 3) 

  • Lunch Activities
    • Quick senior choir practice at lunch.

Wednesday, May 29 (Day 4) 

  • Mayor’s Walk: Grade 4 students are participating in the annual Mayor’s Walk/Run as a healthy initiative and to gain team spirit.

Friday, May 31 (Day 1) 

  • Lunch Recess Games
    •  Students in grades 2-4 look for James in the orange vest. He will lead your game today!


This Week at NHS (May 21 -24)


Tuesday, May 21 (Day 3) 

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

Wednesday, May 22 (Day 4) 

  • Board Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 23 (Day 5) 

  • Lunch Recess Games For Students in Grades 2-3.
    • Look for Dexter in the orange vest. He will lead the game today!

Something to Celebrate!

Music Success at the Sherwood Park Music Festival 2019

For the first time in New Horizons School’s 24-year history, we entered the Sherwood Park Music Festival at the end of April and experienced a successful event. Below are the results.

The Treblemakers won Gold for their performance of ‘Peaceful River’ and Silver for their performance of ‘Trolls’!

The Trebadours won Silver for both ‘Obwisana’ and ‘Spirits’.

The NHS Chamber Choir took home Silver for their performance of ‘Thousand Years’.

As well, the choirs were invited to perform at the Gala and Awards Ceremony at Festival Place on April 29.




Additionally, the NHS Strummerz (ukuleles) took home Gold for ‘Heart and Soul’ and Platinum for ‘Thousand Years,’ and the Drama team also took home Gold and Platinum for their performances!!

Congratulations to Ms. Graham and all the performers!

Building the Music Program

By successfully accessing grants, Ms. Graham has been able to increase our music equipment inventory which has helped to expand our Orf Instrument set, and to bring in new types of instruments into our program. 


The largest grant we received was from MusicCounts.

This school year, MusiCounts donated $1,000,000.00 worth of musical instruments and equipment to 96 schools across Canada via the MusiCountsBand Aid Program, and New Horizons School was one of those schools. We received $14,000 worth of musical equipment with this grant. A full list of all the recipient schools are listed here.

The MusicCount Grant allowed Ms. Graham to purchase a variety of instruments. These are some of the instruments:

  • upgrade our current inventory of Orff instruments to include variety and have enough for an entire class set
  • boomwhackers
  • bongo drums
  • granite blocks
  • steel drum
  • bar and wind chimes
  • conga drum set
  • metallophone


Thank you to the parents and staff who supported Ms. Graham’s grant application.

A special thanks goes to Music Canada and sponsors for their generosity and support for music across Canada and in our school.




This Week at NHS (May 13-18)

This is a short wee. Students will have a 4-day weekend as Friday, May 17, is a Professional Development Day and Monday, May 20, is the Victoria Day holiday.

Monday, May 13 (Day 4) 

  • No special events scheduled for today.

Tuesday, May 14 (Day 5) 

  • No special events scheduled for today.

Wednesday, May 15 (Day 1) 

  • Playground Committee Meeting @ 6:00 p.m. NOTE: This meeting was previously incorrectly advertised as a 7:00 p.m. meeting.

Thursday, May 16 (Day 2) 

  • FANHS Meeting @ 3:30

Friday, May 17

  • Professional Development Day: School Not In Session

Monday, May 20

  • Victoria Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 21

  • Classes Resume