This Week at NHS (September 16 – September 20)

Monday, September 16

  • Picture Day.
    • Put on your smiles! Today is Picture Day!

Tuesday, September 17

  •  Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30 – 5:00 p.m.)
    • Unfortunately, we do not have enough boys to field a Boys volleyball team this year.
    • Girls practices and games will continue on Tuesdays. Information and consent forms will be sent home on Tuesday.
  • Hot Lunch Orders Due(8:00 p.m.)
    • Don’t forget to take a look at the new menu options that were sent home last week. Hot Lunch is now offering more vegetarian, gluten free and Halal options. Support our school and take a break from making lunch!

Wednesday,  September 18

  • Linking Generations
    • Linking Generations is a program aimed at building relationships between seniors and youth in our community. Some local schools are involved in this program.
    • Feedback from last year’s Stakeholder Forum included increased service learning and community engagement opportunities. This is one strategy that we are initiating to help meet that goal.
    • A guest speaker from Linking Generations will be here  in the morning to introduce junior high students to the program.
  • School Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
    • Parents are invited to attend the first Board of Directors meeting of the year at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 19

  • Girls Nighthawks Volleyball After School
  •   CORRECTION: A FANHS meeting was erroneously posted for this day. The FANHS meeting is Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 20

  • It’s Friday!

Have a great weekend!

The Week Ahead at NHS (September 9-13)

Welcome to the first full week on the 2019-2020 school year!

This week’s highlight is our Meet the Teacher Night on Wednesday, followed by a School Council MeetingJr. High Volleyball begins this week for students interested in playing for the Nighthawks.

As well, we will be having our Terry Fox Run on Friday. Our hope is that by Friday, each staff member and student will donate A Toonie for Terry to meet our goal of raising over $400.00. Students can begin bringing in their toonies to the office beginning Monday.

Monday, September 9

  • Junior High Volleyball Meeting @ 12:00 p.m.
    • Students wishing to play for the Nightwawks in the Elk Island Catholic Schools League are asked to meet in the Learning Commons.
    • If there is enough interest, we will hold our first practice Tuesday and Thursday after school.
    • Entry fee for each team is $500.00 to be divided up amongst the players.

Tuesday, September 10

  • Jr. High Boys and Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30 – 5:00 p.m.)
    • Make sure to wear gym clothes and gym footwear.

Wednesday,  September 11

  • Meet the Teacher Night (6:00 – 7:00 p.m.)
    • This is a non-structured (come and go) opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, and learn more about the classroom and the program.
    • If you wish to discuss your child in particular, please arrange an alternate time to meet with your child’s teacher.
  • Fundraising Association of New Horizons School (FANHS)
    • FANHS will have a table set up at the school during meet the teacher night so that parents can learn more about this active and important parent group whose main function is to raise funds for School Council sponsored projects such as playground expansion, classroom support, and community building.
    • FANHS is an entity governed by the Societies Act, and the work it does relies on volunteers. Learn the many things FANHS does and ways in which you can help out on a regular basis or intermittently when your schedule allows.
  • School Council Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
    • Parents are invited to the first School Council meeting of the year. All parents are considered School Council members, so everyone is invited to meet in the Learning Commons after Meet the Teacher Night.
    • School Council is composed of parents, teachers, principals, and other interested staff.  School Council supports and enhances student learning. Members can provide advice to and consult with the principal, and advise the school board on education matters.
    • Come join us, meet the executive, and find out what School Council has to offer.
    • Agenda

Thursday, September 12

  • Jr. High Boys and Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30 – 5:00 p.m.)

Friday, September 13

  • Terry Fox Run (10:15 a.m.)
    • Don’t forget your Toonie for Terry!
    • Students will also be given a”I’m running for…” stickers for students wanting to dedicate their run to someone.
    • Link to the Terry Fox Foundation


Have a great weekend!

Welcome Back Everyone!



The first day of school is always exciting, and today was no exception. It was a busy, but smooth day as we reacquainted ourselves with old friends, and in may cases, new friends. Even the school buses arrived earlier than they typically do on the first day!

Thank you, drivers, for your patience this morning. Over the next few days, we expect the congestion to lessen. If you haven’t already, please review and become familiar with our Traffic and Parking Management Plan so that you are aware of before and after school traffic flow patterns.

Thank You Shell Employees






A HUGE thank you is extended to Shell Canada’s Fuelling Kindness initiative. Shell employees were at NHS well before the students arrived this morning, beautifying the sidewalks with chalk designs and thoughtful phrases to welcome our students to their first day of school.


Thank you, Shell employees, for taking time out of your day to spread kindness!